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Oliver Hookins12/27/13
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Unexpected benefits of IPv6 tunnelling

Recently I wrote about getting my IPv6 tunnel setup working properly again after a while of it not working very well (or not at all). After getting my IPv6 running properly again, I noticed that YouTube videos were actually starting quite fast and playing back without interruption.

Zac Gery12/26/13
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How To Successfully Build Team Confidence

In software development, building a great team is a delicate yet achievable goal. Although there isn't an exact formula, most managers would come to a common consensus on the basics. The formula might look something like this: Varying Skill Sets + Seasoned Members + Balanced Personalities + Proper Mindset = Success!

Comsysto Gmbh12/25/13
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How to use MongoDB with SSL

There isn’t too much information about using MongoDB with SSL connections out there. If you are using MongoDB on a public network, all the data you transmit from the database to your application is completely unencrypted. Luckily however, MongoDB offers the option to be compiled with SSL support.

Alec Noller12/24/13
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6 Ways to Increase Productivity with Xcode

This recently published list of tips describes how to be more productive with Xcode, and every iOS developer spends enough time in Xcode that a few time-savers couldn't hurt. The tips are quick and straightforward, and highlight ease-of-use features of Xcode that many developers might not notice.

Mike Hadlow12/23/13
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The Geek Christmas Quiz 2013

This is the second year of my Geek Christmas Quiz. Six sections of the ultimate geek questions. The office competition was won by Toby Carter with a score of 46. See if you can do better.

Bob Hartman12/23/13
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3 Ways to Handle End-of-the-Year Holidays on Your Agile Team

Suddenly, there’s an avalanche of company holidays and vacation time that throws off your velocity and cadence. Here are 3 ways you can make the end of the year a useful and productive time rather than a few weeks of frustration and waste.

Trisha Gee12/23/13
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Spock: Data Driven Testing

In the last two articles on Spock I've covered mocking and stubbing. And I was pretty sold on Spock just based on that. But for a database driver, there's a killer feature: Data Driven Testing.

Mitch Pronschinske12/23/13
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What an Enterprise Can Learn from Netflix, a Cloud-native Company

The biggest benefit of going cloud-native for Netflix came from moving to a service-based architecture, which allowed engineering teams to accelerate their development cycle and innovate more quickly.

Moshe Kaplan12/23/13
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MongoDB Index Tuning and Dex

In MongoDB query analysis, you can use the built-in queries (after all, the profiling is saved in a MongoDB collection). However, Dex, a tool from MongoLab, can help you shorten the time to index...

Alec Noller12/22/13
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The Best of the Week (Dec. 13): 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 relationship between relational databases and their predecessors, thoughts about compression and storage in LevelDB and LMDB, and an argument that SQL is the new NoNoSQL.

Alec Noller12/22/13
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The Best of the Week (Dec. 13): 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 introduction to a series on handling Big Data with HBase, tips for faster range faceting in Apache Lucene, and more tough talk between Hortonworks and Cloudera.

Zac Gery12/20/13
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Programming Perfection: Noble Quest or Fool's Gold?

The topic of perfection is a common discussion at the programming dinner table. Is it good? It is bad? It is healthy? Is it possible? Is it realistic?

Vlad Mihalcea12/20/13
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MongoDB Facts: Lightning Fast Aggregation

In the author's previous post, he demonstrated how fast you can insert 50 million time-event entries with MongoDB. In this article, you will learn how to make use of all that data to fuel aggregation tests.

Alec Noller12/20/13
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How FullContact Migrated from MongoDB to Cassandra

This recent post details a database migration from MongoDB to Cassandra. It's a detailed account, starting with the background of what led to the decision, various attempts at solving their problems, and finally how they went about migrating to Cassandra, including code and data to document their improvements.

Steve Smith12/20/13
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Application Pattern: Consumer Driven Contracts

When applying Continuous Delivery to an application estate, our ability to rapidly release individual applications is constrained by inter-application dependencies. How can we enable the independent evolution of interdependent applications with minimal risk?