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Whitney Baker07/13/14
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The Best of the Week (July 4): Agile Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Agile Zone (July 4 to July 11.) This week's topics include scaling agile, dev of the week, the bystander effect, whether developers need degrees and kanban.

Matthias Marschall07/13/14
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3 Reasons Why Your Team Needs Rituals

Rituals act as social glue, help pace your work, and foster discipline. Like your regular morning coffee, they give your team structure and stability in an ever changing environment.

Chris Odell07/11/14
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No Script: Everybody Uses JavaScript These Days!

Or do they... The argument over progressive enhancement continues to rage both for and against the use of advanced JavaScript features to provide a more enhanced User eXperience.

James Betteley07/11/14
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Stop Comparing Software Delivery With Manufacturing!

Ok, so if software delivery isn’t like manufacturing, then what is it like? There must be some analogous model we can endlessly compare against and draw parallels with, right? Well, maybe…

Theodore Ravind...07/11/14
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5 Quick Points about Threads for Java EE

Here are five quick points that developers should be conscious of when their code is running in a multi-threaded (usually Java EE) environment. We all write code where we don't create threads ourselves but our code is still being executed in multi-threaded environment. Here are some tips focused on helping you write code that is thread-ready and thread-safe.

John Sonmez07/11/14
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Fitting in with Corporate Culture

In this video I answer a question about fitting into corporate culture when you come from a different background.

Dave Bush07/11/14
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Defining “Done”

The phrase, “definition of done” comes out of the agile movement. But there is no reason why it needs to stay there. In fact, I would argue that many of the problems we have in the software industry are because most organizations only have one definition of done, “If we ship this today, can we make money?”

Paul Underwood07/10/14
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Using IF Statements In Sass

In this article we are going to look at using IF statements in Sass.

jb j07/10/14
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How to build a fixed menu in 3 easy steps

Fixed menus are a definitive web design trend of 2014. They look good, and they are also super useful for visitors. Today, I’m showing you how you can create a lightweight, functional and beautiful fixed menu for your website or WordPress blog.

Chris Odell07/10/14
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Agile Decompiled: Kanban

Now Kanban is not something I have practiced but for completeness of this series I wanted to write an article on it. So I have spent the last few weeks reading about what is Kanban and is it agile.

Mike Bushong07/10/14
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The Bystander Effect: Why Companies Fail to Change

Almost all of us have worked for a company at some point in our careers that just couldn’t seem to get out of its own way. The ideas were right, the talent was strong, but the execution just wasn’t there.

Paul Hammant07/10/14
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Browsing QML instead of HTML

HTML's a mess, I think. A SAX form handing off to a YACC form that can be escaped within the former. CSS has turned out to be a whole PhD subject on its own. What if we could start over? What would that look like?

Peter Pilgrim07/10/14
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Is TDD Dead Or Alive?

This blog post is for those of you who are unaware that there is a major debate in contemporary software development happening now, today. People have been wondering about the value of Test-Driven Development (TDD) for a long while

Erich Styger07/10/14
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Step-by-Step: Updating OSBDM/OSJTAG Debug Firmware

While new Freescale boards come with the OpenSDA debug firmware, I still students using boards with the OSBDM/OSJTAG.

Mark Needham07/10/14
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R/plyr: ddply – Error in vector(type, length) : vector: cannot make a vector of mode ‘closure’.

In my continued playing around with plyr’s ddply function I was trying to group a data frame by one of its columns and return a count of the number of rows with specific values and ran into a strange (to me) error message.