January, 2020

A Brief History of Containers: From the 1970s to 2019

Aqua Security

When we first published this blog post in 2017, the technology landscape for containers was quite different than it is today. Over the past two years, we have seen significant changes take place that affected, and continue to affect how Containers are adopted.

On Pair Programming

Martin Fowler

At ThoughtWorks, we regularly use Pair Programming. We find it's a rarely used practice, in part due to lack of knowledge in how to do it well and because its benefits are not immediately obvious.

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A layman’s introduction to socio-technical systems

Xebia

Nowadays, there is an increasing interest and mentioning of socio-technical engineering, socio-technical systems. And although the words do not strike as odd on its own I personally have struggled quite a bit with the different meanings of the terms and understanding the field of socio-technical systems. So in this article, I will provide a layman’s […]. The post A layman’s introduction to socio-technical systems appeared first on Xebia Blog.

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DevSecOps: 10 Best Practices to Embed Security into DevOps

DevOps.com

For companies that employ the agile approach, DevOps seems like a natural extension. Traditionally, enterprises started with integration, development and test automation early in the product lifecycle.

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From Build to Buy: The Path to Better Analytics for Your Application

Speaker: Ardeshir Ghanbarzadeh, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Logi Analytics

Making the transition from building your analytics in-house to investing in a third-party embedded solution can be complicated.Watch this webinar with Ardeshir Ghanbarzadeh, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Logi Analytics, for tips on making the transition as smooth as possible, and getting on the right path to better analytics for your app!

Minimal measures for minimal stability in a complex environment

Scrum.org

Scrum, in its more general definition, is a simple framework to help us address complex challenges.

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The 3 Myths of Observability

The New Stack

We all have our favorite urban legends. From cow tipping to chupacabras, these myths persist despite a lack of definitive proof (and often evidence to the contrary). Technology isn’t immune to this phenomenon.

To boost your test automation success, treat it like a business

TechBeacon

Automation is cool. You simply choose the best tool, create test scripts for your smoke test suite and regression test suite, and click the "run" button. Then you get to sit back and watch stuff zip around the screen.

Article: Using OKRs to Build Autonomous Impact Teams

InfoQ Culture Methods

To focus on outcomes rather than outputs, Meilleurs Agents uses the Objective and Key Results framework to align the whole company on what they want to achieve.

The Art of Leadership with Michael Lopp

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

Episode 36. How can you build trust as a leader? In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest, Michael Lopp discuss the small practices that make a good leader. Listen to learn about building trust, respect, and relationships in a leadership role. Show Notes.

Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

Do Your SOC Metrics Incentivize Bad Behavior?

Palo Alto Networks

The following post on SOC metrics is adapted from the book, “Elements of Security Operations,” a guide to building and optimizing effective and scalable security operations. Download a free copy today.

Leading in a Caustic Culture

Let's Grow Leaders

How do you lead well when the culture around you is negative, apathetic, or abusive? In this episode David discusses how you can lead and create a positive experience for your team – and even have a chance at transforming a […].

The Myth of the Blameless Retrospective

Dzone - DevOps

I love the idea of the blameless retrospective. What's not to like? Getting all the members of a team together to blamelessly review work done at the end of a production cycle or in response to a crisis is a great idea.

Serverless: A simple overview

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Get a basic understanding of serverless, then go deeper with recommended resources. Serverless is a trend in computing that decouples the execution of code, such as in web applications, from the need to maintain servers to run that code.

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Benefits of Adopting a DevOps Culture

Kovair - DevOps

The word DevOps is a mixture of software development and information-technology operations. It is an approach that automates and facilitates software development between different teams, DevOps DevOps Consultants DevOps Implementation Why DevOps gained popularity

Event-driven architecture benefits

Apiumhub

Event-driven architecture (EDA) is a design pattern built around the production, detection, and reaction to events that take place in time. It is a design paradigm normalized for dynamic, asynchronous, process-oriented contexts.

How to manage a program in a product-mode organization

Martin Fowler

My colleagues often talk about the important advantages of organizing a software development organization using products rather than projects. While this is an effective organizational approach, it does have its downsides.

Can Kanban and Scrum work together?

Scrum.org

Students and clients ask us “Can Kanban and Scrum work together?” all the time. The answer is an emphatic, “Of course!” However, what do you mean by “Kanban”?

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

How product quality is affected by the test automator role

Xebia

What is happening to product quality? Throughout my career as a quality engineer, I have developed a deep passion for quality. This passion goes way beyond the quality of software products.

How to hire smarter than the market: a toy model

Erik Bernhardsson

Let’s consider a toy model where you’re hiring for two things and that those are equally valuable. It’s not very important what those are, so let’s just call them “thing A” and “thing B” for now.

20 Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence Influencers To Follow In 2020

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Machine Learning (ML) is emerging as one of the hottest fields today. It has penetrated into numerous aspects of our everyday life—be it Siri or Alexa, Facebook/Instagram friend suggestions, Gmail spam filters, traffic congestion predictions, customer support chatbots, and much more.

Sustainability and Agile

Agile Alliance

Sustainable development has always been in the Agile Principles, and, though this was mainly focused on creating a consistent pace of value delivery by not pushing humans too quickly, it also applies to the larger picture of how we work to benefit the ecosystem we deliver to.

Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.

Managing dependencies and communication strategy for programs

Martin Fowler

Luiza and James add two more practices to their helpful list for managing programs in product-mode organizations. This installment looks at developing a communication strategy and managing dependencies and risks. more…. skip-home-page

Systems Thinking in Organizational Coaching

Scrum.org

This is quite a long read which you can download as the whitepaper "Systems Thinking in Organizational Coaching". Without changing our patterns of thought, we will not be able to solve the problems we created with our current patterns of thought. Albert Einstein. Introduction.

Four Invisible Dynamics You Must See to Change Your Organization

Change Starts Here

Ever wonder why your organization doesn’t change as much as you expect, despite your best efforts? Your organization is perfectly designed to achieve the results it’s currently getting.

Cloudera: Extract Benefit From All Your Data And Work Across Clouds

CTOvision

We have tracked Cloudera from the very beginning and have watched as it has continually innovated in ways that help both enterprises and the open source community deliver more value.

5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Homegrown Analytics

If you built your analytics in house, chances are your basic features are no longer enough for your end users. Is it time to move on to a more robust analytics solution with more advanced capabilities? Follow this free guide for tips on making the build to buy transition.