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David Catuhe04/29/14
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Why we decided to move from plain JavaScript to TypeScript for Babylon.js

One year ago when we decided to sacrifice all of our spare time to create Babylon.js we had a really interesting discussion about using TypeScript as main development language.

Benjamin Ball04/28/14
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The Continuous Delivery Toolchain

Unless your software is very simple, no single tool or pipeline implementation will provide you with Continuous Delivery. Effective Continuous Delivery requires an organizational understanding of the intent and purposes of the activities you undertake, not merely the automation of those activities.

Gil Zilberfeld04/28/14
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TDD Is Dead? Let’s Kill The Messenger Instead!

David H. Hansson (@DHH) sparked the “TDD being dead”  latest twitter storm. DHH is no stranger to controversy, and he certainly picked the right title for it. Of course, the responses followed immediately. and most of them fell directly into his...

Punit Ganshani04/28/14
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Build Automation Using Jenkins and TFS Version Control

I’ve used several version control systems for my source code and research projects. Recently, I’ve consolidated them to TFS and Git. I have started using Visual Studio Online for my research work, CodePlex for my Open Source Frameworks and Tools and GitHub for my blog code.

Phil Whelan04/28/14
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User Provided Service Instances: Use Them!

There's a feature in Cloud Foundry v2 and Stackato 3 that a lot of people seem to miss. User-Provided Service Instances let you store service connection information and credentials using the same JSON-formatted environment variables that system-provided services create when you bind a service.

Ariya Hidayat04/28/14
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JavaScript Unit Tests and Code Coverage Tracking using Venus.js

These days, having enough unit tests for a JavaScript-based web application/library is the bare minimum. Ideally, the code coverage of those tests is also monitored in a day-to-day development situation. Fortunately, this is easy to do with a modern test runner such as Venus.js.

Tim Millwood04/28/14
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Developing the MVP (Minimum Viable Product)

When building the latest web app is key to nail the MVP (Minimum Viable Product). This is the version you test audience will see first.

John Ferguson Smart04/28/14
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Using BDD with web-services: a tutorial using JBehave and Thucydides

Behavior Driven Development (BDD) is an approach that uses conversions around concrete examples to discover, describe and formalize the behavior of a system. BDD tools such as JBehave and Cucumber are often used for writing web-based automated acceptance testing but are also a great fit for other domains such as testing Web Services.

Yung Chou04/28/14
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Creating Microsoft an Azure Virtual Machine

There were changes made recently to the process of creating a Microsoft Azure VM. This article presents a sample user experience of creating a VM from Microsoft Azure image gallery and with the quick create method after a user has logged into Microsoft Azure Management Portal with a subscription account.

Steven Willmott04/28/14
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API Consumer Tools Keep Accelerating

The number of APIs keeps growing, and providers have rich new resources for API development, but tooling to support the developers that consume those APIs for their applications hasn’t kept pace. One thing is for sure – there are exciting times ahead in the API space and better tooling all around!

Ross Mason04/28/14
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Mule Meets Zuul: A Centralized Properties Management – Part II, Client-Side

Connecting Mule application to Zuul server requires two additional jars in the application class path. One of them is jasypt library which can be downloaded here. The second one is zuul-spring-client. You can download the source and build the jar using Maven.

Craig Matsumoto04/28/14
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SDNCentral SDN and NFV Weekly Roundup - April 25, 2014

Here’s our gathering of the week’s news bits around software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), and related topics.

Paul Reed04/25/14
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The Ship Show: Scaling Your Self-Service as a Service

Our topic was originally on scaling self-service of configuration management good practices, but quickly morphed into a discussion of what organizations need to pay attention and foster to support their tools teams in their often-cited mission of creating a self-service culture and self-service infrastructure.

Chris Odell04/25/14
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Talent Helps But It's Hard Work That Counts

Sometimes people fail before they have even started. This is not because the task is too big or too complicated, it is simply that the person lacks confidence in their ability, and do not believe that they can do whatever the task is.

Andrey Prikaznov04/25/14
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Interactive 3D watch using three.js

The goal of today’s lesson is the continuation of studying webgl using the three.js library.