June, 2020

How to set compensation using commonsense principles

Erik Bernhardsson

Compensation has always been one of the most confusing parts of management to me. Getting it right is obviously extremely important. Compensation is what drives our entire economy, and you could look at the market for labor as one gigantic resource-allocating machine in the same way as people look at the stock market as a gigantic resource-allocating machine for investments.

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How to Add Custom JavaScript into Your WordPress Site?

The Crazy Programmer

When you want to change the theme of your site, one thing that needs to be done is to add custom JavaScript to it. However, there are other options available if you do not want to add it to your site. For instance, simply add the ‘Heat and Footer Script’ as an option which is much less intrusive compared to the other. Well, this article is not about the various alternatives, but mainly about the JavaScript which can be added to your WordPress site. How you can exactly do the task?

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Why is Site Reliability Engineering Important?


Site reliability engineering (SRE) is one of the fastest-growing enterprise roles and set of operational practices for managing services at scale. During the Site Reliability Engineering SKILup Day June 18, I asked a group of the DevOps Institute Ambassadors why SRE was important to them. Below you will find some insightful responses, tips and calls […]. The post Why is Site Reliability Engineering Important? appeared first on DevOps.com.

11 Required Monitoring Platform Capabilities for Enterprise DevOps Teams

In this eBook, Isaac Johnson, a Principal Software Engineer and DevOps Architect with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, reveals the key things he looks for when evaluating monitoring platforms for enterprise DevOps teams.

Optimizing a multimillion-dollar cloud bill

A Cloud Guru

In December 2019, A Cloud Guru acquired our largest competitor, Linux Academy -- along with a $2.7 million USD annual AWS bill. Enterprise AWS Cost Optimization

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2020 Tools, Techniques & Trends: What’s the Next Big Thing in Software Quality?


The 2020 State of Software Quality Report provides a glimpse at the people, processes and tools that make up the modern DevOps pipeline. This post breaks down a few of the trends we can expect to see gain momentum in 2020. It seems like every day there is a new engineering technique or tool popping up that could be “the next big thing.” Sometimes it’s difficult to decipher which are over-hyped, and which ones organizations are actually using and finding valuable.

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Who?s Responsible for Security? Apparently, It Depends


More than 10 years after organizations began implementing DevOps, responsibility for security still resembles the proverbial chicken and egg dilemma. GitLab’s 2020 Global DevSecOps Survey asked developers, security team members, operations pros and testers about sole responsibility for security in their organizations. About 28% of developers, 33% of security teams, 21% of ops pros and 23% […]. The post Who’s Responsible for Security?

What is Blockchain Technology?


Read David Hamilton explain all the nitty-gritty of blockchain technology on Security.io Its been almost ten years since Satoshi Nakamoto first introduced Blockchain technology to the world in his 2008 […].

Agile Methods Are No Match For Outdated Leadership

Agile Alliance

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Building Evolvable Architectures

Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Parsons, CTO of ThoughtWorks

The software development ecosystem exists in a state of dynamic equilibrium, where any new tool, framework, or technique leads to disruption and the establishment of a new equilibrium. Predictability is impossible when the foundation architects plan against is constantly changing in unexpected ways. It’s no surprise many CIOs and CTOs are struggling to adapt, in part because their architecture isn’t equipped to evolve. This webinar will discuss what’s at stake if companies continue to use long term architecture plans.

3 Strategies for Backing Up Remote Worker Machines


Though many businesses are reopening after shutting down due to COVID-19, companies like Facebook plan to allow some employees to work remotely on a permanent basis. Are you prepared to keep critical data safe for end-users who don’t return to the office? With workers geographically scattered, backups are more important than ever. But the challenge. Read more » The post 3 Strategies for Backing Up Remote Worker Machines appeared first on StorageCraft Technology Corporation.

How to Overcome Challenges With AWS Lambda Logging


Monitoring AWS Lambda can be a complex and potentially costly endeavor. Here’s what you need to know to stay on track and on budget Organizations are already experiencing a shift toward serverless cloud computing. According to the O’Reilly “Serverless Survey 2019,” around 40% of respondents said they had implemented serverless architecture. Forrester “Global Business Technographics” […].

The Art of Listening - The first skill of a Scrum Master


I was once told that we have one mouth and two ears and that we should use them in those proportions. Now, those who know me will know that I struggle with that. Over the past few months I've been spending time exploring professional coaching via Co-Active coaching. One of the things a Scrum Master should be doing, is to practice, improve and refine the coaching skills. It is a must if you're going to remain impactful for your team & organisation. .


How to Lead Decisively When You Don’t Know What’s Next

Let's Grow Leaders

How do you lead decisively when you just don’t know what’s coming next? You don’t know what you don’t know, and even what you DO know you know could change. In a recent conversation, with “Joe” a senior leader in the assisted […]. The post How to Lead Decisively When You Don’t Know What’s Next appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. courageous cultures decision making decisiveness leadership leading in a crisis

How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

You've finally done it: You've won over C-Suite and your DevSecOps team is up and running. But how do you monitor your new program? Join Shannon Lietz, Leader and Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and learn to lead your DevSecOps team to the top.

