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Whitney Baker07/01/14
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On Programmers, Deadlines and Agile

Blogger Michael O. Church wrote a comprehensive post about the culture of programmers in Agile environments, particularly with respect to arbitrary or non-external deadlines.

Sagar H Ganatra07/01/14
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AngularJS: Resolving data services before instantiating the Controller and Template

Look at a scenario where you are using a Search service to get a collection of objects that contain the search string. You can specify the route which will display the search results.

Luis Aguilar07/01/14
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CSS3 Pseudo-headache

Since what I wanted to do was merely style-related, I thought of only using CSS for it. After all, how hard could it be!? RIGHT!?

Rob Galanakis07/01/14
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What Does Your Product Owner Own?

Most product owners I’ve seen in the videogame industry are much closer to project managers than business owners. Their primary job is often the coordination, planning, and prioritization of the cross-team dependencies that the scaled-up nature of game development tends to create.

Ravi Kiran06/30/14
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Using Promises in Node.js Apps

To separate logic of accessing data from the routes, we create separate modules to handle the task of data access. When I started learning Node.js, a common pattern that I saw in some samples to separate the data access logic from routing was as follows:

A. Jesse Jiryu Davis06/30/14
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Resources For Writing About Programming

I led a session about improving our writing skills. I wanted to gather more ideas to supplement my talk and my article on "Writing an Excellent Programming Blog". A half-dozen smart people showed up with tips and links. Here are my notes.

Erich Styger06/30/14
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New Zumo Robot PCB’s Arrived!

As you might have read it already: for the new semester we plan the next generation of Sumo Robots: still based on the Pololu Zumo Chassis, but instead using the FRDM board with the processor, we directly put a Kinetis K20 processor on the board :-).

Whitney Baker06/29/14
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The Best of the Week (June 20): Agile Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Agile Zone (June 20 to June 27). This week's topics include software development terminology, lean startup tools, sprints, estimates and dealing with kids.

John Ferguson Smart06/28/14
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It's Testing, Jim, But Not As We Know It

Behaviour Driven Development is an increasingly popular Agile development practice that turns testing on its head.

Johannes Brodwall06/28/14
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Pair programming with Sankalpa

One of my favorite ways to develop software is to do it together with others. Pair programming has always been a motivating and fun activity for me, but some pairings work better than others.

A. Jesse Jiryu Davis06/27/14
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Write An Excellent Programming Blog

I want you to write. Not just code. Also words. If you're a member of the open source community, you can help us by writing about programming, just as much as by actually programming. And writing helps you, too: you can become better known and promote your ideas. Even more importantly, writing is thinking. There is no more thorough way to understand than to explain in writing.

Erich Styger06/27/14
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Slow 32 kHz Oscillator Startup

In an IoT project I'm using the Freescale KL15Z microcontroller. It worked very well, but some system failed: they need to quickly check sensor signals after power-up. So I instrumented the application to toggle an LED so I can monitor what happens: It was over 400 ms after power-on! Yikes!

Swizec Teller06/27/14
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My New Favourite JavaScript Trick

Using returns and callbacks in the same function. Sounds like crazy talk I know, but hear me out, I have good reason. I think.

Benjamin Ball06/26/14
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Google I/O 2014: Android Meets the Internet of Things with Android Wear, Android Auto, and Google Fit

There was lots of exciting material to be covered during the Google I/O 2014 keynote from San Francisco. But for me, the news I was waiting for centered about Google finally showing off a bit more about Android Wear, and potentially releasing an opponent for Apple's Homekit in the home automation realm.

Mehdi Daoudi06/26/14
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Understanding the Anatomy of a Wireless Connection

Consider your smartphone, the wireless infrastructure it relies on, and the websites it surfs. These parts must work together; and if we understand the reasoning for their designs and functions, and the resulting latencies, it may help us improve mobile experience and better address the growing trend of mobile internet usage.