Wed.Dec 04, 2019

Untapping the Potential of DevOps, Part 2: Common Mistakes

DevOps.com

Many companies are turning to software to differentiate themselves and drive success. But with an increased focus on software comes ever-increasing customer expectations on performance and updates.

DevOps Trends to Watch for in 2020

Dzone - DevOps

Here's what you can look forward to in DevOps in 2020. Marc Andreessen, the founder of Netscape, said long back about how software is eating the world. He also said that every company is a software company these days, and software companies are poised to take over broad swathes of the economy.

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Developing Your Executive Presence

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Mike Figliuolo, thoughtLEADERS’ Managing Director, sat down with Jim and Jan of The Leadership Podcast to discuss executive presence. thoughtLEADERS is proud to announce a new initiative with The Leadership Podcast to provide very short podcasts called “chalk talks.”

Scrum Master Anti-Patterns — 20 Signs Your Scrum Master Needs Help

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Scrum Master Anti-Patterns. Scrum Master anti-patterns: The reasons why Scrum Masters violate the spirit of the Scrum Guide are multi-faceted. They run from ill-suited personal traits and the pursuit of individual agendas to frustration with the team itself.

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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.

How to Manage Your Workload So You Have Time for the Unexpected

Next Level Blog

Most leaders have calendars that are what an engineer would call a tightly coupled system. Their schedules are so packed with back to back meetings and commitments that they have no margin for the unexpected but inevitable problems and issues that pop up. At that point, their calendar gets shredded and they have a fight or flight inducing crisis on their hands as they try to address the surprises while keeping everything else moving.

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Compassionate Coding with April Wensel

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

Episode 32. ??Are Are you compassionate? In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest, April Wensel discuss compassion in technology and how it affects people. April shares how to become more compassionate as individuals and how we can bring more compassion into our organizations.

Test Automation Is the Single Most Important Factor in Accelerating Innovation, Say 90% of IT Leaders

DevOps.com

The Experimenter (A Preferred Product Owner Stance)

Scrum.org

What is an Experimenter? Sir Isaac Newton , Louis Pasteur , Marie Curie , Albert Einstein , and Nikola Tesla ; this woman and these gentlemen are considered to be some of the greatest scientists of all time.

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Becoming a Data Company: Back to the Future

DevOps.com

Transformations are complex, and it’s often difficult to see the big picture when you’re in the middle of one. The elegance of the end-state of harmonious synergy between software and data belie the complexity and chaos of the transition we find ourselves in the midst of.

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.

Maintain Control: A Guide to Webpack and React, Pt. 2

Toptal

In a React/Webpack development scenario, there are myriad options to choose from. It's worth exploring some advanced techniques when it comes to TypeScript, CSS, web workers, and service workers

Software Buyers vs. Software Suppliers: Two very different perspectives

SIG

Both sides underestimate the complexity of software By Luc Brandts Reading time: 3 minutes For some time now, I’ve been on the side of independently evaluating and improving software. This is a rather unique position to be in and a very interesting one, indeed.

From IT Administrator to Kubernetes Administrator

The New Stack

Dell Technologies sponsored this podcast, which was recorded at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2019 , Nov. 18-21 in San Diego. We’re witnessing the next stage of digital transformation.

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Blog content licensing at CircleCI

CircleCI

From time to time, we receive questions from our contributors and readers about how the content on our blog is licensed. It has always been our intent that the content on our blog be used by readers with limited restrictions.

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.

Perimeter Is Where Your Workload Is: Creating Policy Abstracted from IP Addressing

Palo Alto Networks

By Christer Swartz, global consulting engineer. Cloud, containers and microservices are some of the disruptive technologies that have had a transformative impact on enterprise security in recent years.

AWS’ CodeGuru Will Point Out What’s Wrong with Your Code

The New Stack

Amazon Web Services wants to bring the full power of machine learning (ML) to code development. At the company’s annual user Re:Invent conference, the company has launched a new service, called CodeGuru , aimed to automate code reviews and provide application performance recommendations.

Three Proven Best Practices for Creating a Center of Excellence for RPA

Capgemini

Robotic process automation (RPA) isn’t a one-and-done proposition. Instead, it’s a long-term, ongoing initiative aimed at helping organizations evolve strategically and increase business value. It’s also not the exclusive domain of a single group or department.

What Is ‘Cloud Native’ (and Why Does It Matter)?

The New Stack

Cloud computing adoption has accelerated rapidly as technology leaders look to achieve the right mix of on-premise and managed cloud services for various applications and workloads.

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.

Amazon’s kooky new keyboard lets humans and AI write music together

CTOvision

Amazon has come up with an entertaining but unlikely way to get developers excited about using its AI services: music.

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Why AWS Decided to Let Developers Manage Kubernetes with Serverless

The New Stack

Following the popularity of its Fargate serverless container offering, Amazon Web Services will now allow users to use Fargate’s serverless model to manage and provision clusters on Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS).

How can attackers abuse artificial intelligence?

CTOvision

How DevOps Has Impacted Development – A Look at the Before and After

Dzone - DevOps

A look at the changing effect of DevOps. A lot has changed in software development in the last decade. While there are arguably more important changes that have changed place, the DevOps revolution has made industry waves in a good way throughout a variety of software development companies.

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.

The Unparalleled Lovability of MFT

Beyond B2B

You gotta love MFT (Managed File Transfer). Or at least give it a try. Integration & APIs

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How to stop failing at DevOps

TechBeacon

Although more than 60% of organizations have adopted DevOps at some level, according to Forrester, many continue to struggle with it.

What Do CIOs Need To Know About Managing Millennials?

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to know a few basic things in order to lead millennials Image Credit: ITU Pictures. I’m hoping that we can all agree that the nature of our IT department’s workforce has been changing over the past few years.

Six Ways Teradata Vantage is Moving the Cloud Forward

Teradata

Learn how Teradata Vantage and its modern cloud architecture enables companies to leverage 100% of their data to uncover real-time intelligence, at scale

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.

Intel Unveils 7nm Xe Ponte Vecchio GPU For HPC, AI Workloads

CTOvision

Intel has revealed the first details of its 7-nanometer Xe GPU for high-performance computing and artificial intelligence workloads in the data center, code-named Ponte Vecchio. It is a momentous occasion for the Santa Clara, Calif.-based based company, which on Sunday at the Supercomputing conference in Denve shared greater details of its GPU plans for the first time […].

The Toll Cybersecurity Hacks Are Taking on Small Businesses–and What To Do About It

Battery Ventures

Target. Quora. Twitter. Facebook. Equifax. The sheer number of massive hacks that happened in 2018 alone has given all of us data-breach fatigue. We know our personal data is probably compromised. We know it’s not a question of if but when we’ll get hacked. We just don’t know what we can do about it. Unfortunately, the problem is even worse than it seems.

Why business leaders are short sighted on AI

CTOvision

Read Greg Nichols explain why business leaders are short-sighted in matters of artificial intelligence on ZDNet : Artificial intelligence is one of the most marketed (hyped, you might say) and ill-defined technology categories being packaged and lobbed at those in the enterprise these days. You might think overexposure would lead to fatigue and a healthy […].