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Mitch Pronschinske08/20/13
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Rebuilding a Better Healthcare Social Graph w/ Neo4j

Given the new enhancements in Neo4j 2.0, Dave Fauth has begun rebuilding his DocGraph social graph for organizing doctor data. He's also using the Mortar platform for easily handling Pig and Hadoop with Python.

Mitch Pronschinske08/19/13
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Advanced Celery

From a VMware developer who works on the RabbitMQ team, comes a presentation on the popular distributed task queue, Celery. This will give you some good information beyond the 'getting started' tutorials.

Mitch Pronschinske08/19/13
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Session Store Design with NoSQL

Basho is pretty active about reaching out to developers who might benefit from trying Riak. After doing a presentation on Amazon DynamoDB, Tim Gross was contacted by them and Tim decided to write an article about his experience creating a session store with Riak, DynamoDB and Redis.

Mitch Pronschinske08/18/13
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Kuyruk: An Alternative to Celery Task Running

If the distributed message processor, Celery, isn't working out for your project, you might want to try a new tool called Kuyruk. It also distributes tasks to run on servers and it uses RabbitMQ as the message broker.

Mitch Pronschinske08/18/13
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Celery 3.0 Highlights

Popular distributed message processor, Celery, has reached version 3.0 this month and includes some great new features like a better API, an umbrella CLI command and a new "canvas" feature for complex workflows.

Mitch Pronschinske08/17/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (August 18)

Code faster by voice, build your hacker score instead of a resume, and learn a new technique for CSS absolute centering. Plus, a new release for Vim and a tool that makes a meme when you Git commit.

Mitch Pronschinske08/16/13
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Centrifuge: Real-Time Web App Message Broadcasting

The main goal of Centrifuge is the same as in Pusher or Pubnub services. The main difference is that Centrifuge is open-source and requires installation. The installation is very simple.

jb j08/15/13
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130+ Essential Vim Commands

Since the 70′s, vi and vim are very popular text editors among programmers. 5 years ago, I wrote an article named “100 vim commands every programmer should know” and here is a reworked, updated version. Enjoy!

Mitch Pronschinske08/15/13
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Systems & Configuration Management Tools with SaltStack

SaltStack is often boxed into the configuration management tools basket, but it's much different from most software like it. In fact, it is radically different than most configuration management tools.

Allen Coin08/14/13
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Dev of the Week: Alex Staveley

This week we're talking to Alex Staveley, Dublin-based software engineer, father of two, and electronic music enthusiast. His most recent DZone posts include:

Arun Manivannan08/14/13
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Algorithm of the Week: Quicksort - Three-way vs. Dual-pivot

So, what’s new about quicksort? Well, nothing except that I just now figured out that the quicksort implementation of Arrays.sort has been replaced with a variant called dual-pivot quicksort.

Andreas Kollegger08/14/13
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Exploring LinkedIn in Neo4j

The author goes on a quest for a way to get the data out of the InMap, and into Neo4j. Something that you might expect to take days or weeks - but from the first google search to publishing this post was literally just 2-3 hours of work. It’s dead easy.

Mitch Pronschinske08/14/13
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Why Neo4j is Reducing Emphasis on the REST API and Putting More on Cypher

An in-depth discussion has been going on over at the neo4j google group discussing the merits and issues related to the explicit node identity of the REST API versus Cypher access.

Dan Diephouse08/14/13
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Mule 3.5.0 "Andes" Unveiled

The Andes release of Mule is focused on usability. The developers have been simplifying Mule by eliminating the need for custom code and repetitive tasks, and preventing common problems.

Gary Sieling08/14/13
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Counting Presidential Signatures in US Law with Python

Browsing through U.S Law, I noticed that there are many notes- e.g. memos to Federal employees and executive orders. In some cases these have a signature block, which shows who wrote the document.