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Steve Francia10/02/14
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Evangelism is NOT Sales

I recently had a discussion with a CFO of a technology company. Ten minutes into our conversation he said, “so evangelism is pretty much rogue sales”. Internally I cringed. I politely corrected him that the two could not be further apart.

Mike Cottmeyer10/01/14
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Reframing to Reduce Risk

In my experience some risks for delivering these projects on time and on budget might be identified by a project manager early on in the initial inception phase of the project and might be reviewed at the end of each project, but not much attention is paid to the risks during the life of the project.

Alec Noller10/01/14
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Dev of the Week: Itamar Haber

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 Itamar Haber, Chief Developers Advocate at Redis Labs.

Alec Noller10/01/14
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The Best of DZone: September 23 - 30

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include 10 questions to ask in programming interviews, why we need functional programming, the high price of the Internet of Things, how testability does not equal good design, and more.

Johanna Rothman10/01/14
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Change is Learning: No Silver Bullets or Quick Fixes

My professors taught me structured design and design by contract. Those were supposed to be the silver bullets for programming. I thought I was the only idiot that structure and specification didn’t work for. Why did I have to iterate and increment?

Gil Zilberfeld10/01/14
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The Measure Of Success

What makes a successful project? Waterfall project management tells us it’s about meeting scope, time and cost goals. Do these success metrics also hold true to agile projects?

Chris Odell10/01/14
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SOHO Agile – Practices make perfect

Now if you are a SOHO developer then you might think that agile practices are irrelevant to you. I would disagree.

Kevin Rutherford10/01/14
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A problem with Primitive Obsession

A number of the teams I work with have been looking at the Primitive Obsession code smell recently. As we have explored legacy code looking for examples of the smell, I’ve noticed a tendency to enthusiastically label every primitive in any method signature as smelly. I so wish Fowler and Beck hadn’t used this particular name, because it seems to spread as much confusion as enlightenment.

Shelan Perera10/01/14
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Want to learn anything faster?

We are in a world with lot of learning opportunities. But how much stuff do we really learn? What holds us back from learning new things faster?

Mike Cottmeyer10/01/14
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Release Planes versus Release Trains

When speaking to architecture, SAFe refers to architectural runway, not architectural train tracks or a rail-yard. It’s a mixed use of transportation metaphors that is not explained. The runway is a perfect alignment with my Release Plane metaphor.

Kevin Daly09/30/14
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Don't fall in love with your own code!

Don't fall into the trap of falling in love with your own code.

Rob Galanakis09/30/14
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Keeping talented employees

I’m normally not a fan of reducing human behavior to a list like this, but it seems pretty complete, and the words resonated.

Bozhidar Bozhanov09/29/14
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Load-Testing Guidelines

Load-testing is not trivial. It’s often not just about downloading JMeter or Gatling, recording some scenarios and then running them. It’s good to be reminded of some things that can potentially waste time.

Mark Needham09/29/14
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R: ggplot - Plotting multiple variables on a line chart

In my continued playing around with meetup data I wanted to plot the number of members who join the Neo4j group over time. I wanted to plot the actual count alongside a rolling average for which I created the following data frame:

Jim Bird09/29/14
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Can Static Analysis replace Code Reviews?

Until more developers get more training and understand more about how to write secure software, we will all need to lean on static analysis (and dynamic analysis) security testing tools to catch vulnerabilities. But static analysis isn't a substitute for code reviews.