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Mitch Pronschinske12/07/11
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Windows Store: More Flexible than Apple, and a 80/20 Revenue Split Over $25K

Microsoft just gained a major competitive edge for its Windows Phone and upcoming Windows 8 platform.  I'm guessing that Google and Apple will now have to think about adopting similar changes that were announced today for Microsoft's upcoming "Windows...

Simone Chiaretta12/05/11
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Lucene.net 2.9.4 is out, now with NuGet

Last week  Lucene.Net 2.9.4 was released on the official site. Lucene.net 2.9.4 There is no official news feed for the project, so I’m just copying here the announcement from their homepage: We finally got it out the door, it took a lot longer than...

Wille Faler12/03/11
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TextMinr Progress Update

Since I announced TextMinr, the Text mining as a service platform last week - the interest has been overwhelming: it got to the top 3 of Hackernews, it got retweeted by Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly media and many other influential people in the tech scene.

Mitch Pronschinske12/02/11
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Solr Reference Guide 3.4 available!

The free Solr Reference Guide version 3.4 is now available from Lucid Imagination. It should give you detailed descriptions of  all the important feature and functions of the LucidWorks for Solr Certified Distribution, which gives you a little extra...

Mitch Pronschinske12/01/11
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Why the "DevOps" Buzzword Can be a Force for Good

I felt compelled to respond to a well-reasoned article written today by Infoworld veteran Neil McAllister.  The article does a nice job of pointing out a lot of the confusion and dissonance in the DevOps movment—for example, is DevOps occuring because of...

Mitch Pronschinske11/30/11
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WP7 Simulator for Android and iOS: An Interesting Tactic

What if you could demo the Metro UI from Windows Phone 7 on your Android or iPhone?  No we're not talking about a sophisticated hack or jailbreak, we're talking about something that the average Joe could use.Well that demo is here today, and it works through...

Mitch Pronschinske11/29/11
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Sysadmin Pay Type Survey Results

I promised an update with the information that I received from my survey of pay types, and here it is.This post was originally authored by Matt Simmons, the Standalone Sysadmin Over the past several days, I received 567 responses from people, both in the...

Mitch Pronschinske11/29/11
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Puppet Labs Gets $8.5M to Achieve DevOps Dominance

Today Puppet Labs revealed that it has received $8.5 million from Google Ventures, VMware, and Cisco—three companies that are dominating various facets of the tech industry.  With the unprecedented injection of $8.5M in Series C funding, Puppet Labs now...

Mitch Pronschinske11/29/11
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CouchDB Image Takes a Hit: Dropped from Ubuntu One

While it's certainly no reason to declare the death of CouchDB, Canonical's recent decision to drop CouchDB as their data store for Ubuntu One is a pretty significant loss coming from a service provider that was definitely a big notch in the CouchDB...

Mitch Pronschinske11/17/11
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USA: Computer Professionals Update Act

A bill is currently making its way through the United States Senate that effectively eliminates overtime pay for IT professionals. Matt Simmons, aka. the Standalone SysAdmin, is trying to gather information on this issue  and we've republished his article...

Trisha Gee11/17/11
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Devoxx: The story so far

European conferences are different (and cool) because you get to hear even more languages spoken than you usually do in London (apparently the most diverse city in the world for spoken languages).

Mitch Pronschinske11/16/11
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NoSQL Zone - The Sequel to SQL

Isn't it about time you had a place where you could go to get fresh news and articles focused solely on NoSQL technology everyday?Other sites may cover just one facet, or write one post every 3 weeks, but DZone's new NoSQL Zone has its hand on the pulse of...

John Esposito11/14/11
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schema.org: Now Supporting RDFa 1.1 (Lite)

Build the semantic web, certainly -- but using which standard?For practical reasons, schema.org is an excellent choice: it simply works with the major search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex). But at first schema.org supported only one semantic markup...

Mitch Pronschinske11/09/11
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Amazon Adds Another US West Region

I guess maybe the US Pacific Northwest and Mountain West got sick of Silicon Valley sucking down all the bandwidth for Amazon's first US West regional data center in Northen California, because today Amazon brought a second US West region online today located...

Mitch Pronschinske11/09/11
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Apache Tika 1.0 Solidifies Position in Content and Metadata Detection and Analysis

The 1.0 release of Apache Tika, a collection of Java libraries for the detection and extraction of structured text and metadata, has been 5 years in the making according to Chris Mattmann, Apache Tika Vice President and Senior Computer Scientist at NASA Jet...