Archive for May, 2012

Worthy of distribution: Google vs. Facebook – paid ads

This is certainly no surprise to me; Not only is Facebook less economical from initial impressions, the performance is a dead giveaway.Here's a sweet and to the point rundown of how they bat heads. If you had to pick one to dump money into, it should always be Google (for...
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NoSQL: stretttcch – pop!

You know the noise you hear when something is stretched close to it's breaking point, like a balloon? In the context of the NoSQL bandwagon bubble: here's some of that noise. A detailed account of jumping on a bandwagon with an immature scene of products.Although admittedly I have my eye...
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Zend Studio + PHPUnit upgrade: A faster method

As a counterpart and refinement of my previous how-to, this update shows how to update the PHPUnit library faster than using the symlink method: View in HD!  Subscribe in a reader ...
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Mercurial (hg) checkstyle hook, at last!

As far as I can tell, there's not much in the lane of check style hooks for Mercurial.There's a lot of hits for git and SVN, but not much for Mercurial.Check it out in my 'hg-checkstyle-hook' bitbucket repo.I thought I'd share my (imperfect) rendition of a Mercurial checkstyle hook. It's...
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MySQL 5.6 – InnoDB (innodb_file_per_table) and recovery

All I can say is rejoice!.There's a lot of fluff out there that beat around the bush or contain a regurgitated process for recovery using the 5.6 LAB edition of MySQL.So instead, here's the info straight from the horses mouth: http://blogs.innodb.com/wp/2012/04/innodb-transportable-tablespaces/  . This will make a huge difference in the...
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