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Business Intelligence tooling showdown

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Recently, I tried out different tools in the Business Intelligence (BI) space in order to find one that suited my needs. I’d like to share this journey, and while it’s not intended to be the most thorough research, it may save you some time.

Three Calls To Action for Security On AWS

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The first week of August was dedicated to re:Inforce, a two-day annual AWS conference where security and encryption announcements take the stage. Kurt Kufeld, Vice President Platform AWS, closed the first keynote with three AWS encryption calls to action.

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Three Calls To Action for Encryption On AWS

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This week in AWS is dedicated to re:Inforce, a two-day annual conference where security and encryption announcements take the stage. Kurt Kufeld, Vice President Platform AWS, closed the first keynote with three AWS encryption calls to action.

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Three Time’s The Charm—A Company So Nice, I Came Back Twice

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When I left Xebia for the first time, it was because I felt like I had failed the company. I was young and inexperienced, and I botched a project that was important to the team. It was a hard lesson learned, but it was also the point where I started to grow up and become a better leader.

Build Your Open Data Lakehouse on Apache Iceberg

Speaker: Veena Vasudevan and Jason Hughes

In this webinar, Dremio and AWS will discuss the most common challenges in data architecture and how to overcome them with an open data lakehouse architecture on AWS. Sign up now!

5 Books to Achieve the Mindset of a Software Craftsman ??

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How do you attain the mindset of a great coder? Reading these five books will give you a great start. Software Craftmanship Requires Reading the Right Books. Great, you’re reading books! Doing so puts you ahead of the game by a mile right there.

From Node to Deno: a test drive of the new kid in town

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If you like Node and Typescript you should be curious to checkout Deno, the new baby from Node’s creator Ryan Dahl. Deno was born from Ryan’s regrets on some design choices made in Node, especially around security, module management and APIs.

Getting Your IoT Projects Off The Ground By Building On Azure

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With the popularity of the Internet of Things, new proof of concepts and prototypes are starting everywhere. If you’re contemplating getting started with IoT or need a nudge in the right direction, this article will highlight some great options to get you started.

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Module Parameter Defaults with the Terraform Object Type

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In this post, I will walk you through the challenges I’ve faced when adopting the object type in my Terraform 0.12 modules and the solutions I came up with to work around the caveats. As an example, I will use the google_storage_bucket resource, as this is part of one of the modules I’ve built.

Four tips to better structure Terraform projects

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Infrastructure as Code (IaC) codifies the provisioning of infrastructure. This way it can take advantage of software engineering best practices to produce faster and consistent deployment of infrastructure.

7 Winning Lead Generation Strategies to Drive Growth

As B2B companies pivot to keep pace with a quickly changing marketplace, a data-centric approach to lead generation can be the difference between remaining competitive or being left behind. Get real-world examples and inspiration from leading B2B businesses in this whitepaper.

Coach your Architects in Agile Architecture!

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When companies transform towards an agile and DevOps way of working, they sometimes ask how to proceed with architects. Some companies ignore architects in their transformation, some will upskill their architects, and some will make the DevOps teams responsible for the architecture.

Installing pyenv on macOS

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Python is very well suited for writing AWS Lambda functions. For local development, you might want to be able to run the whole range of supported Python runtimes on your Mac. Unfortunately, setting this up is not as straightforward as you might think.

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The shift left fallacy

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I am done with the whole shift left storyline. When I started computer science in 1999 the professors stated that a lot of money and failure are spared with a good design. In 2000 the professors told us that starting early with the requirement elicitation would reduce costs.

Create Multiple Resources at Once With Terraform for_each

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Creating dynamic infrastructures with Terraform used to be a challenge. Start using the for_each-meta-argument to safely and predictably create your infrastructure while limiting code duplication.

Omnichannel is Multichannel 2.0

Multichannel and omnichannel marketing are not the same. Many organizations are striving for omnichannel, but it can be a daunting journey—unless you have a map. Download your copy of the ultimate omnichannel guide today!

?? How To Use Exercism To Learn Programming Languages

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Want to learn a new programming language, but don’t know where to start? Exercism might be what you’ve been looking for… Exercism Simplifies Learning a Programming Language. What is the last programming language you learned?

The Zen of Python and Apache Airflow

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Apache Airflow is a Python framework for programmatically creating workflows in DAGs, e.g. ETL processes, generating reports, and retraining models on a daily basis.

Setting Python source folders in Visual Studio Code

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Visual Studio Code is my preferred editor. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work with additional Python source folders out of the box. This blog shows how to add a Python source folder and regain the developer experience you’ve come to love.

Thoughts on organizing architecture

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When being part of an enterprise, you will meet different architects on any given day. The first one introduces itself as a solution architect, the other calls itself the enterprise architect, and they both mention a domain architect.

Data Value Scorecard Report

This report examines the quantitative research of data leaders on data value and return on investment.

What’s what with WebAssembly?

