June, 2019

Micro Frontends

Martin Fowler

Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in the microservices architectural style, which has become popular due to its ability to allow customer-oriented teams to build and deploy software independently.

Technical Debt & Scrum: Who Is Responsible?

Scrum.org

TL;DR: Technical Debt & Scrum. If technical debt is the plague of our industry, why isn’t the Scrum Guide addressing the question of who is responsibly dealing with it?

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Clear as Mud – Attaining Real Transparency in Agile

Agile Alliance

How transparent are you? How transparent is your team, your organization? We all know that transparency is an essential aspect of Agile development, but do you really understand just how critical it is? Transparency is often a key tenant of corporate mission statements.

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Spring Cleaning at OverOps: How (and Why) We Changed Our DB Cleaning Strategy

OverOps

Posted by Aviv Danziger, one of the full stack developers on OverOps’ R&D team. There comes a time in the life of any application that small things we let slide become unignorable issues.

Rapid Experimentation at Every Stage of Product Development

Speaker: Tanya Koshy, VP of Product, UserTesting

Experimentation isn't something you do once you have designs or once you’ve built the product; it's important to validate early and often to better understand your customer, their needs, and the market opportunity. Join Tanya Koshy, VP of Product at UserTesting, as she explores how, by using customer feedback at every stage of the product development process, you can better and more quickly iterate on your product ideas. Ultimately, this rapid experimentation during development will enable you to deliver customer value faster.

What to do when Customs asks for your social-media account info

The Parallax

After two years of preparation, the Trump administration is rolling out plans to require most U.S. visitors, including applicants for tourist and business visas, to disclose their social-media account identifiers when entering the country.

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An example of a micro frontend application

Martin Fowler

After all the theory about micro frontends, Cam now digs into an example of how JavaScript integration can work with a simple application. more…. skip-home-page

Sprint Planning with Kanban

Scrum.org

"When trying to teach someone a boundary, they learn less from the enforcement of the boundary and more from the way the boundary was established." - Bryant H. McGill.

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Daily Scrum: Is it a Waste of Time?

Agile Alliance

Daily Scrum? It’s a waste of time and interrupts my work. Daily Scrum is just a chance for the Scrum Master to show up and micromanage. Daily Scrum is for reporting status, but I could do that in an email. Do any of these complaints sound familiar?

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Calculating The Cost of Software Quality in Your Organization

OverOps

The following is a guest post from Herb Krasner, an Advisory Board Member for the Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) and industry consultant for 5 decades.

The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.

How to move your two-factor authentication app to a new device

The Parallax

Last week, at least three months ahead of expectations, Google leaked the design for its upcoming Pixel 4 phone. Why the tech giant prematurely exposed its plans isn’t entirely clear.

How to hire a data scientist

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Data science is one of the most sought after jobs of the 21st century. But how do you hire a data scientist who fits the bill? According to Firstround.com , in a competitive field like data science, strong candidates often receive 3 or more offers, so success rates of hiring are commonly below 50%.

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Downsides of micro frontends

Martin Fowler

Any significant architectural pattern has downsides. Cam finishes his explanation of micro frontends by looking at some of the costs of this approach, such as payload size and complexity in operations and governance. more…. skip-home-page

Kanban/Flow - The Scrum Master's Not-So-Secret Weapon

Scrum.org

We've all seen it. The Scrum Team that goes through the motions, implements all the mechanics of Scrum, and still when we look at what's going on it doesn't feel right. Steve Porter fondly named it Believably Bad Scrum. I call it Scrum Theater. Barry and Christian call it Zombie Scrum.

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Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

Is AI and Machine learning impacting Enterprise Mobility?

OTS Solutions

Is AI and Machine learning impacting Enterprise Mobility? With the advancement in new trends and technology, tech trends are growing every day. Already websites and mobiles apps have taken over everything in the world of business.

The Cake is NOT a Lie: 5 Java Frameworks to Support Your Microservices Architecture

OverOps

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on May 5, 2016. It has since been updated to reflect advancements in the industry. The microservices trend is becoming impossible to ignore,” I wrote in 2016. It’s still true, although it’s certainly grown to more than just a passing fad.

Freshly (un)retired, Gary McGraw takes on machine-learning security (Q&A)

The Parallax

Tucked away in Building 43 of Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., hangs a large but otherwise unassuming mirror that, like Nietzsche’s monsters, will gaze back into you.

5 Tips to source tech talent without your local staffing agency’s help

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Disclaimer – I LOVE Math. Every morning I take a tuk tuk to work. For those who don’t know what a tuk tuk is, it’s a 3 wheel motorized vehicle used as a taxi.

How to Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.

Integration approaches for micro frontends

Martin Fowler

Cam moves on from the benefits of micro frontends to look at different ways of implementing them. He covers server-side template composition, build-time integration, and run-time integration via iframes, JavaScript, and Web Components. more…. skip-home-page

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Velocity: Escape this Pitfall

Scrum.org

The map above illustrates a classic problem with the common use of 'velocity' as a metric. It is also a great illustration of the assertion I made in my previous article: A Scrum Team Increases Their Velocity by Doing Less Work.

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Nordic Testing Days Tallinn 2019

Henrik Warne

At the end of May I attended Nordic Testing Days in Tallinn, Estonia. It was the first time I spoke at a conference outside of Sweden, and I had a great time. There was one day with tutorials, and two days with workshops and regular half hour talks. Here are my impressions: Talks I Liked.

[Video] Continuous Reliability: An Agile Process to Deliver Higher Quality Applications

OverOps

Our favorite VP Solution Engineering Eric Mizell gave a talk at DevNexus this year, and we think he rocked it , so naturally we have to share with all of you. (S S kip to the bottom to watch right away.).

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Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

Product teams tend to get ahead of themselves by rushing from idea straight to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). How can a product manager slow their team down and prevent them from wasting valuable resources? Join Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant, as he introduces a new way of understanding MVPs and explores how you can approach validation without wasting the resources of your development team.

The 5 unit testing guidelines

Xebia

A unit test is a small automated check. It checks a tiny bit of software. Unit tests can be written relatively easily and they run in a matter of milliseconds.

R Algorithms in AI and computing forces working together: A small industry insight

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

When it comes to understanding computing processes, especially in today’s front end and backend development world, most of the times everything revolves heavily around analyzing the algorithmic architecture in tools, applications, or more complex pieces of software.

Implementation issues with micro frontends

Martin Fowler

Cam now looks at various issues that need to be considered to make this whole approach work. How to achieve coherent styling, dealing with shared components, inter-application communications and how to test it all. more…. skip-home-page

Why Every Team Wall Should Have Personas on Them

Scrum.org

As CEO and Product Owner for Scrum.org I get the amazing opportunity to visit lots of different companies. Recently I spent a week in Brazil visiting some amazing companies and talking about agility.

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An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

Linus Torvalds Sees Lots of Hardware Headaches Ahead

DevOps.com

Linux founder Linus Torvalds, today at the KubeCon + CloudNative + Open Source Summit China conference, warned attendees that managing software is about to become a lot more challenging, largely because of two hardware issues that are beyond the control of DevOps teams.

5 Can’t-Miss Talks and Workshops to Attend at QCon NYC

OverOps

QCon NYC is an international software development conference for senior software engineers and architects. It’s the conference professional developers have been attending for the past 8 years to find out what the world’s most innovative software shops are using.

The quest for high-quality data

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Machine learning solutions for data integration, cleaning, and data generation are beginning to emerge. “AI AI starts with ‘good’ data” is a statement that receives wide agreement from data scientists, analysts, and business owners.

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