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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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Jolt Awards 2015: Coding Tools

The best tools available for creating, testing, and debugging code.

Building Node.js Projects in Visual Studio

Developing server-side apps with the popular Node.js framework can now be done with the full support of Visual Studio IntelliSense, debugging, and project management.

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.

Tools News RSS

Devart dbForge Studio For MySQL With Phrase Completion

An updated dbForge Studio for MySQL with enhanced command-line interface

Parasoft DevTest Shifts To Continuous

Parasoft DTP 5.1 includes smarter Process Intelligence Engine (PIE)

A Datacenter Operating System For Data Developers

With a DCOS, developers and operators no longer need to focus on individual virtual or physical machines

XMind 6 Public Beta Now Available

The public beta of XMind 6 is now available

New Relic Continues Developer Data Apps Push

Synthetics' doors are officially open to everyone

When Modeling Gets Rich, Embedded (And Almost Chocolaty)

Embeddable version of Embed MetaEdit+ modeling and code-generation tool

AWS Lambda: A New Event-Driven Compute Service

New compute service runs code in response to events for "dynamic" cloud applications

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

German Precision-Engineered Reporting Tool

combit List & Label Reporting Tool version 20 released

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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