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Java Developers and Their Long, Horrible Resumes

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Let me start by saying that I consider myself a longstanding friend and ally to the Java community. As some readers will know, I founded and ran a large Java Users Group (I miss you Philly) for 15 years, and much of my career was spent focused entirely on recruiting Java professionals. In one capacity or another I have probably ...

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MVC is dead – what comes next? – Part 2

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The first part of this series gave an overview of the key concepts and listed some of the main advantages of using functional reactive programming techniques in UI development. Future articles we will focus on different components that are involved, starting today with the State component, a key ingredient of functional reactive UI programming. Single Source of Truth In MVC applications we usually differentiate between ...

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Docker for AWS – Getting Started Video

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Docker for AWS allows you to exactly do that! This video shows: Create a highly-available Docker cluster on Amazon Web Services (0:00) Check configuration (5:43) Use Docker services to create a Couchbase cluster (8:23) Enjoy! couchbase.com/containers provide more details about how to run Couchbase in different container frameworks. More information about Couchbase: Couchbase Developer Portal Couchbase Forums @couchbasedev or @couchbase Reference: Docker ...

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Multimaster Kubernetes Cluster on Amazon Using Kops

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Getting Started with Kubernetes 1.4 using Spring Boot and Couchbase explains how to get started with Kubernetes  1.4 on Amazon Web Services. A Couchbase service is created in the cluster and a Spring Boot application stores a JSON document in the database. It uses kube-up.sh script from the Kubernetes binary download at github.com/kubernetes/kubernetes/releases/download/v1.4.0/kubernetes.tar.gz  to start the cluster. This script is capable of creating a Kubernetes cluster ...

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10 Product Backlog Tips

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Using the product backlog can be challenging, and many product owners wrestle with overly long and detailed backlogs. This blog post provides ten practical tips that help you work with your product backlog effectively. Tip #1: Complement your Product Backlog with a Product Roadmap Use a roadmap to sketch the overall journey you want to take your product on. State ...

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Machine Learning For All

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The Rise of the Machines In recent decade we are witnessing the resurrection of interest in neural networks due to advances in computing hardware such as GPU accelerators and availability of large data sets such as Facebook, YouTube etc. for training those networks. As a result there are a great number of research articles and practical applications emerged in the filed ...

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Coaches, Managers, Collaboration and Agile, Part 3

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I started this series writing about the need for coaches in Coaches, Managers, Collaboration and Agile, Part 1. I continued in Coaches, Managers, Collaboration and Agile, Part 2, talking about the changed role of managers in agile. In this part, let me address the role of senior managers in agile and how coaches might help. For years, we have organized our people ...

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Running Flowable on CockroachDB

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What is CockroachDB? CockroachDB is a project I’ve been keeping an eye on for a while now with great interest. It’s a an open-source, Apache 2 licensed, database (Github link) that heavily draws inspiration from the Google Spanner whitepaper. At it’s core its a key-value store that scales horizontally. What makes it really interesting for us though, is that 1) it supports SQL by using the Postgres ...

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