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Building a Distributed Team


I recently saw a post on Twitter that claimed something along the lines of “Remote work is mostly BS”, which inspired me to write this blog.

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“Not Everything that can be counted…” (Cameron, 1963)

Have you heard the term “lamp post metric”? [i] i] This is a measurement that is easy to gather and may even seem like common sense. If you lose something on a dark night, where are you going to look? Without a doubt, you will look under the lighted areas of the lamp posts where you last walked.

7 Ways to Introduce DevOps in Your Work Culture

As many industries are going through a wave of digital transformation, a number of key technologies and principles are being deployed to business advantage. One such principle is DevOps.

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Report: Technical Debt is Costing You More Than You Think


How many errors does the average application have? And, how much do these errors cost companies each year? We all know application issues cost money, but quantifying it – well, that’s a harder task.

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The Changing Role of CX Testing in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Diego Lo Giudice and Chad Hendren

With new competition emerging every day, businesses are transforming themselves, and using software as a means to drive differentiation. Digital transformation has become a key initiative for businesses across the globe, and CX is ground zero. Register now for this webinar and hear from Cyara and their guest speaker, Diego Lo Giudice of Forrester, how testing and QA practices are changing to enable and accelerate digital transformation.

Sustaining machine learning in the enterprise

O'Reilly Media - Data

Drawing insights from recent surveys, Ben Lorica analyzes important trends in machine learning. Continue reading Sustaining machine learning in the enterprise

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Agile Q&A: Why do Organizations Adopt Agile?

Agile Alliance

Explore the main reasons organizations adopt Agile and why your organization's rationale for adopting Agile may impact the implementation's success. Framework agile adoption

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Comparing Nuclio and AWS Lambda

With serverless, you delegate the responsibility of running your infrastructure to a platform provider as much as possible.

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A health check playbook for your Postgres database

The Citus Data

I talk with a lot of folks that set their database up, start working with it, and then are surprised by issues that suddenly crop up out of nowhere. The reality is, so many don’t want to have to be a DBA, instead you would rather build features and just have the database work.

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Leadership?—?Succession Planning and Philanthropy

I have been fortunate enough to have a successful career as a change agent. I leverage my experience of navigating the world with Cerebral Palsy?—?a a world that was not yet ready to deal with a person with a disability?—?to

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

Highlights from the Strata Data Conference in San Francisco 2019

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Watch highlights from expert talks covering AI, machine learning, data analytics, and more. People from across the data world are coming together in San Francisco for the Strata Data Conference. Below you'll find links to highlights from the event.

How To Avoid A Big and Demoralizing Leadership Fail (Unless You Are A Vulcan)

Terry Starbucker

How many times have we heard these words in a workplace? “We’re We’re in the dark here”. Nobody knows what’s going on”. “This is an information vacuum!” ” Too many times, right? These are classic signs of a (very) big leadership fail I call “ Leadership by Osmosis “.

The Importance of Distributed Tracing for Apache-Kafka-Based Applications


Apache-Kafka ® -based applications stand out for their ability to decouple producers and consumers using an event log as an intermediate layer. One result of this is that producers and consumers don’t know about each other, as there is no direct communication between them.

Metrics: What Happens in Vegas stays… Does It Though?

In the previous 3 articles I reviewed some of the most important Agile metrics that Dan Vacanti’s ActionableAgile software helps you to get with ease. Those were Cycle Time with the help of the Cycle Time Scatterplot , and a multitude of metrics, provided by the Cumulative Flow Diagram (CFD).

Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

Adobe Strategy Revolves Around DevOps

At the Adobe Summit 2019 conference this week, Adobe detailed that its Adobe Experience Cloud customer experience ecosystem is reliant on a set of best DevOps processes that is wrapped around a modern microservices architecture and layered on top of big data platform deployed on the Azure cloud.

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Build a Decentralized Web Chat in 15 Minutes

David Walsh

In this 15 minute tutorial we’re going to build a simple decentralized chat application which runs entirely in a web browser. All you will need is a text editor , a web browser , and a basic knowledge of how to save HTML files and open them in the browser.

Responsible JavaScript: Part I

A List Apart

By the numbers, JavaScript is a performance liability. If the trend persists, the median page will be shipping at least 400 KB of it before too long, and that’s merely what’s transferred.

Weekly Scrum Interview Question: What Is Velocity?

What is Scrum Team Velocity? This is a tricky one, and you need to be answering it in the context of the organization you are interviewing with and its complementary practices. Let’s start with the basics. Velocity is mentioned quite a few times in connection with Scrum in various contexts. First thing you might hear is that the velocity is a measure of the team’s ability to deliver value to the customer. That’s quite an okay definition you might give to your interviewer.


Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

Find out which industries, use cases, and business applications are the best opportunities for data monetization. Understand what data is being monetized, who wants it, and why. Use data you already own to create new revenue sources. Download the eBook today!

When DevOps and Marketing Collide: Insights From Adobe Summit 2019

I attended Adobe Summit 2019 to research the intersection of DevOps and marketing. Below are insights from my interviews with leading marketing technology experts. Is DevOps making its way into marketing? In a short answer, a soft “Yes.”

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Free Programming Courses from Harvard, MIT, Microsoft and more (Sponsored)

David Walsh

Did you know that you can learn programming online from institutions like Harvard, MIT and Microsoft on ? The nonprofit site offers 2000 online courses from 140 institutions worldwide. Courses are free to try.

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Visualise coupling between contexts in Big Picture EventStorming


A Big Picture EventStorming is a type of EventStorming where you get business and IT from an organisation into one room to explore the entire line of that business. This way we can find competing goals, ambiguity in the language, communication boundaries between contexts, and most important we share knowledge! We end up with a visual […]. The post Visualise coupling between contexts in Big Picture EventStorming appeared first on Xebia Blog.

What are the Top-Paying Cloud Certifications for 2019?

A Cloud Guru

So you’ve chosen to pursue a career in cloud infrastructure and development. Or you’re leaning that way. It’s a major decision, but not the only one you’ll have to make.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Lessons from a Successful Large-Scale Agile Transition

Completing a large-scale agile transition can seem intimidating for any business. Agile pushes teams to change their cultural expectations and work processes—a combination that is tough on any work environment. Larger organizations, however, often face an especially daunting migration.

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How to Achieve Consistent Quality in AI


AI has tremendous potential for benefiting humanity in every area of how we live and work. While most people realize this fact, their hopes for AI also come with a note of caution.

Retrospectives should be a natural and continuous process


As a Xebian my typical day is spent working on one of the projects we do for our clients. And for those projects that I do together with other Xebians I end every day with a fifteen minute chat; discussing what we have done that day, sharing our observations, learning lessons and adjusting our plans […]. The post Retrospectives should be a natural and continuous process appeared first on Xebia Blog


The next CEO of Stack Overflow

Joel on Software

Big news! We’re looking for a new CEO for Stack Overflow. I’m stepping out of the day-to-day and up to the role of Chairman of the Board. Stack Overflow has been around for more than a decade. As I look back, it’s really amazing how far it has come.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.