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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.

Fer Troya08/21/14
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Building Java applications that use .NET components on JRebel

Java enthusiasts love to combine technologies to deliver their products. Here we have an example of Spring MVC along with Javonet to create MS Office documents; efficiently developed using JRebel!

Dan Domkowski08/21/14
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Cloud Behind the Firewall: Private PaaS and FedRAMP

Is your organization experiencing pain points related to meeting FedRAMP requirements? Learn how companies like JPMorgan Chase and McKesson take advantage of a policy-driven platform without hampering innovation, and how the Federal Government can, as well.

Ayende Rahien08/21/14
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Question 6 is a trap, a very useful one

In my interview questions, I give candidates a list of 6 questions. They can either solve 3 questions from 1 to 5, or they can solve question 6. Question 6 requires that you create an index for a 15 TB CSV file, and allow efficient searching on it. While questions 1 – 5 are basically gate keeper questions.

Michael Crump08/21/14
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My Angular App is Broken after Upgrading to the Latest Beta

I have been experimenting with AngularJS for a couple of months. After upgrading to 1.3.0-beta.18, I noticed the following code didn't work. I was previously using the latest stable build which is 1.2.22 as shown below:

Robert Diana08/21/14
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Geek Reading August 20, 2014

These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques.

John Ferguson Smart08/20/14
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BDD, Automated Acceptance Tests and Continuous Delivery: Dealing with Scenarios that are "Work-in-Progress"

One of the principle rules of Continuous Delivery is that you should never knowingly commit code that will break the build. When you practice test-driven development this is easy: you write a failing test (or, more precisely, a failing "executable specification"), make it pass, and then refactor as required.

Benjamin Ball08/20/14
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Java 9 Features Announced — What Do You Think?

JDK 9 features have been announced, and we want to know what you think about them! Are these features something you've been waiting for, or are you a bit underwhelmed? Do some of these proposals seem to go against improvements that you want? Post a comment and tell us!

Gil Allouche08/20/14
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Hadoop 101: An Explanation of the Hadoop Ecosystem

Hadoop is not a single piece of technology. It's composed of an entire ecosystem of tools companies can choose from to create their big data solution

Peter Zaitsev08/20/14
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Getting My Hands Dirty on an OpenStack Lab

Like you all may know, OpenStack is currently one of the coolest open source projects, so I was thrilled when I was asked to manage the deployment of an OpenStack lab for internal Percona use. Starting from basically zero, I created tasks in our Jira and assigned them to a pool of volunteer consultants.

Matt Butcher08/20/14
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The Internet of Things Protocol Wars

Transformational technologies are inevitably the battleground for competing implementations and protocols, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is no exception. However, the evolutionary trajectory of two different markets makes this battle an interesting and unpredictable one.

Omri Erel08/20/14
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6 Tools Every SaaS Company Needs to Boost User Retention

Believe it or not, the average SaaS company loses 5 – 7% of their customers per year. This is surprising because most SaaS companies focus on acquiring users more than keeping the users they have. But why is user retention so much more important than getting new users?