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Chris Odell10/10/14
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Anyone Can Be A Codesmith.

I think that anyone who writes code in any shape or form should feel free about calling themselves a codesmith. The ideals of craftmanship should be followed, with a healthy dose of pragmatism, but learning the skills to become a good coder takes time and experience.

Mark Needham10/10/14
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R: A first attempt at linear regression

I’ve been working through the videos that accompany the Introduction to Statistical Learning with Applications in R book and thought it’d be interesting to try out the linear regression algorithm against my meetup data set.

Remy Sharp10/09/14
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WordPress -> Ghost -> Harp (part 2)

I wrote about moving away from WordPress to Ghost and then to Harp in part 1, this post details some of the specifics of my blog's implementation.

Dave Fecak10/09/14
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How To Get a Job in a Different City

Unless a candidate is considered superlative, non-local applicants are not always given the same level of attention as locals. Why might remoteness impact interview decisions (even in a tight market), and how can the potential for negative bias be minimized?

Mark Needham10/09/14
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R: Deriving a new data frame column based on containing string

I’ve been playing around with R data frames a bit more and one thing I wanted to do was derive a new column based on the text contained in the existing column.

Michael Palermo10/08/14
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IsPrime Function in JavaScript

The following code sample illustrates how to use JavaScript to determine if a number provided is a prime number or not. In this example, the number is hardcoded in the JavaScript. You can edit this and experiment with other values at the isPrime at CodePen

Victor Savkin10/08/14
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Add CSS Encapsulation to Your Favorite MV* Framework

CSS encapsulation is one of my favorite features coming to the Web platform. And though it is not supported by the majority of the browsers today, it is pretty easy to polyfil.

Erich Styger10/08/14
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RingBuffer Component with Put/Get/Clear Events

Sometimes I have a good idea how to extend one of my Processor Expert components with an extra feature, but then I step back because why implementing more than I need at the moment? Using the CDE (Component Development Environment) of Processor Expert makes it very easy to such additional events:

Alec Noller10/08/14
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Dev of the Week: Vladimir Šor

Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community to catch up and find out what he or she is working on now and what's coming next. This week we're talking to Vladimir Šor, co-founder and CTO of Plumbr.

Alec Noller10/08/14
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The Best of DZone: Sep. 30 - Oct. 7

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include a tutorial for getting started with Play Framework 2.3.4, a look at ARM mbed, a developer's guide to data science, the rise and fall of NoSQL, and more.

Mark Needham10/08/14
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R: Filtering data frames by column type ('x' must be numeric)

I’ve been working through the exercises from An Introduction to Statistical Learning and one of them required you to create a pair wise correlation matrix of variables in a data frame.

Allan Kelly10/08/14
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Estimates or #NoEstimates? That is the question

Maybe it is a navel gazing exercise for agile-folk but it does seem to be the reoccurring theme. And I can’t get over this feeling that some of my peers think I’m a bit stupid for continuing to support estimates.

John Cook10/08/14
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The great reformulation of algebraic geometry

At the Heidelberg Laureate Forum I had a chance to interview John Tate. In his remarks below, Tate briefly comments on his early work on number theory and cohomology. Most of the post consists of his comments on the work of Alexander Grothendieck.

Michael Mainguy10/08/14
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Why OSX sucks and you should use Ubuntu instead

OK, I confess, I use OSX almost exclusively and have for a number of years now. I love the hardware, but the OS and specifically it's lack of a software package management tool has just a level of suckyness that irritates me.

Tom Howlett10/07/14
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Could we really be so wrong?

I hear developers talking of Right and Wrong. What would happen if we got better at describing Cost and Value?