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Lorna Mitchell05/14/14
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Easy Lint Check for JavaScript

I'm introducing lint checking on one of my projects, because it didn't have a build process yet and I love this as a great place to start. Oh, and because we managed to commit broken syntax!

Trevor Parsons05/14/14
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Using D3.js to Graph Your Log Data

In a nutshell, D3 allows you to efficiently manipulate documents based on data with minimal overhead. While it could in fact be used for all types of DOM manipulation that you might do with jQuery instead for example, we have used it purely for its graphing functionality.

Topher Marie05/14/14
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Should DevOps Be a Title?

There has been a lot of talk around whether or not DevOps can be used as a job title or a prescriptive requirement for a job position. Some opponents to DevOps titles say DevOps, like Agile, is a methodology and no one uses “Agile Engineers” as a title.

Johanna Rothman05/13/14
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Are You Running from Problems or Solving Them?

This management myth is something I see often in organizations. This one is the one where people are running around so often they don’t actually solve problems.

James Betteley05/13/14
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Enabling winrm using powershell

Even Chef needs this service running on the target in order to work with windows. Anyway, here’s what to do: open a powershell prompt and type the following:

David Pollak05/13/14
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Lawyers and Developers, not so different

I have been developing software professionally since 1978. I went to law school (BU Law '91). I think that computer programming technology and the law are really, really similar.

Benjamin Ball05/13/14
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The Best of the Week (May 2): Cloud Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (Apr. 18 to Apr. 24). This week's topics include open source Node.js service brokers for Cloud Foundry, getting started with Azure Service Bus, PaaS buildpacks, best practices for cloud, and a history of cloud computing.

Benjamin Ball05/13/14
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The Best of the Week (May 2): Enterprise Integration

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Enterprise Integration (Apr. 18 to Apr. 24). This week's topics include top Java 8 features, using Apache Commons lang, Mule's new batch module and polling, monitoring Mule with Java Mission Control, and integration applications.

Benjamin Ball05/13/14
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The Best of the Week (May 2): DevOps Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the DevOps Zone (Apr. 18 to Apr. 24). This week's topics include the a article from the DZone lead research analyst on CD and automation, loading classes from modules, clojure, TDD and rails, and Linux config version control.

Peter Lawrey05/12/14
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Chronicle and low latency in Java

I was watching this excellent presentation by Rolan Kuhn of Typesafe on Introducing Reactive Streams At first glance it appears that it has some similar goals to Chronicle, but as you dig into the details it was clear to me that there was a few key assumptions which were fundamentally different.

Benjamin Ball05/12/14
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DZone Research Cloud News Update (May 12)

Things continue to evolve in the Cloud industry every day. HP revealed their $1bn Helion open source cloud, ActiveState grows as a supporter of the Cloud Foundry project, Parse announced offline capabilities and simplified pricing, cloudControl releases new buildpacks, Kinvey launched a dedicated BaaS, and more.

Mike Bushong05/12/14
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No one else will make your career happen

I spent the first part of my career believing that if I worked hard enough and produced results, my career would take care of itself. But what I have learned is that careers do not make themselves, and leaving your career to chance is the surest way to bewildered disappointment.

Cedric Beust05/12/14
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More about language popularity

Hot on the tail of my previous post about language popularity, the latest numbers from the TIOBE are out. The top five languages are C, Java, Objective-C, C++ and Visual Basic. Every other language beyond that has less than 4% mind share.

Aleksey Novik05/12/14
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Java 8 Optional: How to Use it

Java 8 comes with a new Optional type, similar to what is available in other languages. This post will go over how this new type is meant to be used, namely what is it's main use case.

Jonathan Callahan05/12/14
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Using R: Working with Geospatial Data (and ggplot2)

This is a follow-up blog-post to an earlier introductory post by Steven Brey: Using R: Working with Geospatial Data. In this post, we’ll learn how to plot geospatial data in ggplot2. Why might we want to do this? Well, it’s really about your personal taste.