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Allen Coin10/09/13
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Dev of the Week: Johanna Rothman

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 Johanna Rothman, Agile expert, consultant, and author.

Raymond Camden10/09/13
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CSS Regions and Edge Tooling

CSS Regions, if you don't know, is a specification that Adobe and others have been working on now for nearly two years. Even better, iOS 7 landed support for this last week when it was released. Raymond Camden explains the feature, and its current level of support, here.

Mitch Pronschinske10/08/13
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Heroku Beta-Releases WebSockets Support

Heroku users have been waiting for a Heroku-native feature like this for a long time, and now it's here. There are Node.js, Ruby, and Java Play Framework apps for you to demo.

Alec Noller10/08/13
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AskDZ: What's the Worst Bug You Ever Found and Solved?

Every developer has been faced with a bug that is different from other bugs. It may be a mistake of massive proportions, or something so small that the consequences couldn't be anticipated, or just comically unfortunate. If there is justice in the world, you can fix these bugs when you find them...

Gil Fink10/08/13
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Getting Started with Responsive Web Design Development Techniques

While developing apps, you should ask yourself how the app UI will adapt to different devices and you should anticipate the need for these responsive capabilities. In this article, you will be presented with techniques to create responsive web designs using flexible layouts and media queries.

Lukas Eder10/08/13
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A Premature Return to SQL?

Big database vendors are not very innovative. But they don’t have to be. Their asset is reliability, predictability, and stability. If a NoSQL or NewSQL feature proves to be innovative and reliable, Oracle et al. will most certainly pick it up.

Antonin Januska10/08/13
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How to Make a Bootstrap 3 Theme The Proper Way

With the release of Bootstrap 3, some of Bootstrap's themes encourage a different method of use that helps keep Bootstrap a dependency (that shouldn’t be directly touched), rather than a starting codebase. This tutorial explores these Bootstrap themes, as well as techniques for using and overriding them.

Alec Noller10/08/13
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Plugreg: The Plugin Registry for Cordova and PhoneGap

Plugreg is a website recently launched by Lee Crossley and has collected, over the last month or so, more than 150 plugins from 100 different authors. The site is straight-forward and easy to use, and while it's still at an early stage, there are already a lot of useful plugins to be found.

Ross Mason10/07/13
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The Hunt For The Perfect API

About 7 helpful tips are contained in this article for API design. Creating the perfect API is close to impossible. However it’s clear that companies that look at their APIs as a key part of the business strategy.

Mitch Pronschinske10/07/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (October 7)

Tim Berners-Lee vs. the EFF, the RESTful API Modeling Language, and the iOS7 HTML5 Report Card. Those stories, plus a bold idea for a new programming language, a theory about the drop in CS interest, and a great list of children's programming resources.

Mitch Pronschinske10/07/13
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Call Me Maybe: Carly Rae Jepsen and the Perils of Network Partitions

I recently found Kyle Kingsbury's blog and saw that he has done a lot of interesting research into areas that developers need more knowledge about. In this case, it's network partitions and their effects on complex applications.

Mitch Pronschinske10/05/13
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MongoDB Inc. Worth $1.2 Billion, Are They the Next Oracle?

MongoDB (formerly 10gen) just became the most valuable tech startup in New York, beating out more well-known companies like Gilt, Foursquare, and Etsy. They're also worth more than the cost of Tumblr, which was acquired by Yahoo this year.

Blog Team At In...10/05/13
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Benefits of Semiotics in User Interface Design

Visual semiotics focuses on how meaning is formed through visual signs, and what is perhaps the most important aspect that a user interface designer should understand is the relationship between what the users see and the meaning of what they are seeing, as well as the context through which they see it.

Mitch Pronschinske10/04/13
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Design Limitations in Open Source Distributed Databases, Queues, and Lock Services

Get some amazingly rare insights about the design limitations of various distributed systems like Kafka, NuoDB, Cassandra, and Zookeeper.

Mitch Pronschinske10/03/13
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Iglo Turns Markdown API Specs Into Interactive Docs

You may have heard of Apiary, a tool for generating API docs and mocks from markdown. Iglo is built on the same parser, and it's open source. In fact, Apiary even endorses it.