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Mike Bushong06/10/14
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Bad role or bad circumstances

We have all probably found ourselves at some point in a position that seemed a whole lot better on paper than it actually is in real life. What do you do?

Henrik Warne06/09/14
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Antifragility and Software Development

I recently finished the book Antifragile – Things that Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. I liked it a lot, and I think the ideas in it are quite useful when examining various systems and phenomena. What especially struck me when reading it was how much of it applies to software development.

Derek Weeks06/09/14
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5 Things You Need to Know About Open Source Components

You can’t get away from it. Thousands of open source components are being used in every industry, every day, to quickly build and deploy applications. For those not in the security industry, it’s hard to keep track of what is being done in this field to manage and monitor open source usage.

Trevor Parsons06/09/14
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Managing DevOps Across Multiple Clouds

Like it or not the future of enterprise IT involves hybrid cloud computing in multiple forms. At the moment, most IT organizations are simply struggling with how to manage DevOps between their own on-premise systems and a single cloud.

Jorge Ramon06/09/14
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Grouping in a Sencha Touch Store

In this article you will learn the approaches to performing grouping in a Sencha Touch Store. The article covers: Using a Sencha Touch Store’s grouper config, using the Store Class’s setGrouper method, using the Store Class’s setGroupField method, using the Store Class’s setGroupDir method

Benjamin Ball06/09/14
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The Best of the Week (May 30): Cloud Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (May 30 to June 5). This week's topics include PaaS service discovery, developing applications for OpenStack, automating server management, off-premise managed clouds, and Heat & DevStack on HP Cloud.

Benjamin Ball06/09/14
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The Best of the Week (May 30): DevOps Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the DevOps Zone (May 30 to June 5). This week's topics include test-driven development mistakes and advice, using Drone and Docker for continuous integration, building a balancer with Clojure, drawbacks and best practices of TDD.

Diganta Kumar06/07/14
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How to Improve SEO for a SPA Using a .NET Back-End?

When Google and other search engines index websites, they don’t execute JavaScript. This seems to put Single Page Application (SPA) — many of which rely on JavaScript — at a tremendous disadvantage compared to a traditional website.

Chris Odell06/06/14
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Agile Decompiled: Stand-up Meetings

In the end as long as the meetings you have are clear and focused and relevant to all parties then, for me, it doesn’t really matter if you are standing up or sitting down.

Ross Mason06/06/14
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In a Vulnerable Online World, What Should You Expect From a SaaS Provider?

Last month the massive Heartbleed security vulnerability was exposed. Three weeks later a security flaw in Microsoft Internet Explorer was revealed. It seems as though every few months there is news of a security breach or vulnerability.

Paul Underwood06/06/14
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Checking Media Queries With jQuery

The best way of changing your display depending on screen size is to use media queries to find out the size viewport of the screen and allowing you to change the design depending on what screen size is on.

Aleksey Novik06/06/14
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Really Understanding Javascript Closures

This post will explain in a simple way how Javascript Closures work.

Kin Lane06/06/14
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I Cannot Sit Idly By As Technology Marches Forward

I may not have the stamina and fortitude to continue for decades, but I cannot just sit idly by as technology blindly marches forward. I have to understand how it all works and push back, hoping to influence the course we take.

Paul Underwood06/06/14
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Web Development With PhpStorm

The main reason why I used Sublime Text was for speed and simplicity, Sublime Text at it's basic level is a text editor, which has been extended into an IDE. Everything about it was built for speed, which makes sublime one of the quickest and easiest text editors to use.

John Sonmez06/05/14
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3 Simple Techniques to Make APIs Easier to Use and Understand

How many times have you tried to use an API only to find that you had to fill in some ridiculous number of parameters with values that you had no idea about? If you’ve ever done Windows programming and had to call into some of the Win32 APIs, I’m sure you’ve experienced this pain.