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Alec Noller04/16/14
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Dev of the Week: Steve Smith

Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community to catch up and find out what he or she is working on now and what's coming next. This week we're talking to Steve Smith, Agile consultant and Continuous Delivery specialist at Always Agile Consulting Ltd.

Benjamin Ball04/16/14
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (April 15)

This week's link roundup includes Chef's new Microsoft Azure integrations, Cassandra hits one million writes per second, Hadoop has a new search engine, utilizing continuous delivery, the 30 best tools for data visualization, and an answer to why Unreal Engine 4 uses C++.

Sharone Zitzman04/16/14
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Why You Should Want to Use OpenStack

OpenStack is currently in a better position to have a good public/private cloud story that uses the same underlying infrastructure. This ties into what I previously discussed, regarding the reason you have public/private cloud offering based on OpenStack more than on any other alternative in the first place.

Mike Bushong04/16/14
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Leadership essentials: Get on the green, then go for the hole

The sport of golf is a mathematician's dream. Why?

Chris Odell04/16/14
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The Hidden Value Of Custom Taxonomies

In this post I am going to talk mainly about custom taxonomies. I am also going to use the following scenario.

Craig Matsumoto04/16/14
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What Should Juniper Cut? How About Junos Pulse?

Sources told Reuters that Junos Pulse would likely be valued at “hundreds of millions of dollars” in a sale.

Ricci Gian Maria04/15/14
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The advantage of Scrum in evaluating "new stuff"

In a rapid evolving industry, like software development, using Scrum is a really good solution to constantly verify new technologies in your team, with little risks, but with real world feedback at the same time.

Johanna Rothman04/15/14
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Design Your Agile Project, Part 3

What do you do for geographically distributed teams, if you want to move to agile? First question: does the team want to move to agile? Or, does the management want to move to agile? I am serious.

Paul Hammant04/14/14
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Continuous Delivery: The Price of Admission

In this article, I’m going to outline the importance or addressing your company’s source-control use before diving too far into CD. Specifically, I’m suggesting that you should decide whether your enterprise should do Trunk Based Development (TBD) in one big trunk or not.

Benjamin Ball04/14/14
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Getting into Flow[Con] with Gene Kim and Jez Humble

In this episode, the Ship Crew discusses FlowCon with the brilliant Jez Humble and Gene Kim. What aspects of “flow” does your organization struggle with? Which people and departments in your software development process are that sad, soggy piece of lettuce? Join the discussion!

Amar Mattey04/14/14
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Effective Testing around Hibernate/ORM layer

As applications that use Hibernate or any ORM frameworks grow complex, lots of performance issues don't get enough attention until it is too late. This article accounts for SLA time as part of the junits and allows developers to think in terms of calculating the number of calls hibernate is going to make in the background. This allows for developers to deal with facts rather than assumptions.

Grzegorz Poznac...04/14/14
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Mule best practices backed by MUnit tests

A few words about coping with complex flows (not the ones you would see in every demo app) and how to properly test them using thriving Mule testing framework - MUnit.

Steven Willmott04/14/14
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Growing the API Ecosystem - APITools for App Consumers

APItools provides a proxy layer that enables tracking, control and analysis of traffic going to and from the APIs used by your Apps. The system means you can transform inbound and outbound calls to an API without having to rewrite your app.

Benjamin Ball04/14/14
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DevOps Zone Link Roundup (Apr. 14)

For a look at what's been happening outside of the DevOps Zone, we've assembled links from around the web, including a look at NGINX for web integration, release testing with CD, a Puppet change impact tool called Gonzo, Windows and Microsoft Azure updates from Chef and Puppet Labs, and more.

Comindware Inc.04/14/14
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Essential Characteristics of Effective Cloud-Based Project Collaboration Tools

Cloud-based collaboration tools are becoming more and more popular. From instant messaging to file and document management, from video conferencing to remote access, from collaborative mind-mapping to knowledge sharing, and everything in between, there’s most possibly a cloud-based app you can try.