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Peter Zaitsev07/29/14
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What I Learned While Migrating a Customer MySQL Installation to Amazon RDS

I recently had the experience of assisting with a migration of a customer MySQL installation to Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service). While this article is written to be Amazon RDS-specific, it also has implications for any sort of migration.

Moshe Kaplan07/28/14
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Validating Your Disk Performance

If you are short of RAM and get a poor performance, it may be a good time to verify your disks performance and see if they do match your needs.

Lukas Eder07/28/14
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Top 10 Very Very VERY Important Topics to Discuss

Some things are just very very very VERY very important. For example, whitespace, the potential superiority of Haskell, new line and comment best practices, the end of the DBA, and more.

Mark Needham07/28/14
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R: ggplot – Plotting back to back charts using facet_wrap

Earlier in the week I showed a way to plot back to back charts using R’s ggplot library but looking back on the code it felt like it was a bit hacky to ‘glue’ two charts together using a grid. I wanted to find a better way.

Erich Styger07/28/14
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Adding the CAM8000-D Camera Module to the RIoT Board

The CAM8000-D camera is a nice 2 mega-pixel camera for the RIoT board. The firmware shipped on the board does not support it out of the box, so a new firmware needs to be flashed first (SVN2591 or higher).

Andrew Fuqua07/25/14
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Compressed Backlog Refinement

This post is not about where the ideas come from or even about how to convert what already exists into user stories. The focus here is about how to conduct that initial refinement meeting, then what might be different in subsequent refinement sessions.

Peter Zaitsev07/25/14
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DBaaS, OpenStack and Trove 101: Introduction to the Basics

While DBaaS is an interesting concept that introduces a completely new way of approaching an application’s database infrastructure, and can bring enterprises easily scalable, and financially flexible platforms, it should not be considered a silver bullet.

Moshe Kaplan07/25/14
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9 Steps to Implement Offline Backup at Azure IaaS: Backup a MySQL to Azure Storage

A good backup is probably something you will thank for when s%$t hits the fan. If you chose MySQL as your data infrastructure and Microsoft Azure as your cloud infrastructure, you will probably thank this procedure (that I actually turned into a a script).

Robert Diana07/25/14
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Geek Reading July 24, 2014

These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques.

Matt Butcher07/25/14
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9 Things I Like About Go

Here, in no particular order, are the top 9 reasons I like working with Go: The Toolchain, Clean Code, Go Routines, Channels, Metaphysical Parsimony, and 4 more...

Gil Zilberfeld07/25/14
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Agile Practitioners 2015: Call For Papers

Agile Practitioners 2015 is starting its way, and the first step is the Call For Papers! The Agile Practitioners conference started 4 years ago, and is an actual effort by the community. I’m proud to be part of the organizing committee, after presenting at the last 3 gatherings.

Johanna Rothman07/24/14
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How Pairing & Swarming Work & Why They Will Improve Your Products

If you’ve been paying attention to agile at all, you’ve heard these terms: pairing and swarming. But what do they mean? What’s the difference?

Lukas Eder07/24/14
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Frightening Facts about MySQL

So, you might've seen Destroy all Software's talk about JavaScript. Well, here's a similar talk (less funny, more scary) about MySQL.

Alec Noller07/24/14
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The Best of DZone: July 17 - 23

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include a Spring MVC 3 view controller example, a look at the new mobile database, Realm, the Java origins of AngularJS, 5 quick points about threads in Java EE, and more.

Rob J Hyndman07/24/14
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Plotting the characteristic roots for ARIMA models

When modelling data with ARIMA models, it is sometimes useful to plot the inverse characteristic roots. The following functions will compute and plot the inverse roots for any fitted ARIMA model (including seasonal models).