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Mark Needham12/16/13
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Neo4j's Cypher: Getting the Hang of MERGE

The author has been trying to get the hang of Cypher’s MERGE function, and started out by writing a small file to import some people with random properties using the java-faker library. In this article, you'll learn more about the MERGE function.

Paul Hammant12/16/13
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Worst Practices Teams

For every “best practices” team, there is an equal (in magnitude) and opposing “worst practices” team silently going round the organization making things worse. Here's an example: Printer names...

Vlad Mihalcea12/16/13
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Why I Like Spring Bean Aliasing

Spring framework is widely used as a dependency injection container, and that’s for good reasons. But there is also a very useful feature that might get overlooked and is therefore worthy of discussion: bean aliasing.

Ricky Ho12/16/13
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Escape Local Optimum Trap

In this post, I will be focusing on local search, which is a very popular technique in searching for an optimal solution based on a series of greedy local moves. The general setting of local search is as follows ...

Ariya Hidayat12/16/13
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JavaScript Kinetic Scrolling: Part 3

In the third part of this JavaScript kinetic scrolling series, the so-called snap to grid feature is demonstrated. The implementation is rather straightforward: It is a matter of figuring out where the scrolling should stop and then adjusting that target position to the intended location.

Alec Noller12/15/13
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The Best of the Week (Dec. 6): 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 discussion of the need (or lack of need) of eventually consistent data, a critique of last year's wave of MongoDB criticisms, an alternative NoSQL solution called ArangoDB, and more.

Alec Noller12/15/13
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The Best of the Week (Dec. 6): 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 the top libraries used in Java's 10,000 most popular projects, an introduction to machine learning, part 3 of a series on Elasticsearch, and more.

Ayende Rahien12/14/13
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More Thoughts About Compression and Storage

One of the things that the author liked in LevelDB is that it pretty much had compression built in from day one. The entire format is built to save space just about wherever it can. LMDB, in contrast, went quite the opposite way.

Jesse Warden12/13/13
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6 Notes To Consider on the Technical Difficulties with Healthcare.gov

Things will slowly improve. There will continue to be glitches, some of which the press may even talk about a year from now. But a Jan 1st deadline is unrealistic.

Doug Turnbull12/13/13
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Codd’s Relational Vision: Has NoSQL Come Full Circle?

Much of the NoSQL movement feels like a rebellion against the “old timey” feeling relational databases. The author thought it would be fascinating to dig into the value of relational databases. In short, relational databases were the noSomething, and he aimed to find out what that something was.

Seth Proctor12/13/13
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Configuring a NuoDB Database for Geo-Distributed Deployment

In NuoDB 2.0.1, a region is a property that represents a geographic location for the database. Such locations might include a data center in a major city, country, or building location. This article describes how to configure a NuoDB database to include geographical regions and region-level commits.

Scott Leberknight12/13/13
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Handling Big Data with HBase Part 1: Introduction

HBase is a database that provides real-time, random read and write access to tables meant to store billions of rows and millions of columns. It is designed to run on a cluster of commodity servers and to automatically scale as more servers are added, while retaining the same performance.

Barton George12/13/13
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Project Sputnik Profile Tool: Docker Joins the Cause

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.

Paul Reed12/13/13
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A Cornucopia of DevOps Tools

As the holiday season approaches, we take a moment to sit down with Sarah Goff-Dupont and James Dumay from Atlassian’s Bamboo team to discuss the full stack of tools used by companies of all sizes, from startups to massive enterprises

Jim Bird12/13/13
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Stop Telling Stories

There are beautiful, simple ideas in today’s Agile development methods that work really well. And some that don’t. Like defining all of your requirements as User Stories. I don’t like the format that most teams use to write stories. And I don’t like how they use them.