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Phil Whelan11/22/13
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The Quest for a DevOps Culture: Communication is Key

We are constantly seeing articles about DevOps and the goal of improving communication between Dev and IT Operations. The underlying message is a good one: “let's all work together.” While everyone would like to work together, in theory, the adoption of DevOps has been slower than most would like.

Eric Minick11/21/13
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Pros and Cons of Deployment Agents

There are two basic strategies for executing the deployment. You can either have a worker on the deployment target (an agent) or not. Both strategies have the concept of a central deployment server that acts as a controller determining when and how deployments occur.

Simon Jackson11/20/13
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Intro to Raygun: Your Personal Exception Blaster

Exceptions are a way of life when you are building any solution, you do your very best to prevent them or handle them well should they occur, but real life (and real users) always throws a spanner in the works. Raygun is a new framework and complete reporting suite aimed at helping out in the world of error reporting.

Mark Needham11/19/13
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Git: Viewing the Last Commit on all the Tags

A couple of days ago I was curious when different versions of Neo4j had been released and although the release notes page was helpful I thought I’d find more detailed information if I looked up the git tags.

A. Jesse Jiryu Davis11/19/13
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Read-Your-Writes Consistency With PyMongo

A PyMongo user asked me a good question today: if you want read-your-writes consistency, is it better to do acknowledged writes with a connection pool (the default), or to do unacknowledged writes over a single socket?

Hubert Klein Ikkink11/18/13
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Grails Goodness: Namespace Support for Controllers

In a Grails application we can organize our controllers into packages, but if we use the same name for multiple controllers, placed in different packages, then Grails cannot resolve the correct controller name.

Hubert Klein Ikkink11/18/13
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Grails Goodness: Customize Resource Mappings

Since Grails 2.3 it is very easy to define RESTful URL mappings for a controller. We can use the resources and resource attribute and use a controller name as the value. Grails will then automatically create a couple of URL mappings.

Reza Rahman11/18/13
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JSF Specification Lead Ed Burns Discusses JSF 2.2 and Java EE7

If you are a JSF user you owe it to yourself to know about JSFCentral. Run by key JSF advocate, consultant and JSF in Action author Kito Mann, it's an excellent resource for everything JSF.

Arun Manivannan11/17/13
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Camel CXF Service With Multiple Query Parameters

While the awesome Apache Camel team is busy fixing the handling of the multiple parameters in the query, here’s a workaround

Peter Pilgrim11/17/13
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Win A E-Copy of My Java EE 7 Book Competiton

Thanks to the very kind folk at Packt Pub, we have a surprise competition for you at Devoxx and also out there online, who perhaps could not make it to Antwerp this year.

Ariya Hidayat11/16/13
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Using Packer to Create Vagrant Boxes

Using Packer to create CentOS and Ubuntu boxes is not difficult. If you want to follow along, I have prepared a Git repository ariya/packer-vagrant-linux which contains all the necessary bits to create CentOS 5.4 and/or Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit boxes.

Tom O'connor11/15/13
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FakeRAID and Virtualization

For a new project, without an allocated budget, I was asked to provide some simple Virt. capability, to hold them over until they get budget approval, and can buy their own hardware.

Barton George11/15/13
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Project Sputnik Profile Tool

Rather than re-inventing the wheel, and to help provide perspective, we are now working with the folks from Docker. They will be giving us their feedback, helping with integration and creating a Go profile.

Phil Whelan11/14/13
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Debugging Node.js Applications in Stackato

By now, most developers are familiar with the various debugging tools in their local development environment, but as they step towards cloud deployments, how can they achieve the same? Is remote debugging even possible in the cloud? Well of course it is.

Carlos Sanchez11/13/13
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Continuous Delivery with Maven, Puppet and Tomcat

A little bit late but finally the video from my session at ApacheCon Portland is available. That was the first version of the talk that I just gave at Agile testing Days which unfortunately was not recorded.

Swizec Teller11/13/13
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My Old Code is Atrocious

A few weeks ago a project of mine suddenly went offline. Fixing old code is always a humbling experience. Your own code, though … that’s humbling.

Wayne Beaton11/12/13
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The Art of the Git/Gerrit Commit at Eclipse

We’ve implemented some extensions to Git and Gerrit that check to make sure that commit records are structured as required, and reject those commits that are malformed.

Ayende Rahien11/12/13
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Reading Large Codebases

I think that part of what makes someone a good developer is the ability to go through a codebase and figure out what is going on.

Leigh Shevchik11/12/13
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DevOps: Lost in Translation

What is this “DevOps” thing that everyone from computer engineers to business leaders and recruiters are so enamored with? Is it a job title? A set of technical skills? A cultural shift? Or something else completely?

Nicolas Frankel11/11/13
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Integrate Spring JavaConfig with Legacy Configuration

The application I’m working on now uses Spring both by parsing for XML Spring configuration files in pre-determined locations and by scanning annotations-based autowiring.

Dalip Mahal11/11/13
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Don't Manage Enhancements in the Bug Tracker

As development progresses we inevitably run into functionality gaps that are either deemed as enhancements.

Zac Gery11/11/13
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Tossing Stuff Over the Wall to QA

The list of reasons why developers "toss stuff over the wall" is too large to tackle individually, but there are a few classics. "Tossing stuff over the wall" boils down to respect. Time is precious and when a QA analyst feels that his/her time was wasted, respect towards developers can be diminished.

Michael Norton11/09/13
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TDD is to Code Coverage as Exercise is to Weight Loss

A great number of people in the software field appear to think the primary benefit of unit tests is test coverage. But code coverage is not the point of unit tests. Code coverage is a side affect.

Kin Lane11/08/13
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Private Web Application Running on Github

I wanted to launch a small web application in stealth mode. I also wanted it to run completely on GitHub, using GitHub Pages. Here's how.

Barton George11/08/13
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Automating the Cloud: Talking to the Puppet Master

In the cloud you can turn on 100s or 1000s of servers at the click of a mouse, but what happens when you want to configure them? If you do it by hand it will take you months if not longer. That’s where Puppet comes in, an automation tool that allows you to configure and manage legions of servers.