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James Carr08/06/13
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Immutable Servers with Packer and Puppet

Lately I’ve been becoming more and more of a fan of is the concept of Immutable Servers while automating our infrastructure at Zapier. The concept is simple: never do server upgrades or changes on live servers, instead just build out new servers with applied updates and throw away the old ones.

Mitch Pronschinske08/05/13
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A Fun Productivity Tips Post Based on Alan Turing

Lifehacker published a post this week with productivity tips from the life of Alan Turing. It's a nice post that draws on the fanboy-ism toward Turing from many computer scientists and programmers.

Mitch Pronschinske08/05/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (August 5)

See the perfect programming gif, learn what happens when you drive over a MacBook Air, and learn what happened at OSCON. Plus, take a look at some extensive Android fragmentation data visualization, meet Google's Go team, and learn from some interesting Java GC research.

Sandro Mancuso08/05/13
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A Developer's Birthday Wish List

Since last week was Sandro's birthday, he wrote a blog post about what his wish list is for developers everywhere.

Mitch Pronschinske08/04/13
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Python's Twisted Integration with ZeroMQ

I found this gist for integrating the python-based Twisted project with ZeroMQ. Twisted is an event-driven network engine. It's about 75 lines of code.

Gary Sieling08/03/13
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Examining Citations in Federal Law using Python

Congress frequently passes laws which amend or repeal sections of prior laws; this produces a series of edits to law which programmers will recognize as bearing resemblance to source control history.

Dustin Whittle08/02/13
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Accessing Your Performance Data with the AppDynamics REST API

In this post, we will cover how to get the most out of AppDynamics by leveraging the REST API.

Allen Coin08/02/13
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PyPy 2.1 Released: ARMful, Improved Performance

PyPy 2.1 dropped yesterday. The popular and very compliant Python interpreter now has official support for ARM processors in the JIT. The release also contains bugfixes and performance improvements.

Jon Brisbin08/01/13
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Asynchronous Datastore Manifesto

J Brisbin's work with NoSQL datastores over the last couple of years has given me some insight into the direction applications will inevitably take as NoSQL becomes the dominant data storage and retrieval method—at least for web and cloud-based applications.

Jean-baptiste Rieu08/01/13
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Your Best Developer Tool: An English Dictionary

While peer programming with a lead developer on an important iOS project, I discovered a plain English dictionary or a thesaurus is my best friend.

Allen Coin07/31/13
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Dev of the Week: Swizec Teller

This week we're talking to Swizec Teller, web developer, night-programmer, and author of the upcoming book "Why Programmers Work at Night"

Dave Fecak07/31/13
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Why You Can’t Work For Google

Of course some of you can and perhaps will work for Google and the other companies listed here, just as some of you may have attended top universities. But the majority of us won’t – and that’s OK. Follow your dreams, but be realistic about the outcome.

Mitch Pronschinske07/31/13
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In Search of the 10X Developer

Hiring managers have seen it time and time again. You hire two developers with the same background and qualifications, yet one of them is 4, 6, or even 10 times more productive than the other. Why?

Eric Gregory07/31/13
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Three Ways to Open Source Detroit (or Anywhere Else)

Shortly before Detroit filed for bankruptcy, a community volunteer and would-be mayor of the city wrote a short blog post calling for an "open source Detroit." The city's problems are much deeper than software, but when you listen to interviews with city officials, IT costs come up again and again.

Mitch Pronschinske07/31/13
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Linksheet: Job Queues, Message Queues and Other Queues

Are you searching for the right message queue but maybe you just haven't found the perfect fit yet? Well I just found an excellent resource - a GitHub page created by Łukasz Strzałkowski. If you don't find the queue you want over at queues.io, then you probably just need to build your own.