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Allen Coin11/13/13
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Dev of the Week: Mark Needham

Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community. This week we're talking to Mark Needham, developer at Neo Technology working on Neo4j, and (European) football enthusiast.

Craig Matsumoto11/13/13
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Open Compute Project Starts Receiving Open-Source Switch Designs

On Monday, the Open Compute Project (OCP) kicked into a new gear with the first wave of designs being submitted for consideration.

Don Pinto11/12/13
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Game Servers and Couchbase with Node.js - Part 3

In this part of the series, we will be setting up a game data storage system to allow you to store player game state over the course of their enjoyment of your game.

Matthew Palmer11/12/13
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Open Source: The Biggest Risk to SDN

We emphasize is that before making an investment decision to pursue (or not pursue) an open-source strategy — it’s important to understand the alternative paths and respective pro’s and con’s from a customer and partner value creation perspective.

Matthew Palmer11/11/13
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vSwitch is the New Battleground. What Every Datacenter Operator Must Know.

The virtual switch, soft-switch, or ‘vSwitch’ is quickly becoming the heart of every datacenter network. While the bulk of industry dissuasion, debate, and public activity around network virtualization today is centered around network virtualization or SDN controllers; the real battle for network virtualization (aka software defined networking) is over the vSwitch.

Dustin Whittle11/10/13
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PHP Performance Crash Course, Part 2: The Deep Dive

In my first post on this series I covered some basic tips for optimizing performance in php applications. In this post we are going to dive a bit deeper into the principles and practical tips in scaling PHP.

Craig Matsumoto11/08/13
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Cisco Launches Insieme – Insides Use (Gasp!) an Overlay Protocol

VMware employees should get a good chuckle out of Cisco‘s Insieme launch on Wednesday, because for all its trash talking about overlays, Insieme is using the VXLAN protocol to run its data-center fabric.

Kin Lane11/08/13
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Private Web Application Running on Github

I wanted to launch a small web application in stealth mode. I also wanted it to run completely on GitHub, using GitHub Pages. Here's how.

Craig Matsumoto11/07/13
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Cisco’s Insieme, Revealed at Last: All Your Policy Are Belong to Us

After tantalizing the industry for more than 18 months, Cisco is revealing the software-defined networking (SDN) products and plan that Insieme has been working on. As expected, the spin-in is producing a new switch family, the Nexus 9000.

Chris Chang11/07/13
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Deep Dive into Connection Pooling

As your application grows in functionality and/or usage, managing resources becomes increasingly important. Failure to properly utilize connection pooling is one major “gotcha” that we’ve seen greatly impact MongoDB performance and trip up developers of all levels.

Mike Bushong11/06/13
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More on Open: Standards

iscussions around Open frequently gravitate towards technology standards and the bodies that support them (IETF, ONF, and so one). In this context, the thinking is that technologies that are standardized will exhibit fewer (if any) vendor-specific elements.

Trevor Parsons11/06/13
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How to Dynamically Pick Up Logs When Scaling Your Amazon Web Services EC2 Environment

I recently wrote about how to easily get all your logs from Amazon Web Services’ EC2. The point with that article was to show how easy it is to instrument your EC2 application for logging and forwarding to Logentries.

Brian Gracely11/06/13
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The Cloudcast #115: Real World OpenStack

Aaron and Kenneth Hui (@hui_kenneth) speak to Ken Pepple (@ken_pepple), CTO/Founder of Solinea about his experience as an OpenStack systems integrator.

Mitch Pronschinske11/04/13
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FAQ about OpenFlow and SDN from the ONF

The Open Networking Foundation had its first ever interoperability test event last year on March 5th -9th testing OpenFlow v1.0 at a lab in Santa Clara, CA. This video answers some frequently asked questions regarding OpenFlow and SDN soon after that test.

Vlad Mihalcea11/04/13
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Batch Processing Best Practices

Writing batch processing tasks is not always trivial, so following some basic principles might save you from trouble.