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Allen Coin10/23/13
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AskDZ: What is Your Dev Setup/Environment?

What kind of hardware, tooling, and dev environment do you use? Do you code sitting, standing, laying down, listening to music? Do you have any coding quirks or lucky charms?

Mitch Pronschinske10/23/13
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MongoDB: Genius? Folly? Both?

MongoDB doesn't really bring much new stuff to the table. Whereas Cassandra has an innovative consistency protocol, Redis has "crazy data structures," and Hadoop has powerful batch data-processing abilities, MongoDB has mmap. But that's okay.

Mitch Pronschinske10/23/13
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Large-Scale, RESTful Enterprise Integration

Large-scale legacy replacement might be the hardest job in the entire IT industry. Let Brandon Byars share his experiences with nonpublic APIs, and lessons learned from doing large scale RESTful integration across multiple teams.

Mitch Pronschinske10/23/13
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ZeroVM: A New Take on App Container Virtualization

With the release of Docker, the conversation about application portability containers is heating up. Now Rackspace is introducing their own take on virtualization containers with a technology called ZeroVM. They've recently taken the reigns on this existing project, which is a hypervisor designed specifically for the cloud.

Mitch Pronschinske10/22/13
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Solving the Rails 4 Asset Pipeline Issue on Heroku

A helpful new post by Rails developer John Capecelatro give a quick solution for fixing an issue where your assets in Rails 4 might not be propagating correctly to a Heroku environment.

Kristina Chodorow10/22/13
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Encouraging Female Programmers, Even the Redheads

Being the only woman in a room full of guys makes me feel “other,” not having a special club. It’s nice to having a club that’s all women so that there’s somewhere to do go when I don’t want to feel other. If being a redhead made me feel other, maybe I’d like to spend time with other redheads in CS, but it doesn’t, so I don’t.

Omri Erel10/22/13
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How to Improve Software Quality and Usability

All too often, people associate improvements in software quality with a very brute force “add features and make it prettier” strategy. This was endemic with the software world for decades, and still is a common go-to “answer” for this quandary. But, most of the time, it’s not the right answer, or at least not the entirety of it.

Alan Hohn10/22/13
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Conversational Git: The Friendly Introduction to Git

This post is an excerpt from my new book, Conversational Git. The entire book is available online and its source is on GitHub. It’s designed to be a quick, accessible introduction for experienced developers. I’d be delighted to hear what others think.

Joshua Gross10/22/13
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On Focus

Maintaining focus has become a such sticking point for so many. How do we keep it? How is it so easily lost? What tools can we use to find it, induce it, or retain it? If you’re constantly seeking focus and it seems nowhere to be found, you may need to ask yourself: how driven are you, truly, in what you do?

Mitch Pronschinske10/21/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (October 21)

More programming death-talk, this time about Ruby, plus some good discussions about testing, recruiters, and pranks. Plus, a tool that brings a new approach to Ajax.

Alec Noller10/21/13
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Ghost: A Straightforward, Customizable and Responsive New Blogging Platform

Last week, the highly-anticipated Ghost blogging platform was released to the public. Ghost was a well-funded Kickstarter project and is now available as a blogging platform intended to be user-friendly and streamlined - focused on blogging, as opposed to content management - in a way that others are not.

Lukas Eder10/21/13
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A Significant Difference Between Open Source and Commercial Software

A recent event has triggered a lot of interest in the debate about the good and the bad parts of Open Source. Oracle’s attack on Open Source. For large corporations who aren’t Red Hat, taking a stand on the topic is far from easy.

Giorgio Sironi10/20/13
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A pull model for Event Stores

In the Domain-Driven Design terminology, an Event Store is a persistence mechanism for Domain Events, which are used mainly to let different Bounded Contexts (application mapped over several subdomains) communicate.

Alec Noller10/20/13
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The Best of the Week: HTML5 Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the HTML5 Zone. This week's best include a list of reasons to use AngularJS, a standardized set of coding conventions for web developers, and tips for the navigating the dangers of eval().

Mitch Pronschinske10/18/13
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Coder Reactions Part 2: Building Your First App

When I first started programming, I was kicking ass – every little practice exercise worked… And then I was hit with a sudden increase in difficulty… These were my reactions...