December, 2020

Data Mesh Principles and Logical Architecture

Martin Fowler

Last year, my colleague Zhamak Dehghani introduced the notion of the Data Mesh , shifting from the notion of a centralized data lake to a distributed vision of data.

6 Small Unit Testing Tips

Henrik Warne

Choosing test values when writing unit tests is mostly guided by the need to cover all cases of the program logic. However, some values are better than others. Here are a few tips on how to pick values that make mistakes easy to spot and the tests easy to read.


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4 Ways to Improve Nessus Scans Through Firewalls


Establishing the right configurations and settings can improve Nessus scan results when scanning through firewalls.

Giving more tools to software engineers: the reorganization of the factory

Erik Bernhardsson

It's a popular attitude among developers to rant about our tools and how broken things are. Maybe I'm an optimistic person, because my viewpoint is the complete opposite!

Cassandra Data Modeling Guide to Best Practices

Are you a developer, database architect, or database administrator that's new to Cassandra but have been tasked with developing a Cassandra schema design? Learn the basic rules to keep in mind when designing your schema for Cassandra.

Top 10 Agile Alliance Blog Posts of 2020

Agile Alliance

The Agile Alliance blog is a popular destination for our community of practitioners. It contains the latest and greatest articles in the Agile space. A wide array of topics were popular in 2020.

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My favorite musical discoveries of 2020

Martin Fowler

Like most people, I'm looking forward to seeing 2020 in the rear-view mirror, but even this ugly year has brought some good things.


Agile Metrics for Scrum Masters (Part 1): Done Increment Every Sprint

How can you evaluate your success as a Scrum Master using metrics? Agile metrics is a complicated topic with no one-size-fits-all solution. There are many options to choose from. Where do you even start?

One Thing Is Clear: Putin’s OODA Loop Is Tighter Than Yours


A Matt Devost post on Putin’s OODA Loop has stood the test of time. I was reminded of that when I noticed many friends were emailing and tweeting each other […]. News oodaloop Putin

What’s the best Planning Poker in Zoom? or Teams?


The most ideal tool to do Planning Poker online in Zoom or Teams. The post What’s the best Planning Poker in Zoom? or Teams? appeared first on Xebia Blog. Agile Testing Estimates Planning Poker Refinement Sprint Planning Teams Tools Zoom

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Achieve Manufacturing Digital Transformation

Survival of the fittest is linked not to size or strength, but to the ability to change, adapt, and seize opportunities. Factories are increasingly being relied upon to handle more complex operations to serve a broader range of products. To perform this effectively, smart manufacturing is key.

Agile2021 Call for Reviewers

Agile Alliance

Wondering how Agile Alliance conference gets the most innovative, thought-provoking, and noteworthy sessions? Our reviewers find them among the hundreds of submissions we receive. Now is the time to join the review team — we are looking for you!

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51 Latest Seminar Topics for Computer Science Engineering (CSE)

The Crazy Programmer

Looking for seminar topics on Computer Science Engineering (CSE)? This blog will help you identify the most trending and latest seminar topics for CSE. Computer Science Engineering, among all other engineering courses, is the recent trend among students passing 12th board exams.

Up Your DevOps Game: It’s Time for NoOps

NoOps, is here and it’s more than just a buzzword or an ideal. The next generation of plaform-as-a-service (PaaS) platforms are evolving to minimize the developers’ operational burden and reduce dependency on DevOps for deployment.

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58 Product Owner Theses

TL;DR: The Scrum Product Owner in 58 Theses. The following 58 Product Owner theses describe the PO role from a holistic product creation perspective.


Report by Dresner Advisory Services: Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study

According to the 2020 Dresner Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study, embedded business intelligence is crucial for application success. This report explores the current state of BI and why application teams are increasingly choosing an embedded solution.

Top 10 Worldwide IT Industry 2021 Predictions


Explore IDC's top 10 predictions for the IT industry in 2021 and beyond, straight from the latest IDC FutureScape. Tech Perspectives digital transformation featured IDC FutureScape 2021 IT IT Industry

How to do Planning Poker online with video conferencing?


