24 April 2014

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Peter Zaitsev said in one of his keynote talks that MySQL used to be considered a toy. Today that assessment is wrong, or at least very difficult to defend. The proof is that nearly all of the largest and most successful web companies today use it ( Facebook, Twitter, Google, Tumblr, Box, etc.), and myriad other web and traditional companies use it too. MySQL works, but it's not a panacea and successful companies realize this. I'll talk more …

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By Caroline Mota of Plataformatec Blog 1 day ago.
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The formal definition of estimate is "an approximate judgment or calculation of the value, amount, time or size of something". In a software development project, estimates are important to help us predict how much time will be necessary in order to finish a set of activities, or to select and prioritize scope for a release or iteration.

It's rather common on Agile projects that the estimates are done in a planning poker session. Each team member has a deck of cards with the Fibonacci

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We are proud to release version 2014-02-22 of our Docker-friendly Vagrant base boxes. This release contains major changes:

There are now base boxes available based on Ubuntu 14.04. See the README for details.

Upgraded VMWare Tools to 9.6.2-1688356 (from VMWare Fusion 6.0.3). This is a major improvement over the VMWare Tools included in the last release (9.6.0-1294478, from VMWare Fusion 6.0.1):

Fixes the file corruption bug in VMWare Tools 9.6.1-1378637 (from …

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By Mike Gunderloy of A Fresh Cup 1 day ago.
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Ruby Tips Part 5 - Various odds and ends that might come in handy in your code.

Ruby Security Have You Not! - A view based on scanning Gemfiles.

rails-fed-chef - Chef recipes for setting up a rails stack.

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By Wailin Wong of Signal vs. Noise 2 days ago.
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This is a heady time for people interested in great stories, whether it's telling them or reading them. From newer sites like Vox and FiveThirtyEight and Narrative.ly to legacy media outlets that keep producing indispensable work (I still subscribe to two print newspapers), today's readers have a lot of choices competing for their limited time. The Distance offers its own kind of storytelling - enjoyable reads about long-lasting businesses and the people …

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By Mike Gunderloy of A Fresh Cup 2 days ago.
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Consul - New service discovery and configuration tool from Hashicorp (the folks behind Vagrant and other tools).

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An example would be a need to learn sql in order to understand joins and includes (and how they go wrong) in Rails' Active Relation

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Work on getting the Azure Emulator to work through VMWare to my host Mac so that I can write the TypeScript code in Sublime Text natively on my Mac.

Throw away two or three days worth of work and go back to a C# solution that likely won't run into this issue since its dependency model relies on namespaces rather than directory structure.

I'm leaning towards option 2 or 3 even though the Stubborn Developer wants to take option 1.

Option 2 is nice because I can still …

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By Christian Reuter of Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots 3 days ago.
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I just picked up a project from Reda Lemeden , who wrote a pair of clever mixins to modify components for a given context.

Instead of creating many .component--modifiers or chaining modifying classes, we can better separate our concerns by defining a style's context specificity. @ mixin create-context($classes...) { @ each $class in $classes { .#{$class} & { @ content; } }

@ mixin context--alternate-template { @ include create-context(about, blog) …

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By Shaun of Signal vs. Noise 3 days ago.
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Shawnimals uses Basecamp to make some really awesome stuff from plush ninjas to recycled sketchbooks .

The show runs April 25th through the 27th so come by booth 655 to say hi and pick up a limited edition Happy Sherpa plush!

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