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Aleksey Savkin07/27/13
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Automation Testing for Agile Application Development

Automation testing plays a vital role in agile application development which is our topic of discussion in this article.

Trevor Parsons07/27/13
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Build your own SMS Alerts–Logentries and Clickatell Combined!

Sometimes you want things to escalate quickly and a storm of errors on your production system is definitely one of them.

Lukas Eder07/27/13
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Jenkins (and Others) About Dropping Support for Java 5

Kohsuke Kawaguchi, creator of the Jenkins CI server, is attempting to get other open source projects and developers on board with him to drop support for Java 5.

Simone Chiaretta07/27/13
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Using NPM Behind a Firewall

Lately the proxy configuration of my network has been changed, and moved from a transparent proxy, that required no configuration, to a “standard” proxy which requires a configuration script. Unfortunately NPM doesn’t pick up the proxy configuration of Windows...

John Cook07/26/13
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Too Many Objects

Languages like C# and Java enforce the everything-is-an-object paradigm. You can’t just write a function; you have to write member functions of an object.

Edmund Kirwan07/26/13
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Structure and zombies.

A recent survey asked more than two hundred I.T. project managers a simple question: what is the greatest threat facing software-development projects today? Over ninety per cent of those polled replied with a single-word answer: zombies.

Fredrik Håård07/26/13
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Synchronize Bitbucket to GitHub Automatically

Last week I spent a couple of hours setting up a new service, dubbed BitSyncHub, that will accept POST requests from Bitbucket and synchronize a (Mercurial) repository with it's Github mirror.

Maarten Ectors07/26/13
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Startups: Want to Launch New Features Hourly?

You've probably read about those big name dotcoms that deploy new features to production up to tens of times a day. For most startups bringing features to production is still a manual, at best semi-manual process.

Maarten Ectors07/25/13
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Deploying Multiple Services on One Cloud Server Instantly

There was a new release of Juju this week, 1.11.3, that brought a “small feature” with a big impact on your AWS bill. You are now able to deploy multiple services on one cloud server instantly. Before Juju started a new server per service which resulted in a potentially high AWS bill.

Troy Hunt07/25/13
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Of Developers, Security Professionals, and Playing Nice Together

How can developers and security people get along with each other better than what they tend to at present?

Pieter De Rycke07/25/13
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Git Support in Synology DSM 4.3 Beta

A couple of days ago, Synology released the open beta of DSM 4.3. Somewhere hidden in the release notes there was mentioned that the NAS now officially supports the hosting of GIT repositories. This is great news for all programmers.

George Dinwiddie07/24/13
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Why I Practice TDD

Quality and productivity are, of course, important things. I certainly wouldn’t continue to practice Test-Driven Development if it added defects or took a significantly longer time to create functionality. But that’s not why I practice TDD.

Martin Fowler07/24/13
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Martin Fowler: User Defined Field

A common feature in software systems is to allow users to define their own fields in data structures. Consider an address book - there's a host of things that you might want to add. With new social networks popping up every day, users might want to add a new field for a Bunglr id to their contacts.

Clemens Helm07/24/13
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How to Set Up Cucumber with Ruby and Rails Projects

For all Ruby applications you can use the cucumber gem. In the screencast we walk you through creating a basic Ruby project and installing cucumber using bundler.

Mark Needham07/24/13
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On “The fear of blogging about technical topics”

My former colleague Anne Simmons recently wrote an interesting post in which she describes some of the reasons that she finds herself not wanting to write about technical topics.

Don Pinto07/23/13
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Deploying Couchbase with Chef

If you are an administrator looking for an automated way to deploy Couchbase at scale, look no further - Chef is a great platform solution. Once setup, it is a very clean solution that can work across any number of physical, virtual, or cloud servers, no matter what the size of the infrastructure.

Mark Needham07/23/13
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Lessons from Supporting Production Code

Until I started working on the uSwitch energy website around 8 months ago I had not really done any support of a production system so I learnt some interesting lessons in my time there.

John Sonmez07/23/13
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6 Reasons Why You Didn’t Get The Developer Job

So, you applied for your dream developer job, got an interview and thought it went well, but all you have to show for your effort is a rejection letter? Here are a few reasons why...

Armel Gouriou07/22/13
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Takeover of Alfresco's Technical Debt

To demonstrate some of Scertify's features we performed such refactoring on a sub-project of Alfresco community edition, an open-source enterprise content management system. Doing so, we were able to suppress 25% of technical debt (11 days).

Tom Howlett07/22/13
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On Collaboration

Working in an office surrounded by other developers -- each of us trying to solve the same problem independently -- feels like madness, so what stops us working together?

Simon Jackson07/22/13
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Syncfusion’s “Succinctly” Series of Free eBooks

I got my first Succinctly book back in May 2012 only a couple of months after grabbing the initial release of Metro Studio. It was truly amazing that such a resource was being given out for free -- they weren’t the longest books but they told you exactly what you needed to know to get the job done.

Vijay Narayanan07/22/13
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Interception Points for Systematic Reuse

There are certain key interception points during the development process that can greatly increase the likelihood of systematic reuse.

Aleksey Savkin07/21/13
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Limitations of Automation Software

This article focuses on the limitations which automated software testing encounters and solutions to these limitations.

Zac Gery07/20/13
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The Beature: Is It a Bug or a Feature?

All seasoned developers have run into the infamous question "Is this a bug or a feature?" These "beatures" fall into a gray area and come from a variety of sources, including customers, sales people, developers, QA analysts, or anyone with a bit of tinkering knowledge.

Steve Smith07/20/13
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Pipeline Antipattern: Serialisation

When designing applications for Continuous Delivery, our goal is to grow an architecture that minimises batch size and facilitates a low cycle time. However, architectural decisions are often local optimisations that value efficiency over effectiveness...