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Alec Noller09/10/14
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Dev of the Week: Adam Diaz

Every week at DZone, we feature a new developer/blogger to catch up and find out what he or she is working on now and what's coming next. This week we're talking to Adam Diaz, Hadoop Architect at the Teradata Big Data Center of Excellence and featured author in DZone's upcoming 2014 Guide to Big Data.

Hemanth Madhavarao09/10/14
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NuoDB & Stored Procedures: How to Maximize Hibernate Performance

This article walks you through a few Java Hibernate use cases that do multi-step query updates. I will point out the performance drawbacks of running the sample Hibernate code on the client-side, as opposed to running it wrapped around a server-side NuoDB Stored Procedure.

Alec Noller09/10/14
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The Best of DZone: September 3 - September 10

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include the reasons why Vaadin is a Passat, named parameters in Java, mobile gaming with Haskell and SDL, NoSQL job trends, and more.

Quinten De Swaef09/10/14
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Event driven programming using Spring Boot and Reactor

This article will teach you how you can setup an environment to develop in an event-driven fashion using Spring Boot and the Reactor framework.

Erik Ejlskov Jensen09/10/14
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Getting and Building the Entity Framework 7 Alpha Bits – Step by Step

This blog post will show you how to get the source code and build it on your own machine, in order to better understand EF 7, and maybe give it a early run. Keep in mind that a number of features are still broken/not implemented...

Rob Galanakis09/10/14
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Can you quantify trust?

Bad managers, who are by definition less trusted, can easily rationalize away any attempt at quantification. One quantifiable measure would be employee turnover.

Michael Collier09/10/14
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Creating a Custom SQL Server VM Image in Azure

Recently I had the opportunity to work on a project were I needed to create a custom SQL Server image for use with Azure VMs. The process was a little more challenging than I initially anticipated... Perhaps this isn’t much of a challenge for an experienced SQL Server DBA or IT Pro. For me, it was a great learning experience.

Andrew Fuqua09/09/14
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Don't Estimate Stories In Sprint Planning

I don’t estimate stories in sprint planning. Nor do I re-estimate stories in sprint planning. I estimate stories in a separate estimating meeting and usually at least a couple sprints in advance, if not more. There are a few reasons why (re)estimating during sprint planning is a dangerous practice:

Allan Kelly09/09/14
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Agile outside of software

While not every Agile practice can be taken out of software development and used someplace else the roots of Agile mean that the principles, values and ideas which Agile is built on can be. In your domain Agile as now known might work quite well, but in someone else’s domain there may be more need to think deeper.

Peter Zaitsev09/09/14
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Using Sysbench 0.5 for Performing MySQL Benchmarks

Sysbench lets you stress many of the fundamental components of your hardware and infrastructure, such as your disk subsystem, along with your CPUs and memory. An additional option exists that is designed to perform synthetic stress testing of MySQL, and I was surprised when I didn’t see it in the above list on version 0.5, as it used to show up as “oltp – OLTP test”. What happened to –test=oltp ??

Mike Bushong09/09/14
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On building teams: experience or talent?

Obviously when you hire, you want to find a good mix of experience and talent. But a perfectly balanced straddle between the two is impossible. So when forced to choose between them, which do you choose: experience or talent?

Chris Odell09/09/14
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SOHO Agile: Is agile relevant to the SOHO developer?

Agile is often seen as a team process, and certainly agile lends itself to team activities. So can you apply agile to the Sole Home Office developer?

Mateusz Haligowski09/08/14
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Programmer, know thy tools!

On the importance on non-programming skills in the job of a programmer.

Kapil Viren Ahuja09/08/14
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High Availability Design

If you fail to articulate to the clients what these numbers will mean to them in terms of cost, you wont ever get them accept the reality of internet and the universe. More often than not you will realize how business will realize that there are services they can live without.

Peter Zaitsev09/08/14
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mysqld_multi: How to Run Multiple Instances of MySQL

The need to have multiple instances of MySQL (the well-known mysqld process) running in the same server concurrently in a transparent way, instead of having them executed in separate containers, is uncommon. Yet occasionally we receive a request from a customer to assist in the configuration of such an environment.