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Alec Noller04/14/14
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7 Tips for Using RxJava on Android

It's pretty clear that some people are very fond of RxJava, but that's not to say there are no hurdles to overcome. This recent post explores the author's first foray into RxJava, and while his opinion is clearly favorable, he suggests that there was a fairly substantial learning curve.

Steven Willmott04/14/14
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Growing the API Ecosystem - APITools for App Consumers

APItools provides a proxy layer that enables tracking, control and analysis of traffic going to and from the APIs used by your Apps. The system means you can transform inbound and outbound calls to an API without having to rewrite your app.

Gilberto Holms04/14/14
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Export Audit Trail from Database SOA 10g and 11g

For a long time I thought that was impossible to query the SOA composite instance audit trail directly from database. Several references on internet said that only SOA Management APIs could understand the format in which this information is stored into SOA Dehydration Store.

Benjamin Ball04/14/14
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DevOps Zone Link Roundup (Apr. 14)

For a look at what's been happening outside of the DevOps Zone, we've assembled links from around the web, including a look at NGINX for web integration, release testing with CD, a Puppet change impact tool called Gonzo, Windows and Microsoft Azure updates from Chef and Puppet Labs, and more.

Comindware Inc.04/14/14
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Essential Characteristics of Effective Cloud-Based Project Collaboration Tools

Cloud-based collaboration tools are becoming more and more popular. From instant messaging to file and document management, from video conferencing to remote access, from collaborative mind-mapping to knowledge sharing, and everything in between, there’s most possibly a cloud-based app you can try.

Craig Matsumoto04/14/14
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Cisco’s Howie Xu: On Learning the Rhythms of OpenStack

After tracking him from VMware to Big Switch Networks and then to Cisco, we thought it might be nice to talk to Howie Xu about something besides changing jobs. Turns out he’d recently started looking into OpenStack, approaching it with a point of view steeped in networking and virtual switching.

Tatiana Crawford04/14/14
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OpenSSL Heartbleed Security Update

As of Tuesday, April 8th, all CloudPassage production systems have been updated and are no longer vulnerable. All communication between the Halo agents and the Halo analytics engine use message-level encryption, encrypting each payload, in order to mitigate SSL vulnerabilities at the transport layer.

Ariya Hidayat04/14/14
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Supersonic JavaScript

The topic is on changing the way we think about optimizing JavaScript code.

Rob Galanakis04/14/14
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The "Year of Code" Director is Your Boss

There was some hubbub a few months ago when it was revealed the Executive Director of the UK’s Year of Code initiative can’t code. Apparently a number of people don’t agree with the idea that competency in a domain is a requirement to manage that domain. I find this idea infuriating and it can only end poorly.

Craig Matsumoto04/14/14
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SDNCentral SDN and NFV Weekly Roundup — April 11, 2014

Here’s our gathering of the week’s news bits around software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), and related topics.

Max Katz04/13/14
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Creating a Tip Calculator Mobile App in Appery.io with jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap

Smashing Magazine published an article on how to build a Tip Calculator app using mobile technologies including jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap. As Appery.io is based on jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap, the author figured he would show that it is even faster and easier to build exactly the same app in Appery.io.

S M Sohan04/13/14
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AngularJS: Refresh or Die

I think AngularJS is an amazing framework for building JavaScript apps. But oh boy, the barrier to entry is brutal to say the least. Their terminology makes it frustrating and very hard to compose a mental model of the framework. Instead of just complaining and ranting, I wanted to suggest a few concrete refactorings.

Alec Noller04/13/14
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The Best of the Week (Apr. 4): NoSQL Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the NoSQL Zone. This week's best include a TokuMX and MongoDB Oplog entry comparison, the release of MongoDB 2.6, announcing Couchbase Server 2.5.1, and more.

Benjamin Ball04/13/14
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The Best of the Week (Apr. 4): Enterprise Integration

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Enterprise Integration Zone (Apr. 4 to Apr. 10). Here they are, in order of popularity:

Sarah Ervin04/13/14
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The Best of the Week (Apr. 04): Performance Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Performance Zone (Apr. 04 to Apr. 10). This week's best include the dark side of, misconceptions about, and how to avoid using the default methods of Java 8 - and an introduction to Arduino.