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Mark O'neill08/14/12
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Enterprise APIs and Public APIs

Over at APIEvangelist.com, Kin Lane has a great list of "Successful APIs to look at when planning your API". These include Ebay and Flickr. It's a great list, showing how APIs can be very different from each other.

Ravi Kalakota08/14/12
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Bloomberg on Business Analytics

Interested in slicing, dicing, measuring, and analyzing data for customer and business insights?

Greg Duncan08/14/12
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Free Big Data EBook: 'Mining of Massive Datasets'

If you're really big into big data, or want to be, this eBook looks to be just for you.

Eric Genesky08/14/12
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Front-End Optimization: Decisions and Implications (Part 1)

Including a cheat sheet for FEO resources, as well as comparisons of offline vs. inline analysis, and central vs. local analysis.

Paul Underwood08/14/12
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WordPress Web Hosting Performance

If you follow Paulund on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ then you would probably know that recently I’ve been researching about new web hosting companies.

Larry White08/14/12
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Measuring Productivity Through Code-Mining

I believe you can measure hacker productivity by looking at the code they write, so I developed a measure of productivity and measured it with some of my friends.

Max De Marzi08/14/12
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Neo4j Internals

It is interesting to see how node, relationship and property records are stored differently on disk and in the cache.

John Ferguson Smart08/14/12
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Automated Acceptance Testing — JBehave & Thucydides Work in Unison

Want to take your BDD/ATDD practices further? Try Thucydides! Thucydides is an open source library designed to make it easier to define, implement and report automated acceptance criteria. Until now, Thucydides tests have been implemented using JUnit or easyb. However...

Stoimen Popov08/14/12
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Algorithm of the Week: Detecting and Breaking a Loop in a Linked List

Linked lists are one very common and handy data structure that can be used in many cases of practical programming. In this post we’ll assume that we’re talking about singly linked list. This means that each item is pointed by it’s previous item and it points to it’s next item. In this scenario the first item of the list, its head, doesn’t have an ancestor and the last item doesn’t have a successor.

Rodrigo De Castro08/14/12
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The Pros and Cons of Working at Big Software Companies

In this post I reflect on the conflicts and then my current stand on big companies.

Eric Genesky08/14/12
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Mapping How Programming Languages Influenced Each Other

The data for this measurement was compiled from Wikipedia/DBpedia.

Mark O'neill08/14/12
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Regarding Steve Wozniak's Cloud Criticism

It's hard to get a lot across in a short quote, but I do believe that the broker pattern allows for businesses to reduce lock-in to any single cloud vendor . . .

Stephen Chin08/14/12
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Kids Making the Future of Java

I had the opportunity to participate in the Make the Future of Java Workshop last week, which was a lot of fun. Kids ages 13 and up got a chance to learn how to program using Alice and Greenfoot technologies.

Roger Hughes08/14/12
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Using Spring Profiles in XML Config

I'm going to cover one of the coolest of the new features in Spring 3.1: Spring profiles. But, before talking about how you implement Spring profiles, I thought that it would be a good idea to explore the problem that they’re solving, which is need to create different Spring configurations for different environments.

Peter Lawrey08/14/12
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Uses for Special Characters in Java Code

Ever wondered how you can write code like this in Java? if( ⁀ ‿ ⁀ == ⁀ ⁔ ⁀ || ¢ + ¢== ₡)