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Mike Cottmeyer12/20/13
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How to Achieve Shared Understanding When Scaling Agile

Agile practices as described in the literature are suitable for small co-located teams focused on a single product. These small co-located teams quickly and efficiently establish a shared understanding of a project, the customer, and the architecture they are working within.

Davy Suvee12/19/13
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Running Along the Graph Using Neo4J Spatial and Gephi

When the author started running some years ago, he bought a Garmin Forerunner 405, a device that tracks GPS coordinates while you're running. In this article, you will learn how to store, query, and visualize such data using a Neo4j Spatial datastore and Gephi.

Dan Kuebrich12/19/13
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Beyond Averages

Traditionally we aggregate our data into summary statistics like averages or percentiles. In order to truly understand our systems, we need to know when and how to sidestep those abstractions, to get deep, detailed performance insight.

Aliza Earnshaw12/19/13
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DevOps Team? No. DevOps Toolchain? Yes.

Though it’s common to hear people talking about “DevOps teams” — or see job postings for “DevOps” — to leaders of this technology movement, the phrase is like the sound of fingernails on a chalkboard. So why do those in the know freely talk about a DevOps toolchain? It’s because a common toolchain helps developers and IT operations people work together more collaboratively to achieve the goals of the business.

Marc Löffler12/19/13
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10 More Things to Drive Your Scrum Master Crazy

It’s been a long time since I wrote “10 things to drive your Scrum Master crazy” and it’s about time to give you some new weapons. So, here they are:

Mike Cottmeyer12/19/13
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Are We Solving The Right Problem?

It’s been a funny transition the past few years as agile has gone more and more mainstream. You used to have to start every talk with an explanation of the Agile Manifesto… you don’t have to do that anymore, people generally get it.

Leigh Shevchik12/19/13
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Computer Architecture Has Hit a Power Wall

Ben Hindman's talk set out to define the ‘future stack’ by taking a deep dive into the evolution and future of computing architecture.

Lukas Eder12/19/13
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Add LATERAL Joins or CROSS APPLY to Your SQL Tool Chain

SQL features have a unique trait that few other languages have. They are obscure to those who don’t know them, as every language feature introduces a new syntax with new keywords. In this case: APPLY and LATERAL.

Ralf Quebbemann12/19/13
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Useful Subversion Pre-Commit Hook Script for Linux Servers

Looking for useful subversion pre-commit hooks? Maybe this script is for you. It's a Linux bash shell script and also makes use of python.

Mitch Pronschinske12/18/13
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Dev Tech That Will be HOT in 2014

A lot of developer tools and technologies have taken off this year, and some have been around for a while but are now poised for large-scale adoption. This article lists 30+ dev tools and technologies that I think are going to be big in 2014.

Allen Coin12/18/13
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Dev of the Week: Peter Zaitsev

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 Peter Zaitsev, MySQL performance specialist and Founder, CEO of Percona.

Zac Gery12/18/13
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Identifying Loss Aversion in Software Design

There are many facets to software design. A common example is loss aversion, which refers to "people's tendency to strongly prefer avoiding losses to acquiring gains." Armed with this knowledge, more informed decisions are possible throughout the software development cycle. The following list details a few examples where loss aversion can play a role in software development:

Davy Suvee12/18/13
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New Tinkerpop Blueprints for MongoDB and Datomic: Graphs, Graphs, Graphs

Recently, Datablend open-sourced two new Tinkerpop Blueprints implementations: blueprints-mongodb-graph and blueprints-datomic-graph. Tinkerpop is an open source project that provides an entire stack of technologies within the Graph Database space.

Alec Noller12/18/13
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Hortonworks vs. Cloudera: Hadoop-er Than Thou?

This article looks at the recent mud-slinging (if you can call it that) going on between Hortonworks and Cloudera. It's got to be good news for Hadoop, at least, and it highlights the widespread influence of the open-source Big Data framework.

Arthur Charpentier12/18/13
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Data News: "Programming with Big Data in R," and More

This installment of Arthur Charpentier's data science-related links includes the "Programming with Big Data in R" project, an analysis of matches and mismatches in picture recognition software, and a free ebook on data mining applications with R.