Mon.Jun 07, 2021

Optical Storage Devices – Examples, Types, Advantages

The Crazy Programmer

In this article, we will study the concept of optical storage devices and their types. As the name suggests, optical storage devices are used to store information using patterns of dots. They are used to read and write huge information onto them and store them in a compact manner.

Simplify Managing MuleSoft Properties by Deploying with FlexDeploy


FlexDeploy has a Mule Plugin that simplifies the build and deploy process. Rama wrote a great blog overviewing all the capabilities FlexDeploy and the Mule Plugin can provide. I am going to focus on how FlexDeploy simplifies managing your Mule properties.


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Securing Vital Machinery Underpinning the American Way of Life, June 17, 2021, 11 AM (EST)

Dots and Bridges

The United States’ critical infrastructure sectors are under continuous attack, and humanity is at risk. Collectively, our Government, Commercial, and Academic partners recognize the need for trusted partnerships and mature technologies.

Three Essential Agile Failure Patterns in 7:31 Minutes—Making Your Scrum Work #12

TL; DR: Essential Agile Failure Patterns — When Noise Interferes with Signal. There are plenty of failure possibilities with Scrum. Given that Scrum is a framework with a reasonable yet short “manual,” this effect should not surprise anyone.


A Training Company’s Guide to Selecting an eLearning Platform

Training companies have an opportunity to embrace the change and create meaningful change in their organizations by moving online. Discover the advantages of a digital-first approach, using an eLearning platform.

What is new in Cloudera Streaming Analytics 1.4?


At the end of March, we released the first version of Cloudera SQL StreamBuilder as part of CSA 1.3. It enabled users to easily write, run and manage real-time SQL queries on streams from Apache Kafka with an exceptionally smooth user experience. .

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Cloudera Streaming Analytics 1.4: the unification of SQL batch and streaming


In October of 2020 Cloudera acquired Eventador and Cloudera Streaming Analytics (CSA) 1.3.0 was released early in 2021. It was the first release to incorporate SQL Stream Builder (SSB) from the acquisition, and brought rich SQL processing to the already robust Apache Flink offering.

5 Common Encryption Algorithms and the Unbreakables of the Future


Encryption comes in many forms and it's essential. There are the most common encryption standards, but what does the future hold? Cybersecurity data protection IT industry cyber security curation data encryption data security

Hadoop vs Spark: Main Big Data Tools Explained


Hadoop and Spark are the two most popular platforms for Big Data processing. They both enable you to deal with huge collections of data no matter its format — from Excel tables to user feedback on websites to images and video files.

AoAD2 Practice: Incident Analysis

James Shore

Second Edition cover. This is a pre-release excerpt of The Art of Agile Development, Second Edition , to be published by O’Reilly in 2021. Visit the Second Edition home page for information about the open development process, additional excerpts, and more. Your feedback is appreciated!

Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

Virtual Team Building Tool: An Easy Conversation Starter

Let's Grow Leaders

If you want a strong virtual team, get your team talking. If you want to take your virtual or hybrid team to the next level, use this virtual team-building tool to get your team talking about what’s working and identify areas for continued improvement.

Hot Tips To Create A Location-Based App


Did You Know! Global location-based services are expected to reach $157.34 billion by 2026. Clearly, the growing smartphone usage and increasing acceptance supplement the growth of the global location-based market.

Responsible and Explainable AI Along the ML Pipeline With Dataiku


A key challenge on the journey to Enterprise AI is transitioning to more responsible and trustworthy AI systems.

Security Risks With No-Code/Low-Code Tools

As the popularity of no-code and low-code tools grows, so, too, do security concerns The demand for new applications is growing at a rapid rate. Many individuals and business units will not tolerate delays.

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The History of the Word "Hacker"

According to one of the best English etymological dictionaries available, the word "hacker", with the sense of evil/good and brilliant computer programmer, was born in the halls of MIT. This fact alone reminds us that culture and words begin in actual places. At that time, to hack code, or hack out code, had a negative connotation. Where did this come from? Read this eBook to learn how the word "hacker" has evolved.

