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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.

Jorge Ramon11/11/14
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Ext JS Grid Grouping Tutorial

This tutorial shows you how to create a grouped grid in Ext JS. Ext JS grid grouping is a common scenario in business applications where users need to analyze tabular data grouped by different attributes. The Ext JS application that you will create in this tutorial will render an Ext JS grid containing fictional data describing model cars.

Allen Coin11/11/14
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Raspberry Pi Gets Smaller and Cheaper

IoT tinkerers rejoice! Yesterday, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the launch of the new Model A+. The A+ is smaller, more efficient, and costs less.

Burke Holland11/10/14
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The Mystical and Magical SemVer Ranges Used by NPM and Bower

Having the correct version of your project can help you move forward seamlessly. This tutorial breaks down what you can do to utilize semantics for the benefit of your team.

Allan Kelly11/10/14
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#NoProjects/#BeyondProjects: A Developer Footnote

During the post-conference drinks I was chatting with a developer - Matt from New Zealand if my memory serves - and he came out with what some might think was a surprising comment. He said: “I’d never thought of a project like that before.”

Kosta Stojanovski11/10/14
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Man, Woman, Dog: A Task from the Past

This article describes solutions for an exercise that was given to students by economics faculty who visited my computer science department 10 years ago. The task is relatively easy but somehow we couldn't manage it at that time. The program had to be written in C, which we didn't know well and was one of the reasons for the failure. Two weeks ago I decided to finish this problem so I sat in front of my PC and implemented two possible solutions for it in Java.

Paul Hammant11/10/14
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The Pervasive Inbox

Email is older than the web, and it’s way past due for an improvement. We want to see JavaScript turned on in email packages. I feel that is inevitable, and it’d be nice to have a product that can immediately take advantage when that happens.

Rob Galanakis11/10/14
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If you hear "perception is reality" you're probably being screwed

I was once told in a performance review that “perception is reality.” I was infuriated, and the words stuck in my mind as the most toxic thing a manager could say to an employee. Let me tell you what “perception is reality” means, and why you should plan on leaving your job the moment you hear it: