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Mihai Dinca - P...04/18/11
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How Do You Configure Your Reporting Platform?

Following previous articles ‘How do you make your reports? ‘ and ‘How do you use your reports?’ the last one will show some of the configuration you may need on your server. A reporting platform that it is not configurable may not be considered a...

Veera Sundar04/18/11
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App Engine Java development on NetBeans

If you just started with App engine development, you might be having a feeling that Eclipse is the preferred IDE. And, Google also has offered its

Hamlet D'Arcy04/18/11
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Getting Started with Spock and Groovy

This screencast demonstrates how to create Spock testing specifications. It covers creating basic when/then blocks, given/when/then blocks, expect/where blocks, and data tables. It explains how to create Spock file templates and Spock Live Templates for ...

Dan Dyer04/18/11
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Scrolling Tabs in Android

Perhaps this is obvious but it wasn’t immediately clear to me so maybe it’s worth documenting for the benefit of future Google searchers. If you use a TabActivity in an Android application you can probably fit four or maybe five tabs on a standard...

Rob Williams04/18/11
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GitHub: Issues 2.0 a Big Improvement, Short of Visionary

Since I was gassing about how awful the issues were (actually, I think just saying they weren‘t even worthy of that name), I figured I would blog about my discovery this morning that there is a new version on GitHub, which is much better. You can...

Mark Needham04/18/11
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The sunk cost fallacy

I recently came across David McRaney’s post about the sunk cost fallacy with reference to Farmville, a fallacy that is very applicable to software. David starts off with the following statements which describe the fallacy pretty well: The Misconception:...

Rob Williams04/17/11
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Arquillian: End of Test Hell on Earth

I know I‘ve been talking a lot lately about the 60 Minutes piece about slot machines. There is probably a delicate balance between engaging the reward center in the brain in a way that promotes fluid, ‘zone‘ performance (Vronsky on the horse), and...

Daniel Ackerson04/16/11
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DevOps Entrenched – Tide Begins to Turn

I’ve always seen it as a battle. Maybe it’s the soldier in me or just the willingness to fight for my beliefs. Either way, we are winning and the IT industry will never be the same. Developers and Sysadmins are joining forces and forming “Delivery...

Michael Mccandless04/16/11
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Lucene's FuzzyQuery is 100 times faster in 4.0

There are many exciting improvements in Lucene's eventual 4.0 (trunk) release, but the awesome speedup to FuzzyQuery really stands out, not only from its incredible gains but also because of the amazing behind-the-scenes story of how it all came to...

Jakub Holý04/16/11
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Real-world data prove that Agile, BDD & co. work – lecture by G. Adzic

I’ve attended a very inspirational lecture by Gojko Adzic, organized by the Oslo XP Meetup. Many people including some respectable persons claim that Lean, Agile, and high-level testing based on specifications (whether you call it Agile acceptance...

Patrick Debois04/15/11
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What Is This DevOps Thing, Anyway?

Last year, DevOps was just beginning to coalesce into the movement it has become today.  It's growing stronger by the day and Peter Debois obtained an excellent overview of the movement in a guest post submitted to his blog by Stephen Nelson-Smith. 

Brian Swartzfager04/15/11
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Interacting With UI Objects From the Layout in an Android Activity Object

In my last post, I promised to show how I would attach my simple example layout to an Activity object and make a change or two. Here's the layout XML again:

Terrence Ryan04/15/11
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Debugging Error with PlayBook Emulator

I ran into an issues while trying to launch a PlayBook app from Flash Builder Burrito in Debugging Mode.I launched and the "Launching [Application name]" indicator in the bottom right corner just slowly inched up to 100%, but nothing happened....

Robert Diana04/15/11
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Twitter, Possibly Facing Some Competition, Needs A Vision

Last month, Twitter celebrated its fifth birthday. I was surprised when I heard this, because it did not feel like it has been that long. However, I also realized that Twitter is now 5 years old and still has some basic issues. I am not going to complain...

David Salter04/15/11
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Converting a Spring Controller into a @Controller

In the Spring Web Framework, its typical to implement a Controller as a class that implementsorg.springframework.web.servlet.mvc.Controller, for example: