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Adi Gaskell08/28/13
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The Social Race Toward Mobile Healthcare

Mobile healthcare is supposed to be the next big thing, with experts like Eric Topol predicting an age where our mobile devices are increasingly used to record and communicate our health data with professionals, who can then act accordingly on the data we send them.

Nikita Ivanov08/28/13
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Why MCS Means Rapid In-memory Computing Adoption

What does the relatively new acronym MCS have to do with the accelerated adoption of in-memory computing? I’d say everything. Welcome to the future.

Raymond Camden08/28/13
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Another Node Experiment: AndKittens

I built what follows as an excuse to practice my Node chops more, not to bring anything actually worthwhile into the Internets. Unless you like kittens. If so, this is epic.

Dustin Whittle08/28/13
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How Edmunds.com Builds DevOps with Beer and Whiteboards

Check out the video below to find out how Edmunds.com learned from failure, began opening communications between silos, and built a DevOps culture over beer and whiteboards.

Martin Hinshelwood08/28/13
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The Fallacy of the Rejected Backlog Item

To my understanding, there is a frustrating misunderstanding of reality when one thinks that the product owner can reject a single story at the sprint review. This is the fallacy of the rejected backlog item.

John Cook08/28/13
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Standing Desks Considered Harmful

Several studies have suggested that sitting all day is bad for you. So, a growing number of people have decided to stand all day instead. This may not be any better, and may be worse.

Gil Zilberfeld08/28/13
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The Agile Autumn of 2013

Autumn is upon us, and the conference cycle resumes. On October 4-5, I’ll be in Kiev, going back to Agile Eastern Europe again. Then the spaceship goes to Potsdam, Germany to Agile Testing Days!

Michael Georgiou08/28/13
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A Private Conversation: Heml.is and Whistle.im

Heml.is, engineered by the co-founder of the Pirate Bay bit torrent, is taken from the word “Helmis,” which is Swedish for secret. It is a text-messaging app that relies on XMPP with PGP for security.

Chip Bates08/28/13
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How to Overcome Office 2010 Migration Challenges

As with any migration, this one has its challenges. Below you can find more about them and how to overcome some of them:

Paul Hammant08/28/13
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A Different Style of Fluent Selenium Tests

Kevin Dishman is ThoughWorks’ QA lead for a client I “rolled off” a few days ago. He prefers a different style of Java and Page-Objects for Selenium2 / WebDriver codebases.

Chris Chang08/28/13
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Are you ready for production?

What follows is a checklist of action items that we’ve found imperative for successfully taking your application to production. For the experienced, we hope you can use this guide as a refresher on best practices. For the newer folks, this is a must-read on how to ready your database for the big move.

Lukas Eder08/28/13
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MIT Prof. Stonebraker: “The Traditional RDBMS Wisdom is All Wrong”

A very interesting talk about the future of DBMS was recently given at EPFL by MIT Professor and VoltDB Co-founder and CTO Michael Stonebraker, who also gave us Ingres and Postgres.

Lukas Eder08/28/13
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Stonebraker Talk Triggers Critics' Discussion

My recent blog post about Stonebraker’s talk at the EPFL (host university to Prof. Martin Odersky, creator of the Scala Language and Co-Founder of Typesafe) has triggered a very interesting discussion.

Marko Rodriguez08/28/13
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Developing a Domain Specific Language in Gremlin

At Pearson, the OpenClass domain model is extended into a programmatic construct, a DSL based on Gremlin, which abstracts away the language of the graph.

Mark Hinkle08/28/13
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About those Cloud APIs...

There has been a lot of discussions lately within the OpenStack community on the need for an AWS API interface to OpenStack nova. I followed the discussion from far via a few tweets, but I am of the opinion that any IaaS solution does need to expose an AWS interface.