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Yesterday, Visa announced a more aggressive rollout of its Checkout product. Given that most people do not know what it is, more aggressive sounds like a good idea. Data news was popular as well. Netflix released RAD, its outlier detection tooling. Flowing Data shares a great graphic aboud the impact of vaccines throughout history. Lastly, on JavaLobby we have 10 great SQL articles that everyone should read. This is important because SQL will not go away anytime soon.

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Leading off today is Microsoft announcing support for asm.js to the Windows 10 JavaScript engine. Traditionally, IE performance around JavaScript, JSON and XML has been lagging the other browsers, so this could be some good news. Ayende @ Rahien brings us another installment of his performance series, this one focusing on the performance affects of unnecessary deserialization. Continuing with the performance information, High Scalability lets everyone know about a free book about parallel programming. If you have real issues with performance in a large application, this will be a good book to pick up.

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Today we have Google announcing a Chinese language developer channel on YouTube. This is significant because that is a huge audience and highly mobile. The second top story comes from The Guardian about a new way to boil water, an iron rod. Very cool stuff regardless of how expensive it might be right now. Javalobby has a post with a click-bait title regarding security and MongoDB, however the post really talks about how some simple security can be added to any environment. A good, solid read and not worthy of its click-bait title. Lastly, Shodan shows us that if you image servers that have SSH installed with a key, you likely have thousands of servers with the same SSH key. Probably not what you were intending to do.

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The first highlight from yesterday came from XKCD with the comic Tornado. As usual with XKCD, make sure you read the image alt text as well. We also have some really interesting performance articles today. First, High Scalability talks about what PAPER did to handle the traffic for their Kim Kardashian shoot. The High Scalability article is sage to read, but the PAPER article definitely is NSFW. Elie Rotenberg gives us an overview of building a million user webchat.

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The first bit of interesting news came on Friday when Google announced it was shutting down Helpouts. This is interesting because the idea of expert video chat is gaining some traction in some places, but possibly not good enough for google-scale. LinkedIn talks about real-time distributed tracing. Ayende @ Rahien continues to look at the search facet performance in RavenDB. I will share a lot of information on search and faceting because users have started to require this type of feature in a lot of applications. Developers do not know nearly enough about this area.

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