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Benjamin Ball11/02/14
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The Best of the Week (Oct 24): Agile Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Agile Zone (October 24 - October 31). This week's topics include agile contracts, partial commits with Git, experts and professional opinions, prudent alternatives to today's Agile, and an Agile modeling exercise.

Gil Zilberfeld10/31/14
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"The New Agile" Slides

I had a great time presenting at the Agile Practitioners meet-up. Good feedback, and felt like a keynote. Here are the slides.

Johanna Rothman10/31/14
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Is Your Culture Working the Way You Think it Is?

One day, the Big Bosses, the CEO and the VP Engineering spoke at an all-hands meeting. “You are empowered,” they said. They had a vision. They just knew what the future would hold. I managed to keep my big mouth shut.

Lorna Mitchell10/31/14
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Announcing the Git Workbook

I'm very pleasedtitle_page to announce the immediate availability of my new book Git Workbook, costing $20 from LeanPub. This is a book that you "do" rather than "read"; it's a series of chapters (30 ish so far) each covering one specific git skill.

Ayende Rahien10/30/14
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Modeling Exercise: The Grocery Store's Checkout Model

The grocery store checkout model exercise deals with the following scenario. You have a customer that is scanning products in a self-checkout lane, and you need to process the order. The end result might be a Git repository that allows you to see the full approach that was used and how it changed over time. Ideally, you should see a lot of churn in the beginning, but then you’ll have a lot less work to do as your architecture settles down.

Mike Bushong10/30/14
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Outcome bias and the psychology that prevents sustained success

Ultimately, anyone in the tech space is going to have to make a number of product and market decisions. But make sure you apply the same logic to your personal career decisions as well. It is easy to celebrate or lament a particular decision based on the outcome. But understand that the best you can ever do is make the best possible decision based on the information you have at the time.

Allan Kelly10/30/14
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#NoProjects / #BeyondProjects - Agile Tour & Lean Kanban UK conference

The next few weeks sees me delivering my #NoProjects/#BeyondProjects presentation at two London conference - Agile Tour London (Friday this week) and Lean Kanban UK (3 & 4 November).

John Walter10/29/14
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Dev of the Week: Michael Hunger

Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community to catch up and find out what he or she is working on now and what's coming next. This week we're talking to Michael Hunger, Neo4j Developer Advocate and author of our upcoming Neo4j Refcard.

Troy Miles10/29/14
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CodePen, AngularJS, and Jasmine!

Online Web editors, like JSbin, plnkr, and CodePen, are awesome. They allow you to easily work on an idea without all of the muss and fuss of having to spin up a server. You can also share the idea with friends or the entire Internet easily.

John Walter10/29/14
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The Best of DZone: Oct. 22 - Oct. 29

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include navigating the DSL Jungle, a look at Google Analytics, a tutorial for updating your legacy code, and more.

Kevin Daly10/29/14
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Don’t Expect Female Candidates to “Geek Out” With You When You Are Interviewing Them

Why are there not more women in software development? What can we do to improve this?

Illya Pavlichenko10/28/14
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Perfection Game + SSKML Retrospective

This article describes in detailes how to conduct a Retrospective created by combining two well-known formats "Perfection Game" and "Stop/Start/Keep/More/Less". Lots of images precise facilitation instructions will help you to understand how to use it during your next Sprint Retrospective.

Rob J Hyndman10/28/14
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HTS with Regressors

The hts pack­age for R allows for fore­cast­ing hier­ar­chi­cal and grouped time series data. The idea is to gen­er­ate fore­casts for all series at all lev­els of aggre­ga­tion with­out impos­ing the aggre­ga­tion con­straints, and then to rec­on­cile the fore­casts so they sat­isfy the aggre­ga­tion con­straints.

Ayende Rahien10/28/14
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Career Planning: Where do old devs go to?

What doesn’t make sense is the ratio that I’m seeing. Where are the people who have been doing software development for decades?

Arthur Charpentier10/27/14
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Removing Uncited References in a Tex File (with R)

Usually, once you have revised the paper, some references were added, others were dropped. But you need to spend some time to check that all references are actually mentioned in the paper. I wanted to work on that manually this week-end, but @3wen suggested to write a simple R function to scan the tex f file (as well as the aux file actually) to remove uncited references.