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Allen Coin07/17/13
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Dev of the Week: Dr. Richard Warburton

This week we're talking to Dr. Richard Warburton, developer at jClarity, author of an upcoming O'Reilly book on Java 8 Lambdas, and PhD in Computer Science.

Leigh Shevchik07/17/13
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In Any Language: Adapting to the Polyglot Programming Challenge

Do you write most of your software in the same language? If so, you might be getting left behind. One obvious tactic: get familiar with new languages and decide when to take them seriously.

Kris Buytaert07/12/13
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Open Business Models

A couple of months ago, Opscode came out with a bunch of announcements, one of them being that they are going to support the Open Source Chef in addition to their own platform. I'd love to see more companies do this formally.

Martin Fowler07/12/13
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Martin Fowler on Extreme Programming

Martin Fowler looks back at the beginnings of Agile and XP. Fowler says that most ThoughtWorks projects operate in a style that is primarily influenced by XP but not necessarily defined as XP. Hear from Fowler about how Kent Beck developed XP over the course of his consulting ...

Sony Arouje07/12/13
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Is Our Strategy of Identifying Experience Flawed?

In our current system we judge experience based on number of years. Is number of years the best criteria for judging a person’s experience?

Dave Bush07/11/13
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SSD–The Single Best Investment You can Make In your Computer

Hear about the author's first had experience that proves just how much faster an SSD drive makes your computer. Looking for a way to increase your productivity? This is it.

John Sonmez07/11/13
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How Religion Destroys Programmers

"When I look back at my development career, it seems to me that every programming language I was using at any given time was clearly the best one." Does this sound like you? If so, then you may be a 'religious' programmer. Let's take a look and see if you are.

Mitch Pronschinske07/11/13
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Protect Your Private Git Repos From the NSA

Thinking about shielding your private code repositories from the NSA's prying eyes may seem like an overly paranoid thought, but with the scope of major web companies' involvement I can't say I would blame anyone for bringing their repos in-house.

Dave Fecak07/11/13
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Why You Didn’t Get The Interview, Part II

Dave Fecak's first article could not list every possible explanation that an employer or recruiter might use to discard a résumé, so he's added six more reasons in this article. Have a look.

Mitch Pronschinske07/10/13
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Startups Can Now Publicly Say They Are Fundraising. What Do You Think About The Change?

The US Securities and Exchange Commission voted to remove an 80 year ban on General Solicitation for company investment today. This is going to dramatically change the startup and venture capital fundraising landscape because the ban has prevented companies from publicly disclosing any efforts to seek fundraising. Companies seeking funding are also no longer forced to talk to investors individually.

Allen Coin07/10/13
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Dev of the Week: John Sonmez

This week we're talking to John Sonmez; Agilist, trainer, and active Pluralsight author.

Ted Neward07/10/13
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On Programming Tests

It's official: I hate them. Don't get me wrong, I understand their use and the reasons why potential employers give them out. But the ones where the challenge is to implement some algorithmic doodad or other?

Baruch Sadogursky07/09/13
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3.0.x at Full Speed: Adds Postgres Support With RubyGems Coming

The release cadence is getting even faster for Artifactory. They just released version 3.0.2 with PostgreSQL support added. Next on the list is RubyGems in 3.0.3.

Jurgen Appelo07/08/13
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25 Best Blogging Books

The idea of this list not that you start reading at the top. All books about blogging are different. Some books are about writing, others are about marketing. Some are about technical stuff, others only focus on making money.

Kin Lane07/08/13
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My Hacker Storytelling Toolbox

I'm working with a variety of tools and services to keep up with my daily research, curation, analysis and ultimately publishing of stories from the world of APIs. Over the last six months I've migrated to an approach I've called Hacker Storytelling.