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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.

Michael Sahota01/31/12
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What’s the first Decision? Implementing Kanban vs Scrum

If your development team or manufacturing team is considering moving to using Kanban vs. Agile Scrum, one of the biggest decisions is choosing the right agile development methods for the job. Let’s discuss the realities of implementing Kanban and some...

Aaron Nichols01/31/12
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A Twitter Experiment: @devops_jerk

I am @devops_jerk. I’m not a jerk – but I have played one on Twitter. On the 15th of October I setup the account on Twitter. Today, not quite 2 months later, I am officially ending the experiment. I learned some interesting things and had a lot of fun...

Giorgio Sironi01/31/12
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My use case for checked exceptions

Checked exceptions are an idiomatic Java feature that has been questioned by many in the last years: throws clauses specify the possible errors raised by a method, and the calling code is forced to deal with them at compile-time, by wrapping the call into a...

Evgeny Goldin01/30/12
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Configuration Management can be done by anyone. Or can it?

Configuration Management was always my passion. Somehow, I have always had this thing for builds. I don’t know why, it just happens to be that way. Over the last 10 years I have accepted various development positions, but very few were actually related...

Giorgio Sironi01/30/12
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Practical PHP Refactoring: Replace Inheritance with Delegation

When a subclass violates the Liskov Substitution Principle, or uses only part of a superclass, it is a warning sign that composition can simplify the design.Refactoring to composition transform the superclass into an object of its own, which becomes the...

Robin Bramley01/30/12
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Grails & Hudson / Jenkins: Monitoring Build Status

There are a number of ways you can monitor the progress of your Grails build: using the Hudson / Jenkins web app; or leveraging the API: from your IDE, bespoke API clients or even your enterprise monitoring client. We’ll look at all of them here and...