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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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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.

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.

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.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6

As expected, latest platform enhances system performance, administration, and virtualization

CoderGears CppDepend 5.0 Arrives

Analyze a codebase and automate code reviews

Found At Last, The Canonical Source Of Scrum website is the official source of The Scrum Guide

Syncfusion Multiple Controls for Xamarin.Forms

Chart, gauge, and file format functionalities support Xamarin.Forms

Micron SDK Powers Next-Gen Highly Parallel Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics is just one application for high computational efficiency Automata Processor SDK

Credible Android Development with IncrediBuild 5.5

CD technology integrates with Nvidia Nsight Tegra

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

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