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Lukas Eder11/07/13
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The Code That Made Me Cry

A friend of mine recently told me about the kind of problems he’s currently struggling with in the legacy application he’s maintaining. Here’s a sample piece of code to illustrate what I’m talking about:

Swizec Teller11/07/13
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52 Papers in 52 Weeks: Turing’s "On Computable Numbers..."

What better way to start off the 52 papers challenge than with the paper most computer science is based on: Alan Turing’s On Computable Numbers, With an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem? In this article, the author analyzes Turing's groundbreaking paper.

Paul Underwood11/06/13
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The HTML5 Datalist Element: A New Method For Autocomplete

The datalist element is current supported in Chrome, Firefox and Opera. It will allow you to create an autocomplete boxes without using any Javascript.

Allen Coin11/06/13
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Dev of the Week: Claus Ibsen

Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community to catch up and find out what he or she is working on now and what's coming next. This week we're talking to Claus Ibsen, principal software engineer at Red Hat focusing on Apache Camel and ActiveMQ.

Don Pinto11/06/13
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Ruby on Rails and Couchbase-Model for a Social Application

The overall idea behind this app is that Users can post their own Vine videos, to be voted on by the public to see who has the Funniest Vine videos globally. So without further hesitation, let's dive in and see how we can build a gamified application atop-of Couchbase using Ruby and Rails.

Alec Noller11/06/13
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How Marvel Uses Graph Theory and NoSQL for the Marvel Universe

Through examples such as Hawkeye and his various identities, traits, and so on, Peter Olson describes a market in which story arcs and relationships between characters are not only valuable data, but a dataset so expansive that it requires emerging techniques to manage and analyze.

Tom Howlett11/06/13
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What does Collaborative Remote Software Development feel like?

It feels great. Yep, since we went remote, pairing has become really popular. No sharing body odour with your colleague, we just share our screens with a headset on. We may be separated by hundreds of miles but everyone is usually equally accessible.

Michal Bachman11/06/13
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Modeling Data in Neo4j: Bidirectional Relationships

In this article - the first in the "Modelling Data in Neo4j for Beginners" series - we look at a common mistake made when modeling bidirectional relationships.

Patrik Antonsson11/06/13
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Creating Development Environments with Vagrant

I've been using Vagrant for a couple of years now and this is a good book for beginners. The book goes through most of the things you need to know to get your environment up and running. The chapters...

Sasha Goldshtein11/06/13
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Modern Garbage Collection in Theory and Practice

Last week I delivered a very interesting session on modern garbage collection. I was invited to give a talk on garbage collection theory and its practical applications in modern managed languages. The slides from the talk are below – they are quite detailed.

Mark Needham11/05/13
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Neo4j: A First Attempt at Retail Product Substitution

One problem for online retailers is working out whether there is a suitable substitute product if an ordered item isn’t in stock. Since this problem brings together three types of data – order history, stock levels and products – it should be a nice fit for Neo4j, so the author ‘graphed up’ a quick example.

Darshan Bobra11/04/13
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Understanding the Concept of Functional Programming

In functional programming, programs are executed by evaluating expressions, in contrast with imperative programming where programs are composed of statements which change global state when executed. This article goes into detail on the concept of functional programming and why one might use it.

Abraham Otero11/04/13
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Quality Levels: the Hole in Software Methodologies

Not all software we develop requires the same quality. It is not the same to develop software that will run only once, and will never need to be changed, that software that is expected to be used for years

Seth Proctor11/04/13
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ZFS Support in Blackbirds 2.0

You've probably read about the new features in Blackbirds Release 2.0. The big ticket items include geo-distribution, automation, and java stored procedures. In addition to these awesome new features, NuoDB slipped in support for ZFS, specifically Native ZFS on Linux.

Alec Noller11/03/13
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The Best of the Week (Oct. 25): 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 how-to for using MongoDB as a pure in-memory database, a tutorial to help you make major speed increases in MongoDB, and a discussion of labels, indexes, and so on in Neo4j 2.0.