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Benjamin Ball05/25/14
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The Best of the Week (May 16): Cloud Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (May 16 to May 22). This week's topics include two new episodes of the Cloudcast, getting started with clustering, building Azure cloud systems, and powerful tactics for cloud migration.

Benjamin Ball05/25/14
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The Best of the Week (May 16): DevOps Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the DevOps Zone (May 16 to May 22). This week's topics include the DZone Research Continuous Delivery update, Continuous Delivery loose ends, abstraction and automation, how TDD affects design, and thoughts on testing.

Lynda Moulton05/25/14
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Enterprise Search and Findability Survey 2014

For the third year, Findwise, an enterprise search system integrator and consulting firm based in Sweden, is doing a global survey of user experiences with content findability tools. Many of us in the field of search technology want to see how enterprises are progressing with their search initiatives.

Jim King05/24/14
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EsProc Enables Oracle JDBC for Retrieve Data

Recently, a performance issue occurs in a big detail report, where the original data volume in the two data tables as it involves has exceeded 3 million rows; the data volume that the report can retrieve after filtering remains at round 2 million rows.

Abimaran Kugathasan05/24/14
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Instance Initializers in Java Explained

The body of a class declares members (fields and methods and nested classes and interfaces), instance and static initializers, and constructors. At the beginning of an object's life, the Java virtual machine (JVM) allocates enough memory on the heap to accommodate the object's instance variables.

Natalia Pankova05/24/14
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Why Do You Need Responsive Design?

Just several year ago all website owners, that were thinking about attracting more visitors, were trying to have a mobile version of their website as a must. Now the number of mobile users grows enormously every day. So here comes the responsive design.

Ilyas Fakir Mohammed05/24/14
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16 Ingredients of a Successful SaaS Company

The degrees of complexity in building “Pure” Multi-Tenant SaaS application will vary from one domain to another for Example: Building a SaaS Application targeted to HealthCare industry is completely different from SaaS based education or collaboration platform.

Zac Gery05/23/14
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Identifying the PLOT in Software Design

Parkinson's Law says that "organizations give disproportionate weight to trivial issues." This statement later became known as Parkinson's Law of Triviality, or PLOT. Although Parkinson was referring to organizations as whole, over the years this problem has become a pervasive issue in software development.

Pascal Alma05/23/14
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Running the Maven Release Plugin with Jenkins

Recently I started to implement our release process in Jenkins. Until then I just ran the release plugin of Maven on my local machine which did the job. As I said we decided to move this task to Jenkins.

Phil Whelan05/23/14
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Developers: The New Kingmakers

Technology changes have moved developers, previously of little importance within the world of IT, to a central direction-setting role within companies.

Steven Willmott05/23/14
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Organizations Must Consume Core Competences of Others Through APIs (Axiom #5)

This blog post is the fifth in a series of blog posts outlining the axioms of the API economy – and covers the fifth and last axiom. However, it won’t be the last post in the series – once we’ve covered all the axioms, we’ll proceed and talk about their consequences also.

Tatiana Crawford05/23/14
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Getting Past Heartbleed: What Happens Next

The discovery of the Heartbleed vulnerability was one of the most impactful events in recent security history. Although roughly 51,000 software vulnerabilities were reported to NIST in the last decade, few have had the broad impact of Heartbleed.

Tim Spann05/23/14
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Quick Note: SSL with SOAP and SOAPUI

For doing SSL with SOAP, there’s a few things you need to setup.

Maarten Balliauw05/23/14
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Optimizing Calls to Azure Storage Using Fiddler

There is no profiler out there that currently allows you to easily hook into what traffic is going over the wire to Azure storage. Fortunately for us, the Azure team added a way of hooking a proxy server between your application and storage itself.

Chris Odell05/22/14
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The Methodology Doesn't Matter, It's Having One That Counts

I am a great believer in the idea that not only the way you write code, but also the process involved in the delivery of it are highly coupled to the quality of the code. So for me, having a methodology is like having an exercise regime.