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Zac Gery11/01/13
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Searching For Nails: A Hammer's Story

The truth is, the number of struggling projects far outweigh their successful counterparts. Why is this? Because sometimes developers are too smart for their own good.

Mitch Pronschinske11/01/13
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Amazon Previews JavaScript SDK

Recognizing the swelling popularity of JavaScript, Amazon has finally released a developer preview SDK that can populate S3 buckets, manage SQS message queues, create, populate, and query DynamoDB tables, and much more!

Ian Mitchell11/01/13
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Scrumban - or How to get Leaner by Sprinting Less

In this article we consider a hybrid agile approach known as Scrumban, which can potentially address both project and BAU work. Scrumban is becoming increasingly popular and has significant ramifications for project scalability.

Arthur Charpentier11/01/13
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Halloween and Candies (A Ballot Problem)

This year, for Halloween, a post on candies. Assume we start with r red candies, and b black ones, with r > b. The thing is, no one likes those black candies. What could be the probability that for the n kids that get candies at my door, the probability to get red is always larger than the probability to get black?

Alec Noller11/01/13
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Hunk: A New Data Analytics Tool for Hadoop

Hadoop users might be interested in Hunk, an analytics tool recently released by Splunk that allows users to analyze and visualize data in Hadoop. Big data isn't worth much, after all, unless some sense can be made of it.

Alec Noller11/01/13
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New Redis Features: Collections are now Iterable

Recently, Redis creator Salvatore Sanfilippo announced that Redis collections are now iterable. In the past, Redis collections have been difficult to navigate, so more practical techniques for working with them are definitely welcome.

Victor Savkin10/31/13
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Contrasting Backbone and Angular, Pt. 1

This is a great, succinct overview of Backbone vs. Angular with some helpful visuals and diagrams to clearly illustrate each. Thankfully, it looks at the two frameworks in the context of main problems we deal with every day when building web applications.

Alec Noller10/31/13
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10 Ways to Improve PhoneGap and Hybrid App Performance

Last week, Christophe Coenraets presented a list of tips that many mobile devs may find useful. It's all in the context of PhoneGap, but the concepts should be widely applicable to other devs, and given the importance of performance (perceived, at least) in mobile applications, there is a lot to work with here.

Alec Noller10/31/13
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How to Use Neo4j for Natural Language Search

This set of slides from Kenny Bastani covers the use of Neo4j for natural language search, which allows you to query databases using natural language.

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.