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Paul Underwood07/10/14
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Using IF Statements In Sass

In this article we are going to look at using IF statements in Sass.

Andrew Phillips07/10/14
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The Deployment-Sized Hole Between Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and Provisioning Tools

Packaging and deploying an application consisting of Puppet manifests and Chef cookbooks (Docker container requests also). Easy integration with Jenkins; XL Deploy takes care of targeting the manifests/cookbooks at the appropriate hosts and all the orchestration of the invocations. Piece of cake!

jb j07/10/14
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How to build a fixed menu in 3 easy steps

Fixed menus are a definitive web design trend of 2014. They look good, and they are also super useful for visitors. Today, I’m showing you how you can create a lightweight, functional and beautiful fixed menu for your website or WordPress blog.

Omri Erel07/10/14
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Seven Cloud Statistics You Must Read

Cloud computing is being used at every organizational level. Since it conveniently meets a wide range of needs, from the individual to major corporations and governments, cloud computing has become one of the most widely discussed topics among the IT community.

Chris Odell07/10/14
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Agile Decompiled: Kanban

Now Kanban is not something I have practiced but for completeness of this series I wanted to write an article on it. So I have spent the last few weeks reading about what is Kanban and is it agile.

Mike Bushong07/10/14
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The Bystander Effect: Why Companies Fail to Change

Almost all of us have worked for a company at some point in our careers that just couldn’t seem to get out of its own way. The ideas were right, the talent was strong, but the execution just wasn’t there.

Has Altaiar07/10/14
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TDD in Mobile Development, Part 2: Portable Tiny Inversion of Control Container

Previously, we looked at writing unit and integration tests for platform-specific code in Android and iOS. Also, I promised to show you how to write cross platform unit tests that would assert your logic once and for many platforms. However, in order to do that, you need to first consider how testable is your code.

Mikko Ohtamaa07/10/14
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Rolling Time Window Counters with Redis and Mitigating Botnet-Driven Login Attacks

This blog post presents rolling time window counting and rate limiting in Redis. You can apply it to activate login CAPTCHA on your site only when it is needed.

Peter Zaitsev07/10/14
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Using MySQL Triggers and Views in Amazon RDS

I recently had an opportunity to migrate a customer from a physical server into Amazon’s RDS environment. In this particular case the customers’ platform makes extensive use of MySQL triggers and views. I came across two significant issues that prevented me from following Amazon’s documentation.

Jeremy Likness07/10/14
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Dependency Injection Explained via JavaScript

dependency injection itself is fairly straightforward and is designed to simplify your solution, not overly complicate it. Angular adds some extra caveats and shortcuts to their solution but in essence it behaves very similar to the example I’ve provided here.

Adi Gaskell07/10/14
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uMotif Bringing the Quantified Self to the NHS

The app marketplaces are awash with tools to allow us to quantify various health related aspects of our lives. Whether it’s monitoring our sleep, tracking our fitness regimes or keeping tabs on our diet, there have never been more apps available to help us do so.

A. Jesse Jiryu Davis07/10/14
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Motor 0.3.1 Released

Yesterday I released version 0.3.1 of Motor, the asynchronous MongoDB driver for Python and Tornado. This release is compatible with MongoDB 2.2, 2.4, and 2.6. It requires PyMongo 2.7.1.

Matt Lacey07/10/14
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SQLitePCL vs. Akavache

Earlier this week I shared the news that there is now an "official(ish)" version of SQLite that can be used in what Microsoft calls "Universal Apps". I was asked how this compares with using Akavache, and if I have any recommendations.

Dustin Whittle07/10/14
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Part Dev, Part Ops = DevOps (Infographic)

AppDynamics produced an infographic on today's DevOps, encompassing application performance and performance analytics in duties on both sides of the fence.