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Peter Lawrey09/27/13
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Writing and Testing High Frequency Trading Engines in Java

My first talk at JavaOne went as well as I could have hoped. We started 5 minutes early as the room was full. My apologies to those turned away, I wouldn't have minded a larger room. The slides for the presentation are here:

Tim Kitchens09/27/13
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Optimize Late and Not Often

Many software engineers, myself included, are driven to build the best software possible, pouring their creative juices into developing “the perfect” solution. I believe it is this perfectionist quality that can sometimes cause us to lose sight of the bigger picture, our highest priorities.

Tim Kitchens09/27/13
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Quick Intro to Hibernate Search and Lucene

In this post, we’re going to take a quick look at a sample application (really, it’s a JUnit test case) that uses Hibernate Core, with Java Persistence API (JPA) annotations, to persist a simple entity to a relational database and Hibernate Search to run some searches against the Lucene indexes created/updated as the Hibernate-managed entities are updated in the database.

Jesse Warden09/27/13
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Node, Bower, Grunt n00b Cheat Sheet

Automated dependency management and build systems are often something you spend a lot of time on up front, and never touch again.

Brian Gracely09/27/13
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The Cloudcast #105: OpenDaylight & SDN Evolution

Aaron and Brian talk with Kyle Mestery, Chris Wright and Brent Salisbury about Project OpenDaylight, SDN architectures and integration with applications and OpenStack.

Doug Turnbull09/27/13
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Tips for Name Search in Solr

Searching names is a pretty common requirement for many applications - searching by author in a book store, for example - but names are a surprisingly difficult thing to get perfect. Regardless, we can get something pretty good working in Solr.

Mitch Pronschinske09/26/13
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Tapestry SDN App Simplifies Network Complexity

Have you ever heard of a network complexity index (NCI)? It turns out it can be very helpful information to pass on to executives to help them see how various changes are adding to their network complexity over time.

Idan Fridman09/26/13
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Spring Integrating with Remote Topic

I am going to demonstrate how to receive messages from a remote topic in Spring Integration. Our apps server will be JBoss AS.

Raymond Camden09/26/13
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jQuery Mobile Web Development Essentials, Second Edition

The jQuery Mobile book that Raymond Camden wrote with Andy Matthews has now been updated to the second edition. It covers jQuery Mobile 1.3.2 (they couldn't wait for 1.4, unfortunately) and includes new UI features like panels and responsive tables.

Ross Mason09/26/13
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Mule and Redis Get a Web Bug

In this tutorial, we will build a very simple back end that captures the page visit count for identified users via a web bug.

Clinton Gallagher09/26/13
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Learning Kendo UI Web Development

Learning Kendo UI Web Development authored by John Adams covers Kendo UI Web in a brief yet effective way for readers to use it in actual applications. There’s not a lot of babble here, as he...

Mitch Pronschinske09/26/13
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SDN is a model. OpenFlow is an API.

SDN and OpenFlow are not interchangeable terms. Although OpenFlow is a popular standard for implementing SDN architectures, there are alternative standards or commercial APIs that companies have created for their own solutions that will still yield a software-defined network.

Andreas Kollegger09/26/13
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Room For Everyone at the GraphConnect Unconference

Free tickets for lightning talks, graph masters, and all of the Neo4j language driver authors in one place! What more could you ask for?

Mitch Pronschinske09/26/13
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Pinterest Uses Redis to Do Amazing Things

Adam Bloom recently wrote a really interesting case study on the Pivotal blog that explains how Pinterest was able to handle its extreme (1000%+ / year) increases in traffic and keep scaling up its following functionality with the help of Redis.

Mitch Pronschinske09/26/13
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3 Simple, No-Fluff Descriptions of SDN

Sometimes you don't want to read a whole article to get the gist of a new technology or tool. You just want a person who's familiar with the subject to tell you what it is and why it's good in 1-2 sentences. Here are three of those kinds of descriptions for software-defined networking.