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Benjamin Ball06/16/14
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DZone Research Cloud News Update (June 16)

This research update includes Docker support for Stackato and Google Cloud, lower prices for Clever Cloud, improved performance for cloudControl from hardware improvements, Chef 10 and data bags for Engine Yard, open source HTTP API toolchain from Heroku, Jelastic V2.2 with Ruby support, and more.

Andy Hawthorne06/16/14
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Coding Can Make You Fat

Writing code for a living can make you fat. That’s because coders work long hours behind a computer and don’t have much time for exercise. Here’s what you can do about it.

Biju Kunjummen06/16/14
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Thymeleaf: fragments and angularjs router partial views

One more of the many cool features of thymeleaf is the ability to render fragments of templates - I have found this to be an especially useful feature to use with AngularJs.

Lorna Mitchell06/13/14
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What Got You Involved in Open Source?

I did a very unscientific twtpoll recently regarding what brought each of us into open source. Plenty of people took the time to vote or retweet, so I thought I'd loop back around and let you know how it looked overall when the poll closed.

Mike Bushong06/13/14
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The Five Dysfunctions of a Network

“The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” by Patrick Lencioni outlines 5 critical failures of teams, key areas for any leader to address. While a network is not a team, it may have just as many dysfunctions that impact its ability to provide the service it is created for.

Venkatt Guhesan06/13/14
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Getting started with vertx, an alternative to node.js

The VertX solution is built upon (and requires) a JDK/JRE under the skin. But then because Java supports other languages under its skin, you can leverage the benefits of languages such as JavaScript, CoffeeScript, Ruby, Python, Groovy or Java.

Raymond Camden06/13/14
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Browser slowdown? SVN failing? Read this.

For a few months now, I've experienced an odd issue with Chrome. I'd go to a URL and get nothing but a white screen while something tried to load.

Paul Reed06/12/14
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The Ship Show: Extinguishing Burnout

As tech companies implement all sorts of ways to increase their output, the often-undiscussed tradeoff is how it impacts employees.

Maarten Ectors06/12/14
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How the Cloud Makes Windows Irrelevant

Windows has been running on the majority of PCs for many years now. Microsoft successfully translated its client monopoly into a stronghold server position. However times are changing and it is no surprise that the new CEO of Microsoft is a Cloud expert. Cloud can make Windows irrelevant.

Mike Bushong06/12/14
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The Third Epoch: Re-verticalization of IT

If you believe that buying patterns will shift more towards a re-verticalization of IT, then individual constituents in the current IT stack will ultimately align to a relatively small number of overarching IT providers.

Chris Odell06/12/14
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Embrace Difference, Embrace Innovation

In my opinion, when we see things from another persons point of view our minds go down a different path, and who knows where that new path will lead and what innovation it might inspire.

Chris Haddad06/11/14
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Embrace Shadow IT Clouds

Cloud is the new shadow IT for enterprises. While stable, well-known SaaS offerings such as Salesforce or Netsuite are excellent paths forward, unregulated, shadow IT cloud deployments often expand business risk and magnify IT inefficiencies.

Mike Bushong06/10/14
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Bad role or bad circumstances

We have all probably found ourselves at some point in a position that seemed a whole lot better on paper than it actually is in real life. What do you do?

Henrik Warne06/09/14
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Antifragility and Software Development

I recently finished the book Antifragile – Things that Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. I liked it a lot, and I think the ideas in it are quite useful when examining various systems and phenomena. What especially struck me when reading it was how much of it applies to software development.

Derek Weeks06/09/14
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5 Things You Need to Know About Open Source Components

You can’t get away from it. Thousands of open source components are being used in every industry, every day, to quickly build and deploy applications. For those not in the security industry, it’s hard to keep track of what is being done in this field to manage and monitor open source usage.