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Static vs Dynamic Code Analysis: How to Choose Between Them

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What’s the difference between static and dynamic code analysis, and how do you know which to use? Let’s start with a sporting analogy to help illustrate the difference between these two methodologies.

Everything You Need to Know About the 4 Stages of Software Reliability

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FYI – The maturity model presented in this post is based on the concept of Continuous Reliability, which you can read more about here.

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5 Steps That Helped Me Turn a $15M Loss Into Successful Software Delivery

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Continuous Reliability: How to Move Fast and NOT Break Things

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Development and IT Ops teams commonly find themselves in a game of tug-of-war between two key objectives: driving innovation and maintaining reliable (i.e. stable) software. To drive innovation, we’re seeing the emergence of CI/CD practices and the rise of automation.

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

7 Key Lessons the Latest Slack Outage Taught Us

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It was a beautiful day – July 22nd, 2019 – the hum of computers filled the air. Slack deployed a massive update to their desktop app that was supposed to increase load time and decrease memory consumption. What a stride!

Native Java Debugging on Alpine Linux: GDB, OpenJDK and the Mysterious Unknown Signal

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Porting a software project to a new operating system is always interesting and fun, and Alpine Linux with its musl libc brings a unique set of challenges. A while ago, I was tasked with porting OverOps’ native agent to Alpine Linux.

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Spring Cleaning at OverOps: How (and Why) We Changed Our DB Cleaning Strategy

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Posted by Aviv Danziger, one of the full stack developers on OverOps’ R&D team. There comes a time in the life of any application that small things we let slide become unignorable issues.

Calculating The Cost of Software Quality in Your Organization

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The following is a guest post from Herb Krasner, an Advisory Board Member for the Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) and industry consultant for 5 decades.

The Top 100 Java Libraries in 2018 – Based on 277,975 Source Files

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What are the most popular libraries Java developers use? 2018 edition. Time flies when you’re having fun, and the past year was pretty crazy.

BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.

The Cake is NOT a Lie: 5 Java Frameworks to Support Your Microservices Architecture

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on May 5, 2016. It has since been updated to reflect advancements in the industry. The microservices trend is becoming impossible to ignore,” I wrote in 2016. It’s still true, although it’s certainly grown to more than just a passing fad.

Metrics Matter: The 4 Types of Code-Level Data OverOps Collects

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All the data in the world means nothing if it’s not the right data. But when it comes to delivering reliable software and troubleshooting issues, what is the right data?

Application Errors: Are They Costing You More Than You Thought?

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You can figure out how much errors cost when they crash your application, but what about other errors and issues that are caught and known? They might end up costing you even more.

How to Implement a Successful DevOps Strategy at Your Organization

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2019 State of Engineering Performance Management Report

More than 100 software leaders were asked how they manage and measure engineering performance. How do the findings stack up to your own experience? The report includes the top engineering challenges and the most used performance metrics.

Java 11 is Here, Are You Ready to Make the Switch?

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A year after the Java 9 release was supposed to “rock our worlds”, the LTS version we’ve ACTUALLY been waiting for is finally here. Most of the developers, teams, companies, etc. that we know haven’t updated past Java 8 yet.

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Strangler Pattern: How to Deal With Legacy Code During the Container Revolution

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on April 26, 2018. It has since been updated to reflect advancements in the industry. When we say “technical debt”, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind?

Grep the Word “Error” in Your Logs – Can You Find the One That’s Costing You $1M?

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You may not take all of your errors seriously, especially your caught errors, but they’re still costing you money. According to a report from the Consortium for IT Software Quality, developers introduce an average of 100 to 150 errors for every thousand lines of code they deploy.

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The 7 Key Components of True Root Cause Analysis

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Root Cause Analysis (RCA) or simply “Root Cause” are terms often used when troubleshooting enterprise application behavior. A quick web search shows that “Root Cause” is a term that describes a wide range of approaches, tools and techniques to uncover the cause of an issue.

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

How OverOps Can be Used as a Learning Platform for Junior Developers

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Web applications are an extremely important part of our lives; We use them daily, and at this point, a huge portion of the world relies on them. With this, we have a rapidly growing customer base that is reliant on the functionality they provide.

