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Paul Hammant07/10/14
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Browsing QML instead of HTML

HTML's a mess, I think. A SAX form handing off to a YACC form that can be escaped within the former. CSS has turned out to be a whole PhD subject on its own. What if we could start over? What would that look like?

Peter Pilgrim07/10/14
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Is TDD Dead Or Alive?

This blog post is for those of you who are unaware that there is a major debate in contemporary software development happening now, today. People have been wondering about the value of Test-Driven Development (TDD) for a long while

Erich Styger07/10/14
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Step-by-Step: Updating OSBDM/OSJTAG Debug Firmware

While new Freescale boards come with the OpenSDA debug firmware, I still students using boards with the OSBDM/OSJTAG.

Mark Needham07/10/14
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R/plyr: ddply – Error in vector(type, length) : vector: cannot make a vector of mode ‘closure’.

In my continued playing around with plyr’s ddply function I was trying to group a data frame by one of its columns and return a count of the number of rows with specific values and ran into a strange (to me) error message.

Mark Needham07/10/14
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R/plyr: ddply – Error in vector(type, length) : vector: cannot make a vector of mode ‘closure’.

In my continued playing around with plyr’s ddply function I was trying to group a data frame by one of its columns and return a count of the number of rows with specific values and ran into a strange (to me) error message.

Johanna Rothman07/09/14
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Pragmatic Manager Posted: Standup or Handoff

If you are near the Boston area, this Thursday, July 10, and want to see some sparks fly—or at least engage in lively debate—come to the Agile New England meeting July 10.

Kin Lane07/09/14
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Nothing Happens Until I Write It Down

How much of history do we retain from written accounts? If we don’t write history down, it doesn't happen—now we generate reality partially through online publishing.

Andreas Kollegger07/09/14
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From the Neo4j Community: Best of June 2014

The Neo4j community once again posted tons graph-tastic stuff this past month from awesome articles to great GraphGists. Here are a few of our favorites from the Neo4j community in June:

Alec Noller07/09/14
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The Best of DZone: July 1 - 8

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include dynamic CSS classes with SASS, deploying a RabbitMQ cluster on Google Compute Engine, why you should stop unit testing database code, what makes a good programmer, and more.

Benjamin Ball07/09/14
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The Only Introduction to Reactive Programming You Need

So you're heard about Functional Reactive Programming (FRP) but you're not entirely sure what it is. Well, welcome to the club, it's only populated by everyone. It's notoriously difficult to explain what exactly FRP is, and how you go about implementing it.

Lorna Mitchell07/09/14
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View Only Headers with Curl

When working with curl, it can give lots of excellent and detailed information, but sometimes it is too much! Today I'm fiddling with the caching headers on a client's application, so I'm only interested in seeing the headers and not the body of the response.

Mike Bushong07/09/14
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Is the Enterprise Datacenter a Dying Breed?

There is no question that many of our applications will move to the cloud. Pure economics will drive that. But at the same time there will continue to be resistance for a long time to come to move certain applications and data into the cloud.

Abby Fichtner07/08/14
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Why "Hacker?"

As a self-taught programmer, the most inspirational book for me in my early years, what really made me want to be a coder and never look back, was Steven Levy’s Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution.

Mike Bushong07/08/14
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Explicitly-defined failure domains in the datacenter

While the bulk of the networking industry’s focus is on CapEx and automation, the two major trends driving changes in these areas will have a potentially greater impact on that which matters most: availability.

Ariya Hidayat07/08/14
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Extracting Parts of Git Repository and Keeping the History

For maintenance purposes, it is often beneficial to separate projects into their own projects. Furthermore, the commit history for the extracted project should not be lost. With Git, this can be achieved using git-subtree.