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Developers: The New Kingmakers

By Bernard Golden, May 21, 2014

Developers: The New Kingmakers I just read through “The New Kingmakers,” a thought-provoking book by Stephen O'Grady of the small, but influential, analyst firm Redmonk. The thesis of the book is straightforward: technology changes have moved developers, previously of little importance within the world of IT, to a central direction-setting role within companies.

O'Grady attributes this change to four factors:

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Highly Distributed Ruby Rspec Tests - Part One - Theory

By Phil Whelan, January 15, 2014

One thing that slows developers down, other than the QWERTY keyboard, is running tests. Test-driven development is widely accepted as the best way to write code. Yes, it takes time to write tests, but it is an investment which leads to more resilient code as development progresses.

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We're Hiring a Developer Community Manager!

By Diane Mueller, December 12, 2011
ActiveState Developer Community Manager

ActiveState is searching for a Developer Community Manager to support our growing Stackato Community and lead our Stackato Developer Community Relations initiatives at ActiveState. The position will be based in our Vancouver office. The application deadline is January 31st.

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