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Mahdi Yusuf04/13/12
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To Script or Not to Script, That is the Question

Mahdi Yusuf offers a few observations about this age-old question.

Chris Smith04/13/12
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Axosoft Office Nerf Battle Video

Some companies just know how to have fun, and based on this video from Axosoft, they have the market cornered on office fun.

Robert Muir04/13/12
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Apache Lucene and Solr 3.6 Release! New Language Analysis, Joins, and Finite-State APIs

Today Apache Lucene and Solr PMC announced another version of Apache Lucene library and Apache Solr search server numbred 3.6. When comparing to the 3.5 there were some major changes introduced about which you can read in the rest of the post.

René Pickhardt04/13/12
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Linguistic Data Mining (text analysis) Methods

Methods from Linguistics are very important for text retrieval and data mining. That is why, in my opinion, Linguistics is also a very important part of web science. I am always concerned that most people doing web science actually are computer scientists and that much of the potential in web science is being lost by not paying attention to all the disciplines that could contribute to web science!

James Sugrue04/13/12
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Java Based Startups - We Want To Hear From You

Right now everyone is infatuated with the startup culture that surrounds our industry. Whether it's Draw Something being bought out for $200 million, or Facebook buying Instagram for $1 billion, there's always something new going on. What we don't see so much is the technology behind the startup. That's where this interview series comes in.

Tony Siciliani04/13/12
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Playing Sounds in Android

SoundPool, MediaPlayer...Whether we want to add sound effects to a game we are developing, or play music from our application, Android gives us a way to do so. But things are not as simple as they seem.

Tim O'brien04/12/12
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How Do Most People Find New Dependencies… Google.

Googling for new dependencies is a gamble. We need some reliable, authoritative source of real data that will help drive these decisions.

Mark Needham04/12/12
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In a New Team, Observe First

One of the most common instincts of a developer when starting on a new team is to look at the way the application has been designed and find ways that it can be done differently.

Tomasz Nurkiewicz04/12/12
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Quartz Scheduler Misfire Instructions Explained

Sometimes Quartz is not capable of running your job at the time when you desired. There are three reasons for that - all worker threads were busy running other jobs, the scheduler itself was down or the job was scheduled with start time in the past.

Juhani Lehtimaki04/12/12
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TED App Design Delivers

I think that critical reviews of failed design can be very eye opening but design critique can sound sound harsh and negative. But there's one app that delivers almost unmatched quality on both Android phones and on Android tablets. I'm talking about TED!

Eric Genesky04/12/12
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Video: Heroku and Java Webinar (~1 hour)

Some members of the Heroku team demonstrate how to start building a Java web app, as well as coding with Heroku using Maven and Gradle. Let us know if the video was useful.

Paul Hammant04/12/12
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The Shift Towards Client-Side MVC

A change is happening in the enterprise application development industry. It's a change away from logic on the server side, and towards logic on the client side. Specifically, logic in JavaScript in web-applications.

Giorgio Sironi04/12/12
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What's in a name?

Naming is an underrated activity in software engineering. Have you ever seen a metric that would be influenced by good names?

Max De Marzi04/12/12
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How to Use Sigma.js with Neo4j

Max DeMarzi explores the javascript library Sigma.js by creating a graph using GEFX and Gephi, two Sigma.js plugins.

Roger Jennings04/12/12
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Visualize Hive Data Sources in Hadoop on Azure Using Excel 2010 and the Hive ODBC Driver

This demonstration requires creating a flightdata_asv Hive data source table from downloadable tab-delimited text files (linked to in article).