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Jim Bird01/13/14
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Developers working in Production. Of course! Maybe, sometimes. What, are you nuts?

One of the basic ideas in DevOps is that developers and operations should share responsibility for designing systems, for implementing them and keeping them running. If you ask whether developers should have access to production you’ll find that people fall into one of 3 camps: (1) Of course! (2) Maybe, sometimes (3) What, are you nuts?

Barton George01/13/14
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DevOps Days NYC: When DevOps Goes Wrong

In this presentation, which is embedded below, Mike talks about a devops project he was on in Australia. He and his team were brought in to a large trading firm to implement continuous delivery and integration, they got the code right but made a few critical mistakes. Listen to Mike as he tells his cautionary tale.

Mark Morrell01/13/14
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Strengthen Employee Engagement while Working Remotely

Organizations increasingly face the challenge of how to strengthen employee engagement while their workforce increasingly work from remote locations or while mobile. There is a great opportunity for internal communications to take a leading role with developing a plan that addresses these challenges with greater use of communications channels.

Mark Needham01/13/14
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Learning about Bitmaps

A few weeks ago Alistair and I were working on the code used to model the labels that a node has attached to it in a Neo4j database. The way this works is that chunks of 32 nodes ids are represented as a 32 bit bitmap for each label where a 1 for a bit means that a node has the label and a 0 means that it doesn’t.

Mitch Pronschinske01/13/14
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Running Your Startup's Sign Up Form on AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Learn how to use the Elastic Beanstalk Worker Tier, Amazon SQS, and Amazon SES to deliver e-mail messages to your customers asynchronously.

Niels Matthijs01/13/14
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Design Theory vs Reality – A Plea

this article will be a plea to my designer colleagues to get their act together. In my opinion, 2013 has not been a very good year, design-wise.

Alec Noller01/13/14
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MongoDB: 5 Syntactic Weirdnesses to Keep in Mind

People like to complain about MongoDB. The debate gets so heated, though, that sometimes valid criticisms - and nothing is above criticism - are dismissed as bandwagon hatred. It's a problem that Slava Kim seems very aware of in this recent blog post on some of the syntactic weirdnesses of MongoDB.

Alec Noller01/12/14
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The Best of the Week (Jan. 3): 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 an analysis of Cassandra for ETL, a discussion of the validity of the idea that SQL and NoSQL are two sides of the same coin, the top 10 articles from 2013 in the NoSQL Zone, and more.

Antonin Januska01/11/14
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Top things to look forward to in web development in 2014

Just a few things I’ve noticed that I am looking forward to. If you have any suggestions, feel free to post them!

Mitch Pronschinske01/10/14
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Docker at Spotify

Learn the 'how' and the 'why' for Spotify's Docker usage. They've already integrated it into their build pipeline and are now deploying Docker services to production.

Alec Noller01/10/14
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NoSQL Databases Compared: Differences, Strengths, and Examples

There's been a lot of comparison of SQL and NoSQL lately, but what is to be done if you're already sold on NoSQL and just don't know which database is for you, or your project in particular? To meet that need, check out this rather thorough comparison of NoSQL databases.

Ashutosh Sharma01/10/14
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Getting Started with ElasticSearch

ElasticSearch is an open-source, distributed, and very scalable search engine built on top of Lucene. After some struggle setting up ElasticSearch, the author has assembled this tutorial to help save some time for developers interested in getting started and trying it out.

Paul Hammant01/09/14
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Git's Lightweight Merging

One of Git’s selling points, some years ago, was that it has lightweight branching compared tools that came before it. Anyway, it’s Git’s merges that are the truly lightweight thing in my opinion. This article tries to show how that is.

Allan Kelly01/09/14
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Programmers Without TDD Will be Unemployable by 2022

By 2022 it will be not be possible to get a professional programming job if you do not practice TDD routinely.

Mehdi Daoudi01/09/14
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The 10 Biggest WebPerf Storylines of 2013

From headline outages to staggering growth statistics, the WebPerf community has had a lot to talk about this year! We counted down what we believe are the 10 biggest storylines of 2013 as we look forward to another banner year for Web Performance in 2014.