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John Cook06/04/13
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Algorithm of the Week: Finding Sum-Free Subsets

A set of integers is called sum-free if no element of the set is the sum of any other pair of elements in the set. For example, {1, 10, 100} is sum-free.

Paul Underwood06/03/13
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Version Control: Git vs SVN

In this post we are going to look at the benefits of working with version control and the difference between two of the most popular version control repositories, GIT and SVN.

Mitch Pronschinske06/03/13
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500 Startups: What's Trending Worldwide -- The Lean Startup and More

In this talk, Dave will strive to make sense of the impact the Lean Startup Movement (of which 500 Startups and its portfolio companies are great fans of) has had on entrepreneurship, particularly in Silicon Valley, where Dave is based.

Martin Fowler06/03/13
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My Opinion on API Copyright

On the whole I'm in favor of using copyright in this way - as one who writes a lot of prose describing software development, the mechanism seems to fit well. But that fit breaks down when it comes to interfaces of software components.

Dave Fecak06/03/13
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The Engineer’s Engineer

Generally, I want to tell all these people the same thing. If you really enjoy the work and want to be successful in the business for a long time, you should try to make decisions, think like, and become an engineer’s engineer.

Eric Gregory06/03/13
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Links You Don't Want To Miss (June 3)

Today: Arduino on the farm, Flask wants your help, and pure procedural programming with Fishbike. Plus: Intricate circuit-board beasties and wisdom from Joss Whedon in an unexpected place.

Rafał Kuć06/03/13
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Solr 4.2: Index Structure Reading API

With the release of Solr 4.2 we’ve got the possibility to use the HTTP protocol to get information about Solr index structure. Let's look at the new API by example.

Trisha Gee06/03/13
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Adjusting to Working Remotely

As they say, with great power comes great responsibility. It was a shock to the system to have this level of autonomy. I've worked in various types of company over the 15 years people have paid me to develop code, but nothing prepared me for this.

John D'Emic06/03/13
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NoSQL with Apache Cassandra and Mule

Until recently the only way to interact with Cassandra databases from Mule was to reuse one of the existing Java clients, like Hector or Astyanax, in a component. Mule’s Cassandra DB Module now provides message processors to insert, update, query and delete data in Cassandra.

Steven Willmott05/30/13
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API Crafting Secrets: Into Fliptop API

From our perspective, APIs conquer all by making the integration of many different platforms and services possible. It enables computation and data from different entities to come together and work on a collective goal. We believe the world will spin faster as a result of API’s.

Michael Mainguy05/29/13
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Fixing Perverse Incentives in Software Development

One problem with many (maybe most) software development organizations is that they inadvertently create perverse incentives, rewarding undesirable behavior and creating confusing and chaotic environments that, despite best efforts of all involved, seem to only on a hit or miss basis produce the desired result.

Allen Coin05/29/13
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Links You Don't Want to Miss (May 29)

Today: Productivity tips from the Startup Dad, how Netflix is preparing for Arrested Development, how to use Markdown in any text field, and the OpenRelativity Toolkit that lets you mess with the speed of light!

John Sonmez05/29/13
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Your Job Title Is Wrong, Here Is What It Should Be

Obviously some job titles appear to have more clout than others, and obviously some titles would be more desirable for a software writing professional to have, but a job title alone doesn’t convey any real information.

Patrick Debois05/27/13
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Infrastructure as Code - A Comprehensive Overview

I've been tracking infrastructure as code for a few years now. Over the years it has gotten closer to real code. Close, but no cigar yet...

Swizec Teller05/25/13
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The Most Pleasant Job Interview I've Ever Had

I’m not sure I ever got a chance to talk to the engineer who made the initial recommendation based on my blogpost, but I definitely got to talk to a bunch of great people and had massive fun.