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Mike Bushong07/01/14
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How and When SDN Rolls Out

Software Defined Networking (SDN) has quickly spawned what appears in some respects to be a cottage industry of would-be disruptors to the more traditional networking approaches.

Sagar H Ganatra07/01/14
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AngularJS: Resolving data services before instantiating the Controller and Template

Look at a scenario where you are using a Search service to get a collection of objects that contain the search string. You can specify the route which will display the search results.

Luis Aguilar07/01/14
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CSS3 Pseudo-headache

Since what I wanted to do was merely style-related, I thought of only using CSS for it. After all, how hard could it be!? RIGHT!?

Ekkehard Gentz07/01/14
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Testing by Biking (TimeTracker App)

TimeTracker is a business app for Freelancers, small Companies or Enterprises and can run as a single APP or integrated into BES 10 (BlackBerry Enterprise Service). There are many TimeTracker APPs out there – so what’s different with this one?

Ravi Kiran06/30/14
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Using Promises in Node.js Apps

To separate logic of accessing data from the routes, we create separate modules to handle the task of data access. When I started learning Node.js, a common pattern that I saw in some samples to separate the data access logic from routing was as follows:

A. Jesse Jiryu Davis06/30/14
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Resources For Writing About Programming

I led a session about improving our writing skills. I wanted to gather more ideas to supplement my talk and my article on "Writing an Excellent Programming Blog". A half-dozen smart people showed up with tips and links. Here are my notes.

Erich Styger06/30/14
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New Zumo Robot PCB’s Arrived!

As you might have read it already: for the new semester we plan the next generation of Sumo Robots: still based on the Pololu Zumo Chassis, but instead using the FRDM board with the processor, we directly put a Kinetis K20 processor on the board :-).

Max Mccarty06/30/14
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OWASP Top 10 Risks: #1: Injection

We've all witnessed (and had a good laugh) when commands have been mixed with data as in the case where the baker literally writes the instructions for the message as the cake message. There isn't much difference in this example and what is one of the core elements in what OWASP has identified as the no.

Benjamin Ball06/27/14
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Salesforce Wants to Bring Enterprise to Wearables

Now Salesforce has launched Salesforce Wear, a developer pack which would allow developers to build apps on their existing Salesforce1 platform. They've already been met with a warm embrace from wearable companies like Fitbit, Pebble, Philips, Samsung and others.

A. Jesse Jiryu Davis06/27/14
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Write An Excellent Programming Blog

I want you to write. Not just code. Also words. If you're a member of the open source community, you can help us by writing about programming, just as much as by actually programming. And writing helps you, too: you can become better known and promote your ideas. Even more importantly, writing is thinking. There is no more thorough way to understand than to explain in writing.

Erich Styger06/27/14
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Slow 32 kHz Oscillator Startup

In an IoT project I'm using the Freescale KL15Z microcontroller. It worked very well, but some system failed: they need to quickly check sensor signals after power-up. So I instrumented the application to toggle an LED so I can monitor what happens: It was over 400 ms after power-on! Yikes!

Swizec Teller06/27/14
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My New Favourite JavaScript Trick

Using returns and callbacks in the same function. Sounds like crazy talk I know, but hear me out, I have good reason. I think.

Benjamin Ball06/26/14
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Google I/O 2014: Android Meets the Internet of Things with Android Wear, Android Auto, and Google Fit

There was lots of exciting material to be covered during the Google I/O 2014 keynote from San Francisco. But for me, the news I was waiting for centered about Google finally showing off a bit more about Android Wear, and potentially releasing an opponent for Apple's Homekit in the home automation realm.

Mehdi Daoudi06/26/14
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Understanding the Anatomy of a Wireless Connection

Consider your smartphone, the wireless infrastructure it relies on, and the websites it surfs. These parts must work together; and if we understand the reasoning for their designs and functions, and the resulting latencies, it may help us improve mobile experience and better address the growing trend of mobile internet usage.

Abhishek Gupta06/26/14
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A Closer Look at the Java Identity API

Currently, the Java Platform does not provide standard interfaces for managing identities. With the increasing use of internet services in day to day applications, adoption of SSO and federation, there is a need to protect network identity.