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Johanna Rothman10/14/14
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Management Feedback: Are You Abrasive or Assertive?

We all need feedback. Managers need feedback, too. Because managers leverage the work of others, they need feedback even more than technical people.

Andrew Gilmartin10/13/14
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An Observer pattern implementation and illiterate programming

The Observer pattern and an experiment in documenting Java code using "illiterate programming."

Pubudu Dissanayake10/13/14
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How to draw a Control flow graph & Cyclometric complexity for a given procedure

Cyclomatic complexity is a software metric used to measure the complexity of a program. This metric measures independent paths through the program's source code.

Tim Murphy10/12/14
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Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

Old developers can easily get set in their ways especially if they work in one environment for a dozen years or more. So how do you overcome the “that is the way it has always been done” mentality that sets in?

Mike Cottmeyer10/11/14
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Teams 101

The notion of forming complete cross functional teams is one of the most well understood concepts in the agile community but maybe one of the least implemented in practice.

Arthur Charpentier10/11/14
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Cross Validation for Kernel Density Estimation

In a post published in July, I mentioned the so-called Goldilocks principle, in the context of kernel density estimation, and bandwidth selection. The bandwidth should not be too small (the variance would be too large) and it should not be too large (the bias would be too large).

Paul Underwood10/10/14
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Output Contents Of A Doctrine Object

I've being doing a lot of development with Doctrine recently and one of the things that I found out is that the Objects it works with can be huge which makes debugging the objects quite difficult for you and the browser to process.

Alec Noller10/10/14
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Poll Results Are In: The World's Greatest Programmers

You may have seen our recent poll about the world's greatest programmers - maybe you gave an opinion! Well, the results are in, and we've created this infographic to help you visualize the rankings as determined by DZone's audience.

James Shore10/10/14
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Agile and Predictability

It's entirely possible to make predictions with Agile. They're just as good as predictions made with other methods, and with XP practices, they can be much better. Agile leaders talk about embracing change because that has more potential value than making predictions.

Chris Odell10/10/14
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Anyone Can Be A Codesmith.

I think that anyone who writes code in any shape or form should feel free about calling themselves a codesmith. The ideals of craftmanship should be followed, with a healthy dose of pragmatism, but learning the skills to become a good coder takes time and experience.

Mark Needham10/10/14
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R: A first attempt at linear regression

I’ve been working through the videos that accompany the Introduction to Statistical Learning with Applications in R book and thought it’d be interesting to try out the linear regression algorithm against my meetup data set.

Tracy Vides10/09/14
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How to "Productize" Services and Use Ecommerce to Take the Leap

Service businesses are a great to get started with your entrepreneurial dreams. Bring your skills to the table, execute work, deliver it on time, and get paid – as simple as that. Service businesses are not the right vehicle just in case you wanted to do more, grow big, scale as big as you like.

Dave Fecak10/09/14
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How To Get a Job in a Different City

Unless a candidate is considered superlative, non-local applicants are not always given the same level of attention as locals. Why might remoteness impact interview decisions (even in a tight market), and how can the potential for negative bias be minimized?

Mark Needham10/09/14
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R: Deriving a new data frame column based on containing string

I’ve been playing around with R data frames a bit more and one thing I wanted to do was derive a new column based on the text contained in the existing column.

Erich Styger10/08/14
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RingBuffer Component with Put/Get/Clear Events

Sometimes I have a good idea how to extend one of my Processor Expert components with an extra feature, but then I step back because why implementing more than I need at the moment? Using the CDE (Component Development Environment) of Processor Expert makes it very easy to such additional events: