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Work Ethic from the Wright Brothers

In our ever-connected world unplugging is hard. It seems like we are trained to amuse ourselves every waking hour. We have lost the ability to be bored and let our minds wonder. The Wright brothers, who pioneered flight, at the turn of the century have an inspirational story. When they started dreaming about flying …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Wednesday February 10, 2016


Taskwarrior – Learning From Open Source

Taskwarrior has a short list of advice and quotes for open source maintainers. Some of my favorites: Every change will ruin someone’s day. They will be sure to tell you about it. The same change will improve someone’s day. You will not hear of this. People will threaten to not use open source software because …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Tuesday February 9, 2016


Simple One-to-one Meetings

Recently I was giving some advice (that I was asked for, which is novel) regarding one-to-one meetings between developers and either team leads or management can be structured. My thoughts really boiled down to some very short points (this is why sometimes, those meetings take 15 minutes and other times they take 3 …

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Written by Lorna Jane - - Aggregated on Tuesday February 9, 2016


Simple One-to-one Meetings

Recently I was giving some advice (that I was asked for, which is novel) regarding one-to-one meetings between developers and either team leads or management can be structured. My thoughts really boiled down to some very short points (this is why sometimes, those meetings take 15 minutes and other times they take 3 …

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Written by Lorna Jane - - Aggregated on Tuesday February 9, 2016


Chasing the Dragon

Fig 1. Man chasing Dragon. It's no secret that, I am an addict ... I'm allowed to assume that if you are reading my blog, about programming, you too are an addict. All of the time I am awake, I chase the ultimate high ... that high is ... making computers do stuff. We probably both have a problem ... I've always …

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Written by Krakjoe - - Aggregated on Monday February 8, 2016


Alfred Snippets

I am a big fan of the application launcher Alfred . To call it an application launcher is an understatement as it is very powerful. In my day to day usage I probably only use a quarter of its entire feature set. One feature I’ve been using a lot more of lately is its snippets. This is considered a power feature and …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Monday February 8, 2016


The Zen of Erlang

2016 02 08 The Zen of Erlang This is a loose transcript (or long paraphrasing?) of a presentation given at ConnectDev'16, a conference organized by Genetec in which I was invited to speak. I assume most people here have never used Erlang, have possibly heard of it, maybe just the name. As such, this presentati…

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Written by Ferd.ca - - Aggregated on Monday February 8, 2016


PHP Arrays - The php array functions

Source: Xavier33300 on Flickr.com In my previous article about arrays ( the basics , simple operations and associative arrays or hash maps ) I have shown what arrays are and what you can do with it. Now I want to dive into real fun and explain PHP's array functions with real-world examples and how you can …

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Written by DragonBe's PHP blog - - Aggregated on Saturday February 6, 2016


Buy many books at once

One of my new years goals this year is to read more, specifically 20 pages a day . I’m happy to report that I’ve only missed two or three days so far this year. I’ve already read six books since I started and well on my way to finishing three more. During my research for this goal, I came across a simple tip that …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Saturday February 6, 2016


3 More Joins You Should Be Familiar With

There are many ways to JOIN data from two database tables and filter the information you require. Craig Buckler wrote a popular piece on understanding JOINs ; namely INNER, LEFT, RIGHT, and FULL OUTER. This article is an extension of that one. Let’s recap these real quick. Picture two tables, one for customers …

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Written by Sitepoint - - Aggregated on Friday February 5, 2016


Switching to WordPress.com

Right around the Christmas break, I decided it was time to revive this site. I had an idea for a blog post and I logged in to create it. Instantly I was hit with the dreaded, “you have updates”, message. I ran through updated the core, then the plugins, and by the time it was over I had lost interest in what I was …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Friday February 5, 2016


Waarom voor PHP 7 kiezen?

Eind december 2015 werd de meest recente versie van PHP publiek beschikbaar gemaakt: PHP 7.0.3. Een vernieuwend PHP reeks die samen met een pak nieuwe features en verbeteringen, een opmerkelijke performantie-boost teweeg brengt. We zetten de voordelen even op een rijtje. Waarom voor PHP 7 kiezen? geschreven door …

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Written by openminds - - Aggregated on Friday February 5, 2016