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Kin Lane08/22/14
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Sorry Google, Your Programming Test Is Not A Valid Measurement Of My Skills

I understand that you have to qualify large number of folks, at your very algorithmic-centric company, but when it comes to measuring what I do, a programming test isn’t a thing.

Jim Bird08/22/14
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Don't Waste Time on Code Reviews

Many people still think of code reviews as expensive formal code inspection meetings, with lots of prep work required before a room full of reviewers can slowly walk through the code together around a table with the help of a moderator and a secretary. Lots of hassles and delays and paperwork.

Matt Butcher08/22/14
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The Potential of Cloud plus IoT

I've heard some dubious claims contrasting the cloud and IoT. I've also seen the connection between the two overhyped and generally misunderstood. As the lead cloud engineer at an IoT company, I feel obligated both to provide context and advocate for a proper understanding of the potential of IoT plus cloud.

Giuseppe Vettigli08/22/14
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Quick HDF5 with Pandas

HDF5 is a format designed to store large numerical arrays of homogenous type. It cames particularly handy when you need to organize your data models in a hierarchical fashion and you also need a fast way to retrieve the data. Pandas implements a quick and intuitive interface for this format and in this post will shortly introduce how it works.

Abby Fichtner08/22/14
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Why We Need to Teach Kids to Code

Coding (computer programming) is the art of creating anything from computer games and iPhone apps to computational models that help us improve health care. As our kids grow up, this ability to code will become as fundamental as reading and writing to their success, regardless of what occupation they ultimately choose.

Nikita Salnikov...08/22/14
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Classloading and locking

This post is inspired by Pierre-Hugues Charbonneau’s article on how loading non-existing classes can severely hurt your performance. This brought back memories from a debugging session where the same problem surfaced a bit differently.

Chen Harel08/22/14
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Route 53 Benchmark: The New AWS Geolocation's Surprising Results

How to choose between Geolocation and Latency routing? We tested DNS configurations across multiple EC2 regions using AWS Route 53 to find out

Peter Zaitsev08/22/14
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Trove and OpenStack

Trove is OpenStack’s implementation of a DBaaS for its cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS). And as the mission statement declares, the Trove project seeks to provide a scalable and reliable cloud database service providing functionality for both relational and non-relational database engines.

Jakub Kubrynski08/22/14
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Debugging OpenJDK

Sometimes debugging Java code is not enough and we need to step over the native part of Java. I spent some time to achieve proper state of my JDK to do that, so short description probably will be useful for ones starting their trip. I'll use the brand new OpenJDK 9!

Chandra Munagavalasa08/22/14
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Maximize your Customer Value – Think Lean, Go Lean and Stay Lean

Lean is more than just minimizing waste. A popular misconception of Lean is that it is suited only for manufacturing. In this article I will be discussing non-value added process and implementing Lean in software development.

Carlos Sanchez08/21/14
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Building Docker Images with Puppet

Everybody should be building Docker images! but what if you don’t want to write all those shell scripts, which is basically what the Dockerfile is, a bunch of shell commands in RUN declarations; or if you are already using some Puppet modules to build VMs?

Cloudify Community08/21/14
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A Puppet Automation + MySQL Tutorial: Wordpress Install in 7 Short Steps

In this blog post I'd like to demonstrate how a cloud application orchestrator can complement already existing automation processes powered by configuration management tools, in this case we will demonstrate with Puppet.

Trevor Parsons08/21/14
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Why We Love Log Management (and You Should Too)

It doesn’t matter if your title puts you in, being able to track down the big insights from your data is the secret-sauce every engineer is looking for. Collecting data is a step in the right direction, but organizing, monitoring, and reporting provides the insights necessary to make business decisions.

Eric Minick08/21/14
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The argument for testing performance in production

Performance testing still has its place. It’s awesome for existing applications when looking for changes that degrade performance, and for major application launches where the scalability absolutely has to be right the first time.

Julien Danjou08/21/14
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Tracking OpenStack contributions in GitHub

I've switched my Git repositories to GitHub recently, and started to watch my contributions statistics, which were very low considering I spend my days hacking on open source software, especially OpenStack.