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Robert Diana09/30/14
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Geek Reading September 29, 2014

I have talked about human filters and my plan for digital curation. These items are the fruits of those ideas, the items I deemed worthy from my daily reading. This week's topics include reducing boilerplate code, API management, continuous delivery detailing, letting go of Agile culture, and more.

Rob Galanakis09/30/14
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Keeping talented employees

I’m normally not a fan of reducing human behavior to a list like this, but it seems pretty complete, and the words resonated.

Lukas Eder09/29/14
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Top 10 Most Popular Articles on the jOOQ Blog

What do people do when they run out of topics? They recycle previous topics and create top 10 lists. Here is a list of the top 10 most popular articles from the jOOQ blog.

Bozhidar Bozhanov09/29/14
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Load-Testing Guidelines

Load-testing is not trivial. It’s often not just about downloading JMeter or Gatling, recording some scenarios and then running them. It’s good to be reminded of some things that can potentially waste time.

Mark Needham09/29/14
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R: ggplot - Plotting multiple variables on a line chart

In my continued playing around with meetup data I wanted to plot the number of members who join the Neo4j group over time. I wanted to plot the actual count alongside a rolling average for which I created the following data frame:

Jim Bird09/29/14
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Can Static Analysis replace Code Reviews?

Until more developers get more training and understand more about how to write secure software, we will all need to lean on static analysis (and dynamic analysis) security testing tools to catch vulnerabilities. But static analysis isn't a substitute for code reviews.

Dmitriy Setrakyan09/29/14
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One-Phase-Commit: Fast Transactions For In-Memory Caches

By ensuring that all objects participating in a transaction are mapped to the same logical partition, we can remove the whole "prepare" phase from the distributed commit protocol, thus converting the standard 2-Phase-Commit into very light weight 1-Phase-Commit transactions.

G. Ryan Spain09/29/14
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The Best of the Week (Sep. 19): SQL Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the SQL Zone, including rethinking the ORM model, mapping entities in JPA, and a primer to NoSQL and NewSQL concepts.

Dave Rooney09/28/14
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How to Enable Estimate-Free Development

Most of us have been there... the release or sprint planning meeting to goes on and on and on and on. It doesn't have to be like that!

Darrell Burgan09/27/14
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The NoSQL Advice I Wish Someone Had Given Me

In this article, I hope to share some of these lessons with you and give you the practical advice I wish someone would have given me before I started. So here goes.

Armel Nene09/27/14
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Big Data Architecture Best Practices

The marketing department of software vendors have done a good job making Big Data go mainstream, whatever that means. The promise of we can achieve anything if we make use of Big Data; business insight and beating our competitions to submission. Yet, there is no well-publicised Big Data successful implementation. The question is: why not?

Peter Zaitsev09/27/14
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How to Calculate the Correct Size of Percona XtraDB Cluster’s gcache

When a write query is sent to Percona XtraDB Cluster all the nodes store the writeset on a file called gcache. By default the name of that file is galera.cache and it is stored in the MySQL datadir. This is a very important file, and as usual with the most important variables in MySQL, the default value is not good for high-loaded servers. Let’s see why it’s important and how can we calculate a correct value for the workload of our cluster.

Michael Sahota09/26/14
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Letting Go of Agile (Culture)

This post is about how we may accidentally harm organizations with Agile and how we can let go so that we may succeed.

G. Ryan Spain09/26/14
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How to Find Duplicate Indexes

Josh Berkus at Database Soup wrote a post recently explaining how to find duplicate indexes in SQL. He has written a few queries to help those who need to filter through large amounts of indexes within a database. Berkus says his queries help to minimize the number of false positives that occur.

Mike Cottmeyer09/26/14
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Telling Executive Stories

Delivery teams manage and deliver value supported by the tool user stories. While these forms support delivery team conversations well, they are inadequate to support the richer conversation needed by executives to manage investment and value. What forms the basis of these stories?