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Glenn Dejaeger12/03/12
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7 Mistakes of Software Testing

Though most developers know the importance of testing, it seems that a lot of them still aren’t testing enough. And if they write tests, they just test wrong.

Zac Gery12/02/12
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Why Great Teams Build Great Products

Building a productive team begins with understanding the talents and skills of each member. The goal is to have a well balanced team. This balance is achieved through diverse programming skills, varying personalities, and personal strengths.

Allen Coin12/01/12
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NoSQL Week in Review #7

Last week was Thanksgiving here in the States, we hope everyone had a good time even if you don't celebrate it! We at DZone had a great time, but this week it seems like everybody's getting sick. Oh well, it happens. Here's your NoSQL news!

Mehdi Daoudi12/01/12
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Holiday Shopping 2012, Single Point of Slowness.

The majority of the top retail websites performed very well on Black Friday weekend. It seems that Newegg, however, made some mistakes in scaling their infrastructure.

Esen Sagynov11/28/12
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What is SPDY? Deployment Recommendations

In the middle of this year a news report announced that Facebook is planning to support Google's SPDY protocol in large scale, and that they are already implementing SPDY/v2. In this article, I will provide a brief introduction to the features and merits of SPDY and when you should use it.

Stoimen Popov11/27/12
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Algorithm of the Week: Strassen's Matrix Multiplication

The Strassen’s method of matrix multiplication is a typical divide and conquer algorithm. Unlike the dynamic programming where we “expand” the solutions of sub-problems in order to get the final solution, here we are talking more on joining sub-solutions together.

Leigh Shevchik11/26/12
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Long-Running Branches Considered Harmful

Long-Lived Branches Lead to Larger Chunks of Work. Is That a Good Thing? In this article Jade Rubick makes an argument against long-lived feature branches.

Stoimen Popov11/20/12
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Algorithm of the Week: Prim's Minimum Spanning Tree

Along with Kruskal’s minimum spanning tree algorithm, there’s another general algorithm that solves the problem. The algorithm of Prim.

Mitch Pronschinske11/20/12
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2 Open Source Tools to Manage MySQL Servers Like a Champ

Box has two great open-source tools which will help you manage your MySQL servers like the pros: Anemometer will change the way you look at query performance optimization and Rain Gauge will make sure you never miss important events. Don't miss a chance to see both in action!

Giorgio Sironi11/19/12
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Why having an API matters: testing

Exposing an API has ease of functional testing as one of the side effects.

Mehdi Daoudi11/19/12
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The State of Web Performance: 2012 Holiday Shopping Winners

I decided to take a quick look at the performance of the homepages of top 50 online retailers. I wanted to take a closer look at how ready they are for this event and how their pages have changed since last season.

Marko Rodriguez11/19/12
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Deploying the Aurelius Graph Cluster

This post demonstrates how to set up the cluster on Amazon EC2 (a popular cloud service provider) with Titan and Faunus graph technologies.

Duncan Brown11/19/12
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So, You Want to be a Grapher?

As of late, I've become fascinated with the whole NoSQL paradigm. Having spent most of my professional career dealing with RDBMSes, I was curious as to how the whole Big Data notion fit into things.

Pavithra Gunasekara11/17/12
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A Web Server in C

The server runs on Linux and includes features like handling HTTP GET request, handling content types(txt, html, jpg, zip. rar, pdf, php etc.), sending proper HTTP error codes, serving the files from a web root, change in web root in a config file, zero copy optimization using sendfile method and php file handling.

Tom O'connor11/17/12
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Answered: Network Design

This question amused me for a number of reasons, and I think it’s a bit of a shame it ended up closed Off Topic as it was written like a product recommendation. Let’s think about this in a little more detail.