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Dalip Mahal06/09/14
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Don't Be A Slave To Your Tools

Developers attach quickly to tools because they are concrete and have well defined behavior. It is easier to learn a tool than to learn best practices or methodology. Tools only assist in solving problems, they can't solve the problem by themselves.

Henrik Warne06/09/14
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Antifragility and Software Development

I recently finished the book Antifragile – Things that Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. I liked it a lot, and I think the ideas in it are quite useful when examining various systems and phenomena. What especially struck me when reading it was how much of it applies to software development.

Derek Weeks06/09/14
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5 Things You Need to Know About Open Source Components

You can’t get away from it. Thousands of open source components are being used in every industry, every day, to quickly build and deploy applications. For those not in the security industry, it’s hard to keep track of what is being done in this field to manage and monitor open source usage.

Whitney Baker06/08/14
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The Best of the Week (May 30): Agile Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Agile Zone (May 30 to June 6). This week's topics include non-programming programmers, being Turing, Async standups, 1-person scrum and stand-up meetings.

Mike Hadlow06/07/14
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Heisenberg Developers

You can not observe a developer without altering their behavior.

Mike Cottmeyer06/07/14
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Agile Transformation and Executive Engagement

Most people are familiar with drawings or raffles and some of these events require that you must be present to win. A highly successful Agile Transformation happens when there is executive engagement throughout the path to agility.

Chris Odell06/06/14
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Agile Decompiled: Stand-up Meetings

In the end as long as the meetings you have are clear and focused and relevant to all parties then, for me, it doesn’t really matter if you are standing up or sitting down.

Rob Galanakis06/06/14
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Optimize Iteration Length for Feedback

If there is one theme that is weaved through all of Agile’s principles and practices, it is feedback. TDD. Pair programming. Continuous delivery. Stories. Estimation. Reviews. Retrospectives. On-site customers. Feedback comes up against and again. Feedback from code, the team, and users.

Kris Buytaert06/06/14
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The Rise of the DevOps Movement

This ultimately comes down to the idea that the involvement of developers doesn’t end at their last commit. Collaboration is key which allows every developer to play a key role in keeping the site up and running, for more happy users. After all software with no users has no value.

Ross Mason06/06/14
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In a Vulnerable Online World, What Should You Expect From a SaaS Provider?

Last month the massive Heartbleed security vulnerability was exposed. Three weeks later a security flaw in Microsoft Internet Explorer was revealed. It seems as though every few months there is news of a security breach or vulnerability.

Paul Underwood06/06/14
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Checking Media Queries With jQuery

The best way of changing your display depending on screen size is to use media queries to find out the size viewport of the screen and allowing you to change the design depending on what screen size is on.

Aleksey Novik06/06/14
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Really Understanding Javascript Closures

This post will explain in a simple way how Javascript Closures work.

Kin Lane06/06/14
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I Cannot Sit Idly By As Technology Marches Forward

I may not have the stamina and fortitude to continue for decades, but I cannot just sit idly by as technology blindly marches forward. I have to understand how it all works and push back, hoping to influence the course we take.

John Sonmez06/06/14
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Killing the Cynic

A lot of people are cynical. Well, we tend to be pretty cynical as a culture. Whenever someone does something, we tend to sneer them and we tend to talk about why things can’t work.

Whitney Baker06/06/14
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Version Control Best Practices from Rainforest

Their message boils down to committing often, writing descriptive commit messages, making branching a logical process and making sure to have other eyes on your work.