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Would Your Company Benefit From Having an API Broker?

Sep 30, 2014 - With thousands upon thousands of APIs, and more being launched every week, can companies keep up and maximize their use of APIs without the assistance of an API expert? It's a question raised by a recent blog post by entrepreneur Cyril Gaillard. Titled "I don't need a business co-founder, I need an [...]

A Loop Invariant Can Be An Optimization Tool

Sep 29, 2014 - This week, we'll look at the helpful qualities of loop invariants.

Oracle: Can a NULL sql_id Use CPU?

Sep 29, 2014 - Oracle can exhibit 'strange' behavior with the sql_id values in V$SESSION, but just because the sql_id is NULL that doesn't mean Oracle isn't processing a long-running statement.

New Google Apps Activity API

Sep 24, 2014 - Back in January, Google Drive launched an activity stream that shows you what actions have been taken on files and folders in your Drive. For example, if someone makes edits on a file you've shared with them, you'll see a notification in your activity stream. Today, we're introducing the new Google [...]

New D-Series of Azure VMs with 60% Faster CPUs, More Memory [...]

Sep 22, 2014 - Today I’m excited to announce that we just released a new set of VM sizes for Microsoft Azure. These VM sizes are now available to be used immediately by every Azure customer. The new D-Series of VMs can be used with both Azure Virtual Machines and Azure Cloud Services.  In addition to [...]

An important announcement for iOS developers using the Googl [...]

Sep 16, 2014 - Last week, Apple updated their app submission policy requiring that resource bundles not include binaries. In order for your apps to meet these new requirements, you must either replace your existing Google+ iOS SDK with the updated 1.7.1 Google+ iOS SDK that has the files removed or remove the [...]

Using String Replace in JavaScript

Sep 15, 2014 - This is a quickie simple post on JavaScript techniques. We’re going to cover how to use the regular expression driven replace(..) with JavaScript string values. All string values have a replace(..) method available to them. This method allows you to pass a regular expression (or a string that [...]

Force Stack Traces with JavaScript

Sep 11, 2014 - I recently inherited a Node.js project and man is that scary.  The code was well written but whenever you inherit a project you instantly inherit the fear of messing things up.  My goal was to fix a fairly routine bug, and finding the issue was fairly easy, but tracing through the code to figure [...]

MySQL Date Gotchas

Sep 08, 2014 - Rob Gravelle explores the perils of working with dates in MySQL.

Wrapping Text Nodes and Elements with JavaScript

Sep 05, 2014 - When you work on a site that relies on a given JavaScript toolkit, you unintentionally end up trying to solve problems within the bounds of the toolkit and not the language.  Such was the case when I tried wrapping text (possibly including HTML elements) with a DIV element.  Imagine the [...]

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