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Robert Diana08/20/14
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Geek Reading August 19, 2014

These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques.

Doug Turnbull08/19/14
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Introducing Splainer: The Open Source Search Sandbox That Tells You Why

This is the entire art and science of search relevancy. It's not magic gnomes inside a box that understand all about baby bottles. No, it's heavily tuned heuristics that Solr and Elasticsearch use out of the box.

Dave Rooney08/19/14
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An Appetite for Change

So, regardless of whether a change is imposed by the management of an organization, is requested by and driven by those most affected by the change, or any combination of both, the fundamental mathematics remain the same.

Mark Needham08/19/14
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Where does R Studio install packages/libraries?

As a newbie to R I wanted to look at the source code of some of the libraries/packages that I’d installed via R Studio which I initially struggled to do as I wasn’t sure where the packages had been installed.

Robert Diana08/19/14
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Geek Reading August 18, 2014

These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques.

Chris Odell08/19/14
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Agile Decompiled: In Conclusion

Hopefully these articles have helped the reader decide if a) agile will work for them and b) if they are already working in an agile way.

Ariya Hidayat08/19/14
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PhantomJS 2 and JavaScript Goodies

As I mentioned in my earlier blog post, we are now working torward stabilizing the development version of PhantomJS. One thing I would like to elaborate here with respect to the features of this forthcoming PhantomJS 2 is its improved JavaScript support.

Alec Noller08/18/14
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Refcard Expansion Pack: Getting Started with Play Framework

This week, DZone released its latest Refcard: Getting Started with Play Framework. If you're interested in learning more about the Play Framework or sharpening your skills, we decided to dig into the DZone archives and find some of the most popular posts we've had on the topic.

Johanna Rothman08/18/14
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People Are Not Resources

People aren’t resources! People finish work. If you don’t want us to finish projects, let’s decide which projects not to do. Then we can re-allocate people, if we want. But we don’t start with people. That’s crazy.

Ajitesh Kumar08/18/14
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Hello World with ReactJS: Code Example

This article represents code examples and high level concepts on React.js, a javascript library for building user interfaces, being developed by Facebook Engineers.

Roman Pichler08/18/14
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From Personas to User Stories

User stories are a powerful technique to capture the product functionality from the perspective of a user or customer. But how do we discover the right stories? When should they be written and how detailed should they be? Read this post to find out my answers to these questions.

Mike Bushong08/17/14
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Visualization Tools for Network Engineers

Networking is a visual field. In fact, we can generalize and say all of IT is. Come to think of it, is there a technical field that isn’t? In this post, I’ll cover a handful of visualization tools that have recently helped me think through and communicate difficult Network Engineering stuff.

John Cook08/15/14
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What would Donald Knuth do?

I’ve seen exhortations to think like Leonardo da Vinci or Albert Einstein, but these leave me cold. I can’t imagine thinking like either of these men. But here are a few famous computer scientists I could imagine emulating when trying to solve a problem. What would you add to the list?

Johanna Rothman08/15/14
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Agile Bootcamp Talk Posted on Slideshare

I posted my slides for my Agile 2014 talk, Agile Projects, Program & Portfolio Management: No Air Quotes Required on Slideshare. It’s a bootcamp talk, so the majority of the talk is making sure that people understand the basics about projects. Walk before you run. That part.

Mike Cottmeyer08/15/14
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Agile Chronicles (Composite Stories) - Agile Artifacts - Ephemeral v. Enduring Value

During retrospection, when evaluating the quality and value of our artifacts for Epic, Feature and Story decomposition a common theme for our scrum teams is that these artifacts are by design barely sufficient and as such are ephemeral and provide no enduring value.