Mon.Jul 08, 2019

Making Your Cloud Work For You

Does your cloud work for you, or do you work for your cloud? Given the enormous dependency and costs associated with cloud computing, that is a question more and more DevOps teams are asking these days.

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How to tame event-driven microservices

Bernd Rucker

This blog post was originally published at InfoWorld. I also gave a talk on this topic at QCon NYC recenctly ( Slides ). Modern microservices architectures are event-driven, reactive, and choreographed (as opposed to being centrally controlled via an orchestrator).

Hacks, cracks, and malware attacks – July 2019 


Each month, we’ll take a look at what’s happening on the front lines of the battle against various types of cyber-attacks, new variants of malicious software, phishing and other scams, vulnerability exploits, and other threats to the security of your networks, systems, and data.

Top 10 Highest Paid Programming Languages in 2019

The Crazy Programmer

If you are here that means you are thinking to learn some of the new programming languages which will help you to get the highest paying job in the market. It does not matter whether you are a beginner or experienced; it is natural to think for the career prospect.

Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

If you've launched an MVP, you know that the journey has just begun. But what do you do after the launch? How do you figure out what to do next? After you launch, it's important to be able to look at how different segments of your users react and quickly uncover signal vs. noise so you can iterate and improve. Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your way to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a skill set to make the most of your launches.

Agile Leadership — A Brief Overview of Concepts and Ideas

TL; DR: Agile Leadership. I recently started aggregating my notes, links, and references related to agile leadership to understand better what it — in the context of an agile transition — may look like. In the end, becoming agile is not the goal of a transition; surviving as an organization is.

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Scrum provee límites para la Auto Organización

Scrum es un framework fácil de entender y difícil de dominar. Scrum no intenta ser una herramienta para solucionar todos los problemas, no es tampoco una receta completa que prescribe paso a paso lo que se debe hacer.


Highlights from the O'Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference in Beijing 2019

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Experts explore the future of hiring, AI breakthroughs, embedded machine learning, and more. Experts from across the AI world came together for the O'Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference in Beijing. Below you'll find links to highlights from the event.

It's Summer. It's Scrum. Time to Start the Scrummer Quiz!

For the next 5 weeks we are trying to have a little bit of fun during the summer month of July. I will be asking you three questions every Monday in the Scrummer Quiz and raffle off two books written by Ken Schwaber Software in 30 Days.


Toward learned algorithms, data structures, and systems

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Tim Kraska outlines ways to build learned algorithms and data structures to achieve “instance optimality” and unprecedented performance for a wide range of applications. Continue reading Toward learned algorithms, data structures, and systems

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.

What Quality Metrics Matter Most for DevOps?

The way we develop and deliver software has changed dramatically in the past five years—but the metrics we use to measure quality remain largely the same.

AI and retail

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Mikio Braun takes a look at Zalando and the retail industry to explore how AI is redefining the way ecommerce sites interact with customers. Continue reading AI and retail

Process by Management

The Daily WTF

Alice 's team was thirty developers, taking up most of the floor of a nondescript office building in yet another office park. Their team was a contractor-to-a-contractor for a branch of the US military, which meant a variety of things.

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Data orchestration for AI, big data, and cloud

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Haoyuan Li offers an overview of a data orchestration layer that provides a unified data access and caching layer for single cloud, hybrid, and multicloud deployments. Continue reading Data orchestration for AI, big data, and cloud

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.

What Makes Docker So Important

The New Stack

?. In this episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, we chat with two members of the Docker staff, engineer Christopher Crone and marketing specialist Jim Armstrong , about certain best practices (for both developers and enterprise users) when using Docker containers.

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The future of machine learning is tiny

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Pete Warden digs into why embedded machine learning is so important, how to implement it on existing chips, and shares new use cases it will unlock. Continue reading The future of machine learning is tiny

Simple Ways to Make Your Workplace More Secure

Women on Business

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The future of hiring and the talent market with AI

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Maria Zheng examines AI and its impact on people’s jobs, quality of work, and overall business outcomes. Continue reading The future of hiring and the talent market with AI

Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

Pivotal Embraces Spinnaker for Continous Delivery

Pivotal Software has added support for the Spinnaker continuous delivery platform to its platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environment for the open source Cloud Foundry PaaS. Richard Seroter, vice president of product marketing at Pivotal, said version 2.6

Designing computer hardware for artificial intelligence

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Michael James examines the fundamental drivers of computer technology and surveys the landscape of AI hardware solutions. Continue reading Designing computer hardware for artificial intelligence

Accelerate HPC workloads with SAGA – Find out how with Dell EMC Isilon and Altair

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

An ongoing challenge with HPC workloads is that as the number of concurrent jobs increases, storage reaches a critical point where NFS latency spikes, and beyond that critical point, all workloads are running on that storage crawl.

Low-Code Providers Continue Enhancing Their Development Platforms

Enterprise low-code development continues to grow in popularity as software vendors continue to unveil tool enhancements designed to help business users and non-developers build functional applications and business processes.

A Simple Framework for Complex User Goals

Speaker: Hannah Stegen

How can you measure and affect your users' behavior if they're not doing something that's easily measurable? You can monitor usage, activation, retention, and more, but those metrics don't always align with every one of your goals for your users. Hope is not lost, however: with the right framework, you can still make sure your users are on track. Join Hannah Stegen (she/her), Customer Success Manager at Crescendo as she explains how you can monitor even the most complex user journeys by breaking them up into Attitude, Intention, and Behavior.

Crypto-Mining Malware Outsmarting Image Scanners

Aqua Security

In previous crypto-mining attacks, we observed hackers investing little to no effort in hiding their malicious activities. They just ran the malicious container with all of its scripts and configuration files in clear text. This made the analysis of their malicious intent fairly easy.

AI and systems at RISELab

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Ion Stoica outlines a few projects at the intersection of AI and systems that UC Berkeley's RISELab is developing. Continue reading AI and systems at RISELab

NATS 2.0: Like Containers for Messaging

The New Stack

At the core of a microservices software architecture lies the ability for each containerized workload to communicate with one another in a secure and dynamic fashion.

Four short links: 8 July 2019

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Algorithmic Governance, DevOps Assessment, Retro Language, and Open Source Satellite. Algorithmic Governance and Political Legitimacy (American Affairs Journal) -- Mechanized judgment resembles liberal proceduralism.

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.