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.

How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

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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Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

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.

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

6 Reasons Your Staff Keeps You in the Dark

Let's Grow Leaders

Do you ever feel like your staff keeps you in the dark? Do you ever wonder if they’re going out of their way to keep you out of their way? That seems ridiculous. AND, it’s entirely possible. Here’s the scary part if […].

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.

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall short? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

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.

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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Git Checkout at Previous Timeframe

David Walsh

In the past I’ve blogged about checking out branches created on a specific date as well as sorting git branches by date , but one frequent usage of git and dates is checking out a commit at a given time in the past.

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).

Make an Impact with Analytics and Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

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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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.

The Danger When a Leader is Always Right

Let's Grow Leaders

When a leader is always right, they’re not effective. If you had been with me early in my career, you would have seen my growing frustration. My first job out of grad school was teaching and I had a class of students who […].

The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.