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October 28, 2014

Agile Certifications Are Actively Destructive

Is it even possible to assess competence in agile development with a test?

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.




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Building Portable Games in C++

The cocos-2d-x open source framework can be used to build games, apps, and other interactive software in C++. Here's a hands-on guide to using it to write and port games.

Debugging Mobile Apps with HTML5 and Intel XDK

Using the Intel XDK IDE to debug an app from an iPad, an iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone devices.

Developing Cross-Platform Mobile Apps with HTML5 and Intel XDK

Let the IDE do the heavy lifting.

Program Configuration in Python

Despite numerous options for passing config data to a program, there is still a need for a utility to handle complex hierarchical configuration and locate config files on distributed system. Here is one.

C# and .NET's Sudden Ubiquity

Microsoft ports .NET to Linux and Macintosh and open-sources the entire stack.

Tools News RSS

Free Microsoft Threat Modeling Tool 2014

A systematic way to find design-level security and privacy weaknesses in systems

Developer Preview of CouchDB 2.0 Document Database

Horizontal scalability and distributed workloads

Surviving Developer Decision-Making Hell

Actionable collaboration functionality software with decision-impact visualization

German Precision-Engineered Reporting Tool

combit List & Label Reporting Tool version 20 released

Unlimited LaPTaaSS Testing: What's Not To Like?

BlazeMeter 3.0 sports Selenium testing, multi-cloud support, and multi-instance tests

Jyväskylä-Style Domain-Specific Modeling

MetaEdit+ 5.1 brings graphical DSLs for collaborative development

Jelastic Version 2.5 For Multiple Middleware

Software now supports multi nodes scaling on all middleware layers

Solano's Continuous Integration as-a-Service

Virtual appliance version of Solano CI for Continuous Integration

New Natural Language Processing API Portal

Semantic network-based NLP technology with hyponyms, hypernyms, synonyms, and lemmatization

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6

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

Events of Interest

November 25-26. London, UK. IoT 2014

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

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

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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