NoSQL Job Trends – August 2012

Today is yet another installment of the August job trends. For the NoSQL job trends, I am continuing to focus the list on the same tools. So, the list includes Cassandra, Redis, Voldemort, SimpleDB, CouchDB, MongoDB, HBase, and Riak. As was stated previously, Hadoop continues to be the clear leader in demand and still flattens… Continue reading NoSQL Job Trends – August 2012

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Web And Scripting Programming Language Job Trends

August is one of the months that I devote to job trends. Last week I focused on the trends for traditional languages like C++ and Java. Today, we return to what I call the web and scripting languages. You may be wondering what I mean by “web and scripting languages”, and my list currently includes Ruby, Python, PHP, JavaScript, Flex and Groovy.… Continue reading Web And Scripting Programming Language Job Trends

When Do You Say A Development Task Is Really Done?

I love when other people write a blog post at the same time you are struggling with the problem that they describe. Today’s timely post comes from Michael Bolton on his DevelopSense blog. In “The Undefinition of Done”, Michael talks about the fact that people typically have different definitions: One issue, as I’ve pointed out before,… Continue reading When Do You Say A Development Task Is Really Done?

Is Object Serialization Evil?

In my daily work, I use both an RDBMS and MarkLogic, an XML database. MarkLogic can be considered akin to the newer NoSQL databases, but it has the added structure of XML and standard languages in XQuery and XPath. The NoSQL databases are typically storing documents or key-value pairs, and some other things in between. Given… Continue reading Is Object Serialization Evil?

Twitter Buys TweetDeck And Confuses Developers Further

Well, it is finally official, TweetDeck has been purchased, but not by UberMedia. Twitter swooped in and made the final purchase. There are some obvious reasons for the purchase, as told in the TweetDeck announcement: The mainstream Twitter user-base is well catered for by twitter.com and the official mobile clients. And by becoming part of the official platform,… Continue reading Twitter Buys TweetDeck And Confuses Developers Further