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Giorgio Sironi07/29/13
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My Vim values

Basically, my vision is inspired my the UNIX is my IDE motto, in that Vim should not reimplement or wrap external functionalities that are best provided by their own applications. Unix programs do one thing, and do it well: an editor shouldn't be capable of manipulating source control.

Mitch Pronschinske07/29/13
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Lean Startup: Should You Really Get the Product Out as Quickly as Possible?

What I wanted to examine was the Lean Startup principle of launching the Minimum Viable Product (MVP). Just the other day I saw a developer comment complaining about the "go fast and break things" culture in many engineering departments these days. So is MVP really a good idea?

Mitch Pronschinske07/29/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (July 29)

Android 4.3, A Regex crafting site, practical typography, and a heated discussion about SDN are just some of the topics in this week's roundup. Plus, experience Ada for the Java developer, Angular.js for the jQuery user, car hacking, and an inspiring session about getting paid.

Ted Neward07/29/13
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More on the Programming Tests Saga

A couple of people had asked Ted Neward how his story with the company that triggered the "I Hate Programming Tests" post ended. He was interviews by them and he gained some valuable advice for other candidates. Here is what ended up happening...

Mitch Pronschinske07/29/13
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Benchmark: ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ, HornetQ, QPID, and Apollo

Adina Mihailescu conducted a recent study that included message queue performance testing using a Rails application that pilots a binary and enqueues/dequeues items taken from a MySQL database.

Krishna Kumar07/26/13
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Aaron Swartz's "Pokayoke Software Development Guide"

When Aaron Swartz was still alive, he wrote “The Pokayoke Guide to Developing Software”. It's essentially about eliminating product defects by preventing, correcting, or drawing attention to human errors as they occur. You need to read this.

James Betteley07/25/13
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It’s Points All the Way Down!

James Betteley never thought I’d find himself disagreeing with Mike Cohn, indeed his book “Succeeding With Agile” has been something of a bible for him for the last few years, but on the issue using hours instead of points for (specifically) task estimating, James is still unconvinced.

John Whish07/24/13
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Connect to MySQL via SSH

Using the HeidiSQL GUI, see the settings that you can use to connect to MySQL using a SSH login.

Mitch Pronschinske07/24/13
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Dev Shop Essentials: Moving Whiteboards

Many development shops, including DZone, love whiteboards. We have them glued all over our walls. Some companies can't do that though, so I found something pretty awesome for you...

Madhuka Udantha07/24/13
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WSO2 User Engagement Server (UES)

WSO2 UES helps to rapidly create visually appealing and engaging web components such as dashboards, microsites and gadgets. Users can build dashboards, microsites and gadgets with 3rd party data sources, and even share them among authenticated or anonymous users across the enterprise. Learn more about it...

Allen Coin07/24/13
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Dev of the Week: Anders Abel

This week we're talking to Anders Abel: systems architect and developer working in Stockholm, Sweden.

Giorgio Sironi07/24/13
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Memcache 102

Memcache is a cache server that stores data in RAM for your convenience, providing items by key at the maximum speed while you're serving requests inside a web application.

Mitch Pronschinske07/24/13
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Ron Swanson's Scrum is the Best New Twitter Account You'll Find This Week

Even for someone like myself, who hasn't seen many episodes of the extremely popular comedy series, "Parks and Recreation," Ron Swanson is a well known character. So when I found the twitter account "Ron Swanson's Scrum," I knew I had a duty to tell the entire programming world about it.

Mitch Pronschinske07/23/13
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PHP AMQP Library at Version 2.1

In the last month, the php-amqplib project hit version 2.1. The library has been heavily tested on RabbitMQ and is used in production environments that send or consume over 600K messages per day.

Nick Johnson07/23/13
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Algorithm of the Week: Spatial Indexing with Quadtrees and Hilbert Curves

Quadtrees are a very straightforward spatial indexing technique. In a Quadtree, each node represents a bounding box covering some part of the space being indexed, with the root node covering the entire area...