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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

Mitch Pronschinske10/01/13
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The Blogging Programmer's Style Guide: Front end or Front-end or Frontend?

New software terms and product names are being added to our vocabulary every day, and there's no dictionary or standard document to tell us how to write them. That confusion is the reason I decided to start writing a guide.

Mitch Pronschinske09/30/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (September 30)

Big changes for the JVM, Ruby 2.1, Google's new algorithm, a new API for Nest thermostats, and a free version of PyCharm are some of the stories this week. You'll also see how Disqus scales to 8B monthly page views and why some pros still write bad CSS.

Kristof Degrave09/30/13
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Cross-browser Testing Using BrowserStack

When building mobile web applications, the goal is to support as many browsers and mobile devices as possible. To achieve this goal, testing all these environments will be necessary. What if I could save you from all the work of finding the correct emulators, installing them, setting up virtual machines and everything else?

Kristina Chodorow09/30/13
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Most Talks at Conferences are Entertainment, Not Tutorials

Most talks at conferences are, or would be better for being, entertainment. People can’t learn that much from a large conference talk anyway, so why not get them all fired up to learn more about the stuff on their own?

Paul Underwood09/28/13
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Options for Instatiating a Class in PHP

If you want to instantiate a class in PHP, the class must be loaded into your application before you can use it. There are four ways to load a class: include, include_once, require or require_once. However, there are also other options.

Mitch Pronschinske09/26/13
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Pinterest Uses Redis to Do Amazing Things

Adam Bloom recently wrote a really interesting case study on the Pivotal blog that explains how Pinterest was able to handle its extreme (1000%+ / year) increases in traffic and keep scaling up its following functionality with the help of Redis.

Allen Coin09/25/13
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An Interview with PhoneGap Refcard Author Raymond Camden

This week's "Getting Started with PhoneGap" Refcard was authored by Adobe developer evangelist and DZone MVB Raymond Camden. We spoke to Ray a little bit about his background and the PhoneGap Refcard.

Allen Coin09/25/13
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Dev of the Week: Simon Jackson

Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community. This week we're talking to Simon Jackson, indie game development enthusiast, community developer, and technical architect ...

Mitch Pronschinske09/25/13
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Nitrous.IO Adds Package Manager For MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis, and more

Nitrous.IO is an intriguing new PaaS that looks like a legitimate competitor to platforms like Heroku. Similar to Heroku, Nitrous.IO now has a package manager with some of the functionality you'd find in Heroku's Toolbelt.

Mitch Pronschinske09/23/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (September 23)

Watch a mainstream news network try to describe GitHub, and learn about JetBrains' next big idea. Plus, see what's coming in WebGL 2.0 and C++ (the creator will tell you).

Mitch Pronschinske09/22/13
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4 Cloud Platform "Try Before You Buy" Steps

OpenSource.com has a helpful list of steps for anyone who's having trouble finding the right process for evaluating cloud platforms on your own terms.

Mitch Pronschinske09/21/13
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Redis: Why and How

Redis can seem like an odd beast: though it’s a “data store”, it’s very different from relational databases, or document databases, or other sorts of system you might be familiar with.

Mawusee Foli-awli09/19/13
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"Instant Building Multi-Page Forms with Yii How-to" - a Review

The book starts with the basics needed for "setting up the environment" and installing Yii. It also covers the integration of Bootstrap in a Yii project to change the default look and feel. If you...