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Mikio Braun11/15/13
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Hipster Scala Features

Yesterday someone was looking at my code and said “uh, you’re using +T in a generic”, and I said “that’s a hipster feature of Scala, you don’t need to understand it, you just need to get it right so your code compiles.”

Jim Hirschauer11/15/13
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An Example of How Node.js is Faster Than PHP: Part 2

In my previous post I installed and configured Ghost and WordPress. The purpose of that blog post was to test relative performance of the 2 platforms to see which one could handle more load. Many requested another test where an opcode cache was in place for WordPress. So that is exactly what this blog post is about.

Ayende Rahien11/15/13
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Setting the Baseline for Performance Testing

After finishing up the major change of moving Voron to a Write Ahead Journal, it was time to actually start doing some performance testing. To make things interesting, I decided that we shouldn’t just compare this in isolation, but we should actually compare it to its peers.

Christopher Taylor11/15/13
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Amazon Releases Desktop-as-a-Service, Of Course...

This is a big move for Amazon but it doesn’t really come as a surprise. Anyone who thought cloud computing is just hype needs to sit up and pay attention.

Mark Hinkle11/15/13
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OCCI Interface to CloudStack

We started working on a CloudStack backend for rOCCI using our CloudStack Ruby gem. The choice of rOCCI was made due to the existence of an existing Opennebula backend and the adoption of OCCI in the European Grid Initiative Federated cloud testbed.

Tom O'connor11/15/13
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FakeRAID and Virtualization

For a new project, without an allocated budget, I was asked to provide some simple Virt. capability, to hold them over until they get budget approval, and can buy their own hardware.

Greg Duncan11/15/13
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Amazon WorkSpaces News Roundup

Get the bulleted list of Amazon WorkSpaces features, pricing, and use cases as well as a snippet of Paul Thurott's thoughts on the announcement.

Alec Noller11/15/13
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You Definitely Should Use MongoDB (Sometimes)

There's been a lot of disagreement this week regarding Sarah Mei's notorious blog post on MongoDB. This new post takes Mei's original apart in a question-and-answer format, and takes a critical look at both the Diaspora team and the intention of Mei's blog title.

Steve Smith11/15/13
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Application Pattern: API Examples

API Examples is an application pattern originally devised by Daniel Worthingon-Bodart, in which a new version of a producer application is accompanied by a sibling artifact that solely contains example API requests and example API responses.

Duncan Brown11/15/13
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Paths, Entities and Types in Spring Data for Neo4j

If you'll recall from several posts ago, the author had been attempting to write a web application based around the concept of a simple recommendation engine and a software retailer. The implementation was being done using a Spring-based Java stack with Neo4j as the data store.

Barton George11/15/13
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Project Sputnik Profile Tool

Rather than re-inventing the wheel, and to help provide perspective, we are now working with the folks from Docker. They will be giving us their feedback, helping with integration and creating a Go profile.

Alec Noller11/15/13
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A Complete History, Analysis and Comparison of NoSQL Databases

Starting with an overview of relational databases and the history of NoSQL as a concept, the author breaks NoSQL down into its core components and analyzes each, exploring history, purpose, advantages, disadvantages, and specific examples for each type of database.

Phil Whelan11/14/13
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Debugging Node.js Applications in Stackato

By now, most developers are familiar with the various debugging tools in their local development environment, but as they step towards cloud deployments, how can they achieve the same? Is remote debugging even possible in the cloud? Well of course it is.

Ayende Rahien11/14/13
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re: Why You Should Never Use MongoDB

The author was pointed to Sarah Mei's blog post titled "Why You Should Never Use MongoDB," and thought he would comment from a RavenDB perspective. His summary: If you don't know how to tie your shoes, don't run.

Jeff Dickey11/14/13
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10x is a State of Being, Not a Type of Engineer

Developers are driven when they can architect their own solutions to problems. Nobody wants to implement someone else’s idea, especially one they may disagree with. Give your engineers (even the junior guys) the ability to get a say into how something is designed.