Sat.Sep 07, 2019 - Fri.Sep 13, 2019

Does Your Team Produce ‘Bugs’?

Sub-title: Not Every Defect is a ‘Bug’. Name It to Tame It.” Dr. Dan Siegal coined that phrase as a way of handling difficult emotional responses. Applying a name to an emotion can help a person manage or conquer it.


7 Ways to See How Productive Your Software Team Is

Kovair - DevOps

Tracking the productivity of your software development team is not something to be taken lightly. Your business success depends upon how efficient your team is. The post 7 Ways to See How Productive Your Software Team Is appeared first on Kovair Blog.

Reimagining Experimentation Analysis at Netflix

Netflix TechBlog

Toby Mao , Sri Sri Perangur , Colin McFarland Another day, another custom script to analyze an A/B test. Maybe you’ve done this before and have an old script lying around. If it’s new, it’s probably going to take some time to set up, right? Not at Netflix.

Orchestration and Observability in CD4ML

Martin Fowler

Danilo, Arif and Christoph finish the technical components of Continuous Delivery for Machine Learning with the last two items: Continuous Delivery Orchestration, and Model Monitoring and Observability. more…. skip-home-page

Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

To Build a Healthy DevOps Culture, Look to Your Ecosystem

How do you do DevOps? Here’s a hint: Don’t fixate on finding the right tools or implementing the right processes.

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Perform Trend Analysis of Architecture Quality

Dzone - DevOps

Something stinks. Code smells occur at all granularities. We may categorize smells based on their scope and impact. Specifically, smells arising within a local scope, typically within a method, could be referred to as implementation smells (such as empty catch block or magic number ).

The Development Team in Scrum - Just Developers or a Real Team?

Software developers are mostly guys, happy to work by themselves at night in dark rooms. And they turn coffee, cola and pizza into code. Right? My experience so far. To be honest, the longer I have worked in software development the more wrong this stereotype feels to me.


The actual cost of lock-in and how to reduce it

Martin Fowler

Gregor completes his article by totting up the total cost of avoiding lock-in, and considering some examples of the decisions around lock-in. more…. skip-home-page

5 Best Practices for Managing Open-Source Components

In today’s connected world, software development environments focus a lot on faced-paced development.

How to Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.

Miscellaneous unsolicited (and possibly biased) career advice

Erik Bernhardsson

No one asked for this, but I’m something like ~12 years into my career and have had my fair share of mistakes and luck so I thought I’d share some of those things. Honestly, I feel like I’ve mostly benefitted from luck.

The Agile Manifesto from a Lean Perspective

“Everybody has their manifesto; let them talk their language, come to the people, and the people will decide” -- Prakash Raj. So where were you between February the 11th and 13th, 2001? Well, since you appear to have difficulty remembering, let me narrow things down.

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Experiments Tracking and Model Deployment in CD4ML

Martin Fowler

The team tackles some more technical components of Continuous Delivery for Machine Learning. This time they look at Experiments Tracking and Model Deployment. more…. skip-home-page

Automated Multiplatform Deployment for DevOps

In a simpler world, every CI/CD pipeline would need to support only one deployment platform. In the real world, multiplatform deployment (which means deploying an application to run on multiple OS platforms) is a must-have for many organizations.

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The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

Prerequisites For Machine Learning

The Crazy Programmer

Machine Learning has rightly become one of the most popular technologies around and according to Artificial Intelligence (AI) researchers, every single thing ranging from our food, to our jobs, to the software we write will be affected by it.

What Does The Scrum Master Do When The Team Is Already Mature?

Every year I like to deliberately go somewhere far from the crowd to take a break and reflect. You can say that it's similar to a retrospectives. Often times I may not realised whether as a Scrum Master my service to the organisation is already effective or not.


How to Help Your Team Bring You Better Ideas

Let's Grow Leaders

You don’t just want ideas—you want GOOD ideas. There’s no time for half-baked solutions to trivial problems. But if you stop listening, they’ll stop sharing, and you’ll miss the good ones. How you respond to incomplete, off-base, or inelegant ideas makes all […].

Why COBOL Still Matters After 60 Years

In the world of DevOps, the Agile Manifesto and countless other application delivery frameworks, one has to wonder how an anachronism such as the programming language COBOL (common business-oriented language) has managed to remain relevant.

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

3 ways to get test automation done within your sprints


Many development teams won't attempt to create features and automate the tests for those features within the same sprint, since these two development activities together can easily take up the entire two-week sprint.

Why does the Scrum Team need Self-Organization?

To answer the question, let’s go through these two definitions of “Team” and “Self-Organization”. What is a team? Team is a group of people who work together, to finish a work or a destination. Somehow, it is a natural need, when the individuals feel, they can’t handle their work alone.

Research Shows Open Source Program Offices Improve Software Practices

The New Stack

The Linux Foundation sponsored this post. Using open source software is commonplace, with only a minority of companies preferring a proprietary-first software policy.

Better Together: Why Software-Development Toolmakers Should Embrace Integration

It’s getting harder for businesses that are building technology tools to get attention, traction and ultimately widespread adoption.

Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

Product teams tend to get ahead of themselves by rushing from idea straight to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). How can a product manager slow their team down and prevent them from wasting valuable resources? Join Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant, as he introduces a new way of understanding MVPs and explores how you can approach validation without wasting the resources of your development team.

Definitive Guide to Selecting Your Continuous Testing Tools

Dzone - DevOps

There's a testing tool for every need, but which to choose? As a software developer and testing expert with over 20 years in this industry, I've seen tools and solutions grow and disappear from the market. That's OK, and that's the lifecycle and "price" of innovation.

Don’t blame “agile” for existing problems

Why is it that when the going gets tough, “agile” gets the blame? There is so much online bashing of [insert random agile framework or method] going on, that it made me wonder if there is a pattern behind it. I believe there is. Where did “agile” start? Agile is nothing new.

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Error'd: Many Languages, One WTF

The Daily WTF

"It's as if IntelliJ IDEA just gave up trying to parse my code," writes John F. Henry D. writes, "If you have a phone in English but have it configured to recognize two different languages, simple requests sometimes morph into the weirdest things." " . . Carl C.

The Barriers to Robotic Process Automation, Part 2

Enterprises are rushing to embrace robotic process automation (RPA) but, as we covered in The Barriers to Robotic Process Automation, Part 1, they’re also hitting considerable challenges along the way.

Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

What Front-End Developers Need to Know about Serverless Databases

The New Stack

Serverless is the next paradigm shift in the way we create and run web services and apps. Serverless computing is run in the cloud to free developers from thinking about back-end tasks such as managing infrastructure, scaling servers and provisioning capacity and resources.

Hey Scrum Master — What Are You Doing all Day? [Survey Results]

TL;DR: Scrum Master Duties, Serving a Single Team. Scrum Master Duties: supposedly, a great Scrum Master serves only one Scrum Team—that’s at least a popular narrative in the Scrum community.

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What is DevOps? A Complete Guide

Dzone - DevOps

You have the questions, we have the answers. When the application doesn’t work, nobody wants to hear the phrase “the problem is on your side” from colleagues. As a result, users suffer and the client is unsatisfied – and they don’t care which part of the team is responsible for the breakdown.

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