Mon.Aug 12, 2019

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


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?

Don’t Let Limited Perspective Destroy Your Team

Let's Grow Leaders

Limited perspective traps leaders and drives apart teams Recently, I’ve watched an organization of passionate and caring people disintegrate. The limited perspective of leaders and team members has frustrated communication and problem solving. They’ve devolved into camps of us vs them. It […].

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Crafting a Good Sprint Goal - Learning From the City of Pisa

Scrum is a goal driven framework. And that is what I really like about Scrum. If I can summarise Scrum Guide into one sentence, it is about delivering an increment that meets the Sprint Goal. A Sprint is not about matching our previous velocity, although velocity might be useful in certain cases.


Shifting Zero Trust Left with Cloud Native Software

The New Stack

Gadi Naor. Gadi Naor brings 15 years of experience in leading the development of cybersecurity products to his role as CTO and co-founder of Alcide. Gadi has blended his management and technological background in various positions.

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.

Who is Full Stack Developer: Role Description, Skillset, When to Hire


Airlines, insurance companies, healthcare providers, small companies and global software vendors, and even online churches publish job postings looking for “passionate, talented full-stack software developers” to join their teams.

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Article: Empathy is a Technical Skill

InfoQ Culture Methods

Empathy, like software, is a deeply technical topic that can challenge you in the best way while making your life richer and more rewarding.

Automating and orchestrating “SecOps” and integrating service management


Managing an enterprise’s security posture and mitigating risk continues to be a top of mind concern for corporate executives. Enterprises are not only spending more on technologies to prevent attacks, but also establishing procedures for quickly and effectively responding to a breach. However, as organizations develop holistic security strategies that span each phase of the […]. Security Service Management

Continuous Testing for (a) DevOps World

The New Stack

Tricentis sponsored this post. Cynthia Dunlop. Cynthia, director of content strategy at Tricentis, specializes in writing about software development, test automation, and enterprise automation.

Blockchain solutions in enterprise

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

A review of the crucial steps for a successful blockchain-based solution. Blockchain is a solution for business networks.

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.

Biohackers chase Johnny Mnemonic with ‘Pegleg’ implanted hard drive

The Parallax


Tech Team as a Service Offers Affordable Support


Finding any level of success in today’s tough markets requires making astute choices and investing well in critical assets. Unfortunately, especially for startups and small businesses, there are rarely enough funds available to invest in exactly the right technology or talent.

IBM Expands Direct Link Access to Digital Realty Facilities in Sydney

Digital Realty

Today, Digital Realty announces expanded access to IBM Cloud with new IBM Cloud Direct Link availability in Sydney, Australia. This access will accelerate hybrid cloud adoption for Sydney enterprises and allow them to take the next step in their

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AI For CXOs -- Redefining The Future Of Leadership In The AI Era


Artificial Intelligence is now one of the most important lenses that business leaders need to look through to identify new business models, new sources of revenue and bring in critical efficiencies in how they do businesses. Blogs

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.

The Difference between Data and Information


We often speak of data with the characteristics of information, I’m guilty of this just as much as anyone. The distinction is important to make however, Data being a thing such as a number “32”.

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Splice Machine Brings SQL to Machine Learning

The New Stack

Subscribe: SoundCloud | | Pocket Casts | Stitcher | Apple Podcasts | Overcast | Spotify | TuneIn. Splice Machine wants to brings SQL to the world of machine learning (ML), said Monte Zweben , CEO of the company.

Best Practices for Creating IT Documentation


Good documentation does not happen by chance. In a world where everyone is a publisher, the ability to create documentation has never been easier. But creating quality documentation that provides value to the reader takes practice and discipline.

FaaS is Key to DevOps Efficiency

When AWS announced Lambda–a serverless Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) technology offering–the idea of encapsulating a specific task into a function that resides in the cloud was introduced into mainstream access.

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.

Multi-tasking is not the problem; it is a symptom of bigger problems

Net Objectives

The bigger problem are delays in workflow and in getting feedback. It’s also useful to realize that you are task-switching not multi-tasking. The primary causes of task switching are interruptions and not having the capabilities you need. Either of these require you to switch to another task. The switch itself is not costly unless it … Continue reading "Multi-tasking is not the problem; it is a symptom of bigger problems".


BMC Extends DevOps Reach to Db2 Databases

BMC Software is extending the reach of its campaign to bring DevOps to the mainframe to the IBM Db2 databases that run on the venerable platform.

Get Camera-Ready with the PowerEdge R740xd2

Dell EMC

We live in a recorded world with increasing security risks. While it’s no surprise that video surveillance has expanded past banks, retail shops and airports, more organizations are now using CCTV for reasons beyond safety or legal requirements.

DOES London 2019: Give Repos the Respect They Deserve

Think about it. could we have a DevOps or even agile without code repositories (repos)? Repos allow for version control, team collaboration, testing on check in and more. So much of what we do today around software development and DevOps is based on the repo.

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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.

What is AWS Aurora?


One of my first IT hats was as a DBMS administrator (DBA). I was a Datatrieve and xBase developer, who moved on to DB2. IBM DB2 was the first real relational database management system (RDBMS). While RBMSs aren’t as fashionable as they once were–it’s all NoSQL according to some of my friends–much vital enterprise work […]. Cloud Uncategorized AWS

Humio Redefines Total Cost of Ownership and Launches TCO Estimator Tool

Quick and easy to use, the online tool enables users to estimate the costs of a Humio San Diego, CA.,

Top Data Visualization Examples and Dashboard Designs


Data visualization and dashboard design is both an art and a science. The correct use of dashboard UX and graphical excellence principles turn ordinary graphics into extraordinary experiences

Developing a Cloud & Container Incident Response Plan


Critical to eliminating or reducing the impact of security incidents is to have an incident response plan. Without a well-planned incident response plan, it is nearly impossible to manage complex incidents affecting multiple services and teams in a high stress situation. If you already have an incident response plan in place and automated configuration compliance, [.]. Read More. The post Developing a Cloud & Container Incident Response Plan appeared first on Lacework.

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.

DevOps Institute Announces Ambassador Program to Advance the Humans of DevOps

the Humans of DevOps The volunteer-based program connects passionate leaders with global DevOps Institute community members through the SKIL Framework.

Four short links: 12 August 2019

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Retro Hacking, Explaining AI, Teacher Ratings, and Algorithmic Bias. First Person Adventure via Mario Maker (Vice) -- the remarkable “3D Maze House (P59-698-55G)” by creator ???? somehow manages to credibly re-create the experience of playing a first-person (!!)

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Worried About the Ethics of AI?

Beyond B2B

Because artificial intelligence is a hot topic these days it gets all the press, with fears of it causing job losses or creating a maniac robot that takes over the world