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Mitch Pronschinske05/22/13
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Links You Don't Want To Miss (May 23)

It's time to make Java debugging suck less, and it's also time to start pronouncing "GIF" "jif". Plus, some crucial employability tips and the real difference between "web" and "enterprise" developers.

Steven Lott05/22/13
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Legacy Code Preservation: Some Patterns

With modern languages and tools, legacy code conversion is quite simple. The impediments are simply managerial in nature. No one wants to have a carefully maintained piece of software declared a liability and discarded. Everyone wants to think of it as an asset that will be carefully preserved.

Jurgen Appelo05/22/13
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What Makes a Great Conference?

I’ve been asking around on email and on the social networks what makes a conference memorable, special, or amazing. This topic has my special interest, not only because I attend between 20-25 conferences per year, but also because I’m trying to help make the DARE 2013 a great experience.

Giorgio Sironi05/22/13
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A simple strategy for dotfiles

Simple as in Simple Object Access Protocol. Dotfiles such as .vimrc and .bashrc are at the core of configuring a Unix system. They are usually places in the home folder of a user and, if present, are read by various tools such as the shell and Vim.

Yuriy Lopotun05/22/13
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How to Stand Out at Work: 10 Tips for Programmers (Part 2)

This is the second part of the article in which I’m sharing a list of simple tips that, in my opinion, can help programmers succeed at their current workplace.

Eric Gregory05/22/13
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Dev of the Week: Mahdi Yusuf

This week we're talking to Mahdi Yusuf, developer at Source Metrics, active member of the Python community, and creator of Neckbeard Republic.

Allen Coin05/22/13
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Links You Don't Want to Miss (May 22)

Today: Memcached 10 years later, JS struggles, why can't testers and developers get along?; Neil deGrasse Tyson settles the Star Trek vs. Star Wars debate, and how to boost your eBook revenue.

Leigh Shevchik05/22/13
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DrupalCon 2013: Introducing Drupal Hooks and Views Metrics

The Drupal ecosystem is bursting at the seams with modules. The ease of extending Drupal means it can be non-intuitive for developers to write well-performing modules.

Nick Johnson05/22/13
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Algorithm of the Week: Damn Cool Cardinality Estimation

Suppose you have a very large dataset - far too large to hold in memory - with duplicate entries. You want to know how many duplicate entries, but your data isn't sorted, and it's big enough that sorting and counting is impractical. How do you estimate how many unique entries the dataset contains?

Mikio Braun05/22/13
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A Visit to the Valley

It’s one thing to know abstractly that the Silicon Valley is home to most computer related companies, and to drive down Highway 101 and see another well known company every 30 seconds or so.

Mike Cottmeyer05/22/13
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Getting Teams to Deliver Predictably

As recently as this week, I’ve been involved in conversations with customers about how we can help make their teams deliver more predictably. How can they meet commitments on all levels of the organization, including project, program, and portfolio?

Christopher Taylor05/22/13
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Escape Process’ Death Valley, or How to Tell a Cat From a Washing Machine

More and more leading edge thinkers are starting to focus on this dichotomy of approaches – organic vs mechanical. Each rightly has it’s place in any practitioner’s toolkit.

Esther Derby 05/21/13
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11 Things to Remember About People in Middle Management Roles

It’s easy to be critical of managers. A few things to remember. Point 0 - Most people in management roles want to do a good job, but may not know what to do or how to do it...

Henkz Sall05/21/13
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Retrieve Data from Database Table

Let's see how to retrieve information from the database table we created called "friends"...

Paul Underwood05/21/13
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Resize Image Class With PHP

In this tutorial we are going to create a PHP class that will allow you to resize an image to any dimension you want, it will allow you to resize while keeping the aspect ratio of the image.