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Henrik Warne06/09/14
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Antifragility and Software Development

I recently finished the book Antifragile – Things that Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. I liked it a lot, and I think the ideas in it are quite useful when examining various systems and phenomena. What especially struck me when reading it was how much of it applies to software development.

Chris Odell06/06/14
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Agile Decompiled: Stand-up Meetings

In the end as long as the meetings you have are clear and focused and relevant to all parties then, for me, it doesn’t really matter if you are standing up or sitting down.

Paul Underwood06/06/14
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Checking Media Queries With jQuery

The best way of changing your display depending on screen size is to use media queries to find out the size viewport of the screen and allowing you to change the design depending on what screen size is on.

Kin Lane06/06/14
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I Cannot Sit Idly By As Technology Marches Forward

I may not have the stamina and fortitude to continue for decades, but I cannot just sit idly by as technology blindly marches forward. I have to understand how it all works and push back, hoping to influence the course we take.

Sony Arouje06/05/14
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My home entertainment network with NAS and Raspberry Pi

This post explains how different devices in my home connect via Wi-Fi and provide an easy way of streaming media contents. In this setup I create a playlist in one location (NAS) and all other devices can consume it.

Valeri Karpov06/05/14
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The Future of MongooseJS

While the changes in 3.9.0 were relatively minor, they open the door to getting some interesting features into 4.0. Here are some of the high-level features I think should make it in to 4.0:

Venkatt Guhesan06/05/14
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Cross-Browser Testing for WebSockets

So how do we test for both WebSockets and MozWebSocket? Here’s how:

Alec Noller06/04/14
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Dev of the Week: Jakub Holý

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 Jakub Holý, solution engineer at Iterate AS in Oslo, Norway.

Peter Zaitsev06/04/14
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Do not trust vmstat IOwait numbers

I’ve been running a benchmark today on my old test box with conventional hard drives (no raid with BBU) and noticed something unusual in the CPU utilization statistics being reported.

Mike Bushong06/03/14
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Networking lessons from high-performance car racing

One of the core aspects of SDN is the presence of some sort of central control. This is useful because a global view of the resource allows the controller to do intelligent things with network workloads.

Cedric Beust06/03/14
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Swift: Apple's new language

Apple just announced a new language called Swift. I took a look at the language manual, here is a quick overview:

Alec Noller06/02/14
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Introducing DZone's 2014 Guide to Mobile Development

Making informed decisions about mobile development requires an understanding of a wide variety of tools, strategies, and challenges, as well as careful consideration of the benefits and costs of every choice. DZone's 2014 Guide to Mobile Development was produced to help you understand these choices.

Shannon Behrens06/02/14
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Being Turing Complete Ain't All That and a Bag of Chips

I was talking to someone the other day. He said that given two Turing Complete programming languages, A and B, if you can write a program in A, you can write a similar program in B. Is that true? I suspect not.

Rob Galanakis05/30/14
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There is no essence of Agile

I don’t know where the idea that Agile can be distilled down into one or two practices or principles comes from. Thinking this way is extremely harmful.

Chris Odell05/30/14
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Code Reviews Are A Luxury, So Cherish Them

When working as an in-house developer you will have colleagues to bounce ideas off. If you have an idea, talking it over with someone can enhance it, or stop you making a less than optimal design decision. A SOHO Developer does not have this option.