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.

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.

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.

Rapid Experimentation at Every Stage of Product Development

Speaker: Tanya Koshy, VP of Product, UserTesting

Experimentation isn't something you do once you have designs or once you’ve built the product; it's important to validate early and often to better understand your customer, their needs, and the market opportunity. Join Tanya Koshy, VP of Product at UserTesting, as she explores how, by using customer feedback at every stage of the product development process, you can better and more quickly iterate on your product ideas. Ultimately, this rapid experimentation during development will enable you to deliver customer value faster.

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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Turnover: “It’s not me, it’s you”

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

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

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.

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.

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.

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The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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% […].

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.

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.

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 […].

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.

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 […].

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.

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.

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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Agile Movers & Shakers (1): Viktor Cessan

The Agile Movers & Shakers Interview with Viktor Cessan. Welcome to the Agile Movers & Shakers interview series. Today’s guest is Viktor Cessan. Viktor has dedicated his career to helping companies consciously design organizations that keep motivation, engagement, and performance levels high.

Cover design vote: How Design Makes The World (first round)

Scott Berkun

My next book, which teaches just about everyone how to understand good design , is on the home stretch (release May 2020). Which means it’s time to get your feedback on cover design directions (I’m working with PageTwo Books ).

The Good and the Bad of Firebase Backend Services


Building an app is like sending a letter: we put a lot of effort into designing the envelope, but it’s always the writing inside that really matters. But in contrast, writing backend code, managing hardware, and dealing with hosting is not that fun as writing letters.

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

6 Ways Your Pharmacy Can Use Texting During Flu Season


Last year was the longest flu season in the United State in a decade, starting in October 2018 and continuing through May 2019. This year, the CDC is reporting slow but increasing flu activity.

To More Efficiently Process IoT Data, Move Your Wheelbarrow Closer to Where You Dig

TIBCO - Connected Intelligence

Some of the easiest, most powerful lessons we learn when we are young seem obvious—usually after we learn them. My dad taught me one the first year he let me help him plant his garden when I was a kid.

Highlights from the O'Reilly Velocity Conference in Berlin 2019

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Experts explore new trends, tools, and techniques in systems engineering and cloud native systems. Continue reading Highlights from the O'Reilly Velocity Conference in Berlin 2019