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Diarmuid Moloney09/02/12
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Open Source Application Monitoring: Catching Exceptions

Exceptions should be easily visible to the support and development teams and your development process should look to address all exceptions in forthcoming sprints.

Tim Spann09/02/12
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Test Driven Node.js Development

What would a language and framework be with unit testing, BDD, and other testing methods, frameworks and systems?

Michael Collier09/02/12
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More on Windows Azure's New Mobile Services

The new PREVIEW feature provides a “backend-as-a-service” for common tasks related to mobile applications.

Trevor Parsons09/01/12
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How Often Should You Look at Your Event and System Logs?

How often you should analyze your log data really depends on the reason why you are carrying out the task in the first place, i.e., why are you analyzing your logs, and what exactly are you interested in finding? Below I list some of the common use cases for analyzing logs and give some pointers on how often it makes sense to do so in these situations.

Arun Manivannan09/01/12
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Log4j JSONLayout and JLogIndexer

Last year I was working on building a Solr based log indexing and search. My idea was simple. Write a custom appender, use XML Layout, parse the XML into a Document and use SolrJ to push to Solr. Very soon reality struck me.

Borislav Iordanov09/01/12
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When to check for null?

Recently, I started collaborating with a co-worker that likes to very meticulously enforce all pre-conditions in a method. The motivation is clear and noble: (1) detect errors as soon as possible which helps with bug tracking, and (2) be explicit about your...

Kristina Chodorow09/01/12
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How to: Make Your First MongoDB Commit

The idea is: you have found and fixed a bug (so you’ve cloned the mongo repository, created a branch named SERVER-1234, and committed your change on it). You’ve had your fix code-reviewed. Now you’re ready to submit your change, this is where our tutorial picks up. Enjoy...

Claus Ibsen09/01/12
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OSGI Deployment Made Easy With F.A.B

So if you are a developer who wants to be productive, and be able to go home on time, and drink beer with your friends, play sports, and generally have fun and be happy ... then read on.

Steven Lott08/31/12
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How Expensive is a "Waterfall" Project Plan?

It's impossible to step into the same river twice; other waters are flowing toward the sea. It's impossible to do "head-to-head" project comparisons. You can't have the same people doing the same thing with only one constraint changed. You can try to resort to having similar people doing the exact same thing.

Juhani Lehtimaki08/31/12
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An Emerging UI Pattern - Quick Return

Quick Return UI design pattern (named by Roman Nurik on G+) is a screen real estate saving design pattern that still allows users to access important off screen controls by easily moving them back to the screen.

Markus Eisele08/31/12
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Realigning Java EE 7 - A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain.

The news came out yesterday. Java EE 7 is going to be realigned and the PaaS enablement and multi-tenancy support will be moved to Java EE 8.

Pavithra Gunasekara08/31/12
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Installing Tomcat 7 on Ubuntu 12.04

This post is about installing Apache Tomcat7 on Ubuntu 12.04. Before this installation make sure java is installed in your machine.

Oliver Hookins08/31/12
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More on Puppet Module Unit-Testing

Just like mainstream programming languages, it is possible (and good practice) to test your Puppet manifests so that you have higher confidence in them working when it comes time to actually run them.

Roger Jennings08/31/12
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Introducing Apache Hadoop Services for Windows Azure

The SQL Server Team (@SQLServer) announced Apache Hadoop Services for Windows Azure, a.k.a. Apache Hadoop on Windows Azure or Hadooop on Azure . . .

Robert Diana08/31/12
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Mobile Development Job Trends – August 2012

Where do you and your job fall in this chart? Take a look... Comment and let us know what you think of the Mobile Industry job trends!