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Burke Holland11/17/14
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Video: AngularJS Directives For The Rest Of Us

Burke Holland explains the concept of AngularJS Directives in familiar jQuery terms

Burke Holland11/17/14
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Video: How To Build Chrome Apps

Burke Holland looks at what it takes to build a Chrome App and some of the “Gotchas”.

Mike Bushong11/17/14
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The power of Clustering Illusion when managing image

It’s fairly self-evident that you need to have positive data points, but you need to understand that people will tend to view things in clusters. Once you know that, swaying perception (either positively or negatively) is an exercise in creating clusters.

Ross Mason11/17/14
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Performance Impact of an IO-Intensive Application

If you’ve ever worked on performance issues with an IO- intensive app, there is a good chance you already know that the application performance degrades when the disks are stressed out. This fact is usually well known, but the reasons behind it aren’t always clear. I’d like to try and clarify what’s going on behind the scenes.

Mike Cottmeyer11/17/14
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Some Thoughts on Agile Transformation in Big Companies

I am under no illusions that this post will be the definitive explanation, but I spend a TON of time talking to people and level setting before I can have any kind of intelligent conversation on agile, so I want to explore some of the points that I think resonate.

Mitch Pronschinske11/16/14
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4 Developer Career Journeys

If you’re trying to figure out whether you want to embark on a certain career path, or if you’re trying to find out how one breaks into that same career field and then progresses through it, I think it’s helpful to listen to the stories of people who have walked that path before.

Rick Delgado11/16/14
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Flash Drives or Disk Drives: Who Owns the Future?

While flash seems like the way of the future, it’s difficult to say for how long. It goes without saying that technologies improve and there will always be bigger and better.

Michael Sahota11/16/14
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Scrum and Kanban: Getting the Most from Each

Scrum is the most popular Agile methodology with Kanban a growing second choice. Learn about the core parts of each one as well as how they differ so that you can find the best fit for your team or organizational context.

Kane Mar11/16/14
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The Agile Reader - Weekend Edition: 11/14/2014

The Weekend Edition is a list of some interesting links found on the web to catch up with over the weekend. It is generated automatically, so I can’t vouch for any particular link but I’ve found the results are generally interesting and useful.

Robert Diana11/16/14
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Geek Reading November 14, 2014

These items are the fruits of those ideas, the items I deemed worthy from my daily reading. These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques.

Burke Holland11/14/14
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Angular Directives That Scale

Burke Holland presents "Angular Directives That Scale" at ng-conf 2014

Mark Needham11/14/14
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R: Converting a named vector to a data frame

I’ve been playing around with igraph’spage rank function to see who the most central nodes in the London NoSQL scene are and I wanted to put the result in a data frame to make the data easier to work with.

Gil Zilberfeld11/14/14
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The Illusion of Control

As managers, we can create a safe environment where issues can appear, and we can do something about them, rather than keeping them secret until the last irresponsible moment. We can be honest with our customers to create trust between us, and improve our relationship with them, which will benefit both of us.

Mike Cottmeyer11/13/14
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Agile Smells Versus Agile Zombies in the Uncanny Valley

I don’t like to use the term smell. I prefer to say that you’re in “the valley”. I’m referring to the uncanny valley. When something looks and moves almost, but not exactly, like a healthy person, it causes a response of revulsion among some observers. To that, I believe there is an Agile uncanny valley and it’s full of Agile zombies.

Arthur Charpentier11/13/14
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Extracting Datasets from Excel Files in a Zipped Folder

The title of the post is a bit long, but that’s the problem I was facing this morning: importing datasets from files, online. I mean, it was not a “problem”, more a challenge (I should be able to do it in R, directly)