January, 2019

The 4 Quality Gates Every SRE Team Must Check Before Promoting Code

OverOps

One of the main challenges QA, DevOps and SREs face is knowing when a release is good to go. More often than not, we release not because we think it’s ready, but because it’s time and we have to. We face a dual problem; one part is Coverage : our testing is only as good as our coverage, which is never 100%. In complex systems it’s very hard to foresee all the different code and infra combinations, especially with the release of a new feature.

Expedite! Handling Unplanned Work in Scrum

Scrum.org

"You gotta flex. You gotta look good, bro." - Kiari "Offset" Cephus. Scrum stands on the three legs of transparency, inspection, and adaptation. Of these, transparency can arguably be said to come first. Unless a situation is made clear it cannot be inspected, and any consequent adaptation arising therefrom is likely to prove futile.

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AI brings speed to security

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Survey results indicate incident response times improve with AI-based security services. Organizations that use security tools with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) see a significant decrease in incident response time, according to a survey of 457 security practitioners conducted by O’Reilly Media in conjunction with Oracle.

The 4 Keys to Effective Continuous Testing

DevOps.com

In the digital era, products no longer can win on capabilities alone. Speed to market and buyer experience now matter just as much to customers as the extent to which a product meets a pressing need or outperforms competitive offerings. Against this backdrop, software developers find themselves under increasing pressure, left with no choice but […]. The post The 4 Keys to Effective Continuous Testing appeared first on DevOps.com.

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!

How Artificial intelligence (AI) is Enabling Creativity Across Businesses

OTS Solutions

How Artificial intelligence is Enabling Creativity Across Businesses. Finding ways to exercise creativity in the business world is essential to differentiate your brand, make meaningful innovations, and to serve customers effectively. Artificial intelligence (AI) is useful for every industry, and many modern, leading CEOs, CMOs, CFO’S, and CIOs have discovered creative ways to use AI and embed it as part of their strategy.

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How to Fully Maximise the OKR Benefits for Your Company

Luis Goncalves

Maybe you’ve heard about OKR in an executives-only grapevine. You heard other guys saying they’re having lesser headaches with their teams. Maybe you heard that everyone in Company A is breaking their performance score after many years of stalling the company’s growth. The culprit behind, OKRs. Of course, as the leader of your company, you want the same results. So would your company benefit from adopting OKR? Below are some of its major advantages.

Agile Q&A: What Do Business Analysts Do on an Agile Team?

Agile Alliance

I have the opportunity to talk to business analysts quite a bit, and the conversation usually turns to the topic of Agile. More often than not, the question that comes up is “there isn’t a business analyst role mentioned in Scrum. Does that mean that there is no place for business analysts?” The short answer … Continued. People agile teams business analyst

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The Path to Scrum Mastery: Avoiding 5 Common Scrum Master Traps

Scrum.org

In my career, I have had the great privilege to witness different companies undergo many different phases of agile transformations. I’ve met many amazing Scrum Masters along the way that have evolved to take on major responsibilities in their organizations. However, I have also seen many Scrum Masters who fall into common traps that impede the Scrum team, impede delivery, and inadvertently slow down their own career growth by falling into five common traps that I have identified.

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Gradually, then suddenly

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Technological change often happens gradually, then suddenly. Tim O'Reilly explores the areas poised for sudden shifts. There’s a passage in Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Sun Also Rises in which a character named Mike is asked how he went bankrupt. Two ways,” he answers. Gradually, then suddenly.”. Technological change happens much the same way. Small changes accumulate, and suddenly the world is a different place.

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.

Survey Sees Need for More Consistent Approaches to DevOps

DevOps.com

DevOps is arguably one of the most disruptive forces driving transformation of IT processes in recent memory. But a new survey finds that while IT organizations are making progress, adoption of DevOps processes remains uneven at best. A survey of 2,419 IT professionals conducted by OverOps, a provider of code analysis tools, finds that 82 […]. The post Survey Sees Need for More Consistent Approaches to DevOps appeared first on DevOps.com.

The marketer’s guide to innovation with hackathons

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Hackathons have been the bastion of engineers for so long! Considered an event that’s right up their alley; engineers and developers have practically staked their claim to it. Having witnessed countless successful hackathons for almost 3 years since I work for HackerEarth which offers hackathon software for organizations, I had a strong feeling that the format would work wonders for marketers as well.

How OKR Works: A Beginner’s Guide

Luis Goncalves

How OKR works? OKR is a phenomenal goal setting framework that many companies swear by. It’s easy and simple. Very straightforward and is results-driven. Google, Intel, Amazon, Spotify and many other leading brands have been using it for many years. They deem it an effective tool that drives productivity, accountability, and engagement among employees from top to bottom.

Despite ruling, pro-privacy biometric laws still face long road to change in U.S.

The Parallax

After a federal court ruling uncovered earlier this week sent privacy advocates hearts’ soaring, legal experts say nobody should expect U.S. regulations on forced biometric log-ins to change anytime soon. The decision , from Magistrate Judge Kandis Westmore of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, focuses on the ability of police to compel suspects to unlock their electronic devices so that they can be searched.

