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Allen Coin07/03/13
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Dev of the Week: Gary Sieling

This week we're talking to Gary Sieling, Philadelphia-based programmer focusing on enterprise applications in the life sciences, and blogger.

Justin Bozonier07/02/13
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Algorithm of the Week: Practical Parallelizing in R

I wrote an algorithm in R to run a Monte Carlo simulation of how many test subjects I need for split tests to detect X% shift in the mean. It essentially required hundreds of thousands of calculations in order to come up with the final table.

Daniel Doubrovkine07/01/13
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My Pathological Fear of Deadlines

There are two kinds of deadlines: those that we set for ourselves and those that others set for us. I believe most software deadlines are self-inflicted and unnecessary. While some will claim deadlines help you focus, they just stress me out.

Jurgen Appelo07/01/13
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15 Best Self-Publishing Books

Ever wondered what books to read on the topic of self-publishing? Wonder no longer. Here's your answer!

Giorgio Sironi07/01/13
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The Wheel: Symfony Routing

I definitely recommend outsourcing some of the responsibilities of your PHP application to Symfony Routing with respect to doing the matching yourself, with the exception of fixed URLs. What called for the inclusion of the library in the last application I worked on was the need for dynamic ones.

Dave Fecak07/01/13
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Rethink the Traditional Career Path

For engineers, the problems of traditional career paths may be compounded. To ‘move up’ and maximize earnings often means getting further from what you do best or enjoy (code) and the result may be to leave jobs more often than you should. Management responsibility is not always on the engineer’s wish list.

Christopher Taylor06/29/13
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6 Warning Signs That Your Technology is Headed South

The best or worst of times doesn’t happen overnight. There are warning signs that your technology infrastructure is falling behind and moving you into the have-nots category. Here are 6 examples that form the canary in the coal mine for many companies...

Esen Sagynov06/28/13
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CUBRID PHP and PDO Drivers Now Support Database Sharding

We've been working hard on adding sharding support in all our APIs. We have released new versions of our JDBC and C APIs which provided support for both Database Sharding and API-level Load Balancing. Then we added sharding support in our node-cubrid Node.js API. Now, sharding comes to PHP and PDO drivers.

Mitch Pronschinske06/27/13
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Git From the Bits Up

Join GitHub trainer and evangelist Tim Berglund for a look at Git, from the bits up. This talk is not for the Git beginner, but a more advanced look at "weird internals stuff" and obscure commands that will reveal a sort of internal API that is there for Git users.

Simon Brown06/27/13
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Estimating a Software System

One of the things that we teach people on our Software Architecture for Developers training course is how to design software if all you have is a set of requirements and a blank sheet of paper.

Tom Howlett06/27/13
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A Programmer's Fear

I’ve writing about the effects of fear on a programmer (and a person) over the last couple of weeks, here are some quotes that I’ve been tweeting on the way

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.