Sat.Nov 16, 2019 - Fri.Nov 22, 2019

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.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

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.”

BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.

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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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.

2019 State of Engineering Performance Management Report

More than 100 software leaders were asked how they manage and measure engineering performance. How do the findings stack up to your own experience? The report includes the top engineering challenges and the most used performance metrics.

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.

The Project Manager (A Misunderstood Product Owner Stance)

Scrum.org

The Project Manager is typically concerned with day-to-day progress of the Development Team.

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.

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.

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

SaltStack: Plugin-Oriented Programming Could Help Open Source Woes

The New Stack

SaltStack sponsored The New Stack’s news coverage of SaltConf19. Open source projects today, even purportedly successful ones, often stagnate as they become more maintenance-centric. They don’t continue to help solve new and complex problems as they did originally, some would argue.

The Collaborator (A Preferred Product Owner Stance)

Scrum.org

What is a Collaborator? We all know them; Tiger Woods, Christiano Ronaldo, Rafael Nadal, and LeBron James. Some of the best sports players in the world and they are all recognized for their great individual performance as an athlete.

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How the dark web works: What your security team needs to know

TechBeacon

The dark web is a destination where cybercriminals use electronic means to communicate about and traffic in stolen data. They often use the Tor network, black markets, and underground forums, and they arrive using myriad standard communication tools allowing ease of use and privacy.

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.

The Essential Guide to Building Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports, and analytics in an existing application presents some unique opportunities—and poses unique challenges—to software teams. Download this eBook to hear 16 product experts share insights on business intelligence, UI/UX, security, and everything that goes into building a successful application with analytics at its core.

Introducing ksqlDB

Confluent

Today marks a new release of KSQL, one so significant that we’re giving it a new name: ksqlDB. Like KSQL, ksqlDB remains freely available and community licensed, and you can […]. Application Connector Management Event Streaming KSQL ksqlDB Pull Queries Release Stream Processing

Cloudflow: A Framework for Streaming Data Pipelines on Kubernetes

The New Stack

Lightbend , the company that created the Scala programming language and Akka middleware, has launched Cloudflow , an open source framework to make it easier to develop and deploy streaming data pipelines on Kubernetes.

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How a Scrum Master and Product Owner Deliver Value in Agile Software Development

Gorilla Logic

A question that we often hear from clients who are new to Agile software development is, “Why do you recommend that our Agile development team include a Scrum Master and Product Owner? Aren’t they one and the same?” We understand the confusion.

Operational Excellence and the Success of Software Deployments

DevOps.com

When we talk about best practices for software reliability, the conversation tends to focus on optimizing the applications themselves and the infrastructure that hosts them. The driving idea is reliability must be baked into system architectures and infrastructure from the beginning.

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

The Subject Matter Expert (A Misunderstood Product Owner Stance)

Scrum.org

What is a Subject Matter Expert? The Subject Matter Expert or SME is the expert in telling you how stuff works. Product Owners that favor this stance are a blessing and a curse.

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Oracle Launches API Gateway, Kafka Streaming, Logging for Oracle Cloud

The New Stack

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6 Reasons Devs Are The Happiest People At Work

Coding Dojo

Puppy wrangler. Candy analyst. 1st-class-lounge tester. These are the kind of job titles you would associate with someone who is … Read more >>. The post 6 Reasons Devs Are The Happiest People At Work appeared first on Coding Dojo Blog. All Posts coding bootcamp happiness office quality of life salary workplace

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