Tue.Sep 17, 2019

How to Develop and Deploy Software Like a Tech Giant

The New Stack

Raygun sponsored this post. Freyja Spaven. Freyja writes for Raygun.com, the performance monitoring suite that enables you to build stronger, faster and more resilient web and mobile applications for your customers.

Why regression testing should be a shared responsibility

TechBeacon

Regression testing should be shared, either within the delivery team as a whole or between development and QA. But in too many companies, this testing is still seen as primarily QA’s problem. App Dev & Testing, Testing, Application Testing, Quality Assurance (QA

Facebook’s Julie Zhuo on Navigating the Leap From Individual Contributor to Force Multiplier

Gitprime

In this Perspectives in Engineering interview series, engineering leaders talk about how to build, coach, and scale world-class technology teams. The outset of Julie Zhuo ’s career tells a familiar story: an engineer joins an early-stage startup and within a few years is promoted to “manager”—without any real training or understanding around what a successful manager does.

Beyond Mechanical Scrum

Scrum.org

At a recent training class one of the delegates spoke about their present company, about how it was the most “Agile” place he had ever worked.

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Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

Why DevOps is Like Football

DevOps.com

When it’s done right, DevOps is an impressive feat. You have groups of professionals all melding together as one large team working toward a common goal. The groups–and the individuals themselves–perform their roles and hand off tasks to each other at just the right times.

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Not All Feedback is Created Equal!

Scrum.org

Product Owners have a tough job. I was in a Sprint Review recently where the Scrum Team had some stakeholders talking about an idea they thought was excellent. So, like any studious Product Owner, they immediately typed up the idea and added it to their Product Backlog.

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Does Agile Methodologies Work for IT Infra?

DevOps.com

Recently, I had a fascinating conversation with my old friend Joe–the name has been changed but the conversation is real and unedited–an IT Infrastructure program manager from a large IT service provider.

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Scrum and the Power of Diffusion of Responsibility

Scrum.org

On March 13, 1946, 28-year-old Kitty Genovese was stabbed to death in Queens, NYC, across from the apartment building where she lived.

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GitLab Commit Brooklyn: DevOps as a Single Application

The New Stack

How to Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.

How Can You As A Scrum Master Increase Your Awesomeness

Scrum.org

Just two months ago I was asked by a lady after a community meetup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: "How can I become a more awesome Scrum Master?" I was surprised to receive such question since I never had anyone asked me that question.

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How to Manage Managing Multicloud

The New Stack

As the enterprise IT world speeds towards a multicloud future, much of the industry dialogue has shifted toward the technology needed to tap into the potential that multicloud offers.

Megaport Cloud Router 2.0

Megaport

Network connectivity has evolved far beyond traditional means. Virtualisation has flipped the way we move data between on-premises, colocation, and cloud environments on its head.

How to Install Nextcloud 16 on Ubuntu Server 18.04

The New Stack

Nextcloud is one of the most powerful, flexible, and user-friendly on-premises cloud servers on the market.

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Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

Product teams tend to get ahead of themselves by rushing from idea straight to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). How can a product manager slow their team down and prevent them from wasting valuable resources? Join Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant, as he introduces a new way of understanding MVPs and explores how you can approach validation without wasting the resources of your development team.

Women in Tech – Hacking Business Diversity

Linux Academy

Is diversity and inclusion of underrepresented groups in the technology industry still an issue? And if it is, how prevalent is this problem? How can we make a difference? To gain some insights into this controversial subject, we reached out to the women we admire, and who exemplify the promotion of equality every single day. The numbers tell us that diversity is still an issue in the industry. See for yourself: As of 2019, for every 3 men in the tech industry, there is only 1 woman.

The Right Time for Businesses to Plan Digital Marketing

QBurst

Digital marketing is such a powerful means to connect with and influence potential customers that businesses can ignore it only at their own peril. But when is the right time to start planning your digital marketing activities? Right when you start planning your business! Really?

