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Alec Noller08/06/14
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The Best of DZone: July 29 - August 5

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include the ultimate guide to Java 8 features, a beginner's guide to JPA/Hibernate entity state transitions, when to dump Scrum for Kanban, and more.

Chase Seibert08/05/14
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Why software engineers should maintain a blog

I have a few pieces of standard advice that I give to anyone starting out in software engineering. Join a startup, max out your 401k and start a blog. Why should you start blogging?

Trevor Parsons08/05/14
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How to combine D3 with AngularJS

As we all know, Angular and D3 frameworks are very popular, and once they work together they can be very powerful and helpful when creating dashboards.

Ian Mitchell08/05/14
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Pattern of the Month: Minimum Viable Product

Minimum Viable Product is a term for which we might expect a rigorous definition, but it actually means different things to different people. In this article we consider the intent and motivation behind MVP's and discern the pattern behind their usage.

Lijin Joseji08/05/14
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6 sparkling features of Apache Spark!

What is Apache Spark? Why there is a serious buzz going-on about this? If you are in the Big Data analytics business, should you really care about Spark? I hope this post will help to answer some of these questions which might have coming to your mind these days.

Mike Bushong08/05/14
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At the office, are you a doctor or a patient?

Every interaction with your management chain is effectively a dress rehearsal for your career. With this in mind, be mindful of whether the conversation you initiate is closer to a doctor-patient or a doctor-doctor discussion.

Adi Gaskell08/04/14
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How breaks help you get in the zone

The general gist is that taking regular breaks allows ones brain to refresh and attack tasks with a renewed vigour. A couple of recent studies have explored how social media can play its part in all of this.

Jennifer Wright08/04/14
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The Future on Your Wrist

While convenient, modern technology has struggled to move beyond phones, and the potential for a transformative product remains obvious.

Steve Francia08/04/14
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Go for Object Oriented Programmers

If you’re a OO programmer, especially one with a background with dynamic languages and are curious about Go then this talk is for you. We will cover everything you need to know to leverage your existing skills and quickly start coding in go including:

Mike Cottmeyer08/04/14
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Agile 2014: Personal Kanban

Here is the deck from my Agile2014 workshop on Personal Kanban.

Jakub Holý08/03/14
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Most interesting links of July '14

A curated collection of the most interesting articles, links, and news in the programming world from last month, July of 2014.

Krzysztof Kotowicz 08/01/14
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JS crypto goto fail?

Javascript cryptography is on the rise. What used to be a rich source of vulnerabilities and regarded as "not a serious research area", suddenly becomes used by many. This article is a long, passionate discussion about JS crypto.

Rob Galanakis08/01/14
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Everyone should take vacation at the same time

To be sure, some people were screwed over by bad managers, but (in contrast to most other management offenses) this was largely due to particular managers and not underlying cultural causes.

Martin Fowler08/01/14
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Retreaded: Composed Regex

One of the most powerful tools in writing maintainable code is break large methods into well-named smaller methods - a technique Kent Beck refers to as the Composed Method pattern. A few people mentioned using fluent interfaces (internal DSLs) as an more readable alternative to regexs. I see this as a separate thing.

Mike Bushong08/01/14
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Do you really need to understand the guts of an Ethernet Switch?

This week I read a perfectly reasonable article by Tom Hollingsworth, which then deteriorated in the comments section to a “you don’t know how a switch works” exchange.