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Ross Mason11/26/13
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New RAML (RESTful API Markup Language) Web Tooling

I’m excited to announce that we’ve recently made available to the RAML community a new API Designer, API Console, and API Notebook, built around a new RAML JavaScript parser released as part of the RAML workgroup.

Istvan Szegedi11/26/13
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Integrating R with Cloudera Impala for Real-Time Queries on Hadoop

Impala uses Hadoop as a storage engine, but moves away from MapReduce algorithms toward distributed queries. Also, R can be integrated with Impala to provide fast, interactive queries running on top of Hadoop data sets. The data can then be further processed or visualized within R.

Mitch Pronschinske11/26/13
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How The Weather Company Monetizes Weather: The Big Data Challenge

This session will discuss the transformation of the most widely distributed cable TV network in the United States, building on one of the world's most visited digital properties, to create a world class Big Data platform.

Alec Noller11/26/13
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Google's Eric Schmidt on How to Convert from iOS to Android

In this gently aggressive post, Google's Eric Schmidt explains how to convert from iOS to Android. It is a step-by-step tutorial, in-depth enough that a novice could follow carefully and do everything he suggests, but also enough that experienced users will almost certainly find useful tips to ease the process.

Mark Needham11/26/13
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New in Neo4j: Optional Relationships with OPTIONAL MATCH

One of the breaking changes in Neo4j 2.0.0-RC1 compared to previous versions is that the -[?]-> syntax for matching optional relationships has been retired and replaced with the OPTIONAL MATCH construct. In this article, you'll find out how to work with OPTIONAL MATCH.

Istvan Forgacs11/26/13
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Code Understanding Step by Step - We Need a Task

This article explains why code understanding is difficult but inevitable, as well as the consequences of only vaguely understanding code. The process of code comprehension is outlined, emphasizing the necessity of a task to validate our real understanding.

Adam Fowler11/26/13
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MarkLogic, Huh, What is it Good For?

In the simplest terms, MarkLogic is a single product that combines features of a highly distributed NoSQL database, a search engine, all with application services layered over the top. In this article, you'll learn when and why one might use MarkLogic.

John Berryman11/26/13
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Parameterizing and Organizing Solr Boosts

One of the author's clients has some heavy-duty requirements for boosting functions. It’s right on the boundary of what he thinks is appropriate for Solr. He might as well expect the boosting functions to be as readable, and well-organized as possible, though, so let’s take a look at his strategy.

Matt Lacey11/26/13
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'Tis the Season to ... Release Apps

We're fast approaching the time of year when more people are releasing and updating apps in time for the big shopping holidays (Thanksgiving & Christmas). Check on your submission deadlines and make sure you give yourself enough room to make sure your apps are available on time.

Michael Sahota11/25/13
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Understanding and Working with Agile Culture (Slides)

Here is my current thinking on how I communicate and consult around Agile. For me, it’s all about understanding the desires and wishes of the organization I am working with and mapping that to an approach to Agile that fits their context.

Peter Zaitsev11/25/13
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Integrating pt-online-schema-change with a Scripted Deployment

Recently, I helped a client that was having issues with deployments causing locking in their production databases. As I wasn’t very familiar with Liquibase, I took this opportunity to learn more about it and it seems like a very valuable tool. Essentially, it does the following:

Mitch Pronschinske11/25/13
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The Sweet Spot Between IaaS and PaaS

This talk will explore how we find the sweet spot on the continuum between PaaS and IaaS cloud models to provide both the productivity and flexibility you desire.

Troy Miles11/25/13
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How to Use a VirtualBox Android Emulator

The slowness of the Android emulator has been the butt of many a joke since it was first unveiled. One solution is to use a VirtualBox VM with Android on it instead of the Android emulator, and the difference is amazing. In this article, you'll learn how to do set it up.

Vlad Mihalcea11/25/13
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Why I Never Blame Open Source Projects

Every now and then the author gets to read someone’s bad thought towards a given open-source framework. When he started programming, it was Struts. Then people started blaming Hibernate, and recently, MongoDB. But if there is someone to blame, it’s usually us, not the frameworks we use.

Andreas Kollegger11/25/13
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Neo4j 2.0: New Features and Breaking Changes

The next major version of Neo4j has been under development for almost a year now, and the first Release Candidate build is now available. In this article, you'll find an overview of the new features and changes in Neo4j 2.0.