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Coaching Your Development Team to Tackle Unfamiliar and Difficult Tasks

Discover effective coaching strategies to guide your development team in embracing unfamiliar and challenging tasks. Learn the importance of fostering a growth mindset, providing support, and cultivating a safe environment for continuous learning. Empower your team to navigate complex projects confidently and drive your project’s success with these agile coaching techniques.

Things Productive People Do Differently

I recently interviewed over 200 ultra-productive people including seven billionaires, 13 Olympians, 20 straight-A students and over 200 successful entrepreneurs. I asked a simple, open-ended question, “What is your number one secret to productivity?” After analyzing all of their responses, I coded their answers into 15 unique ideas. 15 Surprising Things Productive People Do Differently Kevin …

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Effective Software Development with Agile SCRUM

This article outlines my experience with using Agile Scrum to develop enterprise level software. The steps listed below are compiled from across the internet. See the end of this article for sources. Development Team Metrics Agile metrics are an essential component of the development process and are critical to communicating development estimates as well as …

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MySQL Best Practices

Database operations often tend to be the main bottleneck for most web applications today. As programmers need to do our part by structuring tables properly, writing optimized queries and better code. Table Names By convention, the “snake case” in lowercase (no PascalCase – we’re not using Microsoft SQL Server here!), plural name of the class will …

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Connecting to Ubuntu Servers With RSA Keys

I manage a bunch of internal servers and for those that aren’t part of the wider web I like to use key pairs to speed up my sign ins and maintenance. Key-Based SSH Logins Key-based authentication is the most secure mode of authentication usable with OpenSSH. Key-based authentication has several advantages over password authentication, for example …

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Simple Changes to Secure Apache

Keep Updated You should update your linux settings no less than once a month. This will ensure that you are not running vulnerable technology. Remove Header Details / Disable Tokens When Apache web server generates any web pages or error pages, some important information about the version and other details implemented on the system are …

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Key PHP Developer’s Tools

Development Tools Netbeans – Dreamweaver for UI Flux is good too and much cheaper (OSX Only) TextWrangler for just simple text stuff (OSX Only) or if you’re a PC person go with Notepad++ Filezilla FTP for uploading and downloading to servers Google Chrome‘s built in developer tools rock or Firefox with Web Developer …

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Install Apache and PHP to do Secure h264 Pseudo Streaming

If you’ve ever wanted to stream MP4s securely over the internet while preventing hotlinking and stealing of your content, hopefully this helps. 1. Install Ubuntu Download and install Ubuntu from here 2. Install LAMPP settings Quick and dirty, just install MySQL Server: sudo apt-get install mysql-server Then install PHPMyAdmin – make sure to choose Apache2 …

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