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Mitch Pronschinske10/17/13
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ZeroMQ Reaches 4.x - New Security, Socket Type and ZMTP

This week, ZeroMQ had a major release: version 4.0.1. Pieter Hintjens, a founder of the project, has been blogging about the new security features specifically.

Mitch Pronschinske10/17/13
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The Blogging Programmer's Style Guide: Does Anyone Hyphenate "Open Source" or "Command Line" Anymore?

The answer should be an easy "yes" if you look at the English rules for compound adjectives, but out in the real world (the internet) these rules get broken, and with other terms in the past, we have ended up embracing the contravention, which then becomes the convention.

Troy Hunt10/17/13
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40 Inappropriate Actions to Take Against an Unlocked PC

You inevitably see a lot of unattended, unlocked computers around the place. Naturally the responsible thing to do when seeing such risky behavior is to help the victi.. uh, I mean “individual” understand the risky nature of such behavior.

Mitch Pronschinske10/17/13
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A New Forum For Heroku Buildpack Developers

Developers building Heroku Buildpacks, or planning to start building them, now have a place discuss ideas and ask or answer questions. The new Heroku Buildpacks forum is built using Jeff Atwood's Discourse.

Allen Coin10/16/13
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Dev of the Week: Antonin Januska

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 Antonin Januska: web developer, designer, and writer.

Mitch Pronschinske10/16/13
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How CloudBees Uses the Emerging Pattern of Microservices

What are microservices? They're like little modular pieces of an application that can all be built, maintained, and deployed separately so that if one goes down, it doesn't bring down the whole app. Think of them like single-purpose unix apps. Netflix and CloudBees both use microservices.

Mitch Pronschinske10/15/13
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Pub/Sub Server, Faye, Hits 1.0

The simple publish / subscribe message server, Faye, has been a popular tool, especially as a Ruby gem, for several years, and this month it reached a major new milestone.

Mitch Pronschinske10/15/13
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What's the Best Development Resource You've Ever Found?

Once in a while, we find development resources that are really remarkable in the amount of great information they provide and other resources that they aggregate. What are some of the best programming resources (not including documentation) that you've ever found?

Andrey Prikaznov10/15/13
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Coding Conventions in Web Development

Every person who writes code for a long time eventually comes to the question of standardization of the writing style of the code. In this article, you will find a set of a coding style guidelines that are based on PHP, but applicable to most web development languages

Niels Matthijs10/15/13
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Proportional Responsive CSS: An Expansion of the Padding Solution

Earlier, the author wrote a post on responsive CSS detailing two techniques to create proportionally responsive elements. The third option in this article mostly an expansion on the padding solution, but one that will save you the need for an extra structural wrapper at the cost of browser compatibility.

S M Sohan10/14/13
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How Much Should I Validate When Using an API?

I think it’s a trade-off between paranoid programming and pragmatic design. As long as I’m providing expected behavior in the app without opening up a security hole, some validations may be skipped on purpose.

Mitch Pronschinske10/14/13
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OpenStack Ceilometer, One Year Later

Ceilometer is fast-moving open-source cloud metering and monitoring project that connects to a variety of consumers. See how to put Ceilometer into action on your own projects.

Mitch Pronschinske10/14/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (October 14)

Groupon moves to Node.js, StackEdit becomes the best new markdown editor, John Resig creates a Twitter list of women who code, and Randall Munroe writes a comic on functional programming. Those stories, plus a tool that makes you into an elite hacker like you see in the movies.

Kristina Chodorow10/14/13
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Using Visual “APIs”

There's a very important visual side to your APIs. A few key things like a nice font, a color palette, and an overall theme can really make your API sing.

Vijay Agneeswaran10/14/13
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Big Data Analytics Beyond Hadoop

This article outlines the need to look beyond Hadoop for some big data analytics. From a batch analytics perspective, Spark is ideal for iterative machine learning algorithms. From a real-time analytics perspective, Storm is preferable. From a specialized data structures perspective, GraphLab is an ideal paradigm for processing large graphs.