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Mitch Pronschinske10/07/13
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3 Reasons Why OpenStack Is It Gaining So Much Traction

At a recent presentation, the speaker takes a look at a few reasons why OpenStack is really catching on and why it matters to the web app development world and the enterprise world.

Mitch Pronschinske10/07/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (October 7)

Tim Berners-Lee vs. the EFF, the RESTful API Modeling Language, and the iOS7 HTML5 Report Card. Those stories, plus a bold idea for a new programming language, a theory about the drop in CS interest, and a great list of children's programming resources.

Mitch Pronschinske10/07/13
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Call Me Maybe: Carly Rae Jepsen and the Perils of Network Partitions

I recently found Kyle Kingsbury's blog and saw that he has done a lot of interesting research into areas that developers need more knowledge about. In this case, it's network partitions and their effects on complex applications.

Mitch Pronschinske10/07/13
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Amazon Releases EMR Sample Apps and Bootstrap Actions

Some helpful code from the Amazon Elastic MapReduce developers is up on GitHub now for you to download. This includes several sample apps and some bootstrap actions for popular applications.

Mitch Pronschinske10/07/13
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Splunk Enterprise Platform is Now Available as Cloud Service

This week Splunk Enterprise, the commercial offering, became a cloud service called "Splunk Cloud" and powered by AWS. Another cloud service that was introduced last year called Splunk Storm and this week they announced that they are expanding their free developer offerings to 20GB of total storage per month.

Mitch Pronschinske10/06/13
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SDN Focuses More on Planning Than NFV

Bloggers and vendors are saying lots of different things about the relationship between Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV). Some say that they're very very different and some say that one leads to the other. Maybe they're two sides of the same coin.

Mitch Pronschinske10/05/13
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MongoDB Inc. Worth $1.2 Billion, Are They the Next Oracle?

MongoDB (formerly 10gen) just became the most valuable tech startup in New York, beating out more well-known companies like Gilt, Foursquare, and Etsy. They're also worth more than the cost of Tumblr, which was acquired by Yahoo this year.

Mitch Pronschinske10/05/13
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SDN For Engineers

Brandon Heller is one of the authors of The Controller Placement Problem. In this video, he's going to give an introduction to OpenFlow and what the network engineer needs to know right off the bat about SDN.

Mitch Pronschinske10/04/13
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Design Limitations in Open Source Distributed Databases, Queues, and Lock Services

Get some amazingly rare insights about the design limitations of various distributed systems like Kafka, NuoDB, Cassandra, and Zookeeper.

Mitch Pronschinske10/04/13
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Cloud Application Dependency Portability: How Heroku, OpenShift, and Stratos Do It

Open Source by itself doesn't prevent vendor lock-in. Application dependency portability is just as important.

Mitch Pronschinske10/03/13
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Iglo Turns Markdown API Specs Into Interactive Docs

You may have heard of Apiary, a tool for generating API docs and mocks from markdown. Iglo is built on the same parser, and it's open source. In fact, Apiary even endorses it.

Mitch Pronschinske10/03/13
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A Potential Resource Problem for SDNs

A new article on SDN Central sees potential problems in SDN's future if network engineers treat their resource allocations like they're unlimited.

Mitch Pronschinske10/03/13
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9 Things You Don't Know About AWS

The original title of this presentation is "5 things you don't know about Amazon Web Services," but I counted 9 in the slideshow.

Mitch Pronschinske10/02/13
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How to Design Great APIs

To build a great API, it has to be intuitive. To maintain your great API, it has to have great documentation. And to build an engineering organization capable of expanding your great API, you have to be strongly opinionated.

Mitch Pronschinske10/01/13
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An Embedded, SQLite-style Subset of Redis

A new open-source, embbeded datastore library with over 70 commands called "Vedis" is a very interesting new project that is very similar, in concept, to Redis. It's virtually a subset of Redis but without the networking layer.