Sat.Sep 02, 2023 - Fri.Sep 08, 2023

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The 10 Laws of Testing

Dzone - DevOps

Words we as developers should live by: “Quality comes not from inspection, but from the improvement of the production process.” — W. Edwards Deming Axiom: “Tests are code.” Too many organizations treat anything that isn’t coded as disposable. It is obvious that testing is indispensable, yet time and time again we find teams who treat test automation and related material as second-class citizens.

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3 Ways to Achieve Faster App Development Without Compromising Security

DevOps.com

DevOps teams must maximize development speed without compromising security. Here are three ways to accomplish that.

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Despite Concerns, AI Increasingly Used to Build Software

DevOps.com

A GitLab survey found AI is increasingly used to build software despite concerns about introducing it into the SDLC.

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Sum an Array of Numbers with JavaScript

David Walsh

It’s rare that I’m disappointed by the JavaScript language not having a function that I need. One such case was summing an array of numbers — I was expecting Math.sum or a likewise, baked in API. Fear not — summing an array of numbers is easy using Array.prototype.reduce ! const numbers = [1, 2, 3, 4]; const sum = numbers.reduce((a, b) => a + b, 0); The 0 represents the starting value while with a and b , one represents the running total with the other representing the va

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Cassandra

It’s no surprise that Apache Cassandra has emerged as a popular choice for organizations of all sizes seeking a powerful solution to manage their data at a scale—but with great power comes great responsibility. Due to the inherent complexity of distributed databases, this white paper will uncover the 10 rules you’ll want to know when managing Apache Cassandra.

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Stop Leaking Secrets!

DevOps.com

All too often, software teams trip over complexities and inadvertently leave secrets exposed in private and public software repositories.

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We Were Built for This Moment

Dataiku

Today, Dataiku announced several milestones. One was about the scale of our business: passing $230 million in annual recurring revenue (ARR). Another was about the geographic balance of our business: passing $100 million in ARR in both our Americas and EMEA regions. And a third is about preparing for the coming decade: hiring Wall Street and software veteran Krish Venkataraman in the newly created role of President.

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Unleashing the Power of Microservices With Spring Cloud

Dzone - DevOps

The rise of microservices architecture has changed the way developers build and deploy applications. Spring Cloud , a part of the Spring ecosystem, aims to simplify the complexities of developing and managing microservices. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore Spring Cloud and its features and demonstrate its capabilities by building a simple microservices application.

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X, formerly Twitter, caught running unlabeled ads in users’ Following feeds

TechCrunch

X, the company formerly known as Twitter, has been caught running unlabeled ads in users’ Following feeds, TechCrunch has learned and was able to confirm firsthand.

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Price shock: IBM to increase cloud costs by up to 26% from 2024

CIO

IBM is all set to increase its cloud services costs by up to 26% from January 2024. The new price rise will affect infrastructure-as-a-service ( IaaS ) and platform-as-a-service ( PaaS ) offerings, the company said in a GitHub post. International customers will witness a steeper price hike compared to their US peers. IBM PaaS services — slated for a 3% price hike globally — include IBM’s Kubernetes Services, RedHat OpenShift, all security services, and all cloud database offerings including Mes

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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Xef 0.0.3 Adds Google Cloud Platform Integration and More

Xebia

We are excited to announce the release of xef version 0.0.3! Here are the notable changes and improvements: Features & Improvements Introduced CoreAIScope as Autocloseable which has now been renamed to Conversation for simpler access. Thanks, @victorcrrd! Various Java examples have been added including SQL examples by @adam47deg, GPT-4 examples by @Zevleg, and more.

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Tenable's Plan to Acquire Ermetic Will Accelerate Customer Value in CNAPP and Exposure Management

Tenable

The acquisition of cloud security innovator Ermetic, once completed, will add unified, elegantly integrated CNAPP and market-leading CIEM capabilities to the Tenable portfolio. Today, Tenable announced our intent to acquire Ermetic, an innovator in the cloud security market with deep expertise and capabilities in the complex discipline of securing cloud identities and entitlements.

