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Jonathan Callahan11/12/14
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Using R: R Class for Wildfire Scientists

Mazama Science has just finished creating class materials on using R for the AirFire team at the USFS Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Lab in Seattle, Washington. Autodidacts new to R should take about 20-30 hrs to complete the course.

Mike Bushong11/11/14
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Conformity as an inhibitor to strategy

Our hard-wired need to conform flies against our desires to be different an innovative. As you consider strategy, you should make sure that you are not subconsciously shackling your ideas to the rest of the industry. But the good news is that because conformity is so popular, the few that are able to get past it end up in a remarkably powerful position.

Jorge Ramon11/11/14
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Ext JS Grid Grouping Tutorial

This tutorial shows you how to create a grouped grid in Ext JS. Ext JS grid grouping is a common scenario in business applications where users need to analyze tabular data grouped by different attributes. The Ext JS application that you will create in this tutorial will render an Ext JS grid containing fictional data describing model cars.

Denis Goodwin11/11/14
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The API Copyright Debate Surfaces Again

It all started back in May 2014, when a federal appeals court made a ruling that sparked outrage and controversy in the software industry. Their decision was theoretically a final step in the long-standing lawsuit between Google and Oracle, where Oracle claims that Android (owned by Google) violated its copyright.

Allen Coin11/11/14
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Raspberry Pi Gets Smaller and Cheaper

IoT tinkerers rejoice! Yesterday, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the launch of the new Model A+. The A+ is smaller, more efficient, and costs less.

Aruna Karunarathna11/11/14
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Create a WSO2 Worker-Manager Cluster in Just 2 Minutes

I've been working on an application(WSO2 Cluster Wizard) which creates a Worker-Manager Separated cluster for a given WSO2 Product. The objective of this application is to reduce the time spent on creating clusters in developers/testing local machines.

Mike Bushong11/10/14
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Networking's atomic unit: Going small to scale up

To scale larger, technology has time and again become more atomic and adopted more distributed architectures. The 1990s were about storage’s transition, the 2000s about compute’s transition, and the 2010s are going to be about networking’s transition. When this transition is done, we will have a larger number of smaller links, we will have different control mechanisms to use them, and the per-link cost will be lower.

Allan Kelly11/10/14
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#NoProjects/#BeyondProjects: A Developer Footnote

During the post-conference drinks I was chatting with a developer - Matt from New Zealand if my memory serves - and he came out with what some might think was a surprising comment. He said: “I’d never thought of a project like that before.”

Kosta Stojanovski11/10/14
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Man, Woman, Dog: A Task from the Past

This article describes solutions for an exercise that was given to students by economics faculty who visited my computer science department 10 years ago. The task is relatively easy but somehow we couldn't manage it at that time. The program had to be written in C, which we didn't know well and was one of the reasons for the failure. Two weeks ago I decided to finish this problem so I sat in front of my PC and implemented two possible solutions for it in Java.

Val Huber11/10/14
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Why Use REST for Data Access

In the last two blogs, we tackled the issue of how REST is a solution to a connected enterprise. In this blog, we will discuss the reasons for REST emerging as the default standard for data access. There are various reasons for adopting REST as the underlying layer for data access.

Paul Hammant11/10/14
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The Pervasive Inbox

Email is older than the web, and it’s way past due for an improvement. We want to see JavaScript turned on in email packages. I feel that is inevitable, and it’d be nice to have a product that can immediately take advantage when that happens.

Rob Galanakis11/10/14
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If you hear "perception is reality" you're probably being screwed

I was once told in a performance review that “perception is reality.” I was infuriated, and the words stuck in my mind as the most toxic thing a manager could say to an employee. Let me tell you what “perception is reality” means, and why you should plan on leaving your job the moment you hear it:

Nati Shalom11/10/14
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The VMware OpenStack Cloud Conundrum

Given that the cloud infrastructure world keeps on changing and evolving very rapidly (not just between OpenStack and VMware), any tight integration approach will have a higher chance of breaking compatibility or being limited to the least common denominator at some point.

Paul Hammant11/10/14
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To SOA or Not To SOA

For this article, “service” means over TCP/IP with marshaling, and “component” means same language family (hopefully via dependency injection). Conway’s Law features in this article too, as service vs component is mulled for a real case.

Benjamin Ball11/10/14
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The Best of the Week (Oct 31): Enterprise Integration

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Enterprise Integration Zone (October 31 - November 07). This week's topics include continuous delivery with microservices and Spring cloud, Spring abstraction, custom SSL connections, ZooKeeper on Kubernetes, and SOA security.