agile-model

What is the agile model?

Back in February of 2001, a small group of seventeen software developers met in the high elevations of Snowbird, Utah to discuss software development methodologies. Out of this assemblage emerged the Manifesto for Agile Software Development, a publication that outlined the group’s vision for lightweight software development, and which would go…
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JavaScript Error Handling

JavaScript Error Handling – RangeError: repeat count must be non-negative

As we stroll our way down the winding path of our JavaScript Error Handling series, today we’re stopping to smell the aroma of the Negative Repeat Count error. The Negative Repeat Count error, similar to the Infinite Repeat Count error, occurs when using the repeat() method of a String object in JavaScript, but in this case when the count parameter passed to that method…
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hiring developers

Hiring Developers: Moving Past Traditional Employee Acquisition

Media can report that employee acquisitions are “bullish,” but HR knows the truth. Hiring developers (especially the good ones) is going to be a slog using traditional methods. The best devs seem to be purposefully hiding from recruiters who employ a traditional process, and with good reason: A traditional process is usually linked to…
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Ruby Exception Handling

Ruby Exception Handling: Interrupt

Today as we continue our journey through the wide world of Ruby Exception Handling, we’re going to examine the Interrupt exception class. Interrupt is a subclass descendant of the Exception superclass, and occurs when a specific interrupt signal is received by the active Ruby process, such as when the user manually halts via Ctrl-C. In this article we’ll…
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JavaScript Error Handling

JavaScript Error Handling – RangeError: repeat count must be less than infinity

Today as we plow ahead through our JavaScript Error Handling series we’re going to be tackling the Infinite Repeat Counterror. The Infinite Repeat Count error occurs during the use of the repeat() method of a String object in JavaScript, and specifically when the count parameter passed to that method is too large. Below we’ll take a look at a few specific…
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Ruby Exception Handling

Ruby Exception Handling: StandardError — default for rescue

This is an exciting day in the life of our Ruby Exception Handling series, as we tackle the big daddy of all Ruby exceptions, the StandardError. StandardError is a superclass with many exception subclasses of its own, but like all errors, it descends from the Exception superclass. StandardErrors occur anytime a rescue clause catches an exception without an explicit Exception class specified. In this post…
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