October 24, 2014
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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.

Distributed Application Communication Using WCF
Learn how to define, implement, configure and host a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service and then consume the service in a client.

Spruce up your next application with the WPF Ribbon
Is it time to give your next application a major user interface face lift? Try the WPF Ribbon as used in Microsoft Office 2007.

Rapid UI Prototyping with Microsoft Expression Blend 3
In today's environment prototyping your UI can be paramount. This article will show users how to use the Microsoft Expression Blend 3 prototyping tool and discuss the differences between static, interactive and convertible prototypes.

Dynamic Language Support in the .NET 4.0 Framework
The focus of this article will be on the dynamic language support (DLR) that will be released as a part of the upcoming 4.0 version of the .NET Framework.

Add Video Capture to Your BlackBerry Applications
Take advantage of the latest BlackBerry features by adding video recording capabilities to your applications.

On Programmer Laziness & Anonymous Types
Programmers should look for the lazy way to solve a problem. Laziness is an unquantifiable myth.

Declaring Anonymous Types in VB
Using an anonymous type in VB, which is essential for technologies like LINQ, means that the compiler will generate a class for you based on context and named initializers saving you time and effort. To learn more read on.

Putting Architecture Principles into Practice
Learn how to explicitly define the principles upon which your IT organization stands and practical advice for putting them into practice.

The 7 Rules for Writing World Class Technical Documentation
Writing technical documentation can be a daunting task. Let Bob Reselman show you the way to writing great engaging technical documentation.

Dynamic Programming with Lambda Expressions
Add ultimate flexibility and power to your programs with function parameters and Lambda Expressions.

Forms Processing with the Zend Framework
Processing user-supplied form data can be fraught with errors. Not so with the Zend Framework! This tutorial shows you how to use the Zend Framework's Zend_Validate component to easily and conveniently validate complex form data.

Installing SQL Server 2008
Need your server and your site up and running quick? Let Greg Larsen show you what you need to know to get SQL Server running and configured.

Managing User Accounts with the Zend Framework
The Zend_Auth component, part of the Zend Framework, provides a mechanism for authenticating users in your web apps. Jason Gilmore will show you how use this robust component to give users the ability to create their own accounts.

Agile, a Different Methodology
If you wonder why you are hearing so much about the chaotic Agile methods lately, this is the article for you. We'll show you how to put the Agile method to work for you.

Managing File Uploads with the Zend Framework
Creating the next great community-driven Website? Using the Zend Framework, you can validate and manage your users' file uploads with ease. Read on to learn how.

Creating a Cloud Client with Adobe AIR, JavaScript, and Google Health
Learn how to develop a simple AIR/JavaScript client that communicates with Google's cloud-based solution for personal health information management, Google Health.

Why Code Coverage Tools Should Be in Every Developer's Toolbox
Explore the world of code coverage tools that help developers create better code in less time.

Build your own MVC Framework: Getting your Framework Up And Running
In the last part of Marc's series we put all the pieces together and write a simple Hello World Application.

Real World REST Using Jersey, AJAX and JSON
In this article Bob Reselman gives us a brief overview of REST, and explains the basic operational concepts behind Jersey.

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