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Erik Ejlskov Jensen11/01/14
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"Database First" with SQLite in a Universal App Using the SQLite Toolbox and SQLite-net

In this blog post I will describe how to use the reverse engineering feature of the SQLite Toolbox to generate code for use with the sqlite-net codebase in a Universal App.

Benjamin Ball11/01/14
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The Best of the Week (Oct 24): Big Data Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Big Data Zone (October 24 - October 31). This week's topics include Twitter data analysis, running Hadoop on Ubuntu, information retrieval with Apache Lucene, a method for data visualization, and removing references with R.

Peter Zaitsev10/31/14
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MySQL 5.6 Full Text Search Throwdown: Webinar Q&A

Yesterday (Oct. 22) I gave a presentation titled “MySQL 5.6 Full Text Search Throwdown.” If you missed it, you can still register to view the recording and my slides. Thanks to everyone who attended, and especially to folks who asked the great questions. I answered as many as we had time for during the session, but here are all the questions with my complete answers

Johanna Rothman10/31/14
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Is Your Culture Working the Way You Think it Is?

One day, the Big Bosses, the CEO and the VP Engineering spoke at an all-hands meeting. “You are empowered,” they said. They had a vision. They just knew what the future would hold. I managed to keep my big mouth shut.

Ayende Rahien10/30/14
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Modeling Exercise: The Grocery Store's Checkout Model

The grocery store checkout model exercise deals with the following scenario. You have a customer that is scanning products in a self-checkout lane, and you need to process the order. The end result might be a Git repository that allows you to see the full approach that was used and how it changed over time. Ideally, you should see a lot of churn in the beginning, but then you’ll have a lot less work to do as your architecture settles down.

Rob Allen10/30/14
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Setting up PHP & MySQL on OS X Yosemite

Helpful, step-by-step instructions for setting up PHP and MySQL on OS X Yosemite.

Mike Bushong10/30/14
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Outcome bias and the psychology that prevents sustained success

Ultimately, anyone in the tech space is going to have to make a number of product and market decisions. But make sure you apply the same logic to your personal career decisions as well. It is easy to celebrate or lament a particular decision based on the outcome. But understand that the best you can ever do is make the best possible decision based on the information you have at the time.

Peter Zaitsev10/30/14
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Innodb Transaction History Often Hides Dangerous ‘Debt’

In many write-intensive workloads Innodb/XtraDB storage engines you may see hidden and dangerous “debt” being accumulated – unpurged transaction “history” which if not kept in check over time will cause serve performance regression or will take all free space and cause an outage. Let’s talk about where it comes from and what can you do to avoid running into the trouble.

John Walter10/29/14
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Dev of the Week: Michael Hunger

Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community 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 Michael Hunger, Neo4j Developer Advocate and author of our upcoming Neo4j Refcard.

Mark Needham10/29/14
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Python: Converting a date string to timestamp

I’ve been playing around with Python over the last few days while cleaning up a data set and one thing I wanted to do was translate date strings into a timestamp.

Juri Strumpflohner10/29/14
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Static code analysis for free

Fortunately JavaScript has a huge community behind which releases new tooling on a daily basis. Plato gives you static JavaScript analysis and reporting for free. It is as simple as installing it from npm

John Walter10/29/14
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The Best of DZone: Oct. 22 - Oct. 29

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include navigating the DSL Jungle, a look at Google Analytics, a tutorial for updating your legacy code, and more.

Rajat Jaiswal10/29/14
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Various Available String Functions in SQL Server TIP #63

There are various functions available in SQL Server, and it is good to know all of them. You never know when they will be helpful to you.

Kevin Rutherford10/28/14
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Where Is the Database?

I have just watched an interesting conversation between Martin Fowler and Badri Janakiraman about #hexagonalrails, and in particular about the role of databases. The central question in the discussion is whether the database should be considered outside or inside the domain.

Rob J Hyndman10/28/14
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HTS with Regressors

The hts pack­age for R allows for fore­cast­ing hier­ar­chi­cal and grouped time series data. The idea is to gen­er­ate fore­casts for all series at all lev­els of aggre­ga­tion with­out impos­ing the aggre­ga­tion con­straints, and then to rec­on­cile the fore­casts so they sat­isfy the aggre­ga­tion con­straints.