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Giorgio Sironi09/09/13
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The little toolbox of PHP performance optimization

During the last week my team dedicated almost all its time to performance optimization. During the experience we measures metric with a series of tools from a little toolbox, and I'm going to share here which tools we chose and how we configured them to find out bottlenecks in our applications.

Antonin Januska09/09/13
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When Will the Golden Age of “The Developer” End?

When I entered the field of programming, I was amazed at how quickly I was able to rise. I was amazed at how my friends prospered as well. But is this gravy-train eventually going to end for all of us?

Brian Gracely09/09/13
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The Cloudcast – #100 – Constipated Unicorns and Cloud Bollocks

Aaron and Brian celebrate Episode #100 with a roundtable of their favorite guests. They discuss why Cloud sucks, how to save OpenStack companies, how many clouds does the world really need, and is the future of all tradeshows in Portland.

Jason Whaley09/06/13
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Amazon releases a 1.0 Version of the AWS Command Line Interface

New features such as output formatting and profiles highlight AWS's new CLI release to replace their traditional CLI command set.

Bozhidar Bozhanov09/06/13
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A Serious Flaw of PaaS

PaaS (Platfrom as a Service) is a marketing term for a sandboxed environment where applications can be deployed. The sandbox usually includes a lot of 3rd party software, which can be used by the application.

Adam Grocholski09/06/13
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Azure CLI Day 0 – Install

As you know, I’m a huge fan of Windows Azure. One of the features I’ve come to truly appreciate over the past two months is the cross-platform command line tools. For this walk-through, I’m using a MacBook Air with OS X (Mountain Lion).

Mitch Pronschinske09/06/13
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Going to SDN Will Be Like Going from Ethernet's Spanning Tree to Infiniband

This very short post about why software-defined networking is "cool" makes an comparison to the evolution of Ethernet protocols.

Christopher Taylor09/05/13
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What’s Your Strategy for the API Economy?

The success of API’s is connected to the need for developers to quickly create not just functionality, but whole business models based on pulling together services from around the Web.

David Catuhe09/05/13
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Reducing Pressure on the Garbage Collector with F12 Developer Bar for IE11

As you may know, I’m working on a 3D engine for WebGL (Babylon.js) during my spare time. A 3D engine is a place where matrices, vectors and quaternions live. And there may be tons of them!

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.