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Giorgio Sironi02/25/13
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PHP's mcrypt

This a symmetric encryption primer for PHP: you'll learn how to call the mcrypt API to encrypt and decrypt strings, using a single key in both processes.

Dustin Marx02/25/13
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My Five Favorite Development Analogies

I find myself using analogies (or the closely related similes and metaphors) to illustrate points I am trying to make in various facets of software development, especially when talking with someone new to or less familiar with software development.

Mitch Pronschinske02/25/13
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DZone Links You Don't Want To Miss (2/25/13)

Learn why it's not James Gosling's fault that we think more about 'write once, run everywhere' instead of the customer. Plus, see the performance numbers of Chrome's LocalStorage DB and get a taste of OpenJDK's new wiki.

Eric Genesky02/25/13
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Dart Refcard Author: Chris Buckett

This week's Refcard is on the upstart web scripting language out of Google, Dart. Today we have an interview to share with the card's author, Chris Buckett. Chris is probably one of the biggest champions in the community for Dart.

Mitch Pronschinske02/24/13
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The Strengths and Weaknesses of Extreme Programming

Here's a nice short presentation that quickly covers the pros and cons of extreme programming.

Saifi Rizvi02/22/13
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5 Reasons Why One Should Use PHP

If you are looking for developing your business website and choosing a right technology for your website then PHP will best for you. It is an open source object oriented server side scripting language.

Reza Shafii02/22/13
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Mule ESB and Mule Studio 3.4 Beta

Today we are happy to announce the beta release of Mule 3.4. This release of Mule ESB and Studio bring together a large set of innovative features that together greatly improve developer productivity and add powerful capabilities for the development of SaaS integrations.

Mitch Pronschinske02/22/13
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DZone Links You Don't Want To Miss (2/22/13)

The JDK 8 dev preview is pushed back and Riak 1.3 is released. Plus, some uncommon opinions about the Agile Manifesto and Write Once, Run Everywhere.

Gil Zilberfeld02/22/13
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Embrace Your Inner Mad Scientist

Recently I’ve come to value experiments. I value them so much, it seems all I’m doing is experimenting.

Saifi Rizvi02/21/13
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PHP Pulls up Socks to Go Mobile

The legendary position of PHP in the web arena is unquestionable. For any offshore PHP developer, it is the ultimate code repository that facilitates rapid development and deployment of web applications. Over the years, PHP has been adopted into several frameworks and sweet-talked its way into innumerable web applications. But it's time for PHP to pull up its socks.

Mitch Pronschinske02/21/13
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DZone Links You Don't Want To Miss (2/21/13)

Hadoop had a new alpha release and a new JDK managing tool for the command line is out. Plus, more war stories from the developer who worked at Blizzard games, and 18 API business models.

Patrick Kua02/20/13
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An Appropriate Use of Metrics

Management love their metrics. Metrics inherently aren’t a bad thing; just often, inappropriately used. This essay demonstrates many of the issues caused by management’s traditional use of metrics and offers an alternative to address these dysfunctions.

Mitch Pronschinske02/20/13
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DZone Links You Don't Want To Miss (2/20/13)

Find out what our best weapon against CIPSA is, and learn about the Chinese Cyber Espionage that has attacked over 100 companies and governments.

Jens Schauder02/19/13
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Shu Ha Ri and Code Metrics

Shuhari is a Japanese martial arts concept describing the stages of learning to mastery. While a master can and will break rules at will, most of the time she won’t because the rules align with what is the right thing to do. The same goes for code metrics.

John Sonmez02/19/13
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Principles Are Timeless, Best Practices Are Fads

After writing The More I Know The Less I Know, I received a few emails talking about how there are absolute best practices that should always be followed in software development. I wanted to distinguish best practices from principles at this point.