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Aleksey Novik06/06/14
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Really Understanding Javascript Closures

This post will explain in a simple way how Javascript Closures work.

Kin Lane06/06/14
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I Cannot Sit Idly By As Technology Marches Forward

I may not have the stamina and fortitude to continue for decades, but I cannot just sit idly by as technology blindly marches forward. I have to understand how it all works and push back, hoping to influence the course we take.

John Sonmez06/06/14
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Killing the Cynic

A lot of people are cynical. Well, we tend to be pretty cynical as a culture. Whenever someone does something, we tend to sneer them and we tend to talk about why things can’t work.

Whitney Baker06/06/14
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Version Control Best Practices from Rainforest

Their message boils down to committing often, writing descriptive commit messages, making branching a logical process and making sure to have other eyes on your work.

Mike Bushong06/05/14
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Formula 1 Tips for Leaders and Managers

There is a phenomenon common in many vehicular sports that occurs when the driver’s gaze is focused too near the front of the vehicle. With the field of vision narrowed, the pace at which the world around you moves seems to speed up.

John Esposito06/05/14
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Interviews from the ALM Forum: Like SETI@home, but For Your Builds

So there's a bunch of cool scientific research projects that use hundreds of thousands of users' free CPU cycles for saving lives, finding aliens, whatever. But everyday development needs lots of computing power too. What if you could use the same distributed system for builds?

John Sonmez06/05/14
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3 Simple Techniques to Make APIs Easier to Use and Understand

How many times have you tried to use an API only to find that you had to fill in some ridiculous number of parameters with values that you had no idea about? If you’ve ever done Windows programming and had to call into some of the Win32 APIs, I’m sure you’ve experienced this pain.

Sony Arouje06/05/14
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My home entertainment network with NAS and Raspberry Pi

This post explains how different devices in my home connect via Wi-Fi and provide an easy way of streaming media contents. In this setup I create a playlist in one location (NAS) and all other devices can consume it.

Valeri Karpov06/05/14
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The Future of MongooseJS

While the changes in 3.9.0 were relatively minor, they open the door to getting some interesting features into 4.0. Here are some of the high-level features I think should make it in to 4.0:

John Sonmez06/05/14
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You Never Really Learn Something Until You Teach It

As software developers we spend a large amount of time learning. There is always a new framework or technology to learn. It can seem impossible to keep up with everything when there is something new every day.

Michael Sahota06/05/14
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Stop Using Agile as a Whip and Shield

I hate “Agile” Initiatives because of the damage they usually cause. The problem is that when people start thinking that “Agile” is the goal they start to use “Agile” as a Whip or a Shield.

Venkatt Guhesan06/05/14
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Cross-Browser Testing for WebSockets

So how do we test for both WebSockets and MozWebSocket? Here’s how:

Alec Noller06/04/14
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Dev of the Week: Jakub Holý

Every week here and in our newsletter, 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 Jakub Holý, solution engineer at Iterate AS in Oslo, Norway.

Whitney Baker06/04/14
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Streamlining Freelance Productivity with 1-person Scrum

"So this post is kind of a tutorial for anyone that feels they could earn better money with less time spent working. I wish I read (or more importantly followed) these directions when I was still freelancing."

Peter Zaitsev06/04/14
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Do not trust vmstat IOwait numbers

I’ve been running a benchmark today on my old test box with conventional hard drives (no raid with BBU) and noticed something unusual in the CPU utilization statistics being reported.