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We're Going to Learn A TON About How We Monitor Performance

Sun, 2015-03-29 08:33
The latest survey from DZ Research is live, and it's all about performance and monitoring.  Remember the days of #MonitoringSucks?  Well now it's time to see if it still sucks.See what I mean: Check out the Survey As with all of our surveys, the questions are super-intriguing and you are entered to win a Nexus Tab, iPad Air, or MS Surface when you take it.When it's all said and done,...
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How To Fire Employees

Sun, 2015-03-29 08:00
Don’t. There, that was an interesting post. Short, but interesting. Maybe I should explain that most insightful conclusion a little bit. Again.., a dear (anonymous) friend told me a great story about what happened at work. This time around it was a bit darker than usual. This time there were victims. This time people got sacked, fired, let go, made redundant. Come in to work in the morning,...
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The Best of the Week (Mar. 20): Performance Zone

Sun, 2015-03-29 08:00
Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Performance Zone (March 20 - March 27). 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 Performance Zone (March 20 - March 27). This week includes info on TempDB...
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Test Incoming Webhooks Locally with Ngrok

Sun, 2015-03-29 07:30
I'm enjoying working with hubot; I have a few different instances running for different groups. One of the things that I use hubot for is to echo activities from the source control repo, the bug tracker, the CI system, the (you get the idea) into the channel for a project. This is achieved via webhooks; a feature offered by many providers to POST information about an event to your endpoint as...
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I'm So Tired of It All

Sun, 2015-03-29 07:30
We work so hard to promote equality, to fight for the rights of people who are not middle-class white men, and time and again it just feels like we’re not getting anywhere. International Women’s Day highlights the issues that face women all around the world, and make our women-in-tech problem look like a genuine First World Problem, and yet we can’t even get that right. Preview...
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Use Case: Spark Performance Monitoring

Sun, 2015-03-29 07:30
[This article was written by Mick Emmett]Democratizing Recommendation TechnologyAt Graphflow, our mission is to empower online stores of all sizes to grow their businesses by providing them access to the same machine learning and Big Data tools used by the largest and most sophisticated tech players in the market. Preview Text:  A lot has...
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The Best of the Week (Mar 20): Big Data Zone

Sun, 2015-03-29 07:30
Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Big Data Zone (March 20 - March 27). Here they are, in order of popularity: 1. Why Isn't Everything Normally Distributed? Why aren’t more phenomena normally distributed? Someone asked me this morning specifically about phenotypes with many genetic inputs. In this article, I will answer this question. ...
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The Best of the Week (Mar 20): Web Dev Zone

Sun, 2015-03-29 07:30
Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the HTML5 Zone (March 20 - March 27). Here they are, in order of popularity: 1. SpringOne2GX 2014 Replay: Creating Modular Test Driven SPAs with Spring and AngularJS Single-page Applications (SPA) are all the rage these days and with them there is an avalanche of new tools, libraries and frameworks we need to...
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The Best of the Week (Mar 20): Enterprise Integration Zone

Sun, 2015-03-29 07:30
Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Enterprise Integration Zone (March 20 - March 27). Here they are, in order of popularity: 1. Java 8 Functional Interfaces and Checked Exceptions The Java 8 lambda syntax and functional interfaces have been a productivity boost for Java developers. But there is one drawback to functional interfaces. ...
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The Best of the Week (Mar 20): Cloud Zone

Sun, 2015-03-29 07:30
Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (March 20 - March 27). Here they are, in order of popularity: 1. Microservice Hybrids and Alternatives 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. I talked with speakers Mark...
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Identifying an Agile Transformation Scorecard

Sun, 2015-03-29 07:00
Written by Isaac Hogue for LeadingAgile. Preview Text:  In a previous post, I asked the question of how can we tell if we are succeeding with an enterprise agile transformation. In this post I’ll close with the notion of using a balanced scorecard for signaling progress towards the transformation’s core business drivers. ...
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Register Hidden Fields On Ninja Forms

Sun, 2015-03-29 07:00
When you are building a website, one of the most important areas of your site are forms, allowing you to capture data about your audience it can help you know what they want from you. There is no built in way in WordPress to create forms for your site, but there are a few really good plugins that allow you to do this. Preview Text:  There is no...
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Lazy Angular Modules

Sun, 2015-03-29 07:00
Startup time is crucial for a proper user experience and that's where many JavaScript SPA really fail. Even though you might (and definitely should) apply code minification and bundling mechanisms, you wouldn't want to load your entire application right upfront. It simply isn't useful nor required. Unfortunately, as of now Angular doesn't natively support any kind of lazy loading approach. Thus,...
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HTML5 Cheat Sheet

Sun, 2015-03-29 07:00
More infoPosted: November 18, 2014Author: websitesetup.orgWebsite: http://websitesetup.orgIt comes helpful when you are creating or re-designing pages and sites in HTML 5.Whether you are a beginner or more advanced web developer, you can feel free to download the image (.png) or .pdf file to your personal desktop. Preview Text:  The ability to...
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#microtip - Center a Div Horizontally and Vertically

Sun, 2015-03-29 07:00
A small tip that can be handy, say when you are creating a landing HTML page. The goal is to position or align a div in the center of the browser. There are many misleading and non working examples when you google this, so I'm pasting a simple solution that works.HTML<div class="outer-container"> <div class="inner-container"> <center> <h3>Hello Center!</h3> ...
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Want to Become a Better Developer? Cheat!

Sun, 2015-03-29 07:00
There are developers who are smarter than me. Ones who can architect better than me. Ones who can code better than me. Ones who can create a better UX than me. (Actually there are kindergarteners who can design a better UX than me – I suck at art, color choice, etc.) And you know what – there are developers who are better than you too. Preview Text:  ...
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Geek Reading March 27, 2015

Sat, 2015-03-28 08:00
Backchannel starts our day with a discussion of the three phases of consumer products. If you are a startup in the consumer space, you should definitely read it. For the second day in a row Valeria Maltoni, writing at Conversation Agent, gives us some excellent content. Today she talks about how access has more value than information. Johanna Rothman sheds some light on why managers ask for...
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Spark and ZooKeeper: Fault-Tolerant Job Manager out of the Box

Sat, 2015-03-28 08:00
Problem definition Imagine that you’ve been using some RDBMS for last ten years, and there’s millions of records inside, moreover the information keeps flowing every minute. And one day you needed to organize some complex information retrieval process on this data with a full-fledge enterprise search engine like Apache Solr. In order to do this you need to develop some ETL process that will...
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Excerpts from the RavenDB Performance team report: Optimizing Memory Compare/Copy Costs

Sat, 2015-03-28 08:00
Note, this post was written by Federico. Where I had notes or stuff to extend, I explicitly marked it as such.TLDR: Optimizing at this level is really hard. To achieve gains of 20%+ for Compare and from 200% to 6% in Copy (depending on the workload) we will need to dig very deep at the IL level. Preview Text:  TLDR: Optimizing at this level is...
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Creating Simple Comparative Bars with JavaScript and CSS

Sat, 2015-03-28 08:00
Back a few months ago I reviewed the excellent SumAll service. One of the cooler parts of their service is a daily/weekly email summary of your stats. Here is a screen shot from my email this morning. Preview Text:  What I like about this are the simple bars between each number. They give you a real quick way to see your relative growth/drop...
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