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On the 20th Anniversary of Design Patterns
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Design Patterns, we asked members of the community to comment on what the book and the patterns movement has meant to them. Here are their answers.
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By InformIT Editorial TeamOct 28, 2014
Matthew HeusserWhy Design Patterns Still Matter
Matt Heusser explores where design patterns came from, shows why they matter, and argues that they're more relevant today than ever.
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By Matthew HeusserOct 28, 2014
Randall W. JensenPreface to Improving Software Development Productivity: Effective Leadership and Quantitative Methods in Software Management
In this preface to Improving Software Development Productivity: Effective Leadership and Quantitative Methods in Software Management, Randall Jensen introduces his book, which will help you measure your organization's capacity and productivity, and then use that information to improve multiple facets of developer and team performance, and to build more accurate estimates and schedules.
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By Randall W. JensenSep 2, 2014
Why Performance Engineering? Why Performance Engineers?
This chapter from Foundations of Software and System Performance Engineering: Process, Performance Modeling, Requirements, Testing, Scalability, and Practice describes the importance of performance engineering in a software project and explains the role of a performance engineer in ensuring that the system has good performance upon delivery. Overviews of different aspects of performance engineering are given.
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By Andrรฉ B. BondiSep 1, 2014

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Blogs

Brad YaleWhy Open Source Matters: Musings from All Things Open 2014

A few months back I wrote a post titled "Why Open Source Matters: Musings from OSCON 2014". The post covered five reasons why Open Source matters. Those reasons were/are:


  1. Code, Glitches and Open Source Security
  2. Open Source Software
  3. GitHub
  4. The Stringent Control of Proprietary Software
  5. The Endless Ability to Test, Play and Alter

While those reasons still ring true, I want to use this space to center in on another topic speaking to why Open Source and OSS matters more than ever: project management and time constraints.

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By Brad YaleCommentsOctober 23, 2014
Topics: Information Technology,Software Development & Management,Python,Programming,Open Source,Ruby/Ruby on Rails,Web Services,Perl,Web Development,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Android,Ajax & JavaScript,PHP,Linux/UNIX/Open Source Operating Systems,HTML5 & Web Standards,Process Improvement,Business & Management
Brad YaleInformIT Labor Day Programming Event

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By Brad YaleCommentsAugust 28, 2014
Topics: Home & Office Computing,Information Technology,Software Development & Management,Programming,Open Source,Web Services,Graphics & Web Design,Networking,Engineering,Web Development,Certification,Data,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Security,Hardware,Operating Systems, Server,Business & Management
Brad YaleOn The Importance of Continued Education

Normally, I use this space to talk about tech issues. In a way, I will use this post to do that yet more than anything else, I am going to use this space to talk about the reality of continuing to learn in a professional setting. More specifically, I am going to use this space to talk about the importance of continued education in a professional/personal setting and some of the interactive tech tools – Learning Labs – InformIT offers to help you to continue to learn. I promise you, you’ll love Learning Labs.

 
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By Brad YaleCommentsAugust 12, 2014
Topics: Graphic Programming,Python,Ruby,PHP,Information Technology,Software Development & Management,Programming,Java,Open Source,Python,Web Services,Ruby/Ruby on Rails,Perl,PHP,C/C++,Web Development,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Ajax and JavaScript,HTML5/CSS/Blend,HTML/CSS,JavaScript
Brad YaleThe Best Browser Extensions

We spend a lot of time online. According to a recent Mashable article posted by Matt Petronzio on March 5, 2014, the average American adult spends 11 hours per day with electronic media. Of that, three hours is spent on social media, nearly one hour is spent on a smartphone and nearly one hour is spent on the Internet via a PC. Taken as a whole, the average American adult spends between 2 – 4 hours online every day.

We spend a lot of time online. To make your daily online life better, below is a list of the five coolest Internet Browser extensions.

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By Brad YaleCommentsAugust 7, 2014
Topics: The Web/Virtual Worlds/Social Networking,Home & Office Computing,General Security and Privacy,Information Technology,Software Development & Management,Programming,Open Source,Web Services,Network Security,Web Development,Testing,Security,Process Improvement

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