Leading our day is a post from Kent Beck about mastering programming. It is more of an outline than a full post, but it still has a ton of excellent information. At Ayende @ Rahien we have a great series of posts regarding the “guts n’ glory” of database internals. Today’s installment talks about the problems with some file formats when you want to search for data. If you have any interest in this area, I highly recommend that you pay attention to that series. Meteor Engineering gives us an interesting post about MongoDB not returning all matching documents for a query. This is really not an issue that is specific to MongoDB, it is highly possible that non-ACID databases or even odd clustering situations can yield the same results.

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Leading our day are the improvements in Mozilla’s Firefox. Take a look at the improvements that they talk about to see if you want to give it another try. On Feld Thoughts, we get an excellent post on rebudgeting for the second half of the year. The main point is not to reforecast, but to look at what performance was in the first half of the year and plan accordingly. Silicon Valley Data Science has an interesting post about what you need when building data systems. It is one of the more complete posts I have seen in this regard, so definitely take a look at it.

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Starting our day, we get an interesting launch from Microsoft, their new Planner tool. It is not meant to replace Project, but it does look similar to tools like Trello. It is part of Office 365 which means many people will have access to it, giving it a very simple entry into the market. Adrien Magnus gives us an interesting post on using Amazon autoscaling with stateful applications. Given how many enterprise applications seem to be heading in this direction, it is becoming more important to understand. On the Flying Frog Blog, we have an excellent perspective on the disadvantages of purely functional programming. The post is not a rant like many of its kind, it is a fair look at what can happen when you go purely functional.

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Starting our day, we have a post from Johanna Rothman about telling your problems to the duck. If you have not heard about this before, it is an interesting “problem solving” technique where you talk to a rubber duck. Hearing yourself talk about a problem can help you understand it better and potentially come up with a solution. At DZone Agile, we get another post in the series of “worst resume of the week”. These types of posts are good to read because they show you things you really should avoid. On KD Nuggets, they talk about the difference between deep learning and “regular” machine learning. Unless you are solving really complicated problems like facial recognition and image recognition, you are probably ok with just using regular machine learning.

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Leading our day, we have a wonderful acquisition. Medium acquired Superfeedr. This is very cool because Superfeedr was really started as a geeky tool for blogs but became a larger player. I am hoping that Medium allows it to flourish. Proper Fixation has an excellent post about avoiding “easy” things. Basically, if you want your career to improve, you cannot just do the easy work, you need to find the interesting projects to help you get noticed. The Macro gives us a good post on shipping early and often. Many people see this only in the realm of startups, but even in larger enterprises this is important. You may not be shipping to a public customer, but shipping to a group of internal reviewers is just as important.

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