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Are AI models doomed to always hallucinate?

TechCrunch

Large language models (LLMs) like OpenAI’s ChatGPT all suffer from the same problem: they make stuff up. The mistakes range from strange and innocuous — like claiming that the Golden Gate Bridge was transported across Egypt in 2016 — to highly problematic, even dangerous.

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6 signs an IT manager is struggling — and how to help

CIO

IT managers increasingly find themselves oversubscribed, challenged, and in many cases floundering, and it’s little wonder why. Pressured to do more with less, faster, in flatter organizational structures, IT middle managers serve as a company catchall, with too much time spent on lower-value tasks such as administrative work and planning rather than high-value work such as actually managing and executing plans, according to a recent survey from McKinsey.

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Embedding BI: Architectural Considerations and Technical Requirements

While data platforms, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and programming platforms have evolved to leverage big data and streaming data, the front-end user experience has not kept up. Holding onto old BI technology while everything else moves forward is holding back organizations. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) aren’t built for modern data platforms and don’t work on modern architectures.

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Three new Google Features in Google Drive and Sheets

Xebia

The start of the new school year is often a busy period. Take advantage of these three time-saving updates in Google Drive and Google Sheets. New Menu Layout in Google Drive This year, we already got a fresh look for Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides. In line with this, the right-click menu for files and folders has also undergone a makeover. The menu’s functionality remains unchanged, but you will notice that menu items have been given new names, are rearranged, and sometimes grouped

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Help Your Team Solve the Right Problem

Let's Grow Leaders

How do we solve the right problem quickly and get ourselves and our team back to work? When someone walks up to you and says, can I talk to you for a minute? We’ve got a problem. How do you respond? When people are confronted with problems, a lot of times you get one or two reactions from managers. In this episode, David uses a real-life situation to walk through the steps of how we take responsibility for solving problems, solving the right problems, determining the best person to own the

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Nigerian embedded finance platform Anchor raises $2.4M to expand product offerings

TechCrunch

Anchor, a Nigerian banking-as-a-service (BaaS) provider, has raised $2.4 million in seed investment. Justin Kan’s Goat Capital led the financing round which also welcomed participation from FoundersX, Rebel Fund and some existing investors, including Y Combinator and Byld Ventures. The fintech emerged from stealth a year ago with over $1 million in pre-seed funding.

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Estée Lauder applies AI, AR for cosmetics accessibility

CIO

How can we help visually impaired individuals use our products and feel more self-reliant and confident? That’s the question The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) set out to answer in 2022 with the help of AI and augmented reality (AR). The result is the Voice-enabled Makeup Assistant (VMA), now fully launched in the UK and US, and soon to debut worldwide.

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Get Better Network Graphs & Save Analysts Time

Many organizations today are unlocking the power of their data by using graph databases to feed downstream analytics, enahance visualizations, and more. Yet, when different graph nodes represent the same entity, graphs get messy. Watch this essential video with Senzing CEO Jeff Jonas on how adding entity resolution to a graph database condenses network graphs to improve analytics and save your analysts time.

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How I Migrated a Customer’s reCAPTCHA Keys from Free to Enterprise in Just 3 Steps

Xebia

Recently, I helped a customer migrate their existing v3 reCAPTCHA keys from free to Enterprise version. This was a relatively simple process, but there were a few things that I needed to keep in mind in order to make the migration as smooth as possible. In order to help you do the same, I listed down the steps I took. To have a clear separation of the costs incurred, I created a new project in the customer’s Google Cloud Console.

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Productivity at Work: How to Lead Highly Productive Teams

Let's Grow Leaders

To Lead Highly Productive Teams: Keep Them Focused on What Matters Most If you want to increase productivity at work, maintain a relentless focus on what matters most in four areas. First, ensure your team understands their big strategic priorities – the outcomes that matter most for the organization. Next, get clear about the specific initiatives and projects that support the strategic priorities.

