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Mitch Pronschinske09/24/13
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Project Floodlight: A Java-based OpenFlow Controller

Ever heard of Project Floodlight? It's a Java-based, Apache-licensed OpenFlow controller that you can use to help build a software-defined network. Here's a short presentation on it...

Mitch Pronschinske09/23/13
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Redis on ElastiCache: Benchmarked

Just a week after Amazon's ElasiCache added support for Redis (it was only the second caching tool to gain support after Memcached), there is now a great benchmark article posted that evaluates the performance of Redis on AWS ElastiCache.

Mitch Pronschinske09/23/13
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Cloud Foundry Micro Available as an Amazon Machine Image

Learn how to create a Cloud Foundry Micro machine image on Amazon EC2. You can see the finished example and try it out. Micro is not available unless you build it yourself with Altoros vagrant or Nise BOSH.

Mitch Pronschinske09/23/13
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SwitchYard Example App up on GitHub

JBoss is getting more developers acclimated to its new JBoss ESB replacement, SwitchYard. For the Red Hat Summit, SwitchYard developers put together several labs that walk through an example application.

Mitch Pronschinske09/23/13
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Redis Can Be a Message Queue

Redis is unique when it comes to NoSQL databases. It actually can become a fully-functional message queue if you want. One company has written instructions for just for this.

Mitch Pronschinske09/23/13
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One of the Better Spring Redis Tutorials You'll Find

This one of the best tutorials to read if you're looking for a current 'getting started' guide for using Spring Redis, which is a portfolio project related to the overall Spring Data project.

Mitch Pronschinske09/23/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (September 23)

Watch a mainstream news network try to describe GitHub, and learn about JetBrains' next big idea. Plus, see what's coming in WebGL 2.0 and C++ (the creator will tell you).

Mitch Pronschinske09/22/13
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4 Cloud Platform "Try Before You Buy" Steps

OpenSource.com has a helpful list of steps for anyone who's having trouble finding the right process for evaluating cloud platforms on your own terms.

Mitch Pronschinske09/22/13
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Node.js and MongoDB Video Tutorials (5 Minutes Each)

If you don't want something like a Joyent Nodestack to handle everything for you, you should check out this video tutorial series on how to roll your own Node.js and MongoDB deployment. The libraries being used are Mongoose, for MongoDB, and CoffeeScript to compile to JavaScript.

Mitch Pronschinske09/22/13
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Hadoop Yarn Direct EC2 Deployment

Here is an up-to-date method for deploying the newest version of Hadoop (2.0, aka. "Yarn") on Amazon EC2. It doesn't require any auto-deployment tools like Whirr, EMR, Hue or Cloudera-Manager.

Mitch Pronschinske09/21/13
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Redis: Why and How

Redis can seem like an odd beast: though it’s a “data store”, it’s very different from relational databases, or document databases, or other sorts of system you might be familiar with.

Mitch Pronschinske09/20/13
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The Cloud Foundry Liberty Buildpack

With IBM getting involved in Cloud Foundry contributions, you can expect some new sparks of innovation soon in the platform. Here's a new video that introduces a build pack that will integrate the widely-used WebSphere application server.

Mitch Pronschinske09/20/13
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Trends in the Cloud Job Market

The Cisco Cloud Index Report of 2013 introduces some new areas of growth in the IT and developer job market. Specifically, it looks at which technologies will probably require more qualified engineers in the next few years. SDN is one.

Mitch Pronschinske09/19/13
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Deploying Java Onto OpenShift With Travis CI

Travis CI, if you haven't heard of it, is a free, hosted CI server for open source software. If you've been thinking about taking a break from Jenkins, Travis CI is a hot new tool that you should look at.

Mitch Pronschinske09/19/13
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Nanomsg's First 'Getting Started' Tutorial

Just this week, Tim Dysinger became the author of the first comprehensive blog tutorial that I've seen on Nanomsg. Along with some helpful GitHub code, you should check out the the article to get a great crash course in using this brand new tech.