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Mitch Pronschinske12/18/13
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Dev Tech That Will be HOT in 2014

A lot of developer tools and technologies have taken off this year, and some have been around for a while but are now poised for large-scale adoption. This article lists 30+ dev tools and technologies that I think are going to be big in 2014.

Allen Coin12/18/13
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Dev of the Week: Peter Zaitsev

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 Peter Zaitsev, MySQL performance specialist and Founder, CEO of Percona.

Zac Gery12/18/13
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Identifying Loss Aversion in Software Design

There are many facets to software design. A common example is loss aversion, which refers to "people's tendency to strongly prefer avoiding losses to acquiring gains." Armed with this knowledge, more informed decisions are possible throughout the software development cycle. The following list details a few examples where loss aversion can play a role in software development:

Davy Suvee12/18/13
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New Tinkerpop Blueprints for MongoDB and Datomic: Graphs, Graphs, Graphs

Recently, Datablend open-sourced two new Tinkerpop Blueprints implementations: blueprints-mongodb-graph and blueprints-datomic-graph. Tinkerpop is an open source project that provides an entire stack of technologies within the Graph Database space.

Alec Noller12/18/13
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Hortonworks vs. Cloudera: Hadoop-er Than Thou?

This article looks at the recent mud-slinging (if you can call it that) going on between Hortonworks and Cloudera. It's got to be good news for Hadoop, at least, and it highlights the widespread influence of the open-source Big Data framework.

James Chesters12/18/13
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Changing the Ratio with the Nairobi Developer School

You hear a lot about “change the ratio” and encouraging young people, especially young women, into technology. Njeri “Martha” Chuomo is 19 years old, a Ruby programmer living in Nairobi, and changing more than just the ratio.

Vlad Mihalcea12/18/13
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Teaching is the Best Way to Learn

There are many ways to learn but teaching might be the best one.

Seth Proctor12/18/13
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Testing Network Failure on AWS

Recently, Dan wrote a great piece on testing network failures with NuoDB's support for geo-distribution. If you haven't read it, then go do that right now. It's cool, and it illustrates pretty clearly how you can tune the rules for durability based on awareness of regions.

Evan Leybourn12/18/13
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The Mathematics of Agile Communication

Let me ask you a question; why do agile frameworks recommend limiting team size to 7±2? If you answered “communication” or "collaboration", congratulations you're correct. But do you understand why?

James Roper12/17/13
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'Fun' Doesn't Mean Compromising Scalability

As the demands on the applications we write shifts, the technologies we use start to make it harder to meet them, and pretty soon we feel like we are always working against the technologies that are supposed to be helping us.

Mike Hadlow12/17/13
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Are your programmers working hard, or are they lazy?

When people are doing a physical task, it’s easy to assess how hard they are working. Recognizing and rewarding hard work is a pretty fundamental human instinct, it is one of the reasons we find endurance sports so fascinating. This instinctive appreciation of physical hard work is a problem when it comes to managing creative-technical employees. Effective knowledge workers often don’t look like they are working very hard.

Zac Gery12/17/13
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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? Is it bad? Is it healthy? Is it possible? Is it realistic? With that in mind, the following section outlines the benefits and pitfalls of perfectionism in software development:

Lieven Doclo12/17/13
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Paying It Forward

How does one change the world? One random act of kindness at the time. But I’m a software engineer. It’s hard to do random acts of kindness when it comes to doing IT related stuff. I often think I should do something about this. The ultimate solution would be that you could do this with a group of software engineers.

Alec Noller12/17/13
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Is SQL the New NoNoSQL?

Some websites are made to inspire debate, and this is one: "NoSQL vs. SQL: SQL is the new NoNoSQL." It contains a side-by-side comparison of SQL and NoSQL in general, answering questions such as "is it based upon a rock-solid theory," "will it still be there in 10 years," "can it scale up," and many more.

Scott Leberknight12/17/13
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Handling Big Data with HBase Part 3: Architecture Overview

This is the third blog in a series of introductory blogs on Apache HBase. In the second part, we saw how to interact with HBase via the shell. In this part, we'll look at the HBase architecture from a bird's eye view.