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Mike Cottmeyer05/14/14
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Milk, Martinis, & Mojitos: An Agile Ceremonies Recipe for Confusion

All agile ceremonies should have very clear objectives and outcomes. When we work with new agile teams we make sure they understand the ceremonies of scrum and other agile meetings necessary to deliver value.

Adam Warski05/14/14
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Functional Discrete Optimization @ Coursera with Scala

Recently I took part in the Discrete Optimization class at Coursera. I must say that it was the best MOOC I have attended so far, because of two factors: (1) there was a lot of coding and (2) the tasks were pretty hard, so the class was challenging.

Kai Wähner05/14/14
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Hadoop, Big Data and Data Warehouse: Friends, Enemies or Profiteers?

I discuss a good big data architecture which includes Data Warehouse / Business Intelligence + Apache Hadoop + Real Time / Stream Processing. Several real world example are shown.

Lorna Mitchell05/14/14
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Easy Lint Check for JavaScript

I'm introducing lint checking on one of my projects, because it didn't have a build process yet and I love this as a great place to start. Oh, and because we managed to commit broken syntax!

Trevor Parsons05/14/14
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Using D3.js to Graph Your Log Data

In a nutshell, D3 allows you to efficiently manipulate documents based on data with minimal overhead. While it could in fact be used for all types of DOM manipulation that you might do with jQuery instead for example, we have used it purely for its graphing functionality.

Joydeep Das05/14/14
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Index Page Level Locking is Disable ERROR

When working with a production database, sometimes our Index Reorganize steps fail. In this article, the author explains how to solve such a failure by enabling page locks for the index.

Johanna Rothman05/13/14
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Are You Running from Problems or Solving Them?

This management myth is something I see often in organizations. This one is the one where people are running around so often they don’t actually solve problems.

Markus Winand05/13/14
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Myth: Select * Is Bad

This is one of the most persistent myths the author has seen in the field. It’s been there for decades. If a myth is alive that long, there must be some truth behind it. So, what could be bad about select *? Let’s have a closer look.

James Betteley05/13/14
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Enabling winrm using powershell

Even Chef needs this service running on the target in order to work with windows. Anyway, here’s what to do: open a powershell prompt and type the following:

David Pollak05/13/14
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Lawyers and Developers, not so different

I have been developing software professionally since 1978. I went to law school (BU Law '91). I think that computer programming technology and the law are really, really similar.

Peter Zaitsev05/13/14
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GTIDs in MySQL 5.6: New Replication Protocol, New Ways to Break Replication

Reconnecting a slave to a new master in MySQL 5.6 has always been a challenge, but it is so trivial when GTIDs are enabled. However, using GTIDs is not only about replacing good old binlog file/position with unique identifiers; it is also using a new replication protocol. And if you are not aware of it, it can bite.

Benjamin Ball05/12/14
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DZone Research Cloud News Update (May 12)

Things continue to evolve in the Cloud industry every day. HP revealed their $1bn Helion open source cloud, ActiveState grows as a supporter of the Cloud Foundry project, Parse announced offline capabilities and simplified pricing, cloudControl releases new buildpacks, Kinvey launched a dedicated BaaS, and more.

Mike Bushong05/12/14
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No one else will make your career happen

I spent the first part of my career believing that if I worked hard enough and produced results, my career would take care of itself. But what I have learned is that careers do not make themselves, and leaving your career to chance is the surest way to bewildered disappointment.

Cedric Beust05/12/14
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More about language popularity

Hot on the tail of my previous post about language popularity, the latest numbers from the TIOBE are out. The top five languages are C, Java, Objective-C, C++ and Visual Basic. Every other language beyond that has less than 4% mind share.

Jonathan Callahan05/12/14
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Using R: Working with Geospatial Data (and ggplot2)

This is a follow-up blog-post to an earlier introductory post by Steven Brey: Using R: Working with Geospatial Data. In this post, we’ll learn how to plot geospatial data in ggplot2. Why might we want to do this? Well, it’s really about your personal taste.