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October 25, 2014

Lazy Bluetooth

There is a Bluetooth profile made just for the Internet of Whatever.

October 22, 2014

Invariants for Binary Search, Part 2: Refining The Specifications

This week, we will try to define more carefully the problem we would like to solve before leaping into the solution.

October 20, 2014

Dead Beef and DFU

Every time LabTool starts, it waits for the host computer to send it the firmware to execute.




Testing Complex Software Automatically

Modeling requirements to generate comprehensive tests is an effective means of validating software -- without relying on thousands of low-level, handwritten tests. - Testing

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7 Best Practices for Being a Successful Remote Developer

Working remotely requires special discipline and unique habits. Learn them to really contribute to the project. - Tools

Building an IoT Project with Intel Galileo and Node.js

Getting started with the Intel Galileo board and the XDK IoT Edition IDE. - Embedded Systems

Open Software's Thousand Eyes: A Misunderstood Claim

Recent high-profile defects do not support the view that open source is less secure than closed source. - Open Source

iOS 8 HealthKit: Working with Biometric Data

Once you begin collecting data on individuals in real time, permission management, data storage, and data access all become challenging issues. Apple's iOS8 attempts to balance rights and privacy with developers' desire to write apps. - Mobile

Function Purity and Immutable Data Structure Construction

How the compiler enforces purity and immutability in D. - Design

Matching Wildcards: An Empirical Way to Tame an Algorithm

Optimizing and testing a wildcard algorithm to get 5x performance improvement. - Design

Domain-Driven Design: The Good and The Challenging

Ten years after its formulation, DDD has demonstrated that it is optimal for certain projects — especially complex projects — provided proper care is applied to the right practices. - Design

Portable File and Directory Management in Java

The Apache Ant API, a rarely used feature of the tool, provides reliable and portable ways to perform command-line operations from within Java. - JVM Languages

Events of Interest

October 27-30. Santa Clara, CA. ZendCon 2014

October 27-28. Burlingame, CA. GGDevCon (Google Glass App Development)

November 3-5. San Francisco, CA. QCon

November 4-5. London, England. Code Mesh Conference

November 5-7. Berlin, Germany. GOTO Berlin International Software Development Conference

November 17-19. San Diego, CA. RubyConf

November 17-21. Budapest, Hungary. ApacheCon Europe

November 18-21. San Francisco, CA. AnDevCon Android Developer Conference

November 25-26. London, UK. IoT 2014

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

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

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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