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Jay Fields06/10/12
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Is Productivity Killing Your Creativity?

I'm a multi-tasking machine. I am the worlds most productive man, or so I liked to pretend.

Douglas Rathbone06/07/12
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Continuous Integration Tip #2 – Using App_offline.htm in Your Build

Deploying in an automated fashion using Continuous Integration doesn’t happen instantly, and depending on the size of your application, your continuous integration deployment can get caught in a state of unknown/in-between if a user visits your application half way through deployment.

Johannes Brodwall06/07/12
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Use Scrum Even If You Don't Want To Be Agile

Instead of criticizing these organizations of “agile heresy”, I would instead like to offer some useful experience from Scrum, even if the word “agile” doesn’t appeal to you.

Douglas Rathbone06/06/12
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Continuous Integration Tip #1 – FTP Deployment

Having a good Continuous Integration setup can be one of the highlights of any developers daily grind. Regardless, it can be seen as almost pointless if your automated deployment setup still needs a physical person to upload the files to your server if it is offsite. Adding FTP/SFTP to your CI process is the solution to this.

Giorgio Sironi06/06/12
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Lean Tools: Queuing Theory

Queuing theory applies to computer systems and webservers that accept a large number of requests, but also to organizations and development teams.

Kief Morris06/04/12
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Describing Continuous Delivery (Without Using the Term)

DeMarco isn’t recommending specific methodologies like Agile, but this is a pretty good business oriented description of Continuous Delivery without continuous (production) deployment.

John Esposito06/04/12
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How AMD's Heterogeneous Systems Architecture Works, and How to Learn More

Recently Anand Lai Shimpi hosted a community Q&A with Manju Hegde, Corporate VP of Heterogeneous Applications and Developer Solutions at AMD. The topic: Heterogeneous Systems Architecture, the standards-based, AMD-led effort to ease development of heterogeneous systems, especially CPU+GPU systems. Normally I'd just send you over to that most excellent Q&A -- but in this case the questions are so good, and Manju's answers so thorough, that you might not have a chance to read everything. So here's a detailed summary, with links to more in-depth resources:

Douglas Rathbone06/03/12
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Another Look at Continuous Delivery/Continuous Deployment

I’ve spoken to a lot of people about Continuous Delivery/Deployment over the years and a lot of the time i hear that the amount of time that it takes to implement it into a project is a cost their managers are simply not willing to allow them to incur. This is ludicrous.

Ayobami Adewole06/01/12
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Don't Build the Software, Let the Users do it

Most software applications fail to meet the end users needs, simply because often at times the users are not carried along in the development process...

Giorgio Sironi05/30/12
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Lean tools: Pull systems

Think like a supermarket: let customers and developers pull your stories.

Mitch Pronschinske05/29/12
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DZone 2012 Community Survey - Gift Cards up for Grabs!

Each year we like to pick your brain to help us make things even better at DZone, and in return we are offering up one $100 and two $50 Amazon gift cards to randomly selected DZone members who respond to our annual survey.

Kief Morris05/28/12
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The Build Monkey Antipattern

A common pattern in software development teams is to have a person who owns the build system. While it’s normal for some team members to have a deeper understanding of these things than others, it’s not a good idea for the knowledge and responsibility for the build to become overly concentrated in one person.

Ranjib Dey05/27/12
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Comparing the Flavors of Config Managment: Chef, Puppet, etc.

Interesting developments are now happening around how you model your system, how you percieve configuration, and whether you correlate the state of an infrastructure with its configuration.

James Betteley05/24/12
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Upcoming Events on Gradle, Jenkins, CD, DevOps, and more

Here’s a bunch of upcoming talks, courses, conferences, things and stuff, which I reckon might be worth checking out.

Alexander Beletsky05/23/12
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Github for Windows Now Available

Alexander Beletsky does a quick overview of what's coming up in the GitHub for Windows build that was recently released by the GitHub team.