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Kin Lane11/14/13
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Knowing Your HTTP Status Codes In Federal Government

Kin Lane talks about his experiences with the White House directive all federal agencies to go machine readable by default. He reveals his experience writing a script to let him know which federal agency had published their digital strategy. The post also has some advice for publishing /digitalstrategy and /data.json files at your site.

John Berryman11/14/13
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Estimating Ad Conversion Rates Using Cassandra

Don’t let anybody fool you; a good bit of what a data scientist does is a glorified form of counting. In my recent work, I’m finding that Cassandra is quite good at counting. As a matter of fact, you can treat Cassandra as a giant, distributed, redundant, “infinitely” scalable counting framework.

Alec Noller11/14/13
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6 Tutorials for Apache Mesos: Hadoop, Spark, Chronos, and More

Users of the cluster manager Apache Mesos might find this recent set of tutorials from Mesosphere to be useful. The tutorials cover a lot of ground, focusing on Hadoop, Spark, Chronos, and more, and look like a good start for anybody looking to work in new ways with Mesos.

Tony Russell-rose11/14/13
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Five Myths of the UX Design Process

Some common UX practices that seem to work well, but even more don’t. In this post we'll summarize a few as slightly tongue-in-cheek ‘myths’ of the UX design process.

Niels Matthijs11/14/13
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Performance is the New SEO: Use it Wisely

Performance is our lever when we want to scale down the functional complexities. Recently a lot of tools have appeared to help us determine the exact impact of certain techniques on the overall performance of a web page, which is a great help when trying to block those exact functional demands from being implemented.

Jenny Yang11/14/13
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Why Blocking is Bad in Akka Remoting... Really Bad

Today I’d like to share something about my experience using Akka, specifically, Akka remoting for building a distributed application. No super-secret tricks, just what we’ve learned the hard way – by making mistakes.

Nikita Ivanov11/14/13
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Why Oracle and SAP Are Missing The Point Of In-Memory Computing

What is common about Oracle and SAP when it comes to In-Memory Computing? Both see this technology as merely a high performance addition to SQL-based database products. This is shortsighted and misses a significant point.

Mark Hinkle11/14/13
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Cloud Evangelists: Emissaries of Evil

Introducing new technology in the IT landscape has always been a difficult proposition, but advocating the use of Clouds has produced some especially vehement objections. If the Cloud evangelist finds himself wondering why, the answer is simple: You are not merely advocating Change, you are embracing Evil.

Allen Coin11/13/13
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Dev of the Week: Mark Needham

Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community. This week we're talking to Mark Needham, developer at Neo Technology working on Neo4j, and (European) football enthusiast.

Brian Gracely11/13/13
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The Cloudcast #120 - OpenStack DBaaS “Trove”

In our final podcast from the OpenStack Summit Aaron and Kenneth Hui speak to Edward Archibald about data bases in OpenStack and the ability to turn this into DBaaS.

Steven Willmott11/13/13
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A New Facial Recognition API

It’s immensely difficult to implement the best facial recognition solutions into web friendly applications. If you need something like this, you should take a look at Kairos' API.

Alec Noller11/13/13
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You Definitely Shouldn't Use MongoDB

You may be curious: "Why not, exactly?" Answering that question is the central idea of Sarah Mei's recent blog post. She argues against the open-source document database - or at least the one-size-fits-all attitude some take with it - through the story of Diaspora, a social network to which she contributed.

Brian Gracely11/13/13
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The Cloudcast #121: Does SaaS need better Security?

Brian talks with Tal Klein about the growth of mobile workforces, mobile devices and SaaS application usage. They explore ways to secure a muli-SaaS Enterprise in a borderless environment and if it’s possible to be secure in a modern world.

Allen Coin11/13/13
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The Three Motivational Forces of Developers

You can categorize developers into three motivation types: Business-Motivated, Technology-Motivated, and Problem-Motivated. And a 4th category of those who just don't give a crap.

Swizec Teller11/13/13
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52 Papers in 52 Weeks: A General Technique for Automating NES Games

In this paper, @Tom7 writes about an algorithm he’s developed over several weekends that plays classic NES games. The software consists of two utilities: learnfun and playfun. Learnfun watches you play a game and figures out what it means to win. Playfun uses that knowledge to play the game.