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Alec Noller07/30/14
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Dev of the Week: Sean Lorenz

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 Sean Lorenz, Technical Product Guy for the Xively IoT platform from LogMeIn.

Alec Noller07/30/14
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The Best of DZone: July 22 - 29

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include a developer's life in GIFs, the swiss Java knife, Apple's lack of Swift knowledge, the four best refactorings, DZone's 2014 Guide to Internet of Things, and more.

Arthur Charpentier07/30/14
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Coffee and Productivity

I was asked if there were serious research papers published on coffee consumption and labour productivity. There are some papers on coffee breaks and productivity, e.g. Productivity Through Coffee Breaks, but I could not find anything on coffee consumption.

John Cook07/30/14
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D more popular than any functional language

At the time of writing this post, D is easily more popular than all functional programming languages combined. Here’s a portion of the chart zooming in on D and functional languages.

Peter Zaitsev07/30/14
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Prevent MySQL downtime: Set max_user_connections

One of the common causes of downtime with MySQL is running out of connections. There is a better solution: use different user accounts for different scripts and applications and implement resource limiting for them. Specifically set max_user_connections:

Ricky Ho07/30/14
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Incorporate domain knowledge into predictive model

To create a predictive model, feature engineering (defining the set of input) is a key part if not the most important. In this post, I'd like to share my experience in how to come up with the initial set of features and how to evolve it as we learn more.

Gerry Claps07/30/14
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When to dump Scrum for Kanban

The CEO/Manager walks into the room and asks to add X, Y and Z into the Sprint. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. Maybe it's time to ditch Scrum for Kanban?

Michael Georgiou07/30/14
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10 Quick Ways to Optimize Page Load Time

Since Google is also using page speed as a ranking factor in its algorithm. Studies show there is direct correlation between page speed and visitor retention, bounce rate, and revenues.

John Cook07/29/14
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Software development becoming less mature?

I don’t know whether computing is becoming less mature, though it may very well be on average, even if individual developers become more mature.

Rahul Singh07/29/14
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BackBone Tutorial - Part 1: Introduction to Backbone.Js

Backbone.js is a lightweight framework that lets us create single page applications in a structured manner. It is based on the Model-View-Controller (MV*) pattern. It is best suited for creating single page applications using a RESTful service for persisting data.

Ajitesh Kumar07/29/14
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How to Create a Single Page App with AngularJS and Spring MVC

The article presents recipe to create single page application with AngularJS & Spring MVC where different pages are required to do transactions with server using RESTful API.

Mike Cottmeyer07/29/14
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Why Agile Is Failing in Large Enterprises, And What You Can Do About It

Here is the deck from my Agile2014 talk on why many folks are struggling to adopt agile in larger, more complex enterprises.

Doug Winfield07/29/14
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Verified Plugins Marketplace: Your Source for Verified Cordova/PhoneGap Plugins

With custom plugins, hybrid mobile developers are able to extend the functionality of their mobile apps beyond what is normally possible with the Cordova/PhoneGap framework. The problem, though, is that the custom plugin space is still the "wild west" - until recently, that is.

Alec Noller07/28/14
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Introducing DZone's 2014 Guide to Internet of Things

DZone's 2014 Guide to Internet of Things was produced to help you understand the growing variety of technologies, tools, and companies behind IoT, along with the challenges it faces and the vast potential it holds.

Moshe Kaplan07/28/14
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Validating Your Disk Performance

If you are short of RAM and get a poor performance, it may be a good time to verify your disks performance and see if they do match your needs.