January, 2023

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The Database of the Future: Seven Key Principles

DevOps.com

The database of the future will be more than just a database. Instead, it will be a platform that focuses on the user experience and abstracts the technology. Looking at the evolution of application development, an enormous amount of effort has made it easier to build and deploy applications. Similarly, databases need to evolve for […] The post The Database of the Future: Seven Key Principles appeared first on DevOps.com.

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There Is No Software Maintenance

Henrik Warne

Every time I hear about software maintenance as a distinct activity, I cringe. That’s because it is based on the outdated notion that first software is developed, then it is maintained. But that is not how software development works today. Software development does not have the two phases development and maintenance – it is a continuous process.

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2023 Initiatives for the CFO & CIO

Perficient

2023 is going to be a challenging year for CFOs. Rising inflation (and interest rates) , labor shortages and workplace transformations, continued supply chain complications , and increasingly complex and controversial external reporting requirements are all just a few of the major obstacles facing organizations in the new year. With so many issues at the doorstep and mixed indicators adding to the confusion, one could make the argument that 2023 will be even tougher than the recent years.

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How You Start Your Day is How You Start (and End) Your Year

Next Level Blog

How you start your day is predictive of how your day is going to end. And a consecutive series of good starts is predictive of not just how your year is going to start but also how it ends. Over the weekend, I saw a quote from country star and fellow native West Virginian Brad Paisley that inspired this post – “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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What DevOps Needs to Know About ChatGPT

DevOps.com

OpenAI’s generative pre-trained transformers (GPTs) bring powerful AI language models to every IT community. Within the past few months, ChatGPT has become an incredibly popular derivative of GPT. GPT also has the potential to shake up the DevOps and DevSecOps communities. This article will provide an overview of GPT, its history, current status and future […] The post What DevOps Needs to Know About ChatGPT appeared first on DevOps.com.

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Black founders still raised just 1% of all VC funds in 2022

TechCrunch

Some. Good. News. The latest Crunchbase data shows that Black startup founders in the United States raised around $264 million out of the total $33.6 billion in venture capital allocated in Q4 2022. That’s an uptick from the $178 million — or 0.43% — the group raised in Q3. In total, U.S. Black founders raised an estimated $2.254 billion out of the $215.9 billion in U.S. venture capital allocated last year.

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Why you need your user stories to fit into one sprint

Agile Alliance

Smaller stories help teams deliver more efficiently, more reliably, and more happily while simultaneously improving the experience for all stakeholders involved, including the end-user. . The post Why you need your user stories to fit into one sprint first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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How to Stop Being Perceived as Negative at Work

Let's Grow Leaders

When your responses are perceived as negative it’s time to change your approach “Don’t be so negative” can be incredibly frustrating feedback to receive when you’re genuinely trying to help and don’t want to be perceived as negative. Or as one manager told me when she is perceived as negative, “It’s not that I’m negative, it’s just that I care so F-ing much!

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4 Data Privacy Compliance Articles You Should Read

TechBeacon

It's Data Privacy Week 2023! The purpose of this annual campaign by the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA) is twofold: (1) to educate consumers on how to best protect their personal information and (2) to nudge businesses into adopting best practices for data privacy and data protection.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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CircleCI incident report for January 4, 2023 security incident

CircleCI

On January 4, 2023, we alerted customers to a security incident. Today, we want to share with you what happened, what we’ve learned, and what our plans are to continuously improve our security posture for the future. We would like to thank our customers for your attention to rotating and revoking secrets, and apologize for any disruption this incident may have caused to your work.

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Top automation pitfalls and how to avoid them

CIO

First Tech Credit Union is a San Jose-based financial institution with more than $16 billion in assets. As the eighth largest in the country, it primarily serves tech companies and their employees, but still has a lot of manual processes in place. “We’re very early in our automation journey,” says Mike Upton, the organization’s digital and technology officer.

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How to make the most of your startup’s big fundraising moment

TechCrunch

Scott Brown. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Prior to becoming CMO at Hum Capital, Scott Brown led marketing for Sapphire Ventures, a $6 billion VC firm based in the U.S. and Europe. He has had a 20+-year career in enterprise technology, holding senior marketing roles at Facebook, Google, Cisco and several startups. Late-stage startups are facing major fundraising headwinds, but early-stage investing is still a bright spot for startups until they hit Series B rounds.

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Digital Experience and the Future of Observability

DevOps.com

Over the past two years, there’s been significant hype around observability in the IT operations and DevOps world. As shorthand for providing better insights, observability has seen a rise in lockstep with distributed architectures, cloud-native applications and the increasingly complex IT environments associated with them. As we round out 2022 and move into the new […] The post Digital Experience and the Future of Observability appeared first on DevOps.com.

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Entity Resolution Checklist: What to Consider When Evaluating Options

Are you trying to decide which entity resolution capabilities you need? It can be confusing to determine which features are most important for your project. And sometimes key features are overlooked. Get the Entity Resolution Evaluation Checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything to make your project a success! The list was created by Senzing’s team of leading entity resolution experts, based on their real-world experience.

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Can You Trust Your VSCode Extensions?

Aqua Security

Aqua Nautilus researchers have recently discovered that attackers can easily impersonate popular Visual Studio Code extensions and trick unknowing developers into downloading them. In original vulnerability research, we’ve uncovered a new attack method which could act as an entry point for an attack on many organizations. We’ve also discovered that some extensions may have already been taking advantage to exploit this attack vector.

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Article: Finding Adequate Metrics for Outer, Inner, and Process Quality in Software Development

InfoQ Culture Methods

Implementing a feature can be measured. Quality is harder to measure. This article explores how to balance improving quality and adding new features. It dives into different domains of quality: Outer quality which is owned by the product people (e.g. product owners, testers), inner quality owned by the developers, and process quality owned by managers.