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Report: Technical Debt is Costing You More Than You Think

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How many errors does the average application have? And, how much do these errors cost companies each year? We all know application issues cost money, but quantifying it – well, that’s a harder task.

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My Alpine Desktop – Setting Up a Software Development Environment on Alpine Linux

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Whether you are into software development, DevOps or test engineering, if you have some work experience with Docker, you are most likely already familiar with Alpine Linux. Alpine has gained great popularity in recent years and nowadays is probably the most favored Linux for Dockers.

Top Disadvantages to Adopting Microservices (And Why You Should Do It Anyway)

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Containers are taking over the software world, changing the way and pace in which we design, write and deliver software. The rise of containerization didn’t happen in a vacuum.

The Essential Guide to Building Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports, and analytics in an existing application presents some unique opportunities—and poses unique challenges—to software teams. Download this eBook to hear 16 product experts share insights on business intelligence, UI/UX, security, and everything that goes into building a successful application with analytics at its core.

3 Reasons Why Version Control is a Must for Every DevOps Team

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Do you have any files on your computer called something like DocFinalFinalFinal1_2.pdf ? If you do, then you probably already understand the basic value of version control.

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My Alpine Desktop – Setting Up a Software Development Environment on Alpine Linux

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Whether you are into software development, DevOps or test engineering, if you have some work experience with Docker, you are most likely already familiar with Alpine Linux. Alpine has gained great popularity in recent years and nowadays is probably the most favored Linux for Dockers.

[Video] Continuous Reliability: An Agile Process to Deliver Higher Quality Applications

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Our favorite VP Solution Engineering Eric Mizell gave a talk at DevNexus this year, and we think he rocked it , so naturally we have to share with all of you. (S S kip to the bottom to watch right away.).

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How to Overcome Monitoring Challenges with Kubernetes

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As more and more companies pivot to providing software as a service, end users have come to expect that ‘service’ to always be available, fast, responsive, error-free, and to be continuously updated with new features.

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Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

Dev vs. Ops: 5 Problems That Make Dev Fight with Ops

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If Dev and Ops are one team, why don’t they share the same data? Everyone in tech is busy discussing Kubernetes, containers, and microservices as if the basics of DevOps and continuous delivery are all figured out. In practice, the classic blame game between dev and ops is still alive and kicking.

The Rise of Hybrid Cloud: 7 Reasons Why It Might be a Better Choice

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The past few years have witnessed the hybrid cloud becoming the default choice for most organizations across industries.

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Highlights from the JVM Ecosystem Report 2018

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A new report examining the JVM Ecosystem was recently published by Snyk with contribution by Oracle’s Java Magazine. They surveyed 10,000+ Java developers from the community (namely, members of Java User Groups and Java Magazine subscribers).

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#VelocityConf 2019 – Top 5 Talks from the Best Minds in the Nation

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Ready to network with some of the best and brightest in the industry? Reserve your spot at this year’s Velocity Conference, hosted in the center of Silicon Valley in San Jose from June 10 to 13, 2019. It’s the ideal place for learning from the nation’s technological frontrunners.

The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics

By embedding predictive analytics, you can future-proof your application and give users sophisticated insights. The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics has everything you need to get started, including real-world examples, steps to build your models, and solutions to common data challenges.

Achieving Observability: How to Address the Unknown Unknowns in Your Application

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Imagine if nature documentaries were composed solely of stationary footage shot in the wild.

Changing the Status Quo: How to Create a Culture of Accountability in your Org

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Today, there is little dispute that software is indeed eating the world. Every part of our life includes software, from the way we watch movies, to the way we rideshare, reserve hotels, communicate, shop, etc.

6 Log Management Tools You NEED to Know (And How to Use Them)

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Without the right tools to aggregate and parse your log data, finding and understanding the information you’re looking for is nearly impossible. There are endless uses for logs because the logs themselves are endless.

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The Bridge Between Dev and Ops Needs Automated Structural Visibility

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Guest post by Jason English, Principal Analyst, Intellyx. November 7, 1940. When the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge was completed in summer and opened for traffic, it was considered an engineering marvel of span and flexibility.

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An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.