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The Essential Toolbox for DevOps Analytics

With DevOps teams under constant pressure to improve software delivery cycles while maintaining—and improving—quality, many have turned to continuous testing (CT), implementing it as part of their overall development strategy. CT offers a number of benefits to DevOps teams, but it also introduces new challenges, specifically infinite amounts of data that require analysis. As more […]. The post The Essential Toolbox for DevOps Analytics appeared first on

Not a Fad: The Cloud is Ginormous & Getting Ginormous-er

A Cloud Guru

The economic impact of the U.S. cloud is now larger than the entire agriculture sector, a new IA report finds. Certification Career

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One Skill to Build Trust

In this post I'd like to discuss "Empathy - why it is important in teams and what you can do if you struggle with it". First, we all know what the role of the Scrum Master is, right? The role of the Scrum Master is to "ensure that everyone understands and enacts Scrum". Scrum Guide November 2017.


Bliki: TechnicalDebt

Martin Fowler

Software systems are prone to the build up of cruft - deficiencies in internal quality that make it harder than it would ideally be to modify and extend the system further. Technical Debt is a metaphor, coined by Ward Cunningham, that frames how to think about dealing with this cruft, thinking of it like a financial debt. The extra effort that it takes to add new features is the interest paid on the debt. Imagine I have a confusing module structure in my code base. I need to add a new feature.

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Native Java Debugging on Alpine Linux: GDB, OpenJDK and the Mysterious Unknown Signal


Porting a software project to a new operating system is always interesting and fun, and Alpine Linux with its musl libc brings a unique set of challenges. A while ago, I was tasked with porting OverOps’ native agent to Alpine Linux. In this previous blog post , I got started with Alpine Linux by setting up a fresh Alpine disk install and desktop environment on my laptop, stacked up with C++ and Java development tools.

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Why is Openness Important to You as a Scrum Master?

As a Scrum Master, I know that serving Development Team, Product Owner and Organization to adopt Scrum is not easy. It takes time (and a lot of time) and patience. During that long journey, I recognize the importance of continuous improvement. I need to "make up my mind" every day, keep myself up to date along with continuous learning. By doing so, I can adapt myself and find better ways to support the Scrum Team and Organization to maximize values with Scrum. . .


Self-serve data platform

Martin Fowler

One of the main concerns of distributing the ownership of data to the domains is the duplicated effort and skills required to operate the data pipelines technology stack and infrastructure in each domain. Luckily, building common infrastructure as a platform is a well understood and solved problem; though admittedly the tooling and techniques are not as mature in the data ecosystem. more…. skip-home-page

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Five Simple Things You Can Do to Make Change Easier for People

Change Starts Here

Last week, my local grocery store started rearranging the layout of the shelves. They’re adding higher shelves and moving many groups of items to different parts of the store. There was no warning. I found out when I pushed the cart to an aisle expecting to find something, and it wasn’t there. They had added […]. Change Management

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Three Steps To Promoting Productivity In The Workplace With AI


Read James Freeze list three steps you can use to promote productivity in your organization with artificial intelligence on Forbes : Since artificial intelligence (AI) entered popular conversation, the narrative surrounding the technology has been dominated by excitement — and also apprehension. In the media and around dinner tables, among academics, politicians and everyday workers, […]. Artificial Intelligence News

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Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning

Across all sectors, companies are learning that they can transform their businesses by embracing Intelligent Process Automation, or IPA. With the pairing of AI and RPA, IPA adds a new layer of intelligent decision-making processes to automated RPA tasks. By automating repetitive work, and adding the ability to automate intelligent decision making, intelligent automation frees up your most valuable resources – your employees – to spend more time on higher value and more strategic work. But in order to reap the rewards of Intelligent Process Automation, organizations must first educate themselves and prepare for the adoption of IPA. In our ebook, Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning.

Systems Thinking- From Local Optimization to Global Optimization

We judge others by what they do; we judge ourselves by our intentions.”. Stephen Covey. Your organization has been disturbed by late launches in its last few new products, and now management has charged you with “getting to the bottom of the problem.” You schedule a series of management team meetings with the goal of uncovering the source of the delays and redesigning the launch process to create on-time product releases.

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Enterprise Apps Development Trends: Every Tech Leaders Need To Know

OTS Solutions

Enterprise App Development Trends to Watch Out For. The world of business is becoming more and more connected by web applications. Any tech leader today must become knowledgeable of all Enterprise Apps Development and prepare to upgrade their site’s own web development. Here are some essential Apps Development Trends that you should keep an eye on for the future. Security-minded Enterprise Apps Development is a Must.

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FlexDeploy vs Jenkins for Git Sparse Checkouts


While working with many FlexDeploy customers on DevOps for middleware and enterprise applications, I have noticed that organizations setup a multitude of Git repositories and each repository is used to store source code for many artifacts. For example, one Git repository may contain a few integration composites, service bus projects, application server configurations etc., Read more. The post FlexDeploy vs Jenkins for Git Sparse Checkouts appeared first on Flexagon.

Intelligence Exploitation Summit 23-24 July 2019


Defense Strategies Institute provided us with the following information on what promises to be a very interesting event: Defense Strategies Institute is proud to announce the 5th annual Intelligence Exploitation Summit, occurring on July 23-24, 2019 at the American Institute of Architects in Washington, DC. This year’s summit is designed to bring together members of […]. CTO Events News

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.

