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Mitch Pronschinske07/31/13
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Agile Applied to Data Quality Projects

This article is a nice shift from the usual developer-centric agile articles. DBAs and developers working with databases can probably learn some useful principles from this short little article.

Allen Coin07/31/13
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Dev of the Week: Swizec Teller

This week we're talking to Swizec Teller, web developer, night-programmer, and author of the upcoming book "Why Programmers Work at Night"

Dave Fecak07/31/13
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Why You Can’t Work For Google

Of course some of you can and perhaps will work for Google and the other companies listed here, just as some of you may have attended top universities. But the majority of us won’t – and that’s OK. Follow your dreams, but be realistic about the outcome.

Mitch Pronschinske07/31/13
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In Search of the 10X Developer

Hiring managers have seen it time and time again. You hire two developers with the same background and qualifications, yet one of them is 4, 6, or even 10 times more productive than the other. Why?

Eric Gregory07/31/13
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Three Ways to Open Source Detroit (or Anywhere Else)

Shortly before Detroit filed for bankruptcy, a community volunteer and would-be mayor of the city wrote a short blog post calling for an "open source Detroit." The city's problems are much deeper than software, but when you listen to interviews with city officials, IT costs come up again and again.

Mitch Pronschinske07/31/13
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Kanban: Engineer Killer?

Brian de Haaff has an interesting blog out this weekend (which I'm sure David J. Anderson will not be happy about) called "Kanban–The Secret Engineer Killer." No comments are allowed on his blog but you can sound off here.

Remy Sharp07/31/13
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How to Setup Your Mac Web Development Environment

Following my accident a couple of weeks ago, I’ve now been blessed with a new MacBook Pro which needs setting up again. So, I thought I’d document setting up MySQL, PHP5 and Apache with multiple virtual hosts.

Mitch Pronschinske07/31/13
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Taco: A Todo List Aggregator For Developers

Taco aggregates Basecamp todos, GitHub Issues, Google Tasks, Trello tasks, Asana tasks, Zendesk tickets, and any RSS-friendly services.

Ross Mason07/30/13
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Mind Your APX

You already know you need great UX to attract consumers to your app, not just a pretty UI; so it’s not surprising that a compelling APX can make or break your API...

Mitch Pronschinske07/29/13
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The Answer to Work-Life Balance: Agile

Can you recall any instances where agile has prevented you from pulling 12-15 hour workdays and all-nighters?

Giorgio Sironi07/29/13
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My Vim values

Basically, my vision is inspired my the UNIX is my IDE motto, in that Vim should not reimplement or wrap external functionalities that are best provided by their own applications. Unix programs do one thing, and do it well: an editor shouldn't be capable of manipulating source control.

Mitch Pronschinske07/29/13
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Lean Startup: Should You Really Get the Product Out as Quickly as Possible?

What I wanted to examine was the Lean Startup principle of launching the Minimum Viable Product (MVP). Just the other day I saw a developer comment complaining about the "go fast and break things" culture in many engineering departments these days. So is MVP really a good idea?

Mitch Pronschinske07/29/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (July 29)

Android 4.3, A Regex crafting site, practical typography, and a heated discussion about SDN are just some of the topics in this week's roundup. Plus, experience Ada for the Java developer, Angular.js for the jQuery user, car hacking, and an inspiring session about getting paid.

Ted Neward07/29/13
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More on the Programming Tests Saga

A couple of people had asked Ted Neward how his story with the company that triggered the "I Hate Programming Tests" post ended. He was interviews by them and he gained some valuable advice for other candidates. Here is what ended up happening...

Mitch Pronschinske07/29/13
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Benchmark: ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ, HornetQ, QPID, and Apollo

Adina Mihailescu conducted a recent study that included message queue performance testing using a Rails application that pilots a binary and enqueues/dequeues items taken from a MySQL database.