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Allan Kelly04/09/14
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Software Developers: prototype of future knowledge workers?

We work with our brains rather than our brawn. We generate value because of what we know and what that knowledge allows us to do.

Alec Noller04/09/14
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Dev of the Week: Dustin Marx

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 Dustin Marx, software developer, writer, and presenter.

Benjamin Ball04/09/14
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (April 9)

This week in the link roundup: Oculus VR's security issues, a new release of Apache CloudStack, SIMD Javascript support hits browsers, a word on cloud providers from Engine Yard, the top four performing SQL databases, Mozilla CEO steps down, it's not Microsoft Azure, and IE6 is dead.

Mike Bushong04/09/14
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DIY vs DIFY networking

There is probably never going to be a perfect balance in the industry between Do-it-yourself (DIY) and Do-it-for-you (DIFY) networking

Andrew Fuqua04/09/14
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Don’t Estimate Spikes

If you implement all of your spikes for each release in a “Sprint 0″, you could estimate them. If you do, do so always so that your velocity will be reliable. Spikes are, like defects, generally harder to estimate correctly relative to user stories. It’s best to time-box them.

Alec Noller04/09/14
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A Tool for PostgreSQL Transaction Log Management

PostgreSQL developers might be interested in walctl, a new tool from Shaun M. Thomas used to safely archive PostgreSQL WAL files, which are central to proper database operation.

Mpumelelo Msimanga04/09/14
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Visualizing Client Reporting Specifications

Nothing irritates me more than redoing BI reports because of an unclear specification. This is a total waste of time that I try avoid at all costs. Decision tables are a simple tool to facilitate effective communication of report logic between business users and BI developers.

Erik Ejlskov Jensen04/08/14
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Merge Replication with SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 and SQL Server 2014 and 2012

SQL Server Compact based Merge Replication is "supported" by SQL Server 2012, but there are a few "gotchas" that you need to be aware of before implementing this. This blog post covers these in detail.

Mike Bushong04/08/14
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The Free Ice Cream Phenomenon

Ultimately, being successful as an individual or as an organization requires more than just transactional engagement. To some extent, we all need to understand that free ice cream isn’t really free.

Allan Kelly04/08/14
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The Prototype of Future Knowledge Workers

Highlighting IT workers as knowledge workers allows us to learn from the existing body of knowledge on the subject.

Lieven Doclo04/08/14
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Johnny Five: a nice introduction to Arduino

Learning Arduino is not simple, especially if you’re not C-minded. It took me a while to see the potential, but if you think about it and join a Raspberry Pi running Node.js with an Arduino with Firmata, there’s not a lot you can’t do.

Hirvesh Munogee04/08/14
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AbsurdJS: A JavaScript Library With Superpowers

AbsurdJS is a JavaScript library available for Node.js and the browser. It is meant to be used as an HTML and CSS preprocessor and includes a lot of mixins, a plugin architecture, dependency injection, templating and more.

Erik Ejlskov Jensen04/08/14
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SQL Server Compact Toolbox 3.7.2: A Visual Guide of New Features

After more than 260.000 downloads, version 3.7.2 of the author's SQL Server Compact Toolbox extension for Visual Studio 2013, 2012 and 2010 is now available for download. This blog post is a visual guide to the new features included in this release.

Lukas Eder04/07/14
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CUME_DIST(): A Lesser-Known SQL Gem

When doing reporting or statistics with SQL, you better know your window functions. There are many of them, and few SQL developers know about them. CUME_DIST() is one such function.

Erich Styger04/07/14
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What Meetings feel like for Engineers

And here I share my newest fun story (a video this time): An engineer as an ‘expert’ in a business/requirement meeting. The task is simple: create seven red lines. But the twist is that these lines must be perpendicular…