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Christopher Taylor11/12/13
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What Happened to the Buzz Around NoSQL?

NoSQL was held up to the be the way to horizontally scale Big Data and Web applications and to bring a new level of simplicity to data storage and retrieval. So what happened to the buzz around NoSQL?

Mitch Pronschinske11/12/13
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Here's Why Docker Was Written in Go

It's about time we learned all about the technology behind Docker, from the creators. This is an especially useful presentation because it doesn't only cover the advantages of using Go, but also some of the drawbacks to expect.

Alec Noller11/12/13
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H20: A Prediction and Math Engine for Hadoop

Hadoop users looking for new ways pull useful information from their data may want to take a look at this prediction and math engine designed to help users scale machine learning, math, and statistics over large datasets.

Mark Needham11/12/13
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Neo4j: Testing an Unmanaged Extension Using CommunityServerBuilder

The author has been playing around with Neo4j unmanaged extensions recently and wanted to be able to check that it worked properly without having to deploy it to a real Neo4j server. CommunityServerBuilder allows users to do so.

Vlad Mihalcea11/12/13
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MongoDB and Optimistic Locking

Optimistic locking is very handy for preventing lost updates, and you can use it even if you've chosen to move away from RDBMS to MongoDB storage. In this article, you'll learn how.

Alec Noller11/11/13
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KassandraMRHelper: A New Tool for Cassandra and Hadoop

Users of Cassandra and Hadoop may be interested in a new tool called KassandraMRHelper. The purpose of the tool is implied in the name - simplifying the process of extracting data out of Cassandra and into Hadoop, and map-reducing the data - but it takes some different approaches from other techniques.

Lukas Eder11/11/13
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The 10 Most Popular DB Engines (SQL and NoSQL)

How do you objectively measure the popularity of a DB engine? Good question! There's an Austrian company who claims to have the answer. Among the top 10 DB engines, MongoDB is the only non-RDBMS representative, and some other ratings are surprising as well.

Zac Gery11/11/13
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Tossing Stuff Over the Wall to QA

The list of reasons why developers "toss stuff over the wall" is too large to tackle individually, but there are a few classics. "Tossing stuff over the wall" boils down to respect. Time is precious and when a QA analyst feels that his/her time was wasted, respect towards developers can be diminished.

Alec Noller11/10/13
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The Best of the Week (Nov. 1): 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 a new data analytics tool for Hadoop, an article on Apache Mesos and its role in the changing world of Big Data, and 4 different methods for processing structured Big Data.

Alec Noller11/10/13
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The Best of the Week (Nov. 1): NoSQL Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone. This week's best include a presentation on Marvel's use of graph theory and NoSQL for the Marvel Universe, an announcement about iterable collections in Redis, and first entry in a series on modeling data in Neo4j.

Jim Bird11/10/13
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Why We Suck at Building Secure Software and What We Can Do About It

his is an outline of the problems that we have as an industry building secure software: why we fail at it, why Agile development is blamed for insecure software, and what we can do to build more secure software while still being Agile.

Michael Norton11/09/13
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TDD is to Code Coverage as Exercise is to Weight Loss

A great number of people in the software field appear to think the primary benefit of unit tests is test coverage. But code coverage is not the point of unit tests. Code coverage is a side affect.

Justin Bozonier11/08/13
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Understanding Multi-Armed Bandit Algorithms

Imagine you are in front of three slot machines, each with different likelihoods of paying out. How should you play them in order to maximize your payout? This is the problem the multi-armed bandit algorithm solves.

Alec Noller11/08/13
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Presto: Facebook's SQL-on-Hadoop Engine is Now Open Source

Facebook has announced that Presto, its SQL-on-Hadoop engine claimed to be up to 10 times faster than Hive for large-scale queries, is now open source. What kind of impact might this development have?

Mitch Pronschinske11/08/13
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14 Tutorials to Get Started With Digital Ocean

Because of it's growing popularity, I thought it would make sense to provide a nice bundle of video tutorials on Digital Ocean (for the visual learner). Digital Ocean has made a name for themselves by providing super-fast, super-cheap pure-SSD hosting.