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Rob Galanakis09/25/14
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Two weeks is the worst sprint length

I still prefer one week sprints, which isn’t surprising as I’m an XP advocate. But if a team isn’t able or willing to move to one week sprints, don’t default to two weeks.

Manali Gupta09/25/14
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Choosing the right iteration length in Agile development

Iteration planning plays an important role in agile software development. Iteration, in the context of an agile project, is a time-box during which development takes place, the duration of which may vary from project to project and in most cases is usually of fixed length.

Rick Delgado09/25/14
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A Short History of Computer Security Threats

Ever since people first connected their computers to the Internet, there have been people hacking into those computers, and these attacks have become more sophisticated over the years.

Alec Noller09/24/14
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Dev of the Week: Sander Mak

This week we're talking to Sander Mak, Senior Software Engineer at Luminis Technologies, JavaOne Rockstar, and featured author in DZone's 2014 Guide to Big Data.

Alec Noller09/24/14
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The Best of DZone: September 16 - 23

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include four ways to loop over a hashmap in Java, how to reduce boilerplate code in Java applications, an infographic of the IoT developer mindshare, dropping the R and M from ORM, and more.

David Mai09/24/14
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The Forrester Wave: Shadow of Business Intelligence

The Forrester Wave Agile Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2014 is a report put together by Boris Evelson, which reviews and compares 16 agile BI providers. The report gives an introduction to people who may be new to the Agile BI industry as well as provides descriptive tables, graphs, and infographics giving more experienced folks a nice market overview.

Venkatesh Kris...09/23/14
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Your understanding of Kaizen is wrong

Most Agilists and Leanists use Kaizen in the context of team improvement. That is, an agile team should continuously improve, and thus excluding the managers/leaders and the rest of the company. This is exactly where the understanding goes wrong.

Raymond Camden09/23/14
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Using the New York Times API to Chart Occurrences in Headlines

This weekend I discovered that the New York Times has a pretty deep developer API. I thought I'd try to build a little experiment. What if we could use the API to map the number of times a keyword appeared in headlines over time?

Kevin Daly09/22/14
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How an onion can help your development team be more productive

So how do we onboard new team members? How do we make them productive as soon as possible? Layered software design!

Alec Noller09/22/14
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Introducing DZone's 2014 Guide to Big Data

DZone's 2014 Guide to Big Data was produced to help you discover emerging information about the Big Data landscape and learn about how the shifting needs of data scientists and developers are influencing new tools and technologies.

Gerry Claps09/22/14
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Product Owners can DESTROY your Agile teams

Every Scrum team has a Product Owner, but not every Product Owner is being 'agile'. Here's 3 steps on how to get it right!

Trevor Parsons09/19/14
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How to Avoid the Big Data Black Hole

Data collection should be synthesized into meaningful events. Getting users addicted to a platform by the quality and frequency of decisions versus encouraging them to spin the wheel to see what happens and becoming a 5th limb.

Steve Hanov09/19/14
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A Quick Measure of Sortedness

How do you measure the "sortedness" of a list? Here, I propose another measure for sortedness. The procedure is to sum the difference between the position of each element in the sorted list, x, and where it ends up in the unsorted list, f(x). We divide by the square of the length of the list and multiply by two, because this gives us a nice number between 0 and 1. Subtracting from 1 makes it range from 0, for completely unsorted, to 1, for completely sorted.

Benjamin Ball09/19/14
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Take a Look at Developers In Action (NCDevCon 2014 Sessions)

DZone curators and research analysts recently attended NCDevCon, an annual event for web and mobile developers in Raleigh, NC. This article includes videos from a number of sessions they found interesting, as well as a link to the total video sessions from the conference.

Jim Hirschauer09/19/14
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Top 5 Mobile APM Myths: Myths 1 & 2

There is a lot of confusion in the market today. So in this blog post, I’d like to dispel some key myths around mobile apps. And how, with the right mAPM tool, you can nail your mobile app experience — both interactivity-wise and performance-wise — and thereby win the market.