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Mark Needham09/19/14
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R: Calculating rolling or moving averages

I’ve been playing around with some time series data in R and since there’s a bit of variation between consecutive points I wanted to smooth the data out by calculating the moving average.

Mark Needham09/19/14
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R: ggplot – Plotting a single variable line chart

I’ve been learning how to do moving averages in R and having done that calculation I wanted to plot these variables on a line chart using ggplot.

Paul Hammant09/18/14
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Throughput Over Backlog (an Agile Value)

The initial signatories of the Agile Alliance sat and hashed out 4 key values in their Agile Manifesto in 1998. Colleague Paulo Carroli, a few years ago, socialized a thought that 5th value could be added to the manifesto: Team throughput over detailed work backlog

Josh Begleiter09/18/14
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Why I'm Afraid of Systemd

Over the last two months or so it’s become apparent that systemd is taking over the Linux world. Many have expressed their reservations about systemd (including Linus Torvalds himself). Is systemd a reasonable alternative to sysvinit; are there favorable alternatives to systemd?

Rob Galanakis09/18/14
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Japanese vs. Western models of decision making

I was reading a book about The Toyota Way last year and something that stuck with me was a section on Japanese versus Western decision making.

Gil Zilberfeld09/18/14
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How To Waste Estimations

The point is: the effort put into estimation should be small enough to provide the numbers to management.

Mike Bushong09/17/14
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Playing politics and self-defeating behavior

If you take an informal survey about the characteristics of dysfunctional organizations, you will probably hear the word politics rise to the top of most peoples’ lists. But what is really behind office politics?

Jeremy Likness09/17/14
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Revisiting AngularJS with TypeScript

TypeScript works very well with AngularJS. The definition files help with exploring the API and ensuring it is used correctly at development time.

Mitch Pronschinske09/17/14
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The Greatest Programmers Who Ever Lived

I've seen a few of these types of posts that rank the greatest programmers throughout history, and in many of these posts I often see a lot of comments that disagree more vehemently than your average programming post's comments.

Alec Noller09/17/14
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Dev of the Week: Chanwit Kaewkasi

This week we're talking to Chanwit Kaewkasi, Assistant Professor at the Suranaree University of Technology’s School of Computer Engineering in Thailand, co-developer of a series of low-cost Big Data clusters, and featured author in DZone's upcoming 2014 Guide to Big Data.

Gil Zilberfeld09/17/14
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The Code Kidnapper

We’ll get the smart developers, and they can just put their thoughts on paper. Now we’ll take the not-so-smart ones and hand them what the architect has thought of, and they will do the work. And get this, we’ll pay them less, because they just need to type!

Chris Odell09/17/14
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Why I will Always Try And Find A Ready-Built Library

By the time you have developed something and fixed any issues with it, your version is simply not going to be as tested as a ready built component that is used by thousands of people.

Alec Noller09/17/14
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The Best of DZone: September 10 - 16

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include Java 9's ultimate feature list, how NuoDB's stored procedures can help you maximize Hibernate performance, 17 wearables killed by the Apple Watch, and more.

Mike Cottmeyer09/17/14
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Acceptance Criteria

Acceptance criteria are an important yet, in my experience, often overlooked or undervalued aspect of the iterative planning process.

Johanna Rothman09/17/14
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Cost, Value & Investment: How Much Will This Project Cost? - Part 1

You need to think about cost, value, and investment, not just cost when you think about about the project portfolio. If you think about cost, you miss the potentially great projects and features.