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Swizec Teller07/25/13
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Always Look for the Gem

When you find yourself solving a simple problem, look for a gem. Focus your attention to the problem at hand and let others take care of the externalities. You won’t be sorry.

Ross Mason07/24/13
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More data to your Mule with Riak!

The new Riak Connector for Mule allows you to interact with this data store from your Mule applications, opening the door to new integration scenarios. Let’s review an example of such a scenario.

Mitch Pronschinske07/24/13
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Dev Shop Essentials: Moving Whiteboards

Many development shops, including DZone, love whiteboards. We have them glued all over our walls. Some companies can't do that though, so I found something pretty awesome for you...

Allen Coin07/24/13
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Dev of the Week: Anders Abel

This week we're talking to Anders Abel: systems architect and developer working in Stockholm, Sweden.

Mitch Pronschinske07/24/13
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Ron Swanson's Scrum is the Best New Twitter Account You'll Find This Week

Even for someone like myself, who hasn't seen many episodes of the extremely popular comedy series, "Parks and Recreation," Ron Swanson is a well known character. So when I found the twitter account "Ron Swanson's Scrum," I knew I had a duty to tell the entire programming world about it.

Martin Fowler07/24/13
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Martin Fowler: User Defined Field

A common feature in software systems is to allow users to define their own fields in data structures. Consider an address book - there's a host of things that you might want to add. With new social networks popping up every day, users might want to add a new field for a Bunglr id to their contacts.

Mitch Pronschinske07/23/13
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Bunny 9.2, A Ruby Client for RabbitMQ 2.0, Released

Bunny 9.2 was recently released to rubygems.org as a stability release. Bunny now ensures a new connection transport (socket) is initialized before any recovery is attempted.

Nick Johnson07/23/13
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Algorithm of the Week: Spatial Indexing with Quadtrees and Hilbert Curves

Quadtrees are a very straightforward spatial indexing technique. In a Quadtree, each node represents a bounding box covering some part of the space being indexed, with the root node covering the entire area...

Mitch Pronschinske07/23/13
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What Joss Whedon Can Teach Us About Software Development

You may know of his work as the director of "The Avengers," "Firefly," and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." I wanted to point you to this great interview with Joss Whedon and zero in on some of the principles that I think would be applicable to software development.

Mitch Pronschinske07/22/13
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Scaling SoundCloud With RabbitMQ

At SoundCloud RabbitMQ is used to process transcoder workloads in parallel and also to gather updates for user browsers. Get the low down through a video or article here...

Mitch Pronschinske07/21/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (July 21)

Witness the 10 most epic design failures, check out all the best humorous lorem ipsum generators, get some performance lessons from Facebook, and hear a programmer's review of VisualStudio vs. Eclipse. Plus read a huge research overview of why mobile apps are so slow and hear about the new pure-JavaScript database.

Mitch Pronschinske07/20/13
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GitHub Releases Code Search API

GitHub's advanced code search is really comprehensive in providing so many filters with which to search GitHub's repositories. Now that amazing utility can be integrated into your site or app because GitHub just released an API for it!

Olga Kouzina07/20/13
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Why People Don't Understand How to Use Your Software

You’ve invested tons of effort, time, care and thought into your new software product. You live and breathe, sleep and wake up with it. You’ve been so thoughtful and caring about your future users, and you’ve performed to the best of your ability to make it the best software product in the world.

Paul Reed07/19/13
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The Ship Show: Practical Object OO (and Cat!) Design with Sandi Metz

For episode 23, we sit down with programming veteran and Ruby expert Sandi Metz to discuss her new book: Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby! But we don’t just talk about design patterns...

Mitch Pronschinske07/18/13
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No Tears 2-Factor Auth in Rails

Google Apps, Apple IDs, Yahoo… All of these large scale online services have two-factor authentication. It makes your account exponentially more secure. A new tutorial shows you how to build two-factor auth 'effortlessly' with the help of the new ActiveModel::Otp gem.