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Mike Cottmeyer06/18/14
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Gluten-Free Agile

Like gluten free, everyone tosses around the word “Agile”so readily from the boardroom to the server room.

Derek Weeks06/18/14
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Walking in the Open Source Component Garden

The good news is that open source projects release newer versions of their components that address newly found vulnerabilities. Bug-free alternatives are available. But making use of these newer more secure versions, relies on ensuring your organization has a process to identify these defects easily and early.

Luis Aguilar06/18/14
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How to Declare Modules in Node.js

One of those aspects of Node.js that took me a while to fully understand initially is how to properly declare modules.

Johanna Rothman06/18/14
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Tips for Improving Your Geographically Distributed Agile Team

At the Better Software/Agile Development conference a couple of weeks ago, I gave a talk entitled At Least Five Tips for Improving Your Geographically Distributed Agile Team.

Allen Coin06/18/14
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Cisco to Acquire SDN Startup Tail-f for $175M

Yesterday, Cisco announced its intent to acquire Stockholm-based SDN developer Tail-f Systems for $175 million in cash and incentives.

Moshe Kaplan06/17/14
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Auto Scaling your Workers based on Queue Length

Having an image or video processing engine? Having a web crawling solution? Doing OCR on media? If so, this post is probably for you.

John Sonmez06/17/14
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Stop Taking Yourself So Seriously

If you are reading this blog post, you are probably a software developer. Now, it might be that you are working on a very important piece of a software system that will save lives or completely change the world but chances are, you are not.

Mike Bushong06/17/14
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IT resellers: Disruptive or Disrupted?

When good enough becomes better than enough, the key purchasing criteria shift from performance and features to price and convenience. This is a huge part of why there is so much energy around merchant silicon and white box.

Mike Bushong06/17/14
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It Infrastructure: -able vs. -ed

The point here is that the balance for your organization ought to reflect your actual practices. Whether you consider past practices or anticipated practices is an interesting thought exercise, but you should be considering something.

Dennis Doomen06/16/14
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The Staring Game AKA The Art of Social Intelligence

So here I am in New York, all alone and looking for something fun to do during a rainy day preceding QCon New York. The Empire State Building was covered in clouds so what can you do?

Benjamin Ball06/16/14
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DZone Research Cloud News Update (June 16)

This research update includes Docker support for Stackato and Google Cloud, lower prices for Clever Cloud, improved performance for cloudControl from hardware improvements, Chef 10 and data bags for Engine Yard, open source HTTP API toolchain from Heroku, Jelastic V2.2 with Ruby support, and more.

Bob Hartman06/16/14
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Org Structure, Software Architecture, and Cross-functional Teams

Your organizational structure drives a particular software architecture. And your software architecture drives a particular organizational structure. People who work closely together and communicate frequently will create software that reflects this and vice versa.

Andy Hawthorne06/16/14
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Coding Can Make You Fat

Writing code for a living can make you fat. That’s because coders work long hours behind a computer and don’t have much time for exercise. Here’s what you can do about it.

Jean-baptiste Rieu06/16/14
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Unit Testing Checklist: Keep Your Tests Useful and Avoid Big Mistakes

Why write unit tests? They validate current and future implementations. They measure code quality. They force you to write testable, loosely coupled code. They’re cheaper than manual regression testing. They build confidence in your code. Use this checklist to be sure your tests are really useful and to the point.

Lukas Krecan06/16/14
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Converting ListenableFutures to CompletableFutures and back

How to convert Spring 4 ListenableFuture to Java 8 CompletableFuture and back