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Hardik Pandya01/23/14
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How to Set Up a Multi-Node Hadoop Cluster on Amazon EC2, Part 1

After spending some time playing around on a Single-Node pseudo-distributed cluster, it's time to get into real world Hadoop. It's important to note that there are multiple ways to achieve this, and the author is going to cover how to set up a multi-node Hadoop cluster on Amazon EC2.

Mark Needham01/23/14
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Neo4j Backup: Dealing with java.lang.ClassCastException

When using Neo4j’s online backup facility there are two ways of triggering java.lang.ClassCastException, either by using the ‘single://‘ or ‘ha://‘ syntax, and these behave slightly differently. In this article, you'll learn how to handle these exceptions.

John Esposito01/22/14
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Survey: Which Refcardz would you like us to update?

Quite a few of our Refcardz are out of date. We're thinking of updating a bunch of them, and would love to see which you would like to see updated first.

Alec Noller01/22/14
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Dev of the Week: James Sugrue

Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community to catch up and find out what he or she is working on now and what's coming next. This week we're talking to James Sugrue, principal front-end architect at Avego and DZone zone leader.

Lukasz Szyrmer01/22/14
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Modularity = Faster Time To Market

One of the key reasons scrum and agile have become increasingly popular is that Agile enables you to get to market faster. Faster time to market changes the game.

Mike Cottmeyer01/22/14
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Fundamentals of Agile Transformation

I believe that many of us are solving a problem we think our customers have. We might even be trying to solve a problem our customers really do have. The challenge is that our customers don’t always see it that way.

George Dinwiddie01/22/14
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Long-Range Planning with User Stories

I frequently hear or read people suggesting using User Stories for relatively long-range planning. Sometimes they mean something as short as a release in a few months. Sometimes they’re talking about multiple releases over a year or two. What are the implications for doing this?

Mike Bushong01/22/14
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Sources and Sinks: Which are you?

We all know people who are energizing to talk to. Whatever the topic, they are full of energy. They make ideas better. Moods improve when they are around. And there are people who fall into the opposite camp.

Rajaraman Raghuraman01/22/14
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Best Hindrances to Being Agile

I often wonder how projects fail to be agile enough even though the team consists of talented team members. So today I am planning to summarize a few points that are the biggest hindrances to being agile in a team-based environment.

Istvan Szegedi01/21/14
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NuoDB 2.0: A Distributed Database

NuoDB 2.0 was recently released and it delivers some major new geo-distributed management features, along with database automation and SQL and Java stored procedures. The geo-distribution capabilities enable users to distribute a single logical database across multiple cloud regions or data centers.

Lukasz Szyrmer01/21/14
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Managing Risk the Agile Way: Like a Hedge Fund

It’s not too much of a stretch to say that hedge funds are a new type of Software Company. After all, they have more developers per capita than the latter, and they generate more cash flow per capita, if they are any good.

Paul Hammant01/21/14
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Google's vs Facebook's Trunk-Based Development

I’ve been pushing this branching model for something like 14 years now. It’s nice to see Facebook say a little more about their Trunk Based Development. Of course they’re not doing it because they read anything I wrote, as the practice isn’t mine, it’s been hanging around in the industry for many years, but always as bridesmaid so to speak.

Baptiste Wicht01/21/14
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My Home Server Adventure: Step 3

Here is some news about my home server installation project. I have already installed a server in a custom Norco case. I wanted to replace my QNAP NAS with a better server, the QNAP being too slow and not extensible enough for my needs.

Tatiana Crawford01/21/14
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5 Cloud Predictions for 2014

As we begin 2014, we have the opportunity to review the past and look to the future. Here at CloudPassage we talk to organizations implementing cloud computing every day, and we have designed our security solutions to address these cloud environments.

Chase Seibert01/21/14
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Python Script to Delete Merged Git Branches

If you’re like me, you may have 30 branches at any given time. This can make viewing all the branches unwieldy. Once I week or so, I would go on a branch deletion spree by manually copying and pasting multiple branch names into a git branch -D statement.