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Let's all Build a Hat Rack

Sun, 2015-03-22 07:30
Wound up here: "A Place to Hang Your Hat" and the #LABHR hash tag. H/T to this post: "Building a Hat Rack." Preview Text:  Open Source contributions are often anonymous and the rewards are intangible. A little bit of tangibility is a huge thing. There are unsung heroes at every hackathon and tech meetup who could benefit from some recognition....
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Okta Innovation At Our Quarterly Hackathon: Our Engineers Explore Wearables, Polish Flags and Better User Experiences

Sun, 2015-03-22 07:30
Written by Hector Aguilar & Becky OliverIt’s not every day that you’ll find Okta engineers talking about Polish flags in the name of a better user interface. But if you stopped by our HQ earlier this week, you may have seen the bold red and white stripes of Poland waving among our team. Preview Text:  It’s not every day that you’ll find...
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SpringOne2GX 2014 Replay: The Quest for the Holy Integration Test

Sun, 2015-03-22 07:00
Recorded at SpringOne2GX 2014.Speaker: Ken Kreuger, Rob WinchWeb / JavaScript TrackSlides: http://www.slideshare.net/SpringCentral/spring-one2gx-2014holyintegrationtest Preview Text:  Spring MVC Test can help greatly to thoroughly test controllers including their configuration. Legacy Sponsored:  ...
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Geek Reading March 19, 2015

Sun, 2015-03-22 07:00
Just in case you did not think mobile payments were about to take off, Facebook introduces friend-to-friend payments. Clearly, Facebook wants some skin in the game before the industry really gets going. GigaOm may be gone, but the Structure conference went on because the attendees organized their own conference. This is interesting for a few reasons. First, the power of the people is obvious....
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The Best of the Week (Mar. 13): Mobile Zone

Sun, 2015-03-22 07:00
Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone (March 13 - March 20). Here they are, in order of popularity: Preview Text:  Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone (March 13 - March 20). This week includes a look at Firebase, Meteor...
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How Long Did I Sleep Last Night? Using Cordova, HealthKit, and JavaScript, and a Handful of Promises

Sat, 2015-03-21 08:00
Now that we can know how much activity I did yesterday, we can look at whether I am getting enough sleep. Preview Text:  This is part two of an ongoing tutorial using Cordova, HealthKit, and JavaScript. Learn how to create an application to track how long someone sleeps. Legacy Sponsored:  ...
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PyMongo's "use_greenlets" Followup

Sat, 2015-03-21 08:00
In December, I wrote that we are removing the idiosyncratic use_greenlets option from PyMongo when we release PyMongo 3. Preview Text:  So what now? I would be sad to lose the great simplifications I achieved in PyMongo by removing its Gevent-specific code. Besides, occasional complaints from Eventlet and other communities motivated us to support...
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How to Land a Software Engineering Job?

Sat, 2015-03-21 07:30
The other day I read this piece by David Byttow on “How to land an engineering job”. And I don’t fully agree with his assertions.I do agree, of course, that one must always be writing code. Not writing code is the worst that can happen to a software engineer. Preview Text:  The other day I read this piece by David Byttow on “How...
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The Best of the Week (Mar. 13): IoT Zone

Sat, 2015-03-21 07:30
Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the IoT Zone (March 13 - March 20). Here they are, in order of popularity: Preview Text:  Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the IoT Zone (March 13 - March 20). This week includes New Relic's Pi Day celebration,...
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Choosing a Good Sharding Key in MongoDB (and MySQL)

Sat, 2015-03-21 07:30
MongoDB 3.0 was recently released. Instead of focusing on what’s new – that is so easy to find, let’s rather talk about something that has not changed a lot since the early MongoDB days. This topic is sharding and most specifically: how to choose a good sharding key. Note that most of the discussion will also apply to MySQL, so if you are more interested in sharding than in MongoDB,...
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SpringOne2GX 2014 Replay: Creating Modular Test Driven SPAs with Spring and AngularJS

Sat, 2015-03-21 07:00
Recorded at SpringOne2GX 2014.Speaker: Gunnar HillertWeb / JavaScript TrackSlides: http://www.slideshare.net/SpringCentral/creating-modular-test-driven-spas-with-spring-and-angularjs-41166049 Preview Text:  Single-page Applications (SPA) are all the rage these days and with them there is an avalanche of new tools, libraries and frameworks we...
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The Best of the week (Mar. 13): DevOps Zone

Sat, 2015-03-21 07:00
Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the DevOps Zone (March 13 - March 20). Here they are, in order of popularity: Preview Text:  Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the DevOps Zone (March 13 - March 20). This week includes a quick and dirty test for...
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IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.0 Now Available!

Fri, 2015-03-20 18:00
It’s here!  IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.0 is now available. Preview Text:  The IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.0 is now available! Check out some of the release features and documentation. Legacy Sponsored:  unsponsored
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IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.0 Now Available!

Fri, 2015-03-20 18:00
It’s here!  IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.0 is now available. Preview Text:  The IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.0 is now available! Check out some of the release features and documentation. Legacy Sponsored:  unsponsored
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Microservice Hybrids and Alternatives

Fri, 2015-03-20 17:01
While there was a lot of excitement and buzz around microservices at this week's O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference, there was also some expected push-back.  Like any general strategy, it's not going to be the answer for everyone.  I talked with speakers Mark Richards and Simon Brown about microservices and they told me about some alternatives and hybrid microservice options....
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Getting Started With Activiti and Spring Boot

Fri, 2015-03-20 08:00
This post is a guest post by Activiti co-founder and community member Joram Barrez (@jbarrez) who works for Alfresco. Thanks Joram! I’d like to see more of these community guest posts, so - as usual - don’t hesitate to ping me (@starbuxman) with ideas and contributions! -Josh Preview Text:  Activiti is an Apache-licensed...
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The Codeless Code: Case 4 - Willows

Fri, 2015-03-20 08:00
A new priest of the Spider Clan was lamenting the poor quality of the Javascript code produced by his novices.“I will investigate,” said the Java master. Preview Text:  An illustrated collection of (sometimes violent) fables concerning the Art and Philosophy of software development, written in the spirit of Zen kōans. Brought to you...
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One Direction Relationships in Neo4j

Fri, 2015-03-20 08:00
Preview Text:  In the Neo4j Property Graph model, every single Relationship must be Typed and Directed. This means they must have a specific name (FRIENDS, LIKES, FOLLOWS, etc) and have a Start Node and an End Node to show direction. What’s neat is that when you write your queries you can choose to ignore that. Legacy ...
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Excellent! Groovy Intends to Join Apache Software Foundation

Fri, 2015-03-20 07:30
In the post "Total Bummer: Pivotal Drops Groovy", I briefly wrote about Pivotal's decision to drop Groovy and hoped that Groovy would find a new home. Preview Text:  I was pleased to read the announcement that the Groovy project intends to join the Apache Software Foundation. Legacy Sponsored:  ...
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10 Java Articles Everyone Must Read

Fri, 2015-03-20 07:30
One month ago, we’ve published a list of 10 SQL Articles Everyone Must Read. A list of articles that we believe would add exceptional value to our readers on the jOOQ blog. Preview Text:  We're publishing an exciting list of 10 Java articles everyone must read. Legacy Sponsored:  ...
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