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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.

Dmitriy Setrakyan09/29/14
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One-Phase-Commit: Fast Transactions For In-Memory Caches

By ensuring that all objects participating in a transaction are mapped to the same logical partition, we can remove the whole "prepare" phase from the distributed commit protocol, thus converting the standard 2-Phase-Commit into very light weight 1-Phase-Commit transactions.

Dave Rooney09/28/14
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How to Enable Estimate-Free Development

Most of us have been there... the release or sprint planning meeting to goes on and on and on and on. It doesn't have to be like that!

Darrell Burgan09/27/14
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The NoSQL Advice I Wish Someone Had Given Me

In this article, I hope to share some of these lessons with you and give you the practical advice I wish someone would have given me before I started. So here goes.

Armel Nene09/27/14
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Big Data Architecture Best Practices

The marketing department of software vendors have done a good job making Big Data go mainstream, whatever that means. The promise of we can achieve anything if we make use of Big Data; business insight and beating our competitions to submission. Yet, there is no well-publicised Big Data successful implementation. The question is: why not?

Michael Sahota09/26/14
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Letting Go of Agile (Culture)

This post is about how we may accidentally harm organizations with Agile and how we can let go so that we may succeed.

Mike Cottmeyer09/26/14
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Telling Executive Stories

Delivery teams manage and deliver value supported by the tool user stories. While these forms support delivery team conversations well, they are inadequate to support the richer conversation needed by executives to manage investment and value. What forms the basis of these stories?

Rob Galanakis09/25/14
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Two weeks is the worst sprint length

I still prefer one week sprints, which isn’t surprising as I’m an XP advocate. But if a team isn’t able or willing to move to one week sprints, don’t default to two weeks.

Rick Delgado09/25/14
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A Short History of Computer Security Threats

Ever since people first connected their computers to the Internet, there have been people hacking into those computers, and these attacks have become more sophisticated over the years.

Alec Noller09/24/14
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Dev of the Week: Sander Mak

This week we're talking to Sander Mak, Senior Software Engineer at Luminis Technologies, JavaOne Rockstar, and featured author in DZone's 2014 Guide to Big Data.

Alec Noller09/24/14
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The Best of DZone: September 16 - 23

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include four ways to loop over a hashmap in Java, how to reduce boilerplate code in Java applications, an infographic of the IoT developer mindshare, dropping the R and M from ORM, and more.

Venkatesh Kris...09/23/14
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Your understanding of Kaizen is wrong

Most Agilists and Leanists use Kaizen in the context of team improvement. That is, an agile team should continuously improve, and thus excluding the managers/leaders and the rest of the company. This is exactly where the understanding goes wrong.

Raymond Camden09/23/14
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Using the New York Times API to Chart Occurrences in Headlines

This weekend I discovered that the New York Times has a pretty deep developer API. I thought I'd try to build a little experiment. What if we could use the API to map the number of times a keyword appeared in headlines over time?

Kevin Daly09/22/14
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How an onion can help your development team be more productive

So how do we onboard new team members? How do we make them productive as soon as possible? Layered software design!