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Rob Galanakis08/01/14
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Everyone should take vacation at the same time

To be sure, some people were screwed over by bad managers, but (in contrast to most other management offenses) this was largely due to particular managers and not underlying cultural causes.

Martin Fowler08/01/14
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Retreaded: Composed Regex

One of the most powerful tools in writing maintainable code is break large methods into well-named smaller methods - a technique Kent Beck refers to as the Composed Method pattern. A few people mentioned using fluent interfaces (internal DSLs) as an more readable alternative to regexs. I see this as a separate thing.

Mike Bushong08/01/14
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Do you really need to understand the guts of an Ethernet Switch?

This week I read a perfectly reasonable article by Tom Hollingsworth, which then deteriorated in the comments section to a “you don’t know how a switch works” exchange.

Robert Diana08/01/14
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Geek Reading July 31, 2014

These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques.

Andrew Fuqua07/31/14
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Continuous Backlog Refinement

Create your initial backlog, then stay on top of it. Here’s the how and why of Continuous Backlog Refinement.

Ajitesh Kumar07/31/14
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AngularJS – Single Page App with RESTful APIs & Spring MVC

After having found the recipe for creating single page app that could consume RESTful APIs, I am not sure if I would be using any other way to create single page app other than the way described in this article. Please feel free to share your ideas/suggestions/thoughts.

Eric Minick07/31/14
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Release Managers Risking Irrelevancy

As Agile breaks through the WaterScrumFall format of rapid development wrapped in slow project initiation and release cycles to actually delivering more frequently, Release Managers have been put into something of a bind.

Ross Mason07/31/14
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Don’t Just Throw APIs at the Problem!

One thing I’ve witnessed over the last few months as I’ve worked with dozens of customers is that, despite the fact that companies already have hundreds and thousands of APIs (anything that is an “interface” is an API in my mind), companies are still adding more.

Raymond Camden07/31/14
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Check out CodeSchool's Angular course

I've raved about CodeSchool before so I thought folks might be interested in knowing they have a really cool new course for AngularJS: Shaping Up with AngularJS.

Rahul Rajat Singh07/31/14
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Backbone Tutorial - Part 2: Understanding the Basics of Backbone.js Models

When we talk about any MV* pattern, model is undoubtedly the most important part of the architecture/application. It's the model that contains all the application data. Backbone.js models are also the most important building blocks when it comes to building backbone.js applications.

Alec Noller07/30/14
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Dev of the Week: Sean Lorenz

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 Sean Lorenz, Technical Product Guy for the Xively IoT platform from LogMeIn.

Alec Noller07/30/14
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The Best of DZone: July 22 - 29

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include a developer's life in GIFs, the swiss Java knife, Apple's lack of Swift knowledge, the four best refactorings, DZone's 2014 Guide to Internet of Things, and more.

Arthur Charpentier07/30/14
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Coffee and Productivity

I was asked if there were serious research papers published on coffee consumption and labour productivity. There are some papers on coffee breaks and productivity, e.g. Productivity Through Coffee Breaks, but I could not find anything on coffee consumption.

John Cook07/30/14
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D more popular than any functional language

At the time of writing this post, D is easily more popular than all functional programming languages combined. Here’s a portion of the chart zooming in on D and functional languages.

Peter Zaitsev07/30/14
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Prevent MySQL downtime: Set max_user_connections

One of the common causes of downtime with MySQL is running out of connections. There is a better solution: use different user accounts for different scripts and applications and implement resource limiting for them. Specifically set max_user_connections: