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Ayende Rahien11/09/14
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Career Planning: Disaster Recovery

One of the more important things that you have to remember is that you should always be ready for failure. As developers, we are used to thinking about stuff like that in our code, but this is true for real life as well.

Ajitesh Kumar11/09/14
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Learn R: Hello World with R

This article represents some of the basic concepts you need to understand in order to write a Hello world using the R programming language.

Alec Noller11/08/14
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Leave us a Comment: What Are You Working On?

Developers have a tendency to work a lot. Maybe your job is a grueling nine-to-five torture, or maybe it's a dream come true. Either way, there's a good chance that you go home and keep working on something of your own. Well, we want to hear about it! Leave a comment and let us know what you're working on.

John Cook11/07/14
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How well does sample range estimate range?

I’ve been doing some work with Focused Objective lately, and today the following question came up in our discussion. If you’re sampling from a uniform distribution, how many samples do you need before your sample range has an even chance of covering 90% of the population range?

Mike Driscoll11/06/14
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PyWin32: How to Get an Application’s Version Number

This article will show you how to check an application version number on Windows. This can be helpful if you need to check if key software needs to be upgraded or perhaps you need to make sure it hasn’t been upgraded because some other application requires the older version.

Brian Swartzfager11/06/14
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Task-based web browsing: Grunt and the grunt-open plugin

So in the directory where this Gruntfile.js lives, I just have to type "grunt webhumor' in the command, and Grunt will open the appropriate sites. Not a huge timesaver, but kinda cool.

Rob Galanakis11/06/14
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Technical Debt Takes Many Forms

Most people are familiar with “technical debt” in terms of code or architectural problems that slow down development. There are other forms of technical debt, though, that can be overlooked.

Erich Styger11/06/14
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Engineering Joke of the Week: The Tunnel

I’m a believer that engineers not only need to act in a professional and ethical way, but they have to have a sense of humor too. For that reason I have the tradition to tell my class (almost) every semester week a joke or fun story with an engineering background. I have been asked to share the fun story from this week, so here we go...

Paul Hammant11/05/14
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Presenting on Trunk-based Development at the Perforce MERGE Conference

This was a month ago at Perforce’s MERGE 2014 conference, but the videos are up now, so you can watch it too. Of many case studies that I have, I detailed one where a hedge-bet on the order of releases paid off. Not that the client knew they were hedge-betting at the outset, that’s just the reality of Trunk Based Development, Feature Toggles / build switches, and Branch by Abstraction.

John Walter11/05/14
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Dev of the Week: Markus Eisele

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 Markus Eisele, Developer Advocate at Red Hat.

John Walter11/05/14
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The Best of DZone: Oct. 28 - Nov. 4

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include a glimpse to the future in IoT, an overview of the Lollipop API change, a tutorial for converting your legacy code, and the details of W3C's HTML5 recommendation.

Dan Wilson11/05/14
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The Top 5 Things You are Doing Today to Hinder Scalability

At the CFSummit 2014, I presented on The Top 5 Things You are Doing Today to Hinder Scalability. The presentation was well received by the audience. You can review the slide deck here:

Allan Kelly11/05/14
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Dialogue Sheets Update (1 of 2)

It has been a while since I’ve written about Dialogue Sheets here - or indeed anywhere else. So here is a quick update and a request for some guinea pigs - I have ideas for new sheets but I need some teams to try them out.

Ayende Rahien11/04/14
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Career planning: What is your path?

As discussed in the previous post, a lot of developers move to management positions at some point in their careers. Now let's turn this around, instead of asking what is going on in the industry, let’s check what is going on with you. In particular, do you have a career plan at all?

Robert Nyman11/04/14
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The editors I've been using--which one is your favorite?

The other day when I wrote about Vim and how to get started with it, I got a bit nostalgic with the editors I’ve been using over the years. Therefore, I thought I’d list the editors I’ve been using over the years. It would be very interesting and great if you’d like to share in the comments which editor you are using, and why you prefer it! Or with which editor you started your developer career!