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John Walter11/26/14
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The Best of DZone: Nov. 18 - Nov. 25

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include a look at the Java 9 features, the most important skill for software architects, why automation matters, and why iOS developers should still know Objective-C.

John Walter11/26/14
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Dev of the Week: Max Katz

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 Max Katz, head of Developer Relations for Appery.io.

Jim Bird11/26/14
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Different Ways of Scaling Agile

The major advantage of Agile at scale isn't the ability to react to continuous changes or even to deliver faster or cheaper. It's knowing sooner whether you should keep going, or if you need to keep going, or if you should stop and do something else instead.

Dave Farley11/26/14
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The Reactive Manifesto

The Reactive Manifesto starts from a simple thought. 21st Century problems are not well-served by 20th Century assumptions of software architecture. The game is moving on!

Rob J Hyndman11/26/14
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Visualization of probabilistic forecasts

Of course, for time series fore­casts I nor­mally show pre­dic­tion inter­vals. I pre­fer to use more than one inter­val at a time because it helps con­vey a lit­tle more infor­ma­tion. The default in the fore­cast pack­age for R is to show both an 80% and a 95% inter­val like this:

Paul Hammant11/26/14
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Strong Argumentative Positions

I have long thought that in debates with colleagues (or clients) over a topic/decision that you disagree on, you should go in with your strongest argument(s) only. If you assemble a list different and weaker reasons why you’re right, and the person in disagreement has any authority over you or guile, they will focus on your weakest arguments until the whole debate times out, or you lose energy to continue.

Joost Van Schaik11/26/14
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Executing and Testing Geofencing Background Tasks in Universal Apps

On October 18th the Dutch and Belgian Windows Platform Development communities got together for an event called “Lowlands WPdev 2014”- yours truly was one of the conference organizers, and gave a talk about geofencing.

Gil Zilberfeld11/25/14
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How To Make The Best Decisions

We can get better at it, by making more of them. Learning from mistakes and successes. We can also learn from observing how decisions are made in our different circles, and try to learn how to push a decision through or derail one.

Mike Cottmeyer11/25/14
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The Napoleon Corporal

In my previous post, Replacing Backlog Grooming, I wrote about leveraging a Product Owner (PO) Team instead of the “Scrum” team in Progression Workshops (backlog grooming). It doesn’t matter if you’re doing textbook Scrum or something at scale. Your people still need a shared understanding. If not, you’re going to start seeing a lot of delays and a lot of rework.

Nicolas Frankel11/25/14
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From Vaadin to Docker - A Novice's Journey

I’m a huge Vaadin fan and I’ve created a Github workshop I can demo at conferences. Given the current buzz around Docker, I thought that could be a very good way to make the workshop preparation quicker

John Walter11/25/14
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7 Common Mistakes In Go And When To Avoid Them

Not a generic list of programming mistakes, these are the lessons I wish I learned earlier while developing Go. I’ve spent the past two years developing some of the most popular libraries and applications written in Go.

John Walter11/25/14
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ElectroPi - Open Source Home Automation

I found this video earlier and wanted to share it. Connor Nishijima, creator of the ElectroPi, shows off his open source RaspberryPi-based home automation board and software he's written.

Maneesh Joshi11/24/14
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Top 5 Mobile APM Myths: Myths 3-5

Typically, mobile app developers accept some things they feel they can’t change — ratings, end-to-end visibility, user experience, and so on. However, these can all be avoided and under your control with the right mAPM solution to give you the proper insights to give your users a seamless experience.

Eric Minick11/24/14
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DevOps and the Resurrection of QA

A couple years ago I wrote that QA would be a natural mediator for DevOps discussions at it is traditionally between Dev and Ops, understands Dev’s speed and has concern for release quality that Ops respects. Two things had me convinced that this pattern wouldn’t happen.

Maarten Ectors11/24/14
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Internet of Things Challenges and Opportunities

IoT is one of the biggest potential new revenue streams but also one of the most challenging technical problems we have today.