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Dave Bush08/25/14
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JavaScript Performance Tweaks

So, I started reading High Performance JavaScript recently and I thought now might be a good time to give a summary of what I’ve learned so far.

Rob Galanakis08/25/14
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The low status of software engineers

Bill had two very different experiences interviewing for two different positions at two different companies: one as a software engineer, and one as a VP-level manager.

Bob Hartman08/25/14
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Scrum Basics: When Should We Schedule Sprint Transitions?

For a one week sprint, it’s possible to do Review, Retrospective, and Planning all on Wednesday morning.

Ian Mitchell08/25/14
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Counting Chickens: Undone Work in Scrum

By definition, any work that has not been completed to the satisfaction of the DoD remains undone. Taking work off a Product Backlog just because it is on a Sprint Backlog is therefore precocious and a mistake.

Steven Willmott08/25/14
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The Macro Effects of APIs – Rise of the API Economy

Having stated the Axioms in previous posts, a number of big picture questions arise: beyond how they are related to individual organizations, what effect do they have on the evolution of the web and the economy as a whole? What challenges are there in making the API Economy a reality?

Kin Lane08/22/14
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Sorry Google, Your Programming Test Is Not A Valid Measurement Of My Skills

I understand that you have to qualify large number of folks, at your very algorithmic-centric company, but when it comes to measuring what I do, a programming test isn’t a thing.

Giuseppe Vettigli08/22/14
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Quick HDF5 with Pandas

HDF5 is a format designed to store large numerical arrays of homogenous type. It cames particularly handy when you need to organize your data models in a hierarchical fashion and you also need a fast way to retrieve the data. Pandas implements a quick and intuitive interface for this format and in this post will shortly introduce how it works.

Abby Fichtner08/22/14
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Why We Need to Teach Kids to Code

Coding (computer programming) is the art of creating anything from computer games and iPhone apps to computational models that help us improve health care. As our kids grow up, this ability to code will become as fundamental as reading and writing to their success, regardless of what occupation they ultimately choose.

Chen Harel08/22/14
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Route 53 Benchmark: The New AWS Geolocation's Surprising Results

How to choose between Geolocation and Latency routing? We tested DNS configurations across multiple EC2 regions using AWS Route 53 to find out

Chandra Munagavalasa08/22/14
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Maximize your Customer Value – Think Lean, Go Lean and Stay Lean

Lean is more than just minimizing waste. A popular misconception of Lean is that it is suited only for manufacturing. In this article I will be discussing non-value added process and implementing Lean in software development.

Lorna Mitchell08/21/14
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Running Multiple Versions of PHP

When I advise people about upgrading their PHP version, I say things like "just run your test suite with the new version" "just grab the new version and try your site with the built-in webserver". A couple of people recently have asked for more detail on how to actually achieve these things so here's a quick primer on getting new PHP without touching anything to do with your existing PHP installation.

Paul Underwood08/21/14
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Add Custom User Fields To User Profile Page

In a previous article I explained how you can modify the contact information on the WordPress User profile page, but what if you want to know more custom information from the user that requires more that just a text field.

Derwyn Harris08/21/14
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The Need To Review The Agile Manifesto

Since the Agile Manifesto was published in 2001 much has changed. It's time to rethink yesterday’s manifesto in a new light and deconstruct which concepts were home runs and which still need to evolve.

Raymond Camden08/21/14
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Ionic and Cordova's DeviceReady: My Solution

I've been madly in love with the Ionic framework lately, but I've run into an issue that I'm having difficulty with. I thought I'd blog about the problem and demonstrate a solution that worked for me. To be clear, I think my solution is probably wrong. I'm sharing this blog entry as a way to discuss and get some feedback.

Eric Minick08/21/14
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The argument for testing performance in production

Performance testing still has its place. It’s awesome for existing applications when looking for changes that degrade performance, and for major application launches where the scalability absolutely has to be right the first time.