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Marco Siccardi08/20/13
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Use Telerik RadControls for WP? Then use RadDiagnostics to enable users to find bugs!

If you use RadControls for Windows Phone, then use RadDiagnostics to let users help you find bugs. You won't get better or more helpful feedback than this!

Paul Underwood08/20/13
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Remove Characters at the Start and End of a String in PHP

In a previous article about how you can remove whitesapce from a string, I spoke about using the functions ltrim() and rtrim(). But you can also use these functions to remove characters from a string. These functions take a second parameter that allows you to specify what characters to remove.

Robert Greathouse08/20/13
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Asynchronous Functional Testing

A difficult-to-test scenario are asynchronous processes. If a method-under-test has threading, getting the timing right for the testcase asserts is difficult. Typically, the method will return control to the test class prior to competing the logic that is being tested. The test class then immediately starts processing the asserts. These tests are flaky at best or completely broken at worst.

Istvan Szegedi08/20/13
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OpenStack Savanna: Fast Hadoop Cluster Provisioning on OpenStack

OpenStack is one of the most popular open source cloud computing projects to provide Infrastructure as a Service solution. Savanna is a Hadoop as a Service for OpenStack introduced by Mirantis to support fast provisioning of Hadoop clusters on OpenStack.

Peter Zaitsev08/20/13
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MySQL 5.6: Security vs. Ease of Use

MySQL 5.6 surely changes the game when it comes to security versus ease of use. Before MySQL 5.6, the default MySQL installation would be pretty insecure – the user “root” would be created with no password as well as an anonymous user with limited access to the local host.

Brian Pince08/20/13
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Windows Azure Shown to Have the Best IaaS Performance Value

I just stumbled upon an industry report by Cloud Spectator (www.cloudspectator.com). It ran a test on the top IaaS providers, looking for who had the best performance for the buck. As far as I know, Windows Azure and Microsoft had nothing to do with this report.

Eric Minick08/20/13
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DevOps as a Product Company

Yes, there is an “Ops” role for your product. Understand who that is. Consider, for example, what problems an app store solves. Developers must cater to anyone between them and the end user. Any part of an upgrade that could be automated should be.

Cody Powell08/20/13
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Doughnut Driven Development

After a particularly horrendous streak of failures, I sent a team email saying, "Guys, the build is all screwed up and we need to fix it immediately. If you fix the build, I'll buy you doughnuts." You know what happened next? Someone fixed the build within the hour.

John Cook08/20/13
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How to Avoid Shell Scripting

Maybe you want to learn shell scripting, but you need to get work done now that you don’t yet know how to do. One of these strategies could buy you some time.

Brian Gracely08/20/13
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Top 100 Cloud Computing Experts on The Cloudcast

This past week, both Aaron Delp (@aarondelp) and Brian Gracely (@bgracely) were named in the "Top 100 Cloud Computing Experts on Twitter" list. A quick scan of the list reveals that 20 percent have been guests on The Cloudcast over the last two years.

Juhani Lehtimaki08/20/13
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Matias Duarte Talks About the Role of Android Guidelines

The head of Android design at Google, Matias Duarte, posted a great post to G+ about the role of consistency and Android design guidelines. The post is a good read and relates directly to the discussion about the Yahoo! Weather app.

Juhani Lehtimaki08/20/13
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Yahoo! Weather App: a Followup

Yesterday, I wrote an article pointing out issues in the new Yahoo! Weather app. To my surprise, the post has turned out to be quite a controversial one. Here are some reactions to it (I won't even touch Reddit comments ;) )

David Isbitski08/20/13
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Looking to get started with cloud computing?

I am happy to announce that I have two new courses published today on Lynda.com! These courses are designed to take you from the very basic concepts of Cloud Computing, installing the tools and then all the way up to creating a fully functional Cloud Application.

Hasin Hayder08/20/13
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An Animated Responsive Grid with a Filtering Feature

This is a followup to my previous post, where we created a beautiful responsive grid with barely six lines of JavaScript. But this time, we have added a filtering feature and a category/tag selector that triggers the filtering.

Christian Posta08/20/13
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From Inside the Code: Camel Routing Engine, Part I

So I’ve recently re-kindled my interest in how Apache Camel works. Camel is such a powerful integration tool and is very widely used, but anytime I put it to work, I can’t help but think “well, how the hell does it do all that!!”