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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.

Eric Gregory05/15/13
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Links You Don't Want To Miss (5/15)

Today: The Universal Bytecode, an old math problem solved, the sound of sorting (algorithms), and a solution for automating development environments. Plus: the long history of selfish generations.

Abby Fichtner05/15/13
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Who Are You Imitating?

And so now, as I’m wondering what my next “big thing” will be (no pressure, Abbs) – I also wonder who might be next. Am I exposing myself to enough awesome to let me grow or am I getting too comfortable with who and what I know today?

Nick Johnson05/14/13
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Algorithm of the Week: Damn Cool Secure Permutations with Block Ciphers

A secure permutation is one in which an attacker, given any subset of the permutation, cannot determine the order of any other elements. A simple example of this would be to take a cryptographically secure pseudo-random number generator, seed it with a secret key, and use it to shuffle your sequence.

John Sonmez05/14/13
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5 Things That Will Make Your Agile Development Project FAIL

Over the years, I’ve worked on many different Agile teams and have consulted for and trained many teams on Agile development. In this time, I have found 5 common problems, that if not resolved, are very likely to cause a project to be a failure.

Michael Mainguy05/14/13
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Apologetic Agile Development

Having lived through numerous attempts to build software embracing the concepts behind the agile manifesto, I feel there are three large categories folks fall into when talking about agile principles.

Mitch Pronschinske05/14/13
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Things Made Easy: One Click CMS Integration with Solr & Drupal

If you have a new web project or and existing Drupal site, the combination of Drupal and Apache Solr is both powerful and easy to set up thanks to the existing integration code. The module allows for substantial customization with the administrative UI.

Parth Patel05/14/13
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How to Use Magento Modules and Custom Extensions?

Make your ecommerce store user and search engine friendly and improve your online reputation on electronic business market. . . .

Andrey Prikaznov05/13/13
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Functional Programming – How to Write Functional Code in PHP

Functional programming can be defined in simple terms as a programming paradigm that does not change the state of a program, instead it uses pure functions

Seth Proctor05/13/13
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NuoDB for PHP

In this article, I’ll show you how to install, configure, and use the NuoDB PHP PDO Driver. The instructions below are for Windows, but other NuoDB platforms are installed and configured in a similar way.

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

See why Ars Technica thinks that the W3C’s new DRM framework will empower the open web and check out the benchmarking of Dart and Java. Plus a iOS 7 concept design and 7 tips on minion management.