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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.

Allen Coin08/21/13
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Dev of the Week: Nuno Job

This week we're talking to Nuno Job, Nodejitsu CCO, open source enthusiast, and curator of LXJS.

Mitch Pronschinske08/21/13
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Nanomsg, the Next Gen ZeroMQ, is Here

Martin Sustrik, one of the co-creators of ZeroMQ, has been working on a new messaging library called Nanomsg to surpass the lightweight power of ZeroMQ. You could almost think about Nanomsg as ZeroMQ–the sequel.

Mitch Pronschinske08/21/13
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Neo4j and Spotify

The graph squad at Spotify has been tasked with creating the best music graph in the world. Organizing musical data is a perfect use case for a graph database, and Spotify is experimenting with Neo4j, Giraph and Titan

Mitch Pronschinske08/20/13
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Panel: The People vs. NoSQL

Here's a video you ought to see. It has leaders from several competing NoSQL companies agreeing on at least one thing: People need to embrace NoSQL.