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Alec Noller10/27/13
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The Best of the Week (Oct. 18): Mobile Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone. This week's best include the debate over whether or not we need to support older mobile devices, a how-to on working with Android's package manager and package installer, and a huge collection of iOS 7 dev resources.

Alec Noller10/27/13
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The Best of the Week (Oct. 18): Big Data Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Big Data Zone. This week's best include one author's journey migrating an app to SQLite, the game-changing impact of Hadoop 2.0's YARN, and an open-source machine learning server for helping to create predictive features in software.

Tomasz Dziurko10/26/13
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Agile By Example 2013: In Review

This year’s Agile By Example (or simply ABE) was my 2nd visit to this conference, I’ve missed only the first edition. Last year I felt really refreshed by the conference built not only around code, coding, testing and developing software.

Sasha Goldshtein10/26/13
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On ‘stackalloc’ Performance and The Large Object Heap

To summarize, we were able to show that stack allocations are faster than large object heap allocations if you consider the GC times as part of the benchmark.

Vlad Mihalcea10/26/13
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Hibernate Facts: Equals and HashCode

Every Java object inherits the equals and hashCode methods, yet they are useful only for Value objects, being of no use for stateless behavior oriented objects. While comparing references using the "==" operator is straight forward, for object equality things are a little bit more complicated.

Ian Heinzman10/25/13
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Creating a .NET-based Visual Monitoring System for Hadoop

Generic Hadoop doesn’t provide any out-of-the-box visual monitoring systems that report on the status of all the nodes in a Hadoop cluster. This JNBridge Lab demonstrates how to create a .NET-based monitoring application to provide a snapshot of the entire Hadoop cluster in real time.

Brian Gracely10/25/13
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The Cloudcast #110: Overcoming PaaS Deployment Barriers

Aaron and Brian talk to Diane Mueller (The PaaS Queen) about common barriers to PaaS adoption, the blurring lines between IaaS and Paas, why no cloud should be without a PaaS, and some updates to RedHat OpenShift Origin. Music Credit: Nine Itch Nails, www.nin.com

Allen Coin10/25/13
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Top 10 TDD Resources: TDD Checklist Expansion Pack

This week, for the first time ever, DZone is releasing the first in a series of checklists for software developers. Our first checklist covers Test-Driven Development (TDD). To complement this exciting new endeavor, I dug through the DZone archives and put together a Top 10 list of TDD resources.

Mitch Pronschinske10/25/13
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Coder Reactions Part 3

My feature is working! Oh wait... now this is happening... Another week of gifs for when programs fall apart.

Lukas Eder10/25/13
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Who Says "I Want to Contribute"?

Those guys that are so thrilled with your wicked product that will change the world, they want to help. And then ... the big void. You’ll never hear from them again. Someone has to actually write the Open Source code.

Vlad Mihalcea10/25/13
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Hibernate Facts: Multi level fetching

It's quite common to retrieve a root entity along with its children associations on multiple levels. In our example we need to load a Forest with its Trees and Branches and Leaves, and we will try to see how Hibernate behaves for three collection types: Sets, Indexed Lists, and Bags.

Olga Kouzina10/25/13
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Project Manager or Tech Leader?

As a seasoned IT professional what would you choose: working in an organization filled with managers, with no vision and mission, or for one of the above, given that your salary and benefits are more than fine?

Jim Bird10/25/13
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Making DevOps Work Outisde of WebOps

Is there really that much that a well-run highly-regulated enterprise IT organization hooked into hundreds or thousands of other enterprises can learn from a technology startup trying to launch a new online social community or a multi-player online game, or even from larger, more mature devops shops like Etsy or Netflix? Do the same rules and ideas apply?

Alec Noller10/25/13
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Douglas Hofstadter, AI, and Machine Learning: The Gap Between Function and Exploration

Douglas Hofstadter is a pioneer in the field of AI, and this recent article uses his life and work as a frame through which to explore common perceptions of AI and machine learning, their origins and purposes, and their role in the Google-centric data-mining world of software today.

Alex Curylo10/25/13
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Sprite Kit Smorgasbord: Resources for iOS 7's New Graphics Framework

Around these parts, we’re solid advocates of doing whatever is fastest to get your MVP out, which means one platform, with all the latest labor-saving APIs. Given that, Sprite Kit is great tool for easily building 2D games for iOS, and in this article, you'll find a huge amount of resources for beginners to advanced users.