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Ariya Hidayat04/14/14
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Supersonic JavaScript

The topic is on changing the way we think about optimizing JavaScript code.

Rob Galanakis04/14/14
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The "Year of Code" Director is Your Boss

There was some hubbub a few months ago when it was revealed the Executive Director of the UK’s Year of Code initiative can’t code. Apparently a number of people don’t agree with the idea that competency in a domain is a requirement to manage that domain. I find this idea infuriating and it can only end poorly.

Craig Matsumoto04/14/14
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SDNCentral SDN and NFV Weekly Roundup — April 11, 2014

Here’s our gathering of the week’s news bits around software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), and related topics.

Alec Noller04/13/14
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The Best of the Week (Apr. 4): SQL Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the SQL Zone. This week's best include 10 reasons Java rocks more than ever, a very bad idea in MySQL, warnings about using native SQL in Hibernate, and more.

Alec Noller04/12/14
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SQL & Python: Analyzing 8 Years of Last.fm Data

In this recent post, Matthew Lewis has taken to his Last.fm data (eight years of it) with a Python script and a SQLite database. It looks like a fun activity for anybody interested in simultaneously playing with a database and reliving the musical horrors of his or her youth.

Chris Odell04/11/14
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Everybody Fails Sometimes.

Everybody makes mistakes, otherwise we would all write bug free code. For most of us a mistake can be fixed and doesn’t have too serious consequences.

Dave Bush04/11/14
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What Not to Test

There is code in your application that you shouldn’t bother to write a test for.

Peter Zaitsev04/11/14
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Heartbleed: Separating FAQ From FUD

If you’ve been following this blog or any tech news outlet in the past few days, you’ve probably seen some mention of the “Heartbleed” vulnerability in certain versions of the OpenSSL library. This series of common questions and answers help clarify what everybody should and should not do to maximize security.

Moshe Kaplan04/11/14
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Looking for PostgreSQL Performance Issues

As traffic goes up, even your PostgreSQL may become a bottleneck. In this cases it is important to analyze the traffic and understand the usage pattern.

Gonzalo Ayuso04/10/14
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Yet Another Database Abstraction Layer with PHP and DBAL

The author is not a big fan of ORMs. He feels very comfortable working with SQL, and because of that, he normally uses DBAL (or PDO in old projects). He's got one small library to handle his daily operations with databases, and today I’ve written this library.

Lukasz Szyrmer04/10/14
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Not Sure About Priorities? Clear Your Big Bottleneck

There is a simple heuristic, which you can use to determine the top priority activity you can engage in-at any given moment.

Alec Noller04/10/14
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MySQL 5.7 Released

Last week, MySQL 5.7 was released, and according to Oracle, it's a big improvement. Specifically, Oracle claims doubled speed compared to MySQL 5.6, and tripled speed compared to MySQL 5.5.

Ayende Rahien04/10/14
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Sorting with Lucene

How do you do sorting on a field value? The answer is, not easily.

Mike Bushong04/10/14
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Different shades of invisible

The network needs to cease to exist as a separate entity, it needs to become an integrated part of the application infrastructure that uses its services. That’s the kind of invisible we need to achieve.

Lisa Schultz04/10/14
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NewSQL Vs. SQL on Hadoop

NoSQL, NewSQL, SQL on Hadoop – SQL seems to be everywhere these days. The data management landscape is complex and moving very fast. Since real-time analytics is used by both the NewSQL and SQL on Hadoop communities, let’s dig in and see the differences.