How to tell when your government shuts down your Internet access

The Parallax

Since the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis law enforcement on May 25, millions of people worldwide have taken to the streets to protest police violence. But one oft-used government tactic in some countries to limit the ability of their citizens to communicate and organize has been absent so far: There have been virtually no reports of state-mandated Internet shutdowns in response to the protest.

A Review of Open Source Software Supply Chain Attacks


Likely, a lot of the code you run is not code you wrote. But what does that mean in terms of security? In this post, we will discuss how long it takes to detect a malicious package, what happens if you include one of these packages, and what you can do about it. I’ll provide […]. The post A Review of Open Source Software Supply Chain Attacks appeared first on Xebia Blog.

CVE-2020-2021: Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS Vulnerable to Critical Authentication Bypass Vulnerability


Critical authentication bypass vulnerability in PAN-OS devices could be exploited in certain configurations, which are commonly recommended by identity providers. Background. On June 29, Palo Alto Networks published an advisory for a critical vulnerability in PAN-OS. PAN-OS is the custom operating system (OS) that Palo Alto Networks (PAN) uses in their next-generation firewalls. Analysis.

Jira Kills the Sprint Backlog


. If you were in my class, you probably remember the exercise, where participants list roles, artifacts and events in Scrum. There is one particular case, that started appearing about 7 years ago. Some groups were unaware that a Product Backlog and a Sprint Backlog were separate artifacts, they just thought there is a "backlog". This keeps popping up from time to time. When I invstigated further, it became clear, that it's a matter of tooling.


The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

The biggest hacks, data breaches of 2020 (so far)


In January, Microsoft disclosed a data breach occurring through one of the tech giant’s internal customer support databases. Microsoft said anonymized user analytics, contained in roughly 250 million entries, were exposed. […].

The EU’s Plans to Build a Wall Around GDPR-Protected Data


An ambitious German- and French-lead European Union (EU) initiative could wrestle tighter management, and eventually, control of data from commercial cloud providers. The project, dubbed as “Gaia-X,” is also intended to offer firewall-like protection for data sources from the EU. The initiative could have repercussions on how DevOps teams from outside of the EU manage […]. The post The EU’s Plans to Build a Wall Around GDPR-Protected Data appeared first on DevOps.com.

Supporting People Through Change

Agile Alliance

A few weeks ago, I stood in the alley talking to my neighbor about the coronavirus situation (from an appropriate distance). “It can’t get worse,” he said. “It It can always get worse,” I responded. And then another Black man was killed and the city where I lived for 40 years burst into flame. We are … Continued. People change management leadership

Announcing CI/CD Pipeline Support for GitLab


OverOps partners with GitLab to help enterprises balance speed and reliability in the CI/CD pipeline. Today, we’re excited to launch our new integration with GitLab and announce that we’re joining the GitLab Technology Partner Program! Now, more than ever, it’s not only tech companies who rely on applications for delivering value to their customers.

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Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

Automated cross-browser testing with Playwright


Introduction Automated browser testing is essential for asserting the quality of the code you deliver when developing web applications. Some defects only become visible at the point when you tie everything together in your application. You want to catch these defects as early as possible to minimize the cost of fixing them. There are a […]. The post Automated cross-browser testing with Playwright appeared first on Xebia Blog. end-to-end testing Test automation jasmine test automation

DoD Matrix at Sprint Planning


Many teams have been adopting an iterative way to deliver new services, products, and complex projects. Duration of the iteration is one month or less and starts with short planning session. In Scrum, the iteration is called Sprint and the mandatory rule says that at the end of the Sprint there must be a done product increment in accordance with Definition of Done or simply DoD. Definition of Done.


IBM donates machine learning tooling to enable ‘responsible’ AI


IBM Corp. is donating three open-source artificial intelligence development toolkits to LF AI, an organization within the Linux Foundation that maintains open-source machine learning tools. The LF AI Technical Advisory Committee […].

Making the Internet faster at Netflix

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

In our fourth episode of Breaking 404 , we caught up with Sergey Fedorov, Director of Engineering, Netflix to understand how one of the world’s biggest and most famous Over-The-Top (OTT) media service provider, Netflix, handles its content delivery and network acceleration to provide uninterrupted services to its users globally. Subscribe: Spotify | iTunes | Stitcher | SoundCloud | TuneIn.

5 Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current

DataRobot together with Snowflake – a leading cloud data platform provider — is helping data scientists stay current with the latest technology and data science best practices so that they can excel in an increasingly AI-driven workplace. Five Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current offers data scientists guidance for thriving in AI-driven enterprises.