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Allen Coin10/30/13
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Dev of the Week: Sean Hull

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 Sean Hull, author, speaker, and web performance and scalability expert.

Alec Noller10/30/13
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AskDZ: What's Your Side Project?

If you've been working on a personal/side project that you're excited about, we want to hear about it. Leave a comment and tell us about your side project: What is it, and how long have you been working on it, and why is it so exciting?

Kin Lane10/29/13
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Transparency Is Not Just About Github, Crowdsourcing, Open Source And Open APIs

What I mean by transparency is about letting the sunlight in to your overall operations, by default. In the case of Healthcare.gov, one of the numerous contractors applied this on front-end development, but the entire rest of the supply chain did not.

Lukas Eder10/28/13
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Why Staying in Control of Your SQL is so Important

Lots of blog posts and research papers are written about the topics of scaling up and scaling out. But before solving problems at a very big scale, consider much simpler SQL tuning mechanisms. In other words: Do you have a 5,000,000-concurrent-users problem? Or do you have a request-takes-more-than-3-seconds problem?

Lukas Eder10/28/13
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Faster SQL Paging with jOOQ Using the Seek Method

In order to understand the Seek Method, let’s first understand what problem it solves: SQL OFFSET clausesare slow. They’re slow for a simple reason. In order to reach a high offset from a result set, all previous records have to be skipped and counted.

Alec Noller10/27/13
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The Best of the Week (Oct. 18): Big Data Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Big Data Zone. This week's best include one author's journey migrating an app to SQLite, the game-changing impact of Hadoop 2.0's YARN, and an open-source machine learning server for helping to create predictive features in software.

Allen Coin10/25/13
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Top 10 TDD Resources: TDD Checklist Expansion Pack

This week, for the first time ever, DZone is releasing the first in a series of checklists for software developers. Our first checklist covers Test-Driven Development (TDD). To complement this exciting new endeavor, I dug through the DZone archives and put together a Top 10 list of TDD resources.

Lukas Eder10/25/13
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Who Says "I Want to Contribute"?

Those guys that are so thrilled with your wicked product that will change the world, they want to help. And then ... the big void. You’ll never hear from them again. Someone has to actually write the Open Source code.

Jim Bird10/25/13
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Making DevOps Work Outisde of WebOps

Is there really that much that a well-run highly-regulated enterprise IT organization hooked into hundreds or thousands of other enterprises can learn from a technology startup trying to launch a new online social community or a multi-player online game, or even from larger, more mature devops shops like Etsy or Netflix? Do the same rules and ideas apply?

David Green10/24/13
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Who is a senior developer anyway?

What makes you a “senior developer”? Everyone and their dog calls themselves a senior developer these days. From fresh graduates to the CTO, everyone is a senior developer. But what the hell does it even mean?

Peter Zaitsev10/24/13
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When is GROUP_CONCAT useful? Usually while working with Support customers I recommend it when you have aggregation of many-to-many info. It makes the view simpler and more beautiful and it doesn’t need much effort to make it work.

Allen Coin10/23/13
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Dev of the Week: Ayende Rahien

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 Ayende Rahien, author of Rhino Mocks and lead developer of RavenDB.

Allen Coin10/23/13
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AskDZ: What is Your Dev Setup/Environment?

What kind of hardware, tooling, and dev environment do you use? Do you code sitting, standing, laying down, listening to music? Do you have any coding quirks or lucky charms?

Kristina Chodorow10/22/13
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Encouraging Female Programmers, Even the Redheads

Being the only woman in a room full of guys makes me feel “other,” not having a special club. It’s nice to having a club that’s all women so that there’s somewhere to do go when I don’t want to feel other. If being a redhead made me feel other, maybe I’d like to spend time with other redheads in CS, but it doesn’t, so I don’t.

Omri Erel10/22/13
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How to Improve Software Quality and Usability

All too often, people associate improvements in software quality with a very brute force “add features and make it prettier” strategy. This was endemic with the software world for decades, and still is a common go-to “answer” for this quandary. But, most of the time, it’s not the right answer, or at least not the entirety of it.