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Allen Coin09/18/13
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Dev of the Week: Lukas Eder

This week we're talking to Lukas Eder, creator of jOOQ, a SQL library for Java, and Founder/CEO of Data Geekery.

Mitch Pronschinske09/18/13
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Amazon's Single Point of Failure: EBS in US East

Ben Kepes wrote a very interesting piece this week on his Diversity Limited blog. He investigates a blog post that looks into the claims of AWS's fragility in the US-East-1 region, and the reason, he finds, is because Amazon builds a lot of its services on top of its Elastic Block Services:

Maarten Ectors09/17/13
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Instant Ruby on Rails: Instantly Deploy and Scale Your Rails App on Any Cloud

Many developers and devops do a lot of repetitive tasks every day. One of them is deploying a web app and scaling it. These are not new problems, more like common recurring tasks for devops and developers. What if instant solutions could be made available so that anybody in the world, independent of their level of knowledge, could instantly install a scalable solution?

Andreas Kollegger09/16/13
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The GraphGist Challenge

We want to encourage you to model a domain that you know / like in a graph model, and describe it interactively in a GraphGist.

Mitch Pronschinske09/16/13
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Using ZeroMQ's New, Ironclad Security Features

Last week, Pieter Hintjens started writing a series on how to use new ZeroMQ security layers to build an application with "unbreakable strong security."

Mitch Pronschinske09/15/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (September 16)

Java 8's first preview is out, and don't forget about Spark, the new Java framework in town! In this week's roundup, you'll also find out about the plans for an "Eloquent JavaScript" reboot, Valve's video game sharing feature and how many people want to live on Mars.

Mitch Pronschinske09/13/13
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DevOps and AWS Jobs Experience Record Growth

According to Dice.com, 3,600 jobs were created in "data processing, hosting and related services" in July this year, which was a level that this category hasn't been reached since 1998. Most of the job descriptions contained the keywords "DevOps" and "AWS."

Martin Fowler09/12/13
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Writing Tests Against Page Objects

When you write tests against a web page, you need to refer to elements within that web page in order to click links and determine what's displayed. However, if you write tests that manipulate the HTML elements directly, your tests will be brittle when there are changes in the UI.

Allen Coin09/11/13
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Dev of the Week: Duncan Brown

This week we're talking to Duncan "The Mad Grapher" Brown, graph-based database enthusiast, and wearer of many hats.

Mitch Pronschinske09/11/13
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A NoSQL Schema Evolution Language

Many NoSQL data stores have the advantage of being schema-free (although the data still has an implicit structure). However, NoSQL stores don't have convenient schema management tools for when the schema evolves with the application. Meet the NoSQL schema evolution language.

Mitch Pronschinske09/11/13
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Fix Slow Heroku Deployment Pre-Compilation Stage

A useful tip was posted by Alex MacCaw about speeding up Heroku deploys. His asset compilation was taking almost two minutes, but with a fix, he got it down to under ten seconds!

Mitch Pronschinske09/10/13
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Hutch, an Awesome Async Library for RabbitMQ, Open Sourced

Hutch is a Ruby library for enabling asynchronous inter-service communication in a service-oriented architecture, using RabbitMQ.

Mitch Pronschinske09/10/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (September 10)

Want to see GitHub's Oval Office replica? Complete with Octocat Seal? Check that out along with the Stack Exchange homegrown DevOps tools, the CSS Animation Cheat Sheet, and another DZone "dev" shirt sighting!

Lukas Eder09/10/13
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PostgreSQL 9.3 - Done!

A great database has just gotten better. PostgreSQL 9.3 has been released this week. While improved reliability and availability are certainly some of the more thrilling additions, from the jOOQ perspective, the most interesting features are new SQL syntax elements.

Mitch Pronschinske09/09/13
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Getting Started With Riak's New Distributed Solr Feature, Yokozuna

Have you heard of Yokozuna? It's an awesome new feature of Riak. It bakes in a Solr instance to run with each Riak node in your cluster. Software blogger Drew Kerrigan has created a tutorial to build a robust search engine on the Sinatra micro framework using this feature.