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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.

Allan Kelly11/05/14
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Dialogue Sheets Update (1 of 2)

It has been a while since I’ve written about Dialogue Sheets here - or indeed anywhere else. So here is a quick update and a request for some guinea pigs - I have ideas for new sheets but I need some teams to try them out.

Kristof Degrave11/05/14
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JavaScript: OO Programming Using the Revealing Prototype Pattern

I’m currently playing around with SPA (Single Page applications), meaning a lot of JavaScript to write. One of the principals in OO programming is don’t repeat your self. That is why I was looking for ways to accomplish this.

Paul Underwood11/04/14
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REM Sass Mixin With Pixel Fallback

The REM CSS unit is similar to the EM CSS unit except it allows you to size elements relative to the root of the HTML tag, as it stands for Root EM. The EM unit is relative to the font-size of the parent, which can cause problems in working out the correct size to use in descendent elements.

Trevor Parsons11/04/14
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Which CSS Preprocessor Should You Choose?

With the growing number of CSS Preprocessors like LESS, Sass, Turbine, Stylus and Swith CSS to name a few, it’s hard to decide which to choose for your project, and which will provide the best CSS authoring.

Ayende Rahien11/04/14
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Career planning: What is your path?

As discussed in the previous post, a lot of developers move to management positions at some point in their careers. Now let's turn this around, instead of asking what is going on in the industry, let’s check what is going on with you. In particular, do you have a career plan at all?

Mike Bushong11/04/14
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Making the World a Better Place with Big Data

While there is certainly much feel-good hyperbole about the “making the world a better place” nature of big data, that is more than offset with actual real-world details of how data is being used to solve more day-to-day business problems.

Robert Nyman11/04/14
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The editors I've been using--which one is your favorite?

The other day when I wrote about Vim and how to get started with it, I got a bit nostalgic with the editors I’ve been using over the years. Therefore, I thought I’d list the editors I’ve been using over the years. It would be very interesting and great if you’d like to share in the comments which editor you are using, and why you prefer it! Or with which editor you started your developer career!

Paul Hammant11/04/14
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Angular Commit Bubbles

I’m obsessed with the pseudo-declarative side of Angular. Making HTML turing-complete was a stroke of genius. To test the theory, and towards something that would be genuinely useful, I thought I’d blow the dust off something else that Miško had made in the past…

Rob J Hyndman11/03/14
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Prediction intervals too narrow

Almost all pre­dic­tion inter­vals from time series mod­els are too nar­row. This is a well-​​known phe­nom­e­non and arises because they do not account for all sources of uncer­tainty. When we pro­duce pre­dic­tion inter­vals for time series mod­els, we gen­er­ally only take into account the first of these sources of uncer­tainty.

Edmund Kirwan11/03/14
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The Blighttown Corollary

Can an image capture an entire system's structural integrity? Can we tell from a graphic whether a system is well-structured? The Blighttown corollary highlights the importance of a good package structure, as this structure will probably constrain the quality of the entire system's structure.

John Walter11/02/14
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The Best of the Week (Oct 24): HTML5 Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone (October 25 - October 31). This week tutorials with AngularJS, a walkthrough for adding SSL certificates, and information on W3C's recent HTML5 Recommendation.

Johanna Rothman10/31/14
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Is Your Culture Working the Way You Think it Is?

One day, the Big Bosses, the CEO and the VP Engineering spoke at an all-hands meeting. “You are empowered,” they said. They had a vision. They just knew what the future would hold. I managed to keep my big mouth shut.

Mark Morrell10/30/14
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Accessible content for everyone and every device

Everyone, whether they have a disability or not, needs to have the same experience when using any intranet information or applications. Employees with a disability may use devices to help them. Your intranet needs to be compatible with these to avoid risking breaking the guidelines and any law that applies in the country where the person works.