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John Walter10/22/14
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Dev of the Week: Ajitesh Kumar

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 Ajitesh Kumar, Principal Architect with Evoke Technologies.

Mike Bushong10/22/14
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Applying the Theory of Constraints to network transport

The real reason the Theory of Constraints remains a statistical game in networking has nothing to do with technology. The reality is that once anyone grows accustomed to solving a problem in a particular way, they use that method to solve it over and over again.

Remy Sharp10/22/14
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Element focus utility

I've recently been looking at retrofitting keyboard navigation support to JS Bin, but I was immediately struck by the totally lack of visibility on what was in focus. So I built a mini utility to visualise what's happening.

Sergei Egorov10/22/14
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Debugging Gradle plugins with IntelliJ IDEA

This article will explain how to debug Gradle plugins in IDEA without remote debug, just like a normal Java application.

Dave Rooney10/22/14
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Uh Oh... We Discovered More Stories!

While Story Mapping goes a long way towards identifying the work that needs to be completed to deliver a viable system, you will inevitably miss some stories. This is a natural outcome of the discovery process that is inherent to software development.

Dele Sikuade10/21/14
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Guerilla Sessions and the Slam Dunk Chart

I’ve read many times about teams that adopt a ‘sledgehammer to crush a nut’ approach and trust me, it works. This is not the how of such sessions, just the way in which I track them for the team. If you have a big ol’ nasty nut that you intend to crush in one session, then I hope this little technique helps.

Jared Jaureguy10/21/14
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Imagining The Office of The Future

Businesses will need to adopt better network security measures alongside their device initiatives. One of the best ways a business can prepare for future issues is to create rules and guidelines for how to handle new devices.

Steven Lott10/20/14
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Scipy.optimization.anneal Problems

I'm not even certain that I could help them with some of the Python technology required to extend scipy. But, I'm sure I cannot actually do anything of value under the circumstances that (a) they have not really tried the established algorithms and (b) they're already sure that the established algorithms can't work based on religious-wars arguments.

Johanna Rothman10/20/14
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Small Internal Releases Lead to Happy Customers

Release externally whenever you want. That is a business decision. Separate that business decision from your ability to release internally all the time.

Gen Furukawa10/20/14
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The Key to Distributed Database Performance: Scalability

TL;DR: The realities of modern corporate networks make the move to distributed database architectures inevitable. How do you leverage the stability and security of traditional relational database designs while making the transition to distributed environments? One key consideration is to ensure your cloud databases are scalable enough to deliver the technology's cost and performance benefits.

Abby Fichtner10/19/14
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Fun Ways to Teach Kids to Code

Following up on my Why We Need to Teach Kid to Code, here are some fun ways to help them learn. So cool – wish some of these were around when I was an 8 year old learning to code on my Atari 800!

Vinod Kumaar Ra...10/19/14
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Disposable Software

Should we design cost-effective disposable software?

Mike Bushong10/19/14
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On foxholes and corporate silos

The existence of silos in large companies is fairly common. But simply knowing that silos exist doesn’t help too much. The operable question for everyone operating in these environments is: What can I do to remove unnecessary silos?

Ameera Tabassum10/17/14
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Have You Chosen the Right Enterprise Risk Management Software for Your Business?

Industries have accepted ERM software in their work space and have analysed and calculated its constructive and destructive roles. Implementing a wrong, defective or inadequate program has contributed to the failure of countable enterprises.

Allan Kelly10/17/14
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The Estimates Land Mine: Use and Misuse of Estimates

In the meantime it seems to me that a lot of the problem with Estimates lies in what they are, what they are not, how they are used and how they are mis-used.

Tom Howlett10/16/14
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Interviewing Programmers: Start with Code

For me recruiting a programmer has to start with code. I don’t really care about the CV and the application process for this job involved a quick coding problem.

Rob Allen10/16/14
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Context-specific history at the bash prompt

These two bind command change the way that the up and down arrow keys work once you start typing a command to only search the history for lines that start with what you've typed so far. It's quite handy and I find it easier to use than ctrl+r.

Johanna Rothman10/16/14
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Large Program? Release More Often

Look, the more people and teams on your program, the more feedback you need. The more chances you have for getting stuck, being in the death spiral of slowing inertia. What you want is to gain momentum.

Dele Sikuade10/16/14
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The Single Most Important Thing in Agile

Agile is a methodology that was formed to bridge the gap between abstract requirement and real-world want. It implicitly acknowledges the existence of the gap by requiring the business to participate and therefore to be complicit in the process of development and delivery. It is the best methodology I have ever seen for overcoming this problem and this problem is the single biggest cause of pain in software development.

Mike Bushong10/16/14
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On choice-supportive bias and the need for paranoid optimism

Companies are not blind because the individuals are not talented; they are blind because there are powerful psychological dynamics at play that keep us all from seeing that which we must see the most.