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  • NoSQL is a no go once again

    Posted July 25, 2014 - 11:00 am

    Twice now I’ve deeply investigated NoSQL for an upcoming project, and twice now I’ve come to the conclusion that it would be a bad decision.
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    Simplifying Product Design In A Complex World

    Posted July 24, 2014 - 6:30 pm

    Product design engineering has moved far beyond the confines of ever-more powerful workstations. Companies can't afford to restrict projects to using only local talent. Many are linking engineering teams around the globe to take advantage of skills
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    Just their type: 10 keyboards beloved by programmers

    Posted July 24, 2014 - 7:00 am

    Software developers can become quite attached to the keyboards they use to bang out code all day. Here are some models that have significant coder followings
  • Slideshow

    13 Android tools for Web developers

    Posted July 23, 2014 - 3:21 pm

    Android mobile devices, while not typically thought of as places where development work gets done, can offer surprisingly useful apps to help developers get the job done, anywhere.
  • White Paper

    The Business Value of Continuous Delivery

    Posted July 22, 2014 - 4:15 pm

    Download this whitepaper to learn more about the business value of Continuous Delivery and see why it could be a game changer for your organization.
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    Ten Factors Shaping the Future of Application Delivery

    Posted July 22, 2014 - 4:15 pm

    Download this research report conducted by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) to learn how those that are seeking to accelerate application delivery are leveraging DevOps functions internally and moving towards Continuous Delivery.
  • Why is the NoSQL choice so difficult?

    Posted July 22, 2014 - 6:00 am

    The last time I was evaluating NoSQL databases I ended up sticking with a relational database. I’m evaluating them again today and this time I’m pretty sure I’ll have to actually choose one. The choice is really hard for a number of reasons.
  • 3 keys to getting started with devops

    Posted July 21, 2014 - 4:02 pm

    Devops could be the latest and greatest buzzword, but it could also mean big and important changes - for the better- at many organizations in how applications are built and deployed.
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    A Reference Architecture for the Internet of Things

    Posted July 21, 2014 - 3:00 pm

    The aim of this is to provide Architects and Developers of IoT projects with an effective starting point that covers the major requirements of IoT projects and systems. This includes the devices as well as the server-side and cloud architecture...
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    REST easy: API Design, Evolution and Connection

    Posted July 21, 2014 - 3:00 pm

    RESTful design increases API performance, reduces development effort, and minimizes operational support burden. By following a few best practices and selecting RESTful tooling, teams can easily design, evolve, and connect RESTful APIs...
  • Question

    What is a semaphore in the context of programming?

    Posted July 18, 2014 - 6:17 pm

    I overheard a conversation today where two programmers were talking and one used the term “semaphore.” The only way I’ve ever heard the work semaphore used was in a nautical context, where it means naval flag signals. What does it mean in a programming context?
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    The weirdest, wackiest and coolest sci/tech stories of 2014 (so far!)

    Posted July 17, 2014 - 1:15 pm

    2014 has featured crop circles, advanced toilet tech, flying saucers, wild software development
  • Webcast

    ElectricAccelerator: Dramatically Faster Builds and Test

    Posted July 17, 2014 - 11:00 am

    ElectricAccelerator dramatically speeds up builds and test by parallelizing jobs across clusters of physical or cloud CPUs.
  • White Paper

    Automate and Accelerate Application Development & Delivery Processes

    Posted July 17, 2014 - 10:30 am

    Download this white paper to learn how teams can automate and accelerate the application development process to reduce time to market, improve quality and provide complete visibility.
  • GitHub data shows developers are turning to Swift

    Posted July 17, 2014 - 6:00 am

    Only six weeks after its release, Apple’s new programming language appears to already be on its way to replacing Objective-C
  • Slideshow

    Beyond Firefox: 10 Mozilla projects fueling the open Web

    Posted July 17, 2014 - 6:00 am

    Mozilla has its hands in many projects aimed at advancing the Web. Here's our take on the 10 most promising
  • White Paper

    How a German energy company saved 1 day per week of development time with JRebel

    Posted July 16, 2014 - 1:15 pm

    Check out the following case study to see how Heliocentris, a global energy supply and efficiency company deployed a development solution that was able to cut their deployment time over one week by an entire day. Read on to learn more.
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    E-Learning Provider Reduces Liferay Development Time with JRebel

    Posted July 16, 2014 - 1:00 pm

    In this case study, learn how MSLC was able to view code changes instantly, eliminate redeployment wait time, and subsequently streamline application development and change management.
  • How to create nested comments in Java / Android

    Posted July 16, 2014 - 6:00 am

    Comments, for better or worse, are everywhere. There is a lot to dislike with comments (don’t get me started on the actual things being said) but they can be effective for conversation, especially with the addition of threaded / nested comments.
  • France to offer programming in elementary school

    Posted July 16, 2014 - 6:00 am

    Beginning this fall, French primary school students will have the option of learning computer science
  • White Paper

    Coding with JRebel: Java Forever Changed

    Posted July 15, 2014 - 4:16 pm

    With JRebel, developers get to see their code changes immediately, fine-tune their code with incremental changes, debug, explore and deploy their code with ease, and ultimately spend more time coding.
  • White Paper

    What Developers Want: The End of Application Redeploys

    Posted July 15, 2014 - 4:15 pm

    Eliminate application restarts in Java with JRebel! JRebel is a JVM plugin that eliminates application redeploys from the Java development cycle, a process that takes over 10 minutes of coding time away from developers each working hour.
  • White Paper

    Java Plugin Eliminates Redeploy Time for Faster Dev

    Posted July 15, 2014 - 4:15 pm

    In this brief case study, learn how NetworkedAssets improved their development productivity and experienced a 40% increase in velocity by leveraging a technology that enables you to instantly view code changes, eliminating turnaround time.
  • White Paper

    Accelerate and Standardize your Software Delivery

    Posted July 15, 2014 - 4:15 pm

    End-to-end automation can help to accelerate and standardize software delivery. This white paper introduces a suite of solutions which can help to maintain Continuous Delivery throughout the build, test and deploy process.
  • Ubuntu 14.04: Is Canonical taking on too much?

    Posted July 14, 2014 - 9:32 am

    The recent release of Ubuntu 14.04 Long Term Support/LTS (Trusty Tahr) proves to us once again that it doesn't matter if you're Oracle, Microsoft, or Canonical: Bringing a fleet of products into new release revision synch is tough.
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