The most ideal tool to do Planning Poker online in Zoom or Teams. The post How to do Planning Poker online with video conferencing? appeared first on Xebia Blog. Agile Testing Estimates Planning Poker Refinement Sprint Planning Teams Zoom

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How Did Your 2020 Agile Retrospectives Go?

Agile Alliance

Look back at last year and imagine you did not run any Retrospective. What would have been different? If the answer is little or nothing, read on. I might prompt some useful questions to make your new year retrospectives even more effective.

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5 Essential Tips for Writing Computer Science Research Project

The Crazy Programmer

Working on computer science research projects can be a difficult task, partly because computer science projects are unlike research projects in any other discipline. Depending on the area of study, a research project can be defined differently.

5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

Just as the tech industry revolves around innovation, so does technical recruiting. To advance their career by attracting top candidates in a competitive landscape, modern recruiters must commit to actively adapting and advancing their hiring strategies. This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

Low-Code To Become Commonplace in 2021

A new study finds 85% of engineer leads predict low-code and no-code will soon become common New findings from an Internal-endorsed study suggest 2020’s software development challenges will undoubtedly carry into 2021.

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The Scrum Accountability Game - How to evaluate the accountabilities in Scrum

. Recently the new Scrum Guide came out, and one of the updates is the switch from Development Team to Developers. This change is done to emphasize that within a Scrum team, there are no sub-teams or hierarchies.

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Improbable continues to build UK synthetic environment


Improbable’s defence business has been awarded a contract for a second year to further develop and extend a Single Synthetic Environment (SSE) Technology Demonstrator for UK Strategic Command. This award follows […]. News Improbable

Staying Ahead Of The Competition With Executable Specifications


Any company wants to adapt quickly because of new or changed business ideas, or because of changes in the market. Only by adapting quickly, you can stay ahead of the competition. For a company that relies heavily on software built in-house, like Picnic, this means software needs to change rapidly.

Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

Software Development in an Agile Company

Agile Alliance

In this interview I had the pleasure of meeting Federico Zuppa, who is an old friend of the Agile community. Federico is from Argentina and has been working at 10Pines, a company very focused on the technical side of Agility, for about a decade.

Through the Looking Glass: How Hiring For ‘Cultural Fit’ Works In A Remote World

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Remote Work Culture: ‘Cultural Fit’ Hiring. Two of the most famous characters from Lewis Carol’s Through the Looking Glass are the twins, Tweedledum and Tweedledee. When Alice encounters them, they ridiculously mirror each other’s actions and words.

Why Boring Tech is Best to Avoid a Microservices Mess

Microservices are all the rage. A Forrester study found that 76% of enterprises were rearchitecting applications for microservices. At the same time, microservices are definitely not a silver bullet.

Improving the Daily Scrum with Liberating Structures

Many Scrum Teams have a love/hate relationship with the Daily Scrum. Obviously, it’s the most conducted Scrum Event. When using the same format every single day, it quickly becomes the most boring one as well. So we always recommend experimenting with different approaches.


Open Source & Open Standards: Navigating the Intricacies of a Symbiotic Partnership

Speaker: Guy Martin, Executive Director of OASIS Open

The COVID-19 global pandemic has raised the already bright visibility of technology to an even higher level. Join Guy Martin, Executive Director at OASIS Open, as he presents this webinar that will discuss how we can make open source and open standards even more effective by helping them recapture their strong partnership.

Okta and Amazon Web Services Bring the Okta Identity Cloud to AWS Marketplace


Okta, Inc. the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, today at AWS re:Invent 2020, announced the availability of the Okta Identity Cloud and its products in AWS Marketplace. […]. News Amazon Amazon Web Services AWS Okta Okta Inc

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Solorigate: SolarWinds Orion Platform Contained a Backdoor Since March 2020 (SUNBURST)


Nation-state threat actors breached the supply chain of a popular IT management software provider in order to infiltrate government agencies and private companies. Background.

Your Backlog Nullifies Your Strategy

Agile Alliance

Your company values are defined by the worst behaviors permitted within your business. I always thought that was a rather negative world view. But it helped me to think of defining business performance in terms of our habituations.