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Mitch Pronschinske09/10/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (September 10)

Want to see GitHub's Oval Office replica? Complete with Octocat Seal? Check that out along with the Stack Exchange homegrown DevOps tools, the CSS Animation Cheat Sheet, and another DZone "dev" shirt sighting!

Mitch Pronschinske09/09/13
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New Neo4j Vizualization and Exploration Product

A company focused on graph data visualization and transversal, Linkcurious, just announced a new product for exploring and visualizing data stored in Neo4j. It basically gives you the power and usability similar to Facebook's Social Graph for your own data.

Mitch Pronschinske09/09/13
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Sphinx as a Mult-Language API Documenting Tool

This post from Jeremy Bowman and the Safari Flow blog is from earlier in the year, but I thought it was a creative and highly useful tutorial for building API docs with Sphinx that was worth highlighting.

Mitch Pronschinske09/08/13
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Cassandra is a Top 10 DB

According to the latest rankings from DB-engines.com, Cassandra just edged Teradata in the overall database rankings for the 10th spot. The jump was probably caused by the lead-up to the Cassandra 2.0 release.

Mitch Pronschinske09/08/13
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OrientDB Hotfix 1.5.1

The recent 1.5 release of OrientDB just got a hotfix release. Seven bugs have been fixed for this release. For those of you unfamiliar with OrientDB, here's a recap.

Mitch Pronschinske09/06/13
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Going to SDN Will Be Like Going from Ethernet's Spanning Tree to Infiniband

This very short post about why software-defined networking is "cool" makes an comparison to the evolution of Ethernet protocols.

Mitch Pronschinske09/05/13
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New Amazon CLI Can Drive 25 Different Services!

If you have been using a ton of separate third-party CLI tools to manage several different AWS services, you can throw those away now. The new AWS CLI is here and it's serious business. Here's a complete list of all the services that can be controlled with the new CLI.

Mitch Pronschinske09/05/13
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Cassandra 2.0 Goes GA – Requires Java 7

The headlining features in 2.0 are lightweight transactions, CQL enhancements, and triggers. But 2.0 also features a lot of internal optimizations and improvements!

Mitch Pronschinske09/05/13
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agent_zmq – An Agent Framework for Testing ZeroMQ Apps

A cool new ZeroMQ-related project popped up last week on GitHub. It's an agent framework that tests ZeroMQ applications. It can also use Cucumber scenarios. The agent types correspond to underlying ZMQ Socket types under test. Check it out if you're using ZeroMQ.

Mitch Pronschinske09/05/13
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Amazon ElastiCache Adds Redis Support

Previously, Amazon's ElasticCache service, which turns in-memory caching engines into cloud services, was able to support only Memcached. This week they've made a major change and added support for Redis. If you're interested, here's a Redis template.

Mitch Pronschinske09/04/13
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Making Your Own Heroku (On a 7-year-old OS)

This talk is useful for any company that wants to take advantage of the 'containerized' PaaS-style deployment, made popular by Heroku, in their own private infrastructure.

Mitch Pronschinske09/04/13
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EC2Box SSH Console

There have been some updates to the relatively new project, EC2Box, which provides a web-based SSH console for managing Amazon EC2 instances. Since EC2Box is forked from Netflix's Cloud-Prize, I'd definitely have a look.

Mitch Pronschinske09/04/13
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O'Reilly Releases an SDN Book

You know a topic is legitimate when O'Reilly releases a book about it. Since software-defined networking is still in its early days, this is obviously not going to be a definitive, how-to guide. Instead it's position as an "authoritative" review of SDN technology.

Mitch Pronschinske09/04/13
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Decibel Music Discovery Moving to Neo4j

Music services (and really any sort of entertainment databases with genres) are becoming prime candidates for graph databases. Decibel is the latest company to realize that the RDBMS they started with is not going to be the most efficient model for data as they scale out their application.

Mitch Pronschinske09/03/13
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Heroku Thanks its Security Contributors

Heroku recently posted their Security Researcher Hall of Fame, where they are publicly thanking all of the third-party security researchers that have responsibly disclosed vulnerabilities that Heroku then fixed.