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Robert Diana07/18/14
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Geek Reading July 17, 2014

These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques.

Alex Curylo07/17/14
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PaintCode 2.1 with Swift!

So we’ve mentioned in passing the existence of PaintCode, the premier code-producing vector drawing program out there, but we’d never got into it particularly deeply; but with the serious upgrades with version 2, we finally decided, ok, this is seriously worth getting into to.

Len DiMaggio07/17/14
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If Bad Things Happen to Good Automated Tests - How Red Deer Helps you to Debug Failed Tests

This is the fourth in a series of posts on the new JBoss Red Deer automated test framework. This post describes features in Red Deer that make it easier to debug test failures.

Alec Noller07/17/14
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The Best of DZone: July 9 - 16

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include reasons not to switch to Java 8 (yet), Raspberry Pi's new release, the Dockerized future, the downsides of Google Play Services 5.0, the good, bad, and ugly of JSON, and more.

Kristina Chodorow07/17/14
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Sharing Programming

I’m going to be volunteer teaching AP computer science this fall at a NYC high school! Aside from actually prepping them for the AP exam, I’ve been thinking about how to share the programming culture I love with the students. Off the top of my head, I’d like to tell them about:

Gil Zilberfeld07/17/14
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Test Attribute #2 - Readability

We often forget the most of the value we get from tests come after we’ve written them. Sure, TDD helps design the code, but when everything works for the first time, our tests become the guardians of our code. Once in place, we can change the code, hopefully for the better, knowing that everything still works.

Chris Walker07/17/14
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What Information Governance Is And Isn't

First things first … the definition of Information Governance I use is the one I wrote: “Information governance is all the rules, regulations, legislation, standards, and policies with which organizations need to comply when they create, share, and use information.”

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?