25 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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I tried working around it at first by mapping a virtual drive for my Development projects, but the nested node modules still became too much for Windows 8 to cope with.

This is a bummer for a variety of reasons. For one, using the Node tools for Visual Studio is nearly impossible for any development situation that relies on a suite of npm modules. As you can see from the error above, I'm trying to use Microsoft's own Azure module and running into the issue. It pretty much …

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By Anusha Sethuraman of New Relic 10 days ago.
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Nonprofit Development of Nonprofit Apps

Not many nonprofits have invested in their own apps, and it's easy to see why — a mobile app is a significant investment of resources, resources that many small and midsize nonprofits would find a burden. But there's help available.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE) in February 2014 launched App-E-Feat , a program to connect nonprofits with volunteer engineers and mobile developers in …

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By Guest Post of New Relic 10 days ago.
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As # DevOps, you are responsible for ensuring that both Development and Operations are humming at your organization.

You already have a set of tools to help you with your mission. It is likely that you have an application performance management ( APM) solution to give you a health state, or the "how" state of your applications. In fact, we hear our customers mention New Relic more than any other APM vendor.

You probably also have a log management solution in place to expose …

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By Jason Mcdonald of Chef Blog 1 month ago.
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…rather than helps people understand what DevOps means. This talk will focus on how Development and Operations can change the way they work to provide a more harmonious and productive way to work and increase the effectiveness of an IT organization.

Panel Discussion: DevOps

Moderator: Chirag Jog, CTO at Clogeny

Panelists:

Kalpak Shah, CEO at Clogeny

Michael Ducy, Enterprise Architect at Chef

Arne Gallagher, Global Partner Manager at Chef

Abstract: …

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By Victor Goff of RubyLearning Blog 1 month ago.
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…to learn Ruby and I'm currently treading my way through both the pickaxe and Agile Development books and enjoying it. I've recently been offered a position as a Junior Systems Developer at a local Software house in South Africa - all thanks to the push you gave me which gave me the motivation and drive to get going."

What's Ruby?

According to http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/ - "Ruby is a dynamic, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity …

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MySQL software developers are under pressure to do more in less time and create applications that adapt to ever-changing requirements. And it's true that some of a developer's time is wasted when his or her method of optimizing involves trying every combination of code and index definition.

There is a better way. And next Wednesday at 10 a.m. Pacific time, I'll show you how. In my webinar, " How to Avoid Common (but Deadly) MySQL Development Mistakes ," you'll lean:

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By Kurtz of Viget.com Blogs 1 month ago.
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Local Development ( Paths vs URLs)

Many developers use local file storage for their development environment. In these cases, local file paths often appear in methods that are expecting URLs. Not fun.

OpenURI to the Rescue

If you need to write code that supports reading files from both file paths and URLs, OpenURI is your saviour.

OpenURI is accessible via the Kernel function open , which provides a file-like API for both local and remote resources. open('/path/ …

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By Lucas Welch of Chef Blog 2 months ago.
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…the hallway. A special highlight was when Adam Jacob gave a Test Driven Development "training" in the Chef Community Room. The crowd loved it.

Following CfgMgmt Camp Nathen Harvey headed to London for # learnchef training and the Infracoders London Meetup, where he presented "TDD with Chef". Between the beers and wide-ranging conversation, the meetup was a splendid cap to some seriously productive training sessions.

Saying goodbye …

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By Sarah Milstein of Lessons Learned 6 months ago.
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Week 1 - New Feature 2 - Development and testing continue together. By the end of the week, the new code should be stable, with all filed bugs fixed.

Week 2 - Regression - Software engineers start paying off technical debt by attacking a queue of existing bugs. Quality engineers make full regression passes through the software, looking for old functionality that may have been impacted by the new changes this iteration.

Week 3 - Planning/End-of-Cycle - See Week -1. Software is an …

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