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Arduino Alternative IDE: PlatformIO IoT integrated platform

When developing Arduino sketch,  we all use Arduino IDE, anyway, there are several Arduino alternative IDE. This alternative IDEs are useful and more user-friendly. Arduino IDE is the first IDE we all use when approaching to Arduino development for the first time. It is simple and provides all the features to write, compile and upload the code to Arduino boards. It is based on Java and ...

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Undersell and Overdeliver

This week I received a multi-paragraph email from a job applicant who was applying for a developer position I had advertised with one of my clients. There was no resume attached or even referenced, which is highly unusual (sometimes there is nothing attached but a reference to an attachment). Maybe he forgot. The email was almost exactly what I might ...

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Real-time Message-driven Service Oriented Architecture: Bringing the Boom!

At Strata+Hadoop World in London, MapR Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture Jim Scott talked about Real-time Hadoop: The Ideal Messaging System. You can watch his presentation here or read the post below to learn more: Within this post you will see mention of message-driven architectures. This is in short a subset of a service oriented architecture (SOA). This has ...

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Configure hazelcast with EC2

Hazelcast is hands down a great caching tool when it comes to a JVM based application. If you use Amazon Web Services Hazelcast integrates wonderfully. First task is to create a policy responsible for describing instances. We shall name this policy as describe-instances-policy. { "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Sid": "Stmt1467219263000", "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ "ec2:DescribeInstances" ], "Resource": [ "*" ] ...

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Microservices: Pros and Cons of Mono repos

Recently, there was an interesting question on Quora on Microservices – What companies use a mono repo but deploy as microservices? The real question is hidden behind those words – Is it ok to use Mono repos to store Microservices code? At first sight, it appears that Microservices and Mono repos are at odds with each other. Does it make ...

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Getting Started Building 3D Simulations In Unity3D, Part 1

Welcome to part one of a three-part blog series on Unity 3D. In this series, we will create a simple 3D game in Unity3D with rich controls. Part one will cover how to set up Unity3D. Part two will teach you how to control Unity3D using C#. The third and final post in this series will delve into actually making ...

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You’re doing it wrong: Daily stand-ups

“Everybody, please, stand up”, I remember encouraging everyone to rise to the occasion of another daily stand-up “meeting”. Even with a room full of people who knew the drill, I still felt I had to ask them. This series is about practices we do, without understanding why we do them, and therefore may not get the value we want from ...

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A Practical Guide to Machine Learning: Understand, Differentiate, and Apply

Co-authored by Jean-Francois Puget (@JFPuget) Machine Learning represents the new frontier in analytics, and is the answer of how many companies can capitalize on the data opportunity. Machine Learning was first defined by Arthur Samuel in 1959 as a “Field of study that gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed.” Said another way, this is the automation ...

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