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Mitch Pronschinske09/18/13
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A Quick Tip for Limiting Memory Usage in RabbitMQ

RabbitMQ is among the more full-featured message queues, like ActiveMQ or WebSphere MQ (and not like ZeroMQ). Sometimes you might need it to run a little lighter, and for that I found this quick tip on limiting RabbitMQ's memory usage.

Allen Coin09/18/13
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Dev of the Week: Lukas Eder

This week we're talking to Lukas Eder, creator of jOOQ, a SQL library for Java, and Founder/CEO of Data Geekery.

Mitch Pronschinske09/18/13
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Amazon's Single Point of Failure: EBS in US East

Ben Kepes wrote a very interesting piece this week on his Diversity Limited blog. He investigates a blog post that looks into the claims of AWS's fragility in the US-East-1 region, and the reason, he finds, is because Amazon builds a lot of its services on top of its Elastic Block Services:

Mitch Pronschinske09/18/13
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Blue-Green Deployments in AWS

If you're trying to follow Continuous Delivery practices, Blue-Green Deployment is definitely a pattern you need to know. AWS is an excellent environment to try them in.

Andreas Kollegger09/16/13
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The GraphGist Challenge

We want to encourage you to model a domain that you know / like in a graph model, and describe it interactively in a GraphGist.

Mitch Pronschinske09/16/13
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Using ZeroMQ's New, Ironclad Security Features

Last week, Pieter Hintjens started writing a series on how to use new ZeroMQ security layers to build an application with "unbreakable strong security."

Mitch Pronschinske09/15/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (September 16)

Java 8's first preview is out, and don't forget about Spark, the new Java framework in town! In this week's roundup, you'll also find out about the plans for an "Eloquent JavaScript" reboot, Valve's video game sharing feature and how many people want to live on Mars.

Dariusz Suchojad09/14/13
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The Splendid State of Python and WebSphere MQ Programming

Summarizes options programmers have when it comes to WebSphere MQ programming with Python - goes through PyMQI, Spring Python and Zato projects with hints when to use each one.

Mitch Pronschinske09/13/13
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DevOps and AWS Jobs Experience Record Growth

According to Dice.com, 3,600 jobs were created in "data processing, hosting and related services" in July this year, which was a level that this category hasn't been reached since 1998. Most of the job descriptions contained the keywords "DevOps" and "AWS."

Martin Fowler09/12/13
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Writing Tests Against Page Objects

When you write tests against a web page, you need to refer to elements within that web page in order to click links and determine what's displayed. However, if you write tests that manipulate the HTML elements directly, your tests will be brittle when there are changes in the UI.

Allen Coin09/11/13
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Dev of the Week: Duncan Brown

This week we're talking to Duncan "The Mad Grapher" Brown, graph-based database enthusiast, and wearer of many hats.

Mitch Pronschinske09/11/13
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Debating Admin Functionality in Nanomsg

Nanomsg creator Martin Sustrik has a new blog post out this week about some discussions happening in the early stages of Nanomsg's development. These discussions are currently about adding administrative functionality and giving Nanomsg a config file. It's something that it's ancestor, ZeroMQ, doesn't have.

Mitch Pronschinske09/11/13
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A NoSQL Schema Evolution Language

Many NoSQL data stores have the advantage of being schema-free (although the data still has an implicit structure). However, NoSQL stores don't have convenient schema management tools for when the schema evolves with the application. Meet the NoSQL schema evolution language.

Chase Seibert09/10/13
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Writing a cURL to Python Install Script for a Django Development Environment

I came up with a version that installs a pretty vanilla Django development environment, from scratch. It doesn’t assume anything except cURL and Python, both of which come pre-installed on OSX and Ubuntu.

David Pollak09/10/13
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My Process for Creating APIs

Much of the library/API code I write is for me. Or more specifically, for projects I'm getting paid to work on. Lift to a great degree grew out of work I did on Innovation Games.