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Mike Bushong06/19/14
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How networking's "per port" discussion will change over the next 3 years

When people talk about pricing and switch sizes today, answers are usually framed up in some derivative of the per-port discussion

Anh Tuan Nguyen06/19/14
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How to Increase Productivity

Unlocking productivity is one of the bigger concerns for any person taking a management role. However, people rarely agree on the best approaches to improve performance.

Chris Odell06/18/14
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Agile Decompiled: Pair Programming

Like many agile practices my personal opinion is that pair programming should be seen as another tool in your coding toolbox. When a hammer is the appropriate tool to use, use it.

Andres Navarro06/18/14
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TCP/IP Sockets to monitor daemon processes.

I remember back in late 1990s when I discovered Socket communication and how that can help back-end processes to provide information to the outside world.

Mike Cottmeyer06/18/14
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Gluten-Free Agile

Like gluten free, everyone tosses around the word “Agile”so readily from the boardroom to the server room.

Derek Weeks06/18/14
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Walking in the Open Source Component Garden

The good news is that open source projects release newer versions of their components that address newly found vulnerabilities. Bug-free alternatives are available. But making use of these newer more secure versions, relies on ensuring your organization has a process to identify these defects easily and early.

Luis Aguilar06/18/14
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How to Declare Modules in Node.js

One of those aspects of Node.js that took me a while to fully understand initially is how to properly declare modules.

Johanna Rothman06/18/14
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Tips for Improving Your Geographically Distributed Agile Team

At the Better Software/Agile Development conference a couple of weeks ago, I gave a talk entitled At Least Five Tips for Improving Your Geographically Distributed Agile Team.

Allen Coin06/18/14
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Cisco to Acquire SDN Startup Tail-f for $175M

Yesterday, Cisco announced its intent to acquire Stockholm-based SDN developer Tail-f Systems for $175 million in cash and incentives.

Moshe Kaplan06/17/14
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Auto Scaling your Workers based on Queue Length

Having an image or video processing engine? Having a web crawling solution? Doing OCR on media? If so, this post is probably for you.

John Sonmez06/17/14
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Stop Taking Yourself So Seriously

If you are reading this blog post, you are probably a software developer. Now, it might be that you are working on a very important piece of a software system that will save lives or completely change the world but chances are, you are not.

Mike Bushong06/17/14
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IT resellers: Disruptive or Disrupted?

When good enough becomes better than enough, the key purchasing criteria shift from performance and features to price and convenience. This is a huge part of why there is so much energy around merchant silicon and white box.

Mike Bushong06/17/14
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It Infrastructure: -able vs. -ed

The point here is that the balance for your organization ought to reflect your actual practices. Whether you consider past practices or anticipated practices is an interesting thought exercise, but you should be considering something.

Dennis Doomen06/16/14
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The Staring Game AKA The Art of Social Intelligence

So here I am in New York, all alone and looking for something fun to do during a rainy day preceding QCon New York. The Empire State Building was covered in clouds so what can you do?

Benjamin Ball06/16/14
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DZone Research Cloud News Update (June 16)

This research update includes Docker support for Stackato and Google Cloud, lower prices for Clever Cloud, improved performance for cloudControl from hardware improvements, Chef 10 and data bags for Engine Yard, open source HTTP API toolchain from Heroku, Jelastic V2.2 with Ruby support, and more.