Scaling Approvals and Decisions

When a lot of organizations are transitioning from the way they used to work to a more cross-functional, agile squad way of working, they usually look for scaling frameworks to help them do it. . They’re usually worried about how to scale the practices, but the thing that really gets in the way is scaling the decision making and approvals. This is especially true when we have centralized, rather than distributed functions. You need to start with a conversation.


Sage Advice For The First-Time Leader

Terry Starbucker

Dear First-Time Leader: Congratulations! You’ve just been given a fantastic opportunity. But before you dive in, I’d like to pass along a little sage advice. I remember my first day as a leader, 35 years ago. I was not long out of college and I thought what I had learned in the classroom and my first few years in the working world would be enough.

5 Crucial Elements of Application Release Automation


Today’s IT departments are under increasing pressure to release new solutions and enhancements to existing capabilities. Many are expected to deliver updates and new applications in tight timeframes. In a recent survey, 90 percent of DevOps professionals report increasing pressure to accelerate application release, and 93 percent link challenges to manual processes. IT leaders need. Read more. The post 5 Crucial Elements of Application Release Automation appeared first on Flexagon.

Artificial intelligence better than humans at spotting lung cancer


Lung cancer causes almost 160,000 deaths in the United States, according to the most recent estimates. The condition is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S., and early detection is crucial for both stopping the spread of tumors and improving patient outcomes. As an alternative to chest X-rays, healthcare professionals have recently been using […]. Artificial Intelligence News

6 Steps to Improving Your Application’s Analytics Experience

No one designs bad dashboards and reports on purpose. So why do so many applications have terrible analytics experiences? Download this ebook for secrets to creating dashboards and reports your users will love.

Creative Reframing - Strategies

In the previous video , I spoke about the creative reframing technique, that coaches could use as a facilitation or professional coaching tool. This video goes over two main strategies that can be used with the method, namely, Backing from Solutions to Needs and What's Unchangeable about This Problem. . . In the next video , I will wrap up the discussion fo the creative reframing technique by discussing some activities that can make it more useful.

Story Points Revisited

Ron Jeffries

I like to say that I may have invented story points, and if I did, I'm sorry now. Let's explore my current thinking on story points. At least one of us is interested in what I think. Dark-Agile Dark-Scrum success Agile-Related SAFe


Security: Are You Doing DevOps Right?

Phil Kernick, co-founder and CTO of cybersecurity specialist CQR Consulting, has no fundamental problem with DevOps, but asks, from a security perspective, “How many people do it right?” ” If DevOps is going to work and produce secure systems, then developers must take responsibility for security. It’s not something that can be treated as an additional […]. The post Security: Are You Doing DevOps Right? appeared first on

Five warning signs you are at risk of a data breach


Data breaches are one of the biggest threat to organisations today. They can bring operations to a grinding halt, drastically damage your reputation and your relationship with customers, and cause severe financial losses from lost sales, remediation and repair costs, and regulatory fines. Since the introduction of the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) a year […]. Artificial Intelligence News

Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for Performance and Reliability

Speaker: Daniel "spoons" Spoonhower, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep

Many engineering organizations have now adopted microservices or other loosely coupled architectures, often alongside DevOps practices. Together these have enabled individual service teams to become more independent and, as a result, have boosted developer velocity. However, this increased velocity often comes at the cost of overall application performance or reliability. Worse, teams often don’t understand what’s affecting performance or reliability – or even who to ask to learn more. Distributed tracing was developed at organizations like Google and Twitter to address these problems and has also come a long way in the decade since then. By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand why distributed tracing is necessary and how it can bring performance and reliability back under control.

Invitation for Scrum Day India 2019

The 2019 edition of Scrum Day India is happening on Saturday 20 July 2019, in Gurgaon (Delhi NCR). Sanjay Saini, owner of Agile WOW ("Agile Ways of Working"), kindly invited me, as an independent Scrum Caretaker, to open and close the event. I hope many Scrum practitioners register at and join the event. In the end, only eager attendants can turn events into insightful experiences!


A Better Wi-Fi Experience with Dual Channel Wi-Fi™


At least 15 percent of customer service calls are Wi-Fi related, ranging from poor connections to video playback issues, translating to more than $600 million in annual support costs for the cable industry (in North America alone). As the Wi-Fi industry looks for ways to increase speed, coverage and support for more devices in the Wi-Fi ecosystem, one critical element has been overlooked: the need to have the necessary airtime to send data to all end devices in a timely manner.

Becoming a machine learning company means investing in foundational technologies

O'Reilly on Data

Companies successfully adopt machine learning either by building on existing data products and services, or by modernizing existing models and algorithms. In this post, I share slides and notes from a keynote I gave at the Strata Data Conference in London earlier this year. I will highlight the results of a recent survey on machine learning adoption, and along the way describe recent trends in data and machine learning (ML) within companies.

Companies send confusing alerts about data breaches


Building on their previous research that showed consumers often take little action when facing security breaches, researchers analyzed the data breach notifications companies sent to consumers to see if the communications might be responsible for some of the inaction. They found that 97 percent of the 161 sampled notifications were difficult or fairly difficult to read […]. Artificial Intelligence News

Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.