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DZone Links You Don't Want To Miss (2/11/13)

02.11.2013
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IoC Containers Considered Harmful 
Øyvind Bakksjø is a bit skeptical of where the Java community is heading.  Although he's completely fine with dependency injection, he doesn't think you need a container.

Windows 9 Predictions Already?  
PC world is already making early predictions of what we might see in Windows 9.  Assuming Microsoft assumes Windows 8.  The first prediction on the list–kill that awful Metro desktop.  Second prediction.  Kinect-style motion interfaces.

Groovy JS Music Visualizer   
(I didn't mean Groovy the language, btw) Yet another great HTML5 demo using the Web Audio API and Three.js to show this sweet, moveable visualizer that recognizes the beats in the music.



Leave Copy & Paste Alone!  
This article in defense of copy/paste starts by stating that the DRY principle doesn't necessarily preclude the repetition of code.

20 Free Scrum Project Management Tools   
Who doesn't love free tools?  Not sure if the rankings are for quality, or just random.

Top 10 Open Source Rookies of the Year    
Black Duck Software released a list of the top open source projects that began in 2012.  The scoring was based on activity and project team attributes.

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DBA Reactions 
A fun (and frequently updated) tumblr with gifs giving humorous illustrations to reactions like "When replication stops due to conflicts" and "When I try to read XML."  My favorite is the one below "When Oracle bought MySQL."