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Alec Noller10/08/13
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AskDZ: What's the Worst Bug You Ever Found and Solved?

Every developer has been faced with a bug that is different from other bugs. It may be a mistake of massive proportions, or something so small that the consequences couldn't be anticipated, or just comically unfortunate. If there is justice in the world, you can fix these bugs when you find them...

Gil Fink10/08/13
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Getting Started with Responsive Web Design Development Techniques

While developing apps, you should ask yourself how the app UI will adapt to different devices and you should anticipate the need for these responsive capabilities. In this article, you will be presented with techniques to create responsive web designs using flexible layouts and media queries.

Marina Sprava10/08/13
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Memcached Memory Allocation

Let’s dive into the world of Memcached to learn more about its memory allocation and how to prevent fragmented memory for your Java and PHP applications.

Antonin Januska10/08/13
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How to Make a Bootstrap 3 Theme The Proper Way

With the release of Bootstrap 3, some of Bootstrap's themes encourage a different method of use that helps keep Bootstrap a dependency (that shouldn’t be directly touched), rather than a starting codebase. This tutorial explores these Bootstrap themes, as well as techniques for using and overriding them.

Alec Noller10/08/13
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Plugreg: The Plugin Registry for Cordova and PhoneGap

Plugreg is a website recently launched by Lee Crossley and has collected, over the last month or so, more than 150 plugins from 100 different authors. The site is straight-forward and easy to use, and while it's still at an early stage, there are already a lot of useful plugins to be found.

Ross Mason10/07/13
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The Hunt For The Perfect API

About 7 helpful tips are contained in this article for API design. Creating the perfect API is close to impossible. However it’s clear that companies that look at their APIs as a key part of the business strategy.

Giorgio Sironi10/07/13
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Object-relational mapping: seriously

Despite all our conceptual discussions, Von Neumann doesn't care: machines only execute a list of instructios for the CPU. It is a violation of "pure" object modeling to use ORMs to persist them; but so are all the nice features we get from this architectural style, and we usually don't want to renounce to them.

Mitch Pronschinske10/07/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (October 7)

Tim Berners-Lee vs. the EFF, the RESTful API Modeling Language, and the iOS7 HTML5 Report Card. Those stories, plus a bold idea for a new programming language, a theory about the drop in CS interest, and a great list of children's programming resources.

Mitch Pronschinske10/07/13
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Call Me Maybe: Carly Rae Jepsen and the Perils of Network Partitions

I recently found Kyle Kingsbury's blog and saw that he has done a lot of interesting research into areas that developers need more knowledge about. In this case, it's network partitions and their effects on complex applications.

Mitch Pronschinske10/05/13
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MongoDB Inc. Worth $1.2 Billion, Are They the Next Oracle?

MongoDB (formerly 10gen) just became the most valuable tech startup in New York, beating out more well-known companies like Gilt, Foursquare, and Etsy. They're also worth more than the cost of Tumblr, which was acquired by Yahoo this year.

Blog Team At In...10/05/13
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Benefits of Semiotics in User Interface Design

Visual semiotics focuses on how meaning is formed through visual signs, and what is perhaps the most important aspect that a user interface designer should understand is the relationship between what the users see and the meaning of what they are seeing, as well as the context through which they see it.

Giorgio Sironi10/04/13
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Six months of Behat

We thought about using Behat for our acceptance tests after PHP.TO.START in Turin; Behat is the PHP version of Cucumber. After a while, I reused the objects that our first PHPUnit end-to-end tests were calling to work with the system to prepare a basic FeatureContext able to perform a payment with Onebip; several weeks later, we had executable specifications in place for the first Spain-based tests.

Andreas Kollegger10/03/13
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Amazingly Cool Graph DB Use Case Whiteboarding

Interested in seeing the products that Breaking Bad characters would be interested in? Or maybe the IKEA furniture graph would be more intriguing? These are just some of the awesome graphgists that have appeared thanks to Neo4j's recent Graph Challenge.

Mitch Pronschinske10/02/13
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How to Design Great APIs

To build a great API, it has to be intuitive. To maintain your great API, it has to have great documentation. And to build an engineering organization capable of expanding your great API, you have to be strongly opinionated.

Allen Coin10/02/13
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Dev of the Week: Mike McCandless

This week we're talking to Mike McCandless, author of "Lucene in Action," Apache member, and smart home automation enthusiast