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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.

Mitch Pronschinske08/13/13
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The ZeroMQ-Powered Challenge-Bot

BitBucket user flowblok posted code for his IRC bot named "challenge-bot." It's pretty short. Only 155 lines. He has Python to thank for that. Another cool technology you can see in use within his code is ZeroMQ.

Steven Lott08/13/13
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Negative Requirements

Nothing is funnier than requirements which state things that are not to happen. An actual quote: "... don't screw up cutting and pasting and the "/" vs "\" depending on unix / windows."

Jim Hirschauer08/12/13
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DevOps Scares Me - Part 4: Dev and Ops Collaborate Across the Lifecycle

DevOps isn’t just a set of tools, but a philosophical shift that needs that requires buy-in from all folks involved to really succeed. It’s only through a high level of collaboration that things will change for the better.

Mitch Pronschinske08/12/13
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The ZeroMQ Docs Are Actually Pretty Funny

If you've read the ZeroMQ docs before, you probably noticed a few pockets of good old-fashioned corny nerd humor. It seems that the creators and the rest of the ZeroMQ development community had a little fun when creating their docs. Maybe other open source projects should follow their example.

Chris Chang08/12/13
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Mining Twitter Data and Stashing it in MongoDB

Twitter-Harvest is a Python script that utilizes the Twitter REST API v1.1 to retrieve tweets from a user’s timeline and insert them into a MongoDB database. It takes care of the nitty gritty and allows you to explore what makes MongoDB great.