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John Cook08/08/12
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Fault-Tolerant Systems Are Faulty

Richard Cook wrote an excellent article—How Complex Systems Fail. The author packs a lot of ideas into four pages, divided into 18 points. Here are his first five points.

Swathi Venkatachala08/08/12
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How to Tweak Ganglia Using Hadoop

Ganglia is a scalable distributed monitoring system for high-performance computing systems such as clusters and Grids. It is based on a hierarchical design targeted at federations of clusters.

Leigh Shevchik08/08/12
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More on Removing the OS Barrier with PaaS

Welcome to a double feature blog entry for Part 3. I’ve gotten a lot of feedback for Part 1 and Part 2 of this series.

John Cook08/08/12
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Big Data? How About SMALL Data

When working with small data sets you have to accept that you will very often draw the wrong conclusion.

Ben Kepes08/08/12
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OpenStack Seeing the Light of General Availability

The last few weeks have been interesting around the OpenStack ecosystem. We’ve had HP moving object storage and Cloud CDN to general availability.

James Sugrue08/08/12
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Thursday Code Puzzler: Ray Casting

Thursday is code puzzler day here at DZone. This week the challenge is to develop a ray casting algorithm to determine if a point is within a given polygon

Mehdi Daoudi08/08/12
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A Web Performance Broken Promise

This is a fictitious conversation, I envisioned yesterday between a big e-commerce company and their CDN provider.

Mark Needham08/08/12
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neo4j: Multiple Starting Nodes by Index Lookup

What I wanted to do is define 3 starting nodes based on combining those Lucene index lookups into one which captured all 3 offices.

Pavithra Gunasekara08/08/12
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Installing LaTeX on Ubuntu

LaTeX is a markup language for describing a document. It can also be defined as a document preparation system. LaTeX is mainly used to create technical or scientific articles, papers, reports, books or PhD thesis.

Dave Fecak08/08/12
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Stop Crapping on Start-Ups

Michael O. Church recently wrote a thought provoking blog post, “Don’t Waste Your Time in Crappy Startup Jobs“, and the author clearly put a lot of thought into writing the piece. The crux of the article is a list of seven misconceptions that the author chooses to dispel one by one.

Abhishek Jain08/08/12
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Javascript, Javascript, Everywhere

Javascript has been available in the web world for a while. It has become one of the most popular, known and understood (and also hated) languages available.

Nick Jordan08/08/12
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How I Created an Amazon AMI for Faster Deployments

Although Chef is great for deployment, it's hard to get the bootstrap process down.

Mike Stonebraker08/08/12
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Programming VoltDB – Easy, Flexible and Ultra-Fast!

You may believe that the only way to interact with VoltDB is through Java stored procedures. To achieve maximum throughput, VoltDB stored procedures is the way to go.

James Sugrue08/08/12
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Have Your Say on Java 8 Default Methods Syntax

Brian Goetz has just published a one question survey where you can indicate your preference on the syntax to be used for default methods in Java 8.

Swizec Teller08/07/12
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A Patent For Swinging on a Swing

The patent system has gone bonkers the past few years. For proof, look no further than this wonderful gem: