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Alec Noller10/27/13
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The Best of the Week (Oct. 18): 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 one author's journey migrating an app to SQLite, the game-changing impact of Hadoop 2.0's YARN, and an open-source machine learning server for helping to create predictive features in software.

Allen Coin10/25/13
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Top 10 TDD Resources: TDD Checklist Expansion Pack

This week, for the first time ever, DZone is releasing the first in a series of checklists for software developers. Our first checklist covers Test-Driven Development (TDD). To complement this exciting new endeavor, I dug through the DZone archives and put together a Top 10 list of TDD resources.

Mitch Pronschinske10/25/13
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Coder Reactions Part 3

My feature is working! Oh wait... now this is happening... Another week of gifs for when programs fall apart.

Lukas Eder10/25/13
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Who Says "I Want to Contribute"?

Those guys that are so thrilled with your wicked product that will change the world, they want to help. And then ... the big void. You’ll never hear from them again. Someone has to actually write the Open Source code.

Jim Bird10/25/13
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Making DevOps Work Outisde of WebOps

Is there really that much that a well-run highly-regulated enterprise IT organization hooked into hundreds or thousands of other enterprises can learn from a technology startup trying to launch a new online social community or a multi-player online game, or even from larger, more mature devops shops like Etsy or Netflix? Do the same rules and ideas apply?

Kristina Chodorow10/25/13
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Speed Mentoring

On Thursday, I did a “Speed Mentoring” event at Google, where a Barnard & Columbia woman had five minutes to ask a Googler questions and then we’d move on to the next student. It was an odd format for mentoring, but I think by the end I had a useful set of quick advice for undergrads. Here it is:

Alec Noller10/24/13
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New JavaScript Library for Vector Graphics: Snap.svg

An interesting tool for web designers working with responsive design might be Snap.svg, a new open-source JavaScript library for scalable vector graphics.

David Green10/24/13
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Who is a senior developer anyway?

What makes you a “senior developer”? Everyone and their dog calls themselves a senior developer these days. From fresh graduates to the CTO, everyone is a senior developer. But what the hell does it even mean?

John Sonmez10/24/13
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Why Responsive Design is a Waste of Time

Responsive design seems like a good idea. At first glance, it makes sense. Why wouldn’t you want your same website to scale down for a mobile device? But if you are creating a new website or considering converting to a responsive design, I’d suggest you think twice before making the plunge.

Mark Needham10/24/13
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Neo4j: Exploring New Data Sets With Help from the Neo4j Browser

One of the things that is difficult when looking at a new Neo4j database is working out the structure of the data it contains. The Neo4j browser alleviates this difficulty.

Allen Coin10/23/13
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Dev of the Week: Ayende Rahien

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 Ayende Rahien, author of Rhino Mocks and lead developer of RavenDB.

Allen Coin10/23/13
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AskDZ: What is Your Dev Setup/Environment?

What kind of hardware, tooling, and dev environment do you use? Do you code sitting, standing, laying down, listening to music? Do you have any coding quirks or lucky charms?

Mitch Pronschinske10/23/13
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MongoDB: Genius? Folly? Both?

MongoDB doesn't really bring much new stuff to the table. Whereas Cassandra has an innovative consistency protocol, Redis has "crazy data structures," and Hadoop has powerful batch data-processing abilities, MongoDB has mmap. But that's okay.

Mitch Pronschinske10/23/13
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Large-Scale, RESTful Enterprise Integration

Large-scale legacy replacement might be the hardest job in the entire IT industry. Let Brandon Byars share his experiences with nonpublic APIs, and lessons learned from doing large scale RESTful integration across multiple teams.

Mitch Pronschinske10/23/13
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ZeroVM: A New Take on App Container Virtualization

With the release of Docker, the conversation about application portability containers is heating up. Now Rackspace is introducing their own take on virtualization containers with a technology called ZeroVM. They've recently taken the reigns on this existing project, which is a hypervisor designed specifically for the cloud.