Sat.Jan 05, 2019 - Fri.Jan 11, 2019

Data architecture vs backend architecture

Erik Bernhardsson

A modern tech stack typically involves at least a frontend and backend but relatively quickly also grows to include a data platform. This typically grows out of the need for ad-hoc analysis and reporting but possibly evolves into a whole oil refinery of cronjobs, dashboards, bulk data copying, and much more. What generally pushes things into the data platform is (generally) that a number of things are.

7 data trends on our radar

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

From infrastructure to tools to training, Ben Lorica looks at what’s ahead for data. Whether you’re a business leader or a practitioner, here are key data trends to watch and explore in the months ahead. Increasing focus on building data culture, organization, and training.

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Feature Flagging Poised for Wider Adoption

DevOps.com

Feature flags, also known as feature toggles, provide a means for DevOps teams to test and add new capabilities to their applications without having to take the entire application offline.

Top Technologies Your Business Can Take Advantage of Today

OTS Solutions

Top Technologies Your Business Can Take Advantage of Today. To stay ahead of the curve in today’s market, businesses can’t rely on the quality of their services alone.

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The place to begin innovating your products and services is by first bringing innovation to your internal process. We'll explore the innovation process including the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies and see how to lead with a clear strategy, well-defined tactics, and an unbiased 360 understanding of perhaps the most fundamental question of all; "why are you innovating?"

How to Protect Your Small Business from a Hacker Attack

The Crazy Programmer

Data breaches and compromised websites frequently used to spread malware can be risky for your business; including small businesses. In fact, small or medium-sized businesses are likely to suffer more consequences of cyber-attacks than large enterprises.

More Trending

Mob Programming

Agile Alliance

Mob Programming is a software development approach where the whole team works on the same thing, at the same time, in the same space, and at the same computer

Gradually, then suddenly

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Technological change often happens gradually, then suddenly. Tim O'Reilly explores the areas poised for sudden shifts. There’s a passage in Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Sun Also Rises in which a character named Mike is asked how he went bankrupt. Two ways,” he answers. Gradually, then suddenly.”.

Types of Queues in Data Structure

The Crazy Programmer

Queue is an important structure for storing and retrieving data and hence is used extensively among all the data structures. Queue, just like any queue (queues for bus or tickets etc.)

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Start without procrastinating anymore!

Scrum.org

Leggere in italiano / Lire en français. In the past years I’ve been the king of procrastination. There may be a bunch of different (good) reasons to delay starting something.

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Get Growth With Partner Integrations

Speaker: Mandy Howard, Product Manager, ServiceTitan

Once your SaaS product hits a certain level of revenue, you'll need to change things up to move past the plateau. One of the ways to do this is to move past your core product and introduce new business streams. If you're strategic about your integrations, you can strengthen your ties to your target market. Join Mandy Howard, Product Manager at ServiceTitan, as she takes you through the three key questions that you need to answer to grow your product with the right partner integrations. Whether you're a start-up, or working on a new product in an enterprise environment, you'll learn how to push through to a new level of growth.

Increase Your Agile Knowledge With Questions Answered By Our Resident Content Curator

Agile Alliance

At Agile Alliance, we pride ourselves on the wealth of high-quality, in-depth Agile-related resources we offer you. But we also realize that sometimes too much of a good thing can be overwhelming.

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9 Pillars of Continuous Security Best Practices

DevOps.com

Without proper consideration given to security best practices, the continuous delivery of software changes facilitated by DevOps is risky.

Difference between Function and Procedure

The Crazy Programmer

Procedure: In computer programming a specific set of instructions together called a procedure. Depending on the programming language it can be called as subroutine, subprogram or a function. Function: It is one of the basic concept in programming of computer. As it name says, it performs a function (work). It can be either user defined or system defined. More technically it is a block of code in program which performs specific task. Difference between Function and Procedure. Procedure. Function.

Leadership for the Knowledge Work Era

Scrum.org

In working in today’s knowledge work economy, it surprises me that many leaders still use traditional ways of leading their people. Leaders still put most of the focus on the work to be done instead of focusing on the people to create an environment where great work can be done.

Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

As a product manager, it's your job to realize your product’s vision by executing your chosen strategy. It’s also your job to deliver value to the business. Ultimately, these two outcomes are aligned so the temptation is to focus primarily on business metrics. Doing this can cause you to lose focus on the real value you are trying to achieve, in favor of moving the vanity metrics such as launches and time spent. Join Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor at Product School, as she explains how to use immeasurable success criteria along with your more standard KPIs to deliver products that don't just get used a lot, but deliver real value.

1 Million Engineers Can’t Be Wrong: The Top Stories You Liked in 2018

OverOps

We’re taking a walk down memory lane to see which topics, trends and posts interested you in 2018. As part of our 2019 resolutions, we’ve decided we want to write more about the topics that interest you, our beloved audience.

Don’t Let Your DevOps Transformation Be a Parade of Tools

DevOps.com

Choosing the right DevOps tools should be a careful, thoughtful process. On May 12, 1848, a store owner named Sam Brannan held a “one-man parade” to announce the start of the San Francisco Gold Rush. Gold from the American River!” Brannan shouted up and down the market street in San Francisco.

