Wed.Mar 22, 2023

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Communicating Goals to Your Organization

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Once you’ve built some great goals, you need to communicate them to the organization. Operating in silos leads to missed opportunities. Once you’ve built some great goals, you need to communicate them to the organization. People in your department need to understand how their own goals, as well as the goals of their colleagues, tie to the broader organization goals.

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Clerk is simplifying identity for front-end web developers

TechCrunch

Developers building front-end Jamstack web applications often struggle to build identity with traditional API tools. With the approach growing in popularity, the founders of Clerk decided to focus their startup on building a simplified identity tool purpose-built for React applications. The company announced a $15 million Series A led by Madrona today.

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How culture and strategic partnerships help fuel transformation

CIO

Multinational insurance and finance corporation AIA New Zealand’s dream is to help make the country one of the healthiest and best protected nations in the world. That’s no small undertaking, and as CTO for the company, it’s Marc Hale’s core responsibility to help achieve that goal by providing a secure and stable platform on which the business can operate and innovate.

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Cultivated meat is closer to our plate now that Good Meat also gets FDA blessing

TechCrunch

Good Meat , the cultivated meat unit of Eat Just, completed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s pre-market consultation for its production method, and the agency concluded this week that it had “ no questions.” “We have no questions at this time regarding Good Meat’s conclusion that foods comprised of or containing cultured chicken cell material resulting from the production process defined in CCC 000001 are as safe as comparable foods produced by other methods,” according to the FDA letter

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Peak Performance: Continuous Testing & Evaluation of LLM-Based Applications

Speaker: Aarushi Kansal, AI Leader & Author and Tony Karrer, Founder & CTO at Aggregage

Software leaders who are building applications based on Large Language Models (LLMs) often find it a challenge to achieve reliability. It’s no surprise given the non-deterministic nature of LLMs. To effectively create reliable LLM-based (often with RAG) applications, extensive testing and evaluation processes are crucial. This often ends up involving meticulous adjustments to prompts.

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ServiceNow continues workflow platform expansion with Utah release

CIO

With its Utah release, ServiceNow is expanding the reach of its Now Platform for workflow automation into new areas, and enhancing its performance in others. Since ServiceNow introduced role-based workspaces as part of its new user interface, Next Experience, in March 2022, coverage has grown with each passing release. Utah’s additions include dedicated workspaces for security incident response and operational resilience to help workers concentrate on what needs to be done in moments of crisis.

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What DevOps Leadership Should Look Like

DevOps.com

Implementing DevOps has become a major focus, but the practice’s attempt to provide organizational support and streamline production systems simultaneously leaves developers with no clear hierarchical structure. We know we need DevOps and we know it helps, but we also know that without proper leadership or structure, it can be misunderstood and undervalued.

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Daily Crunch: GitHub CEO says new code completion tool ‘brings the fun back to programming’

TechCrunch

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Welcome to Humpday Crunch! Today we’re sad that Aloria passed away on Sunday , as Lorenzo reported. She was a veteran of the cybersecurity community, especially the one in New York, her home for many years. The Twitter account of the New York City security conference Summercon announced her death on Monday, prompting a seemingly endless list of people to publicly m

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Postman Releases Tool for Building Apps Using APIs

DevOps.com

Postman today made generally available a visual tool infused with artificial intelligence (AI) that makes it simpler to build software by invoking application programming interfaces (APIs) found on its network. Shamasis Bhattacharya, chief software architect for Postman API, said Postman Flows makes it possible to use a low-code tool to build software using tens of […] The post Postman Releases Tool for Building Apps Using APIs appeared first on DevOps.com.

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Southeast Asian credit fintech Kredivo scores $270M Series D

TechCrunch

The funding landscape in Southeast Asia is still wintery, but one fintech managed to land a major round. Kredivo Holdings , which offers credit services to underbanked consumers in Indonesia and Vietnam, has raised $270 million in what it says was an oversubscribed Series D. The round was led by Japanese bank Mizuho Bank, a subsidiary of Mizuho Financial Group that contributed $125 million.

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Top 5 Challenges in Designing a Data Warehouse for Multi-Tenant Analytics

Multi-tenant architecture allows software vendors to realize tremendous efficiencies by maintaining a single application stack instead of separate database instances while meeting data privacy needs. When you use a data warehouse to power your multi-tenant analytics, the proper approach is vital. Multi-tenant analytics is NOT the primary use case with traditional data warehouses, causing data security challenges.

