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Paul Reed06/06/13
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The Ship Show: Going, Going...Gone

Whether it’s organizational dysfunction, discovering a role isn’t right for you, abusive management, or unethical requests, we look at the nagging yellow flags that pile up and can ignite into red flags that start your mind down the road of: Going, Going…Gone.

Mark Needham06/06/13
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Ego Depletion

A series of surprising experiments [...] has shown conclusively that all variants of voluntary effort – cognitive, emotional, or physical – draw at least partly on a shared pool of mental energy.

Eric Genesky06/06/13
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Links You Don't Want to Miss (June 6)

Learn about Apple's failed game console, as well as a 19-year-old's plan for small nuclear fission reactors. Oh yeah, and God answers some of life's enduring questions.

Giorgio Sironi06/05/13
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Serialization and injection

Serialization is a form of persistence: serialized data survives the process and the RAM where it was created and can be reconstituted inside different processes and machines that live in a different time or place. Sometimes serialization is a poor form of persistence in fact, one that confuses the boundary between the different schemas the data can fit in.

Lorna Mitchell06/05/13
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PHP Version Adoption

PHP runs over 75% of all websites whose technologies are known, which makes for a really REALLY long tail of users. What they don't do is upgrade. I absolutely don't mean this post as a rant - more as a way of raising the issue and trying to give some pointers for moving forward.

Mitch Pronschinske06/05/13
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The Wrong Way to do Agile: Team Structure

Meet Chet Rong. He is the world's WORST agile coach. You should watch this funny skit and make sure you don't do anything that Chet suggests. Today we have 'The Wrong Way to do Team Structure'.

Mitch Pronschinske06/05/13
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The Wrong Way to do Agile: Specifications

It's Chet Rong again. The world's WORST agile coach. You should watch this funny skit, but make sure you don't do anything that Chet suggests. Learn 'The Wrong Way to do Agile Specifications'.

Henkz Sall06/05/13
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A simple php mail function

The mail() function allows you to send emails directly from a script. For the mail functions to be available, PHP requires an installed and working email system. The program to be used is defined by the configuration settings in the php.ini file.

Mitch Pronschinske06/04/13
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Links You Don't Want To Miss (June 5)

See why you should write ugly code and how you can build your own Google TV with Raspberry Pi. Plus the new plan to curb frivolous software patent lawsuits.

Allen Coin06/04/13
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Links You Don't Want to Miss (June 4)

Today: How to ease in novice developers, why one banker quit his job to learn programming, Mozilla and Foxconn team up for Firefox OS Devices. Plus: The first porn app for Google Glass (safe for work link).

John Cook06/04/13
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Algorithm of the Week: Finding Sum-Free Subsets

A set of integers is called sum-free if no element of the set is the sum of any other pair of elements in the set. For example, {1, 10, 100} is sum-free.

Roger Hughes06/03/13
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So, What's in a Story?

I don't know about you, but I always feel a little nervous when it comes to writing Agile stories. I often worry whether I'm the best person to write them and if I've got them right.

Paul Underwood06/03/13
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Version Control: Git vs SVN

In this post we are going to look at the benefits of working with version control and the difference between two of the most popular version control repositories, GIT and SVN.

Mitch Pronschinske06/03/13
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500 Startups: What's Trending Worldwide -- The Lean Startup and More

In this talk, Dave will strive to make sense of the impact the Lean Startup Movement (of which 500 Startups and its portfolio companies are great fans of) has had on entrepreneurship, particularly in Silicon Valley, where Dave is based.

Martin Fowler06/03/13
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My Opinion on API Copyright

On the whole I'm in favor of using copyright in this way - as one who writes a lot of prose describing software development, the mechanism seems to fit well. But that fit breaks down when it comes to interfaces of software components.