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Swizec Teller08/30/12
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When You Hit the Glass Ceiling of Coding Productivity . . .

As a budding programmer, I could spend an hour programming and within that hour I learned so much the next hour was like three sets of the first combined.

Leigh Shevchik08/30/12
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Getting Started with Drupal, Part 2: Optimizing Your Drupal App

Going forward, I’ll assume you’ve built your site and are creating a lot of great content for it. I’ll also bet my repository of Vim scripts that your site has become increasing sluggish

Steven Lott08/30/12
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Innovation, Arduino and "Tinkering"

Many of my customers (mostly super-large IT shops) wouldn't recognize innovative behavior. Large organizations tend to punish defectors (folks that don't conform), and innovation is non-conforming.

Eric Minick08/30/12
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How Experiment Cultures Lead to Continuous Deployment

While few of us want to live at the extremes of many production deployments of an app per day, many of us want to detect production problems quickly and be able to respond accordingly. Copy the infrastructure of good tests, piecemeal automated deployments, and good monitoring and apply them to your more reasonable goals.

Marko Rodriguez08/30/12
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Understanding the World Using Tables and Graphs

The primary purpose of this post is to examine a relatively less exploited structure that can be leveraged when analyzing an organization’s data — the graph/network.

Jos Dirksen08/30/12
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Remote Firefox Debugging on Android

In the previous article I wrote about remote debugging web applications using chrome on Android. If you don't want to use chrome or you want to test and debug your application on a different mobile browser you can also use firefox mobile to debug. The process is pretty much the same as for chrome.

Jakub Holý08/30/12
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Minimalistic Practical Introduction to Puppet (Not Only) For Vagrant Users

I couldn’t find any good, brief, practical introduction into Puppet that gives you basic working knowledge in minimal time, so here it is. You will learn how to do the elementary things with Puppet – install packages, copy files, start services, execute commands. I won’t go into Puppet installation, nodes, etc. as this introduction focuses on the users of Vagrant, which comes with Puppet pre-installed and working in the serverless configuration.

Roger Hughes08/30/12
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Using Spring Profiles and Java Configuration

My last blog introduced Spring 3.1’s profiles and explained both the business case for using them and demonstrated their use with Spring XML configuration files. It seems, however, that a good number of developers prefer using Spring’s Java based application configuration, so Spring have designed a way of using profiles with their existing @Configuration annotation.

Claus Ibsen08/30/12
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Olympics Image Loader powered by Apache Camel

Bilgin Ibryam, from the Camel team, has been following the olympics. He created a little web application that displayed images related to the olympic games.

Robert Diana08/30/12
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NoSQL Job Trends – August 2012

For the NoSQL job trends, I am continuing to focus the list on the same tools. So, the list includes Cassandra, Redis, Voldemort, SimpleDB, CouchDB, MongoDB, HBase, and Riak.

Sadayuki Furuhashi08/30/12
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Five Criteria of Next Generation Data Warehouse

A few months ago, Jeff Kelly published a comprehensive article that captured the current state of Big Data and Hadoop nicely and laid out the blueprint of next-generation cloud computing.

Mikio Braun08/30/12
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4 Reasons Why You Don't Really Want Real-Time Analytics to be Exact

In case you haven’t noticed yet, real-time is pretty big topic in big data right now. The Wikipedia article on big data goes as far as saying that

Ben Kepes08/30/12
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AppFog Aquires Nodester

As PaaS continues to generate ever-increasing levels of attention, the velocity of innovation in the space ramps up.

Clint Edmonson08/30/12
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Introducing Windows Azure Mobile Services

I’m excited to share that the Windows Azure Mobile Services public preview is now available.

Mark Needham08/29/12
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The Curse Of Knowledge

Once we know something, we find it hard to imagine what it was like not to know it. Our knowledge has “cursed” us. And it becomes difficult for us to share out knowledge with others, because can’t readily re-create our listeners’ state of mind.