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Andreas Kollegger12/11/13
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Neo4j 2.0 Released: 5 Ways It Will Help You Kick Ass

The author happily announces the final 2.0 release of Neo4j, which comes packed with new features. In this article, you'll find a complete overview of the new release, covering UX improvements, labels on nodes, optional schema, increased cypher functionality, and much more.

Allen Coin12/11/13
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Dev of the Week: Nikita Salnikov-Tarnovski

Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community to catch up and find out what he or she is working on now and what's coming next. This week we're talking to Nikita Salnikov-Tarnovski, founder and Master Developer of Plumbr, a memory leak detection tool.

Eric Sedor12/11/13
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Tuning MongoDB Performance with MMS

Some of the best tools available for gaining insight into our MongoDB deployments are the monitoring features of MongoDB Management Service (MMS). This post covers a general approach to using MMS and MongoDB log files and provides techniques to help you optimize your own MongoDB deployment.

Mike Bushong12/11/13
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The Smartest-Person-in-the-Room Complex

When you work on very talented teams, you will frequently know the answer to whatever the problem is well before the rest of the organization. When these conversations pop up, you should look a little closer to home. It is possible you have Smartest-person-in-the-room Complex.

Itamar Syn-hershko12/11/13
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Why Elasticsearch? - Refactoring Story, Part 3

In previous posts, the author mentioned that he wanted to keep using Lucene to build on top of existing knowledge and experience, but do this while scaling reliably and without too much pain. Elasticsearch turned out to be a perfect fit for, and in this article, you'll learn why.

Frank Kelly12/11/13
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AWS Migration Patterns

AWS customers are saving money mostly because you can rent what you need vs. buy for the peak traffic. They are also gaining not only increased scalability but increased flexibility, reduced response times and reduced development times.

Mark Needham12/11/13
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Neo4j: Using Aliases to Handle Messy Data

One of the common problems when building data-heavy applications is that names of things in the domain are often named differently depending on which system you get the data from. In this article, the article approaches the problem using aliases, rather than the usual technique of a normalization process.

Michael Norton12/11/13
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Fist to Five

Fist to Five (a.k.a. Fist of Five) is a simple tool for measuring level of agreement in a team. Often, this is far more expedient than discourse, even among those in agreement. For any simple question, such as the ones described as appropriate above, ask the team for a Fist to Five vote.

David Pollak12/11/13
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Tech Needs to be More Inclusive

The tech industry needs to be more inclusive of women and people of color. It's about having the largest pool to draw excellence from. Sadly, most of the discussion, even the discussion that is advocating for a more inclusive culture, itself is divisive.

Gil Zilberfeld12/11/13
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Why We Refactor

Because we know what it is like to read and debug a 500-line method. And we don’t want to go through it again. Because we’re sure the other guys’ code can use improvement. Even if they thought otherwise.

Bilgin Ibryam12/11/13
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Building Distributed Workflow Applications on Amazon with Camel

Amazon Web Services offer various tools for building distributed and scalable workflow applications. One approach for building such an application is to use topics and queues for connecting the distinct steps in the workflow process.

Alec Noller12/11/13
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When Hadoop Gets Stuck: Debugging Hive

This recent article discusses how to debug Hive (Hadoop) through an anecdote regarding a customer's struggling Hive job. According to the author, there are downsides to working with Hadoop, and sometimes it does not offer a lot of information in terms of what has gone wrong.

Jenny Yang12/11/13
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Can you spot the configuration difference?

One of our Dev (DevOps?) guys came across this inconsistency that broke a server. We got discussing various little slip of the pinky errors that can completely break a server.

Trevor Parsons12/11/13
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In Defense of the Agent

While some providers tout the evils of running agents on your system and can oft be heard shouting, “no agents here!!!”, we prefer to keep an open mind. That being said, like most things in life, agents have their pros and cons.

Mitch Pronschinske12/11/13
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App Insights from Scott Guthrie

A founding member of the .NET project, Scott Guthrie is now VP of Microsoft's Server and Tools Business division, where he is responsible for Windows Azure as well as the .NET Framework and Visual Studio technologies. However, as you can see in this video, he's using a MacBook for the presentation. :)