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Johanna Rothman02/25/13
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Interview About Pragmatic Ways to Manage Technical Debt

I had a great time recording an interview last week with Carolyn Seaman for OnTechnicalDebt.com.

Andriy Redko02/24/13
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Your logs are your data: logstash + elasticsearch

Topic of today's post stays a bit aside from day-to-day coding and development but nonetheless covers a very important subject: our application log files. Our apps do generate enormous amount of logs which if done rightare extremely handy for problems troubleshooting.

Paul Hammant02/22/13
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Continuous Delivery: Professionals vs. Amateurs

Where a performance becomes automatic for the performer through practice, and where repeated performance has value, then there could well be a transition from amateur to professional for the performer.

Jessica Thornsby02/22/13
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Fetching Previous Revisions in Subversion

One of the fundamental features of Apache Subversion is that it remembers every change committed to the central repository, allowing users to easily recover previous versions of their project.

James Betteley02/21/13
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Sonar Analysis Using Gradle

I’ve been experimenting with Gradle recently, and as part of the experiment, I wanted to get Sonar running and producing code metrics, including test coverage reports.

Ralf Quebbemann02/21/13
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How to Install Icinga with Ubuntu 12.04's Web Interface

I had a hard time finding good articles about how to install icinga with the new web based PHP interface on Ubuntu 12.04.

Dennis Doomen02/21/13
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Quick Review of The Cucumber Book from a SpecFlow Perspective

Recently I finished reading a new book titled The Cucumber Book: Behaviour-Driven Development for Testers and Developers by Matt Wynne and Aslak Hellesoy. Aslak is the founder of the Cucumber project (which is what SpecFlow for .NET is based on), and Matt is one of its most active developers.

Bill Digman02/21/13
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Resin Proxy Cache Support and REST Support Explained

Resin's built in support is typically the fastest most scalable, most supportable option. To demonstrate this, let's show how we can use Resin built-in proxy cache (similar to Varnish or Squid) with Resin's REST admin support.

Giorgio Sironi02/20/13
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Isolation in MongoDB

One of the properties put in question is isolation of operations from each other: while iterating on cursors, it's not a given. If you use MongoDB in production, you have to improve your knowledge of the database properties or write migration scripts that corrupt your data.

Reza Rahman02/20/13
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Java EE 7 Maven Repository Coordinates

For those of us doing Java EE development with Maven (which by my own account as a former consultant is pretty much all Java EE/GlassFish adopters), getting our hands on the repository location for Java EE APIs is critically important.

Raghuraman Bala...02/20/13
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Log Analysis and Archive with Amazon S3 and Glacier

Logging is an essential component of any system and helps you understand what's really going on in the system.

Mark Needham02/20/13
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Micro Services Style Data Work Flow

Having worked on a few data related applications over the last ten months or so Ashok and I were recently discussing some of the things that we’ve learnt.

Tom O'connor02/19/13
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How I Broke AWS OpsWorks (Already)

I thought I'd have a play with AWS's latest offering "OpsWorks" and see if they've done us all out of a job. Well, kinda.

Edmund Kirwan02/19/13
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How Many Classes and Packages Should You Have?

When is our software neither over-encapsulated, with too many packages and classes, nor under-encapsulated, with too few? When is it just right?

James Betteley02/19/13
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A Sprint Retrospective

The IT Ops team’s 4th sprint came to its conclusion recently… and we delivered all of our commitments! Huzzah!