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Allen Coin09/09/13
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A Cheaper iPhone Could Compete in the Global Market

In order to compete on the global scale, Apple would need to release a cheaper, more affordable iPhone. This is one possibility for a big reveal slated for Tuesday, that Apple will release a cheaper version of the iPhone meant to compete with Samsung in emerging markets.

Antonin Januska09/09/13
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When Will the Golden Age of “The Developer” End?

When I entered the field of programming, I was amazed at how quickly I was able to rise. I was amazed at how my friends prospered as well. But is this gravy-train eventually going to end for all of us?

Dave Fecak09/09/13
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Why You Took The Wrong Job

By employing a little self-discipline and using a couple easy lists (and a designated driver to keep you honest), you should be able to prevent yourself from taking a job based on the wrong reasons.

Andrew Trice09/09/13
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PhoneGap Architectural Considerations

In this article, we’ll try to highlight everything that you need to consider when building a PhoneGap application, from the app architecture and code organization, to user interface paradigms.

Martin Hinshelwood09/09/13
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There is No "Do Agile," There is Only "Be Agile"

I do not believe that it is possible to sell Agile to a company, they must come to the realization of what it entails themselves.

Dror Helper09/09/13
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Doing the RIGHT Standup Meeting

Doing a stand-up meeting (a.k.a daily scrum) meeting should be simple, so why are so many teams doing it wrong?

Peter Zaitsev09/09/13
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TokuDB vs. InnoDB in a Timeseries INSERT Benchmark

This post is a continuation of my research into TokuDB’s storage engine to understand if it is suitable for timeseries workloads. While inserting LOAD DATA INFILE into an empty table shows great results for TokuDB, it would be more interesting to see some realistic workloads.

Raymond Camden09/09/13
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Working with Plugins in PhoneGap 3.0

As you know, PhoneGap 3 made it so that all of the core features (accelerometer, camera, etc) were plugins. I lost an hour or so yesterday trying to understand how to install a plugin via the command line and I figured a quick overview may help others.

Svend Vanderveken09/09/13
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How to Compile Storm 0.8.2 on Mac OS X

First off, let’s clarify that this is not required if your goal is just to install a Storm cluster or to develop topologies, for that it’s easier to download a package from the Storm download page and follow the Storm installation instructions.

James Carr09/09/13
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Parameterized Docker Containers

I’ve been hacking a lot on Docker at Zapier lately, and one of the things I found to be somewhat cumbersome with Docker containers is that it seemed to be a little difficult to customize published containers without extending them and modifying files within...

Ayende Rahien09/09/13
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With a Little Knowledge and a Profiler, Let's Optimize!

The end result of this change was doubling the performance of the system under worse case scenario to “just” 25% faster under best conditions.

Brian Gracely09/09/13
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The Cloudcast – #100 – Constipated Unicorns and Cloud Bollocks

Aaron and Brian celebrate Episode #100 with a roundtable of their favorite guests. They discuss why Cloud sucks, how to save OpenStack companies, how many clouds does the world really need, and is the future of all tradeshows in Portland.

Zemian Deng09/09/13
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Exploring Apache Camel Core - File Component

A file poller is a very useful mechanism to solve common IT problems. Camel’s built-in file component is extremely flexible, and there are many options available for configuration. Let’s cover a few common usages here.

Mitch Pronschinske09/09/13
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Sphinx as a Mult-Language API Documenting Tool

This post from Jeremy Bowman and the Safari Flow blog is from earlier in the year, but I thought it was a creative and highly useful tutorial for building API docs with Sphinx that was worth highlighting.

Mitch Pronschinske09/08/13
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Cassandra is a Top 10 DB

According to the latest rankings from DB-engines.com, Cassandra just edged Teradata in the overall database rankings for the 10th spot. The jump was probably caused by the lead-up to the Cassandra 2.0 release.