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Bruno Terkaly07/11/12
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Why Platform as a Service Will Rule the World

Automation is taking over the world; now it's only a matter of time before machine learning is used to replace humans throughout the industrialized world.

Jason Whaley07/11/12
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Dependency Convergence in Maven

I was running in to a problem with a Java project that occured only in IntelliJ Idea, but not on the command line, when running specific test classes in Maven. Here is what happened and what I did...

Rob Allen07/10/12
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Getting Started with Natural Load Testing

Recently they have been working on a new product called Natural Load Testing which is intended to make load testing your web application very simple.

Geoffrey Papilion07/10/12
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The Challenge of Small Ops: Part 2 - Monitoring

Its really not that hard; you just need someone to take a breath and plan. The part of monitoring that sucks is the human part, and since your app will not tell people when its up and down, you need a person to think about that for you.

Ted Theodoropoulos07/10/12
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Managing Technical Debt Webinar

Last month I was privileged to present a webinar hosted by the ITMPI on the topic of managing technical debt. The presentation discussed the technical debt metaphor from its inception in 1992 when Ward Cunningham coined it to where it is today.

Jakub Holý07/10/12
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Testing Zabbix Trigger Expressions

When defining a Zabbix (1.8.2) trigger e.g. to inform you that there are errors in a log file, how do you verify that it is correct?

Howard Lewis Ship07/10/12
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You Cannot Correctly Represent Change Without Immutability

The title of this blog post is a quote by Rich Hickey, talking about the Datomic database. Its a beautiful statement, at once illuminating and paradoxical. It drives at the heart of the design of both Clojure and Datomic, and embraces the difference between identity and state.

Francois Lascelles07/10/12
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Mobile-Friendly Federated Identity, OpenID Connect: Part 2

The idea of delegating the authentication of a user to a 3rd party is ancient. At some point however, a clever (or maybe lazy) developer thought to leverage an OAuth handshake to achieve this. In this second part, I suggest the use of specific standards to achieve the same for your identities.

Jos Dirksen07/10/12
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Create Complex Word (.docx) Documents Programatically With docx4j

A couple of months ago I needed to create a dynamic Word document with a number of tables and paragraphs. In the past I've used POI for this, but I've found this hard to use

Maximiliano Firtman07/10/12
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Chrome For iOS and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean HTML5 Development

I’m attending Google I/O in San Francisco this week and Google has released some news on Chrome: an iOS version that it may not be Chrome, the Android version out of beta, now being the default browser on Android 4.1 and some other stuff. Let’s review the news in the mobile web world.

Bozhidar Bozhanov07/10/12
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From 2010: Why I Decided Not to Use Cassandra

At first, in order to save myself from “the sharding hell”, I decided to select a NoSQL solution. I reviewed MongoDB, HBase, Cassandra and a few more, and decided Cassandra would best fit my case. . .

Chris Haddad07/10/12
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How to Deploy Spring Database Apps to CloudFoundry

It can be easy as pie to get Spring apps on CloudFoundry, just as long as you follow the tutorial laid out by SpringSource.

Ben Kepes07/10/12
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Ben Kepes on Cloud, Cost, Coal, and British Economics

Kepes discusses some of the ideas presented by Joe Weinman, the father of cloud economics, who as written a forthcoming book titled "Cloudonomics."

Abhishek Jain07/09/12
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First Hadoop Cluster Challenges

Though there is much online documentation on this even then we faced a few challenges getting with it. In this post I am providing details on the faced problems and solutions:

Howard Lewis Ship07/09/12
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Getting CrashPlan to work on Mac after JDK 1.7 upgrade

After upgrading my Mac to JDK 1.7, I noticed that CrashPlan stopped working.