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Celebrating one year of Scrum Boosters!

Xebia

History In 2014 I started at Xebia in the business unit Agile Consultancy and Training (ACT). Colleague Nicole Belilos took me under her wings and helped me develop and grow within this group of Agile coaches. Together with Laurens Bonnema we formed a group who had experienced a lot of bad Scrum, fake Scrum, Scrum […]. The post Celebrating one year of Scrum Boosters! appeared first on Xebia Blog. Agile Coach People Scrum scrum

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Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Advances in 2018 and Trends for 2019

Altexsoft

2018 has passed. The insane pre-holiday shopping is behind us, along with celebrations, and personal to-do lists for the next 12 months. But it’s a great time for a retrospective. So, let’s analyze the data science and artificial intelligence accomplishments and events of the past year.

Embedding Operational Reports: Everything Product Managers Should Know

Speaker: Dean Yao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Businesses are run with analytics - but companies continue to struggle with interpreting, analyzing, and distributing data. Operational reports help get information to the people who need it most, in formats they understand, and in a timeframe that matters. Join the webinar to learn how embedding operational reports can give your users a precisely formatted, ready-to-analyze view of their operational activities. World-class software teams are embedding operational reports to empower end users with interactive data visualizations, detailed information, and highly precise formats that can be shared via email, PDF, print, or online.

Conversations with Robots: Voice, Smart Agents & the Case for Structured Content

A List Apart

In late 2016, Gartner predicted that 30 percent of web browsing sessions would be done without a screen by 2020. Earlier the same year, Comscore had predicted that half of all searches would be voice searches by 2020.

Survey Sees Need for More Consistent Approaches to DevOps

DevOps.com

DevOps is arguably one of the most disruptive forces driving transformation of IT processes in recent memory. But a new survey finds that while IT organizations are making progress, adoption of DevOps processes remains uneven at best.

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CSS (Under)Performance

The Daily WTF

Ah, WordPress. If you hadn't heard of it by reputation, it sounds pretty good: one platform where you can build a blog, an e-commerce site, an app, or some combination of all of the above.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For January 11th, 2019

High Scalability

Wake up! It's HighScalability time: The modern day inner sanctum revealed for all to experience. Nausea no extra charge. Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please support me on Patreon. Need cloud? Consume Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 (35 nearly 5 star reviews).

How To Launch A Feature To Maximize Growth

Speaker: Brian Balfour, CEO, Reforge

Have you ever been part of a launch that, despite everyone's hard work, was more like a balloon deflating than a rocket taking off? It turns out that some of the most popular product and feature launch tactics can be counterproductive to achieving sustainable growth. Brian Balfour, Founder and CEO of Reforge, has taken a close look at these practices to figure out just why they can slow - or even hurt - growth. Now, he has a repeatable model for you to use in your next launches to get the growth you're looking for.

Follow These Six Steps to Extreme Mentoring

Steve Farber

Set audacious goals, and don’t start the mentor relationship until you commit to these six steps. I recently Googled the word “ mentoring ,” and immediately noticed three things. One, it remains a trendy topic.

5 Trends Transforming Digital and IT Operations Management

DevOps.com

In 2018, digital transformation ushered in a radical shift in how enterprises harness customer insights, technology capabilities and rapid experimentation to drive revenue growth, profitability and market leadership. Enterprises spent $1.3

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How to Think Like a Futurist

Strategy Driven

Being a futurist means paying attention to new patterns or trends that are slowly percolating up through the market and/or society that have the potential to catch on in a major way. It’s about coming up with possible scenarios for the future given these developments.

An Introduction to the Machine Learning Platform as a Service

The New Stack

This article is the first post in a series on bringing continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) practices to machine learning. Check back to The New Stack for future installments. Machine-Learning-Platform-as-a-Service (ML PaaS) is one of the fastest growing services in the public cloud.

Build Delightful Products with Customer Validation

Speaker: John Little, Head of Product Marketing, Centercode

When it comes to delivering a solid product/market fit, customer validation is key. After all, you want to provide customers with a product that not only fills the need, but is delightful -- right? To get there, you need to commit to a vital blend of market research, strategy, and user testing. Join John Little, Head of Product Marketing at Centercode, as he explains a two-part approach to customer validation. First, how do you strategically identify your top product areas that need attention prior to release. And second, how do you turn user data into strategic priorities that help the right teams make the right decisions.

Error'd: Next Stop.Errortown

The Daily WTF

"Rather than tell me when the next train is supposed to arrive, this electronic sign is helpfully informing me that something's IP address is.disabled?" " Ashley A. writes. . "I "I think that fonehouse may need to apologize for their apology," writes Paul B. . Brian C.

DevOps and Agile: Your New Year’s Resolution

DevOps.com

Don’t apply Agile principles to DevOps. That’s not how it works. We in the west often celebrate the new year with a promise to do more or less of something in the coming year. While these promises are often broken, they can occasionally be transformational.

The State of Enterprise Compute

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

During the holiday break, and as we enter into a new year, I always like to reflect on the world of technology–where we have been and where we are heading. Not sure my wife Julie, 25 years on Jan 8th, I might add, shares the same enthusiasm on the technology front.