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Ayende Rahien11/25/12
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Design Patterns in the Test of Time: Chain of Responsibility

Ayende Rahein explains chain-of-responsibility pattern, a design pattern consisting of a source of command objects and a series of processing objects.

Bruno Terkaly11/25/12
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Azure Table Storage: Essential Knowledge

Bruno Terkaly provides a detailed tutorial on table storage for Azure.

Kasia Gogolek11/24/12
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Installing Git on a New Server

I’ve been hearing a lot of good about Git in the last few years, from the simplicity of use, speed to decentralized repositories. Here’s a quick run through, how to install Git on a new server.

Allen Coin11/24/12
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GraphConnect 2012: Using A GraphDB In the Cloud

Smitha Kulkarni Gudur and Manoj Joshii give a presentation at GraphConnect 2012 about using a GraphDB in a Cloud deployment.

Kelvin Tan11/24/12
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Anatomy of a Lucene Tokenizer

A term is the unit of search in Lucene. A Lucene document comprises of a set of terms. Tokenization means splitting up a string into tokens, or terms. A Lucene Tokenizer is what both Lucene (and correspondingly, Solr) uses to tokenize text.

Ayende Rahien11/24/12
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Design Patterns in the Test of Time: Proxy

Proxies are such a success that they are literally baked into both the language and the platform . . .

Maarten Balliauw11/24/12
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Windows Azure, SignalR & Twilio: A Phone Call from the Cloud

In his previous post, Maarten Balliauw showed you how to send emails from Windows Azure. In this post he wonders "Why not take communication a step further and make a phone call from Windows Azure?"

Daniel Bartl11/23/12
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Using MongoDB Geospatial with Spring Data and a Basic JQuery Mobile UI

This article shows how to use the MongoDB spatial feature in combination with Spring and a Web REST service.

Adam Warski11/23/12
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ElasticMQ is Now Synced to Maven Central

Thanks to Sonatype OSS repositories, ElasticMQ version 0.6.1 is now synced to central. All of the artifacts, except the standalone server (which depends on Ostrich, which isn’t available in the central repo) are synchronized.

John Cook11/23/12
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Dual Polyhedra for Kids

These figures are duals of each other: If you put a vertex in the middle of each face of one of the shapes, and connect all the new vertices, you get the other shape. You could use these as a tangible way to introduce duality to kids.

Jeff Blankenburg11/23/12
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31 Days of Windows 8 | Day #12: Background Tasks

Today, we are talking about Background Tasks. The short way to describe Background Tasks is this: a background task is the code that runs when your app doesn’t.

Ayende Rahien11/22/12
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Design Patterns in the Test of Time: Façade

A façade is an object that provides a simplified interface to a larger body of code, such as a class library.

Ayende Rahien11/22/12
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Design Patterns in the Test of Time: Decorator

The decorator pattern is a design pattern that allows behaviour to be added to an existing object dynamically.

Rob Sanders11/22/12
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Visual Studio 2012 – Visual Options

It was a little while ago that I blogged about Richard Bank’s approach to revert the menu in Visual Studio 2012 back to the friendly and reliable sentence case style that we all know and love. Since then, Visual Studio 2012 has launched with the RTM version, moving out of pre-release status.

Luke Galea11/22/12
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Several Solutions for Queue & Worker Systems

Over the years we’ve tried several different queue/worker systems for our sites and we’d like to share our findings to help others decide on a technology.