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For Sale – Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro M – Cherry MX Brown

Hey, I’m selling my trusty keyboard used for about 9 months, like new condition – I always care about my gear, boxed. Any questions, let me know.

Price and currency: 65
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Location: Hounslow, London
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For Sale – Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro M – Cherry MX Brown

Hey, I’m selling my trusty keyboard used for about 9 months, like new condition – I always care about my gear, boxed. Any questions, let me know.

Price and currency: 65
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT
Location: Hounslow, London
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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From bitcoin to deprecated Java, a look at 2017’s top opinions

It’s always interesting looking back on the various topics that arose throughout the previous year in the world of Java and technology. TheServerSide typically likes to stick with fairly neutral feature articles, news pieces, tips and tutorials, but every once in a while a subject or an issue arises that calls for a bit of an opinion to be offered. Here’s a look at ten of the most popular opinion pieces for 2017 — based on comments — ranging from cleaning up deprecated Java methods in the Java SE API to the problems with the bitcoin blockchain.

10. The ignominy of working at Uber

It seems that the various issues surrounding Uber and other ride-sharing programs never once abated throughout 2017. But specifically of interest to developers were the unethical practices of creating applications such as Greyball, which geofenced law enforcement agencies, not to mention the allegations by former employee Keala Lusk regarding sexual harassment in the workplace. It all begs the question, if you had been a developer at Uber, would you include that fact on your professional resume? I certainly wouldn’t.

9. Diversity versus parity

Former Google employee James Damore raised a number of eyebrows with his blog post “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” which criticized the search engine’s approach to diversity and inclusion. Of course, what exactly do people mean when they talk about diversity and inclusion? Is the goal really diversity or is the actual goal simply gender and ethnic parity? There’s a big difference between the two concepts.

8. Process and methods

It’s not wise to speak unkindly about Agile and DevOps, the two hottest methodologies and software development processes around today. But these tall poppies were growing a little high, and someone just needed to address the fact that, as effective as these two approaches are, they aren’t magical unicorns, and they won’t fix every problem a software development team will encounter.

7. Deprecated Java code

Sometimes a discussion on a boring topic such as deprecated Java methods sings to the hearts of the software developers. A snide little rant about using deprecated Java methods garnered far more social media shares than one would have expected.

6. Cloud-native Java

Perhaps the biggest trend in the world of Java development was the move to cloud-native Java architectures. But sometimes the push to re-architect the entire data center was a little over enthusiastic and organizations with more than sufficient infrastructures were made to feel there was a problem with systems that are working just fine. Far too often, fear mongering was driving the microservices and containers trends.

5. The 12-Factor app

How do you develop cloud-native Java applications? Some suggest the mantra of the 12-Factor app is the right place to start. I’d disagree, as I noted in this article.

4. Java EE APIs

I like JavaServer Faces and I like JSR-371, the new Model-View-Controller (MVC 1.0) framework for developing user interfaces. But I’ve never liked the fact that UI frameworks get included in the Java EE specification. They shouldn’t be. They should stand alone.

3. Cloud failures

The Amazon outage was big news in February. But the story was bigger than the simple fact that an AWS availability zone temporarily went down. It was about how that Amazon outage impacted the faith and trust clients have in their cloud computing vendors.

2. Explaining away the Amazon outage

Amazon explained away its zone outage as simple data input error. But when an entire availability zone goes down, there’s more going on than simply a user hitting the wrong key on the keyboard.

1. Bitcoin and blockchains

2017 will be remembered as they year bitcoin broke the $10,000 barrier. But just how fundamentally sound is the blockchain technology that underlies the cryptocurrency? This article on the issues surrounding bitcoin and blockchain technology not only attracted a large number of eyeballs, but it generated an equally large number of comments and shares on various social media sites.

2017 provided plenty of fodder for an opinionated take on both current and ongoing events that pervaded the software development industry. There is no doubt that 2018 will be equally as interesting, although it’ll be hard to top a year that included deprecated Java methods with DevOps unicorns prancing around.

Top DevOps vendors promise faster releases with fewer bugs

Whenever I attend a software conference, I always like to survey the exhibition floor to discover what latest trend, fashion or fad is taking over the industry. At the 2017 Gartner Application Strategies & Solutions Summit, held earlier this month in Las Vegas, the dominant theme was once again DevOps — continuing a craze that has been pervasive at pretty much every software conference I’ve attended this year.

But the big shift that seems to be happening in this space is the fact that the top DevOps vendors are no longer just talking about delivering software faster, but they’re setting their sights on loftier goals that impact not only the development teams, but the enterprise as a whole.

“Doing DevOps means getting more things to market faster,” said Lance Knight, COO of Go2Group, a DevOps vendor that specializes in software and services that help enterprises deal with DevOps transitions.

But DevOps isn’t just about delivering software. Knight is quick to point out the fact that software companies deploy — and the features they offer — are key elements that can set them apart from the rest of their competition.

“Don’t just think about it as delivering software faster, but think of it as delivering market-differentiating factors to the customer faster.” Knight used the ability to deposit a check into your bank account simply by taking a photo of it as an example.

Nowadays, it’s a fairly common feature of most mobile banking apps to use a cellphone’s onboard camera to take a picture of a check and then make an immediate deposit. The functionality has become somewhat novel, as most banking applications offer this functionality, but it is not yet a universal feature. But in the industry, there were leaders that delivered this type of functionality to their clients first, and there are still yet to offer this feature. The ones that use development processes to speed up the delivery of features and get applications to market faster are the ones who will differentiate themselves as the market leaders. And that’s exactly what DevOps does: It helps to get features, fixes and enhancements faster and more efficiently.

