There is probably no piece of relational database theory as poorly understood in professional literature as first normal form. This piece seeks to ground an understanding of 1NF in set mathematics not only so that it can be better leveraged but also so that one can be aware of when (and when not) to violate it.
Looking at all the projects I've worked on over the years, big or small, there's been one nasty constant. A mistake that creeps up on you at least once a project and puts an indelible mark on all future work. And it has everything to do with not sticking to the optimal workflow.
As of Lucene 4.10 there will be a new proximity query to further generalize on MultiPhraseQuery and the span queries: it allows you to directly build an arbitrary automaton expressing how the terms must occur in sequence, including any transitions to handle slop.
Your DBA just wants to help. And when you're working with large sets of data - or any sets of data, really - sometimes that's the help you need, because small mistakes can quickly balloon into large ones.
This week we're talking to Andreea Borca, developer of patient-empowering solutions for the healthcare industry, co-host of Farstuff: The IoT Podcast, and featured author in DZone's 2014 Guide to Internet of Things.
If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include the ultimate guide to Java 8 features, a beginner's guide to JPA/Hibernate entity state transitions, when to dump Scrum for Kanban, and more.
Minimum Viable Product is a term for which we might expect a rigorous definition, but it actually means different things to different people. In this article we consider the intent and motivation behind MVP's and discern the pattern behind their usage.