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Robert Diana07/18/14
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Geek Reading July 17, 2014

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

Kristina Chodorow07/17/14
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Sharing Programming

I’m going to be volunteer teaching AP computer science this fall at a NYC high school! Aside from actually prepping them for the AP exam, I’ve been thinking about how to share the programming culture I love with the students. Off the top of my head, I’d like to tell them about:

Chris Odell07/17/14
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Every Library Needs an Index

Imagine walking into a library, and having to walk up and down the aisles trying to find the book you want. Imagine walking into a hardware store, row upon row and shelf upon shelf. But nobody has put any signs up. Do you document your code libraries and keep an index?

Matthew Turland07/17/14
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Speaking Resources

I was fortunate enough to recently be accepted to the inaugural php[world] conference. Shortly thereafter, a friend of mine within the community inquired about submitting to and speaking at conferences. I thought I’d post the resources I shared with them here for others interested in the same topic.

Mike Bushong07/17/14
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Bare metal switching, pricing, and the impacts on resellers

Most people in the IT space understand the trend towards bare metal everything (servers, switches, etc.). The movement to commodity hardware drives down costs in infrastructure where price is disproportionately determined by the cost of hardware.

Andrey Prikaznov07/16/14
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WebGL With Three.js - Lesson 6

In today’s lesson we will look at the load process of ready three-dimensional objects. We will consider how to load three-dimensional models using a variety of loaders.

Lorna Mitchell07/16/14
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Quickly add Amazon Cloudfront as a CDN

We needed to look at ways of trying to bring down the pressure on the servers, and decided to use a CDN (Content Delivery Network) for our image files. It was surprisingly painless to implement once I got into it so here it is in case it's helpful.

Andrey Prikaznov07/16/14
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WebGL With Three.js - Lesson 6

In today’s lesson we will look at the load process of ready three-dimensional objects. We will consider how to load three-dimensional models using a variety of loaders.

Ariya Hidayat07/16/14
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Build Agent: Template vs Provisioning

Except for various corner cases, build agents nowadays often run in a virtualized environment. With today’s technologies, a template-based build agent is not difficult to handle.

Maarten Ectors07/16/14
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How to Survive Digital Darwinism a.k.a. Company Failure Acceleration?

Why can’t companies adapt to change? The ideal sector to see disruptive innovation at work is the technology sector. Many billions are spend on bringing products to market that fail.

Allen Coin07/15/14
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Data Visualization: A Day in the Life of an NYC Taxi

This visualization displays the data for one random NYC yellow taxi on a single day in 2013. See where it operated, how much money it made, and how busy it was over 24 hours.

Cedric Beust07/15/14
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A Rubik's cube implementation in Three.js

In 2003, I took the time to put together a page that explains how to solve the Rubik’s cube with a set of formulas that are easy to memorize. I finally took the time to update my page and I reimplemented the entire cube animation in Javascript with Three.js.

Peter Zaitsev07/15/14
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Simple MySQL Master HA with mysqlnd_ms

I had the pleasure of presenting to the PHP Users Group Philippines a few days ago about mysqlnd_ms. The mysqlnd plugin, MySQL Master Slave, is a transparent layer on top of mysqlnd extension.

A. Jesse Jiryu Davis07/15/14
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Let Us Now Praise ResourceWarnings

A couple years ago when I began using Python 3, its new ResourceWarnings infuriated me and I ranted against them. And now, a ResourceWarning has saved my tuchus.

Ian Mitchell07/15/14
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Is agile transformation at risk?

This week I launched agilepatterns.org to help meet the challenge of enterprise scaling. In this posting I set out the rationale for doing so in terms of recent high-profile IT failures, and the need for genuine sponsorship for deep organizational change.