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A simple, effective test automation strategy

Xebia

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

DevOps.com

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.

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Which AWS certification is right for me?

A Cloud Guru

So you’re thinking about getting AWS certified. That’s great! Cloud computing skills are in huge demand , and whether you’re looking to take your career to the next level or jump into a new field, the right certification can help you open the door to some life-changing opportunities. Certification

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Ask the "Right" Questions: Your Analytics-Guided Product Strategy

Speaker: Yoav Yechiam, Founder and Head Instructor, productMBA

Analytics are highly important for product managers - and yet, analytic implementations often fail to actually help us. It's not the technology, and it's not the tactics. In most cases, it's our approach that's misguiding us! Analytics are there to answer important product questions, not just to collect data. How can we be mindful of our analytics so they enable us, rather than confine us? Join Yoav Yechiam, Founder and head instructor at productMBA, as he explains best practices for a data-guided strategy that helps product managers get to the "why" of their biggest product goals.

SmartBear Integrates Test Tools with Atlassian DevOps Platforms

DevOps.com

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.

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

DevOps.com

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.

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

DataRobot

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

Why Less Communication is Better!

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“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.

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GFI Top Cyber Stories for March 2019

TechTalk

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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The Changing Role of CX Testing in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Diego Lo Giudice and Chad Hendren

With new competition emerging every day, businesses are transforming themselves, and using software as a means to drive differentiation. Digital transformation has become a key initiative for businesses across the globe, and CX is ground zero. Register now for this webinar and hear from Cyara and their guest speaker, Diego Lo Giudice of Forrester, how testing and QA practices are changing to enable and accelerate digital transformation.

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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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.

How Feature Flagging Transforms Teams and Supports DevOps

LaunchDarkly

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.

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

Altexsoft

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Money can’t buy happiness — or job satisfaction

DXC

Happiness in a job depends on a combination of factors, including whether the position fits with your skill set and interests, how it meets your expectations (and how you’re meeting the organization’s expectations), the salary and perks, growth potential, culture, and relevance to the enterprise’s core strategic mission. It’s a very individual thing. There are […]. Career Digital Transformation Workplace Glassdoor tech jobs

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

Customer Experience is a Team Sport

IDC

Customer Experience (CX) will have a greater influence over future purchase decisions, say 93% of tech buyers.

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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.

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.

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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!

Identity is Security: The Art of Adaptation

Sailpoint

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.

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.

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.

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.

Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

When you launch new feature (or an entirely new product), there are many questions that you'll need to answer. Is the feature being adopted? Do your customers like it, or does it need to be improved? Was the launch successful? Well, that all depends on how you define success. Join Piyanka Jain, President and CEO of Aryng, as she explains why - and how - you should use data and analytics to define and track a successful launch.