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Tribhuwan Negi02/25/14
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Get Started on Test-Driven Development!

Agile teams embracing TDD thought-process to design and implement their product features have realized significant improvements in code and design quality. Still waiting and thinking about TDD?

Alec Noller02/24/14
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MongoDB Aggregation: How to Work with 30 Years of NBA Data

If you've been waiting for the day when MongoDB and basketball would finally intersect, here is some good news: This recent post has crunched 30 years worth of NBA data with MongoDB aggregation.

Sebastian Laskawiec02/24/14
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Brief comparison of BDD frameworks

This article describes an approach for creating live documentation for Java projects. One of the easiest way is to use a BDD framework - but which one? Hopefully this article will answer your questions...

Michael Sahota02/24/14
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Beyond Roles in Scrum

In this post we will explain how we can move to shared responsibility by focusing away from roles in Scrum.

Rob Galanakis02/24/14
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Using code metrics effectively

Code metrics are a conversation starter. Metrics are a great way to start the conversation that says, “Hey, I notice there may be a problem here, what’s up?” In this post, I’ll go through a few cases where I’ve used metrics effectively in concrete ways. This is personal; each case is different and your conversations will vary.

Mike Cottmeyer02/24/14
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Keeping Everybody Happy with Separate Agile Systems

To fully realize predictability, progress visibility and collaboration through Agile, you need separate Agile systems to manage responsibilities and accountabilities that are different for each role.

Ayende Rahien02/24/14
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Fail, Fail, Fail: More Job Candidate Fails

Sometimes, reading candidates' answers pisses the author off. He has a question that goes something like this: "We have a 15TB csv file that contains web log, entries sorted by date. Find all log entries within a given date range. You may not read more than 32 MB." This is how one candidate replied.

Alec Noller02/23/14
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The Best of the Week (Feb. 14): 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 debugging a failing unit-test which interacts with RavenDB, part two of a tutorial on building a recommendation engine in Neo4j, why Cassandra's plainness makes it better than MongoDB, and more!

Leif Walsh02/22/14
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What’s New in TokuMX 1.4, Part 3: Optimized Updates

In this series of blog posts, the author describe the most interesting changes in TokuMX 1.4.0 and how they’ll affect users. Part 3 covers performance improvements that were achieved by making two big changes to how updates are implemented.

Zac Gery02/21/14
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When to Flex or Stand Firm in Programming

One bad habit that permeates the industry is fellow developers arguing about how code is written. Although their hearts are in the right place, in most cases their focus may need adjustment. The late author Zig Ziglar was known to say "Be firm on principle but flexible on method." This is an excellent approach not only to life but programming.

Dave Bush02/21/14
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Why Don’t You Practice Test First Development?

I would have said “Test Driven Development” but I want to make it clear that what I’m talking about is writing test first, or at least simultaneous to writing the code. Not sometime after, even if that after is immediately after.

Zac Gery02/20/14
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Programming Vocabulary: The "No" Reflex

A great development manager once said, "It's just software." That simple statement tells a much larger story. Software development for most companies is all about time and money. Most requests can be satisfied but developers have a tendency to rebut with "no" when they believe the work is too difficult, requires extensive time, or for a variety of other concerns.

Eli Bendersky02/20/14
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Squashing Github pull requests into a single commit

Github’s pull requests are a terrific tool for collaborating on open-source projects. I get one or two a week on average for my projects, and I love it. The UI is very clean – you get to see exactly the changes, the full branch if you’d like, even the Travis CI integration is working checking that the branch still passes your tests.

Paul Duvall02/20/14
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Continuous Integration in the Cloud

This article is the third part of the Cloud Delivery Blueprints series. It discusses how to go from no cloud infrastructure and no continuous integration set up to having a functioning Deployment Pipeline in Amazon Web Services. It discusses high level topics while also providing a reference implementation so it’s easy to follow along with

Istvan Forgacs02/19/14
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Debugging Step by Step – Delta Debugging

By applying a faulty implementation of the well-known Quicksort algorithm, we show how to find bugs faster. The method is based on reducing the input so that the smaller input still trigger the fault while even smaller doesn't.