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Michael Sahota09/15/14
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Stop Agile Initiatives!

I am sick to death of Agile Initiatives because they usually fail. The core problem is that the typical approach used to initiate Agile is inconsistent with Agile goals of empowerment and engagement.

Raymond Camden09/15/14
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Proof of Concept: Live HTML checking for a textarea

Of course, from time to time I screw up and forget to close a tag or make some other mistake. For a while now I've wondered - is there an easy way to check for that and potentially catch those mistakes before I save the form?

Gil Zilberfeld09/12/14
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The Hidden Cost Of Estimation

“Why would you want a rough estimate, when I can do a more precise one?” And really, if we can do something better, why do it half way? There’s a simple answer, but I’ll give it after the long detailed one.

Rob J Hyndman09/12/14
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Generating quantile forecasts in R

A “quan­tile fore­cast” is a quan­tile of the fore­cast dis­tri­b­u­tion. Still assum­ing nor­mal­ity, we could gen­er­ate the fore­cast quan­tiles from 1% to 99% in R using...

Mike Driscoll09/12/14
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Python 101: An Intro to Pony ORM

The Pony ORM project is another object relational mapper package for Python. They allow you to query a database using generators... In this article, we will spend some time learning the basics of this package.

Andrew Pielage09/12/14
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Alternative Logging Frameworks for Application Servers: WebLogic

Welcome to the second in the blog series of using alternative logging frameworks with application servers. This entry will focus on WebLogic, specifically 12c, and configuring it to use Log4j and SLF4J with Logback.

Chris Odell09/11/14
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The Codesmith

We are at a point in time where people who write software are much like the craftspeople and artisans in times past. Software is not yet something that can be easily manufactured on an assembly line. So are you a codesmith?

Kai Wähner09/11/14
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Comparison of Alternatives for Stream Processing and Streaming Analytics

The article discusses what stream processing is, how it fits into a big data architecture with Hadoop and a data warehouse (DWH), when stream processing makes sense, and what technologies and products you can choose from. Comparison of open source and proprietary stream processing / streaming analytics alternatives: Apache Storm, Spark, IBM InfoSphere Streams, TIBCO StreamBase, Software AG's Apama, etc.

Michael Crump09/10/14
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How to Run HTML files in your Browser from GitHub

If you have a .html file in a GitHub repository and want to view that page directly, you would typically download or clone the repo to your local hard drive and run it from there. There is an easier way.

Alec Noller09/10/14
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The Best of DZone: September 3 - September 10

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include the reasons why Vaadin is a Passat, named parameters in Java, mobile gaming with Haskell and SDL, NoSQL job trends, and more.

Quinten De Swaef09/10/14
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Event driven programming using Spring Boot and Reactor

This article will teach you how you can setup an environment to develop in an event-driven fashion using Spring Boot and the Reactor framework.

Rob Galanakis09/10/14
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Can you quantify trust?

Bad managers, who are by definition less trusted, can easily rationalize away any attempt at quantification. One quantifiable measure would be employee turnover.

Andrew Fuqua09/09/14
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Don't Estimate Stories In Sprint Planning

I don’t estimate stories in sprint planning. Nor do I re-estimate stories in sprint planning. I estimate stories in a separate estimating meeting and usually at least a couple sprints in advance, if not more. There are a few reasons why (re)estimating during sprint planning is a dangerous practice:

Allan Kelly09/09/14
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Agile outside of software

While not every Agile practice can be taken out of software development and used someplace else the roots of Agile mean that the principles, values and ideas which Agile is built on can be. In your domain Agile as now known might work quite well, but in someone else’s domain there may be more need to think deeper.

Mike Bushong09/09/14
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On building teams: experience or talent?

Obviously when you hire, you want to find a good mix of experience and talent. But a perfectly balanced straddle between the two is impossible. So when forced to choose between them, which do you choose: experience or talent?