Wed.Nov 06, 2019

Becoming a Data Company: A Tale of Two Trends

DevOps.com

Data is back, baby! Well, that seems like an odd statement. It never quite left. Nevertheless, Google’s recent acquisition of Looker and Salesforce’s acquisition of Tableau seems to highlight this mindset in magnified ways.

Business Efficiency? Watch the Ball, not the Player

Scrum.org

In football, the team that wins is the one that gets the ball in the other team’s goal most times. Not the one that runs the most. What matters most is what is happening to the ball. So, we need to watch the ball, not the player. Business is no different.

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Three Ways to Raise Your Decision-Making Confidence

Next Level Blog

When you’re the leader, you have to keep things moving. To avoid being the bottleneck that slows your team’s work to a crawl, you need to make decisions on a timely basis. In a fast-paced environment, it can be hard to gather all the information you’d like to have when making important decisions. That can definitely affect your confidence in making the tough calls. The fact is that no one ever has one hundred percent of the information they’d like to have when making important decisions.

Who is a QA Tester in the Future?

Dzone - DevOps

How does testing change in the future? To automate or not to automate: that is a never-ending debate. Let's face it: a fast-growing amount of data in software testing and programming leaves no choice but to replace manual practices with more efficient automated solutions.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Delta Lake: A Layer to Ensure Data Quality

The New Stack

One of the Linux Foundation’s newest projects, called Delta Lake , aims to ensure the reliability of data across data lakes at a massive scale. These Big Data systems most commonly are used for machine learning and data science, but also for business intelligence, visualization and reporting.

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Implementing Message Queue in Kubernetes

DevOps.com

The adoption of Kubernetes as enterprises’ tool of choice is increasing very rapidly. Consequently, the architectural consideration and operational requirements to support production environments have gained increasing attention.

The Most Misunderstood Aspect Of Great Leadership

N2Growth Blog

I was recently asked what I consider to be the most misunderstood aspect of great leadership; in other words, what makes great leaders great? What immediately came to mind is not only misunderstood, but it also happens to be the most often overlooked element of leadership, and the one which also affords leaders the greatest opportunity for personal, professional, and enterprise growth.

Using Open Source for Better DevOps Outcomes

DevOps.com

Many insurers have jumped on the DevOps bandwagon in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their systems and systems implementations.

Global Firms Under-Insured Despite Breach Concerns

CTOvision

Half of global organizations still don’t have cyber insurance, despite the majority believing cyber-attacks will increase next year, according to FireEye. The security vendor polled 800 CISOs and senior executives across the globe to compile its new Cyber Trendscape Report. More than half (56%) said they believe the risk of attacks will grow next year and 51% […].

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

DevOps at a Distance

DevOps.com

How do you successfully follow DevOps practices when the two parts of your team are 5,000 miles (8,000km) and two time zones apart? Airwallex is a global fintech founded in Melbourne, Australia just four years ago.

8 Tips for More Secure Mobile Computing

CTOvision

Security professionals often talk about the importance of enlisting users as allies in the battle for better security. When it comes to mobile security, that alliance must be a working reality rather than a managerial dream — namely because these handheld machines are typically employee-owned, thus placing their use and precise configuration out of the […].

How to Pipe Your Data with Kafka Connect

Gorilla Logic

As software engineers we tend to like green field development— the process of starting from scratch without reusing existing code—because it allows us to start fresh with new sets of technologies and proper architectures that are more closely tied to the requirements of the business.

With a Laser, Researchers Say They Can Hack Alexa, Google Home or Siri

CTOvision

Since voice-controlled digital assistants were introduced a few years ago, security experts have fretted that systems like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa were a privacy threat and could be easily hacked. But the risk presented by a cleverly pointed light was probably not on anyone’s radar. Researchers in Japan and at the University of Michigan said Monday […].

5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Homegrown Analytics

If you built your analytics in house, chances are your basic features are no longer enough for your end users. Is it time to move on to a more robust analytics solution with more advanced capabilities? Follow this free guide for tips on making the build to buy transition.

Open Source Tools: The Good, the Bad and the Truth in Between

The New Stack

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon sponsored this post, in anticipation of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA , Nov. 18-21 in San Diego. Kara de la Marck. Kara is CloudBees Open Source Community Manager. Previously, Kara worked as a web developer for a Fortune 500 company, as a freelancer, and for charities.

Introducing Confluent Cloud on Microsoft Azure

Confluent

Today, we are proud to make Confluent Cloud available to companies leveraging the Microsoft Azure ecosystem of services, in addition to the previous rollouts on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and […]. Confluent Customer Microsoft Azure Confluent Cloud

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DevSecOps Executive Insights

Dzone - DevOps

Here's how the industry feels about DevSecOps. To understand the current and future state of DevSecOps, I gathered insights from 29 IT professionals in 27 companies. Here’s who shared their thoughts: Anne Baker , V.P. of Product Management & Marketing, Adaptiva.

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Turnover: “It’s not me, it’s you”

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

Episode 28. ?Turnover Turnover is a huge problem in our industry.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

How Veritas Relies on Time-Series Data to Fix Glitches Before They Happen

The New Stack

InfluxData is a sponsor of The New Stack. Managing the cost of data storage is among the challenges that represents Veritas Technologies’ key mission as a leader in data backup center and recovery.

Dealing with risk when using agile to develop software

WorkingMouse

Risk, it is everywhere and no matter how hard you try, it is impossible to escape. To deal with the inevitable risk that comes with the software development process, we must find ways to identify, mitigate and accurately allocate time to risk

Tutorial: Find Strings in Text Files Using Grep with Regular Expressions

The New Stack

Matt Zand. Matt Zand is the founder of High School Technology Services, DC Web Makers and Coding Bootcamps. He has written extensively on advanced topics on web design, mobile app development and blockchain.

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5 Ways Empowered Uses OverOps to Deploy with Confidence to 430K Businesses

OverOps

Empowered, a subsidiary of Aflac Incorporated, leads the industry in the development and implementation of SaaS solutions for employee benefits enrollment, management and communications.

3 Challenges of Building Complex Dashboards with Open Source Components

Speaker: Ryan MacCarrigan, Founding Principal, LeanStudio

Many product teams use charting components and open source code libraries to get dashboards and reporting functionality quickly. But what happens when you have a growing user base and additional feature requests? Watch this webinar with Ryan MacCarrigan, Founding Principal of Lean Studio, to learn about key considerations for launching your next analytics project.

The Two Most Important Challenges with an API Gateway when Adopting Kubernetes

Daniel Bryant

KUBERNETES AND THE EDGE Scaling edge management and supporting a diversity of requirements Building applications using the microservices pattern and deploying these services onto Kubernetes has become the de facto approach for running cloud-native applications today.

DevOps Chat: Continuous Delivery at Airbnb

DevOps.com

Spinnaker Summit 2019 Preview: Airbnb is rapidly moving from a monolith Ruby on Rails application to a distributed SOA/Kubernetes architecture in Kubernetes. The new architecture uses self-service codified pipelines and easy webhook integrations, scale adoption and collaboration across the company.

Five Ways to Train Security Champions in Cross-Functional DevOps Teams

Security Innovation

As organizations seek to better embed security into DevOps and Agile software development, they’re going to need to find better ways of scaling security knowledge across cross-functional teams. Cybersecurity Training DevOps DevSecOps

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Understanding Software Containers and their Orchestration

Daffodil Software

The modern approach to software development needs more focus on application than infrastructure. This has lead to the introduction of new technologies and platforms that can help in the auto-management of infrastructure.

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.