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Allan Kelly09/01/14
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Book: Scaling up Excellence

Right now I want to blog about a book because I want to recommend this book. The book is: Scaling Up Excellence by Robert Sutton and Huggy Rao. I hope this book becomes more widely known in the software development community, and particularly those concerned with “Agile” and “Scaling Agile.”

Tracy Vides09/01/14
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6 Copy Writing Secrets from the Masters

Words have the power to bring about revolutions. How do those of master wordsmiths make the world sit up and take notice, while most of ours fall on deaf ears?

Nicolas Frankel09/01/14
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Using exceptions when designing an API

Many knows the tradeoff of using exceptions while designing an application: On one hand, using try-catch block nicely segregates between regular code and exception handling code On the other hand, using exceptions has a definite performance cost for the JVM. This week has proved to me that exception handling in designing an API is a very serious decision.

Kaveh Shahbazian09/01/14
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Two Tales: Object Oriented Programming & Functional Programming

Recently, while crawling in old scrap repositories, I've found something that ironically still makes sense! And that was a different point of view about the relation between OOP (Object Oriented Programming) and FP (Functional Programming).

Robert Diana09/01/14
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Programming Languages Job Trends: Part 2 - August 2014

In part 1 of the programming language job trends, we reviewed Java, C++, C#, Objective C, and Visual Basic. In today’s installment, we review trends for PHP, Python, JavaScript, Ruby, and PERL. Watch for part 3 in the next few days, where we will look at some emerging languages and others gaining steam.

Gerry Claps08/31/14
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3 Simple Steps to Effective Retrospectives

Do you create a list of actions by analyzing the data you collect in your Retrospectives? Read on for 3 simple steps on how to run your Agile Retrospectives.

Gil Zilberfeld08/29/14
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Superman vs. Batman: The Agile Version

I used to be Superman. I could do anything I wanted, and no one would tell me I was wrong. But Superman can be wrong. And when Superman makes a mistake, it can be a crucial mistake for the organization. In short, we don’t need Superman. We need Batman and Robin.

Johanna Rothman08/29/14
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Capacity Planning and the Project Portfolio

If you are considering doing capacity planning on what the teams can do based on their estimation or previous capacity, don’t do it. First, you can’t possibly know based on previous data. Why? Because the teams are interconnected in interesting ways.

Alex Curylo08/28/14
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Project Management: Kanban

So chances are that, should you follow any kind of formalized project management, it’s likely to be a form of Scrum. And if so, we’ll just betcha that you’ll nod along with this piece:

Bob Hartman08/28/14
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Agile Denver Session Notes: Unscaling

For those who attended this week's Agile Denver meetup, here are the slides and some additional resources for you…

Tomasz Nurkiewicz08/28/14
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URL shortener service in 42 lines of code in... Java (?!)

Apparently writing a URL shortener service is the new "Hello, world!" in the IoT/microservice/era world. So my inner anti-hipster asked: how long would it be in Java? But not plain Java, for goodness' sake. Spring Boot with Spring Data Redis are a good starting point. All we need is a simple controller handling GET and POST:

Alec Noller08/27/14
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Dev of the Week: Trisha Gee

Every week, 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 Trisha Gee, developer at 10gen, expert in high performance Java systems, and leader in the London Java Community.

Bill Bejeck08/27/14
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I/O With Files That Aren't Files

Using named pipes enabled me to decrypt and search of 300+ files in roughly 1.5 hours. I also avoided the space issue by never having to land a file on disk. While named pipes aren’t needed every day, they are a useful tool to have in your arsenal.

Alec Noller08/27/14
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The Best of Dzone: August 20 - 27

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include JPA Hibernate alternatives, an explanation of the Hadoop ecosystem, why you shouldn't waste time on code reviews, new features coming in Java 9, a rejection of Google's programming tests, and more.

Mark Needham08/27/14
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R: Rook - Hello world example - 'Cannot find a suitable app in file'

I’ve been playing around with the Rook library and struggled a bit getting a basic Hello World application up and running so I thought I should document it.