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Kotani gets $2M pre-seed to help African workers send money home via crypto — without the internet

TechCrunch

Of the many lofty promises of cryptocurrency, one of the most commendable ones is its potential to bring financial inclusion to underserved users. Nairobi-based Kotani Pay is a crypto payments startup with a vision to make cross-border remittances easier for the large underbanked populations in Africa.

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Is AI in the enterprise ready for primetime? Not yet.

CIO

Although bullish on the prospects for AI to automate many work activities, McKinsey acknowledges it’ll take several decades for this to happen at any scale. CIOs and other executive leaders should keep this in mind amid the hype and wild claims made by many vendors and consultants. There are a number of reasons why meaningful AI deployments within the enterprise will take longer than many imagine.

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Kafka

Without proper guidance, it’s easy to miss out on Kafka’s full capabilities. While not the easiest technology to optimize, Kafka rewards those willing to explore its depths. Under the hood, it is an elegant system for stream processing, event sourcing, and data integration. Download this white paper to learn the 10 critical rules that will help you optimize your Kafka system and unlock its full potential.

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Green Software is Event Driven and Carbon Aware, with Kubernetes and KEDA

Xebia

Did you know that data centres emit more carbon than aviation or shipping? And it is not slowing down, with some research forecasting that computing will contribute 14% of global emissions by 2040. Even worse, a significant portion of these emissions is wasted on non-production resources running outside office hours, always having your application scaled out for peak hours.

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Oracle Bill is 5x Client’s Budget ¦ Toyota Out of Space

DevOps.com

In this week’s The Long View: Birmingham looks like the Detroit of the UK—is it Oracle’s fault? Plus: Was Toyota’s factory failure caused by running out of disk space?

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X, formerly Twitter, challenges California’s new transparency law as unconstitutional

TechCrunch

X, formerly known as Twitter, has filed a lawsuit alleging that a new California law requiring social networks to declare certain moderation practices is a violation of the company’s Constitutional right to free speech. AB 587 was signed into law a year ago.

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Governance for responsible AI: The easy things and the hard ones

CIO

By Charna Parkey and Steven Tiell, DataStax. Companies developing and deploying AI solutions need robust governance to ensure they’re used responsibly. But what exactly should they focus on? Based on a recent DataStax panel discussion, “ Enterprise Governance in a Responsible AI World ,” there are a few hard and easy things organizations should pay attention to when designing governance to ensure the responsible use of AI.

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Streamlining Database Compliance with CI/CD Integration

IT leaders know the importance of compliance at every level, but the database often gets left behind as other environments are automated for robust protection. This whitepaper emphasizes the importance of robust, auditable, and secure database change management practices for safeguarding organizational compliance. Learn how automating database compliance: Mitigates risk Protects against security vulnerabilities Helps avoid regulatory penalties Aligns database workflows with app lifecycle Turns d

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Electronic Signing now Available for Google!

Xebia

In today’s ever-evolving digital landscape, electronic signatures have become the new norm for handling official documents, including essential contracts. However, the convenience of this modern necessity often comes with a price tag, as many turn to costly third-party solutions. But what if we shared some exciting news from Google that’s set to transform the way we sign documents online?

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4 Skills the Next Generation of Data Scientists Needs to Develop

Harvard Business Review

As reliance on data and analytics continues to expand across industries from agriculture to manufacturing, health care to financial services, it stands to reason that the next generation of data leaders will have far-reaching roles that impact strategy, decision-making, operations, and countless other functions.

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Telecom operators in India want tech companies to pay for network usage

TechCrunch

Telecom operators in India, the second largest wireless market, would like internet companies to compensate for using their networks, a recommendation they’ve made to the local regulatory body, echoing a viewpoint that is gaining some momentum in other parts of the world.

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