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Mike Cottmeyer07/16/14
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Validation and the Standing Desk

Validation is an engineering activity. In many ways it’s very much how engineers tell a product, “you’re awesome!” Unfortunately, many people don’t really understand what engineering validation really is.

Ariya Hidayat07/16/14
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Build Agent: Template vs Provisioning

Except for various corner cases, build agents nowadays often run in a virtualized environment. With today’s technologies, a template-based build agent is not difficult to handle.

Maarten Ectors07/16/14
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How to Survive Digital Darwinism a.k.a. Company Failure Acceleration?

Why can’t companies adapt to change? The ideal sector to see disruptive innovation at work is the technology sector. Many billions are spend on bringing products to market that fail.

Mark Morrell07/15/14
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Turn company jargon into a knowledge gold mine

Why not turn all that company jargon into a knowledge goldmine and create a wiki that can contain them for every employee to view, add or edit to?

Allen Coin07/15/14
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Data Visualization: A Day in the Life of an NYC Taxi

This visualization displays the data for one random NYC yellow taxi on a single day in 2013. See where it operated, how much money it made, and how busy it was over 24 hours.

Cedric Beust07/15/14
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A Rubik's cube implementation in Three.js

In 2003, I took the time to put together a page that explains how to solve the Rubik’s cube with a set of formulas that are easy to memorize. I finally took the time to update my page and I reimplemented the entire cube animation in Javascript with Three.js.

A. Jesse Jiryu Davis07/15/14
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Let Us Now Praise ResourceWarnings

A couple years ago when I began using Python 3, its new ResourceWarnings infuriated me and I ranted against them. And now, a ResourceWarning has saved my tuchus.

Ian Mitchell07/15/14
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Is agile transformation at risk?

This week I launched agilepatterns.org to help meet the challenge of enterprise scaling. In this posting I set out the rationale for doing so in terms of recent high-profile IT failures, and the need for genuine sponsorship for deep organizational change.

Max Katz07/15/14
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Appery.io Complete Feature Overview [Webinar recording]

This video shows all the major Appery.io features and some smaller features.

Mike Bushong07/14/14
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Leveraging optical transport to create multi-site datacenter services

As connectivity becomes more and more a commodity service and requirements become more demanding, how that connectivity is provided has to evolve.

Allen Coin07/14/14
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Raspberry Pi Releases New Model

Today, the Raspberry Pi Foundation released a new model, called the B+.

Allan Kelly07/14/14
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What we forget about the Scientific Method

Lets have less talk about “The Scientific Method” and more talk about “Tidying up the Kitchen” - or is it better in French? Mise en place…. come to think of it, don’t the Lean community have Japanese word for this? Pika pika.

Brian O' Neill07/14/14
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The Life(Cycles) of UX/UI Development

It recently occurred to me that not one of the dozens and dozens of user interfaces I've worked on over the years, had the same methodology/lifecycle.

Adi Gaskell07/14/14
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Why 10,000 Hours Isn’t Enough to Make You Great

It’s been quite the summer for debunking widely held beliefs. Last month there was a broohaha over an article in New Yorker from Harvard academic Jill Lepore that attempted to poo poo Clayton Christensen’s widely heralded thesis from The Innovator’s Dilemma.

Matt Butcher07/14/14
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Start an Interactive Shell from Within Go

Looking around the web for information on creating a new shell from Go, I kept finding the same answer: "You can't do it." Actually, you can do it, and it's not hard.

Peter Butkovic07/14/14
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Kindle for offline html docs reading

Summer is here. While laying on the beach, you can use the time to learn new programming language or get some overview on the framework of your interest. I bought myself Kindle, my beach holiday is just a day away, so it’s time to fill the reader with content.

Mike Driscoll07/14/14
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wxPython: How to Create a Login Dialog

I’ve been using wxPython for quite a while now and I see certain questions come up on a fairly frequent basis. One of the popular ones is how to ask the user for their credentials before loading up the rest of the application.

Erich Styger07/14/14
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Multi-Drive Support with FatFS

I admit: I’m sometimes a lazy person. In my projects, I only needed one ‘disk drive’ with the FatFS Processor Expert component: either a SD card or a USB MSD drive.

Dalip Mahal07/14/14
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Seriously. The Devil Made me do It!

Your angelic nature tells you to do the right thing; the reality is that your darker side will take over in certain situations...

Robert Diana07/13/14
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Geek Reading July 11, 2014

These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques.