Wed.Nov 06, 2019

Becoming a Data Company: A Tale of Two Trends

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. With eyes set on new leaps in data science and artificial intelligence, it’s easy to understand how our views on data […]. The post Becoming a Data Company: A Tale of Two Trends appeared first on

Business Efficiency? Watch the Ball, not the Player

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. In Knowledge Work what matters most is what is happening to the work , not what the workers are doing. Our focus needs to be on improving the flow of work and one excellent business metric is the Flow Efficiency of your process. .

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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. Although it's still not always clear which situations are best suited for automation, the tools are becoming refined and more accurate with each year, while the role of QA automation tester is dropping.

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!

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. With multiple people working with data in a data lake at the same time, it’s easy for problems like incomplete transactions or multiple simultaneous updates to bring the quality of the data into question.

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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.

Global Firms Under-Insured Despite Breach Concerns


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% […].

Implementing Message Queue in Kubernetes

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. A major challenge to consider when planning a scalable microservices architecture (MSA) that is orchestrated by Kubernetes is how to manage the heavy traffic of messages in […]. The post Implementing Message Queue in Kubernetes appeared first on

8 Tips for More Secure Mobile Computing


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 […].

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.

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. But in more realistic scenarios, you don’t start developing software from scratch very often. There is a lot of infrastructure already built that you need to consider in your new designs.

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


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 […].

Using Open Source for Better DevOps Outcomes

Many insurers have jumped on the DevOps bandwagon in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their systems and systems implementations. Very few insurers, however, spend much time thinking about the open source software community as a way to improve their DevOps approach–and the skills of their developers–and in that regard they’re missing a […]. The post Using Open Source for Better DevOps Outcomes appeared first on

Introducing Confluent Cloud on Microsoft Azure


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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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.

DevOps at a Distance

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. It is Australia’s fastest-growth tech unicorn with a valuation of over $1 billion thanks in part to investments from […]. The post DevOps at a Distance appeared first on

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.

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. Steven Aiello , Solutions Principal, AHEAD. Gadi Naor , Co-founder & CTO, Alcide. Mike Stahnke , VP of Platform, CircleCI. Brian Nash , Director of Product Marketing, and Brian Dawson , DevOps Evangelist, CloudBees.

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Dealing with risk when using agile to develop software


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

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.

Turnover: “It’s not me, it’s you”

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

Episode 28. ?Turnover Turnover is a huge problem in our industry. There are many reasons people choose to leave their jobs and in this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus dissects the top reasons software professional decide to seek other employment and ways to prevent future turnover from occurring. Show Notes. Technology and software have the highest turnover rate of all industries. Managers can affect turnover. Reasons why people leave. Lack of opportunity for advancement.

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. Veritas Technologies offers a complete family of data-protection and long-term retention appliances to help to ensure data availability and reduce costs and complexity while increasing operational efficiency. Among these are NetBackup appliances.

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


Empowered, a subsidiary of Aflac Incorporated, leads the industry in the development and implementation of SaaS solutions for employee benefits enrollment, management and communications. Their digital platform simplifies the process of selecting and enrolling employees in benefits offerings and dramatically increases sales for brokers while reducing errors and administrative costs.

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. He is a senior editor at Touchstone Words where he writes and reviews coding and technology articles. He is also a senior instructor and developer living in Washington DC. The grep Linux/Unix command line utility is one of most popular tools for searching and finding strings in a text file.

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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.

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. In a microservice architecture, a single application is decomposed into multiple microservices. Each microservice is owned by a small team that is empowered and responsible to make the right decisions for the specific microservice.

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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DevOps Chat: Continuous Delivery at Airbnb

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. Even though continuous integration isn’t new to Airbnb, every team now needs to be able […]. The post DevOps Chat: Continuous Delivery at Airbnb appeared first on

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. One of the popular approaches that has gained grounds in this concern is software containers. Containers

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.