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Agile Scrum | Three Things That Cause Scrum Backlash (And How to Fix Them)

Most people hear the word “Scrum” and think of something that’s stuck to the bottom of their shoe. Au contraire. Scrum is an agile software development methodology designed to foster iterative and incremental development. Scrum projects are broken down into 24-hour development cycles contained within 30 day sprints. Team members agree upon which work items […]

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Examine All HTTP/HTTPS Traffic on Windows with Fiddler2

I’m an HTTP geek. RFC 2616 is my best friend. This means two things. First, I need more friends. And second, I need a tool that’ll show me what my HTTP and HTTPS requests are doing under the covers. (After all, best friends shouldn’t have any secrets.) I can dig up this information in PHP […]

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When OAuth Goes Wrong: Debugging Signature Mismatch Issues in PHP

OAuth is all the rage. Unfortunately, OAuth also produces a lot of rage. Even when you understand the basics of OAuth, getting it to work is a whole other matter. I recently tackled OAuth while writing API documentation for a client (can you see the scars?), and stumbled across some great tools and tricks that can make the ordeal a little less painful.

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