Sat.Sep 02, 2023 - Fri.Sep 08, 2023

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The 10 Laws of Testing

Dzone - DevOps

Words we as developers should live by: “Quality comes not from inspection, but from the improvement of the production process.” — W. Edwards Deming Axiom: “Tests are code.” Too many organizations treat anything that isn’t coded as disposable. It is obvious that testing is indispensable, yet time and time again we find teams who treat test automation and related material as second-class citizens.

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3 Ways to Achieve Faster App Development Without Compromising Security

DevOps.com

DevOps teams must maximize development speed without compromising security. Here are three ways to accomplish that.

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Despite Concerns, AI Increasingly Used to Build Software

DevOps.com

A GitLab survey found AI is increasingly used to build software despite concerns about introducing it into the SDLC.

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Sum an Array of Numbers with JavaScript

David Walsh

It’s rare that I’m disappointed by the JavaScript language not having a function that I need. One such case was summing an array of numbers — I was expecting Math.sum or a likewise, baked in API. Fear not — summing an array of numbers is easy using Array.prototype.reduce ! const numbers = [1, 2, 3, 4]; const sum = numbers.reduce((a, b) => a + b, 0); The 0 represents the starting value while with a and b , one represents the running total with the other representing the va

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7 Pitfalls for Apache Cassandra in Production

Apache Cassandra is an open-source distributed database that boasts an architecture that delivers high scalability, near 100% availability, and powerful read-and-write performance required for many data-heavy use cases. However, many developers and administrators who are new to this NoSQL database often encounter several challenges that can impact its performance.

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Stop Leaking Secrets!

DevOps.com

All too often, software teams trip over complexities and inadvertently leave secrets exposed in private and public software repositories.

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We Were Built for This Moment

Dataiku

Today, Dataiku announced several milestones. One was about the scale of our business: passing $230 million in annual recurring revenue (ARR). Another was about the geographic balance of our business: passing $100 million in ARR in both our Americas and EMEA regions. And a third is about preparing for the coming decade: hiring Wall Street and software veteran Krish Venkataraman in the newly created role of President.

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Unleashing the Power of Microservices With Spring Cloud

Dzone - DevOps

The rise of microservices architecture has changed the way developers build and deploy applications. Spring Cloud , a part of the Spring ecosystem, aims to simplify the complexities of developing and managing microservices. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore Spring Cloud and its features and demonstrate its capabilities by building a simple microservices application.

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X, formerly Twitter, caught running unlabeled ads in users’ Following feeds

TechCrunch

X, the company formerly known as Twitter, has been caught running unlabeled ads in users’ Following feeds, TechCrunch has learned and was able to confirm firsthand.

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Price shock: IBM to increase cloud costs by up to 26% from 2024

CIO

IBM is all set to increase its cloud services costs by up to 26% from January 2024. The new price rise will affect infrastructure-as-a-service ( IaaS ) and platform-as-a-service ( PaaS ) offerings, the company said in a GitHub post. International customers will witness a steeper price hike compared to their US peers. IBM PaaS services — slated for a 3% price hike globally — include IBM’s Kubernetes Services, RedHat OpenShift, all security services, and all cloud database offerings including Mes

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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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Xef 0.0.3 Adds Google Cloud Platform Integration and More

Xebia

We are excited to announce the release of xef version 0.0.3! Here are the notable changes and improvements: Features & Improvements Introduced CoreAIScope as Autocloseable which has now been renamed to Conversation for simpler access. Thanks, @victorcrrd! Various Java examples have been added including SQL examples by @adam47deg, GPT-4 examples by @Zevleg, and more.

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4 Skills the Next Generation of Data Scientists Needs to Develop

Harvard Business Review

As reliance on data and analytics continues to expand across industries from agriculture to manufacturing, health care to financial services, it stands to reason that the next generation of data leaders will have far-reaching roles that impact strategy, decision-making, operations, and countless other functions.

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Are AI models doomed to always hallucinate?

TechCrunch

Large language models (LLMs) like OpenAI’s ChatGPT all suffer from the same problem: they make stuff up. The mistakes range from strange and innocuous — like claiming that the Golden Gate Bridge was transported across Egypt in 2016 — to highly problematic, even dangerous.

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6 signs an IT manager is struggling — and how to help

CIO

IT managers increasingly find themselves oversubscribed, challenged, and in many cases floundering, and it’s little wonder why. Pressured to do more with less, faster, in flatter organizational structures, IT middle managers serve as a company catchall, with too much time spent on lower-value tasks such as administrative work and planning rather than high-value work such as actually managing and executing plans, according to a recent survey from McKinsey.

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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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Three new Google Features in Google Drive and Sheets

Xebia

The start of the new school year is often a busy period. Take advantage of these three time-saving updates in Google Drive and Google Sheets. New Menu Layout in Google Drive This year, we already got a fresh look for Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides. In line with this, the right-click menu for files and folders has also undergone a makeover. The menu’s functionality remains unchanged, but you will notice that menu items have been given new names, are rearranged, and sometimes grouped

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Is India the World’s Next Great Economic Power?

Harvard Business Review

Is India’s economic rise inevitable? There’s good reason to think that this latest round of Indo-optimism might be different than previous iterations, but the country still has major challenges to address to make good on this promise. In terms of drivers, demand — in the form of a consumer boom, context appropriate innovation, and a green transition — and supply — in the form of a demographic dividend, access to finance, and major infrastructure upgrades — are helping to push the country forward

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Nigerian embedded finance platform Anchor raises $2.4M to expand product offerings

TechCrunch

Anchor, a Nigerian banking-as-a-service (BaaS) provider, has raised $2.4 million in seed investment. Justin Kan’s Goat Capital led the financing round which also welcomed participation from FoundersX, Rebel Fund and some existing investors, including Y Combinator and Byld Ventures. The fintech emerged from stealth a year ago with over $1 million in pre-seed funding.

