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Mitch Pronschinske08/31/13
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Using Celery and RabbitMQ to Schedule and Run Long Processes in Django

This tutorial takes you through the basics of setting up and using Celery and RabbitMQ to schedule and run long processes from your Django website.

David Pollak08/31/13
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Sorry System76, I'm Returning the Galago Pro

The Galago Pro is very fast for Scala-related work. I'm returning the Galago Pro. I'll wait until the Haswell MacBook Pros are released and get one of those.

Carlos Sanchez08/31/13
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PuppetConf Recap: How to Develop Puppet Modules

Last week, PuppetConf took place at the Fairmont in San Francisco, gathering Puppet users and enthusiasts from all over the world for five days of training, development and sessions.

Mitch Pronschinske08/30/13
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Networking in the Era of Overlays

SDN is all about separating planes or "overlays." Martin Casado of Nicira explains how this is a new era of networking that we are entering.

Manuel Hartl08/30/13
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Getting Started with IT Security, Part I: Security Lifecycle and Goals

This is the first in a series of articles about IT security. Part I highlights the importance of considering security during the whole software development lifecycle and enumerates and explains common security goals.

Leif Walsh08/30/13
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Write Optimization: Myths, Comparison, Clarifications

I think the reason people are convinced that B-trees are on the optimal tradeoff curve is pretty simple. Since all of the popular write optimizations are modifications to a B-tree, most people end up stuck on the B-tree tradeoff curve. But contrary to conventional wisdom, it is possible to do a lot better.

Johanna Rothman08/30/13
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Trust, Agile Program Management and Being Effective

When your management asks you for an estimate that is more than an order of magnitude estimate, it’s because they don’t trust you. Now, you can be upset about this, you can leave this alone, or you can fix this. I like fixing.

Peter Zaitsev08/30/13
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Considering TokuDB as an Engine for Timeseries Data

I am working on a customer’s system where the requirement is to store a lot of timeseries data from different sensors. For performance reasons, we are going to use SSDs, and therefore there is a list of requirements for the architecture. I actually think that TokuDB might be a good fit for this task.

Wayne Beaton08/30/13
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Eclipse Development Process 2014

One of my tasks for this quarter is to deliver a draft of an update to the Eclipse Development Process (EDP) to the Eclipse Architecture Council for their review. The process that we follow is to open bugs against Community/Architecture Council (prefixed with [EDP]), discuss them, and then incorporate the discussion into the new version of the EDP.

Olga Kouzina08/30/13
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3-D Backlog Management

Managing or prioritizing the backlog, re-prioritizing works in progress — these activities make up the most of a product owner’s work. That’s not breaking news, obviously.

Michael Palermo08/30/13
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Windows Phone Emulator: Hyper-V isn’t on

Notice that Hyper-V is not selected. To enable it, select the box next to it, and click OK. You will now be required to reboot.

Allen Coin08/30/13
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Brace Yourselves: the "Smartwatch" is Coming

Ever wanted a smartphone that could fit on your wrist? If you're in the market for just such a device, you're in luck.

Mitch Pronschinske08/30/13
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Who Uses Redis?

Excluding Facebook and Google+, I'd say that Redis has permeated all of the biggest social media sites to date. It's a pretty solid endorsement.

Mitch Pronschinske08/30/13
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Quick Hacking Node.js Modules From CoffeeScript - Making a Binding for Nanomsg

This article by Nick Desaulniers provides a great template for creating modules in git. His example shows how he made an early Node.js binding for the recently-unveiled Nanomsg message broker.

Mitch Pronschinske08/30/13
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Using ZeroMQ to Bring MSMQ and Mule ESB Together

After lots of work trying to bridge Microsoft's MSMQ and Mule ESB, Claude Mamo and John D'Emic figured out a way to do it with the help of ZeroMQ. The bridge itself was easy, and took about 15 minutes to code in C#.