Fri.Jul 12, 2019

DevOps Is Killing the ITOps Engineer (and That’s Bad)

In theory, DevOps is about bridging the gap between developers and ITOps teams. In practice, however, DevOps often can feel as though its real goal is to turn ITOps engineers into developers, without really requiring developers to dive head-first into ITOps work.

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Why the phishing problem is getting worse


Phishing has been around as long as email, and it continues to present a substantial risk to business and is often cited as a top security concern.

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Strengthening Your Defenses Against API Abuse

Signal Sciences

Web Application Security

Enable Scrum Teams to Embrace Team Composition Changes

High performing teams are the cornerstone for good Scrum. Reaching a high performant state requires time. In many cases, this time is not given to a team because the team composition changes frequently.


Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

5 Critical Reasons Your Business Website Needs an SEO Audit

Women on Business

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AWS Advances DevOps Agenda at Summit Event

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has added services to its cloud platform designed to automate the creation of virtual private clouds (VPCs) and made available additional tools to build applications and integrate external data.

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Iterating Towards Professional Scrum: Full Lecture (Agile Week Riga)

This video is a presentation from Agile Week Riga titled, Iterating Toward Professional Scrum. The 2019 Scrum Master Trends Report by and the State of Agile 2018 shows numbers that provide insight in the maturity of agile adoptions.


Best Technology for Your Startup


When creating a new product, it’s extremely important to choose the best technology for your startup. The main problem of startups is that they often don’t think about the future and choose any popular technology without adequate analysis.

Accelerate the Speed and Ease of B2B

Beyond B2B

Money makes the world go around - so when payments are deferred or uncollected, that is money you cannot use. The faster and more efficiently you can transact with customers and trading partners, the quicker you can get paid. Integration & APIs

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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.

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O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Hosting Hate, Releasing, Government Innovation, and Voice Cloning. The Dirty Business of Hosting Hate Online (Gizmodo) -- an interesting rundown of who is hosting some of the noxious sites on the web.

AI Makes New Scientific Discoveries by Analyzing Old Research Papers

The New Stack

Artificial intelligence could potentially be used to automate new scientific discoveries, as researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently found out when they let an unsupervised AI loose to analyze millions of old scientific papers.

Best-In-Class Guide to Developing a Modern Custom CRM (With Examples)

Sunflower Lab

I spoke with a CIO recently who shared his own horror story of trying to implement an off-the-shelf CRM and integrate it with their existing ERP. The project cost $5M and took 1 year, but ultimately failed. The reason: lack of proper planning and gathering of requirements.

Context: How eBPF Sets the Stage for Superior Container Monitoring

The New Stack

Welcome to The New Stack Context , a podcast where we discuss the latest news and views from the cloud native community. This week, we discuss the use of the extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) to improve container monitoring.

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.

Planbox Hosts its 2019 Imagine Innovation User Conference on the Beach


To learn more about the event, or to register, click here. Follow news and updates at #PlanboxImagine. What: Planbox Imagine 2019. When: September 17-19, 2019. Where: B Ocean Resort, Fort Lauderdale. FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, July 12, 2019 – Planbox, a leading provider of cloud-based AI-Powered Agile Innovation Management solutions, will host its annual Planbox Imagine user conference at the Ocean B Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, September 17-19, 2019.

Traditional Quality Assurance Is Dead (And Why That’s a Good Thing)

The New Stack

Tricentis sponsored this post. Digital business is driving a faster pace of delivery to support the continuous delivery of incremental changes.

Re-Architecting the Video Gatekeeper

Netflix TechBlog

By Drew Koszewnik This is the story about how the Content Setup Engineering team used Hollow, a Netflix OSS technology, to re-architect and simplify an essential component in our content pipeline?—?delivering delivering a large amount of business value in the process.

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Gartner Names Progress a Leader in 2019 Magic Quadrant for Multiexperience Development Platforms


The first-ever 2019 Gartner Multiexperience Development Platform (MXDP) Magic Quadrant names Progress as a Leader based on ability to execute and completeness of vision.

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall short? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Technology-as-a-Hazard (TaaH)


There have been at least 259 selfie-related deaths since 2011. Deaths and injuries resulting from walking-while-texting are likely even more common than that. In fact, many cities and towns have gone so far as establishing fines for texting in crosswalks.

Tutorial: Configure NVIDIA Jetson Nano as an AI Testbed

The New Stack

In the last part of this tutorial series on the NVIDIA Jetson Nano development kit , I provided an overview of this powerful edge computing device. In the current installment, I will walk through the steps involved in configuring Jetson Nano as an artificial intelligence testbed for inference.

Incident Review: You Can’t Deploy Binaries That Don’t Exist


Between 22:50 and 22:54 UTC our capacity to accept traffic to gradually diminished until all incoming requests started to fail. 8 minutes later, at 23:02, the API server was once again running at full capacity. During the initial 4 minutes some requests were accepted and others refused, but for those 8 minutes all traffic bounced and we lost data sent to us. What caused this to happen?

Detecting Medicare Fraud


We already studied Medicare data using Dataiku in this video. This time, instead of looking at the impact of payments on the physician prescriptions, we will have a look at the possibility of detecting Medicare fraud. healthcare compliance fraud

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Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. This phrase blur is dangerous, as it can pull our attention from what should be our real focus: our our customers' and users' needs. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want. You'll come away understanding: How being customer focused gives you a competitive advantage. Tactics for developing empathy for your users. How to encourage innovation through better customer understanding. September 11th, 2019 11:00AM PDT, 2:00PM EDT, 7:00PM BST

What Do Loonshots, Prisons and FCC Have in Common? Meet the 2019 Summer Conference Speakers and Find Out!


CableLabs Summer Conference 2019 is now less than a month away, and we’re very excited to introduce you to the incredible individuals who will share their life experiences and professional expertise during the first 2 days. This year, we’ve brought together a diverse group of best-selling authors, founders, industry leaders, distinguished technologists—and even one innovative prison system entrepreneur who knows a whole lot about determination, perseverance and second chances.

This Week in Programming: What a Mythical Language Says about Golang

The New Stack

If you were paying any attention to last week ‘s column, you may have noticed one glaring error: Go++ is not a real programming language.

Enterprise Tech is Alive, Well, and Thriving


Technology innovation continues to be a leading driver of growth for the global economy. It’s this innovation that impacts consumer experiences and business productivity. While there are all types of innovation happening all over the world, it’s understandable that the majority of news headlines related to technology companies are of those in the B2C category.

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Going to OSCON? Let’s Party at The New Stack’s 5th Birthday Gig

The New Stack

Going to OSCON this year? Do you live in Portland? Or just visiting? Let’s party! We’re celebrating our fifth anniversary with drinks, cake and art! Here’s where The New Stack 5th Anniversary party will all go down: Date: Wednesday, July 17. Time: 6 pm – 9 pm. Place: Rontoms Lounge.

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.