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Ross Mason11/17/14
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Performance Impact of an IO-Intensive Application

If you’ve ever worked on performance issues with an IO- intensive app, there is a good chance you already know that the application performance degrades when the disks are stressed out. This fact is usually well known, but the reasons behind it aren’t always clear. I’d like to try and clarify what’s going on behind the scenes.

Mike Cottmeyer11/17/14
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Some Thoughts on Agile Transformation in Big Companies

I am under no illusions that this post will be the definitive explanation, but I spend a TON of time talking to people and level setting before I can have any kind of intelligent conversation on agile, so I want to explore some of the points that I think resonate.

Mitch Pronschinske11/16/14
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4 Developer Career Journeys

If you’re trying to figure out whether you want to embark on a certain career path, or if you’re trying to find out how one breaks into that same career field and then progresses through it, I think it’s helpful to listen to the stories of people who have walked that path before.

Rick Delgado11/16/14
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Flash Drives or Disk Drives: Who Owns the Future?

While flash seems like the way of the future, it’s difficult to say for how long. It goes without saying that technologies improve and there will always be bigger and better.

Michael Sahota11/16/14
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Scrum and Kanban: Getting the Most from Each

Scrum is the most popular Agile methodology with Kanban a growing second choice. Learn about the core parts of each one as well as how they differ so that you can find the best fit for your team or organizational context.

Kane Mar11/16/14
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The Agile Reader - Weekend Edition: 11/14/2014

The Weekend Edition is a list of some interesting links found on the web to catch up with over the weekend. It is generated automatically, so I can’t vouch for any particular link but I’ve found the results are generally interesting and useful.

Robert Diana11/16/14
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Geek Reading November 14, 2014

These items are the fruits of those ideas, the items I deemed worthy from my daily reading. These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques.

Burke Holland11/14/14
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Angular Directives That Scale

Burke Holland presents "Angular Directives That Scale" at ng-conf 2014

Mark Needham11/14/14
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R: Converting a named vector to a data frame

I’ve been playing around with igraph’spage rank function to see who the most central nodes in the London NoSQL scene are and I wanted to put the result in a data frame to make the data easier to work with.

Ravi Namboori11/14/14
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Addressing Concerns at Data Centers

Beginning from a primer to data center, the write-up delves into its importance in a new-economy workplace. How to keep these centers secure is discussed in a brief way.

Gil Zilberfeld11/14/14
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The Illusion of Control

As managers, we can create a safe environment where issues can appear, and we can do something about them, rather than keeping them secret until the last irresponsible moment. We can be honest with our customers to create trust between us, and improve our relationship with them, which will benefit both of us.

Mike Cottmeyer11/13/14
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Agile Smells Versus Agile Zombies in the Uncanny Valley

I don’t like to use the term smell. I prefer to say that you’re in “the valley”. I’m referring to the uncanny valley. When something looks and moves almost, but not exactly, like a healthy person, it causes a response of revulsion among some observers. To that, I believe there is an Agile uncanny valley and it’s full of Agile zombies.

Arthur Charpentier11/13/14
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Extracting Datasets from Excel Files in a Zipped Folder

The title of the post is a bit long, but that’s the problem I was facing this morning: importing datasets from files, online. I mean, it was not a “problem”, more a challenge (I should be able to do it in R, directly)

Jonathan Callahan11/12/14
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Using R: R Class for Wildfire Scientists

Mazama Science has just finished creating class materials on using R for the AirFire team at the USFS Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Lab in Seattle, Washington. Autodidacts new to R should take about 20-30 hrs to complete the course.

Mike Bushong11/11/14
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Conformity as an inhibitor to strategy

Our hard-wired need to conform flies against our desires to be different an innovative. As you consider strategy, you should make sure that you are not subconsciously shackling your ideas to the rest of the industry. But the good news is that because conformity is so popular, the few that are able to get past it end up in a remarkably powerful position.