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.

Production Excellence: Practical Lessons from Site Reliability Engineering

Speaker: Liz Fong-Jones, Principal Developer Advocate, Honeycomb.io

Modern software organizations build increasingly complex distributed systems with many moving parts. As senior software leaders, we often struggle with noisy alerts, grumbling between Dev and DevOps, slow incident resolution and many other related pain points. It’s hard to figure out what to do with this increasingly difficult problem, yet it’s clearly our responsibility to deliver features and production quality. We are excited to be joined by Liz Fong-Jones, who has a deep understanding of what it takes to implement SRE-type practices in many different kinds of organizations. She brings together a picture and set of practices under the umbrella of Production Excellence that provides a clear and practical plan for senior software leaders.

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.

Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut, Head of Product, Nextdoor

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

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.

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.

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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The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall short? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

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.

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.

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.

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

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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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.

[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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Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

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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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.

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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How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.