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Trisha Gee07/03/14
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Readable, Succinct, or Just Plain Short?

Which is more readable? releaseVersion = version.substring(0, version.indexOf('-SNAPSHOT')) or releaseVersion = version[0..-10] ? I'm going to go with the first one because it’s easier to understand if/when something goes wrong.

Allan Kelly07/03/14
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How Do I Make Testing Faster?

Later in the day I found myself in conversation with two people concerned about software testing. They posed the question: “How do we make testing faster?” Specifically, how do we make SIT (“System Integration Testing”) and UAT (“User Acceptance Testing”) faster?

Alec Noller07/02/14
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Dev of the Week: Hernâni Cerqueira

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 have something a little bit different: Hernâni Cerqueira, Lead Software Engineer for DZone and AnswerHub.

Jay Fields07/02/14
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Working Effectively with Unit Tests Rough Draft Complete

I have finally put the finishing touches on the rough draft of Working Effectively with Unit Tests.

Michael Norton07/02/14
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The Love Contagion: Groupon and the Science of Developer Appreciation

The science of appreciation tells us that gratitude is lacking in most work environments, but even a little bit of appreciation can lead to a better work environment and higher performance. People start to feel better about themselves, perform better as a result, and are more likely to show appreciation to others.

Edmund Kirwan07/01/14
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The Four Best Refactorings

Given that refactorings change program structure without altering behaviour, the purpose of any refactoring must be the improvement of program structure. So how do programmers, "Best," improve structure?

Barton George07/01/14
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PagerDuty and Incident Management — DevOps Days Austin

I'm picking back up the series I started last month, DevOps Days Austin. Today’s interview features Arup Chakrabarti of PagerDuty who presented at DevOps days and leads PagerDuty’s Ops engineering team. Take a listen.

Dror Helper07/01/14
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TDD != Unit Tests (and Vice Versa)

I finally had some time to sit and watch the discussions on the topic between Kent Beck,Martin Fowler and David Heinemeier Hansson.

Phil Wilkins06/30/14
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Puppet Reporting and Monitoring

Review on a book about how to build your own reporting and monitoring around Puppet.

Ben Teese06/30/14
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Think a Bit, Code a Bit, Test a Bit

The best piece of advice I ever got regarding a personal software development process was from a grizzled old Unix developer with a neckbeard. OK, that’s not true – it was actually from a clean-shaven principal consultant and architect at a company I used to work at, but that doesn’t sound nearly as impressive.

Ben Teese06/30/14
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Think a Bit, Code a Bit, Test a Bit

The best piece of advice I ever got regarding a personal software development process was from a grizzled old Unix developer with a neckbeard. OK, that’s not true – it was actually from a clean-shaven principal consultant and architect at a company I used to work at, but that doesn’t sound nearly as impressive.

Max Mccarty06/30/14
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OWASP Top 10 Risks: #1: Injection

We've all witnessed (and had a good laugh) when commands have been mixed with data as in the case where the baker literally writes the instructions for the message as the cake message. There isn't much difference in this example and what is one of the core elements in what OWASP has identified as the no.

John Ferguson Smart06/29/14
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BDD in Action

Behaviour-driven development (BDD) started as an improved variation on test-driven development

John Ferguson Smart06/28/14
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It's Testing, Jim, But Not As We Know It

Behaviour Driven Development is an increasingly popular Agile development practice that turns testing on its head.

Dave Bush06/27/14
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On Avoiding Code Complexity

A few weeks before that, I talked about DRY Programming and the fact that not repeating ourselves extends much farther than most of us normally think when we are thinking about our code.Today I want to continue on the general theme of code quality by discussing code complexity.

Martin Fowler06/26/14
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Unit Testing with Martin Fowler

Unit testing is often talked about in software development. Like most software development terminology, however, it's very ill-defined, and I see confusion can often occur when people think that it's more tightly defined than it actually is.

Sharone Zitzman06/26/14
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DevOps Trail Blazers - People I Love to Follow

Here is my definitive list of DevOps folks I love to follow on Twitter – and I think you should too. Obviously I couldn’t get everyone in – and I may have just missed some as an oversight - so I’m opening this up for your editing and adding of DevOps rockstars you think should be in this list.

Sharone Zitzman06/26/14
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DevOps Trail Blazers - People I Love to Follow

Here is my definitive list of DevOps folks I love to follow on Twitter – and I think you should too. Obviously I couldn’t get everyone in – and I may have just missed some as an oversight - so I’m opening this up for your editing and adding of DevOps rockstars you think should be in this list.

Kosta Stojanovski06/25/14
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Converting Data from RTF to DITA Format with Java

In this article, the author presents the library and conversion functions used in the conversion process from RTF files into DITA format. A few steps go into it: conversion from RTF to HTML, from HTML to XML, and from XML via XSLT to DITA.

Marc Walter06/25/14
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Improving Git command access in IntelliJ

In this short article I'll show you how you can improve your IntelliJ experience when using IntelliJ with Git source code management.

Stephen Robillard06/24/14
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A Review of Java SE8 for Programmers, 3rd Edition

Learn Java SE 8, from a pair of masterful teachers. Given the book’s pros and cons this may not be the best choice for someone new to both programming and Java, but if you are already a developer and want to add Java to your skill set, or just an introduction to the new features of Java 8, it is well worth the price.

Topher Marie06/24/14
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DevOps 2014: The Year of Scaling

DevOps is a fundamental shift in the IT methodology and we are super excited to be a part of the industry. 2014 will be year of rapid innovation and scaling adoption. It should be exciting for all involved.

Doug Winfield06/24/14
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Why Should Developers Help With User Interface Tests?

Automated User Interface (UI) testing has a deserved reputation for being a morass of low-value, high-cost pain. Developers are already over-burdened trying to get the work in front of them completed and into the delivery pipeline.

Benjamin Ball06/23/14
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DZone Research Continuous Delivery News Update (June 23)

This month's Continuous Delivery industry update includes: Electric Cloud launches two new automation and build tools, IBM launched a simplified environment manager, Codeship gets a redesign, CFEngine Enterprise 3.6.0 is out, Chef issue tracking is updated, the CloudBees and Serena partnership, and more.

Benjamin Ball06/21/14
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Illustrating and Visualizing Continuous Delivery

Nhan Ngo, a QA engineer at Spotify, made a series of illustrations about visualizing Continuous Delivery that are available under a Creative Commons license. She's done an amazing job at making a concept easy to visualize that many are unable to understand even after a great deal of educating.