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Mark Needham11/26/13
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New in Neo4j: Optional Relationships with OPTIONAL MATCH

One of the breaking changes in Neo4j 2.0.0-RC1 compared to previous versions is that the -[?]-> syntax for matching optional relationships has been retired and replaced with the OPTIONAL MATCH construct. In this article, you'll find out how to work with OPTIONAL MATCH.

Istvan Forgacs11/26/13
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Code Understanding Step by Step - We Need a Task

This article explains why code understanding is difficult but inevitable, as well as the consequences of only vaguely understanding code. The process of code comprehension is outlined, emphasizing the necessity of a task to validate our real understanding.

Adam Fowler11/26/13
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MarkLogic, Huh, What is it Good For?

In the simplest terms, MarkLogic is a single product that combines features of a highly distributed NoSQL database, a search engine, all with application services layered over the top. In this article, you'll learn when and why one might use MarkLogic.

John Berryman11/26/13
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Parameterizing and Organizing Solr Boosts

One of the author's clients has some heavy-duty requirements for boosting functions. It’s right on the boundary of what he thinks is appropriate for Solr. He might as well expect the boosting functions to be as readable, and well-organized as possible, though, so let’s take a look at his strategy.

Matt Lacey11/26/13
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'Tis the Season to ... Release Apps

We're fast approaching the time of year when more people are releasing and updating apps in time for the big shopping holidays (Thanksgiving & Christmas). Check on your submission deadlines and make sure you give yourself enough room to make sure your apps are available on time.

Michael Sahota11/25/13
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Understanding and Working with Agile Culture (Slides)

Here is my current thinking on how I communicate and consult around Agile. For me, it’s all about understanding the desires and wishes of the organization I am working with and mapping that to an approach to Agile that fits their context.

Mitch Pronschinske11/25/13
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The Sweet Spot Between IaaS and PaaS

This talk will explore how we find the sweet spot on the continuum between PaaS and IaaS cloud models to provide both the productivity and flexibility you desire.

Troy Miles11/25/13
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How to Use a VirtualBox Android Emulator

The slowness of the Android emulator has been the butt of many a joke since it was first unveiled. One solution is to use a VirtualBox VM with Android on it instead of the Android emulator, and the difference is amazing. In this article, you'll learn how to do set it up.

Vlad Mihalcea11/25/13
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Why I Never Blame Open Source Projects

Every now and then the author gets to read someone’s bad thought towards a given open-source framework. When he started programming, it was Struts. Then people started blaming Hibernate, and recently, MongoDB. But if there is someone to blame, it’s usually us, not the frameworks we use.

Andreas Kollegger11/25/13
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Neo4j 2.0: New Features and Breaking Changes

The next major version of Neo4j has been under development for almost a year now, and the first Release Candidate build is now available. In this article, you'll find an overview of the new features and changes in Neo4j 2.0.

Alec Noller11/25/13
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Redis 2.8.0 Released

Salvatore Sanfilippo, creator of Redis, announced on Friday the release of Redis 2.8.0. Sanfilippo posted his announcement to the Redis DB Google group, along with a description of the new features in the 2.8.0 release, and some supporting information.

Anindita Basak11/25/13
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Big Data Analytics: PowerBI (PowerQuery & PowerMap) Dashboards Using HDInsight

For Big Data Analytics, Power Query enables users to easily discover, combine, and refine data for better analysis in Excel, and Power Map allows you to plot geographic and temporal data visually, analyze that data in 3D, and create interactive tours to share with others.

Alec Noller11/24/13
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The Best of the Week (Nov. 15): NoSQL Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the NoSQL Zone. This week's best include a response to Sarah Mei's notorious anti-MongoDB blog post, an analysis and history of NoSQL databases, and some thoughts on MongoDB criticism from somebody with very relevant experience.

Alec Noller11/24/13
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The Best of the Week (Nov. 15): Mobile Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone. This week's best include a comparison of the development process in Android and iOS, and detailed review of Android 4.4 (KitKat), and a Java library for creating animations in Android that model spring dynamics.

Alec Noller11/24/13
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The Best of the Week (Nov. 15): Big Data Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Big Data Zone. This week's best include techniques for estimating ages based on first names, a new R virtual machine written in Java, and a collection of data science-related links, including "The Hidden Technology That Makes Twitter Huge."