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Hüseyin Akdoğan09/16/13
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Introduction to ElasticSearch

ElasticSearch is an open source tool developed with Java. It is a Lucene-based, scalable, full-text search engine, and a data analysis tool.

Andreas Kollegger09/16/13
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The GraphGist Challenge

We want to encourage you to model a domain that you know / like in a graph model, and describe it interactively in a GraphGist.

Adam Grocholski09/16/13
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Azure CLI Day 3 – Account Set

In this post, you'll see how to set the context of an Azure command line session to use a specific subscription. Note, if you only have a single Windows Azure subscription, you don’t need to follow the steps in this post.

Gil Fink09/16/13
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Bootstrapping Your Web App Front-End Code

A bootstrapper object is a JavaScript object that holds your web app code initialization. Having a bootstrapper object can help you separate the app initialization to a different module, which can be more maintainable and testable.

Ivan Kirkpatrick09/16/13
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Review of Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration

SummaryThis is a very good System Administration guide for those who are new to Solaris. It does assume some general knowledge and experience with Unix or Linux systems. I recommend this book for...

Giorgio Sironi09/16/13
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Karate Chop

A quick recap of the problem: implement binary search, a classic algorithm, over a sorted array (or your preferred random-access linear data structure, depending on your programming language.) You should compare different programming styles and paradigms if you can, with the goal of stimulating your creativity to find 5 different ways to implement the algorithm.

Patson Luk09/16/13
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A Painless Introduction to Java's ThreadLocal Storage

In my last blog post we explored WeakHashMap, which is based on WeakReference in Java. Now let’s look at some best practices for using another powerful class: ThreadLocal from java.lang, which is also implemented using WeakReference.

Chris Keene09/16/13
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Engineering Management: Shaolin Style

A friend of mine just got a well-deserved promotion from code horse to manager. Here are my quick thoughts on making that transition. The basic idea is that, when you are given a little more responsibility, your words and actions carry more weight. For that reason, it is important to be careful about throwing that weight around.

Olga Kouzina09/16/13
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Meetings: The PGP Conjunction

Any meeting includes three components: the problem, the goal, and the people. The so-called technical meeting is where the components fit best. Such meetings can happen on the fly as two to three experts discuss a clearly outlined technical problem, looking for a clearly outlined goal.

Frank Kelly09/16/13
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What I love about code ...

After doing more managing than normal and getting back to coding, I realize just how much I like to code and, why ...

Martin Fowler09/16/13
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Bliki: Threshold Test

A threshold test is a test inserted into a deployment pipeline that monitors some measurable phenomenon by comparing the value in the current build against a threshold value. Should the current build's value pass the threshold, the test fails, failing the build.

Jakub Holý09/16/13
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WebApp Blue / Green Deployment Without Breaking Sessions

We will run two instances of our service, on two different ports, with HAProxy in front of them. We will use HAPRoxy’s health checks to trick it into believing that one of the instances is partially unwell. HAProxy will thus send it only the existing sessions, while sending all new ones to the other, “fully healthy,” instance.

Don Pinto09/16/13
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Couchbase "JSON Anywhere" Mobile Strategy: First NoSQL Database for Mobile

Couchbase’s JSON Anywhere strategy simplifies a developer’s life by allowing you to use JSON on the device, JSON on the wire, and JSON in the cloud.

Brian Gracely09/16/13
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The Mobilecast #16: The Enterprise Mobility Management Space

Brian chats with John Marshall, CEO of AirWatch while at the AirWatch Connect Users Conference. They talk about MDM and how it's turning into enterprise mobility management.

Mitch Pronschinske09/16/13
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ZeroMQ and Node.js: A Match Made in Heaven

I found this slidedeck for "ZeroMQ with Node.js" via Patrick DuBois' twitter. Patrick is the guy who coined the term "DevOps" if you don't know. This presentation is excellent, just like Patrick said.