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Alan Skorkin06/06/12
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How To Be A Real Elite Programmer And Make Sure Everybody Knows It

A classic post from Alan Skorkin. Reminds me of some of the points brought up by in the 501 Developer Manifesto.

James Sugrue06/05/12
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Clojure Expectations Colorized

Colorized output is one of those small things that is easy to de-prioritize, but once it's done you can't figure out why you didn't do it earlier.

Vijay Narayanan06/05/12
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Every Project Is An Opportunity

Succeed with systematic reuse by pursuing opportunities across every project. Every single project. Explore synergies across projects to not only identify new reusable components but also update existing ones. Here are a few common areas that yield reusable components:

Peter Donald06/05/12
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Evolving towards cookbook reusability in Chef

A few months ago, I started to invest heavily in Chef to automate the roll out of our applications and the supporting infrastructure. So far, so good but it has not always been sunshine and puppy dogs. One of the major challenges is attempting to reuse cookbooks found on the community site, on GitHub or even within our own organization.

Mitch Pronschinske06/05/12
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Building Query Auto-Completion Systems with Lucene 4.0

Watch as Sudarshan Gaikaiwari of Yelp discusses several types of suggest systems for query-autocompletion with the upcoming version of Lucene.

Eric Genesky06/05/12
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The Director of Education at Cloudera Offers an Insider View of Hadoop

Last week, I attended a Hadoop Tutorial presented in Durham, NC by Sarah Sproehnle, the Director of Educational Services at Cloudera.

Dejan Bosanac06/05/12
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How to Monitor ActiveMQ Networks

If you’re running ActiveMQ in a distributed setup using network of brokers, you’re probably interested in techniques available to monitor your network. This usually implies viewing the status of the network bridges and generating events when the status changes.

Eric Genesky06/05/12
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PaaS, Does it Really Mean No-Ops?

Yaron Parasol recently wrote this overview of the evolution of the cloud, and offers some insight into its impact on the DevOps movement.

Ken Rimple06/05/12
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Spock and Roo - More Complex Mocks

We'll need to return a simulated search result for our invocation of the pathResolver.findMatchingAntPath method in the jquery availability check - we want to state that we already have jQuery, but not jQuery UI, in our search path.

Chris Haddad06/05/12
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What is NoOps?

Make DevOps and NoOps a cornerstone of improving your software delivery; just don’t think NoOps PaaS entirely defines ‘What is a True, Complete PaaS’.

Manik Surtani06/05/12
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How to Configure Infinispan With Transactions, Backed by Relational DB on JBoss AS 7 vs. Tomcat 7

Migrating projects from one container to another is often problematic. Not as much with Infinispan. This article is about configuring Infinispan, using Transaction Manager for demarcating transaction boundaries, while keeping the data both in a memory and relational database - stored via JDBC cache store. I'll demonstrate all the features on code snippets.

Geoffrey De Smet06/05/12
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Resource optimization: Quick start with Drools Planner

Suppose your company owns a number of cloud computers and needs to run a number of processes on those computers. Assign each process to a computer while fulfilling hardware constraints and minimizing maintenance costs.

Carlo Scarioni06/05/12
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Using Java to access MongoDB, Redis, CouchDB, Riak, Cassandra

A comprehensive post detailing Java's relationship and application to some popular NoSQL technologies.

Chad Lung06/05/12
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Vert.x vs. Node.js

Vert.x has recently emerged as a contender for the popular Node.js. Among its credentials, Vert.x allows you to write code in Java, Groovy, Javascript and Ruby.

Kief Morris06/04/12
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Describing Continuous Delivery (Without Using the Term)

DeMarco isn’t recommending specific methodologies like Agile, but this is a pretty good business oriented description of Continuous Delivery without continuous (production) deployment.