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Benjamin Mitchell02/10/12
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8 Useful Management Improvment Resources

This edition of Management Improvement Carnival offers a series of useful links to mangaement-related posts focused on the psychology of change. Featured authors include Gerald Weinberg, David Kasprzak, Ben Decker, Tobias Fors and Barbara Alexander.

Giorgio Sironi02/09/12
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The Decorator pattern, or its cousin, in JavaScript

The JavaScript version of Decorator seems different, due to the absence of interfaces. Moreover, using prototypes we can achieve automatically the delegation of methods without boilerplate code.

Troy Hunt02/08/12
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Automate Your DB Releases with TeamCity and Red Gate

Database source control is no longer negotiable. Databases are an essential component of many of the applications we build and to deny them the value of VCS is just crazy talk. Learn how to make a repeatable continuous integration build for your DB.

Judah Johns02/08/12
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Easiest Way to Deploy ColdFusion to the Cloud

Learn how to deploy a Cold Fusion 9 application to the cloud using Jelastic. This tutorial will take you through creating an environment, the WAR file, and deploying the Java package.

Giorgio Sironi02/08/12
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Practical PHP Refactoring: Convert Procedural Design to Objects

Sticking a list of functions into classes doesn't make a procedural design more object-oriented. Take a first step towards object-orientation: refactoring from procedures and records to objects which encapsulate their state.

Aaron Nichols02/08/12
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Who's Responsible for This? Strategies Ops Teams

You need to learn these strategies if you're looking to establish ownership in your Operations team. You'll learn about the roles and responsibilities matrix and then define cross-functional areas. This means that you'll be working with people outside operations (a la DevOps) and you'll have to learn some techniques for tracking and communicating work as well as rotating roles.

Steve Ciske02/07/12
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Teach Teams to Win AND Fail

Ciske uses an early experience as a development team manager as a springboard into a discussion of her first hire, and how he changed her philosophy about the importance of holding team members accountable for company problems.

Aaron Nichols02/06/12
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Make your process your Rock Star, not individuals

Rather thank trying to find a 'rock star' to come and be your savior, try moving from small groups to collaborative teams and processes, rather than people, that are 'rock star'.

Giorgio Sironi02/06/12
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Practical PHP Refactoring: Tease Apart Inheritance

Multiple levels of inheritance may produce an explosion of different classes. Refactoring towards composition reduces the code size, even if it is a large scale operation.

Alex Tkachman02/04/12
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Kotlin + Guice Example

Learn how to create a quick toy application with JetBrains' relatively new language, "Kotlin", and the Guice framework using an existing Java codebase.

Austin Kowitz02/03/12
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DZone's Different!

Hello DZoners!My name is Austin Kowitz and I’m a graphic designer at DZone. And you can mostly blame (praise?) me and DZone developer, Ross Jernigan, for what you see currently at DZone. We still have tons of ideas we haven't implemented yet -- but we're...

Dave Rooney02/03/12
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"Pragmatic Agile"

Dave Rooney suggests some Agile reading for the real-world, non-academic developer. He also reflects on the first and eighth principles of he Agile manifesto, suggesting that "True progress is shown when software is working and in the hands of those intended to consume it such that you can receive concrete feedback on that software's suitability to the business task."

Steve Ciske02/02/12
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Agile with a Little Bit of Lean

I’m probably one of the biggest fans of Agile.  Not because it’s one of the hottest things going on right now in the development community.  I’m big on Agile because I’ve seen what it can do for teams and organizations first hand. ...

Giorgio Sironi02/01/12
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Practical PHP Refactoring: Replace Delegation with Inheritance

Delegation is a more flexible solution with respect to inheritance, because it allows to change collaborators by introducing new classes. However, it hides the public protocol of the collaborator into a private field.If you find yourself writing many...

Judah Johns01/31/12
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The Cost of High Availability

Now that you are able to setup session replication in Jelastic for Tomcat, GlassFish and Jetty web servers, you might be interested in how this great feature affects resource usage.