Helltime for October 4
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- Michael Stonebreaker beeps out a communication of the ACM on why Enterprisey shops aren’t biting at NoSQL. Three cited complaints are low ACIDity, low-level query language, and low (no) standardization. From what I understand, NoSQL and its cohorts have a shot at the latter two. ACID properties are a property of the database system, and some, like MongoDB, let you choose how consistent you want to be (at the expense of other guarantees).
- Omar Al Zabir thinks that my shop breaks one of the ten commandments of caching: caching configuration settings. Indeed, most of our configuration settings, be them Spring properties or the legacy route, are loaded once per JVM, and any change to them requires a server restart. We even had a production issue that was solved by a mere restart. It’s no joke.
- Matthew of “You The User” embodies the Peter Principle with gems like this:
If you aren’t being challenged in your job – leave.
If you aren’t sweating it at present and feeling under pressure – leave.
If you think you understand everything that you are doing where you are currently working – leave.
More shocking is that nobody in the comments section has brought this up. If the comments section lacks the obvious – leave.
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