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Mike Bushong07/09/14
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Is the Enterprise Datacenter a Dying Breed?

There is no question that many of our applications will move to the cloud. Pure economics will drive that. But at the same time there will continue to be resistance for a long time to come to move certain applications and data into the cloud.

Abby Fichtner07/08/14
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Why "Hacker?"

As a self-taught programmer, the most inspirational book for me in my early years, what really made me want to be a coder and never look back, was Steven Levy’s Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution.

Mike Bushong07/08/14
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Explicitly-defined failure domains in the datacenter

While the bulk of the networking industry’s focus is on CapEx and automation, the two major trends driving changes in these areas will have a potentially greater impact on that which matters most: availability.

Ariya Hidayat07/08/14
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Extracting Parts of Git Repository and Keeping the History

For maintenance purposes, it is often beneficial to separate projects into their own projects. Furthermore, the commit history for the extracted project should not be lost. With Git, this can be achieved using git-subtree.

Steve Smith07/07/14
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Continuous Delivery Pipeline Pattern: Analysis Stage

The entry point of a Continuous Delivery pipeline is its Commit Stage, and as such manages the compilation, unit testing, analysis, and packaging of source code whenever a change is committed to version control.

Erich Styger07/07/14
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Snake Game on the FRDM-KL25Z with Nokia 5110 Display

So I have another nice usage for my boards and the joystick shields :-). I need to admit that I’m not very good at the game. My daughter reached level 4 in the first attempt, while my max level is 2, maybe it is just the age ;-)

Jeremy Likness07/07/14
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Video: Quick Tip for Debugging AngularJS Applications

In this video I'll show you how to quickly determine where the source code bound to a function in the UI is so you can set a breakpoint to step into the code directly.

Mike Bushong07/07/14
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Network cost and complexity: As simple as changing the y-intercept?

Architects and operators should ask this question to see what kinds of answers come back. An honest answer should lead to follow-on questions.

Paul Underwood07/04/14
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Dynamically Create CSS Classes With SASS

One of my favourite features of SASS is the ability to use loops to dynamically create your CSS classes. A good example of this is when you want to make a set of classes to use for changing the text colours and background colours of elements you would normally have to write CSS like this.

Chris Odell07/04/14
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De-registering a WordPress Custom Taxonomy

You know how to register a custom taxonomy and how to register terms for that taxonomy. However what do you do if you want to de-register a taxonomy?

Lorna Mitchell07/04/14
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Video: Git Remotes and Tracking Branches

Here's a little demo video that I put together to explain pushing/pulling with multiple remotes and how tracking branches make this easier.

Mike Bushong07/04/14
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Converging your storage network without fear

We are collectively making the step into network based storage. We should also make the step to run this effectively with maximum performance and minimal interference on a single network. It really can be pretty simple…

Benjamin Ball07/03/14
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Deploying a RabbitMQ Cluster at One Million Messages Per Second on Google Compute Engine

Last week, Google and Pivotal released a guide to getting started with RabbitMQ clusters on Google Compute Engine. Google has backed RabbitMQ in this regard due to what I mentioned previously--high through-put, low latency, and in-memory queuing--all in a way that is easy to set up and deploy.

Trisha Gee07/03/14
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Readable, Succinct, or Just Plain Short?

Which is more readable? releaseVersion = version.substring(0, version.indexOf('-SNAPSHOT')) or releaseVersion = version[0..-10] ? I'm going to go with the first one because it’s easier to understand if/when something goes wrong.

Benjamin Ball07/03/14
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OpenStack Turns 4 - The Top 4 OpenStack Articles in its Lifetime!

It was recently mentioned this week on OpenStack's blog that OpenStack, the free and much-loved open source cloud computing platform, will turn 4 years old on July 19th, and they're declaring it a cause for celebration.