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Alec Noller02/12/14
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Dev of the Week: Ariya Hidayat

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 Ariya Hidayat, engineer at Shape Security and creator of PhantomJS and Esprima.

Tom Howlett02/11/14
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A Return To Scrum

I thought we’d grown out of Scrum, I admit to describing it as agile training wheels, but I’ve found a new love for it and its constraints. I’m glad I got a taste of what happens when you remove them, and perhaps there are organisations that will flourish when you do. But I wonder if there really is?

Patroklos Papapetrou02/11/14
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My advice to (junior) developers about their career

The last couple of months I have met several young developers that either looking for the first job or are still trying to get their bachelor degree. Many of them asked me to give them my advice on how they can make their first steps in the software development career. In this post I summarize my advice to all these “young” and ambitious developers. Don’t be fooled by the word young.

Zac Gery02/11/14
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How Developers Gain Perspective: The Forgotten Approach

In business there are many ways to gain a better perspective about a project Customer visits are a fantastic way to expose developers to actual and/or potential clients. Initiating a visit shows customers a personal level of attention that they rarely get from most companies they interact with.

Johanna Rothman02/11/14
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Cost of Delay Due to Multitasking, Part 2

Sometimes, you don’t have short projects, so projects get backed up, and your managers ask you to work on several things at once. Or, the managers can’t decide which project is #1. Somehow, you end up doing several things “at once.” This is the multitasking problem, and this is the cost of delay in this part.

David Shepherd02/11/14
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Business DevOps is really what we want…

The idea that the way to increase Agility is to reduce the number of disciplines and replace everything with a super developer who can manage the team, work with the business, write great code, test it and then manage its deployment and support, is a pipe dream

Nikita Salnikov...02/11/14
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OutOfMemoryError: Solution Antipatterns

Throughout those years we have kept a close eye on the problems packaged in different flavours of OutOfMemoryError message. Daily digests on new questions on specific keywords via specialised services such as the Google Alerts have given us a good overview about the situations where applications fail with the java.lang.OutOfMemoryError in logs.

Vlad Mihalcea02/10/14
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Code Review Best Practices

Code review is a great software instrument and you should definitely use it to improve the quality of your code. But like any other tool, it may be misused sometimes. That’s why I came up with a list of best practices to guide you when reviewing your peers’ code.

Robert Greathouse02/10/14
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Product vs. Project

There are many ways for a business to release software. Two common approaches are projects and products. They sound similar but are vastly different.

Ayende Rahien02/10/14
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Death by 70,000 Facets

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful bug. That started from a simple request, about a feature that was just a bit too snug.

Alec Noller02/09/14
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The Best of the Week (Jan. 31): 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 a fix for a Neo4j exception, a library called Ottoman for using Couchbase from Node.js, a how-to for setting up a maintenance channel to a Neo4j database, and more.

Mike Cottmeyer02/07/14
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Structure, Governance, and Metrics on Large Scale Agile Teams

Well, it seems that in many organizations we’ve got some things to figure out before we can even really think about doing Scrum. First, we need to figure out what kinds of teams we are planning to form and how we are going to go about forming them.

Matthias Marschall02/07/14
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Test Driven Chef Cookbooks With Meez

Getting your arms around all those tools and frameworks needed to write solid, tested cookbooks gets you spinning. You need to install Food Critic, Chef Spec, Berkshelf – and the list goes on. This set up can easily take up to half a day or more.

Alec Noller02/06/14
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The DZone Research team wants to know what features and services you care about when comparing PaaS and IaaS products. Help DZone get a better idea of the trends in PaaS and IaaS preferences and usage, and you'll be entered to win an iPad Air, Windows Surface, or Samsung Tab 10!

Konrad Garus02/06/14
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Review: "Version Control with Git, 2nd Edition" by Jon Loeliger

This book is a must-read for all Git users. It’s usable on all levels, from absolute newbie to someone who feels fairly proficient with Git. I’ve been using Git daily for quite a while, and it really helped me understand what is going on. Everything is very accessible, with plenty of examples as small and practical as possible, as well as some images.