Summer/Fall Speaking Engagements

Our fearless leader, Jaim Zuber, will be talking Unit Testing for iOS at the following upcoming events: Twin Cities iPhone Developers – Wednesday, July 24. 6 PM at the Nerdery in Bloomington, Minnesota Minnesota Developers Conference – Thursday, September 26th at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota We’d like to see Jaim take this show on the road. If …

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Use the StackOverflow data dump in MongoDB

In Februrary, I went to the Twin Cities Hadoop User Group meetup too see Donald Miner speak. Donald used the session to go over some examples from his book MapReduce Design Patterns. The examples in the book are in Hadoop but are directly usable with other db’s that use MapReduce. I wanted to try out …

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How to win at Minnebar

Minnebar is the Twin Cities annual Tech Industry BarCamp. It was, and continues to be, a great event but has started to lose some of the elements that made it so great in the first place. In this post I’ll explain ideas that can help Minnebar keep its edge. What should a BarCamp be like …

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Dependency injection is not a virtue in Objective-C

David Heinimeier Hansson recently chastised Rubyists for an increasing reliance on Dependency Injection. Here’s the article for those who haven’t seen it. tl;dr Dependency Injection is mostly unneeded in dynamic languages. Rubyists who use DI are Java wannabes. Now, I come from a strong statically typed background. I cut my teeth on C++ and most …

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