Fri.Oct 30, 2020

Rediscovering Semi-Supervised Learning

Dataiku

Many new machine learning projects start with a minimal amount of sampled data, if any. Even worse, they tend to fail to take advantage of the “hidden gem” that is unlabeled data by focusing on the obvious, labeled data.

How to use Powerful Questions virtually?

Scrum.org

How do you break down a large item on your Product Backlog? How can you get a more valuable Sprint Goal? And how can you help people see what is right in front of them? Often, all you need is to ask the right question at the right time.

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Blacklight tracks the website trackers

The Parallax

Amy Jessel made the conscious decision not to buy Facebook or Google ads to promote her nonprofit company, ShapingYouth.

Be the Mentor You Always Needed

Agile Alliance

Women in Agile and Tech (W.A.T) is preparing for our 2021 Virtual Mentorship Program, where we connect Mentees with great Mentors. We are now accepting applications from those who wish to be mentors.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

SREs: Stop Asking Your Product Managers for SLOs

DevOps.com

One of the fundamental premises of software reliability engineering is that you should base your reliability goals—i.e., your service level objectives (SLOs)—on the level of service that keeps your customers happy.

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Cisco CEO: Developers Need More Infrastructure Control

DevOps.com

Cisco Systems CEO Chuck Robbins said this week that the company’s No. 1 priority going forward is to enable IT organizations to better manage application experience via abstraction layers that make to possible for developers to programmatically manage infrastructure.

Grafana’s Loki 2.0 Features New Log Labels, Direct Alerts and a Prettier Dashboard

The New Stack

The newly released version 2.0 of Grafana’s Loki log aggregation tool features an improved query language and the ability to generate alerts directly from the logs themselves. Through Loki’s dashboard for log aggregation, for example, Loki 2.0

Women at work: a continuous state of evolution

Cloudera

Being a woman in tech can be incredibly rewarding, lonely, frustrating and inspiring all at once. Each individual has their own experience and path that they’ve followed to get where they are. That is, after all, what makes us unique.

StackRox KubeLinter Brings Security Linting to Kubernetes

The New Stack

In the late 1970s, famed developer Stephen C. Johnson came up with a static code analysis tool, lint , which flagged programming mistakes, bugs, and improper structures. You can argue that lint played a large role in making C and Unix so popular.

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Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

Exploring the Data Science Evolution

Dell EMC

How has data science evolved to incorporate Artificial Intelligence.and where is it going in the future

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How to Automate Incident Management with Code and Get Better Results

The New Stack

StackPulse sponsored this post. Mike Mackrory. Mike is a Global citizen who has settled down in the Pacific Northwest — for now. By day he works as a Lead Engineer on a DevOps team, and by night, he writes and tinkers with other technology projects.

Security is Everyone’s Job

Dell EMC

The lessons we learned during Cybersecurity Awareness Month should be put into practice every day. Let’s continue to do our part and #BeCyberSmart every day of the year

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Why Securing Secrets in Cloud and Container Environments Is Important – and How to Do It

The New Stack

Cloud Native Computing Foundation sponsored this post, in anticipation of the virtual KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2020 – Virtual , Nov. 17-20. Gary Duan. Gary is the Chief Technology Officer at NeuVector, a container security company that protects Kubernetes from pipeline to production.

5 Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current

DataRobot together with Snowflake – a leading cloud data platform provider — is helping data scientists stay current with the latest technology and data science best practices so that they can excel in an increasingly AI-driven workplace. Five Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current offers data scientists guidance for thriving in AI-driven enterprises.

5 ways to ensure your applications are cyber resilient

TechBeacon

The mass shift to remote work caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the need for resilient app sec practices at many organizations. Security, Application Security, Micro Focus, Cyber Resilience

Tips for optimizing Docker builds

CircleCI

Docker images are used as the primary image in the Docker executor. They are the blueprints for containers, providing the instructions for how a container is spawned.

Four short links: 30 Oct 2020

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Mutation Testing — in this paper, we semi-automatically learn error-inducing patterns from a corpus of common Java coding errors and from changes that caused operational anomalies at Facebook specifically.

Precomputation: The Key to High-Definition Cloud Analytics

The New Stack

Li Kang. Li Kang is the head of Kyligence USA operations and also works with technology partners to build joint solutions. Li has extensive experience in the big data and analytics field.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

The Power of Intuitive Edtech to Get Teachers Quickly Up and Running

PowerSchool

Quality edtech tools should just work —simply, efficiently, and intuitively. However, w ith the quick switch to online learning because of COVID-19 concerns, many teachers were unprepared to use them to their full potential amidst th ese changes.

Firewall Security: Is a Secure, Firewall-less Network Possible? Perhaps, But Why Would You?

Firemon

Just three years ago, technology headlines were rife with articles stating that the firewall was obsolete. And maybe that prophecy would have come true if we were stuck with the same old firewalls that could only perform simple packet filtering.

Auto-Reply Text Templates for Responding to Your Customers

Zipwhip

Keep the lines of customer communication open with auto-reply text templates. Combining a template with an automatic reply (sometimes referred to as an autoresponder) speeds up the communication process and can increase issue resolution.

Building Streaming Data Architectures with Qlik Replicate and Apache Kafka

Confluent

A fundamental challenge with today’s “data explosion” is finding the best answer to the question, “So where do I put my data?” while avoiding the longer-term problem of data warehouses, […]. Architecture Confluent Partner Program Database Kafka Summit Everywhere Schema Registry Talks Pipeline

How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

13 DevOps Metrics for Increased Productivity

Dzone - DevOps

DevOps improves software delivery speed and quality through a list of practices that pursue an agile mindset. The terms that first come to mind when you mention DevOps are continuous integration, continuous delivery and deployment , collaboration, automation, and monitoring. DevOps means different things to different teams. Some teams are all about automation, while others do things manually and still consider that they are doing DevOps. Some consider it a culture and a mindset-shaper.

Using the Radical Candor Framework for Effective Engineering Management

Toptal

One tool that managers can consider adding to their management skill set is a practice called Radical Candor.

Are Your DevOps Metrics Aligned With the Business Objectives?

Dzone - DevOps

An enterprise-wide Agile-DevOps transformation typically starts with a Vision followed by many items such as articulation of expected business outcome, a Transformation Roadmap, a set of Key Performance Indicators, an implementation plan, and so on. From the enterprise level these items get detailed out to the other levels from a Business Unit, Division, through the portfolio, program, and finally to the Agile-DevOps teams.

A Day in the Life of a Content Analytics Engineer

The Netflix TechBlog

Part of our series on who works in Analytics at Netflix?—?and and what the role entails by Rocio Ruelas Back when we were all working in offices, my favorite days were Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Those were the days with the best hot breakfast, and I’ve always been a sucker for free food.

Building Like Amazon

Speaker: Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon's journey to its current modern architecture and processes provides insights for all software development leaders. To get there, Amazon focused on decomposing for agility, making critical cultural and operational changes, and creating tools for software delivery. The result was enabling developers to rapidly release and iterate software while maintaining industry-leading standards on security, reliability, and performance. Whether you're developing for a small startup or a large corporation, learning the tools for CI/CD will make your good DevOps team great. We are excited to be joined by Leo Zhadanovsky, a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.