Fri.Apr 12, 2019

A simple, effective test automation strategy


In my whitepaper I wrote about different types of testing and what to consider when choosing a test automation strategy. More than a few readers asked how to put this advice into practice, and a good friend inspired me to write another blog post about it. DevOps teams automate everything. When you’re getting started with test automation, it’s […]. The post A simple, effective test automation strategy appeared first on Xebia Blog. BDD Behaviour Driven Development TDD Test automation Testin

How Google Cloud Run Combines Serverless with Containers

The New Stack

One of the most exciting launches from Google Cloud Next 2019 is Cloud Run , a serverless environment based on containers and Kubernetes. Cloud Run comes across as a clusterless and serverless container execution environment.

CloudBees Allies with Atos to Accelerate DevOps Adoption

In a move that should accelerate adoption of best DevOps practices in the enterprise, CloudBees and Atos announced this week that the two are collaborating to advance adoption of continuous integration/continuous development (CI/CD) platforms on the Google public cloud.

Strata San Francisco, 2019: Opportunities and Risks

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Balancing risk and reward is a necessary tension we'll need to understand as we continue our journey into the age of data. The Strata Data Conference in San Francisco was filled with speakers talking about opportunity.

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The place to begin innovating your products and services is by first bringing innovation to your internal process. We'll explore the innovation process including the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies and see how to lead with a clear strategy, well-defined tactics, and an unbiased 360 understanding of perhaps the most fundamental question of all; "why are you innovating?"

The Algorithmic Accountability Act of 2019: Taking the Right Steps Toward AI Success


This week, two U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would require large companies and specialist data traders to assess and manage the risks associated with automated decision systems. The Algorithmic Accountability Act of 2019 would apply to any business which: AI in the News

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Tax Day IT Lessons, or How to Avoid Wiping Out on Your Biggest Day of the Year

This time last year, as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) geared up for its biggest day of the year, a firmware bug deep in its storage network was waiting to take down the system.

Technical Skills

Ron Jeffries

A couple of people asked me to list all the technical skills required in order to do Agile Software Development. I can't do that, but I can do this. success New-Framework Practices increment tdd technical-debt

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SmartBear Integrates Test Tools with Atlassian DevOps Platforms

At the Atlassian Summit 2019 conference this week, SmartBear announced it has integrated the Zephyr test automation tools it acquired last year with the Jira portfolio of tools from Atlassian.

History of Flight Booking: CRSs, GDS Distribution, Travel Agencies, and Online Reservations


Through the decades flight reservation was obnoxiously difficult. Since aircraft were presented as a means of public transportation in the early 40s, airlines got thousands of passengers wanting to buy tickets.

Embedding Operational Reports: Everything Product Managers Should Know

Speaker: Dean Yao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Businesses are run with analytics - but companies continue to struggle with interpreting, analyzing, and distributing data. Operational reports help get information to the people who need it most, in formats they understand, and in a timeframe that matters. Join the webinar to learn how embedding operational reports can give your users a precisely formatted, ready-to-analyze view of their operational activities. World-class software teams are embedding operational reports to empower end users with interactive data visualizations, detailed information, and highly precise formats that can be shared via email, PDF, print, or online.

7 Types Of Marketing You Can Do Yourself

Strategy Driven

You don’t need to hire a marketing company to promote your business. Whilst creating adverts and designing packaging are probably best left to professionals, there are many other forms of marketing that can be easily DIYed.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For April 12th, 2019

High Scalability

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GFI Top Cyber Stories for March 2019


GFI Top Cyber Stories for March 2019 With so much cybersecurity news flying around, it is hard to keep track of the more important stories that emerged. Here is the GFI Security round-up of three pertinent cybersecurity stories of March 2019.

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Why Less Communication is Better!


“People were saying that groups needed to communicate more. Jeff (Bezos) got up and said, ‘No, communication is terrible!’” Alan Deutschman, 1 Aug 2014, Fast Company. The reason for this is that more communication doesn’t scale while just enough communication is essential to high performance of a team and particular teams of teams. More meetings and more reports cause higher decision latency, the primary cause of project failure.


Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

As a product manager, it's your job to realize your product’s vision by executing your chosen strategy. It’s also your job to deliver value to the business. Ultimately, these two outcomes are aligned so the temptation is to focus primarily on business metrics. Doing this can cause you to lose focus on the real value you are trying to achieve, in favor of moving the vanity metrics such as launches and time spent. Join Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor at Product School, as she explains how to use immeasurable success criteria along with your more standard KPIs to deliver products that don't just get used a lot, but deliver real value.

Key Differences in Security, Management for Serverless vs. Containers

The New Stack

Twistlock sponsored this post. Serverless functions and containers are two of the hottest topics in the IT world today. They’re also two technologies that share a lot in common — after all, both are ways to deploy code inside isolated, discrete environments.

Kubernetes Tutorial on Rolling Deployments

Gorilla Logic

In my previous blog posts , I have talked about how to deploy a Spring Boot App in a Kubernetes cluster. You already know the fundamental concepts about K8s (Kubernetes), such as Nodes, Pods, and services. In this Kubernetes tutorial, I will introduce you to a new one: rolling updates.

