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James Carr03/19/13
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Dynamic Vagrant Nodes

I use vagrant a lot and at Zapier I use a setup where one Vagrantfile can be used to launch any instance in our infrastructure locally for testing. This is really quite useful as I can boot up a two node rabbitmq cluster with haproxy by simply typing vagrant up rabbitproxy01 rabbit01 rabbit02.

R S03/19/13
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Quick and Dirty Forking

I’ve often come across a github hosted repo that was purely client side, but didn’t have a hosted demo. Maybe a simple JavaScript library, or a CSS effect, but no url that I could see it in action.

Cody Powell03/19/13
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It's Not Refactoring, It's Untangling

Everyone who touched the Career Killer ended up leaving the company. If the company wanted to have > 0 developers, the only solution at this point was to take a few months and refactor this service completely.

Ricci Gian Maria03/18/13
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Visual Studio Tools for Git: A Primer

If you installed Update 2 CTP 4 (now it has go-live and supports upgrade to RTM) you should also install the Visual Studio Tools for Git that permits to work with Git repository directly from a Team Explorer extension.

Senthil Kumar03/18/13
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4 Alternative Text Editors for Windows

By default, Windows comes with Notepad and WordPad -- two very basic text editors. But there are plenty of other free text editors available for Windows, providing some advanced functionalities.

Paul Reed03/18/13
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The Ship Show: PaaS, Play or Passé?

As more and more services move into the cloud, organizations are trying to find ways to realize the tenets of “DevOps culture” by making it easier for developers interface directly with their infrastructure.

John Cook03/18/13
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RSS Readers on Linux

This afternoon I asked on UnixToolTip for suggestions of RSS readers on Linux. Here are the suggestions I got, in order of popularity.

Paul Hammant03/17/13
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Article Syndication on GitHub via Subversion

I’m so excited. I’ve just made a proof of concept of the article-syndication idea I previous wrote about. The proof of concept is entirely demonstrated on GitHub.

Jessica Thornsby03/17/13
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Switch Your Subversion Working Copy

Apache Subversion’s ‘svn switch’ command allows users to update a working copy to a different URL. This is useful when you need to update your working copy to mirror a newly-created branch.

Vishal Jain03/17/13
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Factory Method vs Abstract Factory (again?)

I assume that you are already familiar with both the patterns, so I’ll focus here on where the most people have confusion with the differences. Let’s revisit the definitions and their structure first.

Itamar Syn-hershko03/16/13
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The story of a massive system refactoring for the cloud: prologue

A couple of months ago I started working at Buzzilla, a company developing "cutting edge technologies and revolutionary analysis and research methodologies that combine to create advanced solutions aimed at harnessing the vast opportunities presented by online conversation".

Artem Tabalin03/15/13
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Backbone.js App with WCF OData Service

Today's frontend part of web application becomes very complex. Customers expect functional high-performance apps with beautiful UI that working in the browser just like general desktop app.

Vinitha Rajagopal03/15/13
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A quick glance into Distributed Transaction

A typical online shopping would have an order management system, inventory system, purchase order system.

Paul Hammant03/15/13
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Facebook's Trunk Based Development (Take 2)

A week ago, I wrote an article before on Trunk Based Development (TBD) at Facebook, but there’s newer source material. At InfoQ’s QCon this time, Chuck Rossi presented newer TBD practices and release workflow at Facebook.

Filip Ekberg03/14/13
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Seeing Problems Differently

We always have interesting discussions at work, both philosophical and mostly programming discussions. Sometimes the things people say make you think a while longer.

Jessica Thornsby03/14/13
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Subversion’s SVN Annotate Command

Apache Subversion’s ‘svn annotate’ command allows users to view a line-by-line breakdown of all the changes that have been applied to a human-readable file in your working copy.

Mikko Ohtamaa03/14/13
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The Ultimate Python Colorized Logger

To make logging based debugging and diagnostics more fun, I created the following enhanced Python logging solution.

Felix Dahlke03/14/13
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Working Remotely: The Best Thing I've Ever Done

It’s been six months since I switched jobs and began to work from home most of the time. It’s downright amazing, the best thing I’ve ever done.

Arun Kumar03/14/13
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Ready-to-Go Scripts for Customizing AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Linux Bash scripts that can be used for customizing an AWS Elastic Beanstalk Environment.

Paul Underwood03/14/13
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Dependency Injection with Test Driven Development

With unit tests you can check that your code behaviours just as you expect it to. When writing your unit tests you shouldn't need to worry about if any other area of the application is working correctly.

Kevin Remde03/14/13
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Virtualization Storage Defined: Server Virtualization (Day 5)

I’m sure some of you are more well-versed in the area of storage than others. And no matter where you fall on that continuum, you may be wondering what kinds of storage are available for Hyper-V Virtualization.

Eric Gregory03/13/13
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Links You Don't Want To Miss (3/13)

Today: Python at Netflix, a Turing-equivalent language in seven lines and three minutes, version control for word processing, and a gem of a Ruby love story.

Eric Gregory03/13/13
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An Introduction to Salt Stack

Salt is gaining momentum as a config management tool. This talk by Thomas Hatch makes for a good introduction.

Jessica Thornsby03/13/13
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Is Subversion Ready for the Enterprise?

At WANdisco, we firmly believe that Apache Subversion is a commercial quality version control system ready for the enterprise.

Ralf Quebbemann03/13/13
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Using Symbolic Links in Windows

Since Windows Vista it is possible to use symbolic links just like you know it under Linux/Unix systems.