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Alec Noller06/25/14
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Dev of the Week: Mike Driscoll

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 Mike Driscoll, Python programmer, author, and founder of the Python user group in Iowa.

Luis Aguilar06/25/14
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Wishing For A Lazier Underscore

Sometimes the day of a developer gets awfully complicated. One of my less favorite moments are those when you have used a library for most of your project and then you realize you need things from it it was not designed to do.

Mike Bushong06/25/14
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SDN and Organizational Grease

Friction in any ecosystem is greatest at the boundaries between elements. When two things must work together to perform a task, the act of coordinating comes with some overhead.

Matt Butcher06/24/14
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The Best Keyboard Hack Ever

There's a key on my keyboard that I have spent most of my typing career learning not to press. Right next to A and right above Shift, it seems impossible to avoid. It MAKES ME SOUND ANGRY when I'm not.

Erich Styger06/24/14
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Finding Settings in Processor Expert Components

Processor Expert components are making things very easy to configure: go a component, use the component inspector and change a setting. However, with the devices getting more and more complex, the list of settings or properties get longer and longer. To the point that it is hard to find a setting.

Henrik Warne06/23/14
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Switching from Java to Python: First Impressions

Three months ago I changed jobs, and in the process switched from Java to Python. Here are the differences that have stood out for me since making the switch. I am not a Java-programmer, or a Python-programmer. I am a programmer, period. There are differences, but Python and Java have more in common than what sets them apart.

Chase Seibert06/23/14
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Debugging an IE7 browser crash (manual git bisect)

Every once in a while, you have to put in a heroic effort to diagnose a bug. When you finally figure it out, you want to run around the office singing “We are the champions”, even if it turns out to be a trivial issue. Because that doesn’t mean it took a trivial amount of effort.

Mike Bushong06/23/14
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The re-emergence of the Operating System

None of us should be surprised when the industry starts talking a bit more broadly about the role of the operating system going forward.

Mike Bushong06/20/14
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Network Autonomy: Feedback Defined Networking

If nothing else, SDN in whatever definition you like, is giving us the concept of a programmable network. And what use is programming a network if all you use it for is to automate basic configuration information?

Raymond Camden06/20/14
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ColdFusion UI The Right Way: HTML version

Back when Adam Cameron and I launched the ColdFusion UI - The Right Way project, I mentioned that initially we would accept submissions from the community to build out the content before releasing an actual readable version. Earlier this week I got off my rear and actually built a process to make this happen.

Steven Lott06/20/14
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The Swift Programming Language

Swift lowers the bar for entry to the iOS market. Does it also lower the bar for Mac OS X?

Luis Aguilar06/19/14
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Why is Node.js so Popular?

Basically EVERYONE is talking about it right now. But, really, why has it become so popular all of a sudden? Sounds like yet another web technology like any other else, right? Well, in a nutshell... (continue reading)

Erich Styger06/19/14
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Updated Freedom Board Logic Analyzer with DMA

Question: How to build a low-cost logic open source logic analyzer for less than $15? Answer: combine the Freedom KL25Z board with OLS!

David Winterbottom06/19/14
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Continuously rebuild your project

New developers joining a project will often find that the project won't build cleanly on their machine, and hours of time will be sunk into setting up the project so work can start. Counter this by using continuous integration to build your project from scratch.

Mike Bushong06/19/14
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How networking's "per port" discussion will change over the next 3 years

When people talk about pricing and switch sizes today, answers are usually framed up in some derivative of the per-port discussion