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Mitch Pronschinske08/26/13
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HBase "Man in the Middle" Vulnerability Discovered

The specialists at CX Security recently reported a 'severe'-labelled exploit for the HBase NoSQL data store. The only solution is to make plans to upgrade as quickly as possible to version 0.92.3 when it is released, or upgrade to 0.94.9 or later.

Mitch Pronschinske08/26/13
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PaaS Application Optimizations

If you haven't looked at dotCloud's PaaS Under the Hood underthehood series, you will definitely want to check it out if you want to really understand cloud application development patterns and best practices.

Mitch Pronschinske08/26/13
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Riak Data Structures

This slideshow should give you some nice, quick illustrations for understanding the data structures of Riak and its advantages.

Kapil Viren Ahuja08/26/13
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Learning MongoDB - Starting the 10gen Course

Pretty easy to install and get going // I use a Mac and hence I had to use some manual steps, but I had the mongo db and shell up and running in about 10 minutes (download time included)

Mitch Pronschinske08/25/13
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Server-side Sessions With Redis Using Flask

It's clear that session storage is a super-popular use case for the Redis NoSQL data store. I found another example this week by Armin Ronacher who writes about his coding excursions with the Flask Python micro framework.

Mitch Pronschinske08/23/13
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Nanomsg Seems to Have Significant Community Support

It's been just two days since the alpha (0.1) release of Nanomsg and already I'm seeing bindings and wrappers for Ruby and Python.

Blog Team At In...08/22/13
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Introduction to Systematic Programming – Part 7, Locals & Abstraction

As far as local expressions, we learn in this introductory lesson that local expressions are expressions that have functions and constants that only work in one part of a program.

Ted Neward08/22/13
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Best Practices for Interviewing Programmers

Ted Neward become something of a resource on programming interviews. Here are five pieces of advice he's compiled that will help your company improve its programmer interviews.

Mitch Pronschinske08/22/13
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Technically Correct: "You Must Work in Management"

Check out this week's Developer Humor Comic: Technically Correct! A bitingly insightful look into the tendencies of IT folks and business managers.

Allen Coin08/21/13
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Dev of the Week: Nuno Job

This week we're talking to Nuno Job, Nodejitsu CCO, open source enthusiast, and curator of LXJS.

Julien Danjou08/21/13
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The Definitive Guide on How to Use Static, Class or Abstract Methods in Python

Doing code reviews is a great way to discover things that people might struggle to comprehend. While proof-reading OpenStack patches recently, I spotted that people were not correctly using the various decorators Python provides for methods. So, here's my attempt at providing me with a link to send in my next code reviews. :-)

Mitch Pronschinske08/21/13
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Nanomsg, the Next Gen ZeroMQ, is Here

Martin Sustrik, one of the co-creators of ZeroMQ, has been working on a new messaging library called Nanomsg to surpass the lightweight power of ZeroMQ. You could almost think about Nanomsg as ZeroMQ–the sequel.

Mitch Pronschinske08/20/13
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Panel: The People vs. NoSQL

Here's a video you ought to see. It has leaders from several competing NoSQL companies agreeing on at least one thing: People need to embrace NoSQL.

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.