Context: LaunchDarkly’s Trajectory, Google Cloud Next

The New Stack

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon and InfluxData sponsored this podcast. Welcome to The New Stack Context , a weekly podcast wrapping up the news of the week. This week, we spoke with Oakland The New Stack correspondent TC Currie who attended LaunchDarkly ’s Trajectory conference in Oakland this week.

How to Start a Team Building Events Company

Strategy Driven

While most business owners are aware of the fact that their employees play a huge part in the company’s overall success, it has really only been in the past decade or so that business owners have come to appreciate that to its fullest.

Get Growth With Partner Integrations

Speaker: Mandy Howard, Product Manager, ServiceTitan

Once your SaaS product hits a certain level of revenue, you'll need to change things up to move past the plateau. One of the ways to do this is to move past your core product and introduce new business streams. If you're strategic about your integrations, you can strengthen your ties to your target market. Join Mandy Howard, Product Manager at ServiceTitan, as she takes you through the three key questions that you need to answer to grow your product with the right partner integrations. Whether you're a start-up, or working on a new product in an enterprise environment, you'll learn how to push through to a new level of growth.

Identity is Security: The Art of Adaptation


If one thing is certain in cybersecurity, it’s that adaptation is the one thing we must all master. Whether it’s new and evolving threats to the latest compliance requirement, the ability to shape shift to fit whatever challenge is next is so important. In reality, it often feels like this.

The Secret to Success in a Digital World

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

Henry Ford once said, ‘before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.’ Most, if not all business leaders will agree that getting ready; having a plan; being on offense vs. defense; all these things will help your business survive and thrive in today’s digital world.

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How Feature Flagging Transforms Teams and Supports DevOps


Originally published on The New Stack on 27 February 2019. Move fast, don’t break things. Delight the customer. Meet SLAs that limit downtime to absolute minimums. Keeping pace with the customer expectations and the competition today is a tall order. Releasing more, faster is risky, and can transfer undue burden from development to operations and even business teams within an organization.

Data & Deep Learning: Embracing the Art of the Possible

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

I’m often surprised to find companies that continue to invest in data strategies that fail to respond to their business needs. They are taking a page from an old playbook and expect it to work in their new, rapidly evolving environments.

Build Delightful Products with Customer Validation

Speaker: John Little, Head of Product Marketing, Centercode

When it comes to delivering a solid product/market fit, customer validation is key. After all, you want to provide customers with a product that not only fills the need, but is delightful -- right? To get there, you need to commit to a vital blend of market research, strategy, and user testing. Join John Little, Head of Product Marketing at Centercode, as he explains a two-part approach to customer validation. First, how do you strategically identify your top product areas that need attention prior to release. And second, how do you turn user data into strategic priorities that help the right teams make the right decisions.

Windows Server Has Arrived On Linux Academy Cloud Playground

Linux Academy

At Linux Academy, we do not just teach Linux. We teach the whole cloud computing technology stack including working with Linux and Windows in a business environment. Linux Industry Disruption.

Developer’s Guide to Cognito with Stackery


Stackery has a cloud-based app for building and deploying serverless applications , and we use Cognito for our own authentication. This guide will help you set up an authentication back-end for a largely static site.

Exchange Online Retention Tags


I am trying to figure out what, if any retention tags out retention policy has for our O365 Hybrid environment. If I check in Exchange Online I see this If I check Exchange Online I see this We are using the Default MRM Policy.

Four short links: 12 April 2019

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Automating Statistical Analysis, Chinese AI, Data Sovereignty, and Open vs. Government Licensing. Tea: A High-level Language and Runtime System for Automating Statistical Analysis -- In Tea, users express their study design, any parametric assumptions, and their hypotheses. Tea compiles these high-level specifications into a constraint satisfaction problem that determines the set of valid statistical tests, and then executes them to test the hypothesis. Open source.

How To Launch A Feature To Maximize Growth

Speaker: Brian Balfour, CEO, Reforge

Have you ever been part of a launch that, despite everyone's hard work, was more like a balloon deflating than a rocket taking off? It turns out that some of the most popular product and feature launch tactics can be counterproductive to achieving sustainable growth. Brian Balfour, Founder and CEO of Reforge, has taken a close look at these practices to figure out just why they can slow - or even hurt - growth. Now, he has a repeatable model for you to use in your next launches to get the growth you're looking for.



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This Week in Programming: Google Cloud’s Shock and Awe Campaign

The New Stack

In discussing the pace of tech news this week, the phrase “shock and awe” came up and it stuck with me. Maybe it’s an insensitive metaphor to compare Google’s announcements this week at its Cloud Next 2019 conference to a U.S.

Help Your Customers Focus on Their Data

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

Dell EMC ECS 3.3 software upgrade helps customers unlock value – and helps you protect your revenue and boost your business Sometimes – in business as well as in life – we put too much emphasis on the wrong thing. Technology is a case in point.