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Harold Neal
Attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Lived in Rainelle, WV
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"Designing and testing wireframes and prototypes in studios and labs only tells you how a site performs in an ideal setting—using a fast system, the latest browser, a speedy connection, and a preloaded browser cache—all while sitting just a few feet away from the host server. But most visitors aren't in an ideal setting. A typical visitor's at-home computer setup could be five times slower (or even more!) than your lab setting."
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...basically php with type safety.  It will be interesting to see if it becomes mainstream
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'Feature and group flags make a better release practice. If you can select which groups see a feature and if you can turn off features in production and test, then you don’t have to be so afraid of releasing new builds.'
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" Great related links at the top of an article aren't in view for visitors who read the whole page, and great links at the bottom of an article don't matter to those who never scroll down to see them."
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'Walk through your site to determine if the SSL payload is worth its weight during high traffic scenarios. Perhaps securing a tax software homepage will produce the desired buyers-effect of being perceived as a ‘protected’ site, but can the same can be said for seasoned tortilla chips. '
We first discussed Super Bowl lessons learned around bloated web pages that brought down sites like Kia.com. On the other side, GoDaddy did a great job in reducing the page load just for the time of the Super Bowl to ensure that their site wouldn't go down. But there is more to learn from than ...
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Any redundant system that has never actually failed over is like Schrodinger's cat -- is it dead or alive?  You only know by testing it.
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The retrospective is one of the most important pieces in agile methodology and team development at large. Retrospectives are where the team gets to learn and then ultimately grow. 
Teams moving to agile can benefit from planning their work based on skill sets within the team. JIRA + JIRA Agile can help.
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Linked Data. Linked Data empowers people that publish and use information on the Web. It is a way to create a network of standards-based, machine-readable data across Web sites. It allows an application to start at one piece of Linked Data, and follow embedded links to other pieces of Linked ...
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Chartbeat says ' That leaderboard at the top of the page? People scroll right past that and spend their time where the content not the cruft is.'
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