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CircleCI security alert: Rotate any secrets stored in CircleCI

CircleCI

We wanted to make you aware that we are currently investigating a security incident, and that our investigation is ongoing. We will provide you updates about this incident, and our response, as they become available. At this point, we are confident that there are no unauthorized actors active in our systems; however, out of an abundance of caution, we want to ensure that all customers take certain preventative measures to protect your data as well.

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Top 9 challenges IT leaders will face in 2023

CIO

Three years ago, IT leaders were squarely focused on how to adopt fledgling AI techniques and approaches into their business models in service of digital transformations that included plans for shifting some workloads to the cloud. But then the pandemic hit, requiring a historic pivot that set some best-laid plans aside and accelerated others. Now that organizations have returned to a new (somewhat) normal, CIOs appear to be focused on getting back to basics — and untangling tech debt incurred i

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Indian fintech KreditBee nears $700 million valuation in new funding

TechCrunch

Indian fintech KreditBee has raised an additional $100 million in a funding round, it said, as the lender looks to scale its business in the South Asian market. The new cash infusion is part of the larger Series D funding , which KreditBee said has now closed at $200 million. The new funding, led by Advent International, values the Bengaluru-headquartered startup at about $680 million, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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Top Three DevOps Tools for Cloud Infrastructure

DevOps.com

A survey of 326 IT executives conducted by the market research firm Omdia on behalf of Canonical found the most widely employed DevOps tool for managing cloud infrastructure is the Bash shell and command language (53%), followed by the Ansible automation platform (47%) and Terraform (40%). Another 27% reported they used tools they developed themselves. […].

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Confluent + Immerok: Cloud Native Kafka Meets Cloud Native Flink

Confluent

Introducing fully managed Apache Kafka® + Flink for the most robust, cloud-native data streaming platform with stream processing, integration, and streaming analytics in one.

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Article: Software Testing, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Trends in 2023

InfoQ Culture Methods

Technology has taken significant leaps within the last few years, introducing advancements that have taken us further into the digital age — impacting the software testing industry and we're seeing advances in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the neural networks making them possible. These new technologies will change how software is developed and tested like never before.

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Revolutionizing Contact Centers: Next-Gen Tech for Enhanced CX

Speaker: Liran Meir Frenkel, Performance Management and RPA Sr Product Marketing Manager at NICE; Harpreet Makan, Practice Director at Everest Group; & Santhosh Kumar, Practice Director at Everest Group

As contact centers navigate the challenges of delivering excellence within budget constraints and adapting to evolving employee expectations, optimizing agent tasks becomes crucial. Discover a holistic approach across three pillars - people, process, and technology - that is essential to excel in this dynamic landscape, and explore how next-gen technologies such as generative AI, performance analytics, and process intelligence play a pivotal role in transforming contact centers into advanced CX

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Best Business Schools In The World For 2023

CEO Insider

The Wharton School takes the prestigious title of the world’s business school for 2023, according to the CEOWORLD magazine. London Business School earned itself a respectable second place, with MIT Sloan School of Management ranked third. The 2023 rankings placed Harvard Business School in fourth ahead of Saïd Business School (Oxford Saïd or SBS) in […].

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2 Innovations That Can Tip the Balance in Cybersecurity

CIO

By John Davis, Retired U.S. Army Major General and Vice President and Federal Chief Security Officer for Palo Alto Networks What critical innovations can change the balance in cybersecurity, providing those of us responsible for defending our organizations with more capabilities against those who would do us harm? This is not just a theoretical exercise.

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Walmart-backed PhonePe’s nine-month 2022 revenue surged to $234 million

TechCrunch

PhonePe clocked a revenue of $234.3 million in the first nine months of 2022, the most valuable Indian fintech startup has disclosed in a filing. The nine-month financials marks a jump from the $201.6 million revenue that the Bengaluru-headquartered generated in the 12-month financial year period ending in March last year. PhonePe, which is valued at $12 billion , has projected a revenue of $325 million for the calendar year 2022 and $504 million for 2023, according to a valuation report prepare

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Why SREs Are Critical to DevOps

DevOps.com

Although a relatively new concept, site reliability engineers (SREs) have become crucial for DevOps teams, helping to solve an array of operational problems such as network availability and user experience. However, in previous years, some people have questioned the longevity of such a role. This article will discuss several reasons why site reliability engineering roles […].

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IDC Analyst Report: The Open Source Blind Spot Putting Businesses at Risk

In a recent study, IDC found that 64% of organizations said they were already using open source in software development with a further 25% planning to in the next year. Most organizations are unaware of just how much open-source code is used and underestimate their dependency on it. As enterprises grow the use of open-source software, they face a new challenge: understanding the scope of open-source software that's being used throughout the organization and the corresponding exposure.

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Popular Software Engineering Conferences in 2023

TechBeacon

In today's constantly evolving tech industry, attending conferences can help you keep up to date with the latest trends and innovations in software engineering. These events offer you the opportunity to refine and maintain your skills as well as learn about best practices. And now that the majority of events are again being held in person, you'll be able to network with your peers and develop strong professional relationships.

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50 CISOs to watch

Lacework

The role of CISO is one of the most important in any organization, and one that holds some of the most significant responsibilities: keeping people and sensitive data safe and secure. Security has been a board-level conversation for a while now –– a direct result of the importance it plays for businesses of all shapes and sizes, especially as they shift to more digital and cloud-first strategies.

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Customizing HTML Form Validation

David Walsh

Form validation has always been my least favorite part of web development. You need to duplicate validation on both client and server sides, handle loads of events, and worry about form element styling. To aid form validation, the HTML spec added some new form attributes like required and pattern to act as very basic validation. Did you know, however, that you can control native form validation using JavaScript?