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Johannes Brodwall07/05/14
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A Canonical Web Test in NodeJS

When making these tests, I allowed for a little flexibility as well: By setting environment variables, the same tests can be run with a manually deployed server, so you can use it to verify that your staging server is up and running (for example).

Bill Jones07/05/14
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Get Your Rendering On

At first I was rather skeptical about this book, I was always interested CG rendering and 3D design and this book seemed like a good direction to take. I really enjoyed the hands on approach, make sure you download the code documents in order to follow along.

Paul Underwood07/04/14
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Dynamically Create CSS Classes With SASS

One of my favourite features of SASS is the ability to use loops to dynamically create your CSS classes. A good example of this is when you want to make a set of classes to use for changing the text colours and background colours of elements you would normally have to write CSS like this.

Chris Odell07/04/14
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De-registering a WordPress Custom Taxonomy

You know how to register a custom taxonomy and how to register terms for that taxonomy. However what do you do if you want to de-register a taxonomy?

Lorna Mitchell07/04/14
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Video: Git Remotes and Tracking Branches

Here's a little demo video that I put together to explain pushing/pulling with multiple remotes and how tracking branches make this easier.

Mike Bushong07/04/14
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Converging your storage network without fear

We are collectively making the step into network based storage. We should also make the step to run this effectively with maximum performance and minimal interference on a single network. It really can be pretty simple…

Gretchen Sisnett07/04/14
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Book Review: Moodle Course Design Best Practices

To download a sample chapter, click here Moodle Course Design Best Practices by Susan Smith Nash and Michelle Moore was a fairly quick read that gives a high level introduction on how to set up...

Benjamin Ball07/03/14
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Deploying a RabbitMQ Cluster at One Million Messages Per Second on Google Compute Engine

Last week, Google and Pivotal released a guide to getting started with RabbitMQ clusters on Google Compute Engine. Google has backed RabbitMQ in this regard due to what I mentioned previously--high through-put, low latency, and in-memory queuing--all in a way that is easy to set up and deploy.

Trisha Gee07/03/14
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Readable, Succinct, or Just Plain Short?

Which is more readable? releaseVersion = version.substring(0, version.indexOf('-SNAPSHOT')) or releaseVersion = version[0..-10] ? I'm going to go with the first one because it’s easier to understand if/when something goes wrong.

Benjamin Ball07/03/14
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OpenStack Turns 4 - The Top 4 OpenStack Articles in its Lifetime!

It was recently mentioned this week on OpenStack's blog that OpenStack, the free and much-loved open source cloud computing platform, will turn 4 years old on July 19th, and they're declaring it a cause for celebration.

Raymond Camden07/03/14
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GapDebug, a New Mobile Debugging Tool

For the past few days I've been playing with a new, and rather interesting, mobile debugging tool called GapDebug. It provides a simpler way to debug both iOS and Android mobile applications, and works with web pages, PhoneGap, and Cordova applications.

Phil Whelan07/03/14
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5 Common Barriers When Introducing DevOps

In my talk at Silicon Valley DevOpsDays last week, I wanted to bring about awareness, discuss some of the lessons learned, and offer some thoughts and tips about bringing DevOps to an organization. I've listed below five common barriers and ways to overcome them.

Mike Bushong07/03/14
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UX is the new orange

If networking really is on the cusp of changing over, user experience has to be an input into the design process. This is a radical change in how products are conceived, built, and ultimately brought to market.

Mauro Carniel07/03/14
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Rapid Development Applied to Alfresco CMS

In this article an extension to the CMS Alfresco is proposed, in order to reduce costs involved with the creation of a custom front-end and make it more efficient the issue of document management.

Alec Noller07/02/14
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Dev of the Week: Hernâni Cerqueira

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 have something a little bit different: Hernâni Cerqueira, Lead Software Engineer for DZone and AnswerHub.