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Pieter Humphrey11/07/14
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This Week in Spring (November 4, 2014)

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I'm on the road talking to enthusiastic Spring developers in Casablanca, Morocco at the JMaghreb conference and then it's off to London (again!) for the amazing Spring eXchange. If you're at either, be sure to say hi!

Rob Galanakis11/06/14
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Technical Debt Takes Many Forms

Most people are familiar with “technical debt” in terms of code or architectural problems that slow down development. There are other forms of technical debt, though, that can be overlooked.

Erich Styger11/06/14
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Engineering Joke of the Week: The Tunnel

I’m a believer that engineers not only need to act in a professional and ethical way, but they have to have a sense of humor too. For that reason I have the tradition to tell my class (almost) every semester week a joke or fun story with an engineering background. I have been asked to share the fun story from this week, so here we go...

Ana-maria Mihalceanu11/06/14
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JSF Versus JSP, Which One Fits Your CRUD Application Needs? (Part 1)

We make decisions every day; everything we say and do is the result of a decision, whether we make it consciously or not. No matter how big or small is the choice, there's no (easy) formula for making the right decision.

Derek Weeks11/06/14
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Scaling Open Source Governance

They had downloaded over 200,000 open source components in the past year. And their open source policy…the one established to protect against license risks and security vulnerabilities? It covered about 3% of them.

Paul Hammant11/05/14
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Presenting on Trunk-based Development at the Perforce MERGE Conference

This was a month ago at Perforce’s MERGE 2014 conference, but the videos are up now, so you can watch it too. Of many case studies that I have, I detailed one where a hedge-bet on the order of releases paid off. Not that the client knew they were hedge-betting at the outset, that’s just the reality of Trunk Based Development, Feature Toggles / build switches, and Branch by Abstraction.

John Walter11/05/14
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Dev of the Week: Markus Eisele

Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community to catch up and find out what he or she is working on now and what's coming next. This week we're talking to Markus Eisele, Developer Advocate at Red Hat.

John Walter11/05/14
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The Best of DZone: Oct. 28 - Nov. 4

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include a glimpse to the future in IoT, an overview of the Lollipop API change, a tutorial for converting your legacy code, and the details of W3C's HTML5 recommendation.

Dan Wilson11/05/14
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The Top 5 Things You are Doing Today to Hinder Scalability

At the CFSummit 2014, I presented on The Top 5 Things You are Doing Today to Hinder Scalability. The presentation was well received by the audience. You can review the slide deck here:

Mike Bushong11/05/14
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Network Engineers, Pay Attention to Big Data

Don’t be afraid of these new applications. They are coming whether you like it or not. Embrace them, understand them as best you can. Then sit back and think about what the network can do for them. You have an ability to significantly impact their ability to perform.

Cloudify Community11/05/14
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NFV on OpenStack Cloud – Open Source Everything

Based on a monitoring indicator or a group of indicators I can decide to add additional Sprout servers to support more connections, or to shutdown Sprout servers at times of lesser activity. This is called elastic scale-out.

Aaron Nichols11/05/14
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Pairing With Docker-spoon

All this awesomeness doesn’t come without some conditions. Spoon takes advantage of the idea that working in a terminal with tmux is low latency & easily shared. There is some work being done to use VNC inside spoon to allow for the use of GUI apps but that’s not the optimal use case.

Trevor Parsons11/05/14
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What Is JSON? An Introductory Guide

JSON, short for JavaScript Object Notation, continues to gain momentum in our increasingly connected world. Reading this primer will give you a baseline understanding so you can start having intelligent conversations about the pros and cons of using JSON with your team.

Hema Chowdary11/05/14
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Webcam Streaming Using Raspberry Pi and Java

There are lots of devices in the market that allows monitoring home remotely from a central interface which are very expensive. Tech lovers can now own their inexpensive security systems with the tiny super computer called Raspberry Pi.

Josh Begleiter11/05/14
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The Modern API

Crafting a contract through an API creates trust, and enforcing that with best practices creates stability. By following these tips, you can create a maintainable API and simplify implementation and updates for API clients.