February, 2019

Core technologies and tools for AI, big data, and cloud computing

O'Reilly on Data

Highlights and use cases from companies that are building the technologies needed to sustain their use of analytics and machine learning. Profiles of IT executives suggest that many are planning to spend significantly in cloud computing and AI over the next year. This concurs with survey results we plan to release over the next few months. In a forthcoming survey, “Evolving Data Infrastructure,” we found strong interest in machine learning (ML) among respondents across geographic regions.

Engage Everyone in Making Sense of Profound Challenges

Scrum.org

In this turbulent Age of “fake news” and increasing divisions between groups and communities, the format of the Conversation Café offers a refreshing alternative. It encourages people to listen and understand each other’s perspective on a profound, shared topic or challenge instead of trying to convince or persuade others to see it your way. Sitting in a circle with a simple set of agreements and a talking object, small groups engage in consecutive rounds of dialogue.

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Agile Q&A: How is Testing Incorporated into Agile Software Development?

Agile Alliance

When the topic turns to testing and Agile software development, I usually hear variations of the following two questions: We usually take six weeks to do systems testing after development is over. How could we possibly develop AND test something within two weeks? If developers are doing the testing, what do testers do? This post … Continued. Process

Headcount goals, feature factories, and when to hire those mythical 10x people

Erik Bernhardsson

Since I started building up a tech team for Better , I made a very conscious decision to pay at the high end to get people. I thought this made more sense: they cost a bit more money to hire, but output usually more than compensates for it. Many fellow CTOs, some went for the other side of the spectrum: bootcamps and campus recruiting are great recruiting grounds for them. This was a mystery to me, until it all made sense to me. What is output?

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!

7 Recruiting Trends That Will Continue Into 2019

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Time flies by in the blink of an eye. Not long ago, we were analyzing the trends unfolding in 2018 and in no time, we are talking about projections for the next year. What amazes us the most is the magnitude of change the industry has gone through in such a short time span. With cloud adoption becoming the norm and machine learning taking the top spot in every organizational agenda, talent leaders are facing challenges like never before. And surprisingly, the year 2019 looks to be no different.

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The Cloud Is Just Someone Else's Computer

Coding Horror

When we started Discourse in 2013, our server requirements were high: 1GB RAM. modern, fast dual core CPU. speedy solid state drive with 20G+. I'm not talking about a cheapo shared cpanel server, either, I mean a dedicated virtual private server with those specifications. We were OK with that, because we were building in Ruby for the next decade of the Internet.

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Myth: The Product Backlog is maintained exclusively by the Product Owner

Scrum.org

Scrum is intended as a simple, yet sufficient framework for complex product delivery. Scrum is not a one-size-fits-all solution, a silver bullet or a complete methodology. Instead, Scrum provides the minimal boundaries within which teams can self-organize to solve complex problems with an empirical approach. This simplicity is its greatest strength, but also the source of many misinterpretations and myths. In this series of posts we?—?your your ‘Mythbusters’ Christiaan Verwijs & Barry Overeem ?—?will

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Agile Q&A: How Can Project Managers Adjust for Agile?

Agile Alliance

Learn how project managers accustomed to a more traditional software development environment can adapt to a more Agile approach in this post from the Agile Alliance blog. People project management

The Bridge Between Dev and Ops Needs Automated Structural Visibility

OverOps

Guest post by Jason English, Principal Analyst, Intellyx. November 7, 1940. When the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge was completed in summer and opened for traffic, it was considered an engineering marvel of span and flexibility. Unfortunately, the engineers never anticipated that mere wind could harm such a grand structure. And so, on this day, repeated wind gusts caused the innovative bridge to flex and buck in a harmonic pattern, ultimately tearing ‘Gallopin’ Gertie’ down.

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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.

How to Hire for Values and Retain 87% of Your Employees

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Picture this. You have shortlisted 2 stellar candidates running for a position in your company. On paper, both have a great deal of relevant experience, solid education, and some praiseful references to back things up. One of them will soon become an A+ player introducing all sorts of initiatives making a tangible impact on the company’s bottom line. The other will join the company’s ranks, do an OK job and leave soon after they hit the 12-month mark. And that will manifest in attrition.

The Basic Tenets of Objective and Key Results Implementation

Luis Goncalves

Objective and Key Results Implementation – to be able to effectively implement Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), it is important to understand how this whole process starts. The following diagram demonstrates how your organisational vision is connected to every team and individual contributors in your team, from the annual down to the quarterly OKRs. Vision. Mission Statement. Long-Term Goals. Short-Term Goals (done every year). Objectives and Key Results (done every quarter).

Top 10 Steps to Prepare Your Business for AI

OTS Solutions

There Are Top Ten Steps to Prepare Your Business for Artificial Intelligent. The business world of today is fast evolving on the basis of technological advancements. The innovative creations of technology couldn’t be of any success if it wasn’t for the reliability of Artificial Intelligent (AI). AI app development has acted like a big influential force for many modern businesses. Gone are the days where it could heavily cost you to afford the suitable labor for your business.

Saying “Yes” is Crippling Organizations

Scrum.org

In my experience, the word YES is one of the biggest things holding the organization back from focusing on their desire towards innovation, disruption, agile, or more customer-centric. The corporate culture of saying YES to everything is taking away the focus and consolidated effort to achieve any one of these aspirations. Every time we say YES to something, we are implicitly saying no to something else. Worse, we spread our focus and effort on all the YESes so thin we do not deliver on anything.

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.

Safeguarding Your Way to Improving Your Code, Your Processes, and Your Life!

Agile Alliance

Hi, my name is Brian Button. I’m one of the people who helped put together deliver:Agile 2019. I wanted to share with you one of the sessions I’m really looking forward to seeing. Arlo Belshee, the presenter for this workshop, is well known in the Agile world for his challenging and deep takes on … Continued. Process

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Can Sev1 Issues Be Detected BEFORE They Hit Production?

OverOps

Sev1 issues in production cost companies money. In order to prevent them from ever happening, we need to be able to expect the unexpected using Anomaly Detection and Quality Gates. We frequently hear questions such as: how do we separate signal from noise, which errors should we fix, how do we know if a release is good to go? These are all important questions to ask and, more important, to know how to answer. The answer to all of these questions is based in Anomaly Detection.

Should I learn React.js or Vue.js?

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

React.js and Vue.js are two of the most popular JavaScript frameworks. The duo are on the list of 10 best JavaScript frameworks to use in 2019 , which says a lot about them. As such, both frameworks are great options to learn while aiming for learning or advancing in JavaScript. Nonetheless, learning either of the two leading JS frameworks demands time and effort. Therefore, when required to make a choice, which one must gain preference over the other? Well, it’s not all black and white.

Unlocking How Google Sets OKRs

Luis Goncalves

For years, Google has made headlines for being a key leader in so many things – innovation, revenues, growth and expansion, people management, and leadership. There’s no wonder why so many people love to seek work opportunities at Google, thinking that by the time they leave the company and start a tech business on their own, they would be able to manage their own companies like Google does. Google is not only known for its innovative products and services.

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.

Breaking through organizational silo’s with EventStorming

Xebia

Tedious and lengthy internal processes delay the delivery of value to end-users and lower your competitiveness. The bigger your organization, the more likely you are to encounter this problem. Visual collaboration tools like EventStorming can help with kickstarting the necessary focus shift. Internal Competition vs External Excellence Once an organization reaches a certain critical mass, […]. The post Breaking through organizational silo’s with EventStorming appeared first on Xebia Blog

When Done is Too Hard

Scrum.org

"The Development Team consists of professionals who do the work of delivering a potentially releasable Increment of "Done" product at the end of each Sprint." - The Scrum Guide. The Scrum Guide is markedly ambitious in the standard of professionalism it demands of a team.

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Agile Q&A: Is There a Place for Managers in an Agile Organization?

Agile Alliance

Learn how project managers accustomed to a more traditional software development environment can adapt to a more Agile approach in this post from the Agile Alliance blog. People agile development agile teams

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The Internet Has A New Problem: Repeating Random Numbers!

CTOvision

Digital Certificates are a foundational building block of the Internet. They are used to verify the identity of e-commerce sites, the authenticity of software and encrypt data. Not surprisingly, cyberattackers try to create fake Certificates or get the Private Keys for real ones to steal data or intercept communications. No one really worried about the […]. CTO Cyber Security News china cyberattack

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.

Should I learn React.js or Vue.js?

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

React.js and Vue.js are two of the most popular JavaScript frameworks. The duo are on the list of 10 best JavaScript frameworks to use in 2019 , which says a lot about them. As such, both frameworks are great options to learn while aiming for learning or advancing in JavaScript. Nonetheless, learning either of the two leading JS frameworks demands time and effort. Therefore, when required to make a choice, which one must gain preference over the other? Well, it’s not all black and white.

OKR History for the Leadership and Management Nerds

Luis Goncalves

If you landed on this page, you have my respect for researching a topic that only gets researched by management nerds Kidding aside, it’s also great to know about OKR history and the framework has evolved to what it is today so you will have full understanding of the rationale behind its final form. The idea of restructuring and streamlining corporate processes and organisational structures began with Taylor and Ford , known as the “Fathers of Scientific Management”.

Hacker Simple Nomad’s personal opsec tips (Q&A)

The Parallax

Never mind the never-ending, superheroic struggle to get consumers to care about best computer security practices. Mark Loveless , a renowned independent security expert also known by the hacker handle Simple Nomad, says it’s hard enough to get security experts to consider their own operational security, or opsec. How the military term migrated into consumer tech is a tale for another time.

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Why focus on velocity inhibits agility

Scrum.org

In this article, I will discuss the dangerous dynamic that can arise when a Product Owner, Scrum Master, or the management of an organization focuses a Development Team on velocity. What does velocity refer to? The concept of velocity signifies: The speed at which a Development Team converts Product Backlog Items into a Product Increment that is RELEASABLE. Pay particular attention to the highlighted word.

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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.