Fri.Feb 08, 2019

CXOs Overestimating DevOps and Continuous Testing Maturity

More work is needed to achieve continuous testing, Forrester report shows Forrester recently completed an interesting new research project exploring what separates DevOps leaders from DevOps laggards.

How to Hire for Values and Retain 87% of Your Employees

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Picture this. You have shortlisted 2 stellar candidates running for a position in your company. On paper, both have a great deal of relevant experience, solid education, and some praiseful references to back things up. One of them will soon become an A+ player introducing all sorts of initiatives making a tangible impact on the company’s bottom line. The other will join the company’s ranks, do an OK job and leave soon after they hit the 12-month mark. And that will manifest in attrition.

Engage Everyone in Making Sense of Profound Challenges

In this turbulent Age of “fake news” and increasing divisions between groups and communities, the format of the Conversation Café offers a refreshing alternative.


Making the Turn: 10 Warning Signs You aren’t Shifting from Founder to Leader

N2Growth Blog

By Thomas Brattle Gannett and Dr. Greg Giuliano. You came up with an awesome idea. Your singular focus has been to make it real. You started a company. You got funding. Maybe you’re looking for Series B or C funding now. Maybe you’re prepping for the IPO. Congratulations!

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The place to begin innovating your products and services is by first bringing innovation to your internal process. We'll explore the innovation process including the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies and see how to lead with a clear strategy, well-defined tactics, and an unbiased 360 understanding of perhaps the most fundamental question of all; "why are you innovating?"

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 8th, 2019

High Scalability

Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Change is always changing. What will the next 5 years look like? Do you like this sort of Stuff? I'd greatly appreciate your support on Patreon. Know anyone who needs cloud? I wrote Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 just for them. It has 35 mostly 5 star reviews.

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Error'd: Quite Powerful Errors Indeed

The Daily WTF

"I was considering this recorder for my son, but I think 120W might be a bit over the top," writes Peter B. . "Yep, "Yep, looks like the test works to me," writes Stefan S. . Lincoln K. wrote, "Hertz may have Ultimate Choice(tm) but apparently not Ultimate QA."

Reasons why every IoT development company is using.NET?


We have been speculating that more and more Internet of Things companies are coming on the scene and the best thing is that they are using.NET as the foundational framework of the most of the IoT mobile apps being created these days.

IoT 72

How Portworx Solves the Problem of Running Stateful Workloads in Containers

The New Stack

When containers were introduced, they were not ready to run stateful workloads such as databases and content management systems. Docker eventually added abilities like volumes that attempted to solve the problem by exposing the filesystem of the host to the container.

The most useful Postgres extension: pg_stat_statements

The Citus Data

Extensions are capable of extending, changing, and advancing the behavior of Postgres. By hooking into low level Postgres API hooks. The open source Citus database that scales out Postgres horizontally is itself implemented as a PostgreSQL extension , which allows Citus to stay current with Postgres releases without lagging behind like other Postgres forks.

Embedding Operational Reports: Everything Product Managers Should Know

Speaker: Dean Yao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Businesses are run with analytics - but companies continue to struggle with interpreting, analyzing, and distributing data. Operational reports help get information to the people who need it most, in formats they understand, and in a timeframe that matters. Join the webinar to learn how embedding operational reports can give your users a precisely formatted, ready-to-analyze view of their operational activities. World-class software teams are embedding operational reports to empower end users with interactive data visualizations, detailed information, and highly precise formats that can be shared via email, PDF, print, or online.

6 Qualities of a Good Boss

Strategy Driven

It is easy to distinguish what makes a bad boss, but describing what makes a good one can be difficult, with many bosses being mediocre. Why is it important that you be a good boss, though?

DevOps Maturity and the O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference

The New Stack

This week on The New Stack Context podcast, we speak with Rob Zuber , chief technology officer of CircleCI about what it means for an organization to reach DevOps maturity.

Four Ways to Overhaul Your Company Website

Strategy Driven

If your company’s been around for a while, it’s likely that your website has been, too. If that’s the case, you may well find that design trends, features and styles have moved on from the point at which you dusted off your finished site.

Suite on HANA Migration Guide


Suite on HANA isn’t just a step on the way to S/4HANA — it’s also an important journey in itself, and one that can provide excellent ROI with the proper planning and follow-through. Our Suite on HANA migration guide can help illuminate your path. Define the Case for Suite on HANA Migration.

Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

As a product manager, it's your job to realize your product’s vision by executing your chosen strategy. It’s also your job to deliver value to the business. Ultimately, these two outcomes are aligned so the temptation is to focus primarily on business metrics. Doing this can cause you to lose focus on the real value you are trying to achieve, in favor of moving the vanity metrics such as launches and time spent. Join Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor at Product School, as she explains how to use immeasurable success criteria along with your more standard KPIs to deliver products that don't just get used a lot, but deliver real value.

Make Your Life Easier: Expand the Use of Item Templates on Oracle SCM to Improve Efficiency

Apps Associates

What if I told you there was a way to make the most out of using those Oracle templates for all those attributes you manage in Oracle SCM. Let me show you how you can get the most out of them that will reduce manual error and improve efficiency.


Don’t Assume the Worst

Next Level Blog

When I asked communications expert, Dr. Nick Morgan , for his one best piece of advice for anyone who wants to be a more effective virtual communicator, his answer was quick, simple and powerful, “Don’t assume the worst.” Here’s the back story on why Nick offered that advice and how you can apply it for positive outcomes.

Programming in 2039: How Persistent Memory Will Change Databases

The New Stack

Kyle J. Davis, Technical Marketing Manager, Redis Labs. Kyle J. Davis is the technical marketing manager at Redis Labs. Kyle is an enthusiastic full-stack developer and works frequently with Node.js and Redis, documented in his long-running blog series on the pair.

Girl Scouts join global push to 'plant a seed' for women in tech


A new cybersecurity program teaches girls online safety, while giving them tech confidence. Security

Get Growth With Partner Integrations

Speaker: Mandy Howard, Product Manager, ServiceTitan

Once your SaaS product hits a certain level of revenue, you'll need to change things up to move past the plateau. One of the ways to do this is to move past your core product and introduce new business streams. If you're strategic about your integrations, you can strengthen your ties to your target market. Join Mandy Howard, Product Manager at ServiceTitan, as she takes you through the three key questions that you need to answer to grow your product with the right partner integrations. Whether you're a start-up, or working on a new product in an enterprise environment, you'll learn how to push through to a new level of growth.

Friday Fun: 2019 Samanage Celebrity Doppelgängers


It’s National Doppelganger week! In the past three years since our last doppelgänger post , the Samanage team has grown substantially. Here’s another round of “Hey! Aren’t you from…. ?” with some new, yet still familiar faces. Samanage: Andrew Reinhardt, Manager, Web Development.

Q&A: How LinkedIn Uses Data Science To Reveal the Way Forward

The New Stack

“If we have data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s use mine,” former Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale reputedly once said.

Challenge Accepted: An Adventure in Linux Part 2

Linux Academy

Day One- I already cheated. I am 24 hours into the first day of the challenge, and I may have already cheated. Jason’s challenge says to: “ Explore the curated AppCenter and the bundled software to get all of your working and playing done.

Linux 52

5 Steps to Prep for Successful K-12 Teacher Evaluations


There are many ways to approach the K-12 teacher evaluation process. This continuous, year-long evaluation cycle often includes goal setting, mid-year reviews, end-of-year reviews, and informal conversations in between. But ultimately, these evaluations must be valuable to teachers, beneficial to students, and efficient for busy evaluators like you. This isn’t easy to pull off. .

Build Delightful Products with Customer Validation

Speaker: John Little, Head of Product Marketing, Centercode

When it comes to delivering a solid product/market fit, customer validation is key. After all, you want to provide customers with a product that not only fills the need, but is delightful -- right? To get there, you need to commit to a vital blend of market research, strategy, and user testing. Join John Little, Head of Product Marketing at Centercode, as he explains a two-part approach to customer validation. First, how do you strategically identify your top product areas that need attention prior to release. And second, how do you turn user data into strategic priorities that help the right teams make the right decisions.

AI Algorithm Automatically ‘Tunes’ Prosthetics Within Minutes

The New Stack

Prosthetics have been around for thousands of years, with some of the earliest recorded examples of iron legs and wooden feet being found in ancient India and Greece.

Four short links: 8 February 2019

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Data Explorer, PDP-1 in FPGA, Google's Fuzzer, and Preventing Neophilia. Blazer -- Explore your data with SQL. Easily create charts and dashboards, and share them with your team. FPG-1 -- PDP-1 FPGA implementation in Verilog, with CRT, Teletype, and Console. The PDP-1 was groundbreaking: serial number 0 was delivered to the BBN offices where Licklider would see it as a way forward to his timesharing vision.

NPM Package Delivery

I'm Programmer

The post NPM Package Delivery appeared first on I'm Programmer. Programming Jokes deliver - npm NPM Delivery NPM package delivery

3 ways to put predictive analytics to work in IT Ops


Predictive analytics can benefit your IT team in many ways, but one that's particularly attractive is the ability to monitor the health or status of an application so that you can predict and respond to application outages. Enterprise IT, IT Ops, Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning

How To Launch A Feature To Maximize Growth

Speaker: Brian Balfour, CEO, Reforge

Have you ever been part of a launch that, despite everyone's hard work, was more like a balloon deflating than a rocket taking off? It turns out that some of the most popular product and feature launch tactics can be counterproductive to achieving sustainable growth. Brian Balfour, Founder and CEO of Reforge, has taken a close look at these practices to figure out just why they can slow - or even hurt - growth. Now, he has a repeatable model for you to use in your next launches to get the growth you're looking for.

Ethical Viewpoints & Environmental Investments: Helping Your Business Profit Emotionally (Without Wasting Profit)

Strategy Driven

For every business leader out there, it can feel like stepping into the unknown from time to time, whether we believe we are making wise investments or not. Sometimes we forge a path all of our own, but sometimes we go with the grain. As far as the modern industries are concerned, money is tight, yet we are still expected to comply with numerous rules and regulations.

Successful Hardware Strategies for a Software-Dominated World

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

Over the last couple of years, we have witnessed a massive transformation in the telecom industry with a shift away from proprietary, expensive IT equipment in favour of standard, cost-efficient computing blocks.

Tests are Reactive: They Pass or They Fail

Net Objectives

A test reacts to everything currently in scope that it does not control. Ideally, that should be only one thing. Everything else in scope must be controlled by the test, or it may react to the wrong thing and give misleading results. For example, if a production entity uses a service call as part of … Continue reading "Tests are Reactive: They Pass or They Fail". Audio Available TDD