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Lijin Joseji08/05/14
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6 sparkling features of Apache Spark!

What is Apache Spark? Why there is a serious buzz going-on about this? If you are in the Big Data analytics business, should you really care about Spark? I hope this post will help to answer some of these questions which might have coming to your mind these days.

Adi Gaskell08/04/14
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How breaks help you get in the zone

The general gist is that taking regular breaks allows ones brain to refresh and attack tasks with a renewed vigour. A couple of recent studies have explored how social media can play its part in all of this.

Jennifer Wright08/04/14
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The Future on Your Wrist

While convenient, modern technology has struggled to move beyond phones, and the potential for a transformative product remains obvious.

Steve Francia08/04/14
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Go for Object Oriented Programmers

If you’re a OO programmer, especially one with a background with dynamic languages and are curious about Go then this talk is for you. We will cover everything you need to know to leverage your existing skills and quickly start coding in go including:

Jakub Holý08/03/14
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Most interesting links of July '14

A curated collection of the most interesting articles, links, and news in the programming world from last month, July of 2014.

Krzysztof Kotowicz 08/01/14
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JS crypto goto fail?

Javascript cryptography is on the rise. What used to be a rich source of vulnerabilities and regarded as "not a serious research area", suddenly becomes used by many. This article is a long, passionate discussion about JS crypto.

Rob Galanakis08/01/14
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Everyone should take vacation at the same time

To be sure, some people were screwed over by bad managers, but (in contrast to most other management offenses) this was largely due to particular managers and not underlying cultural causes.

Martin Fowler08/01/14
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Retreaded: Composed Regex

One of the most powerful tools in writing maintainable code is break large methods into well-named smaller methods - a technique Kent Beck refers to as the Composed Method pattern. A few people mentioned using fluent interfaces (internal DSLs) as an more readable alternative to regexs. I see this as a separate thing.

Mike Bushong08/01/14
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Do you really need to understand the guts of an Ethernet Switch?

This week I read a perfectly reasonable article by Tom Hollingsworth, which then deteriorated in the comments section to a “you don’t know how a switch works” exchange.

Robert Diana08/01/14
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Geek Reading July 31, 2014

These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques.

Andrew Fuqua07/31/14
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Continuous Backlog Refinement

Create your initial backlog, then stay on top of it. Here’s the how and why of Continuous Backlog Refinement.

Eric Minick07/31/14
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Release Managers Risking Irrelevancy

As Agile breaks through the WaterScrumFall format of rapid development wrapped in slow project initiation and release cycles to actually delivering more frequently, Release Managers have been put into something of a bind.

Alec Noller07/30/14
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Dev of the Week: Sean Lorenz

Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community to catch up and find out what he or she is working on now and what's coming next. This week we're talking to Sean Lorenz, Technical Product Guy for the Xively IoT platform from LogMeIn.

Alec Noller07/30/14
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The Best of DZone: July 22 - 29

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include a developer's life in GIFs, the swiss Java knife, Apple's lack of Swift knowledge, the four best refactorings, DZone's 2014 Guide to Internet of Things, and more.

Arthur Charpentier07/30/14
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Coffee and Productivity

I was asked if there were serious research papers published on coffee consumption and labour productivity. There are some papers on coffee breaks and productivity, e.g. Productivity Through Coffee Breaks, but I could not find anything on coffee consumption.