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June 16, 2014

Don't Develop GUI Tests, Teach Your App To Test Itself!

While developing native GTK- and Cocoa-based versions of the Plastic GUI, my team and I faced the challenge of developing a new test suite.

April 09, 2014

My Big Company Code Interview

It's been years since I gave up on chat interviews. It just seems like these don't work so well — we all feel like we are insightful judges of candidate quality, but somehow the people we hire just don't always turn out as well as we hope.

February 10, 2014

You Can't Impose An Agile Process

To be effective, select your tools and develop your own processes




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Lack of Manual Labor

The lack of quality manuals and documentation for developer tools greatly diminishes our ability to work well in subtle but important ways.

Jolt Awards: The Best Books

The best books of the past 12 months.

RESTful Web Services: A Tutorial

As REST has become the default for most Web and mobile apps, it's imperative to have the basics at your fingertips.

Working with Azure DocumentDB: SQL & NoSQL Together

Updating and deleting documents, creating queries, and managing query results in Microsoft's new NoSQL database-as-a-service.

Azure DocumentDB: Working with Microsoft's NoSQL Database in the Cloud

Coding for the new NoSQL JSON database service that supports SQL queries.

Tools News RSS

Spiceworks App Center: A GitHub for Sysadmins?

New developer-centric push from professional network firm

Sickly Or Sweet? Kandy PaaS for Contextual Comms

Video, voice, chat, conferencing, and collaboration tools

Shippable "Ships" Docker-ized Applications

Shippable 2.0 warms up Docker containers and continuous delivery

A New Window to Certify Final Application Output

New certification bids to help software infrastructure pass standards defined by CISQ criteria

WaveMaker Takes a Pass at aPaaS

Custom RAD development and delivery in the face of "consumerized" users

Don't Say COBOL, Say Cobos

Cobos 3.4 IDE modernizes both mainframe and UNIX COBOL software factories

Atlassian Creates Massive (Scale) Git

Atlassian Stash Data Center collaborative Git solution for massive scale

JetBrains CLion: A New Cross Platform C/C++ IDE

Available now as an Early Access Program build

Matrix.org Reloads Inside "Illusion of Control" Vortex

Open, distributed, real-time communication between devices, services, and people

JScrambler Now Compliant with Node.js

Adds Node.js support and does now full stack JavaScript protection

Events of Interest

October 1-3. Santa Clara, CA. Software Developer's Workshop at ARM TechCon (Dr. Dobb's bloggers Al Williams and Eric Bruno will be presenting.)

October 9-10. Palo Alto, CA. Code Stars Summit

October 11-12. Los Altos Hills, CA. Silicon Valley Code Camp

October 14-17. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Black Hat Europe 2014

October 17-18. Austin, TX. CITCON (Continuous Integration and Testing Conference)

October 19-21. Shanghai, China. GDC China 2014

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


Videos of Past Events

September 2013. JavaOne

September 2013. SpringOne 2GX

June 2013. JAXConf 2013

June 2013. Chicago Algorithmic Trading Conference

May 2013. Google I/O

March 2013. GPU Technology Conference

October 2012. JAXLondon 2012

September 2012. Strangeloop

September 2012. Intel Developer Forum

August 2012. VMWorld

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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