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How to Prepare for Performance Management Conversations

Next Level Blog

For a number of my executive coaching clients, it’s the time of year when they’re wrapping up annual performance review conversations. As is usually the case, some of those are easy and fun, and others are hard and stress-inducing. Whether they’re part of an annual cycle, or much more useful, a timely pull-up on recent performance, performance management conversations are a fact of corporate life.

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Ask Sophie: Which visas will allow us to expand our startup in the US?

TechCrunch

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: How can I return to the United States as a founder?

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XM Cloud Deployments: Static site deployment using Vercel CLI

Perficient

For the scenario of independent deployment of your NextJs static site, say in an automated deployment, one missing piece is a way to push the SSG site into Vercel. Here I provided a simple deployment script using the Vercel CLI of the static site in the XM Cloud project. Code: # Set up variables with your Vercel project and Sitecore XM Cloud environment details $VercelProjectName = "POC Project" $VercelToken = "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" # Set up the path to the Next.js project subfolder $nextjsSubfolderP

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Temasek’s Sheares Healthcare backs Asia-focused mental health startup Thoughtfull

TechCrunch

Southeast Asia’s mental health startups are getting more investor attention. Last week, Intellect announced a strategic investment from IHH Healthcare , Asia’s largest private healthcare group. Now Thoughtfull , another digital mental health platform focused on Asia, has raised $4 million in a pre-Series A round led by Sheares Healthcare Group. Sheares is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek.

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7 Pitfalls for Apache Cassandra in Production

Apache Cassandra is an open-source distributed database that boasts an architecture that delivers high scalability, near 100% availability, and powerful read-and-write performance required for many data-heavy use cases. However, many developers and administrators who are new to this NoSQL database often encounter several challenges that can impact its performance.

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How Medical Device Companies Can Ride Healthcare’s Retail Wave

Perficient

There’s been a lot of reporting on the healthcare moves that retail giants like CVS , Walmart , Best Buy, and Walgreens have made of late. For the average healthcare consumer, this is welcome news — the locations are nearby, it is easy to make an appointment (and can be faster too), and the pharmacy is right there. No need for a second stop to pick up a prescription, bandages, mobility aids, or even a gallon of milk.

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CodiumAI is using generative AI to help developers build code logic tests automatically

TechCrunch

Over his two decades of experience in the tech industry, CodiumAI co-founder and CEO Itamar Friedman has personally experienced the pain of building test suites to check his code logic. He found that while there are tools to check for code security and performance, there has been a dearth of code logic checkers. He launched CodiumAI to solve that problem by coming up with a solution that builds those tests automatically using generative AI, and today his 9-month-old company emerged from stealth

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Things We Should Acknowledge, Part One: Hiring Sucks

DevOps.com

I was talking to some friends about hiring the other day, and a common thread seems to run through all of their hiring activities: It is hard to find “good” DevOps people. This thought got me thinking that we assume a lot in DevOps, and that we should stop assuming and openly discuss those things. […] The post Things We Should Acknowledge, Part One: Hiring Sucks appeared first on DevOps.com.

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The Family Fund puts its investment spin on consumer brands with new $25M fund

TechCrunch

The Family Fund & Founder Community , which goes by F3C, announced $25 million in new capital commitments and its focus on becoming the largest community of founders that co-invest in the late-seed and Series A stages of consumer brands. General partners Kurt Seidensticker, founder of Vital Protein; Sean Kelly, founder of SnackNation and Caroo; and Josh Wand, founder of Forcebrands, have already amassed a community of over 50 founders and CEOs, including Amanda Baldwin at Supergoop, Tyler Ri

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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Article: How Visual Thinking Can Help Teams Get Clarity, Be More Creative, and Have More Inclusive Meetings

InfoQ Culture Methods

Visual thinking is a way of making sense of the world through images, putting thoughts into pictures. This article is here to help you understand about visual thinking, and how you could use it to support yourself, your teams to create a more inclusive, creative and collaborative culture at work.

