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Mike Bushong11/11/14
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Conformity as an inhibitor to strategy

Our hard-wired need to conform flies against our desires to be different an innovative. As you consider strategy, you should make sure that you are not subconsciously shackling your ideas to the rest of the industry. But the good news is that because conformity is so popular, the few that are able to get past it end up in a remarkably powerful position.

Jorge Ramon11/11/14
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Ext JS Grid Grouping Tutorial

This tutorial shows you how to create a grouped grid in Ext JS. Ext JS grid grouping is a common scenario in business applications where users need to analyze tabular data grouped by different attributes. The Ext JS application that you will create in this tutorial will render an Ext JS grid containing fictional data describing model cars.

Allen Coin11/11/14
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Raspberry Pi Gets Smaller and Cheaper

IoT tinkerers rejoice! Yesterday, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the launch of the new Model A+. The A+ is smaller, more efficient, and costs less.

Allan Kelly11/10/14
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#NoProjects/#BeyondProjects: A Developer Footnote

During the post-conference drinks I was chatting with a developer - Matt from New Zealand if my memory serves - and he came out with what some might think was a surprising comment. He said: “I’d never thought of a project like that before.”

Paul Underwood11/10/14
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Improving WordPress Shortcode Usability

In this tutorial we are going to talk about WordPress shortcodes and what I think is the missing piece with shortcodes in WordPress.

Kosta Stojanovski11/10/14
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Man, Woman, Dog: A Task from the Past

This article describes solutions for an exercise that was given to students by economics faculty who visited my computer science department 10 years ago. The task is relatively easy but somehow we couldn't manage it at that time. The program had to be written in C, which we didn't know well and was one of the reasons for the failure. Two weeks ago I decided to finish this problem so I sat in front of my PC and implemented two possible solutions for it in Java.

Paul Hammant11/10/14
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The Pervasive Inbox

Email is older than the web, and it’s way past due for an improvement. We want to see JavaScript turned on in email packages. I feel that is inevitable, and it’d be nice to have a product that can immediately take advantage when that happens.

Rob Galanakis11/10/14
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If you hear "perception is reality" you're probably being screwed

I was once told in a performance review that “perception is reality.” I was infuriated, and the words stuck in my mind as the most toxic thing a manager could say to an employee. Let me tell you what “perception is reality” means, and why you should plan on leaving your job the moment you hear it:

Ayende Rahien11/09/14
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Career Planning: Disaster Recovery

One of the more important things that you have to remember is that you should always be ready for failure. As developers, we are used to thinking about stuff like that in our code, but this is true for real life as well.

Ajitesh Kumar11/09/14
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Learn R: Hello World with R

This article represents some of the basic concepts you need to understand in order to write a Hello world using the R programming language.

Alec Noller11/08/14
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Leave us a Comment: What Are You Working On?

Developers have a tendency to work a lot. Maybe your job is a grueling nine-to-five torture, or maybe it's a dream come true. Either way, there's a good chance that you go home and keep working on something of your own. Well, we want to hear about it! Leave a comment and let us know what you're working on.

John Cook11/07/14
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How well does sample range estimate range?

I’ve been doing some work with Focused Objective lately, and today the following question came up in our discussion. If you’re sampling from a uniform distribution, how many samples do you need before your sample range has an even chance of covering 90% of the population range?

Brian Swartzfager11/06/14
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Task-based web browsing: Grunt and the grunt-open plugin

So in the directory where this Gruntfile.js lives, I just have to type "grunt webhumor' in the command, and Grunt will open the appropriate sites. Not a huge timesaver, but kinda cool.

Rob Galanakis11/06/14
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Technical Debt Takes Many Forms

Most people are familiar with “technical debt” in terms of code or architectural problems that slow down development. There are other forms of technical debt, though, that can be overlooked.

Erich Styger11/06/14
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Engineering Joke of the Week: The Tunnel

I’m a believer that engineers not only need to act in a professional and ethical way, but they have to have a sense of humor too. For that reason I have the tradition to tell my class (almost) every semester week a joke or fun story with an engineering background. I have been asked to share the fun story from this week, so here we go...