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Mitch Pronschinske08/13/13
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The HuffPost Moves to MongoDB, Scala, Play and Angular

Big news from probably one of the biggest news sites out there. The Huffington Post is abandoning its PHP/MySQL stack in favor of newer technologies. One of them was MongoDB. Here's what the author of the post had to say...

Dave Fecak08/13/13
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Recruiters Are Pretty (and How to Find One)

You would need to be blind not to notice that tech recruiting firms are now tending to hire young and attractive female rookie recruiters, which is an obvious strategy (similar to the so-called “booth babes” at trade shows) to get the attention of the predominantly male tech audience.

Jim Hirschauer08/12/13
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DevOps Scares Me - Part 4: Dev and Ops Collaborate Across the Lifecycle

DevOps isn’t just a set of tools, but a philosophical shift that needs that requires buy-in from all folks involved to really succeed. It’s only through a high level of collaboration that things will change for the better.

Mitch Pronschinske08/12/13
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The ZeroMQ Docs Are Actually Pretty Funny

If you've read the ZeroMQ docs before, you probably noticed a few pockets of good old-fashioned corny nerd humor. It seems that the creators and the rest of the ZeroMQ development community had a little fun when creating their docs. Maybe other open source projects should follow their example.

Kane Mar08/12/13
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How a Bell Labs Researcher Impacted the Scrum Framework.

This interview touches on many different topics; from Buddhism to Denmark, and from Bell Labs to working with Nonaka. I think you’ll agree that James Coplien has had a remarkable career and his work has influenced a wide spectrum of the community.

James Betteley08/12/13
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Changes to Scrum

Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, the original guys who came up with the whole concept of Scrum back in about 1995 have recently posted a video on the interwebs, explaining some changes to the scrum model based on their experiences over the last few years.

Mitch Pronschinske08/10/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (August 11)

Learn about the new utilities for Dropbox and SkyDrive. Then you'll have to see if you fall in love with Angular and Python 3.4. Plus, have fun with the developer excuse generator and the startup legitimizer.

Dariusz Suchojad08/09/13
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HTTP request throttling/rate limiting in Zato

The scenario - you integrate three applications, two client HTTP ones and the third is a backend one (no matter the technology). All is well except client1 tends to send requests in bursts for no good reason and its developers just cannot tame it.

Zac Gery08/09/13
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A Respectful Guide to Developer Termination

Behind all the procedures, rules, and processes there is a person who will be without a job. This is a common area where many managers and companies lose focus.

Tom Howlett08/08/13
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Creativity Needs Collaboration

Tom Howlett has been through several jobs that stifled his creativity. Some had too few constrains, and some had too many. Working in a collaborative team, with an opportunity to self-organize, Tom was free.

Blog Team At In...08/08/13
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Introduction to Systematic Programming – Part 3

This part in the series is focused primarily on learning How to Design Data. This is because when we each design the data, we are making, knowingly or unknowingly, decisions about how all of the functions that later operate on that data will operate.

Antonin Januska08/08/13
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Why Laravel 4's Seeds and Migrations Are Damn-powerful Tools

I used to look at Laravel’s migrations as shortcuts for creating tables quickly without having to write any SQL. Yet, I found another great usage for migrations, especially along with seeds.

Mitch Pronschinske08/08/13
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Beanstalkd: Pragmatic Message Queueing

I think I've found one of the best, most straightforward introductions yet to Beanstalkd, an under-appreciated member of the message queue community.

Allan Kelly08/08/13
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Xanpan - Now Available

A bit over two years ago Allan Kelly started using the term Xanpan to describe the style of agile he advocates and help teams implement it. If it isn’t obvious, Xanpan - pronounced “Zan-pan” - is a cross between Kent Beck’s Extreme Programming (XP) and David Anderson’s Kanban.

Cedric Beust08/08/13
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Email Tips I Thought Were Common Knowledge

Avoiding embarrassing forwards and not sending emails too soon are some of the tips in this post. The best one though is about how you can send decent looking code easily in an email.