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I’ve just spent more than a year working in a development group. We sit around a big oval table and work. We meet there, write code there, prepare presentations there, eat lunch there. There’s no “head” of the table; no “kids table”. It’s an island, and everyone’s on it. We’re all equals, peers and have [...]

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The Problem to Solve Many web applications collect financial information to submit as leads for loans, credit card applications, bank information or other purposes. To ensure that the submitted SSN is valid, a validation algorithm must be implemented against the submitted value. Many websites in their infancy check only for length and null, but there [...]

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Update from an article originally published by me in 2007 Alignment is everything For many years, managers in the software industry submitted budgets that were unrealistic to Business Unit managers that had no clue as to what to question, what to approve or where to cut. As business has grown up and increased its expectations [...]

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Django has wonderful unit testing functionality built into the framework. It is often ignored because Django gives so much functionality “out of the box”, but this doesn’t mean that one shouldn’t do “their part” when extending the framework to build your own applications. Tests are a great way to “figure out” what needs to be [...]

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Looking at Pinax – a Review

Django has become a friend of mine over the last year.  I had previous experience with Ruby on Rails, and was always disappointed when it came to deploying and productizing the application, and the actual framework APIs and implementations underwent too many changes over the last few years to give me the confidence I needed [...]

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I recently upgraded my Dell Precision M90 Laptop to Ubuntu Karmic Koala. I’m running it standalone, no Windows anywhere. When I upgraded using ?apt-get upgrade? my touchpad didn?t work. Nothing. The touchpad was completely disabled. I assume that this is a problem on M70s, etc. Found a fix after searching for two days; ? in [...]

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Test Driven Development is mystical to any engineer that doesn’t have it as part of their development culture. ?Many shops don’t have the peer pressure and leadership that requires TDD in day-to-day operations. ?Others don’t see the need when working with Legacy Codebases. ?Some engineers have never written a unit test in their professional careers. [...]

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A Simple “Restlet” Demo application

I’m assuming that if you’re here you already know the basics of REpresentational State Transfer.  I’m also going to assume that you’ve looked at all the goodies at the Restlet community site.  Further, I’m thinking that you want a quick start guide to show you how to implement it.  The following tutorial shows how I [...]

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Taking JavaScript More Seriously As I migrated from basic HTML to JSPs and finally complex Server-Side Java, I became less and less respectful of client-side languages, and most of my colleagues were pretty much in lockstep with me. While working in the view layer, adding JavaScript was a tedious necessity, and most programmers I worked [...]

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Building a Consistent, Predictable and Efficient Environment for Enterprise eCommerce Applications.   Predictable Schedules Create Outstanding Teams When many eCommerce shops first set up, there are usually a few developers wearing many hats; they have access to everything, develop within specific areas and channels, and check in code for deployment as it becomes ready. While [...]

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