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Allen Coin07/15/14
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Data Visualization: A Day in the Life of an NYC Taxi

This visualization displays the data for one random NYC yellow taxi on a single day in 2013. See where it operated, how much money it made, and how busy it was over 24 hours.

Moshe Kaplan07/15/14
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Scale Out Patterns for OpenStack (and Other Cloud) Based Systems

It is a common question these days how one should design their next system to support elastic and growth requirements in the cloud era. As I got this specific query today, I would like to share with you my answer based on various materials I created in the last few years.

Neil Mackenzie07/15/14
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Affinity Groups in Azure

I see a lot of confusion about the status of affinity groups in Microsoft Azure and thought it worthwhile to describe that status. Until 2012, Azure used a north-south network built to handle traditional internet traffic. In this scenario a request comes in from the internet at the top and gets routed down to a server.

Cedric Beust07/15/14
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A Rubik's cube implementation in Three.js

In 2003, I took the time to put together a page that explains how to solve the Rubik’s cube with a set of formulas that are easy to memorize. I finally took the time to update my page and I reimplemented the entire cube animation in Javascript with Three.js.

Erich Styger07/15/14
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First Adafruit NeoPixel Blinks with the FRDM Board

LEDs are getting smarter these days. An amazing example are the WS2812(B) or ‘NeoPixels’ from Adafruit: RGB LEDs with a built-in constant current controller and shift register! With a single wire data wire hundreds of RGB LEDs can be controlled.

Peter Zaitsev07/15/14
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Simple MySQL Master HA with mysqlnd_ms

I had the pleasure of presenting to the PHP Users Group Philippines a few days ago about mysqlnd_ms. The mysqlnd plugin, MySQL Master Slave, is a transparent layer on top of mysqlnd extension.

A. Jesse Jiryu Davis07/15/14
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Let Us Now Praise ResourceWarnings

A couple years ago when I began using Python 3, its new ResourceWarnings infuriated me and I ranted against them. And now, a ResourceWarning has saved my tuchus.

Ian Mitchell07/15/14
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Is agile transformation at risk?

This week I launched agilepatterns.org to help meet the challenge of enterprise scaling. In this posting I set out the rationale for doing so in terms of recent high-profile IT failures, and the need for genuine sponsorship for deep organizational change.

Max Katz07/15/14
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Appery.io Complete Feature Overview [Webinar recording]

This video shows all the major Appery.io features and some smaller features.

Mike Bushong07/14/14
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Leveraging optical transport to create multi-site datacenter services

As connectivity becomes more and more a commodity service and requirements become more demanding, how that connectivity is provided has to evolve.

Allen Coin07/14/14
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Raspberry Pi Releases New Model

Today, the Raspberry Pi Foundation released a new model, called the B+.

Benjamin Ball07/14/14
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Introducing Amazon Cognito—Simple User Identity and Data Synchronization

Amazon Cognito is a backend service that simplifies user identity and data synch services for a variety of applications--and it fits right into the hefty portfolio of cloud services that Amazon already has under it's umbrella. It allows users to access identity data from multiple mobile devices through cloud connectivity.

Allan Kelly07/14/14
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What we forget about the Scientific Method

Lets have less talk about “The Scientific Method” and more talk about “Tidying up the Kitchen” - or is it better in French? Mise en place…. come to think of it, don’t the Lean community have Japanese word for this? Pika pika.

Benjamin Ball07/14/14
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An Introduction to Beginning with Chef (Part 1)

Anirudh Bhatnagar, a blogger over at Xebia, has started a series for beginner users of Chef, a configuration management tool. Chef's use for creating infrastructure as code for cloud automation is well known, and a good guide for getting started in this realm is a big plus for many developers.

Benjamin Ball07/14/14
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Docker 1.1 Released with a New "Ignore" Feature

This update contains improvements through the entire Docker ecosystem--and it's both impressive and hopeful to see this kind of broad attention within a minor update so close in time to a major release. Good on them.