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Five Tips for Solving the Technology Skills Gap

The insightful, and sometimes breathless, predictions regarding digital transformation are everywhere. We are right to be mindful of both the potential and the challenges posed by digital transformation. Digital transformation is increasing the rate of change in every business, in every line of business and even in every role. Digital transformation requires new development practices, […]. The post Five Tips for Solving the Technology Skills Gap appeared first on

Help – It’s Not a Dirty Word!

N2Growth Blog

With a new year staring us right in the face, I thought I’d dust off an old post as a useful reminder for leaders planning the year ahead – “ help ” is not a dirty word. I have always believed asking for help is a sign of maturity as a leader. I think John Lennon said it best: “I get by with a little help from my friends.” ” So my question is this – are you easy to help?

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What are Microservices?


There’s a lot of jargon involved in development, and it can be overwhelming to figure out what all these terms refer to. Today let’s break down what we mean when we talk about Microservices. This term can refer to a wide variety of software development techniques, typically revolving around breaking up large monolithic structures composed of different dependencies into smaller pieces. See the Pen Microservices by Sarah Drasner ( @sdras ) on CodePen.

The Art of the Service Mesh Policy

The New Stack

Aspen Mesh sponsored this post. Andrew Jenkins. Andrew, Aspen Mesh’s CTO, co-founded Aspen Mesh because he observed containerized microservices making communication resiliency ever more important, but also more challenging to build and manage at scale.

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Article: The Unicorn Project and the Five Ideals: Interview With Gene Kim

InfoQ Culture Methods

The Unicorn Project is a fictionalized story about a DevOps transformation. Gene Kim introduces the five ideals of Locality and Simplicity; Focus, Flow and Joy; Improvement of Daily Work; Psychological Safety; and Customer Focus. The book confirms the importance of the DevOps movement as a better way of working and addresses the importance of architecture and developers’ productivity. By Shaaron A Alvares, Gene Kim.

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Four Fun November Events Challenge the Creativity of Programmers

The New Stack

Four different programming events happen each year in the month of November that all offer coders a way to enjoyably pass their idle hours. They also offer a glimpse at the culture of the developer world. They go to show that you can learn a lot about a community by the games that it plays — or in some cases, the games it creates. Games on GitHub. November is the month for GitHub’s eighth annual game-coding hackathon, Game Off.

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Is There a Geographic Component in Your Analytic Cloud Architecture?


Moving part of your analytic ecosystem to the cloud requires the inspection of all the ecosystem elements to make sure they perform well over a WAN. Read more

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California Consumer Privacy Act Looms Large


The U.S. doesn’t have a federal comprehensive privacy law like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), but the legislatures in individual states have been moving to fill in the gaps by passing their own statutes to provide privacy protections to their residents. California’s Consumer Privacy Act (the CCPA) is at the forefront of […]. Communications

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Secure DevOps with Datadog and Lacework


Last month I blogged about the need for a New Generation of Security and highlighted two critical shifts: the shift from conflict to collaboration and the shift from centralized to distributed. And today we are excited to announce that we have partnered with Datadog to enable our joint customers to level up their security and [.]. Read More. The post Secure DevOps with Datadog and Lacework appeared first on Lacework. Blog datadog DevOps Security

Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning

Across all sectors, companies are learning that they can transform their businesses by embracing Intelligent Process Automation, or IPA. With the pairing of AI and RPA, IPA adds a new layer of intelligent decision-making processes to automated RPA tasks. By automating repetitive work, and adding the ability to automate intelligent decision making, intelligent automation frees up your most valuable resources – your employees – to spend more time on higher value and more strategic work. But in order to reap the rewards of Intelligent Process Automation, organizations must first educate themselves and prepare for the adoption of IPA. In our ebook, Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning.

Cloud considerations for utilities, part one: service options, APIs, and the cost of delays


I recently read an article on cloud computing in utilities. It provided several use cases for cloud technologies, and it prompted a thought, so I dug into a few other articles on the subject. As I reflected on the examples provided in the half dozen sources, it struck me that no one was really talking about the advantages or challenges of the cloud versus traditional architectures.

LISP is ugly and confusing

I'm Programmer

Linux Programming Humor. 1 of 6. Linux is sexy Linux is sexy. Can we talk about linux Can we talk about linux. Guitar Hero. Now on Linux Guitar Hero. Now on Linux. Asking help in Linux forums Asking help in Linux forums. Forget webcam covers, install Linux Forget webcam covers, install Linux. The post LISP is ugly and confusing appeared first on I'm Programmer. Programming Funny Images Programming Jokes LISP LISP is ugly and confusing Lisp Programming

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5 Ways OverOps Customers Save Weeks of Work


Hello OverOps Community! Jonathan Seper here with my first ever blog post. I’ve been on the Customer Success Team at OverOps for two years now, working mostly with our existing customers to help them navigate our software and resources to enable massive success. One of the things I love most is seeing technology succeed and have a real impact on the world – not just OverOps software, but the unique applications our users are building.

Aspects of Intimacy

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Building Like Amazon

Speaker: Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon's journey to its current modern architecture and processes provides insights for all software development leaders. To get there, Amazon focused on decomposing for agility, making critical cultural and operational changes, and creating tools for software delivery. The result was enabling developers to rapidly release and iterate software while maintaining industry-leading standards on security, reliability, and performance. Whether you're developing for a small startup or a large corporation, learning the tools for CI/CD will make your good DevOps team great. We are excited to be joined by Leo Zhadanovsky, a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.

An Excelent Start to a Career

The Daily WTF

Hal was a wiz kid computer programmer at age 15 in 1976. He could make the toggle switches and LEDs on his Altair 8800 dance at will. In college, he was class valedictorian after earning his computer science degree in 1984. Hal was destined for greatness and the real world was about to get rocked. Hal's college friend Victor, who graduated two years prior, was already running his own startup company that made Unix-based financial planning software.