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John Cook11/07/14
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How well does sample range estimate range?

I’ve been doing some work with Focused Objective lately, and today the following question came up in our discussion. If you’re sampling from a uniform distribution, how many samples do you need before your sample range has an even chance of covering 90% of the population range?

Mehdi Daoudi11/07/14
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Seven Steps to Maximize Desktop Speed

In preparation for Black Friday and Cyber Monday (tis the season!), here are some tips to maximize the speed of your site to prepare for all the shoppers hopped up on turkey and leftovers.

Michael Georgiou11/07/14
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Why JavaScript Is and Will Continue to Be the First Choice of Programmers

The software industry is constantly evolving. Many languages that were cutting edge just a few years ago either look outdated or have been made completely redundant today. But not JavaScript.

Ian Skerrett11/06/14
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The Importance of Testing Interoperability: MQTT Test Day

A lot of work is being done developing standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), standards like MQTT, CoAP, etc. However, as most people appreciate, the implementation of a specific standard can be open for interpretation so testing for interoperability is the only way end-users can achieve this benefit. This is why I am pleased that we will be once again hosting an MQTT Interoperability Test Day.

Brian Swartzfager11/06/14
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Task-based web browsing: Grunt and the grunt-open plugin

So in the directory where this Gruntfile.js lives, I just have to type "grunt webhumor' in the command, and Grunt will open the appropriate sites. Not a huge timesaver, but kinda cool.

Bozhidar Bozhanov11/06/14
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On Java Generics and Erasure

Get a quick tutorial on type erasure.

Hubert Klein Ikkink11/06/14
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Awesome Asciidoctor: CSV and DSV Tables

With Asciidoctor we can create tables where the header and rows are in CSV (Comma Separated Values) and DSV (Delimiter Separated Values) format.

Swizec Teller11/06/14
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Kids, Always Remember to Clear Your Intervals

Impress your boss and colleagues with this quick tutorial on how to code moving graphs. Beautiful!

Rob Galanakis11/06/14
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Technical Debt Takes Many Forms

Most people are familiar with “technical debt” in terms of code or architectural problems that slow down development. There are other forms of technical debt, though, that can be overlooked.

Erich Styger11/06/14
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Engineering Joke of the Week: The Tunnel

I’m a believer that engineers not only need to act in a professional and ethical way, but they have to have a sense of humor too. For that reason I have the tradition to tell my class (almost) every semester week a joke or fun story with an engineering background. I have been asked to share the fun story from this week, so here we go...

Paul Hammant11/05/14
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Presenting on Trunk-based Development at the Perforce MERGE Conference

This was a month ago at Perforce’s MERGE 2014 conference, but the videos are up now, so you can watch it too. Of many case studies that I have, I detailed one where a hedge-bet on the order of releases paid off. Not that the client knew they were hedge-betting at the outset, that’s just the reality of Trunk Based Development, Feature Toggles / build switches, and Branch by Abstraction.

John Walter11/05/14
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Dev of the Week: Markus Eisele

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 Markus Eisele, Developer Advocate at Red Hat.

John Walter11/05/14
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The Best of DZone: Oct. 28 - Nov. 4

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include a glimpse to the future in IoT, an overview of the Lollipop API change, a tutorial for converting your legacy code, and the details of W3C's HTML5 recommendation.

Dan Wilson11/05/14
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The Top 5 Things You are Doing Today to Hinder Scalability

At the CFSummit 2014, I presented on The Top 5 Things You are Doing Today to Hinder Scalability. The presentation was well received by the audience. You can review the slide deck here:

Burke Holland11/05/14
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Adding Native Touches to Your Hybrid App

Designing hybrid apps can be difficult. The challenge is to use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build apps that feel at home on multiple mobile platforms with different UI paradigms, but we frequently overlook the fact that Cordova gives us access to native OS UI components directly.