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Kevin Daly09/30/14
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Don't fall in love with your own code!

Don't fall into the trap of falling in love with your own code.

Rob Galanakis09/30/14
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Keeping talented employees

I’m normally not a fan of reducing human behavior to a list like this, but it seems pretty complete, and the words resonated.

Bozhidar Bozhanov09/29/14
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Load-Testing Guidelines

Load-testing is not trivial. It’s often not just about downloading JMeter or Gatling, recording some scenarios and then running them. It’s good to be reminded of some things that can potentially waste time.

Mark Needham09/29/14
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R: ggplot - Plotting multiple variables on a line chart

In my continued playing around with meetup data I wanted to plot the number of members who join the Neo4j group over time. I wanted to plot the actual count alongside a rolling average for which I created the following data frame:

Jim Bird09/29/14
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Can Static Analysis replace Code Reviews?

Until more developers get more training and understand more about how to write secure software, we will all need to lean on static analysis (and dynamic analysis) security testing tools to catch vulnerabilities. But static analysis isn't a substitute for code reviews.

Dmitriy Setrakyan09/29/14
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One-Phase-Commit: Fast Transactions For In-Memory Caches

By ensuring that all objects participating in a transaction are mapped to the same logical partition, we can remove the whole "prepare" phase from the distributed commit protocol, thus converting the standard 2-Phase-Commit into very light weight 1-Phase-Commit transactions.

Dave Rooney09/28/14
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How to Enable Estimate-Free Development

Most of us have been there... the release or sprint planning meeting to goes on and on and on and on. It doesn't have to be like that!

Darrell Burgan09/27/14
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The NoSQL Advice I Wish Someone Had Given Me

In this article, I hope to share some of these lessons with you and give you the practical advice I wish someone would have given me before I started. So here goes.

Michael Sahota09/26/14
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Letting Go of Agile (Culture)

This post is about how we may accidentally harm organizations with Agile and how we can let go so that we may succeed.

Allan Kelly09/26/14
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Nightmare on Agile Street 2: Managed Agile

Blow me down, its happening again… I’m awake. I’m wet, its a cold sweat. Its the small hours of the morning and the dream is horrid....

Anh Tuan Nguyen09/26/14
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Agile is a simple topic

Let's face it, being pure isn't about what you have, it is about what you don't! Pure gold has nothing but gold that's why it is super valuable. We should build our teams on developers, code and business needs. The three pure ingredient of a team, any one taken away and the team is no more.

Johanna Rothman09/26/14
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Projects Where You Can't Predict an End Date

Do you have projects where you can’t predict an end date? These tend to be a job search, a change project, and with a tip of the hat to Cesar Abeid, your life. I like to call these “emergent” projects.

Mike Cottmeyer09/26/14
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Telling Executive Stories

Delivery teams manage and deliver value supported by the tool user stories. While these forms support delivery team conversations well, they are inadequate to support the richer conversation needed by executives to manage investment and value. What forms the basis of these stories?

Rob Galanakis09/25/14
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Two weeks is the worst sprint length

I still prefer one week sprints, which isn’t surprising as I’m an XP advocate. But if a team isn’t able or willing to move to one week sprints, don’t default to two weeks.

Manali Gupta09/25/14
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Choosing the right iteration length in Agile development

Iteration planning plays an important role in agile software development. Iteration, in the context of an agile project, is a time-box during which development takes place, the duration of which may vary from project to project and in most cases is usually of fixed length.