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How to Network Less For Geeks

The fundamental importance of professional networking for today’s career-minded tech pro has been pounded into our heads for many years now.  ”It’s not what you know, it’s ...
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Creativity and our life as employees

I answered the following question on Quora: Creativity: Do creative people get bored at work more easily than non-creative people? Or do they just need a job that makes use of that ...
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Stacks and Queues in Java

I have been working on some Java code recently that required both a stack and a queue. The choices to use aren’t immediately obvious. There is a Queue interface, but no clear concrete ...
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The Significance of HTML5

HTML5 is important for three reasons. And its importance starts with the end of browser plugins. That’s right. With HTML5, rich media aspects that were formally handled by plugins ...
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Android Augmented Reality

Introduction “Augmented reality (AR) is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated ...
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Coarse-grained benchmarking

While developing our software, we are all about metrics – even to the fact where I am pretty sure at least 10% of our posts contain a phrase “measure don’t guess”. One of those ...
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#NoProjects – why projects don’t make sense

In the last few months Steve Smith, myself and others have been Tweeting a lot with the hash tag #NoProjects. We have independently come to believe Projects are a smell, they are bad ...
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The 10 Most Popular DB Engines (SQL and NoSQL)

How to objectively measure the popularity of a DB engine? Good question! And there’s an Austrian company (Solid IT) who claims to have the answer. The company focuses on “Big Data ...
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Unique hashCodes is not enough to avoid collisions

There is a common misconception that if you have unique hashCode() you won’t have collisions.  While unique, or almost unique, hashCodes are good, this is not the end of the ...
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Adding Social Sign In to a Spring MVC Web Application: Configuration

In the good old days users logged in by using the combination of username and password. Although nowadays some people still prefer the traditional way, a growing number of users want ...
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