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Alec Noller10/01/14
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Dev of the Week: Itamar Haber

Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community to catch up and find out what he or she is working on now and what's coming next. This week we're talking to Itamar Haber, Chief Developers Advocate at Redis Labs.

Pat Shaughnessy10/01/14
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20,000 Leagues Under ActiveRecord

...actually I’m here today to talk about ActiveRecord. I’d like to explore how ActiveRecord works internally; how it finds the information we ask for and returns it to us as a Ruby object.

Alec Noller10/01/14
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The Best of DZone: September 23 - 30

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include 10 questions to ask in programming interviews, why we need functional programming, the high price of the Internet of Things, how testability does not equal good design, and more.

Johanna Rothman10/01/14
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Change is Learning: No Silver Bullets or Quick Fixes

My professors taught me structured design and design by contract. Those were supposed to be the silver bullets for programming. I thought I was the only idiot that structure and specification didn’t work for. Why did I have to iterate and increment?

Gil Zilberfeld10/01/14
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The Measure Of Success

What makes a successful project? Waterfall project management tells us it’s about meeting scope, time and cost goals. Do these success metrics also hold true to agile projects?

Chris Odell10/01/14
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SOHO Agile – Practices make perfect

Now if you are a SOHO developer then you might think that agile practices are irrelevant to you. I would disagree.

Kevin Rutherford10/01/14
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A problem with Primitive Obsession

A number of the teams I work with have been looking at the Primitive Obsession code smell recently. As we have explored legacy code looking for examples of the smell, I’ve noticed a tendency to enthusiastically label every primitive in any method signature as smelly. I so wish Fowler and Beck hadn’t used this particular name, because it seems to spread as much confusion as enlightenment.

Shelan Perera10/01/14
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Want to learn anything faster?

We are in a world with lot of learning opportunities. But how much stuff do we really learn? What holds us back from learning new things faster?

Mike Cottmeyer10/01/14
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Release Planes versus Release Trains

When speaking to architecture, SAFe refers to architectural runway, not architectural train tracks or a rail-yard. It’s a mixed use of transportation metaphors that is not explained. The runway is a perfect alignment with my Release Plane metaphor.

Kevin Daly09/30/14
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Don't fall in love with your own code!

Don't fall into the trap of falling in love with your own code.

Lisa Schultz09/30/14
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Three Features You Need in Your Database

Whether you’ve made the decision to launch an e-commerce platform in the future or you’re figuring out if your current configuration needs a facelift, choosing the database that will power your site is one of the most important decisions you’ll make.

Angela Ashenden09/30/14
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Bullet-proof SQL - Hadoop's Real Battleground

Ever since Hadoop’s second generation release in late 2013 brought it closer to enterprise capability acceptance, the blogosphere has been ringing with the sound of commentators proclaiming what was still lacking, and what hurdles that yellow elephant needed to jump in order to truly burst into the mainstream.

Robert Diana09/30/14
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Geek Reading September 29, 2014

I have talked about human filters and my plan for digital curation. These items are the fruits of those ideas, the items I deemed worthy from my daily reading. This week's topics include reducing boilerplate code, API management, continuous delivery detailing, letting go of Agile culture, and more.

Rob Galanakis09/30/14
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Keeping talented employees

I’m normally not a fan of reducing human behavior to a list like this, but it seems pretty complete, and the words resonated.

Lukas Eder09/29/14
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Top 10 Most Popular Articles on the jOOQ Blog

What do people do when they run out of topics? They recycle previous topics and create top 10 lists. Here is a list of the top 10 most popular articles from the jOOQ blog.