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Chandra Munagavalasa08/22/14
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Maximize your Customer Value – Think Lean, Go Lean and Stay Lean

Lean is more than just minimizing waste. A popular misconception of Lean is that it is suited only for manufacturing. In this article I will be discussing non-value added process and implementing Lean in software development.

Lorna Mitchell08/21/14
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Running Multiple Versions of PHP

When I advise people about upgrading their PHP version, I say things like "just run your test suite with the new version" "just grab the new version and try your site with the built-in webserver". A couple of people recently have asked for more detail on how to actually achieve these things so here's a quick primer on getting new PHP without touching anything to do with your existing PHP installation.

Paul Underwood08/21/14
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Add Custom User Fields To User Profile Page

In a previous article I explained how you can modify the contact information on the WordPress User profile page, but what if you want to know more custom information from the user that requires more that just a text field.

Matt Butcher08/21/14
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Database Storage in Go with Structable

I'm not a huge fan of ORMs. I usually feel more productive with my query writing when I can just write SQL. Okay, not always. Writing plain old CRUD queries is a mindless chore equivalent to scrubbing the toilet. So I wrote a little library called structable that takes care of the boilerplate CRUD for me.

Derwyn Harris08/21/14
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The Need To Review The Agile Manifesto

Since the Agile Manifesto was published in 2001 much has changed. It's time to rethink yesterday’s manifesto in a new light and deconstruct which concepts were home runs and which still need to evolve.

Cloudify Community08/21/14
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A Puppet Automation + MySQL Tutorial: Wordpress Install in 7 Short Steps

In this blog post I'd like to demonstrate how a cloud application orchestrator can complement already existing automation processes powered by configuration management tools, in this case we will demonstrate with Puppet.

Trevor Parsons08/21/14
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Why We Love Log Management (and You Should Too)

It doesn’t matter if your title puts you in, being able to track down the big insights from your data is the secret-sauce every engineer is looking for. Collecting data is a step in the right direction, but organizing, monitoring, and reporting provides the insights necessary to make business decisions.

Raymond Camden08/21/14
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Ionic and Cordova's DeviceReady: My Solution

I've been madly in love with the Ionic framework lately, but I've run into an issue that I'm having difficulty with. I thought I'd blog about the problem and demonstrate a solution that worked for me. To be clear, I think my solution is probably wrong. I'm sharing this blog entry as a way to discuss and get some feedback.

Itamar Haber08/21/14
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Top Redis Headaches for Devops: Client Buffers

Because Redis is a remote server, a client's request will take significantly more time to return to the client than the actual fetching of data from RAM by Redis' CPU. The implication of this difference is that Redis would have been tied up serving the request for the duration of that time, had it not been for client buffers.

Alec Noller08/21/14
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PostgreSQL Wishlists: What Users Want to See in 9.5

It wasn't too long ago that we saw the release of PostgreSQL 9.4 Beta 1, but now there's talk of PostgreSQL 9.5 and, in particular, what sorts of changes it ought to bring. Two separate wishlists have been assembled in the last few days, each sporting a handful of hopes for 9.5.

Eric Minick08/21/14
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The argument for testing performance in production

Performance testing still has its place. It’s awesome for existing applications when looking for changes that degrade performance, and for major application launches where the scalability absolutely has to be right the first time.

Julien Danjou08/21/14
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Tracking OpenStack contributions in GitHub

I've switched my Git repositories to GitHub recently, and started to watch my contributions statistics, which were very low considering I spend my days hacking on open source software, especially OpenStack.

Fer Troya08/21/14
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Building Java applications that use .NET components on JRebel

Java enthusiasts love to combine technologies to deliver their products. Here we have an example of Spring MVC along with Javonet to create MS Office documents; efficiently developed using JRebel!

Dan Domkowski08/21/14
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Cloud Behind the Firewall: Private PaaS and FedRAMP

Is your organization experiencing pain points related to meeting FedRAMP requirements? Learn how companies like JPMorgan Chase and McKesson take advantage of a policy-driven platform without hampering innovation, and how the Federal Government can, as well.

Ayende Rahien08/21/14
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Question 6 is a trap, a very useful one

In my interview questions, I give candidates a list of 6 questions. They can either solve 3 questions from 1 to 5, or they can solve question 6. Question 6 requires that you create an index for a 15 TB CSV file, and allow efficient searching on it. While questions 1 – 5 are basically gate keeper questions.