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Allen Coin06/27/13
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Dev of the Week: Javyer DerDerian

This week we're talking to Javyer Der Derian, Python programmer, Django enthusiast, and developer at AnswerHub.

Mitch Pronschinske06/27/13
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What Makes Us Feel Good About Our Work?

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work.

Mark O'neill06/27/13
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Enterprise APIs and the "Iceberg Slide"

The ubiquity of the "iceberg slide" shows that the API industry is agreed there are more Enterprise APIs than Open APIs. But, how *how much more*? To answer that question, we recently ran a survey...

Steven Willmott06/26/13
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Software is Eating the World, APIs are Eating Software

As with everyone else in the industry, it’s natural that we’re often absorbed in the day to day if drilling down to individual technical challenges or choices. Sometimes however, it’s interesting to take a step back and when we do we’re continually surprised at how broad and deep the impact of APIs is likely to be.

Giorgio Sironi06/26/13
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The Wheel: Guzzle

The selling points of Guzzle are the load of features it offers, with an easier API than curl_*() functions. My only doubt is the preference for a Client object as the primary abstraction, but you should always wrap these library objects into your own objects so that you can mock and stub freely.

Mitch Pronschinske06/26/13
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Tech Jobs: The Highest Paying and Fastest Growing [Infographic]

Staff.com has a new infographic on some of the highest paying and fastest growing jobs in IT. You might be surprised by some of these.

John Sonmez06/25/13
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3 Easy Ways To Market Yourself as a Software Developer

The problem is most software developers don’t realize that they always need to be actively marketing themselves. I’ve written before about how you should be selling yourself and how everything is about selling, but part of selling successfully is marketing.

Paul Underwood06/25/13
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How To Compare Strings In PHP

In this tutorial we are going to look at all the different ways you can compare strings in PHP using a number of built in PHP functions.

Jakub Holý06/25/13
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Patterns of Effective Delivery (Dan North)

Highlights from Dan North‘s excellent, inspiring, and insightful talk Patterns of Effective Delivery at RootConf 2011.

Jason Whaley06/25/13
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Just Use an IDE

The common reply is that “I can do all of these things just perfectly fine and acceptable to me with vim/emacs using $X, $Y, $Z, $A, $B, ctags, $D, $H, and $Q and some fancy management of dot files”. And that’s great, I’m glad it works for you. But here's what I think...

Jorge Ramon06/25/13
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Creating a Sencha Touch Nested List with a PHP Backend

In this tutorial you will learn how to use a Sencha Touch Nested List to render data sent from a server. I have seen developers who are getting started with Sencha Touch struggle with this scenario, in part because there is little documentation on how to connect a Nested List component to a server endpoint.

Mitch Pronschinske06/24/13
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Dave Fecak's New Book Takes a Fresh Look at the Software Engineer's Job Search

Dave Fecak is not your average IT recruiter. IT recruiters tend to be lame, but Dave is quite awesome. You may have read some of his blog posts here or on Job Tips For Geeks. He's written a new book about the job search for software engineers.

Evert Pot06/23/13
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PHP 5.5.0 released!

PHP 5.5 has been released! Quite exciting stuff, and pretty great to see the pace of new releases. Props to the dev team!

Lorna Mitchell06/22/13
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Are Subqueries RESTful?

REST is all about representations of resources. They might come in different formats, and they might appear at their own URI as well as in one or more collections, but essentially you just get a representation of a thing. This is great, apart from when it isn't.

Paul Underwood06/22/13
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Automatically Detect Browser Language With PHP

When you are working on a multinational website you may need the functionality to translate your website into different languages. But one thing is that you will always need is to know what language you want display when a user hits your page.