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Allen Coin10/30/13
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Dev of the Week: Sean Hull

Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community to catch up and find out what he or she is working on now and what's coming next. This week we're talking to Sean Hull, author, speaker, and web performance and scalability expert.

Kristina Chodorow10/30/13
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The Joy of Programming

Last weekend I volunteered at Black Girls Code, an organization that encourages black girls to enter STEM fields. I was a teaching assistant for the “Build a Webpage in a Day” workshop. The problem is, HTML isn’t very interesting. If I had to redesign this, I would have started with JavaScript

Mark Needham10/30/13
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Neo4j 2.0: Labels, Indexes, and the Like

Recently, the author did a couple of talks about modeling with Neo4j, and there were a few questions about how indexing works with labels that are being introduced in Neo4j 2.0. As well as defining properties on nodes, we can also assign them a label which can be used to categorize different groups of nodes.

Alec Noller10/30/13
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AskDZ: What's Your Side Project?

If you've been working on a personal/side project that you're excited about, we want to hear about it. Leave a comment and tell us about your side project: What is it, and how long have you been working on it, and why is it so exciting?

Kin Lane10/29/13
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Transparency Is Not Just About Github, Crowdsourcing, Open Source And Open APIs

What I mean by transparency is about letting the sunlight in to your overall operations, by default. In the case of Healthcare.gov, one of the numerous contractors applied this on front-end development, but the entire rest of the supply chain did not.

Val Huber10/29/13
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Reactive Programming for Database Business Logic

Reactive Programming applies elegantly to database transaction logic, and can result in enormous savings in time, quality and simplicity. Here's how.

Mitch Pronschinske10/28/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (October 28)

Lots of new releases including NetBeans 7.4, FontAwesome 4.0, and native PIP for Python 3.4. News about these, plus a book on "conversational Git" and some potentially harmful CSS practices.

Itamar Syn-hershko10/28/13
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Building a Distributed Search Engine: Refactoring Story, Part 2

In the author's previous post, he gave an introduction to search engines. He showed the concept of an Inverted Index and how it helps with performing searches on large amounts of texts quickly and efficiently. In this post, he'll be discussing the issue of scaling out a search engine.

Raymond Camden10/28/13
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Moving from Dynamic to Static Websites with Harp

The author cut his teeth as a web developer building dynamic web sites, but more and more lately he's finding that he doesn't need to do as much on the server. In fact, sometimes he doesn't need a back end server at all. Recently, he decided to try converting a dynamic website to static using the Harp framework.

Alec Noller10/27/13
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The Best of the Week (Oct. 18): 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 an exciting new blogging platform, reflections on the expiry of web content, and an against-the-grain opinion on the value of responsive design.

Alec Noller10/27/13
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The Best of the Week (Oct. 18): Big Data Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Big Data Zone. This week's best include one author's journey migrating an app to SQLite, the game-changing impact of Hadoop 2.0's YARN, and an open-source machine learning server for helping to create predictive features in software.

Allen Coin10/25/13
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Top 10 TDD Resources: TDD Checklist Expansion Pack

This week, for the first time ever, DZone is releasing the first in a series of checklists for software developers. Our first checklist covers Test-Driven Development (TDD). To complement this exciting new endeavor, I dug through the DZone archives and put together a Top 10 list of TDD resources.

Mitch Pronschinske10/25/13
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Coder Reactions Part 3

My feature is working! Oh wait... now this is happening... Another week of gifs for when programs fall apart.

Lukas Eder10/25/13
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Who Says "I Want to Contribute"?

Those guys that are so thrilled with your wicked product that will change the world, they want to help. And then ... the big void. You’ll never hear from them again. Someone has to actually write the Open Source code.

Jim Bird10/25/13
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Making DevOps Work Outisde of WebOps

Is there really that much that a well-run highly-regulated enterprise IT organization hooked into hundreds or thousands of other enterprises can learn from a technology startup trying to launch a new online social community or a multi-player online game, or even from larger, more mature devops shops like Etsy or Netflix? Do the same rules and ideas apply?