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Roman Pichler07/17/14
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10 Tips for Creating an Agile Product Strategy with the Vision Board

Traditionally, a product strategy is the result of months of market research and business analysis work. It is intended to be factual, reliable, and ready to be implemented. But in an agile, dynamic environment a product strategy is best created differently.

Adam Warski07/17/14
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Making the Reactive Queue Durable with Akka Persistence

Some time ago I wrote how to implement a reactive message queue with Akka Streams. The queue supports streaming send and receive operations with back-pressure, but has one downside: all messages are stored in-memory, and hence in case of a restart are lost. But this can be solved.

Lukas Eder07/17/14
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Logon Triggers: The Oracle Database Magic Bullet

Imagine you want to collect detailed usage statistics to tune your Oracle database, e.g. if you want to have A-Rows and A-Time values in your execution plans. It's simple enough, but of course, you hardly ever have the required privileges. So how can we get those advanced statistics? Easy: by using a logon trigger.

Topher Marie07/17/14
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Are We Thinking About DevOps Wrong? It’s Not About Culture – It’s About Management!

Strong management leads a company and DevOps requires leadership. It takes organizations saying that the increased cost and time right now will be worth it because it will help us move faster in the future. A core part is how to convey to leadership the value of DevOps.

Alec Noller07/17/14
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Realm: A Memory-Efficient Mobile Database

If you're a mobile developer looking for a database that won't crush devices more thoroughly than Play Services 5.0, SQLite isn't the only option anymore. Now there's Realm, currently available for iOS (and Android, soon).

Kin Lane07/17/14
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Considering Amazon Web Service's Continued Push Into Mobile

It is kind of like steering a large ocean vessel, it takes some time to change course, but now that Amazon has set its sights on mobile, I think we will see multiple waves of mobile solutions coming from AWS. I'll keep an eye on what they are up to and see how it compares to other leading mobile backend solutions.

Brian Gracely07/17/14
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The Cloudcast #152 - How Large does Mirantis Loom Over OpenStack?

Brian talks with Adrian Ionel bout how Mirantis has evolved in the OpenStack community, demand for OpenStack Hybrid Cloud, challenges companies have in deployment and management, and how the European market for OpenStack might be larger and more dynamic than US and Asia market.

Chris Odell07/17/14
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Every Library Needs an Index

Imagine walking into a library, and having to walk up and down the aisles trying to find the book you want. Imagine walking into a hardware store, row upon row and shelf upon shelf. But nobody has put any signs up. Do you document your code libraries and keep an index?

Mike Croft07/17/14
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A Smartphone as a Java EE Server: Glassfish 4 on Ubuntu Touch

Android is (at the moment) my favourite mobile OS, but it’s always disappointed me a little that there was no way to get Java running on it since it lacks necessary packages so when Ubuntu Touch was announced, it finally seemed that there was a New Hope!

Jens Deters07/17/14
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NetBeans 8 — Shortcut to Remote Platforms (Part 3): Remote Platform Debugging

This article and video is part of a series of quick intros to the NetBeans 8 Remote Platform feature. This clip shows how to remotely deploy, execute and debug an JavaFX application on a Raspberry Pi with NetBeans 8.

Prabath Ariyarathna07/17/14
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Basic HTTP Authentication Sample Application

In this tutorial, we show you how to develop a simple RESTful web service application with HTTP basic authentication using Cuubez framework.

Kai Wähner07/17/14
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Enterprise Integration Patterns Revisited in 2014

This slide deck revisits Enterprise Integration Patterns (EIP) and gives an overview about the status quo. Fortunately, EIPs offer more possibilities than just be used for modelling integration problems in a standardized way. Several frameworks and tools already implement these patterns.

Matthew Turland07/17/14
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Speaking Resources

I was fortunate enough to recently be accepted to the inaugural php[world] conference. Shortly thereafter, a friend of mine within the community inquired about submitting to and speaking at conferences. I thought I’d post the resources I shared with them here for others interested in the same topic.

Mike Bushong07/17/14
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Bare metal switching, pricing, and the impacts on resellers

Most people in the IT space understand the trend towards bare metal everything (servers, switches, etc.). The movement to commodity hardware drives down costs in infrastructure where price is disproportionately determined by the cost of hardware.

Matteo Pagani07/16/14
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Porting a Windows Phone 8.0 Application to Caliburn Micro 2.0

Caliburn Micro is a big improvemenet compared to the previous version, but it also includes many breaking changes. In this post I’ll detail the most important ones I had to face during the migration.