Extreme Responsibility


Sometimes a simple change in perspective is all it takes to empower ourselves. Today’s post is by Kristen Cox, author of Stop Decorating The Fish: Which Solutions to Ignore and Which Problems Really Matter (CLICK HERE to get your copy). “I

Continuously improve with Agile coach Kimbaly St. Matthew-Daniel


Agile coach Kimbaly St. Matthew-Daniel offers her approach to fixing broken processes and streamlining the workflow

Part 1: Digital Transformation


Part 1 of our monthly theme, “Digital Transformation”, kicks off with agile42 coach, Martin von Weissenberg. In his latest video interview, Martin explores what is a digital transformation and why it is necessary. Delving also into the organizational implications of a digital transformation. .

CodeSOD: Contractor Management System

The Daily WTF

Maximillion was hired to maintain a PHP CMS. His new employer, up to this point, had just been contracting out work, but as time went on, contracting rates got higher, the amount of time required to add basic features kept going up. It was time to go ta a full time employee. "The

Realizing the Benefits of Automated Machine Learning

How are organizations using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to derive business value? Renowned author and professor Tom Davenport explains the rise of automated machine learning, its benefits, and success stories from businesses that are already using it.

Quick Demo: A Day in the Life of a Remote Knowledge Worker


Do you make it a habit of connecting to the free Wi-Fi network at the coffee shop, restaurant, hotel, airport or even in-flight on the airplane to save on your cellular data minutes?

Cloudera named a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Streaming Analytics, Q2 2021


Cloudera has been named as a Strong Performer in the Forrester Wave for Streaming Analytics, Q2 2021. We are excited to be recognized in this wave at, what we consider to be, such a strong position.

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A Fond Farewell


Dear gentle reader. We have had a wonderful four and a half years together, but I must bid you and TechSoup for Libraries a fond farewell. As a man of a certain age, I'm retiring from being your TS4L editor and also the working world. I will retire at the end of June.

Ivanti Solutions Summit 2021 Day 1: Building the Everywhere Workplace Together


It was a great first day at the Ivanti Solutions Summit 2021! As much as we miss seeing people in person, there’s something incredible about watching the Everywhere Workplace come to life right before our eyes as thousands of people from around the world dialed in to experience something together.

Cloud-Scale Monitoring With AWS and Datadog

In this eBook, find out the benefits and complexities of migrating workloads to AWS, and services that AWS offers for containers and serverless computing.

Data Lake Architecture: An Intro Guide To Using Data Lakes


Big data empowers enterprises to uncover valuable insights from it and make sound business decisions. However, limited data access acts as a barrier to innovation.

The Edge of Exascale: NVIDIA BlueField at Durham University

Dell EMC

Durham University shares how they are using NVIDIA BlueField DPUs on the path to exascale


Top 2021 TechSoup Products for Large-Sized Organizations


As many organizations pivoted entirely online in the last year, they were forced to reevaluate their daily operations and how they work as a team. How can your organization continue a smooth workflow from home? How can your information stay safe while working remotely?

React 18 Alpha is out! Now what?


Hello! They kept us in Suspense long enough, but HECK React developers have some new features to play with!! The best part: Almost all of the benefits of the upgrade don’t require major code changes. The New Root API. React has always had to have some kind of root.

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Building Evolvable Architectures

Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Parsons, CTO of ThoughtWorks

The software development ecosystem exists in a state of dynamic equilibrium, where any new tool, framework, or technique leads to disruption and the establishment of a new equilibrium. Predictability is impossible when the foundation architects plan against is constantly changing in unexpected ways. It’s no surprise many CIOs and CTOs are struggling to adapt, in part because their architecture isn’t equipped to evolve. This webinar will discuss what’s at stake if companies continue to use long term architecture plans.

Digital Customer Experiences: The Future is Modular

With the proliferation of microservices and APIs, will UIs go modular too? Some technologists note a rising trend around smaller, intent-based customer experiences that more directly mirror API endpoints.

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How Netflix uses eBPF flow logs at scale for network insight

The Netflix TechBlog

By Alok Tiagi , Hariharan Ananthakrishnan , Ivan Porto Carrero and Keerti Lakshminarayan Netflix has developed a network observability sidecar called Flow Exporter that uses eBPF tracepoints to capture TCP flows at near real time.

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Fixing Risk Sharing With Observability

Incentives are mismatched among SREs, SecOps, and application developers. These mismatches create challenges around how and what information is shared across siloed teams.