Mon.Nov 18, 2019

Bliki: ExploratoryTesting

Martin Fowler

Exploratory testing is a style of testing that emphasizes a rapid cycle of learning, test design, and test execution.

Avoid These Infuriating Phrases in End-of-Year Feedback

Let's Grow Leaders

For most managers, the only thing they dread more than going to their own end-of-year performance appraisal is holding end-of-year feedback discussions with their team. Because the performance appraisal system is unnatural by design. Imagine if we burdened our home relationships […].

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Stances of the Product Owner

Scrum.org

Creating the Stances of the Product Owner. With the launch of a brand-new Product Owner-Advanced class (including certification) coming up, we want to introduce you to some new and unpublished content: The Stances of the Product Owner.

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There’s a straight line between strong decision-making and good software architecture

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Thoughtful and effective decision-making was a key trend at the O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference in Berlin 2019. The ability to make good decisions might be the most important aspect of a software architecture practitioner’s job.

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.

SaltStack: Plugin-Oriented Programming Could Help Open Source Woes

The New Stack

SaltStack sponsored The New Stack’s news coverage of SaltConf19. Open source projects today, even purportedly successful ones, often stagnate as they become more maintenance-centric. They don’t continue to help solve new and complex problems as they did originally, some would argue.

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Cloudflow: A Framework for Streaming Data Pipelines on Kubernetes

The New Stack

Lightbend , the company that created the Scala programming language and Akka middleware, has launched Cloudflow , an open source framework to make it easier to develop and deploy streaming data pipelines on Kubernetes.

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Why you should shift your cloud security strategy up stack

TechBeacon

Traditional security concerns about the cloud—denial of service, shared technology vulnerabilities, and cloud service provider data loss and system vulnerabilities—appear to be waning in importance among security practitioners.

Fargate Grows Faster Than Kubernetes Among AWS Customers

The New Stack

Unless your organization uses containers extensively and at-scale, Kubernetes is not a fait accompli for container orchestration.

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Pre-mortems, steering clear of the rocks.

Xebia

Are you worried your new project won’t be successful? Or afraid getting stuck applying these new techniques you just learned in a training? Or are you perhaps part of a very pro-active organization, but is a lack of focus crushing all new initiatives in the long run?

BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.

Portshift Attempts ‘More Granular’ Security for What Istio Service Meshes Lack

The New Stack

Organizations often face a number of unforeseen challenges when making the shift to Kubernetes deployments. Even once teams use service meshes to help manage Kubernetes-platform infrastructures and policies, DevOps teams still often realize many issues remain — and often when it is too late.

OODA Loop Launches A New Series Of Market Based Assessments Aimed At Your Success

CTOvision

Technology driven business transformation is never equal. Some businesses will not grasp the nature of change quick enough. Others will see new opportunities for innovation and will execute in ways that lead to market domination.

Haxe Review: Haxe 4 Features and Strengths

Toptal

The quietly growing number of serious Haxe projects have something new to contend with: the first major compiler release in over three years. What does Haxe 4 bring to the table

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How a Research Project Makes Food Better

Beyond B2B

Tick, tick, tick, tick… The packaging machine in the chocolate factory rattles as it handles 550 bars per minute. Integration & APIs IoT

2019 State of Engineering Performance Management Report

More than 100 software leaders were asked how they manage and measure engineering performance. How do the findings stack up to your own experience? The report includes the top engineering challenges and the most used performance metrics.

What's the Right Scrum Training for Me? PSF or PSM?

Scrum.org

Scrum.org?offers offers different courses to provide you the best learning experience based on your focus of Scrum. The variety of courses makes choosing the best course difficult sometimes. This blog post aims at helping you choose the best course for you. We will look at the differences between the Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF) and the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course, as these are the two courses we get the most questions about.

Drawn Out Conversations, featuring Okta President of Technology, Hector Aguilar

CircleCI

Security and two-factor authentication are becoming more and more ingrained in our day-to-day lives, especially at work.

