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Rob Galanakis12/14/12
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Is QA a Good Stepping Stone Into Development?

I’ve always heard that it was difficult to move from QA into development (game design/programming/art/production). I thought this was smart- QA people should be there to be QA people, not doing a job only because they hope it would lead to something else.

Kief Morris12/14/12
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Iterations Considered Harmful

The iteration is a cornerstone of agile development. However, the way many teams run their iterations creates serious pitfalls which can keep them from delivering software as effectively as they could.

Andrew Trice12/14/12
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Connected Second-Screen App Experiences

In this post I’ll show a proof-of-concept second screen experience where the content of a mobile PhoneGap application is being driven by an external source (a video) using audio watermarks. In this case, the mobile application is the “second screen,” and your TV is the primary screen.

Arthur Charpentier12/14/12
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The Debtor Prisoner's Dilemma, Bar Charts with R, and More Data Links of the Week

This week, Arthur Charpentier brings us links on the problem of math expertise making people seem smart, climate predictions, R modeling, and more.

Alex Soto12/14/12
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Metrics: A New Way to Monitorize Your Application

When you are running long term applications like web applications, it is good to know some statistics about them, like number of requests served, request durations, or the number active requests.

Krishna Prasad12/14/12
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Spring Integration Mock SftpServer Example

Building on his last post on how to use Spring FakeFtpServer and JUnit to test a Spring Integration flow, will show how to test Spring Integration flow using Mock SftpServer.

Eric Genesky12/13/12
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On Service SDKs and Language Support

When service providers (like Amazon in this case) are providing SDK support they typically will be catering to their largest consumer base.

Ben Kepes12/13/12
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What Will Identity Look Like in the Future?

Identity Management is arguably the crown jewels of the enterprise, and many seasoned IT folks would scoff at the idea of that being farmed out to the cloud.

Mitch Pronschinske12/13/12
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Code Puzzler Response - Find the Integer Square Root of a Positive Integer

A puzzler was given before, and all submitted solutions were based on the iteration: x_n+1 = (x_n + x/x_n) / 2. That formula is great for finding good rational approximations of the square root of a number, but it's trivial once you know the formula.

James Sugrue12/13/12
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Thursday Code Puzzler: Power Set Calculation

Today's code puzzle asks you to calculate the subsets of a given power set.

Raghuraman Bala...12/13/12
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The Problem with Failover Preparation

A recent article on the merits of preparing for cloud outages prompted this writer to respond to some of the issues that come with failover preparation programs.

Matt Lacey12/13/12
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Why "Scratching Your Own Itch" is a Bad Idea for Developers

There's a popular idea that if you have a need for something then it's likely that other people will too. It's often termed "scratching your own itch".

Eric Genesky12/13/12
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Regarding OpenStack's "Folsom" Update

In the 9-minute video below, Brian Gracely provides an overview of OpenStack's "Folsom" release.

Eric Genesky12/13/12
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Leveraging Windows Azure and Twilio to Support SMS in the Cloud

Leveraging SMS messaging in a cloud context is a powerful capability. There are a wide variety of applications that can be built upon the techniques I illustrate in this post.

Andrzej Krzywda12/13/12
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What is a Framework?

The title question made me struggle for months. What's the difference between a library and a framework?