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December 24, 2014

Things That Go Boom

It is easier to make a safe light bulb than to make a safe explosive.

December 22, 2014

Abstractions For Binary Search, Part 10: Putting It All Together

After the discussions of the last few weeks, we are finally ready to build our test cases.

December 19, 2014

The Touch of a Button

Of course, I wasn't satisfied with the simple approach, so I added a bit of code to sense swipes much as you would find on a touchscreen phone.




Dr. Dobb's Archive

On this site is archived all the content from Dr. Dobb's that was published on the Web through December 31, 2014. - Architecture & Design

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How I Pulled Myself Out of the Waterfall

Mark Thiele hates waterfalls. Not the ones found in nature, of course, but the traditional, sequential method of software development known as the waterfall model, in which a project flows downhill from one group to another in slow, rigid stages.

How to Avoid Big Data Mistakes

If data is important to your company, then creating a data governance program is as essential to the business as an accounting program.

Catastrophe Hits Your Datacenter - But Users Don't Notice

Many large, network-dependent organizations are deploying OpenStack together with Red Hat Ceph Storage because they are inherently high-available solutions.

Product Management Should Be At The Core Of Every Company

At the heart of product management is the ability to discover the customers' pain and then leading the way in solving that pain in the best way possible.

Bloomberg Adds Machine-Learning To Apache Solr Search

Bloomberg has created an open source way to use machine-learning models to weight searches, then add their values to the Solr search engine.

Your Big Data Strategy Needs DevOps

Many big data analytics teams choose to not use DevOps methodologies, but there are real benefits to applying DevOps concepts to those big data initiatives.

How Cross-Functional IT Teams Can Work Toward A Common Goal

Breaking down the silos is critical in an enterprise IT strategy, and there are ways to get different IT and business groups on the same team.

9 Industries Hiring IT Pros Now

If you're looking for an IT job this year, you might want to start with these types of companies, perhaps focusing on the job types that are hot in a given sector.

Events of Interest

December 11-12. Washington, D.C. ModevCon

March 2-6, 2015 London, UK. QCon London

March 5-8, 2015. Recife, Brazil. Tropical Ruby

March 17-19, 2015. Boston, MA. O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference

March 23-24, 2015. Palo Alto, CA. Evans Data's 11th Annual Developer Relations Conference

April 8-16, 2015. Montreal, Canada. PyCon 2015

April 27-30, 2015. Baltimore, MD. 11th Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference

May 4-8, 2015. Chicago, IL. Microsoft Ignite Conference

May 12-14, 2015. Zaragoza, Spain.Protocols Plugfest Europe 2015


Videos of Past Events

September 2014. Atlassian Summit 2014

September 2013. JavaOne

June 2013. JAXConf 2013

May 2013. Google I/O

October 2012. JAXLondon 2012

September 2012. Strangeloop

July 2012. Java Language Summit

June 2012. Google I/O 2012

May 2012. Atlassian Summit

May 2012 (paid). Fluent Conference

March 2012. Multicore World

July 2011. JVM Language Summit

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