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Andy Overton07/30/14
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Glassfish 4 - Performance Tuning, Monitoring and Troubleshooting

In this blog I look at 3 areas: performance tuning, for setting up a system for production. Monitoring, where I will look at some of the tools we use for monitoring a system. 3. Troubleshooting, where I will look at some of the tools you can use to help diagnose and detect performance issues.

Gerry Claps07/30/14
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When to dump Scrum for Kanban

The CEO/Manager walks into the room and asks to add X, Y and Z into the Sprint. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. Maybe it's time to ditch Scrum for Kanban?

Lisa Schultz07/30/14
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ACID Compliance: What It Means and Why You Should Care

The presence of four components — atomicity, consistency, isolation and durability — can ensure that a database transaction is completed in a timely manner. When databases possess these components, they are said to be ACID-compliant. So just what is ACID compliance, and why should you care?

Peter Zaitsev07/30/14
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Why TokuDB Hates Transparent HugePages

You might be curious why TokuDB refuses to start with Transparent HugePages. Are they not a good thing… allowing smaller kernel page tables and less TLB misses when accessing data in the buffer pool? I was curious, so I asked Tim Callaghan this very question.

Alex Curylo07/29/14
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Unsustainable Apps: Revolved

The good news is that there's a pretty cool open sourced app for you to check out. The bad news, on the other hand, is that it suggests some negative things about the mobile app industry.

Sharone Zitzman07/29/14
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Deployments at Scale - How to Scale to 1000+ Node Instances Painlessly

Deploying a large scale application used to require a large IT team to provision resources. The cloud world, and the DevOps tools that have sprung up around it, have simplified this process significantly, although some of the fundamental issues surrounding large scale deployments have still not changed much to date.

John Cook07/29/14
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Software development becoming less mature?

I don’t know whether computing is becoming less mature, though it may very well be on average, even if individual developers become more mature.

Radenko Zec07/29/14
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8 ways to improve ASP.NET Web API performance

Web API is so easy that many developers don’t take the time to structure their applications for great performance. This article will going to cover 8 techniques for improving ASP.NET Web API performance.

Rahul Rajat Singh07/29/14
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Backbone Tutorial - Part 1: Introduction to Backbone.js

Backbone.js is a lightweight framework that lets us create single page applications in a structured manner. It is based on the Model-View-Controller (MV*) pattern. It is best suited for creating single page applications using a RESTful service for persisting data.

Bilgin Ibryam07/29/14
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Why Should You Bother Contributing a Camel Component?

Camel has a staggering number of connectors thanks to the community. Maybe you also know a cool library that still doesn't have a Camel connector and wonder whether you should create a connector and contribute it to Apache Camel? Hopefully this article will give you the answer why you should do so.

Gil Zilberfeld07/29/14
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Test Attribute #6 - Maintenance

I always hated the word “maintainability” in the context of tests. Tests, like any other code are maintainable. Unless there comes a time, where we decide we can’t take it anymore, and the code needs a rewrite, the code is maintainable. We can go and change it, edit or replace it.

Topher Marie07/29/14
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Lighter than Lightweight – An LDAP Solution

LDAP has proved its usefulness time and again in IT organizations all over the world and thoroughly cemented its status as a go-to directory solution. However, as the IT landscape has evolved, LDAP’s framework is becoming more and more dated.

Ajitesh Kumar07/29/14
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How to Create a Single Page App with AngularJS and Spring MVC

The article presents recipe to create single page application with AngularJS & Spring MVC where different pages are required to do transactions with server using RESTful API.

Mike Cottmeyer07/29/14
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Why Agile Is Failing in Large Enterprises, And What You Can Do About It

Here is the deck from my Agile2014 talk on why many folks are struggling to adopt agile in larger, more complex enterprises.

Edmund Kirwan07/29/14
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The Four Best Refactorings

Given that refactorings change program structure without altering behaviour, the purpose of any refactoring must be the improvement of program structure. So how do programmers, "Best," improve structure?