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Mitch Pronschinske09/23/13
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Redis on ElastiCache: Benchmarked

Just a week after Amazon's ElasiCache added support for Redis (it was only the second caching tool to gain support after Memcached), there is now a great benchmark article posted that evaluates the performance of Redis on AWS ElastiCache.

Mitch Pronschinske09/23/13
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Redis Can Be a Message Queue

Redis is unique when it comes to NoSQL databases. It actually can become a fully-functional message queue if you want. One company has written instructions for just for this.

Mitch Pronschinske09/23/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (September 23)

Watch a mainstream news network try to describe GitHub, and learn about JetBrains' next big idea. Plus, see what's coming in WebGL 2.0 and C++ (the creator will tell you).

Mitch Pronschinske09/21/13
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Redis: Why and How

Redis can seem like an odd beast: though it’s a “data store”, it’s very different from relational databases, or document databases, or other sorts of system you might be familiar with.

Mitch Pronschinske09/18/13
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A Quick Tip for Limiting Memory Usage in RabbitMQ

RabbitMQ is among the more full-featured message queues, like ActiveMQ or WebSphere MQ (and not like ZeroMQ). Sometimes you might need it to run a little lighter, and for that I found this quick tip on limiting RabbitMQ's memory usage.

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:

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."

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!

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.

Mitch Pronschinske09/06/13
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Going to SDN Will Be Like Going from Ethernet's Spanning Tree to Infiniband

This very short post about why software-defined networking is "cool" makes an comparison to the evolution of Ethernet protocols.