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Bill Armstrong10/03/12
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Sitdown with Tim Cunningham: Git Version Control; The Future of Cloud and Mobile

Tim Cunningham, Vice President of IDMI, joined our host Anthony Pompliano to discuss his presentation on Git Version Control at NC Dev Con 2012 along with his thoughts on the future of mobile and cloud development.

Giorgio Sironi10/01/12
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The Pomodoro updates

New experiences with the Pomodoro Technique, personal backlogs and an Agile team.

Jez Humble09/28/12
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John Allspaw Discusses DevOps and Continuous Delivery

John Allspaw is the SVP of Tech Operations at Etsy, and is the author of The Art of Capacity Planning and Web Operations published by O’Reilly.

Jacob Orshalick09/27/12
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Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore DevOps

If you haven’t started looking at DevOps in your organization, I highly recommend you do. Not only will it keep you competitive, but it may be the key factor to differentiating your organization from the rest of the market.

Giorgio Sironi09/26/12
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Erlang: functions (part 1)

Recursion, anonymous functions and what is this Y combinator everyone is talking about.

Frank Kelly09/25/12
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Book review of "Software Estimation"

Published over 6 years ago "Software Estimation" by Steve McConnell is a great read. As a practitioner of the agile arts I must say in reading it now this book seems like the last great attempt to "fix" waterfall and "big design up front" (BDUF) methodologies which were known for their very distinct big phases of requirements, design, development, testing and release.

Giorgio Sironi09/24/12
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Development of Latex documents

I found out that you can apply to authoring Latex documents many concepts and principles (e.g. an automated build) that you know as Agile and Lean practices.

Mitch Pronschinske09/20/12
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Fail Faster! It Helps!

A new version of Go, the Continuous Delivery managment tool by ThoughtWorks Studios, is up for grabs today with a feature that is going to help package the right versions of your components and eliminate spurious builds.

Jim Bird09/20/12
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Technical Debt – When Do You Have To Pay It Off?

What happens when “sometime in the future” is now? How much debt is too much to carry? When do you have to pay if off?

Giorgio Sironi09/19/12
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Erlang: build and test

Now it's time to take a more rigorous approach and develop some testing capabilities before going on.

Dalip Mahal09/18/12
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Bug Tracker Hell

Whether you call it a defect or bug or change request or issue or enhancement you need an application to record and track the life-cycle of these problems. For brevity, let's call it the Bug Tracker.

Giorgio Sironi09/17/12
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Errors: part of the learning curve

Strategies to avoid runtime errors, one of the largest time-sucker in programming.

Eric Gregory09/17/12
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Ask DZ: What You Wish You Had Known 2 Years Ago

What is one piece of coding advice that you wish you could pass on to the 2010 version of you? Is there a language you wish you'd known, or a line of code that would've made your life simpler?

Matthias Marschall09/16/12
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Devops Protocols

We all know that protocols are an essential building block of our craft. So why not apply the ‘protocol’ idea to Devops? Let’s try and see how the idea of protocols can help us improve the adoption of a Devops culture.

Jim Bird09/08/12
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Fixing Bugs - If You Can't Reproduce a Bug, You Can't Fix It

Reproducing the problem first gives you the confidence that you aren’t wasting your time and that you actually fixed the right issue. Trying to reproduce the problem should almost always be your first step.