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.

Scrum Master is the Master of Coaching

Scrum.org

. Hello, great people of the world. Welcome back to the Scrum Master blog series with yours truly. As we enter the new year, we are seeing Scrum becoming the most commonly used framework to manage complex product delivery in the industry. As Scrum is becoming the de-facto standard for product delivery, the expectations from a Scrum Master from the industry is becoming higher. For example at iPrice , the company that I currently work with, we have set the bar high for the Scrum Master role.

Agile Q&A: Team Qualities

Agile Alliance

I recently received a question about the basic qualities Agile teams should have via the website. I replied with a reader’s digest version to the requester and promised a more complete answer in a blog post. Here’s that more complete answer. Basic qualities for an Agile team What are basic qualities should Agile teams have? … Continued. People agile teams

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Why Root Cause Analysis is Important for IT Ops (And How to Do It)

OverOps

Common practice used to be throwing issues over the fence and expecting someone else to figure it out. But root cause analysis (RCA) should be standard across all tech teams. In this post, we’ll take a look at RCA from an operational perspective. Over the last twenty years, the way companies do business and the way they build applications has changed dramatically.

The reason India does not have enough awesome developers

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

A never-ending debate is that about the quality of Indian software developers. It is said that most developers around the world begin coding at a ridiculously young age. However, it will surprise many to know that in India, only one in ten start coding before the age of 15. The number is three out of ten elsewhere! See the difference? Hence, we have always heard time and again that Indian software developers are ok-to-mediocre coders, are not technically competent, and most times, clueless.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

Things You Should Know Before Buying CRM Software

OTS Solutions

Things You Should Know Before Buying CRM Software. Customer relationship management (CRM) software, is one of the most powerful tools that a business can use to succeed. By utilizing the right CRM, you can get to know your customers better, predict what they want, and keep track of all of the various pieces of your business more effectively. While a good CRM can be powerful, choosing the wrong one could set you back significantly.

How to Protect Your Small Business from a Hacker Attack

The Crazy Programmer

Data breaches and compromised websites frequently used to spread malware can be risky for your business; including small businesses. In fact, small or medium-sized businesses are likely to suffer more consequences of cyber-attacks than large enterprises. Large enterprises have the benefit of huge financial reliance as well as organizational resources to combat any attacks. Image Source. Why are Small Businesses a Target? Every security breach has circumstances.

A Scrum Team Increases Their Velocity by Doing Less Work

Scrum.org

Sub-title: Breaking the Iron Triangle. Sub-title #2: Jeff Sutherland’s book could have been called: “Scrum: Twice the decision-making in half the time leading to half the work and twice the output.”. A discussion is raging at LinkedIn about the Iron Triangle because the co-authors of Scrum say that “Scrum breaks the Iron Triangle”. This, you can imagine, causes ripples through the Project Management community.

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Mob Programming

Agile Alliance

Mob Programming is a software development approach where the whole team works on the same thing, at the same time, in the same space, and at the same computer

How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

10 Ways Machine Learning Is Revolutionizing Sales

CTOvision

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning show the potential to reduce the most time-consuming, manual tasks that keep sales teams away from spending more time with customers. Automating account-based marketing support with predictive analytics and supporting account-centered research, forecasting, reporting, and recommending which customers to upsell first are all techniques freeing sales teams from manually […]. Artificial Intelligence News

How emerging technologies can improve the hiring and retention process

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

When you think about hiring and retention, you often think about the role of the individual conducting the interview, or the person the member of staff reports to once they’ve been hired. Whilst there’s clearly need for a large degree of human input, it is fair to say that technology is playing an ever-greater part in both processes.

Build and secure containers to support your CI/CD pipeline

Xebia

There are 2 systems in any company that are critical: the payroll system, and the CI/CD system. You may ask… If the payroll system doesn’t work, people will leave the company and the company (may) face legal problems; the CI/CD system is the gateway to production. If it is down and there is a […]. The post Build and secure containers to support your CI/CD pipeline appeared first on Xebia Blog.

Difference Between MySQL and ORACLE

The Crazy Programmer

Here you will get to know about difference between mysql and oracle database. Both MySQL and Oracle are popular relational database management software developed by Oracle Corporation. MySQL: Its name is combination of words “My” and “SQL”, where “My” is name of daughter of co-founder Michael Widenius. And SQL full form is Structured Query Language. It is most popular free and Open Source database management system Developed and maintained by Oracle Corporation.

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Building Like Amazon

Speaker: Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon's journey to its current modern architecture and processes provides insights for all software development leaders. To get there, Amazon focused on decomposing for agility, making critical cultural and operational changes, and creating tools for software delivery. The result was enabling developers to rapidly release and iterate software while maintaining industry-leading standards on security, reliability, and performance. Whether you're developing for a small startup or a large corporation, learning the tools for CI/CD will make your good DevOps team great. We are excited to be joined by Leo Zhadanovsky, a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.