Thu.Feb 07, 2019

DevOoops Moves: Failure to Address Organizational Blockers

DevOps’ aim is to create efficiencies in the software delivery process. But, it doesn’t always work out that way. Sometimes DevOps initiatives lead to mistakes—something we lovingly call a “DevOoops.” CloudBees recently polled some colleagues and came up with five examples of a DevOoops in action.

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Businesses Make Better Decisions?

OTS Solutions

Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) Help Businesses Make Better Decisions? The current developments in technology have made it possible for the once unattainable artificial intelligence (AI) to now make its presence known across various sectors.

Can Sev1 Issues Be Detected BEFORE They Hit Production?


Sev1 issues in production cost companies money. In order to prevent them from ever happening, we need to be able to expect the unexpected using Anomaly Detection and Quality Gates.

‘DevOps Engineer’ Title Lands in Top 5 of Dice Salary Survey

The position of DevOps Engineer is gaining some serious respect, and with that comes cash. In Dice’s recently released “2019 Tech Salary Report,” DevOps Engineer now ranks in the Top 5 of all tech salaries, with an average of $111,683.

The Complete Predictive Analytics Lifecycle for Application Teams

Speaker: Sriram Parthasarathy, Senior Director of Predictive Analytics, Logi Analytics

Applications with predictive analytics are able to deliver massive value to end users. But what steps should product managers take to add predictive analytics to their applications? In this webinar, we’ll walk through an end-to-end lifecycle of embedding predictive analytics inside an application. Find out how a real-world application decided what predictive questions to ask, sourced the right data, organized resources, built models, deployed predictive analytics in production, and monitored model performance over time.

Better Unit Testing with ApprovalTests, an open source library

Agile Alliance

Through both demos and explanation of theory, this session shows you how using ApprovalTests makes testing many types of objects more manageable. Technology testing unit test

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Growing Agile: A Coach’s Guide to Agile Testing

Agile Alliance

This books includes a collection of workshops to help teams grasp 5 key agile testing principles and adopt an agile testing mindset. It's not just for testers. Technology Testing

How Serverless Platforms Could Power an Event-Driven AI Pipeline

The New Stack

This article is a post in a series on bringing continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) practices to machine learning. Check back to The New Stack for future installments.

Dell EMC’s 2019 Server Trends & Observations

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

As the leader of Dell EMC’s Server & Infrastructure Systems CTO team, I’m constantly drawn to the future.

Raygun APM Mixes Traditional Monitoring with User-Centric Observability

The New Stack

Raygun sponsored this post. How do you manage complex self-orchestrating clusters of microservices without overloading your DevOps team with information? With modern applications built on new architectures, for every old problem we solve, we find new ones.

Azure 97

5 Key Considerations for Top-Notch Product Dashboards

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

So you want to set your product apart with the latest analytics, but you’re not sure where to start. How do you know what your customers want? And how can you make sure that you’re solving their problems? And wait a second, is it even feasible for your team to take this on right now? Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, as he covers five key considerations for you to keep in mind when you’re updating your software or app to offer the latest in embedded dashboards. You’ll leave with a better understanding of where to begin on creating actionable, insightful dashboards.

Accelerate with Dell EMC Unity 4.5 Software

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

More features, higher quality for the Dell EMC Unity storage platform We’ve always aimed to lead the market in midrange storage, and for many years, that’s exactly what we’ve achieved. But we know customers are constantly looking for more. We also know it’s a competitive field.

Policies and Procedures

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Conquering the Terror of Cloud Native Monitoring

The New Stack

Raygun sponsored this podcast. One of the biggest concerns when deploying at scale is knowing whether your organization will be ready to effectively monitor what is and is not working. This includes also being able to detect problem areas before they begin to cause real pain.

Cloud 91

Paint the Picture, Not the Frame: How Browsers Provide Everything Users Need

A List Apart

Kip Williams, professor of psychology sciences at Purdue University, conducted a fascinating experiment called “cyberball.” In his experiment, a test subject and two other participants played a computer game of catch.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

When Holt-Winters Is Better Than Machine Learning

The New Stack

InfluxData sponsored this post. Machine Learning (ML) gets a lot of hype, but its classical predecessors are still immensely powerful, especially in the time-series space.

Dell EMC Storage Fuels Health IT Transformation at HIMSS19

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference is right around the corner. With over 1300 exhibitors and an estimated 42k-45k attendees flooding into Orlando, there is no doubt that this year’s show is going to be HUGE. The theme of HIMSS19 is “Champions of Health Unite.”

10 Amazing Chemical Reaction GIFs

I'm Programmer

The molecular materials of our daily lives are so predictable that we often forget how some truly strange stuff can happen with basic elements. Even within our own bodies, chemical reactions occur that seem like magic. Alpha particle trails from radioactive decay of Radon 220.

Bakers Half Dozen – Episode 4

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

If you’ve got questions about this episode, or a question you’d like Matt to answer in the next episode, comment below or tweet @mattwbaker using #BakersHalfDozen.

AWS 78

UX and Design Tips for Better Dashboards: Product Manager Laura Klein Explains How to Improve Your Analytics

Speaker: Laura Klein, Principal at Users Know and Author of UX for Lean Startups

No one makes poorly designed products on purpose. And yet we have so many of them in our lives. That's why Laura Klein, product manager and UX designer, has a set of tips to help application teams improve their embedded dashboards and reports.

How To Talk to Your Boss About Honeycomb


At Honeycomb, we’re pretty engineering-focused. We think our product is something every developer can benefit from, and we’re working to build something we would want to (and do!) use every day to make our own jobs easier.

Dell EMC Unity Midrange Storage Advances Data Reduction, Data Protection, and Management in Latest OS Update

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

I know what you may be thinking – that I’ve seen this Dell EMC Unity blog before. I assure you, it just looks that way as we provide you with latest updates to Dell EMC Midrange Storage.

How’s programmer poetry?

I'm Programmer

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Digital Transformation, IT, and the Rest of the Company

The New Stack

Don’t be fooled into believing digital transformation (DX) can justify your bucket list of technology innovations.

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.

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O'Reilly Media - Ideas

VR, Learning Robot, Bubble Sort, and Graph Neural Networks. Hamlet in Virtual Reality -- context for WGBH's Hamlet 360. It's 360º video, so you can pick what you look at but not where you look at it from. Interesting work, and a reminder that we're still trying to figure out what kinds of stories these media lend themselves to, and how best to tell stories with them.

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FaceTime FauxPas: Sorry-not-sorry about the bug bounty boo-boo


Apple says sorry for the privacy-busting FaceTime bug we talked about last week. Security, Information Security, Security Blogwatch, Computer Privacy


Electric Cloud Accelerates Enterprise Digital Transformation Efforts with Banner Year in 2018

DevOps?industry industry recognition, community initiatives, and product innovation underpins a record year for Electric Cloud as company?grows grows new?business?by business?by by 95 percent?in in 2018? JOSE, Calif.,?February February 7, 2019?—?Electric Electric Cloud ([link] the leader in Adaptive Release Orchestration and Continuous Delivery, today announced?a

CodeSOD: A Policy Exception

The Daily WTF

“So, we have a problem. A… a big one.”. Andrea C worked for an insurance company. In terms of software development, a “problem” meant she’d misfiled one of her TPS coversheets or something like that. A big problem meant she’d accidentally checked in code that contained a comment with some profanity in it. “It’s It’s actually, well, it’s actually huge ,” her boss continued. She’d never had a “huge” problem before.

Using Data and Messaging to Drive Product Activation

Speaker: Ruben Ugarte, Founder, Practico Analytics

Onboarding users is filled with possibilities and challenges. Not only are you showing the user how to use your product, but it's also a chance to connect with them and understand their needs. Of course, it’s crucial to have a good onboarding experience to drive your activation metrics. Quality onboarding is the first step towards turning a newly acquired user into a repeat user. If you're looking to optimize your onboarding to improve your activation metrics, this webinar is for you. Ruben Ugarte will be focusing on how to improve all aspects of onboarding experiences by understanding how your current onboarding process is stacking up, and giving you the tools to prioritize what to try changing. With improved onboarding, you'll see less drop-off and a happier user experience.

From Art to Science – How AI is Upending the Sales Productivity Landscape

Battery Ventures

Sales has traditionally been more “Mad Men” than “math men”—more art than science, with success based on soft skills, a killer Rolodex and, sometimes, a good golf game.


The Programmer's Paradox

Computers are intrinsically stupid. To get around this problem, programmers have to take all of the knowledge they have acquired, visualize it in a way that makes it codable, and then implement it in software. The easiest approach to this is to be as crude as possible. The coder does nothing other than sling around unknown data; all of the complexity is pushed either to the users or to the operating environment.

A Green Test Alone Proves Nothing

Net Objectives

Automated tests pass by default. A red test turning green proves everything. The red test proves the validity of the test (that it can fail). Tests that cannot fail indicates an error in the way they are written. The green test proves the code is accurate to the test. The code is written to pass … Continue reading "A Green Test Alone Proves Nothing". Audio Available TDD