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Alex Soto01/25/13
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Jenkins Description Setter Plugin for Improving Continuous Delivery Visibility

In Continuous Delivery, each build is potentially shippable. This implies a lot of things.

Zac Gery01/25/13
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Technical Debt: Strategic vs Non-Strategic

In the current age of software development the phrase "technical debt" has become part of the common vocabulary.

Achala Chathura...01/25/13
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Installing Git on Ubuntu

A few libraries need to be installed prior to the installation of Git...

Willie Wheeler01/24/13
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Top Ten Pops and Drops with Splunk - Part 2

After considering different alternatives, we eventually settled on using the ratio (today’s count + 1) / (yesterday’s count + 1). This solves the zero denominator problem without unduly skewing the ratio.

Col Wilson01/24/13
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Nginx & uWSGI Living Together in Your Shed

Let's assume you have just bought the memorable domain name idrinkink.org and you want to host your lovely web app on that old server in the shed.

Alex Holmes01/24/13
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Controlling User Logging in Hadoop

Imagine that you’re a Hadoop administrator, and to make things interesting you’re managing a multi-tenant Hadoop cluster where data scientists, developers and QA are pounding your cluster.

Ben Kepes01/24/13
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On the Ethic of Delivery

There is a real convergence occurring, one that sees a new breed of organization, a changing environment within which those organizations operate, and a new type of demand upon those within the organization tasked with delivering the business needs.

Edmund Kirwan01/23/13
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Serpents and Sunbursts in Source Code Structure

When we want to understand some lovely, Java code, we read it. Sometimes, however, a slightly higher perspective helps to show us the patterns that reading alone may hide.

Jon Archer01/23/13
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How to Completely Fail at BDD

Are you interested in introducing BDD to your team? Don’t try and do it like this under these circumstances. Learn from my failure.

Aaron Nichols01/23/13
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Good and Bad Patterns in Development and Operations

As part of my role at a new company I’ve been asked to provide feedback about structuring Dev & Ops as well as what sorts of things work and don’t.

Chad Davis01/23/13
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Mental Hygiene for Software Engineers: Avoiding Micro Level Technical Debt

The essence of software engineering, in my opinion, can be captured in two words: managing complexity.

Douglas Rathbone01/22/13
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Build Driven Deployment – The New Hotness Coming to a Dev Team Near You

Test Driven Development, Behaviour Driven Development, Extreme Programming and many other new-age hippie methodologies have spread through the dev world like wildfire. I believe there's room for one more.

Mark Needham01/22/13
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Telnet/netcat: Waiting for a Port to be Open

On Friday Nathan and I were setting up a new virtual machine and we needed a firewall rule to be created to allow us to connect to another machine which had some JAR files we wanted to download.

Eric Minick01/22/13
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Dependencies All the Way Down: Run Time & Deployment

At deployment time, we’re worried about a new set of dependencies. That web application probably depends on other components in order to function properly.

Alex Holmes01/22/13
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OSX, Chrome, and DNS

Everything in getting my personal site setup went fairly smoothly, including updating my registrar’s DNS records to point my domain name at my hosting provider.

Cody Powell01/21/13
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A Unified Theory of Software Karma

I make a lot of jokes at work about code review karma. Here's the idea: each time a person volunteers to review others' code, that person build their code review karma.

Chip Bates01/21/13
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5 Myths About Enterprise Migrations

As IT systems become an important competitive element in many industries, technology assets are influencing more and more parts of any organization.

Eric Minick01/21/13
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Managing Build Time Dependencies

Eric Minick from urbancode supplies a slideshare on managing build time dependencies.

Mark Needham01/21/13
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Fabric/Boto: boto.exception.NoAuthHandlerFound

In our Fabric code we make use of Boto to connect to the EC2 API and pull back various bits of information and the first time anyone tries to use it they end up with the following stack trace.

James Betteley01/20/13
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Infrastructure Automation and the Cloud

As I write this, I’m sitting in a half-empty office in London. It’s half empty, you see, because it’s snowing outside, and when it snows in London, chaos ensues.

Eric Minick01/20/13
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AnthillPro Dependency Reports

Earlier in the week, I presented a webinar on managing build time dependencies which is now available as a recording.

Jonas Gauffin01/19/13
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Dealing with Exceptions, Logging and Displaying Error Messages

I have a client who is very firm on the idea that the user should know what went wrong when exceptions are thrown.

Eric Gregory01/19/13
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Etsy's Code as Craft: "Moving Fast at Scale"

Etsy Labs' fantastic Code as Craft series explores Etsy's strategies for moving fast at scale.

Jim Bird01/18/13
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Frankensystems, Half-Strangled Zombies, and Other Monsters

Some of the ugliest things that happen to code don’t have anything to do with technical debt. They’re the result of conscious and well-intentioned design changes.

Jonas Gauffin01/18/13
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Introducing My Logging Library

I’ve just published the first version (consider it a beta) of my logging library to the official nuget server(s).