April 19, 2014
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How to Get the Most Out of the Cloud

Setting up virtual servers, building new IT applications, and accessing stored data all become easier and more transparent when you transition to the cloud.

Top 10 Design Tips for Web Apps

Your web app's UI needs help! Get on the road to more usable web apps with these top 10 design tips for web apps.

To Create Fool-Proof Analytic Apps, Make It Easy for Your Developers

How do you deploy big data applications organization-wide to leapfrog competition, win the hearts of customers, and drive revenue by drawing well-informed, real-time conclusions?

Using LinkedIn JavaScript API for User Authentication and Profile Retrieval

Learn how to ingrate LinkedIn authentication with your own website using the LinkedIn JavaScript API.

Introduction to Software Development with the SCRUM Model

SCRUM is a lightweight product development framework developed by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland. Today most top companies follow the SCRUM model for their product development. Read on to learn more about SCRUM.

Dependency Injection Best Practices in an N-tier Modular Application

Learn to implement an Inversion of Control (IoC) / Dependency Injection (DI) pattern to create a loosely coupled system in .NET Framework, while keeping the data and business layers abstracted.

Database, Application, and Version Control and Everything In Between

Developers, team leaders, or R&D managers have a lot to gain by making their DBAs more productive.

Java Automation Using Core Java

Automating Java Applications doesn't adhere to one solution fits all. Learn how to consolidate the process of coming up with an API that can be easily used to automate any Java application.

Six Features Key to Choosing a Data Validation Provider

Learn six of the most important features that a data validation service provider should offer.

Stop Innovating UX!

When it comes to building highly usable web apps, it's time to put on the brakes and stop innovating!

Today’s Platform Decisions

As a developer, do you understand the scope of making a decision regarding platforms? It’s much more than just operating systems.

6 Practical Agile Techniques You Can Start Using Today

Ulf Eriksson explains a number of practical Agile techniques that can easily be applied to any development, and practical tips, which you can start using in your day to day work right away.

4 Ways to Speed the Process of Releasing Software

Say hello to happier customers and goodbye to release surprises by following these four tips.

No Excuses! 7 Phrases to Avoid When Web Application Performance Falls Short

There is no room for excuses when Web application performance issues arise. How you handle implementing Web strategies will differentiate your company and drive revenue.

The Surprising Truth about Exploratory Testing

In the modern age of Agile development, with software being updated and released faster than ever, exploratory testing is nothing short of essential. But what does the term actually mean?

How to Capture Code Coverage for Windows Azure Service Using VSTS

Code coverage is a way to measure what percentage of the source code of a program has been tested. Read on to learn how code coverage can help to improve the overall quality of a program and how to leverage Microsoft VSTS to get code coverage for Windows Azure Service and .Net.

I’d Rather Be Coding: Gathering Metrics

The fact that so few development teams want to gather metrics on what they are doing has always baffled me. The simple answer is that they’d “rather be coding.”

Cartoon of the week: Gamification

In this week's cartoon by David Blazek, we wonder if something has been taken too far...

The Need for Rapid Prototyping in an Agile Age

You've got a smart idea, but you need a working prototype to really show it off and test it. In the age of Agile development the ability to produce a prototype quickly, roll it out to end users, and create a feedback loop that influences the software you produce, is vital.

Do You Really Get Classloaders?

Java developers who understand the inner workings of Java classloaders can avoid common programming pitfalls and increase productivity.

So You Say You're Lean? Then Why do You Have Waste?

Lean software development is helping to improve efficiencies and profits. Start identifying waste by learning and applying the Seven Deadly Wastes of Software Development to your specific project and find out how Lean software development principles can improve production and lead to higher customer satisfaction.

The Day the QA Died

Where is QA now? What will happen to QA departments? In the new, Agile development world where working software is key, QA is becoming too expensive and slowing down the time-to-market.

5 Simple Tips to More Robust Unit Tests

The benefits of using unit tests are recognized throughout the software development industry. The problem with using unit tests begins when previously written tests fail to run or even compile. Dror Helper shares five tips for writing robust unit tests.

Unit Testing - Why Should You Care?

Long a staple of the Agile community, unit testing is becoming more and more popular. While there is a lot of content on how to unit, the question of why unit test isn't always addressed. There are very real, tangible benefits from unit testing - it's more than just "writing more code".

Web Storage API vs. Cookies for Browser Data Storage
The Web Storage API not only allows storing larger data in browsers but also in a more secure and efficient way.

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