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Gil Zilberfeld07/03/13
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The Wrong Answer

We ask questions to learn, clarify, and get more details about assumptions we have in our head. Here’s a newsflash: we don’t all have the same assumptions.

Decebal Suiu07/02/13
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Log2j - How to Convert a Log File in POJOs Using Annotation

Recently I had a job to create some statistics on interactions between our visitors and our landing page. When a visitor downloads our product, requires a license or buys the product, a new line is inserted in the log file of the web server.

Mark Needham07/02/13
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Vagrant 1.2.2: Can’t Convert Symbol into Integer (TypeError)

As I mentioned in my previous post I’ve been playing around with Vagrant for the past couple of days and I was trying to adapt a Vagrantfile that Nathan created a few months ago to do what I wanted.

Allan Kelly07/02/13
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Three Backlogs?

Now I know some people dislike backlogs - queues, wait states, work we want done - and I buy the argument. But the Scrum Sprint (Iteration) and Product Backlog model actually fits for a lot of organizations.

Baptiste Wicht07/02/13
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Why and How I Left Windows (Completely) for Linux

For years, I kept a dual-boot at home with a Linux system (currently Gentoo) and a Windows system. At work, I only use Gentoo. This weekend, I decided to completely remove it and migrate the applications I used on Windows to my Gentoo system.

Ilan Hertz07/01/13
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Using An Integrated IT Service Desk To Boost Your Business

By using an integrated service, you’re able to get a comprehensive look at your entire infrastructure which enables you to make the best decision rather than a decision skewed due to a lack of available data.

Cody Powell07/01/13
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You're Not a Software Development Manager, You're a Software Helper

I was having coffee with a new technical manager recently, and he asked an interesting question. He said, "I just got assigned to lead this great team, but I don't know how to build trust with them. How do you do that?"

Mark Needham07/01/13
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Vagrant: Multi (Virtual) Machine with Puppet Roles

I’ve been playing around with setting up a neo4j cluster using Vagrant and HAProxy and one thing I wanted to do was define two different roles for the HAProxy and neo4j machines.

Aleksey Savkin07/01/13
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10 Reasons Why You Should Use File Compare Tools

File comparison tools are one example of those tools which aids you to compare the contents of two files. Following are some of the advantages of using file compare tools.

Steve Smith07/01/13
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QCon NY 2013: Continuous Delivery in New York

I recently had the honour of speaking at QCon New York in Dave Farley’s Continuous Delivery track, and was excited to find a real appetite for Continuous Delivery in New York.

Mark Needham06/29/13
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Vagrant/VirtualBox: VBoxManage Error

I’ve been playing around with Vagrant a bit again lately and having installed it on a new machine was running into the following exception when I tried to run ‘vagrant up’ on a new virtual machine...

Daniel Schneller06/29/13
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Man in the Middle? No Thank You!

This talk by Daniel Schneller deals with man in the middle attacks against SSL and what you as an application developer can do about it.

Tim Blackburn06/29/13
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Essentials of Software Testing (QA) Metrics

How many bugs are reported by users, tester or devs after QA have finished their job? That’s a very interesting indicator that will keep your QA team in shape. After all, you pay money to find and fix bugs but not imitate testing. A huge number of reworks is an alarm bell. Your developers may end up fixing own bugs after QA checks, instead of developing new features.

Johnathan Mark Smith06/28/13
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How to Make a Web Service with Spring MVC and Test with Spring Test Framework

This is a very basic example of using Spring MVC, REST and Spring Test Framework using Spring’s Java configuration.

Johannes Lichte...06/28/13
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Sirix - Versioned Open Source XML Storage with Temporal Hierarchies

Sirix is an open source XML storage system which is capable of storing and querying hierarchical data efficiently. It is especially well suited for flash disks (SSDs), taking into account fast random reads and log-structured sequential writes

Steven Lott06/28/13
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How to Estimate a Project

Let's say you decide that the budget for "everything" is two point five kajillion dollars. Clearly, you don't want to just fork that money over to a roomful of developers and wait a year for something to happen.

Jenny Yang06/28/13
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DevOps and More Better Analytics

Current monitoring tools are clearly reaching the limit of their capabilities. That’s because they are making some fundamental assumptions that are no longer true.

Rob Terpilowski06/28/13
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Streamlining a Deployment Pipeline with a Custom Jenkins Plug-In

One of the challenges with the Jenkins job was that most of the fields on its deployment page were text fields, allowing users to free form text which was prone to errors.

Aleksey Savkin06/28/13
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10 Reasons Why You Should Use GUI Test Tools

Several testing tools have been developed in the bid to enhance software quality and reduce software development time. In the past testing was done manually using simple CLI (Command Line Interpreters) based tools.

Paul Reed06/27/13
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The Ship Show: DevOpsDays Silicon Valley 2013 Super Panel

Episode 22 sports a special treat: in case you weren’t able to attend DevOpsDays Silicon Valley 2013, we join forces with the Food Fight Show(again!) and the DevOps Cafe for the first ever “Food Ship Cafe!” We convene a group of DevOps household names (including the “fairy godmother” of DevOps himself!)

C. Michael Pilato06/27/13
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Apache Subversion 1.8.0 Release Highlights

Explore the highlights of the new 1.8.0 version of Apache Subversion, which delivers a collection of features and enhancements designed to facilitate administration and deliver enterprise-class functionality without adding complexity.

Alexander Beletsky06/27/13
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We Were Wrong Ten Years Ago

The way we build distributed systems and platforms is changing through the the last 10 years. Recently, I was thinking myself about different technological options I used so far and came for some conclusions.

Pritiman Panda06/26/13
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The DevOps Vicious Cycle

As the buzzword “devops” has been out in the market for quite some time now, there are a “jungle of tools” built and tagged under the DevOps category. But these tools can be differentiated from the way they function and at what point in time they can be leveraged in a software execution cycle.

Steven Lott06/26/13
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How to Make Technology Choices

"I've got this idea for game-changing software idea, what technology should I use?" These questions have disturbing expectations. There's a Gordian Knot of dependencies that's sometimes baffling.

Troy Hunt06/26/13
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Security Futility: Embedding Secure Login Forms within Insecure Pages

Today’s example is about what happens when a login page is loaded securely, albeit embedded within an insecure page. This is a common security anti-pattern and you’ll see it on many sites.