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How to spot fake Linkedin profiles used for spam

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In many ways, I love Linkedin.  It is a place for professionals who are serious about their career or business to meet other professionals, develop new relationships, and win together. After I sold my first company in 2005, I moved to Boulder Colorado and was seeking the advice of angels and venture capitalists about what … Continued

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Scrum and Agile – How to handle Critical Issues that are outside of the current Sprint

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A Critical Issue, as the name says, is always critical and meant to be dealt with immediately. Critical Issues are those issues that are currently affecting the consumer. But declaring something critical can be very subjective, which is why only the Product Owner can declare an issue as critical. As soon as it is declared critical, … Continued

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Scrum and Agile – Sprint Termination for fixed budgets

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Sprint Termination in Agile is just another way a Product Owner can control what’s being worked on and how much time (and money) is spend on it. Sprint Termination can happen when a Product Owner decides that the current Sprint is not worth it. This could be for different reasons: Requirements have changed The backlog … Continued

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Scrum and Agile – How to do a Sprint Review

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Before doing a step-by-step of how this event should happen, we need to identify the main deliverable of this event: A modified Product Backlog Why? With a modified Backlog you can then be prepared for the next event: Sprint Planning. Generally, these are the recommended steps to take on a Sprint Review: Demo: this is … Continued

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Scrum and Agile – How to do a Sprint Retrospective

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The Sprint Retrospective is mainly for the Team, Product Owner included. Differently from a Sprint Review, the Sprint Retrospective focuses not on the Project, but on the Team and its processes (how they did what they did and how they worked as a team). There are two things every member of the Team should always … Continued

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Scrum and Agile – How to do a Daily Standup

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Daily standups are meant for developers and the Scrum Master; the Product Owner can be there too, but it’s not necessary. It is even recommended that if the Product Owner is present, s/he shouldn’t interrupt or let others interrupt on her/his behalf, since that make the meeting lose focus. They should last no more than 15 … Continued

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How to do a Sprint Review in Agile Development

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If you’re on a team just starting to get into agile development, or on a team who have long been applying it but suspect you may be doing it wrong, then you will want to read on and discover how to correctly perform a Sprint Review. Let’s go back to the basics. A sprint review … Continued

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How to migrate content from Drupal 7 to WordPress 4?

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Sometimes you realize the technology you used for your application or website is actually more complex than needed (do you remember what this acronym KISS means?) or maybe you just want to get on the same wavelength and try this famous CMS (WordPress) everybody is talking about. In either case, you cannot just dismiss your thousands … Continued

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Context module as an alternative to manage widgets and secondary content in Drupal

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In Drupal, the most popular way to manage widgets, menus and other pieces of information that are placed in the website’s template regions is through Drupal blocks, which comes with the Drupal core. In small projects, the blocks module ist an efficient way to have these elements placed.  However, when a website becomes more complex and bigger, this module … Continued

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Install multiple versions of NodeJS with NVM on *nix environments

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If you read my previous post on how to install multiple versions of Ruby on your machine, you might have realized some things that I like on my development machine: Have programming languages isolated from the system directories. Manage several version of a programming language. Although, with tools like Vagrant and Docker you can have … Continued

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Install multiple versions of Ruby with RVM on *nix environments

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As a curious Ruby developer, you might have to deal with scenarios where: you have several projects and each of them works with a different Ruby version, you have several projects that each support different versions of the same Gem, you want to test how your Rails project behaves with the latest update to the … Continued

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How to search engine optimize (SEO) a website

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  Search engine optimization (SEO), i.e., configuring your website to rank on Google and other search engines, has a lot to do with User Centered Design (UCD) because it is all about the target audience or web visitor segment whom you want to attract to your website. An effective SEO strategy starts with identifying your … Continued

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Invest wisely: financially smart

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People are often penny wise and pound foolish.  Meaning they closely watch the pennies they spend but are often reckless with bigger expenses.  Regardless of whether it is building a website or paying for online advertising or personal expenses, people often can’t see the big picture or think in the long term. My advice for … Continued

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