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.

The Complete Predictive Analytics Lifecycle for Application Teams

Speaker: Sriram Parthasarathy, Senior Director of Predictive Analytics, Logi Analytics

Applications with predictive analytics are able to deliver massive value to end users. But what steps should product managers take to add predictive analytics to their applications? In this webinar, we’ll walk through an end-to-end lifecycle of embedding predictive analytics inside an application. Find out how a real-world application decided what predictive questions to ask, sourced the right data, organized resources, built models, deployed predictive analytics in production, and monitored model performance over time.

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.

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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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5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

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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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.

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.

How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

For a long time, Product Managers have found it challenging to design interfaces inside their products that users could use for reporting. It seems like PMs and engineers have grown to hate embedded reporting. Fortunately, there are new technical approaches that are making this a significantly different picture, although there are still lots of interesting design challenges. Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager at Looker, has done workshops with lots of product managers who are looking to add effective reporting. He will use the example of a product manager of a learning management software system and how she would go through the process of defining reporting for users of the product. He will discuss working through personas, data types, reporting needs analysis and ultimately how this comes together to form a roadmap for reporting functionality and interface.

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.

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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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).

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.

5 Key Considerations for Top-Notch Product Dashboards

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

So you want to set your product apart with the latest analytics, but you’re not sure where to start. How do you know what your customers want? And how can you make sure that you’re solving their problems? And wait a second, is it even feasible for your team to take this on right now? Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, as he covers five key considerations for you to keep in mind when you’re updating your software or app to offer the latest in embedded dashboards. You’ll leave with a better understanding of where to begin on creating actionable, insightful dashboards.

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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Best Programming Quotations

I'm Programmer

In this article, we provide Best Programming Quotations that are written by experts, a well-known programmer, and developer. A good programmer is someone who looks both ways before crossing a one-way street. — Doug Linder, systems administrator.

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.

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.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

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.

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.

Microservices and NoSQL: A Great Match

The New Stack

Oren Eini. Oren Eini, CEO and founder of Hibernating Rhinos, has more than 20 years of experience in the development world with a strong focus on the Microsoft and.NET ecosystem. Recognized as one of Microsoft's Most Valuable Professionals since 2007, Oren is also the author of Inside RavenDB.

5 Software Development Trends Shaping the Media Industry in 2019

Agile Engine

Deloitte says there were 250+ media streaming channels in the US in 2018, with the average user subscribing to only three or four. This makes for a tough competition, so how do you win in a market like this? Fixing content discovery seems like a workable tactic.

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.

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

How do we attract new IT talent to IBM i?

Zend

What would it take to attract and keep IT professionals to the IBM i platform? The post How do we attract new IT talent to IBM i? appeared first on The Zend Blog. Open Source Uncategorized IBM i

Beyond Code Control: Git for Everything!

The New Stack

Arthur Schmunk. Arthur Schmunk is co-founder and CEO of datree.io, a code policy enforcement solution. He's committed helping developers code confidently in this brave new world of software-defined everything. Arthur is a technical evangelist with a particular interest in Cloud Computing and GitOps.

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