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Jurgen Appelo05/20/13
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Let's Measure Something Meaningless

Measuring something meaningful is hard, so let’s measure something that is meaningless but easy. Like your hours at work!

Swizec Teller05/19/13
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It Takes About Two Months to Write a Technical Book

If you really want to learn something, write a book about it. It doesn’t take long. After two months of plomping my arse down repeatedly I finally finished my d3.js book. Or rather, I finished the first drafts.

Rogier Noort05/19/13
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We're All Born to Blog

After reading Tao of Twitter and Return on Influence written by Mark, and Stanford’s reputation, my expectations were high.

John Cook05/18/13
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Extreme Syntax

Lisp practically has no syntax. It simply has parenthesized expressions. This makes it very easy to start using the language. And above all, it makes it easy to treat code as data. Lisp macros are very powerful, and these macros are made possible by the fact that the language is simple to parse.

Chris Spagnuolo05/17/13
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How to Cross the Chasm

If you haven't heard of him before, Geoff Moore writes and speaks about the technology adoption lifecycle and the marketing and business strategies for successfully navigating this lifecycle.

Mitch Pronschinske05/17/13
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Stupid Questions and n00bs: 10 Intriguing Things You Should Do

It really doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in this industry or which position you hold, understanding generation n00b and the value it brings should be mandatory for you.

Mitch Pronschinske05/17/13
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Links You Don't Want To Miss (May 17)

New JavaScript and CSS tools are on their way, along with a managed NoSQL DB from Google. Plus Jekyll 1.0 and a super-jumping robot.

Robert Diana05/16/13
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The Big List of 256 Programming Languages

I am not recommending a specific language over others at this time, but providing a long list of languages based on GitHub and TIOBE.

Paul Reed05/16/13
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The Ship Show: Does Your Entire Team Have to Git It?

Version control is becoming a ubiquitous part of the “DevOps movement,” and we talk through what level of understanding should be expected, what level of training should be provided, and whether those are different for different teams or different tools.

Allen Coin05/16/13
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Links You Don't Want to Miss (May 16)

Today: A full-text client-side search in CSS3, Georgia Tech's online MS in Computer Science for $7,000, 3 new APIs for Android announced at Google I/O, and a Klingon translator!

Paul Hammant05/16/13
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The Sorry State of the Anti-Software Patents Movment

Paul Hammant takes a broad look at the anti-software patent organizations, old and new, and where we are right now in the process of affecting real change in US software patent laws.

John Sonmez05/16/13
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Bad Advice: “Stop Working So Hard”

Would we ever want to live in a world where working harder didn’t amount to anything more, but rather ended up returning you less?

Giorgio Sironi05/15/13
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Cloning in PHP

Cloning is an operation consisting in the duplication of a data structure, usually to avoid the aliasing problem of having different code modify the same instance in inconsistent ways. In PHP, cloning can be accomplished in multiple ways - and in some cases it can be avoided altogether.

Chase Seibert05/15/13
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Introducing Advocoders

Good companies realize they need to involve their engineering team to help recruit. That could mean hosting drink ups, sending the team to conferences and old fashioned professional networking. But what about your engineering blog?

Eric Gregory05/15/13
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Dev of the Week: Michael Sahota

This week we're talking to Michael Sahota, Certified Scrum Master, active member of the Agile community, and co-organizer of Agile Tour Toronto.