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Lisa Schultz09/18/14
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Report: Vast Majority of Cloud Databases Use SQL

According to a recent survey of 500 developers, 79 percent were using a SQL database—either MySQL or NewSQL—while only 16 percent said they were using NoSQL. At one point in time, industry pundits speculated as to whether NoSQL would threaten SQL’s dominance of the database market. Based on the previous results, this is no longer thought to be the case.

Rob Galanakis09/18/14
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Japanese vs. Western models of decision making

I was reading a book about The Toyota Way last year and something that stuck with me was a section on Japanese versus Western decision making.

Gil Zilberfeld09/18/14
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How To Waste Estimations

The point is: the effort put into estimation should be small enough to provide the numbers to management.

Mike Bushong09/17/14
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Playing politics and self-defeating behavior

If you take an informal survey about the characteristics of dysfunctional organizations, you will probably hear the word politics rise to the top of most peoples’ lists. But what is really behind office politics?

Jeremy Likness09/17/14
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Revisiting AngularJS with TypeScript

TypeScript works very well with AngularJS. The definition files help with exploring the API and ensuring it is used correctly at development time.

Alec Noller09/17/14
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Dev of the Week: Chanwit Kaewkasi

This week we're talking to Chanwit Kaewkasi, Assistant Professor at the Suranaree University of Technology’s School of Computer Engineering in Thailand, co-developer of a series of low-cost Big Data clusters, and featured author in DZone's upcoming 2014 Guide to Big Data.

Gil Zilberfeld09/17/14
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The Code Kidnapper

We’ll get the smart developers, and they can just put their thoughts on paper. Now we’ll take the not-so-smart ones and hand them what the architect has thought of, and they will do the work. And get this, we’ll pay them less, because they just need to type!

Chris Odell09/17/14
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Why I will Always Try And Find A Ready-Built Library

By the time you have developed something and fixed any issues with it, your version is simply not going to be as tested as a ready built component that is used by thousands of people.

Peter Zaitsev09/17/14
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Trawling the Binlog with FlexCDC and New FlexCDC Plugins for MySQL

Swanhart-Tools includes FlexCDC, a change data capture tool for MySQL. FlexCDC follows a server’s binary log and usually writes “changelogs” that track the changes to tables in the database.

Doug Winfield09/17/14
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Telerik Data Access Enhancer - Persistence and Change Tracking Without Reflection

In this blog post I will talk about the Enhancer – an integral part of Telerik Data Access which often goes unnoticed. The Enhancer is the tool responsible for enabling you to use simple POCO classes in your Telerik Data Access Models and therefore making the development process easier. Let’s see what this tool does for us.

Alec Noller09/17/14
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The Best of DZone: September 10 - 16

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include Java 9's ultimate feature list, how NuoDB's stored procedures can help you maximize Hibernate performance, 17 wearables killed by the Apple Watch, and more.

Mike Cottmeyer09/17/14
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Acceptance Criteria

Acceptance criteria are an important yet, in my experience, often overlooked or undervalued aspect of the iterative planning process.

Johanna Rothman09/17/14
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Cost, Value & Investment: How Much Will This Project Cost? - Part 1

You need to think about cost, value, and investment, not just cost when you think about about the project portfolio. If you think about cost, you miss the potentially great projects and features.

Mateusz Haligowski09/16/14
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A new way of extracting values in AssertJ collections assertions

The old extracting function in AssertJ utilized reflections and did not allow the arbitrary extractions. The new approach addresses the issues.

Madolyn Sullivan09/16/14
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Sequence Values in NuoDB

Sequences can be used to auto-generate unique values, such as the primary key column of a table. Sequences also do not respect transactional isolation so they will not cause conflicts if multiple transactions are using the same sequence at the same time. This is why using a Sequence is better than manually maintaining an integer column of a table to assign values.