December, 2018

Speed up your development with mobbing

Scrum.org

Development Team Organises Its Own Work. The Development Team is both self-organising and cross-functional and by the end of each Sprint provides an increment that is ‘done’ and releasable. The team defines how to organise work in a Sprint.

The One Thing You Need to do Before Promoting Code to Production

OverOps

Writing, building, compiling and deploying code might seem easier in an automated workflow, but we still need to make sure our code is, indeed, ready for a ‘promotion’.

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4 Data Security Mistakes Most Businesses Make

The Crazy Programmer

Being competitive in the 21 st century requires a business to stay on the cutting edge of technology. For years, companies all over the world have used customer data to make important decisions about the direction they should take.

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Developer On Call

Henrik Warne

For the system at work, I am on call one week every seven weeks. For most of the past ten years, I have been on organized on call rotations for the systems I have been developing. I think being on call is a logical way of taking responsibility for your work. You also learn a lot from it.

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Election hackers are ‘waiting for the bigger prize in 2020’ (Q&A)

The Parallax

LEIPZIG, Germany?Just Just days before heading to Australia for his wedding, University of Michigan computer science professor and electronic voting-machine security expert J.

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Where is the Manager Role in Scrum?

Scrum.org

The Scrum Framework defines three distinct roles; the Product Owner, the Development Team and the Scrum Master. The scrum guide does elude to Stakeholders, but does not mention anything about managers, executives and leaders.

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The Top 13 Sessions From 2018 Ops and Dev Conferences

OverOps

It’s our favorite tradition of the season; Sit back, grab some popcorn and catch up on the top talks you might have missed, or want to watch again. December is almost over, and it’s that time of the year when we look back at all the great things that happened.

5 Best Programming Languages for Kids

The Crazy Programmer

The rate at which children handle gadgets in this technology savvy era is quite interesting. The fact they are able to easily operate the gadgets, run programs on it easily shows that they are intrigued by it.

Yes, Cross-functional Teams — but Real Ones!

Agile Alliance

If you start with Agile, one of the first things you typically do is come up with a team. And yes of course, the team will be cross-functional. But what’s actually meant by cross-functionality? People in software understand this to mean different kinds of developers (e.g.

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Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

What you need to know about the Marriott breach

The Parallax

Obama was president of the United States, Apple introduced its first watch, Russia invaded Crimea, and the San Francisco Giants won the World Series.

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6 steps to create a recruiting budget (Template Included)

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

As the new year approaches, most of the organizations, before closing their finances, are looking at managers across teams to collaborate and share the most optimized recruiting budget for the coming year.

What Small Businesses Need to Know About CRM

OTS Solutions

What Every Small Businesses Need to Know About CRM. Customer relationship management (CRM) software is designed to streamline your business’ interaction with customers and prospects. While it is used regularly in large corporations, many small business owners have not fully embraced CRM systems.

Drive Innovation in Software Development: How to Choose Between Incremental and Fundamental Change

OverOps

Business success is driven by making the right choices so that desirable products or services can be delivered to customers with intended profit margin and customer satisfaction.

5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

Many application teams leave embedded analytics to languish until something—an unhappy customer, plummeting revenue, a spike in customer churn—demands change. But by then, it may be too late. In this White Paper, Logi Analytics has identified 5 tell-tale signs your project is moving from “nice to have” to “needed yesterday.". Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Data Visualization in R

The Crazy Programmer

R programming was developed in 1993 for making graphs and producing statistical results. There are many libraries in R language that can be used for making graphs and producing statistical data.

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OKRs: The Ultimate Guide That Explains Everything You Need To Know

Luis Goncalves

OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) is a recent leadership foundation that helps organisations set, communicate, and measure their goals. Primary function of OKRs is to connect an individual´s personal objectives with the team and the company in a hierarchical way.

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How hackers are approaching medical cybersecurity

The Parallax

PHOENIX—Within minutes of each other, two patients were wheeled into the hospital emergency department with emergency haste. The first patient, a woman in her early 70s, was suffering from what appeared to be a stroke: She was weak on the left side of her body and had difficulty speaking.

