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John Esposito04/13/12
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Heterogeneous Computing Is Here, Now

AMD just published the session catalog for their upcoming Fusion Developer Summit 2012 -- just a few months after announcing a new, open standard for heterogeneous computing. This resource-ful article will help you catch up on both theoretical and applied aspects of heterogeneous computing, and give you an early taste of the fast-approaching conference.

Mahdi Yusuf04/13/12
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To Script or Not to Script, That is the Question

Mahdi Yusuf offers a few observations about this age-old question.

Chris Smith04/13/12
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Axosoft Office Nerf Battle Video

Some companies just know how to have fun, and based on this video from Axosoft, they have the market cornered on office fun.

Giorgio Sironi04/12/12
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What's in a name?

Naming is an underrated activity in software engineering. Have you ever seen a metric that would be influenced by good names?

Aaron Nichols04/11/12
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Agile, DevOps, Continuous Delivery – Don’t Limit Your Ability Because of Your Vocabulary…

It's bad when people try to fit today’s understanding of what works into a word, which is defined into perpetuity. The real win in all of this is collaboration. Collaboration between departments, between companies, and across the world of Web Operations experts and novices.

Giorgio Sironi04/11/12
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Lean tools: Iterations

Iterations are the expression of feedback, regulating the pace with which it can reach the team.

Dan Allen04/10/12
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Death to all bugs! Arquillian testing platform reaches first stable release

Red Hat, Inc. and the JBoss Community today announced the 1.0.0.Final release of Arquillian, its award-winning testing platform built to run on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Arquillian substantially reduces the effort required to write and execute Java middleware integration and functional tests. It even enables test engineers to address scenarios previously considered untestable or too expensive to test.

Douglas Rathbone04/10/12
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I’m a Junior Developer – You Probably are Too

I have been developing software since I was 10. Commercially since I was 14 and 9 months (this is the legal age in Australia to work). I've created many different types of software in many different programming languages and I’ve lead teams. All this has made one thing very clear to me: I know nothing...

Giorgio Sironi04/10/12
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Software versions, the necessary evil

Stick to 1.2.5rc4 on PHP 5.2.9 or upgrade? That is the question.

Giorgio Sironi04/09/12
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The Page Object pattern

How to eliminate duplication from the end-to-end tests of a web application.

Ranjib Dey04/08/12
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Infrastructure Tooling Patterns List

Following is a categorized list of tools that Ranjib Dey has learned/used as a sysadmin and DevOps dude at ThoughtWorks while maintaining their distributed infrastructure, setting up private cloud installations, and in many different client gigs.

Dave Rooney04/08/12
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Agile in its Second Decade

For quite some time I've been working on a post to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Agile Manifesto. I suppose that, as the 11th anniversary has now passed, it would be rather silly to continue to celebrate the 10th! :)

Spike Morelli04/08/12
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Are DevOps Followers Just "Rabid" Puppet & Chef Users?

The DevOps google group recently discussed the perception of DevOps followers as folks who are users, developers, and fans of chef, puppet, and similar tools. Most people on the group agreed that this perception cannot become reality for DevOps to succeed as a movement.

Valerie Andrianova04/06/12
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YouTrack 4.0 EAP With Agile Project Management Is Open!

YouTrack 4.0 is fully devoted to agile project management. Now it’s time to lift the curtain and unveil a completely new module in YouTrack, called Agile.

Aaron Nichols04/06/12
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Why do we Insist on Consensus when Creating the Role of "Ops"?

I’ve seen so many threads over the last few weeks about who should do what, why, and what you should do about it if you don’t conform. I don’t get it. Ops is a team in a company – there are lots of types of companies. Companies typically have a few goals: