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Michael Sahota02/24/14
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Beyond Roles in Scrum

In this post we will explain how we can move to shared responsibility by focusing away from roles in Scrum.

Rob Galanakis02/24/14
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Using code metrics effectively

Code metrics are a conversation starter. Metrics are a great way to start the conversation that says, “Hey, I notice there may be a problem here, what’s up?” In this post, I’ll go through a few cases where I’ve used metrics effectively in concrete ways. This is personal; each case is different and your conversations will vary.

Lukas Krecan02/24/14
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Think twice before using Java 8 parallel streams

Java 8 parallel streams are dangerous in a multi-threaded environment. They share common thread pool so one task may block other, unrelated, parallel tasks.

Mike Cottmeyer02/24/14
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Keeping Everybody Happy with Separate Agile Systems

To fully realize predictability, progress visibility and collaboration through Agile, you need separate Agile systems to manage responsibilities and accountabilities that are different for each role.

Steve Smith02/24/14
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Organization Antipattern: Release Testing

Described by Elisabeth Hendrickson as originating with the misguided belief that “testers test, programmers code, and the separation of the two disciplines is important“, the traditional segregation of development and testing into separate phases has disastrous consequences for product quality.

Zac Gery02/21/14
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When to Flex or Stand Firm in Programming

One bad habit that permeates the industry is fellow developers arguing about how code is written. Although their hearts are in the right place, in most cases their focus may need adjustment. The late author Zig Ziglar was known to say "Be firm on principle but flexible on method." This is an excellent approach not only to life but programming.

Dave Bush02/21/14
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Why Don’t You Practice Test First Development?

I would have said “Test Driven Development” but I want to make it clear that what I’m talking about is writing test first, or at least simultaneous to writing the code. Not sometime after, even if that after is immediately after.

Zac Gery02/20/14
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Programming Vocabulary: The "No" Reflex

A great development manager once said, "It's just software." That simple statement tells a much larger story. Software development for most companies is all about time and money. Most requests can be satisfied but developers have a tendency to rebut with "no" when they believe the work is too difficult, requires extensive time, or for a variety of other concerns.

Eli Bendersky02/20/14
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Squashing Github pull requests into a single commit

Github’s pull requests are a terrific tool for collaborating on open-source projects. I get one or two a week on average for my projects, and I love it. The UI is very clean – you get to see exactly the changes, the full branch if you’d like, even the Travis CI integration is working checking that the branch still passes your tests.

Paul Duvall02/20/14
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Continuous Integration in the Cloud

This article is the third part of the Cloud Delivery Blueprints series. It discusses how to go from no cloud infrastructure and no continuous integration set up to having a functioning Deployment Pipeline in Amazon Web Services. It discusses high level topics while also providing a reference implementation so it’s easy to follow along with

Istvan Forgacs02/19/14
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Debugging Step by Step – Delta Debugging

By applying a faulty implementation of the well-known Quicksort algorithm, we show how to find bugs faster. The method is based on reducing the input so that the smaller input still trigger the fault while even smaller doesn't.

Benjamin Ball02/19/14
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (Feb. 19)

The Sochi Olympics gets a new RESTful API for data lovers, Windows finally looks for platform unity, expensive 3D printers can now be yours, Coursera professes love for Scala, Oracle looks to please miffed Java devs, Irrational Games closes its doors, and Valve profusely explains to the gaming community.

Alec Noller02/19/14
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Dev of the Week: Rafał Kuć

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 Rafał Kuć, software architect and Solr and Lucene specialist.

Ariya Hidayat02/19/14
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Tricks for GPU Composited CSS

The use of graphics processing unit (GPU) in modern browsers, particularly for page rendering, means that there is no more excuse for laggy animation. In some cases, when the intended animation is not necessarily GPU friendly, some tricks need to be employed so that the graphics operations do not cause a potential performance problem.

Pushpalanka Jay...02/19/14
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Latest ESB Performance Round

The results of latest round of ESB performance study is out now, which has been conducted by WSO2, comparing performance of 4 open source ESBs. This is an open and repeatable performance study, where the used EC2 AMI is published as a public AMI that contains all the configured ESBs and execution logs along with system configurations.

//Setting the AutoFormat and PivotTableStyle Type

//Setting the PivotTable report is automatically formatted for Excel 2003 formats
//Setting the PivotTable atuoformat type.

//Setting the PivotTable's Styles for Excel 2007/2010 formats e.g XLSX.

//Setting Format Options

//The code sample that follows illustrates how to set a number of pivot table formatting options, including adding grand totals for rows and columns.

//Dragging the third field to the data area.

//Show grand totals for rows.

//Show grand totals for columns.

//Display a custom string in cells that contain null values.

//Setting the layout

//Setting Row, Column, and Page Fields Format

//The code example that follows shows how to access row fields, access a particular row, set subtotals, apply automatic sorting, and using the autoShow option.

//Accessing the row fields.
PivotFieldCollection pivotFields = pivotTable.getRowFields();

//Accessing the first row field in the row fields.
PivotField pivotField = pivotFields.get(0);

//Setting Subtotals.

//Setting autosort options.
//Setting the field auto sort.

//Setting the field auto sort ascend.

//Setting the field auto sort using the field itself.

//Setting autoShow options.
//Setting the field auto show.

//Setting the field auto show ascend.

//Setting the auto show using field(data field).

//The following lines of code illustrate how to format data fields.

//Accessing the data fields.
PivotFieldCollection pivotFields = pivotTable.getDataFields();

//Accessing the first data field in the data fields.
PivotField pivotField = pivotFields.get(0);

//Setting data display format

//Setting the base field.

//Setting the base item.

//Setting number format

//Modify a Pivot Table Quick Style

//The code examples that follow show how to modify the quick style applied to a pivot table.

File sdDir = Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory();
String sdPath = sdDir.getCanonicalPath();

//Open the template file containing the pivot table.
Workbook wb = new Workbook(sdPath + "/Template.xlsx");

//Add pivot table style
Style style1 = wb.createStyle();
com.aspose.cells.Font font1 = style1.getFont();
Style style2 = wb.createStyle();
com.aspose.cells.Font font2 = style2.getFont();
font2.setColor( Color.getBlue());
int i = wb.getWorksheets().getTableStyles().addPivotTableStyle("tt");

//Get and Set the table style for different categories
TableStyle ts = wb.getWorksheets().getTableStyles().get(i);
int index = ts.getTableStyleElements().add(TableStyleElementType.FIRST_COLUMN);
TableStyleElement e = ts.getTableStyleElements().get(index);
index = ts.getTableStyleElements().add(TableStyleElementType.GRAND_TOTAL_ROW);
e = ts.getTableStyleElements().get(index);

//Set Pivot Table style name
PivotTable pt = wb.getWorksheets().get(0).getPivotTables().get(0);
pt.setPivotTableStyleName ("tt");

//Save the file. + "/OutputFile.xlsx");

//Clearing PivotFields

//PivotFieldCollection has a method named clear() for the task. When you want to clear all the PivotFields in the areas e.g., page, column, row or data, you can use it.
The code sample below shows how to clear all the PivotFields in data area.

File sdDir = Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory();
String sdPath = sdDir.getCanonicalPath();

//Open the template file containing the pivot table.
Workbook workbook = new Workbook(sdPath + "/PivotTable.xlsx");

//Get the first worksheet
Worksheet sheet = workbook.getWorksheets().get(0);

//Get the pivot tables in the sheet
PivotTableCollection pivotTables = sheet.getPivotTables();

//Get the first PivotTable
PivotTable pivotTable = pivotTables.get(0);

//Clear all the data fields

//Add new data field
pivotTable.addFieldToArea(PivotFieldType.DATA, "Betrag Netto FW");

//Set the refresh data flag on

//Refresh and calculate the pivot table data

//Save the Excel file + "/out1.xlsx");
Dustin Whittle02/18/14
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Architecting for the Cloud

The biggest difference between cloud-based applications and the applications running in your data center is scalability. The cloud offers scalability on demand, allowing you to expand and contract your application as load fluctuates. This scalability is what makes the cloud appealing, but it can’t be achieved by simply lifting your existing application to the cloud

Mike Cottmeyer02/18/14
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Religion, Politics, and Agile

Most folks have heard the old adage that you never discuss religion or politics in polite company. Frankly, I’m guilty of both because I think it’s fun and I can take it. As a society, I think it’s time to consider a third category of zealotry that needs to be banned from our fancy dinner parties… agile methodology.

Jp Morgenthal02/18/14
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DevOps Master: Building Bridges Between Dev and Ops

I will admit I have been a strong opponent of those listing roles and organizations as DevOps. Primarily because DevOps is a way to do something and creating a role DevOps Engineer is just putting lipstick on the pig for those looking to hire a Linux Sysadmin or infrastructure script coder. Likewise, the DevOps organization is a somewhat more likeable term, but still ambiguous at best.