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Justin Bozonier06/11/13
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Algorithm of the Week: Genetic Algorithms, Pt. 2 - Making It Run

Because we can find the value of the definite integral at any points we want, we can use another technique to turn that data into a formula. The technique we’ll be using is known as a genetic algorithm.

John Cook06/11/13
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The Weight of Code

Bjorn is discussing the ferrite core memory of the Apollo guidance system: "These are very, very robust memory systems. … But the problem is that they actually have weight to them."

Jurgen Appelo06/08/13
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Yahoo CEO Mayer is Right and Wrong About Her Remote Work Claims

She said the main reason for this decision was that collaboration and communication are improved when people work together in the office, and when they can see each other face to face. Marissa Mayer was right. She was also wrong.

Allen Coin06/07/13
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Developing on the Cloud: Concerns and Solutions

For developers, deploying to a cloud environment comes with a large number of unknowns--particularly scalability, availability, performance, and security. Here's how these unknowns can be addressed.

Eric Gregory06/07/13
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Links You Don't Want To Miss (June 7)

Today: The NSA/FBI project mining communications data from tech companies, a coder's life in links, a high-performance fork of Google's LevelDB, Text Adventures vs. MUDs vs. Roguelikes, and more.

Vijay Narayanan06/07/13
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What I Learned Adopting Agile

Here is a brief presentation on adopting agile practices based on an ignite-style talk I gave at a local meetup a while back.

Steven Willmott06/06/13
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API Business Models

Guillaume Balas, our CMO, talked about API Business Models, about how to define your API business strategy based on your core business assets, and about how to enable new business models for your company by exposing and API. Here are some of the highlights of his talk...

Mitch Pronschinske06/06/13
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Most of DZone Has Used Cloud Services in Development or Testing

Something big is coming Monday. Something HUGE and AMAZING actually. Get a preview of the audience survey results section of our PaaS and IaaS guide, and claim your copy!

Paul Reed06/06/13
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The Ship Show: Going, Going...Gone

Whether it’s organizational dysfunction, discovering a role isn’t right for you, abusive management, or unethical requests, we look at the nagging yellow flags that pile up and can ignite into red flags that start your mind down the road of: Going, Going…Gone.

Mark Needham06/06/13
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Ego Depletion

A series of surprising experiments [...] has shown conclusively that all variants of voluntary effort – cognitive, emotional, or physical – draw at least partly on a shared pool of mental energy.

Eric Genesky06/06/13
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Links You Don't Want to Miss (June 6)

Learn about Apple's failed game console, as well as a 19-year-old's plan for small nuclear fission reactors. Oh yeah, and God answers some of life's enduring questions.

Pat Shaughnessy06/05/13
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Ruby, Python, Java, C and Programmer Happiness

I thought it would be fun to compare Ruby with a few other languages by looking at how different open source developers implemented the same method or function in each language. How do the languages differ? Do they make you equally happy?

Swizec Teller06/05/13
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I infiltrated another Rails Girls event, #RailsGirlsMb

I actually got invited to mentor at Rails Girls Maribor. Something about having done it once before. Must’ve been the cool hat, because I was rubbish at it last time. Think the girls spent more time guiding me around than I did them.

Mitch Pronschinske06/04/13
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Links You Don't Want To Miss (June 5)

See why you should write ugly code and how you can build your own Google TV with Raspberry Pi. Plus the new plan to curb frivolous software patent lawsuits.

Allen Coin06/04/13
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Links You Don't Want to Miss (June 4)

Today: How to ease in novice developers, why one banker quit his job to learn programming, Mozilla and Foxconn team up for Firefox OS Devices. Plus: The first porn app for Google Glass (safe for work link).