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Max Katz07/22/13
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We the People API, Creating HTML5 Mobile App Over Lunch

The United States Government is offering 100s of APIs as part of its Next.Data.Gov iteration. As I navigated the site I came across Government APIs page...

Simon Jackson07/22/13
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Syncfusion’s “Succinctly” Series of Free eBooks

I got my first Succinctly book back in May 2012 only a couple of months after grabbing the initial release of Metro Studio. It was truly amazing that such a resource was being given out for free -- they weren’t the longest books but they told you exactly what you needed to know to get the job done.

Vijay Narayanan07/22/13
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Interception Points for Systematic Reuse

There are certain key interception points during the development process that can greatly increase the likelihood of systematic reuse.

Aleksey Savkin07/21/13
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Limitations of Automation Software

This article focuses on the limitations which automated software testing encounters and solutions to these limitations.

Mitch Pronschinske07/21/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (July 21)

Witness the 10 most epic design failures, check out all the best humorous lorem ipsum generators, get some performance lessons from Facebook, and hear a programmer's review of VisualStudio vs. Eclipse. Plus read a huge research overview of why mobile apps are so slow and hear about the new pure-JavaScript database.

David Catuhe07/21/13
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Babylon.js: Using lights in your babylon.js game

In the previous article, we discovered how to use materials to define the aspect of your meshes. Now we are ready to talk about lights. Lights are used to produce the diffuse and specular color received by each pixel.

Manik Surtani07/21/13
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Faster file cache store (no extra dependencies!) in 6.0.0.Alpha1

The brand new Infinispan 6.0.0.Alpha1 release contains a new file-based cache store which needs no extra dependencies. This is essentially a replacement of the existing FileCacheStore which didn't perform as expected, and caused major issues due to the number of files it created.

Allen Coin07/21/13
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Video: DTrace in the Non-Global Zone

Bryan Cantrill, Vice President of Engineering at Joyent, discusses running DTrace in a Non-Global Zone.

Aleksey Savkin07/21/13
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Automation Testing in Android Applications

Testing has always played a very vital role in developing any application and its need is further highlighted in the case of Android applications.

Mitch Pronschinske07/20/13
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New Spring AMQP Release For Java

Spring AMQP 1.2.0 for Java was just launched this week. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, it's basically a project that applies Spring Framework concepts to building AMQP messaging applications. It uses the RabbitMQ queue as its default client, which is also under the umbrella of SpringSource.

Zac Gery07/20/13
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The Beature: Is It a Bug or a Feature?

All seasoned developers have run into the infamous question "Is this a bug or a feature?" These "beatures" fall into a gray area and come from a variety of sources, including customers, sales people, developers, QA analysts, or anyone with a bit of tinkering knowledge.

Steve Smith07/20/13
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Pipeline Antipattern: Serialisation

When designing applications for Continuous Delivery, our goal is to grow an architecture that minimises batch size and facilitates a low cycle time. However, architectural decisions are often local optimisations that value efficiency over effectiveness...

Gary Sieling07/20/13
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Exploring Zipf’s Law with Python, NLTK, SciPy, and Matplotlib

Zipf’s Law states that the frequency of a word in a corpus of text is proportional to it’s rank – first noticed in the 1930′s. Unlike a “law” in the sense of mathematics or physics, this is purely on observation, without strong explanation that I can find of the causes.

Christopher Taylor07/20/13
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Nate Silver Taking his Analytics to ESPN and ABC

If we needed any more proof that analytics are eating the world, it was announced today that über-predictor Nate Silver will leave the NY Times for two new roles, one with ESPN (for sports) and ABC (for politics).

Jorge Ramon07/20/13
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Creating a Custom Theme for a Sencha Touch Application

Changing the look and feel of your Sencha Touch app is an important step that you can take to give its users a unique experience. In this tutorial you will learn how Sencha Touch themes work, and what approaches you can take to create a custom theme.