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Mike Bushong08/17/14
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Visualization Tools for Network Engineers

Networking is a visual field. In fact, we can generalize and say all of IT is. Come to think of it, is there a technical field that isn’t? In this post, I’ll cover a handful of visualization tools that have recently helped me think through and communicate difficult Network Engineering stuff.

John Cook08/15/14
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What would Donald Knuth do?

I’ve seen exhortations to think like Leonardo da Vinci or Albert Einstein, but these leave me cold. I can’t imagine thinking like either of these men. But here are a few famous computer scientists I could imagine emulating when trying to solve a problem. What would you add to the list?

Johanna Rothman08/15/14
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Agile Bootcamp Talk Posted on Slideshare

I posted my slides for my Agile 2014 talk, Agile Projects, Program & Portfolio Management: No Air Quotes Required on Slideshare. It’s a bootcamp talk, so the majority of the talk is making sure that people understand the basics about projects. Walk before you run. That part.

Mike Cottmeyer08/15/14
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Agile Chronicles (Composite Stories) - Agile Artifacts - Ephemeral v. Enduring Value

During retrospection, when evaluating the quality and value of our artifacts for Epic, Feature and Story decomposition a common theme for our scrum teams is that these artifacts are by design barely sufficient and as such are ephemeral and provide no enduring value.

Victor Savkin08/15/14
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Using Trello for Your Personal Productivity System

I like this system because I find the visual aspect very important. It gives me a sense of accomplishment, which I value. Since most of what I do is creative work, fighting procrastination and “resistance” is high on my list of priorities, and visual tools help me with that.

Mark Needham08/14/14
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R: Grouping by two variables

In my continued playing around with R and meetup data I wanted to group a data table by two variables – day and event – so I could see the most popular day of the week for meetups and which events we’d held on those days.

Mike Cottmeyer08/14/14
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Aggressive Decoupling of Scrum Teams

What does aggressive decoupling look like?

Mike Bushong08/14/14
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Is your career a destination or a journey?

When most people think about their careers, they tend to think 5 years out and picture the job they would like to have. This works well when you know with precision where you want to be, but what happens if your future isn’t quite so certain?

Trevor Parsons08/14/14
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How D3 can help you build effective data visualizations

This post will show the value of D3 in doing this manipulation during resizing of different elements and that there are other steps we can take to be clever in designing and developing graphs.

Rob J Hyndman08/14/14
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What not to say in a job interview

I’ve interviewed a few people for jobs at Monash University, and there’s always someone who comes out with something surprising. Here are some real examples.

Alec Noller08/13/14
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Dev of the Week: Markus Winand

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 Markus Winand, author, trainer, and coach specializing in helping developers deal with SQL performance issues.

Alec Noller08/13/14
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The Best of DZone: August 5 - 12

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include the meaning of Google's source code release, how to combine D3 with AngularJS, rules of thumb for MongoDB schema design, the release of DZone's Unit Testing Checklist, and more!

John Sonmez08/13/14
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How to Negotiate Your Salary

I’m often surprised how many software developers neglect to do any salary negotiations at all or make a single attempt at negotiating their salary and then give up and take whatever is offered. Here's how you should do it.

Raymond Camden08/13/14
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Centering a Google Map on America

Earlier this morning I was building a Google Map demo for a client and I needed to center a Google Map on America. There are a couple ways of doing this and I thought I'd share them along with some screen shots so you can see the results.

Ricci Gian Maria08/13/14
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Git submodule update error: Permission Denied Publickey

It could happen when you clone a Git Repository with submodules, issuing a git submodule update command, that you are prompted with this error error.