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Mitch Pronschinske09/05/13
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New Amazon CLI Can Drive 25 Different Services!

If you have been using a ton of separate third-party CLI tools to manage several different AWS services, you can throw those away now. The new AWS CLI is here and it's serious business. Here's a complete list of all the services that can be controlled with the new CLI.

Mitch Pronschinske09/05/13
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Cassandra 2.0 Goes GA – Requires Java 7

The headlining features in 2.0 are lightweight transactions, CQL enhancements, and triggers. But 2.0 also features a lot of internal optimizations and improvements!

Giorgio Sironi09/04/13
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How to shard a cron

On the application side, there are several singleton processes - for example cron configurations - that are usually run only once on the whole data set. For a certain category of singleton processes we can switch to a shard-like architecture that can scale first to multiple processes and when necessary to multiple servers.

Allen Coin09/04/13
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Dev of the Week: Scott Westfall

This week we bring you a Dev of the Week with a twist: We're talking to Scott Westfall, our new Director of Engineering here at DZone.

Leigh Shevchik09/04/13
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Easy AWS scalability with PHP and Linux Server Monitor Agents

Amazon’s deployment system uses AWS command line utilities to push revisions to server instances. This functions essentially the same way that Git does, but with a few extra steps.

Robert Diana09/04/13
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NoSQL Job Trends: August 2013

MongoDB continues to lead the pack with a big jump in demand since the beginning of 2013. The other major players, Cassandra, HBase and Redis have seen similar increases in 2013.

Mitch Pronschinske09/04/13
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EC2Box SSH Console

There have been some updates to the relatively new project, EC2Box, which provides a web-based SSH console for managing Amazon EC2 instances. Since EC2Box is forked from Netflix's Cloud-Prize, I'd definitely have a look.

Matt Lacey09/04/13
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Migrating Websites Between Windows Azure Subscriptions

With the recent restructuring of the MSDN Azure benefits I reviewed how much I was spending on the different subscriptions and discovered I would be better off by moving the services that were still on the trial subscription to the MSDN one.

Mitch Pronschinske09/04/13
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O'Reilly Releases an SDN Book

You know a topic is legitimate when O'Reilly releases a book about it. Since software-defined networking is still in its early days, this is obviously not going to be a definitive, how-to guide. Instead it's position as an "authoritative" review of SDN technology.

Mitch Pronschinske09/04/13
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Decibel Music Discovery Moving to Neo4j

Music services (and really any sort of entertainment databases with genres) are becoming prime candidates for graph databases. Decibel is the latest company to realize that the RDBMS they started with is not going to be the most efficient model for data as they scale out their application.

Mitch Pronschinske09/03/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (September 3)

Jeff Atwood's new keyboard, New Zealand's new software patent law, and a new concurrent Ruby web server are just some of the stories this week. Plus, get a list of Java algorithms from Princeton and see how you can send files across browsers with WebRTC.

Marina Sprava09/02/13
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Web Application Development with Codenvy IDE and Jelastic

Codenvy Cloud IDE let’s you code, build, deploy and test your projects right in the cloud. Let's see how you can integrate it with Jelastic...

Giorgio Sironi09/02/13
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Importing data, the API way

Don't bulk import into a database directly: consistency cannot be guaranteed just by a schema. Use the API of your application, or take this as an excuse to create one. It will be reusable for other cases, preventing damages to data because of imprecisions, especially for NoSQL-backed applications. Performance will be a concern, but parallelizing the import into different Aggregates it's the way to support infinite scalability.

Marina Sprava09/01/13
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Enabling Custom Apache Server Modules for PHP Sites

To meet all of the requirements of your PHP application, sometimes you need to add custom modules. Modular architecture is one of the major reasons for the Apache server’s global popularity.

Mitch Pronschinske09/01/13
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OpenShift: Let the Web Developers Develop

Here are a few ways that the extreme usability of OpenShift's cloud platform is going to make your life as a developer a lot easier.