Application of advanced analytics and machine learning in the banking industry

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Banks have always been custodian of customer data, but they lack the technological and analytical capability to derive value from the data. On the other hand, fintech companies have the analytical capabilities and, thanks to payments services directives, they now have access to valuable data.

Why “Build or Buy?” Is the Wrong Question for Analytics

Every time an application team gets caught up in the “build vs buy” debate, it stalls projects and delays time to revenue. There is a third option. Partnering with an analytics development platform gives you the freedom to customize a solution without the risks and long-term costs of building your own. Learn when and why it makes sense to build, buy, or take a combined approach to embedded BI. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Servant Leadership 101: The 4 V’s to Create a Strong Foundation

Scrum.org

Servant-leaders must create a strong foundation that helps people feel empowered to take action, enables them to move forward in a common direction despite uncertainty, and to feel inspired and resourceful during challenging times.

[2018 Dev vs. Ops Survey] Why is DevOps Culture Creating Chaos in Enterprises?

OverOps

There has long been a divide between development and operations teams. But recently, there has been a movement to break down these metaphorical walls and build bridges of shared accountability between the two functions.

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Common Problems New Computer Programmers May Experience

The Crazy Programmer

Choosing the right career path can be extremely challenging. For people who love figuring out the complexities of computer code, a career as a programmer is a great option. With over 300,000 existing computer programming positions.

Google and Facebook Diversifying Away from Advertising

NeverFriday

Rick Webb wrote an article last year on how Google and Facebook will eventually suffer from a massive devaluation. This is because while they dominate the digital advertising market, they cannot displace TV advertising easily.

New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

Why do some embedded analytics projects succeed while others fail? We surveyed 500+ application teams embedding analytics to find out which analytics features actually move the needle. Read the 6th annual State of Embedded Analytics Report to discover new best practices. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Is Gmail’s Confidential Mode a safe bet?

The Parallax

When email goes boom, it’s usually because somebody’s account got hacked, and his dirty laundry has exploded all over the Internet. But Google now offers a feature in Gmail that can help prevent the private contents of your messages from leaking out.

Selling the Investment to Pay Down Technical Debt: The Code Christmas Tree

Agile Alliance

The story of a team trying to solve their technical debt problem by making that problem visible. Technology technical debt

Do I Need Domain Knowledge to be an Amazing Scrum Master?

Scrum.org

Does a Scrum Master really need technical business knowledge? If you’re trying to break in the world of Scrum, you might be asking yourself: Does a Scrum Master really need technical knowledge? Do they need business knowledge? I’m here to set the record straight.

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How 3 women technologists built a career of their dreams

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Did you know that women seeking leadership roles often report a lack of good mentors as an obstacle to their career growth. We recently ran a survey for women technologists and almost 47% of the respondents claimed that they had no tech mentors or role models to look up to.

The Complete Predictive Analytics Lifecycle for Application Teams

Speaker: Sriram Parthasarathy, Senior Director of Predictive Analytics, Logi Analytics

Applications with predictive analytics are able to deliver massive value to end users. But what steps should product managers take to add predictive analytics to their applications? In this webinar, we’ll walk through an end-to-end lifecycle of embedding predictive analytics inside an application. Find out how a real-world application decided what predictive questions to ask, sourced the right data, organized resources, built models, deployed predictive analytics in production, and monitored model performance over time.

Working with Apps in Django

The Crazy Programmer

In this tutorial, we’ll learn about: What is app in django project and why to use it? How to create app in django project? So let’s start with very first question. What is app in django project and why to use it? We’ve seen that how to create a project in django.

Five Important Practices For A CIO To Go Digital Transformation

OTS Solutions

5 Reasons Why a CIO Needs to Go Digital Transformation. Digital transformation offers your company new ventures and opportunities you never imagined. Your company can add revenue streams while keeping up with customer demands.

Here’s what Facebook shared about you in its latest scandal

The Parallax

Facebook doesn’t seem to be learning much from its growing list of data-oriented scandals. Instead of responding by revamping its business practices, the social network appears to keep telling its 2.27 billion active monthly users , “Hold my beer!”. It’s not exactly reassuring.