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Alec Noller12/22/13
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The Best of the Week (Dec. 13): 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 discussion of the relationship between relational databases and their predecessors, thoughts about compression and storage in LevelDB and LMDB, and an argument that SQL is the new NoNoSQL.

Alec Noller12/22/13
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The Best of the Week (Dec. 13): Big Data Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Big Data Zone. This week's best include the introduction to a series on handling Big Data with HBase, tips for faster range faceting in Apache Lucene, and more tough talk between Hortonworks and Cloudera.

Zac Gery12/20/13
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Programming Perfection: Noble Quest or Fool's Gold?

The topic of perfection is a common discussion at the programming dinner table. Is it good? It is bad? It is healthy? Is it possible? Is it realistic?

Vlad Mihalcea12/20/13
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MongoDB Facts: Lightning Fast Aggregation

In the author's previous post, he demonstrated how fast you can insert 50 million time-event entries with MongoDB. In this article, you will learn how to make use of all that data to fuel aggregation tests.

Alec Noller12/20/13
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How FullContact Migrated from MongoDB to Cassandra

This recent post details a database migration from MongoDB to Cassandra. It's a detailed account, starting with the background of what led to the decision, various attempts at solving their problems, and finally how they went about migrating to Cassandra, including code and data to document their improvements.

Steve Smith12/20/13
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Application Pattern: Consumer Driven Contracts

When applying Continuous Delivery to an application estate, our ability to rapidly release individual applications is constrained by inter-application dependencies. How can we enable the independent evolution of interdependent applications with minimal risk?

Mike Cottmeyer12/20/13
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How to Achieve Shared Understanding When Scaling Agile

Agile practices as described in the literature are suitable for small co-located teams focused on a single product. These small co-located teams quickly and efficiently establish a shared understanding of a project, the customer, and the architecture they are working within.

Davy Suvee12/19/13
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Running Along the Graph Using Neo4J Spatial and Gephi

When the author started running some years ago, he bought a Garmin Forerunner 405, a device that tracks GPS coordinates while you're running. In this article, you will learn how to store, query, and visualize such data using a Neo4j Spatial datastore and Gephi.

Dan Kuebrich12/19/13
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Beyond Averages

Traditionally we aggregate our data into summary statistics like averages or percentiles. In order to truly understand our systems, we need to know when and how to sidestep those abstractions, to get deep, detailed performance insight.

Aliza Earnshaw12/19/13
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DevOps Team? No. DevOps Toolchain? Yes.

Though it’s common to hear people talking about “DevOps teams” — or see job postings for “DevOps” — to leaders of this technology movement, the phrase is like the sound of fingernails on a chalkboard. So why do those in the know freely talk about a DevOps toolchain? It’s because a common toolchain helps developers and IT operations people work together more collaboratively to achieve the goals of the business.

Marc Löffler12/19/13
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10 More Things to Drive Your Scrum Master Crazy

It’s been a long time since I wrote “10 things to drive your Scrum Master crazy” and it’s about time to give you some new weapons. So, here they are:

Mike Cottmeyer12/19/13
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Are We Solving The Right Problem?

It’s been a funny transition the past few years as agile has gone more and more mainstream. You used to have to start every talk with an explanation of the Agile Manifesto… you don’t have to do that anymore, people generally get it.

Leigh Shevchik12/19/13
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Computer Architecture Has Hit a Power Wall

Ben Hindman's talk set out to define the ‘future stack’ by taking a deep dive into the evolution and future of computing architecture.

Lukas Eder12/19/13
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Add LATERAL Joins or CROSS APPLY to Your SQL Tool Chain

SQL features have a unique trait that few other languages have. They are obscure to those who don’t know them, as every language feature introduces a new syntax with new keywords. In this case: APPLY and LATERAL.

Ralf Quebbemann12/19/13
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Useful Subversion Pre-Commit Hook Script for Linux Servers

Looking for useful subversion pre-commit hooks? Maybe this script is for you. It's a Linux bash shell script and also makes use of python.