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Mike Cottmeyer07/22/14
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What is the ROI of Your Event?

So, where did our new event fall on a scale compared to the others? Did I feel like attendees received value and did I feel like we got a good return on our investment? Let me give a little comparison.

David Winterbottom07/21/14
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Linking to Github

It's dangerous to link to lines or blocks of code on Github without explicitly specifying the commit hash in the URL. This emits the Github URL to the HEAD commit on the current branch, specifying the commit hash in the URL

Ayende Rahien07/21/14
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Introducing inefficiencies into RavenDB, on purpose

The administrators on the server noted the high I/O and that a single thread was constantly busy and decided that this is likely a hung thread. The long term fix was to actually make sure that we abort the operation after a while, report to the remote server that we scanned up to a point, and had nothing to show for it, and go back to the replication loop.

Mark Needham07/21/14
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R: ggplot: Problem automatically picking scale for difftime object

I thought it’d be interesting to create some visualisations around the times that people RSVP ‘yes’ to the various Neo4j events that we run in London. I tried to use ggplot to create a bar chart of the data. Unfortunately that resulted in this error:

Johanna Rothman07/21/14
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What is Your Minimum Agile Reading List?

I have created a Minimum Reading List for an Agile Transition. Note the emphasis on minimum. I could have added many more books to this list. But the problem I see is that people don’t read anything. They think they do agile if they say they do agile.

Jim Bird07/18/14
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Trust instead of Threats

According to Dr. Gary McGraw’s ground breaking work on software security, up to half of security mistakes are made in design rather than in coding. For the last 10 years we’ve been told that we are supposed to do this through threat modeling. What else can we do to include security in application design?

Alexey Kutuzov07/18/14
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Docker using private registry

There is an easy way to define Docker container using Dockerfile. The other way to do it is private Docker registry. I will install now MongoDB in a Docker container w/o Dockerfile

Mike Bushong07/18/14
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Open Compute, Open Switch API and Open Network Install Environment

Much has been published about the Open Compute Project. Initiated by Facebook, it has become an industry effort focused on standardization of many parts and components in the datacenter. It’s not a huge innovative leap, but it’s a significant convenience.

Gil Fink07/18/14
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Quick Tip: AngularJS Controller Destructor

One of the things you might need to do is to clean up resources when a controller in AngularJS is being deactivated. The following code example shows how to use the $destroy event to remove an event handler that was registered in some pubsubService:

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.