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Allan Kelly11/21/14
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Does Agile require cultural change?

I sit in Agile conferences and I hear people say “To really become Agile you need culture change.” And I agree with them. But…

Seth Proctor11/21/14
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Why Automation Matters

Distributed systems are complicated, and operating one as it scales out is more so. This is why we're so passionate about the experience of using NuoDB and making that operational experience as simple as possible.

Mike Cottmeyer11/21/14
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Replacing Backlog Grooming

Over the last few years, I’ve worked with numerous teams. One thing they all struggle with is backlog grooming. Over the last few years I have evolved my practice of backlog grooming.

Mark Needham11/21/14
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R: Joining multiple data frames

I’ve been looking through the code from Martin Eastwood’s excellent talk ‘Predicting Football Using R‘ and was intrigued by the code which reshaped the data into that expected by glm. I really like dplyr’s pipelining function so I thought I’d try and translate Martin’s code to use that and other dplyr functions.

Lukas Eder11/21/14
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Don't Migrate to MariaDB Just Yet. MySQL Is Back!

Now that I have your attention, I’d like to invite you to a critical review of where we’re at in the MySQL vs. MariaDB debate.

Rob J Hyndman11/20/14
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Seasonal Periods

The “fre­quency” is the num­ber of obser­va­tions per sea­son. This is the oppo­site of the def­i­n­i­tion of fre­quency in physics, or in Fourier analy­sis, where “period” is the length of the cycle, and “fre­quency” is the inverse of period. When using the ts() func­tion in R, the fol­low­ing choices should be used.

Francesca Krihely11/20/14
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MongoDB vs SQL: Day 1-2

This will be the first post in an ongoing series based on our popular webinar about the differences in building an application using SQL versus building the same application using MongoDB.

Maneesh Joshi11/20/14
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Top 5 Mobile APM Myths: Myths 1 & 2

There is a lot of confusion in the market today. So in this blog post, I’d like to dispel some key myths around mobile apps. And how, with the right mAPM tool, you can nail your mobile app experience — both interactivity-wise and performance-wise — and thereby win the market.

Gen Furukawa11/20/14
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Morpheus Lessons: Best Practices for Upgrading MySQL

Thinking about upgrading your MySQL database? When performing an upgrade, there are some factors you need to consider and some best practices that can be followed to help ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible.

Rick Delgado11/19/14
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Desktop-as-a-Service and BYOD: Two Growing Complementary Trends

BYOD and DaaS are both growing trends that are making bigger impacts in the business world with each passing year. One of the reasons both are growing at such a steady pace is how they work together so effectively.

Chris Odell11/19/14
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The Single Point Of Failure

As a SOHO (Solo Home Office) Developer one of the many challenges is the fact that there is no one else to discuss code changes with. Without someone to discuss changes with your blind spots will not be covered by a colleague looking at your code, potentially more bugs could creep into your code base and there are less opportunities to learn from other peoples experiences. So what can you do? Well here are some suggestions.

John Cook11/19/14
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People want Swiss Army Knives

I basically agree with the Unix philosophy that tools should do one thing well, but even Unix doesn’t follow this principle strictly in practice. One reason is that “thing” and “well” depend on context. The “thing” that a toolmaker has in mind may not exactly be the “thing” the user has in mind, and the user may have a different idea of when a tool has served well enough.

Ricky Ho11/19/14
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The Common Data Science Project Flow

While working across multiple data science projects, I observed a similar pattern across a group of strategic data science projects where a common methodology can be used. In this post, I want to sketch this methodology at a high level.

Peter Zaitsev11/18/14
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Data Inconsistencies on MySQL Replicas: Beyond pt-table-checksum

Percona Toolkit’s pt-table-checksum is a great tool to find data inconsistencies between a MySQL master and its replicas. However, you may want to know which exact rows are different to identify the statements that created the inconsistency.

Sameer Bhatia11/18/14
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How the Internet of Things Will Change How You Live

Social media, mobile connectivity, Candy Crush—these things are old news. There is a bigger, badder technological revolution occurring: the Internet of Things, aka the IoT, in which everything from appliances to cows to us is online.