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Daniel Doubrovkine05/26/13
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Building and Scaling a Test-Driven Culture

I gave a talk last week at AppNexus on building and scaling a test-driven culture...

Eric Gregory05/25/13
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Links You Don't Want To Miss (Memorial Day Weekend Edition)

It’s Memorial Day Weekend in the US, and the Internet’s a little quiet. To tide you over, we've got the latest in quantum imaging and entanglement, programming language rundowns from both JRuby creator Charles Nutter and Middle Earth, the most maddening ninja-related game you'll ever play, and much more.

Rachael Jetkins05/25/13
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Activities That Need Dedicated Hosting

Dedicated hosting provides with a customizable server environment, through which the root of the server can be accessed for the purpose of software configuration modification.

Romain Manni-bucau05/24/13
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Puppet 3 Starter

Puppet and Chef are two buzzwords these days but do you know what it is exactly? Puppet 3 Starter goal is to explain you what is the first one and how to use it.

Romain Manni-bucau05/24/13
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Instant Cucumber BDD How To

BDD is a great way to write tests and cucumber probably the framework having made it possible. "Instant Cucumber BDD How to" is about it!

John Cook05/24/13
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Poetic Software

The one simple way code is like poetry. (A quick joke that may also be true.)

Mark O'neill05/23/13
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Identity is the New Perimeter

It was Bill Gates who said that security should be based on "policy, not topology". It's a phrase which always stuck with me. Rather than basing security on where something is, you use a policy which is independent of the network.

David Pollak05/23/13
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Project Plugh: Open Source Log Analysis

I'm building an open source log manage/analysis tool that will offer folks what Splunk offers folks, except it's open.

Sam Lee05/23/13
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What if Enterprise IT Built Race Cars?

How a race car would turn out if it were developed by the equivalent of an Enterprise IT department (without DevOps).

Ariya Hidayat05/23/13
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The Exciting Fluent 2013

Today is the final day of Fluent 2013, another conference focusing on JavaScript. There were tons of fascinating talks, everything from ECMAScript 6 to Web Components, organized in several parallel tracks. Overall, the event was very exciting.

Yuriy Lopotun05/22/13
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How to Stand Out at Work: 10 Tips for Programmers (Part 2)

This is the second part of the article in which I’m sharing a list of simple tips that, in my opinion, can help programmers succeed at their current workplace.

Eric Gregory05/22/13
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Dev of the Week: Mahdi Yusuf

This week we're talking to Mahdi Yusuf, developer at Source Metrics, active member of the Python community, and creator of Neckbeard Republic.

Mike Cottmeyer05/22/13
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Getting Teams to Deliver Predictably

As recently as this week, I’ve been involved in conversations with customers about how we can help make their teams deliver more predictably. How can they meet commitments on all levels of the organization, including project, program, and portfolio?

Christopher Taylor05/22/13
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Escape Process’ Death Valley, or How to Tell a Cat From a Washing Machine

More and more leading edge thinkers are starting to focus on this dichotomy of approaches – organic vs mechanical. Each rightly has it’s place in any practitioner’s toolkit.

Eric Gregory05/21/13
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Links You Don't Want To Miss (May 21)

Today: The sketchy world of DDoSaaS, Apple's taxes, bringing the power of NumPy to HPC, why Googlers aren't using Glass at I/O, and some truly clever 3D-printed garden contraptions.

Romain Manni-bucau05/21/13
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Arquillian Testing Guide

“Arquillian Testing Guide” is a book you can buy on packt publishing website here: Arquillian Testing Guide. I just read it and you’ll find in this article what i liked and what i missed in it.

Troy Hunt05/21/13
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Your login form posts to HTTPS, but you blew it when you loaded it over HTTP

Loading login forms over HTTP renders any downstream transport layer security almost entirely useless. Rather than just tell you what’s wrong with this, let me show precisely why this is with a site that implements this pattern...

Eric Gregory05/21/13
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DevOps with Puppet Enterprise

This two-minute overview explains how Puppet Enterprise can support DevOps practice.

Gary Sieling05/20/13
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Building a full-text index of git commits using lunr.js and Github APIs

Github has a nice API for inspecting repositories – it lets you read gists, issues, commit history, files and so on. Git repository data lends itself to demonstrating the power of combining full text and faceted search...

Mark Needham05/20/13
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Unix: Working with parts of large files

I usually use Vim and the ‘:set number’ when I want to refer to line numbers in a file but Chris showed me that we can achieve the same thing with e.g. ‘less -N data/log/neo4j.0.0.log’.

Mark Needham05/20/13
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Ruby/Python: Constructing a taxonomy from an array using zip

I’ve been hacking on a product taxonomy and I wanted to create a ‘CHILD’ relationship between a collection of categories. For example, I had the following array and I wanted to transform it into an array of ‘SubCategory, Category’ pairs...

Eric Minick05/20/13
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Software Supply Chains and DevOps

During our induction into the IBM family, one of our new colleagues told an anecdote about a firm that outsourced its mobile application development. Managing the relationship of outsourced work with what is being developed in house is a challenge similar to what manufacturers face with their supply chains.

Daniel Doubrovkine05/19/13
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Your First Ruby Gem

I live-coded a new gem called Ruby::Enum at NYC.rb on Tuesday. This library adds enum-like functionality to Ruby. Here’s my checklist for creating a new gem.

Christopher Taylor05/19/13
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The CIO is Driving IT Toward a Cliff

Respected institutions like the Harvard Business Review, the Economist and others are publishing studies that show that the average CEO is unhappy with the status quo of their own technology shops.