A security practitioner's guide to software obsolescence

TechBeacon

Unlike wine and cheese, software does not get better with age—in fact, its security strength decreases over time. This is because of software obsolescence. Security, Application Security, Application Security (App Sec

How Businesses Can Get The Most Value From Artificial Intelligence

CTOvision

Gosh the short answer to this question is to read the OODA Loop. But here read Nicholas Fearn as he gives a roadmap for businesses to implement artificial intelligence on Forbes : Many businesses are experimenting with artificial intelligence but lack an understanding of the use cases that deliver real business value. That’s according to a […].

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

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. 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.

The 4 Major Challenges of Testing Native Apps and How to Solve Them

Dzone - DevOps

Developing native mobile apps isn't as easy as you might think. Testing teams across the world testify that Continuous Integration and Delivery are a challenge when testing any mobile app — but prove even harder when it comes to testing native mobile apps.

5 Ways You Can Hire and Retain Top Talent for Your Company

Women on Business

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Leadership reading list

Dan Pupius

A collection of essential books that meaningfully affected our team. The team here at Range are notorious book worms and we regularly get asked for recommendations.

Multi-Cloud Design Considerations

taos

Brandon Knitter?—?Principle Principle Consultant Delivering on a multi-cloud strategy is as difficult as deciding to have a multi-cloud strategy at all.

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How User Acceptance Testing Can Save You Time and Money

Speaker: J.B. Siegel, VP of Client Services, Seamgen

Before a new product or feature goes into development, you have to gauge whether it will be a worthwhile investment. But what’s the best way to do so - and how can you get honest insights from your end users? Join J.B. Siegel, VP of Client Services at Seamgen, as he explores how to use wireframes and clickable prototypes to validate your product. He’ll discuss how user testing allows you to really understand your users - and how to use the insights to inform your product strategy.

Artificial Intelligence Confronts a ‘Reproducibility’ Crisis

CTOvision

Read why Gregory Barber says that AI researchers are beginning to acknowledge and confront the “reproducibility” crisis, which makes it hard for others to replicate the results of AI systems on Wired : A few years ago, Joelle Pineau, a computer science professor at McGill, was helping her students design a new algorithm when they […].

Self-Service Analytics: Classifying Data and Analytic States

Teradata

Learn how to better classify data & analytics within the analytic ecosystem by analyzing the various states of data & analytics within organizations. Read more

It’s Time for Data Historians to Become … History

Actian

Why a modern time-series capable database can simplify yet enhance time-series data analysis. There are many Operational Technology (OT) environments within manufacturing, oil and gas, engineering research, and countless other industries where complex equipment, machinery, and networks of sensors and devices generate time-series data. These time-series streams range from sensor data representing Pressure, Volume and Temperature to Video streams for machine vision and surveillance.

MongoDB Atlas: Not Your Parents’ Cloud Database

Datavail

MongoDB Atlas is MongoDB’s managed database-as-a-service (DBaaS). Mongo CTO and Co-Founder Eli Horowitz published a blog in June 2016 officially announcing the Atlas service as the “simplest, most robust” way to use Mongo in the cloud at deployments of many different sizes. More recently, in November 2018, Microsoft Azure announced MongoDB Atlas free tier would be available in limited regions.

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How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

Data Lake vs Data Warehouse: Fundamental Differences

Daffodil Software

In the age of digitization, data has become the real driver of businesses. The data, collected from different sources is turned into information and further into an insight that helps businesses to thrive.

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This is Why a System of Record for Innovation is So Important

Planbox

If your innovation team is working at full capacity and your company is embracing healthy change, it is likely that you have run into problems like having trouble deciding which ideas to implement or losing track of how each plan was executed. It is also possible that your technology has undergone a digital transformation.

Offering stable compute despite unstable cloud providers

CircleCI

Cloud provider outages are a common and unavoidable issue for us at CircleCI.