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How I Read a Technical Resume

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I have spent many hours discussing and writing about how résumés are written, but I’ve never shared much regarding the way résumés are read. I’ve reviewed thousands of résumés, and my process has changed with the times. The description here describes how I read a résumé upon arrival in my inbox, with the only decision being whether I will schedule an initial conversation (with me). Disclaimer: This ...

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Scala Days: 11 of the Best Speakers Share Their Slides

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The slides behind some of the best talks at Scala Days Scala Days Amsterdam has swept us with tons of awesome Scala content, we had a great time attending the talks and showcasing Takipi’s new reactive monitoring solution. There were a total of 55 different sessions around all things Scala and some of the slides have already started popping up. ...

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Java Micro Frameworks: The New Trend You Can’t Ignore

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What are Java micro frameworks and why should you use them? Every language has tradeoffs. With Java, the tradeoff for being a safe, rigorously tested, backwards compatible language is making some sacrifices around agility and streamlining. There’s undeniably some verbosity and bloating, however, the JVM is hugely appealing as a backend if you really want to dive into things or ...

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Optional Dependencies

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Sometimes a library you are writing may have optional dependencies. E.g. “if apache http client is on the classpath, use it; otherwise – fallback to HttpURLConnection”. Why would you do that? For various reasons – when distributing a library and you may not want to force a big dependency footprint. On the other hand, a more advanced library may have ...

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godep Dependency Management in Go

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Go differs from many other languages in that a wide range of dependency management methods and tools exist for it. The approach endorsed by the Go team involves vendoring dependencies within the project folder and modifying the the import statements to support the new location. Godep works differently than the endorsed approach… Instead of requiring changes to be made to ...

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What you should know before hiring UX designers

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When I talk with some startup founders I wonder how many people in the street understand what they are doing. They all hire UX graduates, and consider that’s all it takes to become understood and loved by users, real or imaginary. This is  like hiring a hairdresser in a team climbing Kilimanjaro One of the articles I most like comes ...

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CUBA Platform – the new Java enterprise applications framework

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So.. hello world! Our English website is finally live and now everyone can download the platform and start creating business applications faster than ever before, honestly. It took us six years of permanent evolution and occasional revolutions to get CUBA to the level of maturity before we decided it is good enough to share with the international Java community, including a couple of ...

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Ubuntu->VMware->MINIX 3

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Unix-like Microkernel Open-Source Operating System Meet MINIX 3 a Unix-like, robust and compact operating system that is capable of recovering from drivers crashes. Current MINIX version is stable enough to suit perfectly Real-Time Embedded systems and systems that require stability over long periods of time without restart. Here is the quote from the official MINIX site. What Is MINIX 3? MINIX ...

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Advanced Java course launched on JCG Academy!

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It has been a while since we have launched JCG Academy, a premium content, subscription based site offering a number of courses on the latest, cutting edge technologies. The courses cover a wide array of technologies, from NoSQL databases, like Redis and CouchDB, to mobile development with Android. Of course, Java related courses have a premier position there, and one ...

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