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Matt Lacey02/05/14
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Beware of Upcoming Law Changes Regarding In-App Purchases

If you weren't aware, new consumer trading laws concerning online and app-based games come into effect soon. These changes are intended to protect consumers from potentially misleading, commercially aggressive or otherwise unfair practices.

Mike Cottmeyer02/05/14
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The Top Five Agile Methodology PPTs

Are you looking for the best Agile Methodology PPTs? We have scoured the web to pull together a list of the greatest Agile Methodology PPTs we could find. We hope you find these helpfully whether you are just starting your Agile journey or are well on your way and just looking for ways to improve.

Dharshan Rangegowda02/04/14
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NoSQL trends: MongoDB, Cassandra, Couch & Riak

NoSQL has been a pretty hot topic over the last few years. There are a number of contenders in the NoSQL world - MongoDB, Cassandra, Couch, Riak, etc. In this article, you'll find a visualization of how they're trending.

Chen Harel02/04/14
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How to Write the Perfect Stack Overflow Question (After Analyzing 10,000)

This article is the result of researching over 10,000 Stack Overflow questions. It summarizes how you need to phrase and write your question in order to get better and faster answers.

Knut W. Hansson02/03/14
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Code Puzzler: Favorite Seats

Given an array of n rows numbered 0 to n-1, each of m seats 0 to m-1, where the cells have values True (meaning the seat is available) or False (meaning the seat is taken). A customer states that his favorite seat is at row x and seat y on that row.

Jakub Holý02/03/14
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A Secret Weapon Against Technical Debt

Technical debt is not the only monster we have to fight – it has a hidden evil twin, as pointed out by Niklas Björnerstedt: Competence Debt. There is an often neglected tool at our fingertips that might help us fight competence debt. Its name is – behold – JavaDoc

Rob Galanakis02/03/14
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Agile Game Development is Hard

I've spent the last few weeks trying to write a blog post about why Agile software development is inherently more difficult for games than other software. I came up with reasons that are purely circumstantial, rooted in business models and development environments. Nonetheless, it is the situation we are in; the good news is, we can change it.

Zac Gery02/03/14
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The Hidden Secret to Prioritizing Workload

At times life can feel like one constant distraction in a room filled with interruptions. Add the extra dimensions of new technologies, constant growth, continual communication, and never-ending deadlines brought on by software development, and a general sense of being overwhelmed or confused is understandable

Gerard Davison02/03/14
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Post-Hoc Tracing Using a Debugger

One nice little feature of most debuggers that I have been exercising recently is the ability to log information on a breakpoint. This can be a really useful way to understand code without having to modify it or involve byte code modification, and in this article, you'll learn how to do it.

Abhijeet Sutar02/03/14
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Install, Set Up and Start MongoDB on Windows

This post will provide the full path from downloading the required binary archive/package for particular a Windows version to starting up MongoDB in various ways. We will go through the following high level steps: Downloading, extracting, and setting up MongoDB.

Alec Noller02/03/14
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How to Avoid MongoDB Hash-Injection Attacks

We've heard some tips on keeping MongoDB secure recently, but here's a look at how to deal with one specific vulnerability: hash-injection attacks. This recent article covers MongoDB's vulnerability to such attacks, especially when working with a framework like Rails, or potentially PHP, or Node.js' Express.

Alec Noller02/02/14
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The Best of the Week (Jan 24): NoSQL Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the NoSQL Zone. This week's best include 10 tips to improve MongoDB security, the importance of data modeling in MongoDB, and a discussion of Neo4j's online backup tool.

Alec Noller02/02/14
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The Best of the Week (Jan. 24): Big Data Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Big Data Zone. This week's best include parts 4 and 5 of Ayende Rahien's Big Data search exercise, a look at Julia, the high-performance programming language, a how-to for using database views in Grails, and more.

Mark Needham01/31/14
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How to Handle Neo4j Exceptions: org.eclipse.jetty.io.EofException

From scouring the Neo4j Google group and Stack Overflow, the author has noticed that a few people have been hitting the org.eclipse.jetty.io.EofException exception when executing queries against Neo4j server. In this article, you'll learn how to handle it.

Pat Shaughnessy01/31/14
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Ruby Multiplies Like a Fourth Grader

Imagine yourself as a child at a chalkboard learning to multiply. Your teacher asks you to write one number over another, and then to draw an “x” and a line below. The author was surprised to learn that Ruby multiplies large numbers (Bignum’s) the same way you learned in fourth grade: one “digit” at a time.