DevMavens

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n.  A person who has special knowledge or experience;
an expert.

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n.  An expert developer with great influence.

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Oren Eini | Ayende @ Rahien | 24 Apr 2015 09:00

Work stealing in the presence of startup / shutdown costsSubscribe to Ayende @ Rahien

Oren Eini writes "....I mentioned that we have created our own thread pool implementation in RavenDB to handle our specific needs. A common scenario that ended up quite costly for us was the notion of parallelizing similar work. For example, I have 15,000 documents to..."
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Work stealing in the presence of startup / shutdown costs
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Scott Hanselman | Scott Hanselman's Blog | 24 Apr 2015 05:50

Bad UX and User Self-Blame - "I'm sorry, I'm not a computer person."Subscribe to Scott Hanselman's Blog

Scott Hanselman writes "....In my recent podcast with UX expert and psychologist Dr. Danielle Smith the topic of "user self-blame" came up. This is that feeling when a person is interacting with a computer and something goes wrong and they blame themselves. I'd..."
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Bad UX and User Self-Blame - "I'm sorry, I'm not a computer person."
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Jeff Atwood | Coding Horror | 23 Apr 2015 22:30

Your Password is Too Damn ShortSubscribe to Coding Horror

Jeff Atwood writes "....I'm a little tired of writing about passwords. But like taxes, email and pinkeye, they're not going away any time soon. Here's what I know to be true, and backed up by plenty of empirical data: No matter what you tell them, users will always..."
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Your Password is Too Damn Short
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Scott Hanselman | Scott Hanselman's Blog | 23 Apr 2015 07:38

Windows 10 - The Fast Ring and BUILD 10061Subscribe to Scott Hanselman's Blog

Scott Hanselman writes "....Take a moment, if you will, and please subscribe to my YouTube Channel at http://youtube.com/shanselman. I've actually got quite a bit of content over there, most recently a series of Microsoft Word and Office How-To videos. However, I've also been..."
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Windows 10 - The Fast Ring and BUILD 10061
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Oren Eini | Ayende @ Rahien | 21 Apr 2015 06:35

Fine grained work controlSubscribe to Ayende @ Rahien

Oren Eini writes "....With RavenDB 3.5, we are focusing on performance as one of the key features. I’ve already spoken at length about the kind of changes that we had made to improve performance. A few percentage points here and there end up being quite significant when..."
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Fine grained work control
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Scott Hanselman | Scott Hanselman's Blog | 20 Apr 2015 05:38

UPDATED for 2015: How to install the nodejs Ghost blog software on Azure Web Apps (and the Deploy to Azure Button)Subscribe to Scott Hanselman's Blog

Scott Hanselman writes "....What? Didn't I blog about this before? Yes, in fact, in 2013 I did an article showing how to get Ghost - a lovely nodejs-based blogging app - running on Azure.  The instructions involved making some changes to Ghost itself to make it friendlier..."
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UPDATED for 2015: How to install the nodejs Ghost blog software on Azure Web Apps (and the Deploy to Azure Button)
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Rob Conery | Rob Conery | 18 Apr 2015 10:25

Optimizing a Big RethinkDB Query, and a CorrectionSubscribe to Rob Conery

Rob Conery writes "....Yesterday I wrote a post about how much I liked RethinkDB and people seemed to like it a lot. Particularly the claim I made about optimizing a fuzzy text search over 200,000 records down to 9ms. That claim was wrong. I’ll walk through the..."
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Optimizing a Big RethinkDB Query, and a Correction
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Steve Smith | ardalis.com | 17 Apr 2015 22:02

Developer User Group TipsSubscribe to ardalis.com

Steve Smith writes "....I’ve been a participant in a number of software developer user groups for many years, and an organizer of the Hudson Software Craftsmanship group since 2009. A few years ago, I was a member of the INETA Speaker Bureau, and would travel to a..."
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Developer User Group Tips
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Rob Conery | Rob Conery | 17 Apr 2015 10:10

RethinkDB 2.0 Is AmazingSubscribe to Rob Conery

Rob Conery writes "....I just turned in my next course for Pluralsight: RethnkDB Fundamentals – almost in time for their announcement that 2.0 has been released. This is very exciting – it’s a “production-ready” release which means that all..."
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RethinkDB 2.0 Is Amazing
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Scott Guthrie | ScottGu's Blog | 16 Apr 2015 17:01

Announcing General Availability of Azure Premium StorageSubscribe to ScottGu's Blog

Scott Guthrie writes "....I’m very excited to announce the general availability release of Azure Premium Storage. It is now available with an enterprise grade SLA and is available for everyone to use. Microsoft Azure now offers two types of storage: Premium Storage and..."
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Announcing General Availability of Azure Premium Storage
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Featured Maven

Scott Hanselman is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft. He was also involved in the MVP and Regional Director programs and is an avid speaker on the topic of computing.

Jeff Atwood (codinghorror)

Jeff Atwood (codinghorror) Sometimes people ask me why I'm not on Facebook or G+. I was already an AOL user once, why would I do that again? http://t.co/ncbuusrx 927 days ago from web


Jeff Atwood (codinghorror)

Jeff Atwood (codinghorror) @fmanjoo no child, even my own, is enough to get me on Facebook. I'll go to my grave without an account. I'm Just Not That Into Zuckerberg. 927 days ago from web


Jeff Atwood (codinghorror)

Jeff Atwood (codinghorror) @fmanjoo I don't have a Facebook account, no plans to start one. Or G+ for that matter. But, I do watch TV! Well, downloaded TV. Sort of. 927 days ago from web


Jeff Atwood (codinghorror)

Jeff Atwood (codinghorror) @fmanjoo looks like "log in - Facebook" to me 927 days ago from web


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) Julia Gillard's Speech Over Opposition's Sexism, Misogyny: http://t.co/696ULgfy via @youtube 927 days ago from Tweet Button


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) Ha! http://t.co/ofThpizS 927 days ago from TweetDeck


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) @wwahammy This is as if Creative Commons was preventing you from using Photoshop. 927 days ago from TweetDeck


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) @wwahammy http://t.co/9Sf85PXD "CAD files must be provided, it must use formats unencumbered by closed licenses" 927 days ago from TweetDeck


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) @wwahammy It's the case with lots of things the FSF does. I appreciate some of what they do for freedom of speech but man they're extreme. 927 days ago from TweetDeck


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) @wwahammy It's according to http://t.co/QAdf1k2y 927 days ago from TweetDeck