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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.

Yuexiang Zhang09/16/14
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Static File Best Practices on Nginx-Clojure

Nginx-Clojure make it possible to write HTTP services by Clojure/Java/Groovy on Nginx which is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server and reverse proxy, as well as an IMAP/POP3 proxy server. All benefits from Nginx can be used together with Nginx-Clojure. This article will discuss static file best practices on Nginx-Clojure.

Peter Zaitsev09/16/14
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OpenStack Live 2015: Call for speakers open through November 9

OpenStack Live will emphasize the elements of making OpenStack work better with emphasis on the critical role of MySQL and the value of Trove. You’ll hear about the hottest current topics, learn about operating a high-performing OpenStack deployment, and listen to top industry leaders.

Peter Zaitsev09/16/14
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A Closer Look at the MySQL ibdata1 Disk Space Issue and Big Tables

A recurring and very common customer issue seen here at the Percona Support team involves how to make the ibdata1 file “shrink” within MySQL. I can only imagine there’s a degree of regret by some of the InnoDB architects on their design decisions regarding disk-space management by the shared tablespace because this has been a big frustration for many MySQL users over the years.

Lisa Schultz09/16/14
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Dealing With Traffic Swings: Why NewSQL Is the Answer

For some e-commerce retailers, predicting spikes and dips in traffic is a relatively easy task. A school supplies retailer, for example, can expect a large influx of traffic in August... But retail traffic isn’t always that predictable. What if your business had to deal with traffic spikes on an unpredictable weekly—or even daily—basis?

Alec Noller09/15/14
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Join Us For Our Big Data Twitter Q&A! #DZBigData

In anticipation of our 2014 Guide to Big Data, we have arranged for a panel of experts - Kirk Borne and Jonathan Ellis, to answer your Big Data questions on Twitter on Monday, September 22, 2014. To participate, simply ask a question using the hashtag #DZBigData.