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7 languages in 7 days - Instructions

You can read the article here. Below you'll find the github links and relevant instructions for each implementation of Granny's Address book.

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Marissa Mayer is completely right

It may surprise some of you that despite my open source roots and business, I’m not on the whole a big fan of telecommuting. I’ve worked for companies where it worked and companies where it didn’t. I nodded my head when I read about Mayer’s switching Yahoo away from telecommuting. She is totally right.

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Neo4j: A Developer’s Perspective

InfoWorld: Make performance and scalability testing continuous ... or else

Bad developer habits die hard. If you don't load test as you go, you're asking for a nasty surprise at the end of your project.

Scalability and performance are not the same thing. Developers used to say, "Hey, it works on my machine." Now they say, "Hey, it was fast on my machine." But it's different in production or under load. Unbelievably, most organizations still fail to do adequate performance or load testing -- nor have they integrated performance and scalability into their systems.

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InfoWorld: How do I freaking scale Oracle?

Contrary to the rants you read on Stack Overflow and Hacker News, Oracle is still your only option in many cases -- even when you need scalability and high availability

For the record, I'm a NoSQLer and a big data guy. After nearly 20 years of dealing with what I've come to refer to as "the beast" (aka Oracle), I've turned coat and decided I prefer solving the problem rather than mitigating it.

How you can benefit from Open Source Natural Language Processing

Authored by: Phil Rhodes, Senior Consultant at Open Software Integrators

Natural Language Processing (NLP) has a long history, dating back to the earliest days of computer science. Computer scientists have been working on means to allow machines to “understand” written language for decades now. And while the field suffered some setbacks in the 1960's and again during the “AI Winters” of the 1970’s and late 1980s, significant progress has been made, and freely available, open-source toolkits make it possible for almost any organization to begin taking advantage of this powerful technology.

The Debate That Never Happened: Bush vs Obama on Oracle vs NoSQL

InfoWorld: Java is still the most secure widespread runtime