A Simple Way to Guide a Complex Topic: Culture

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Creating company culture is the basis of every good organization. Today’s post is by Jesse Newton, author of Simply Work (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Culture is a bit of nebulous topic. There are many different definitions and approaches for identifying and evolving culture.

CodeSOD: Never Refuse a Fifth

The Daily WTF

Sometimes, you want your dates to look like this: 3/3/2019. Other times, you want them to look like this: 03/03/2019. There are plenty of wrong ways to do this. There are far fewer right ways to do it, and they mostly boil down to “use your language’s date library.”. And then there’s this, which “ QuakePhil ” found.

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.

Three Security Lessons for the Intelligent Enterprise

CTOvision

Read Susan Galer list three security lessons for businesses on CSO online : The good news about the next era of digital transformation is how companies are becoming intelligent enterprises.

Investing in a Mobile Device Testing Lab

DevOps.com

It will likely come as no surprise that app downloads are on the rise, with no signs of slowing down. Today’s consumers use apps for everything from ordering food, to shopping for clothes, to managing money and more.

4 Ways to Impress Your Boss with Process Automation

Docuphase

Who doesn’t want to impress the boss? Any opportunity to stand out as a unique snowflake, apart from the crowd, is one you should always seize – provided you aren’t negatively affecting others. The how of this, though, isn’t always so apparent.

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10 Emerging Cloud Computing Trends To Watch In 2020

CTOvision

Developments in the cloud industry move at a pace that can be maddening to follow and impossible to predict. But some big-picture trends that will characterize the market for the next year are coming into focus, even if the technologies that ultimately enable them and vendors that drive them seem constantly in flux and vulnerable […].

The Essential Guide to Building Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports, and analytics in an existing application presents some unique opportunities—and poses unique challenges—to software teams. Download this eBook to hear 16 product experts share insights on business intelligence, UI/UX, security, and everything that goes into building a successful application with analytics at its core.

Cybersecurity’s Secret Weapon to Diversity and the Job Shortage

Security Innovation

This week, the PCI Asia-Pacific community gathers in Melbourne, Australia for the 3rd and final installment of the 2019 PCI Community Meetings.

Jenkins vs. Bamboo – Battle Of The Best CI/CD Tools

Dzone - DevOps

Learn which of these continuous integration tools is right for you. Jenkins and Bamboo are leading automation servers with plugins built for continuous integration. So before using them in your DevOps lifecycle, you must understand what exactly they are and how do they work.

Agile Metrics Survey 2020 — Join Your Peers!

Scrum.org

TL; DR: The Agile Metrics Survey 2020. Let’s stop guessing and start crowdsourcing data and information on this critical topic: Who is using what metrics under which context to what success? Participate in the agile metrics survey now. Do you want to get this article in your inbox?

Which Business Sectors Are Attracting Investment?

Strategy Driven

When business owners are successful, it’s only natural to start considering how they can make the most of their profits and savings.

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

Catch Up With These TIBCO Tech Talks Podcast Episodes

TIBCO - Connected Intelligence

Since our launch of the TIBCO Tech Talks podcast , we’ve been busy putting out new episodes every two weeks so you can listen to a variety of customer success stories, industry trends, and cutting edge technology topics.

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Microsoft describes its own DevOps journey

CTOvision

In this cloud-drenched era, software vendors have evolved from code-and-ship operations into 24×7 data center operators. So they, perhaps more than any other type of organization, need DevOps methodologies to keep development and operations efforts on track, pumping out releases with blinding frequency, while keeping teams in constant sync. For that reason, Microsoft, perhaps the […].

A Small Business Guide to Coping with the Festive Rush

Strategy Driven

For most businesses, the festive period is tough, especially those that are focused on retail. You might be busier than ever before, which is excellent in many ways. You might be making more money, finding new customers, and growing your business much more successfully than you ever have before.