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Dave Rooney08/19/14
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An Appetite for Change

So, regardless of whether a change is imposed by the management of an organization, is requested by and driven by those most affected by the change, or any combination of both, the fundamental mathematics remain the same.

Chris Travers08/19/14
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Math and SQL, Part 4: Basic Data Types - Sets, Tuples, and Bags

A reasonable understanding of the relational model requires understanding the basic data types which make it up, both in the idealized model and in real-world applications. This post discusses both the idealized model and the accommodations the standard implementations of it make to the messiness of the real world.

Mark Needham08/19/14
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Where does R Studio install packages/libraries?

As a newbie to R I wanted to look at the source code of some of the libraries/packages that I’d installed via R Studio which I initially struggled to do as I wasn’t sure where the packages had been installed.

Robert Diana08/19/14
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Geek Reading August 18, 2014

These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques.

Chris Odell08/19/14
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Agile Decompiled: In Conclusion

Hopefully these articles have helped the reader decide if a) agile will work for them and b) if they are already working in an agile way.

Alec Noller08/18/14
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Refcard Expansion Pack: Getting Started with Play Framework

This week, DZone released its latest Refcard: Getting Started with Play Framework. If you're interested in learning more about the Play Framework or sharpening your skills, we decided to dig into the DZone archives and find some of the most popular posts we've had on the topic.

Sayem Ahmed08/18/14
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JPA Tutorial: Setting Up JPA in a Java SE Environment

When I first started out with JPA, I had real difficulties to set it up because most of the articles on the web are written for Java EE environment only, whereas I was trying to use it in a Java SE environment. I hope that this article will be helpful for those who wish to do the same in the future.

Ajitesh Kumar08/18/14
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Hello World with ReactJS: Code Example

This article represents code examples and high level concepts on React.js, a javascript library for building user interfaces, being developed by Facebook Engineers.

Roman Pichler08/18/14
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From Personas to User Stories

User stories are a powerful technique to capture the product functionality from the perspective of a user or customer. But how do we discover the right stories? When should they be written and how detailed should they be? Read this post to find out my answers to these questions.

Mike Bushong08/18/14
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Graph Theory and Calculating Network Topologies

Any network can be represented as a graph. The switches in the network are the vertices or nodes in the graph, the links between them the edges.

Alec Noller08/17/14
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The Best of the Week (Aug. 8): SQL Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the SQL Zone. This week's best include a beginner's guide to JPA/Hibernate flush strategies, how to avoid Hibernate anemia and reduce code bloat, part of the Math and SQL series, and more.

John Cook08/15/14
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What would Donald Knuth do?

I’ve seen exhortations to think like Leonardo da Vinci or Albert Einstein, but these leave me cold. I can’t imagine thinking like either of these men. But here are a few famous computer scientists I could imagine emulating when trying to solve a problem. What would you add to the list?

Johanna Rothman08/15/14
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Agile Bootcamp Talk Posted on Slideshare

I posted my slides for my Agile 2014 talk, Agile Projects, Program & Portfolio Management: No Air Quotes Required on Slideshare. It’s a bootcamp talk, so the majority of the talk is making sure that people understand the basics about projects. Walk before you run. That part.

Mehdi Daoudi08/15/14
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The Irony of Google's HTTPS Mandate

With last week’s announcement that Google will start rewarding those sites with HTTPS security configurations with better search result rankings, many companies will now be faced with a difficult decision.

Mike Cottmeyer08/15/14
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Agile Chronicles (Composite Stories) - Agile Artifacts - Ephemeral v. Enduring Value

During retrospection, when evaluating the quality and value of our artifacts for Epic, Feature and Story decomposition a common theme for our scrum teams is that these artifacts are by design barely sufficient and as such are ephemeral and provide no enduring value.