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You have probably heard of Blazor and that it uses WebAssembly to run.NET code inside a browser. But did you know you can use WebAssembly for much more? In this post, we will show you a few cool things to do with WebAssembly. What is WebAssembly?

How to expose events to third parties on the public internet

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Server-Sent Events are a great way to expose events to trusted third parties over the public internet. In this blog we will explore five ways to expose your existing messaging middleware to the internet: direct, polling, websockets, webhooks and server-sent events. Direct connection.

Azure container Apps: The future of Microservices in Azure?

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Looking at the current state of software development, we can conclude a few things: 1. Containers are here to stay. Over the years, containerized workloads have become more and more popular, and we see most mature software companies benefit using containers from the cloud to the edge.

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Use Terraform to create ADF pipelines

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Most of the online resources suggest to use Azure Data factory (ADF ) in Git mode instead of Live mode as it has some advantages. For example, ability to work on the resources as a team in a collaborative manner or ability to revert changes that introduced bugs.

Put Your Data to Work: The Complete Playbook

Turn your data into a competitive advantage. This playbook contains: Exclusive stats, research & insights on how the pandemic affected businesses. A comprehensive “Request For Proposal” (RFP) checklist and an interactive quiz to test your data knowledge.

Cloud Sustainability – A Union of FinOps and GreenOps

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Union of FinOps & GreenOps. How we do business and create value is evolving. There is an ever growing focus to make the technologies and practices involved sustainable in an effort for a positive impact overall.

Cloud Sustainability – A Union of FinOps and GreenOps

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Union of FinOps & GreenOps. How we do business and create value is evolving. There is an ever growing focus to make the technologies and practices involved sustainable in an effort for a positive impact overall.

How to use Terraform workspaces to manage environment-based configuration

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I have recently worked on a 100%-Terraform based project where I made extensive use of Workspaces and modules to easily manage the infrastructure for different environments on Google Cloud. This blog post explains the structure I have found to work best for the purpose. What are Terraform workspaces?

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Cross account AWS resource access using Terraform

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We recently ran into the problem where one of our Lambdas needed to reach out to a Pinpoint application running in a secondary account.

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TCO Considerations of Using a Cloud Data Warehouse for BI and Analytics

Enterprises poured $73 billion into data management software in 2020 – but are seeing very little return on their data investments. 22% of data leaders surveyed have fully realized ROI in the past two years, with 56% having no consistent way of measuring it.

Cross account AWS resource access using Terraform

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We recently ran into the problem where one of our Lambdas needed to reach out to a Pinpoint application running in a secondary account.

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Windows and Google Drive: a happy marriage?

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Google Drive for desktop. Drive for desktop gives you direct access to files on all your devices without taking up too much disk space. All your copies are synchronised. As soon as you make changes on one device, they are almost instantly applied on your other devices. Install Drive for desktop.

Windows and Google Drive: a happy marriage?

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Google Drive for desktop. Drive for desktop gives you direct access to files on all your devices without taking up too much disk space. All your copies are synchronised. As soon as you make changes on one device, they are almost instantly applied on your other devices. Install Drive for desktop.

?? 5 Tweaks for a Productive Terminal

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The terminal is a developer’s best friend. I’ll introduce five ways to make it an even better companion to your workflow. Why Tweak Your Terminal? Installing software, running tests, compiling code, managing servers. You name it, the terminal can do it.

12 Considerations When Evaluating Data Lake Engine Vendors for Analytics and BI

Businesses today compete on their ability to turn big data into essential business insights. Modern enterprises leverage cloud data lakes as the platform used to store data. 57% of the enterprises currently using a data lake cite improved business agility as a benefit.

Log4J – A 10 step mitigation plan

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There is already a lot of attention on the #Log4J vulnerability. It is all over the news while we write this blog. Many customers have asked us what to do. In this blog we give some advice on how to deal with the Log4j vulnerability and similar vulnerabilities in the future. . What to do first? Check if you are affected by the vulnerability.

Three practices managers can use gamification to drive enterprise change

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Managers within enterprise organizations are a success factor for enterprise change (sources). However, they do find themselves on a challenging playing field. Part of this playing field is that they are both managing people while at the same time being managed themselves.

Never stop learning – Thoughts after four years with our epic team

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On New Year’s Eve, I raised a glass (the last one for January) on four fantastic years at Xpirit (Part of Xebia) On a regular basis, I validate what I’m doing, both personal and professional. There’s definitely going to be a five-year celebration. My job gets a solid 10 out of 10.

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React-native 0.68 with new architecture

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Since 2018 React Native team has been investing a lof of time and effort to re-build the current framework architecture. Last March 30, 2022 React Native version 0.68 was launched with a whole new main core implementation to get closer to Google Flutter framework.

The Retailer’s Guide to Marketing Data

Retailers are faced with extraordinary challenges – from changing consumer needs to unpredictable twists & turns in the economy. Learn how innovative retailers use zero-, first-, second-, and third-party data to find their best customers and drive repeat purchases.