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Khalid Abuhakmeh

Me, Myself, and I

Using "I" instead of "You"

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Enter the Dragon

To whom it may concern:

I've recently started going back and re-reading my blog posts, and I am finding that some of my better posts are written in the first person, rather than using the second person. Here is a great article describing what those mean from Grammar Girl. Well, being my biggest critic, I have decided to . . .

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October 02, 2013

RavenDB : ACID can burn you

An informed RavenDB user, is a safe RavenDB user

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As a long time user of RavenDB, I've learned the nuances of the NoSQL database, but new users often approach it with a SQL / relational bias that often leaves them with a sour taste in their mouth. Also, they assume that RavenDB's ACIDity permeates everywhere in the product, which it doesn't. Let's start . . .

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October 02, 2013

KnockoutJs Mapping Plugin

Ease the transition from server to client

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image from Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the BPL

The Expedition

I am really starting to get into KnockoutJs, I find it to be one of the better frameworks for client side development. It is clean and easy to understand. Also I am still not ready to jump all into single page application (SPA) development. There is still a lot that the . . .

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October 02, 2013

9 out of 12

January 1st to October 1st

I can't believe it is October 1st. Nicole and I sat in a hotel room on January 1st, writing down several goals I wanted to accomplish this year, but I have no recollection of what they were and where I put that wishful paper. I'm sure Nicole still has it. We are starting the 10th month of the year, and I wonder if I can cram in . . .

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September 30, 2013

Analysis Paralysis

The fear of being wrong

I am paralyzed sometimes that the code I am about to write will doom me to months of purgatorial maintenance. So I just sit there, staring at my editor, waiting for the right idea to come to me; as though a muse is sitting in the heavens waiting to visit my thoughts and excite my mental state. I just need to accept the fact that any code I . . .

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September 30, 2013

C.R.E.A.M

Cash Rules Everything Around Me

I've been a professional software developer for over 8 years, and a developer even longer than that. I've worked for Fortune 500 companies and bootstrap startups. One of the many things I've learned on my journey through the plethora of companies:

Cash is king, and my efforts are rarely rewarded with it.

I need to value my time . . .

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September 30, 2013

Stuntmen and Software Developers

I was in the middle of an important task today, very thought intensive, when a production system began to fail. Apparently someone decided it was time to upgrade a production dependency without telling anyone.

While I was working on a task important for our future, the present systems were under duress. I always feel these context switches . . .

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September 30, 2013

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