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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.

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.

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.

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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How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

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.

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.

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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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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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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Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

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.

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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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5 You’re Probably F**king Up Your Microservices

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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. It seems like everyone is into microservices these days, and monolith architectures are slowly fading into obscurity.

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?

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

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.

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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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#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.

[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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The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall short? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

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.

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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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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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.

Make an Impact with Analytics and Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

Attending Oracle’s CodeOne? Here Are 15 Sessions Everyone Will Be Talking About

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The event of the season is here! Formerly known as JavaOne – Oracle’s new CodeOne conference has a packed schedule with 400+ sessions to choose from.

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Improve Your Application Performance with Garbage Collection Optimization

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Application performance is on the forefront of our minds, and Garbage Collection optimization is a good place to make small, but meaningful advancements.

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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The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

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.

The Top 13 Sessions From 2018 Ops and Dev Conferences

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It’s our favorite tradition of the season; Sit back, grab some popcorn and catch up on the top talks you might have missed, or want to watch again. December is almost over, and it’s that time of the year when we look back at all the great things that happened.

4 Reasons Log Files Suck and How to Enrich Your Splunk with Code-Aware Machine Data

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Most organizations know of and probably use, Splunk. It helps aggregate and simplify machine data for dev and ops teams, allowing them to capture, index, and correlate real-time data in a searchable repository.

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5 Can’t-Miss Talks and Workshops to Attend at QCon NYC

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QCon NYC is an international software development conference for senior software engineers and architects. It’s the conference professional developers have been attending for the past 8 years to find out what the world’s most innovative software shops are using.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Lessons Learned 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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