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California Consumer Privacy Act Looms Large

TechTalk

The U.S. doesn’t have a federal comprehensive privacy law like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), but the legislatures in individual states have been moving to fill in the gaps by passing their own statutes to provide privacy protections to their residents.

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Article: 13 Practices for Better Code Reviews

InfoQ Culture Methods

When done incorrectly, code review can be irritating, excessively time consuming, and have little or no impact on code quality. However, if done well, it can improve the quality of code and reduce the overall time spent delivering features.

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The Road Ahead for Security, DevOps Transformation

DevOps.com

Qualys hosted its Qualys Security Conference 19 this week in Las Vegas. Hundreds of attendees from around the world have gathered at the Bellagio hotel to learn more about the current state of cybersecurity and what the future has in store.

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Bliki: ExploratoryTesting

Martin Fowler

Exploratory testing is a style of testing that emphasizes a rapid cycle of learning, test design, and test execution.

From Build to Buy: The Path to Better Analytics for Your Application

Speaker: Ardeshir Ghanbarzadeh, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Logi Analytics

Making the transition from building your analytics in-house to investing in a third-party embedded solution can be complicated.Watch this webinar with Ardeshir Ghanbarzadeh, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Logi Analytics, for tips on making the transition as smooth as possible, and getting on the right path to better analytics for your app!

5 guerrilla tactics for a DevOps-resistant organization

TechBeacon

So your development team wants to start using DevOps, but the ops team has dug in its heels, the infrastructure team is throwing up roadblocks left and right, and management is oblivious to the whole disagreement? DevOps, DevOps Trends, App Dev

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Help – It’s Not a Dirty Word!

N2Growth Blog

With a new year staring us right in the face, I thought I’d dust off an old post as a useful reminder for leaders planning the year ahead – “ help ” is not a dirty word. I have always believed asking for help is a sign of maturity as a leader. I think John Lennon said it best: “I get by with a little help from my friends.” ” So my question is this – are you easy to help?

A Simple Way to Guide a Complex Topic: Culture

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Creating company culture is the basis of every good organization. Today’s post is by Jesse Newton, author of Simply Work (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Culture is a bit of nebulous topic. There are many different definitions and approaches for identifying and evolving culture.

The Edge of Test Automation: DevTestOps and DevSecOps

Dzone - DevOps

Don't push me 'cause I'm close to the edge. The state of software development is evolving rapidly as software developers and testers have started moving to DevOps.

Great Leaders Give Direction Not Directions

Next Level Blog

A few weeks ago, I opened a post with a story about one of my favorite questions for leaders, “What is it that only you can do?” Since then, I’ve asked that question again in one of my last keynotes of the year and got an answer back that was so clear and succinct that I just had to share it with you. The answer I received back from an executive in the room is actually the title of this post, “Great leaders give direction, not directions.”

Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

Pre-mortems, steering clear of the rocks.

Xebia

Are you worried your new project won’t be successful? Or afraid getting stuck applying these new techniques you just learned in a training? Or are you perhaps part of a very pro-active organization, but is a lack of focus crushing all new initiatives in the long run?

Non-functional Requirements: Examples, Types, How to Approach

Altexsoft

Imagine that you’re buying a motorcycle. What would it be? Is it supposed to reach a maximum speed of 170 miles per hour and not to fall apart? Should it hold at least two adults with an ability to expand the seating space? And let’s not forget about the security systems.

Avoid These Infuriating Phrases in End-of-Year Feedback

Let's Grow Leaders

For most managers, the only thing they dread more than going to their own end-of-year performance appraisal is holding end-of-year feedback discussions with their team. Because the performance appraisal system is unnatural by design. Imagine if we burdened our home relationships […].

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OODA Loop Launches A New Series Of Market Based Assessments Aimed At Your Success

CTOvision

Technology driven business transformation is never equal. Some businesses will not grasp the nature of change quick enough. Others will see new opportunities for innovation and will execute in ways that lead to market domination.

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

CEO Spotlight: Lorenzo Pellegrino of Skrill Discusses Its Crypto Market Entry

CEO Insider

Lorenzo Pellegrino is the CEO of digital wallets Skrill, NETELLER and affiliate marketing services company Income Access which are all part of the Paysafe Group, which has annual revenues of more than $1.9 billion.

Why Integrated Infrastructure Is the Key to IT Success

DevOps.com

At first glance, your IT infrastructure might seem like your house’s basement. It supports everything, but you don’t pay much attention to it or spend much time or energy trying to make it beautiful.

Are resumes the right indicator of tech talent?

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

“I’ve screened through a 1000 developer resumes but still haven’t found the right candidate”. Are you spending countless hours sifting through resumes yet not being able to find the right tech talent? Maybe, you have been screening them the wrong way all along.

Can Artificial Intelligence Learn to Learn?

CTOvision

Read Jun Wu’s article about how artificial intelligence can learn to learn on Forbes : As businesses integrate Artificial Intelligence into their systems, technology professionals are looking at a new frontier of AI innovation. This is in the area of Meta-Learning.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Seven Extra Skills You Need to Become a Versatile Change Agent

Change Starts Here

In a recent conversation with someone who was hiring for an internal change consulting position, they said they needed someone who could go beyond traditional change management activities. They were looking for someone versatile, who could go into any situation and be able to move it forward.

The Phoenicorn Project

DevOps.com

The Unicorn Project is the sequel to the ground-breaking book The Phoenix Project. Most people know the story about Bill the IT manager at Parts Unlimited, who is tasked with fixing a derailed IT project or having his IT department outsourced.

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) vs DevOps: What’s the Difference?

Daffodil Software

Software Reliability Engineering and DevOps are two sought after disciplines, trying to maintain a balance between the software engineering and operations team. Since both approaches seem to sort similar problems, there is confusion if they are similar or can be used interchangeably.

Dealing With Bias in Artificial Intelligence

CTOvision

Read Craig S. Smith’s article about bias in artificial intelligence on Ne Bias is an unavoidable feature of life, the result of the necessarily limited view of the world that any single person or group can achieve.

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.

When It’s Time to Power Your Business with Business Intelligence

Gorilla Logic

First, What Is Business Intelligence? Some people think that business intelligence is just retrieving information from a database, and creating reports and dashboards. At Gorilla Logic, we see business intelligence as much more than that.

Five Tips for Solving the Technology Skills Gap

DevOps.com

The insightful, and sometimes breathless, predictions regarding digital transformation are everywhere. We are right to be mindful of both the potential and the challenges posed by digital transformation.

How Machine Learning Enhances Performance Engineering and Testing

PSL

As enterprise software platforms expand in complexity and importance, performance anomalies have become a serious threat that can result in millions of dollars in losses. Faced with this challenge, performance engineering experts have begun utilizing. Software Development

6 Emerging AI And Machine Learning Trends To Watch In 2020

CTOvision

This news shouldn’t surprise you: the market for artificial intelligence solutions continues to grow at a fast clip and represents tens of billions of dollars in revenue. Case in point: a report by research firm IDC in September said global spending for AI systems will reach $97.9 billion in 2023, a staggering increase from the projected […].

5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Homegrown Analytics

If you built your analytics in house, chances are your basic features are no longer enough for your end users. Is it time to move on to a more robust analytics solution with more advanced capabilities? Follow this free guide for tips on making the build to buy transition.