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Oma Fertility to speak on building a better IVF experience on TechCrunch Live

TechCrunch

Oma Fertility is on a mission to improve in vitro fertilization. The company says it accomplishes this by offering clients better technology, respectful care, and ethical pricing. Founded by Gurjeet Singh in 2020, the company raised $71.5 million over three rounds of funding. Chrissy Meyer and Root Ventures invested in the last two rounds. I’m excited to have Gurjeet speaking at an upcoming TechCrunch Live event on March 29 at 12 pm PDT.

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Generating Java Code from Open API

InnovationM

Introduction:- Open API ( open application programming interface ) Open API Generator can generate code based on an Open API yaml specification. We can generate request models, response models, and controllers of API. Following are the steps to create java code from Open API:- Step 1:-Create a yaml file for your API By using this Swagger.io , below is the sample yaml file of create user, you can save this yaml file.

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Emblem is the latest European seed fund in new wave of VC funds

TechCrunch

If you plan to launch a new startup in France, Denmark or Sweden, there is a new seed fund looking for your pitch. Emblem said today that it has raised nearly $54 million (€50 million) for a new European seed fund. And this is only its first close: the firm expects to raise as much as $80 million (€75 million) by the end of the year. Emblem was founded by Bénédicte de Raphélis Soissan and Guillaume Durao.

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Entity Resolution Checklist: What to Consider When Evaluating Options

Are you trying to decide which entity resolution capabilities you need? It can be confusing to determine which features are most important for your project. And sometimes key features are overlooked. Get the Entity Resolution Evaluation Checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything to make your project a success! The list was created by Senzing’s team of leading entity resolution experts, based on their real-world experience.

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Navigating Progressive Feature Flag Debugging: Common Challenges and Effective Resolution

Dzone - DevOps

Introduction Most modern software runs multiple versions of the application to conduct experiments (e.g., A/B testing) or to deploy new versions safely (e.g., canary, blue-green deployments). To support this, feature flags are commonly used to toggle different functionality at runtime. Developers may add feature flags to introduce a new feature and progressively roll it out in production.

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Brex takes a swipe at Concur with an expansion into travel

TechCrunch

In yet another example of how competitive the spend management space has become, Brex announced today that it has expanded into travel. Besides seeking to snag market share from incumbents such as Concur, Brex is also taking on startups such as Navan (formerly called TripActions) — which actually started its business focused on travel expense management before broadening its offering — and also Ramp, which itself expanded into travel last year.

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Multimodal AI Explained: Major Applications across 5 Different Industries

Daffodil Software

From natural language processing to computer vision and beyond, there is a wide range of AI technologies that are being used to transform businesses across various industries. One of the latest development in this space is ChatGPT, which has recently made significant strides in advancing AI capabilities. With its recent updates i.e., GPT-4, enterprises are able to unlock new possibilities and stay ahead of the curve in an ever-changing business landscape.

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Hear from Contrary Capital and AtoB on TechCrunch Live today

TechCrunch

The rise in e-commerce has made trucking an increasingly vital industry. Despite 21st century technological advancements that have boosted the industry, it’s still run mainly by small businesses and independent truckers — meaning it’s fragmented and often operating on outdated financial platforms. Truckers are feeling the pain of high costs of fuel and antiquated payments systems, leading to lower driver retention.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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7 Ways of Containerizing Your Node.js Application

Dzone - DevOps

Node.js has been a favorite among serious programmers for the last five years running. The JavaScript Runtime Environment for Maximum Throughput is a free and open-source program that aims to improve the performance of JavaScript across several platforms. Because of its event-driven, non-blocking I/O approach, Node.js is small in size and quick in processing requests, making it an excellent choice for data-intensive, real-time, and distributed applications.

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When the tech IPO market reopens, keep an eye on HR unicorns

TechCrunch

The back half of 2023 is expected to unlock the technology IPO market. Whether the public-offering window opens later this year or early in 2024, TechCrunch+ expects to see a few familiar names in the mix from the HR tech space. And perhaps some less familiar names. Regular TechCrunch readers are likely familiar with HR-tech unicorns like Rippling , Gusto and Deel , late-stage startups with valuations around or above the $10 billion mark.

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Microservices Testing

Dzone - DevOps

Microservices architecture is an increasingly popular approach to building complex, distributed systems. In this architecture, a large application is divided into smaller, independent services that communicate with each other over the network. Microservices testing is a crucial step in ensuring that these services work seamlessly together. This article will discuss the importance of microservices testing, its challenges, and best practices.