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Governance for responsible AI: The easy things and the hard ones

CIO

By Charna Parkey and Steven Tiell, DataStax. Companies developing and deploying AI solutions need robust governance to ensure they’re used responsibly. But what exactly should they focus on? Based on a recent DataStax panel discussion, “ Enterprise Governance in a Responsible AI World ,” there are a few hard and easy things organizations should pay attention to when designing governance to ensure the responsible use of AI.

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“Build vs Buy Analytics?” The Question ALL SaaS Leaders Need to Answer in 2024

As a SaaS leader, you know that the more metrics, insights, and analytics you add to your products, the more engagement you’ll have – and the stickier your product will become with customers. At what point do you decide to keep building your analytics in-house or invest in an embedded analytics solution? Read our Build vs. Buy Analytics guide to learn: Top 4 benefits of embedded analytics A quick cost comparison of in-house analytics development vs embedded analytics 10 considerations to help yo

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How I Migrated a Customer’s reCAPTCHA Keys from Free to Enterprise in Just 3 Steps

Xebia

Recently, I helped a customer migrate their existing v3 reCAPTCHA keys from free to Enterprise version. This was a relatively simple process, but there were a few things that I needed to keep in mind in order to make the migration as smooth as possible. In order to help you do the same, I listed down the steps I took. To have a clear separation of the costs incurred, I created a new project in the customer’s Google Cloud Console.

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Smaller Companies Must Embrace Risk Management

Harvard Business Review

SMEs do not have the same regulatory pressures that can lead larger companies to measure and mitigate their risks, but they also have fewer buffer resources to resist unexpected shocks. They are one large potential incident away from bankruptcy. That’s why SMEs can benefit from taking three actions: designing controls proportionate to the risks at stake, analyzing the lessons from success (not only from failures), and using risk management to boost and protect business performance.

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Kotani gets $2M pre-seed to help African workers send money home via crypto — without the internet

TechCrunch

Of the many lofty promises of cryptocurrency, one of the most commendable ones is its potential to bring financial inclusion to underserved users. Nairobi-based Kotani Pay is a crypto payments startup with a vision to make cross-border remittances easier for the large underbanked populations in Africa.

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Is AI in the enterprise ready for primetime? Not yet.

CIO

Although bullish on the prospects for AI to automate many work activities, McKinsey acknowledges it’ll take several decades for this to happen at any scale. CIOs and other executive leaders should keep this in mind amid the hype and wild claims made by many vendors and consultants. There are a number of reasons why meaningful AI deployments within the enterprise will take longer than many imagine.

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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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Green Software is Event Driven and Carbon Aware, with Kubernetes and KEDA

Xebia

Did you know that data centres emit more carbon than aviation or shipping? And it is not slowing down, with some research forecasting that computing will contribute 14% of global emissions by 2040. Even worse, a significant portion of these emissions is wasted on non-production resources running outside office hours, always having your application scaled out for peak hours.

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Tenable's Plan to Acquire Ermetic Will Accelerate Customer Value in CNAPP and Exposure Management

Tenable

The acquisition of cloud security innovator Ermetic, once completed, will add unified, elegantly integrated CNAPP and market-leading CIEM capabilities to the Tenable portfolio. Today, Tenable announced our intent to acquire Ermetic, an innovator in the cloud security market with deep expertise and capabilities in the complex discipline of securing cloud identities and entitlements.

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X, formerly Twitter, challenges California’s new transparency law as unconstitutional

TechCrunch

X, formerly known as Twitter, has filed a lawsuit alleging that a new California law requiring social networks to declare certain moderation practices is a violation of the company’s Constitutional right to free speech. AB 587 was signed into law a year ago.

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Estée Lauder applies AI, AR for cosmetics accessibility

CIO

How can we help visually impaired individuals use our products and feel more self-reliant and confident? That’s the question The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) set out to answer in 2022 with the help of AI and augmented reality (AR). The result is the Voice-enabled Makeup Assistant (VMA), now fully launched in the UK and US, and soon to debut worldwide.

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Addressing Top Enterprise Challenges in Generative AI with DataRobot

The buzz around generative AI shows no sign of abating in the foreseeable future. Enterprise interest in the technology is high, and the market is expected to gain momentum as organizations move from prototypes to actual project deployments. Ultimately, the market will demand an extensive ecosystem, and tools will need to streamline data and model utilization and management across multiple environments.

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Electronic Signing now Available for Google!

Xebia

In today’s ever-evolving digital landscape, electronic signatures have become the new norm for handling official documents, including essential contracts. However, the convenience of this modern necessity often comes with a price tag, as many turn to costly third-party solutions. But what if we shared some exciting news from Google that’s set to transform the way we sign documents online?

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Stop Overworking After Vacation

Harvard Business Review

After a vacation, it can be tempting to double down on work in an attempt to make up for “lost” time, or to try to hurry through the time it takes to get back up to speed. Other times, the urge to overwork stems from a well-meaning effort to relieve team members of the extra work they were covering for you, or a desire to demonstrate that even though you were away, your commitment remains high and you’re still valuable to the organization.

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Telecom operators in India want tech companies to pay for network usage

TechCrunch

Telecom operators in India, the second largest wireless market, would like internet companies to compensate for using their networks, a recommendation they’ve made to the local regulatory body, echoing a viewpoint that is gaining some momentum in other parts of the world.

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