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Mitch Pronschinske08/27/13
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Riak for Windows 8

Basho developer, Adron Hall has just released his Riak interface application for Windows 8, which he has named "Junction."

Mitch Pronschinske08/26/13
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2 Minute Rundown: CI Using Puppet and OpenShift

This quick video with Brenton Leanhardt of Red Hat takes you through a real-world setup of a Ruby web app that takes just minutes to spin up on OpenShift using Puppet and Jenkins.

Mitch Pronschinske08/26/13
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HBase "Man in the Middle" Vulnerability Discovered

The specialists at CX Security recently reported a 'severe'-labelled exploit for the HBase NoSQL data store. The only solution is to make plans to upgrade as quickly as possible to version 0.92.3 when it is released, or upgrade to 0.94.9 or later.

Mitch Pronschinske08/26/13
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PaaS Application Optimizations

If you haven't looked at dotCloud's PaaS Under the Hood underthehood series, you will definitely want to check it out if you want to really understand cloud application development patterns and best practices.

Mitch Pronschinske08/26/13
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Riak Data Structures

This slideshow should give you some nice, quick illustrations for understanding the data structures of Riak and its advantages.

Doug Turnbull08/26/13
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4 Reasons We’re Really Excited About FoundationDB

As you might have heard, FoundationDB became publicly available last week. As we’ve discussed in the past, we’re very excited here at OpenSource Connections about this emerging database.

Zac Gery08/26/13
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The Impact Of A New Developer

The following is a series of observations and considerations about on-boarding new programmers to a team.

Sean Hull08/24/13
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Understand the High Cost of Technical Debt by Ward Cunningham

A week or two ago, I got into a conversation on Twitter about technical debt, and someone shared this superb video by Ward Cunningham (youtube). Here is Ward’s Interview website.

Mitch Pronschinske08/22/13
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MyDrive Calls Switch from MongoDB to Cassandra a "Big Win"

This week, Karl Matthais, an engineer at MyDrive, posted an article about their switch from MongoDB to Cassandra along with some stats showing significant performance improvements.

Antonin Januska08/22/13
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Cool Stuff I Learned About Laravel 4

I started using Laravel 4 for testing, hobby projects, and actual work (ha!) a couple of months back and was genuinely excited about the upgrades as well as features I wasn’t aware of from previous versions as well. So here goes :)

Ted Neward08/22/13
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Best Practices for Interviewing Programmers

Ted Neward become something of a resource on programming interviews. Here are five pieces of advice he's compiled that will help your company improve its programmer interviews.

Martin Fowler08/22/13
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Given-When-Then

Given-When-Then is a style of representing tests - or as its advocates would say - specifying a system's behavior using SpecificationByExample. It's an approach developed by Dan North and Chris Matts as part of Behavior-Driven Development (BDD).

Mitch Pronschinske08/22/13
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Technically Correct: "You Must Work in Management"

Check out this week's Developer Humor Comic: Technically Correct! A bitingly insightful look into the tendencies of IT folks and business managers.

Gonzalo Ayuso08/21/13
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Building a BDD Framework with PHP

Have you heard of Jasmine, the BDD framework for JavaScript? Over the holidays I hacked together something similar in PHP.

Paul Underwood08/21/13
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Register Your Own Autoload Functions

PHP has a few built-in magic methods: __get(), __set(), __sleep(), __toString(), etc. These functions are all really useful, but they are not used very often in your day-to-day development. But one magic method is really useful: this is the __autoload() function.