DevOps process unlocks velocity with quality

IBM’s Eric Minick was another software professional on the Gartner Strategies & Solutions conference’s exhibitors floor advocating the DevOps approach to software development.

Doing DevOps means getting more things to market faster.
Lance KnightCOO, Go2Group

“As organizations undergo digital transformations, they need better business and technical agility, and DevOps provides that,” Minick said. “From recognizing trends to reacting to new technical innovations, organizations that want to work faster, deliver high-quality software and take advantage of changes in the industry are adopting DevOps techniques.”

Differentiating oneself in the market or empowering an organization to undergo a digital transformation are fairly high-level benefits of adopting a DevOps process. There are certainly a variety of reasons for adopting a DevOps process that might resonate more with the application developers who are actually delivering the software, with predictability and transparency being two key features of note.

“Automating tasks makes software development more predictable,” Knight said. “And when the human element is removed from tasks, the processes become more transparent.”

And of course, there is the fundamental fact that organizations that implement a DevOps process tend to release software faster and have fewer bugs in their code, and that’s a pretty compelling attribute in itself. Of course, change is never easy, and organizations are still struggling as they try to incorporate DevOps processes into their application lifecycle. But as they struggle, it’s good to know that there are plenty of DevOps vendors out there providing solutions that will make their DevOps transitions easier.

For Sale – Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro M – Cherry MX Brown

Hey, I’m selling my trusty keyboard used for about 9 months, like new condition – I always care about my gear, boxed. Any questions, let me know.

Price and currency: 65
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT
Location: Hounslow, London
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro M – Cherry MX Brown

Hey, I’m selling my trusty keyboard used for about 9 months, like new condition – I always care about my gear, boxed. Any questions, let me know.

Price and currency: 65
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT
Location: Hounslow, London
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro M – Cherry MX Brown

Hey, I’m selling my trusty keyboard used for about 9 months, like new condition – I always care about my gear, boxed. Any questions, let me know.

Price and currency: 65
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT
Location: Hounslow, London
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

How Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar Keeps Her Future Self On Track

I believe that your dreams and your day job can coexist. I always have at least four projects going on at the same time, and I switch frequently between them. If I’m struggling to work on a project for Windows Insiders, I’ll write a chapter of a nonfiction book I am writing, or I’ll sketch something from my fashion line, or I’ll watch a short [tutorial] video.

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If I have a pocket of time—seven minutes or 20 minutes—I set my timer and do a work sprint. You can whip off 10 emails or five ideas in five minutes. If I have seven minutes to write a document, I will finish it: It may not be the best document in the world, but all the bones will be down, enough to the point that I can share it with someone and ask them what they think of the overall framework.

I don’t put all my emotional eggs in one basket. I’ve never had a bad day in my life because I can always go and do something that means a lot to me, and that I have invested a lot in, and that is within my control.

Whatever the opposite of FOMO is, I have that. I am too busy living my life to worry about what other people are doing.

Time she wakes up: 4 a.m.

First thing she does: “I write five gratitudes, five worries, and five intentions. It’s a way for me to prioritize what really matters.”

Productivity tools: “I have a shared OneNote with Jeremiah Marble, the founder and director of the Windows Insider Program. If I feel that I could use his help or vice versa, we’ll send each other a quick message. It’s all real time.”

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Email strategy: “I check email three times a day: morning, afternoon, and evening. I have a filter that only lets in emails where my name is on the ‘To’ line. If I’m on a CC or alias, I check those emails only a few times a week.”

Dealing with the news: “I consume news twice a day: in the morning, after I am done writing in my journal, and in the evening. During the day, if something breaks, I will find out about it from 12 different sources.”

Motivational object: “I have a framed needlepoint that says hustle, which one of my coworkers made for me.”

Best habit: “I’m not afraid to start something. I don’t need to be good at something that I have never done before: I assume I am going to be very bad.”

Worst habit: “I am awake at all hours and have a lot of energy, which can be overwhelming to some people.”

Productivity advice: “You should track your time every hour of the day, then consider whether what you are doing leaves you in a positive or negative mood. Then do more of the things that bring you joy.”

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Time she goes to bed: Between midnight and 1 a.m.

For Sale – Asus ROG 27″ PG278Q Monitor 2560×1440

Blackmesa, you’ve been trading on here a long time and should understand the rules by now. The first offer you made I can overlook because as Wildkarrde pointed out, it was made 3 days before the seller responded – which isn’t great in itself – and it would be difficult justifying an agreed deal on that basis.

However, for you to agree again, usurping another offer in the process, before disappearing for two weeks is extremely poor trading conduct. All members are encouraged to check threads every day. This includes thread starters and those who have posted offers in said threads. Saying you haven’t had the chance doesn’t wash unfortunately because it takes no more than 3 minutes to check a thread and that excuse it becomes even more absurd when you can use your smartphone on the fly.

One month trading ban issued. In future, I suggest you check the threads you are involved in daily.

Apsilon

New Language Support for Mixer.com

Bienvenido! Witamy! Velkommen! Hello!

Our goal at Mixer has always been to connect broadcasters and viewers around the globe, and it’s been amazing to see our community grow internationally this year.

With this global growth, the number one piece of feedback we’ve seen is added language support. That’s why, today, we’re introducing support for 21 languages on Mixer.com. As a diverse group ourselves, ensuring creators and their viewers stay connected in their language of choice is important, no matter what country they’re from or the language they speak.

To change your language, simply go to account settings, scroll to the bottom and select language.

Check out the full list of languages now available, below! Thank you again for your feedback in helping us prioritize what’s important to you. Keep the feedback coming!