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Jim Bird09/02/14
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10 Things to Make Your App Secure: #1 Parameterize Database Queries

Let’s start with #1 on the list, the simplest, but one of the most important things that you can do to secure your application: Parameterize Database Queries. One of the most dangerous and most common attacks on online applications is SQL Injection.

Rob Galanakis09/02/14
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Hire talented people and get out of their way?

Today's quote is: "In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way." This advice (hire smart, don’t micromanage) is so simplistic, it’s hardly worth saying. The profound stupidity is equating this with “being a good boss“. No, hiring smart people and not micromanaging them is the absolute, bare minimum you should be doing as a boss.

Raymond Camden09/02/14
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How to Keep Your DOM from Shifting Around

Keep your DOM from shifting around... the problem is that the user may have been just about to click on a button, link, or whatever, and finds that their click action has done nothing. Or worse - has activated another action that they didn't want.

Reza Rahman09/02/14
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Using the Java SE 8 Date Time API with JPA 2.1

Most of you are hopefully aware of the new Date Time API included in Java SE 8. If you are not, you should check them out right now using the Java Tutorial Trail dedicated to the topic. It is a significantly leap forward in processing temporal data in Java.

Anders Abel09/02/14
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A Geek's Nightmare

Last night I woke up after a night mare. A nightmare containing a future, “improved” version of powershell a competing blogger and Entity Framework Migrations. Slightly off topic, but I’ll share it anyway.

Chris Odell09/01/14
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No Script: The Conflict In Design

I have a question for you. When you design the front page for a business or the UI for a web application do you think about how to represent the functionality with JavaScript first or without?

Nicolas Frankel09/01/14
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Using exceptions when designing an API

Many knows the tradeoff of using exceptions while designing an application: On one hand, using try-catch block nicely segregates between regular code and exception handling code On the other hand, using exceptions has a definite performance cost for the JVM. This week has proved to me that exception handling in designing an API is a very serious decision.

Robert Diana09/01/14
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Programming Languages Job Trends: Part 2 - August 2014

In part 1 of the programming language job trends, we reviewed Java, C++, C#, Objective C, and Visual Basic. In today’s installment, we review trends for PHP, Python, JavaScript, Ruby, and PERL. Watch for part 3 in the next few days, where we will look at some emerging languages and others gaining steam.

Raymond Camden09/01/14
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My Weekend Experiment: PebbleJS

There has been an SDK for the Pebble since it came out, allowing developers to create watch faces and apps with C. You can read more about that on their developer guide site. Recently though an alternative way to develop for Pebble was released - PebbleJS.

Nikita Salnikov...09/01/14
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Leaking GPU memory - Google Chrome Edition

Our bread and butter is still memory leak detection, which was very clearly reminded to us when tracing down a GPU memory leak in a browser.

Paul Underwood08/29/14
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Using AJAX In WordPress

In the following tutorial we are going to learn how you can use AJAX in WordPress to run your own functions. The way this works in WordPress is by allowing you to attach your own actions that you can access from an AJAX request to change the content on the page.

Gil Zilberfeld08/29/14
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Superman vs. Batman: The Agile Version

I used to be Superman. I could do anything I wanted, and no one would tell me I was wrong. But Superman can be wrong. And when Superman makes a mistake, it can be a crucial mistake for the organization. In short, we don’t need Superman. We need Batman and Robin.

Johanna Rothman08/29/14
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Capacity Planning and the Project Portfolio

If you are considering doing capacity planning on what the teams can do based on their estimation or previous capacity, don’t do it. First, you can’t possibly know based on previous data. Why? Because the teams are interconnected in interesting ways.

Ian Skerrett08/29/14
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Welcome to the New Eclipse IoT Top-Level Project

I am thrilled to announce the Eclipse Board of Directors has formally approved the creation of the Eclipse IoT top-level project. This is an important milestone for our vision of creating an open source community that is creating the technology to power the Internet of Things (IoT).

Ajitesh Kumar08/29/14
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Cordova Hello World with AngularJS & Bootstrap

This article presents a quick code sample to get started with Cordova or PhoneGap and AngularJS and Bootstrap CSS framework. The interesting thing to note is that the development can be be same as if you are developing an AngularJS & Bootstrap Web app.