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Allen Coin05/10/13
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Links You Don't Want to Miss (May 10)

Today: Java SE changes its release numbering scheme, how good C# habits can encourage bad JavaScript habits, PyPy 2.0 releases, and imagining a camera that can capture the movement of light in femtoseconds.

Mikko Ohtamaa05/09/13
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Exporting and Sharing Sublime Text Configuration

Sublime Text is a very powerful and popular text editor. But it’s more than a text editor… it’s an ecosystem of programmer’s tools where you can go to armory and choose the winning set for every code you’ll face.

Gil Zilberfeld05/09/13
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7 Steps for Writing Your First Test

A simple list of bullet points to check for when you are writing tests. Always try to improve your naming, mocking, refactoring, and picking scenarios.

Mitch Pronschinske05/08/13
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Git Going with Distributed Source Control

Many development shops have made the leap from RCS, Perforce, ClearCase, PVCS, CVS, BitKeeper or SourceSafe to the modern Subversion (SVN) version control system.

Giorgio Sironi05/08/13
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Accessing APIs without taking down your own application

No one has perfect availability, and the more external systems are involved in the use case of your application the more failures are prone to propagate to it. Decoupling the application from external systems is often possible, with the help of queues, worker and brand new processes, and a store-and-forward approach with respect to nested interactions.

Eric Gregory05/08/13
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Dev of the Week: Zemian Deng

This week we're talking to Zemian Deng, a Java developer working for the Bank of New York Mellon.

Lorna Mitchell05/08/13
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Setting Multiple Headers in a PHP Stream Context

Last week I tried to create a PHP stream context which set multiple headers; an Authorization header and a Content-Type header

Steven Lott05/08/13
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Legacy Code Preservation: The Bugs Are The Features

The extreme end of "paving the cowpaths" are people for whom the bug list is also the feature list. This is a very strange phenomenon, rarely seen, but still relevant to this review.

Andrey Prikaznov05/07/13
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PHP Debugging and Profiling – Xdebug

For long PHP developers faced a problem in absence of a suitable debugger which other programming languages such as Java and C# enjoyed. Overcoming this meant manually adding debug statements which was quite a challenging task. This problem was solved once Xdebug hit the scenes and soon became one of the most popular PHP extensions.

Juri Strumpflohner05/07/13
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Perfect Workflow in Sublime Text 2

I previously wrote about my Sublime Text setup. Well, Tuts+ has published a quite nice Sublime Text tutorial showing most of Sublime’s features. Regardless of whether you’re a Sublime Text enthusiast or not, you should definitely take a look at the tutorial.

Ian Mitchell05/07/13
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Confirmed or Busted: Are the Mythbusters Agile?

Mythbusters is enormously popular with technical types, and it's fair to say that it has earned something of a hallowed position in nerd culture. It's certainly a common topic at the water cooler for many in the IT business. So is there something in their approach to busting myths that resonates with modern software development practice?

Mitch Pronschinske05/06/13
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Links You Don't Want To Miss (May 7)

Run Ruby in-browser, see 2 views of a chessboard in Python, and find out if video codecs will be written in JavaScript in the future. Plus, take a look at Oculus Rift simulations and learn about Dropbox's first conference.

Jason Roiz05/06/13
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Hit the Mobile Road with Top 5 Responsive Drupal Themes

There are innumerable mobile-ready themes available with Drupal, which make your site accessible on any mobile device. Enlisted below are 5 such themes.

Allen Coin05/06/13
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Links You Don't Want to Miss (May 6)

Today: The best usability testing strategy EVER!, Java EE7 is ready!, Eric Schmidt thinks the internet has already surpassed television, and a free high-quality computer science education.

Mitch Pronschinske05/06/13
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API Usability: Think of the Humans!

We'll talk about common usability traps and the bugs we make or prevent consuming applications. Finally, we'll discuss approaches to API development that improve usability.