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Daniel Dover
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Martin Fowler on NoSQL
And an addendum

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Database Use Cases
At my current work, we use quite a variety of data storage protocols, namely Elasticsearch, Cassandra and MySQL, and as we build more microservices, we find ourselves asking what specific solution is best tailored to the job. In this case, I've been tasked ...

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Vagrant as Consistent Server Deployment
Quite some time ago, I was assigned the task of "dockerizing everything."  We wanted all of our apps and microservices buried in docker, in part for the reduced overhead docker had (compared to VMs), but particularly for the very consistent  deployment stat...

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Understanding the CAP Theorem
I had another interview (a "conversation") with a company and once again, a topic came up that I didn't understand, so naturally I asked about it, and noted it down for further research.  That topic was the purpose behind NoSQL and the CAP theorem.  As the ...

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Troubleshooting: Payara, Docker and Volumes
The problem with Glassfish is that it stinks.  The code slowly rots as Oracle ignores it and, in particular, it uses a very  old Jacskon library, which means we can't use it for a lot of stuff we need to.  Rather than override it by hand, we chose to upgrad...

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Scrum Analyzed: Product Owner
Last time, I noted that as my company continues to develop its Agile culture, we keep realizing how important particular concepts are.  And, again, I've been asked if I'd be willing to take on more responsibility, to which I reply, as usual, "Let me researc...

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Scrum Analyzed: the Scrum Master
My company has made great strides towards a more Agile culture, but recent personnel changes have shaken things up a bit, and that's led to questions of "Who's going to be in charge of what?"  My response to that is, of course, "Let me research that!" We un...

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How not to mess up microservices (link-post)
Given that I often use microservices (my team is  the microservice team), I think this might prove useful in the future (Personally, most of his trouble seems to be tracking issues down.  If you have decent monitoring, though, that helps). https://www.javac...

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Labtime: Machine Learning and Data-Mining
The inevitable intent of all IT wings of a company is to automation as much as is possible of a company's processes.  The less work a human has to do, the more leverage remaining humans can exert when working.  In particular, you want to leave the "dumb" ta...

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Work Notes: Exception Handling
Our system architect code-reviewed one of our latest projects and found it an excellent addition to the code-base, but suggested I do some homework on exception mapping, not because I had done anything wrong, but because he had a few questions, knew that I ...
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