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Developer’s Guide to Building a High Performance Desktop Machine

Laptops can be useful for day-to-day development, but a more powerful machine is required when it comes to working with Very Large Databases (VLDBs) and Big Data. Having some background in building PCs, I recently put together a powerful desktop for my own needs that could handle my current project and any future projects involving large scale databases. I learned quite a bit about the current generation of hardware available, mostly by sifting through forums and blog posts from gamers that build high performance gaming machines.

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Featured Site: eBooks Just Published

Mark Gladding discovered there’s a lot of great eBooks being published all the time by independent authors. Unfortunately they’re not always that easy to find. He created eBooks Just Published as a way to track DRM-free eBooks. Find out how his website can help you distribute your eBooks.

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One Step At A Time

Seth Godin posted a great article called “Circling the big domino” where he makes an argument for working the events in order to get your brand known. This is a great reminder for all of us. Take one step at a time and don’t try to rush things. Focus on small wins.

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Raising Exceptions within Your Rails Application

Clemens Kofler has a great post about when to raise exceptions within your Rails application: Over the years I’ve come up with a little rule of thumb for exceptions: Libraries Should Raise, Applications Should Not Raise. Yes, it’s as simple as that. To understand the reasons for my rule of thumb, we have to switch […]

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