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Mitch Pronschinske08/10/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (August 11)

Learn about the new utilities for Dropbox and SkyDrive. Then you'll have to see if you fall in love with Angular and Python 3.4. Plus, have fun with the developer excuse generator and the startup legitimizer.

Mitch Pronschinske08/08/13
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Nobody will Train You but You

Why do we all know a developer who has been pounding out unmaintainable code for a decade or more? Why do people "believe in TDD but I don't have time to write tests during crunch?" How is it that we have an entire industry based around rescuing teams from acutely awful Rails apps?

Mitch Pronschinske08/08/13
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Beanstalkd: Pragmatic Message Queueing

I think I've found one of the best, most straightforward introductions yet to Beanstalkd, an under-appreciated member of the message queue community.

Mitch Pronschinske08/06/13
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Old Research Indicates Pair Programming Doesn't Save Time

Blogger Steven Thomas wanted to base his adoption or non-adoption of pair programming on research. The best research on the topic that he found was from 6 years ago in Norway. While the results were underwhelming, I had some thoughts on the research.

Mitch Pronschinske08/06/13
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New DB Rankings: Mongo DB Beats MS Access in Popularity

In the new data for this month's DB-Engines.com DBMS rankings, MongoDB has surpassed Microsoft Access in popularity and is only slightly behind IBM DB2 with a rank of 6 overall. It's also the most popular NoSQL data store.

Mitch Pronschinske08/05/13
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A Fun Productivity Tips Post Based on Alan Turing

Lifehacker published a post this week with productivity tips from the life of Alan Turing. It's a nice post that draws on the fanboy-ism toward Turing from many computer scientists and programmers.

Mitch Pronschinske08/05/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (August 5)

See the perfect programming gif, learn what happens when you drive over a MacBook Air, and learn what happened at OSCON. Plus, take a look at some extensive Android fragmentation data visualization, meet Google's Go team, and learn from some interesting Java GC research.

Mitch Pronschinske07/31/13
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In Search of the 10X Developer

Hiring managers have seen it time and time again. You hire two developers with the same background and qualifications, yet one of them is 4, 6, or even 10 times more productive than the other. Why?

Mitch Pronschinske07/31/13
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Linksheet: Job Queues, Message Queues and Other Queues

Are you searching for the right message queue but maybe you just haven't found the perfect fit yet? Well I just found an excellent resource - a GitHub page created by Łukasz Strzałkowski. If you don't find the queue you want over at queues.io, then you probably just need to build your own.

Mitch Pronschinske07/31/13
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Taco: A Todo List Aggregator For Developers

Taco aggregates Basecamp todos, GitHub Issues, Google Tasks, Trello tasks, Asana tasks, Zendesk tickets, and any RSS-friendly services.

Mitch Pronschinske07/29/13
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Lean Startup: Should You Really Get the Product Out as Quickly as Possible?

What I wanted to examine was the Lean Startup principle of launching the Minimum Viable Product (MVP). Just the other day I saw a developer comment complaining about the "go fast and break things" culture in many engineering departments these days. So is MVP really a good idea?

Mitch Pronschinske07/29/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (July 29)

Android 4.3, A Regex crafting site, practical typography, and a heated discussion about SDN are just some of the topics in this week's roundup. Plus, experience Ada for the Java developer, Angular.js for the jQuery user, car hacking, and an inspiring session about getting paid.

Mitch Pronschinske07/29/13
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Benchmark: ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ, HornetQ, QPID, and Apollo

Adina Mihailescu conducted a recent study that included message queue performance testing using a Rails application that pilots a binary and enqueues/dequeues items taken from a MySQL database.

Mitch Pronschinske07/27/13
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Write RabbitMQ Plugins With Elixir

Elixir is a new project that targets the Erlang Virtual Machine, which is exactly the language that RabbitMQ is built with. This tutorial from the RabbitMQ blog is going to help you become a wizard with this message queue, and you won't even need to learn Erlang to do it!

Mitch Pronschinske07/25/13
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3 Reasons Lean Startups Fail

Francis Pedraza has an incredibly insightful article on 3 reasons that Lean Startups fail. Below, I've summarized the three reasons, but there's a huge amount of build up and some advice for fixing these problems in the article.