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Curtis Lassam08/23/14
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Cube Drone #2: Nyan

From software developer Curtis Lassam (who writes about comics and code) comes a comic series called Cube Drone. This is Cube Drone #2: Nyan.

Kin Lane08/22/14
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Sorry Google, Your Programming Test Is Not A Valid Measurement Of My Skills

I understand that you have to qualify large number of folks, at your very algorithmic-centric company, but when it comes to measuring what I do, a programming test isn’t a thing.

Giuseppe Vettigli08/22/14
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Quick HDF5 with Pandas

HDF5 is a format designed to store large numerical arrays of homogenous type. It cames particularly handy when you need to organize your data models in a hierarchical fashion and you also need a fast way to retrieve the data. Pandas implements a quick and intuitive interface for this format and in this post will shortly introduce how it works.

Abby Fichtner08/22/14
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Why We Need to Teach Kids to Code

Coding (computer programming) is the art of creating anything from computer games and iPhone apps to computational models that help us improve health care. As our kids grow up, this ability to code will become as fundamental as reading and writing to their success, regardless of what occupation they ultimately choose.

Nikita Salnikov...08/22/14
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Classloading and locking

This post is inspired by Pierre-Hugues Charbonneau’s article on how loading non-existing classes can severely hurt your performance. This brought back memories from a debugging session where the same problem surfaced a bit differently.

Chen Harel08/22/14
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Route 53 Benchmark: The New AWS Geolocation's Surprising Results

How to choose between Geolocation and Latency routing? We tested DNS configurations across multiple EC2 regions using AWS Route 53 to find out

Chandra Munagavalasa08/22/14
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Maximize your Customer Value – Think Lean, Go Lean and Stay Lean

Lean is more than just minimizing waste. A popular misconception of Lean is that it is suited only for manufacturing. In this article I will be discussing non-value added process and implementing Lean in software development.

Derwyn Harris08/21/14
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The Need To Review The Agile Manifesto

Since the Agile Manifesto was published in 2001 much has changed. It's time to rethink yesterday’s manifesto in a new light and deconstruct which concepts were home runs and which still need to evolve.

Eric Minick08/21/14
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The argument for testing performance in production

Performance testing still has its place. It’s awesome for existing applications when looking for changes that degrade performance, and for major application launches where the scalability absolutely has to be right the first time.

Ayende Rahien08/21/14
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Question 6 is a trap, a very useful one

In my interview questions, I give candidates a list of 6 questions. They can either solve 3 questions from 1 to 5, or they can solve question 6. Question 6 requires that you create an index for a 15 TB CSV file, and allow efficient searching on it. While questions 1 – 5 are basically gate keeper questions.

Michael Crump08/21/14
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My Angular App is Broken after Upgrading to the Latest Beta

I have been experimenting with AngularJS for a couple of months. After upgrading to 1.3.0-beta.18, I noticed the following code didn't work. I was previously using the latest stable build which is 1.2.22 as shown below:

Robert Diana08/21/14
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Geek Reading August 20, 2014

These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques.

Alec Noller08/20/14
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The Best of DZone: August 12 - 19

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include avoding Hibernate anemia, MongoDB at MachineShop, the release of Android Studio 0.8.6, part 3 of a series on MongoDB schema design, and the second set of AngularJS interview questions.

Gil Allouche08/20/14
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Hadoop 101: An Explanation of the Hadoop Ecosystem

Hadoop is not a single piece of technology. It's composed of an entire ecosystem of tools companies can choose from to create their big data solution

Cal Evans08/20/14
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Learn from NO

Most companies have some variation of the same process for interviewing developers. There are a myriad of reasons for the candidate to say No. The important thing is for you to learn from their NO.