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11 Software Developer Certifications You Should Earn

Gitprime

Achieving a developer certification can help you keep an edge in the market. But before you dig in, it’s important to learn which ones are right for you and your career path. Here are 14 certifications and cert programs that are sure to boost your career.

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A guide to dedicated development teams

Agile Engine

Introduction Outsourcing has long been a go-to strategy for companies seeking to optimize development costs, tap into specialized know-how, and speed up time-to-market. Today, information technology is the most outsourced industry, with cost-cutting being the primary driver for companies to engage experts in remote locations. 37% of IT operations are entrusted to third-party vendors. 64% of outsourced services worldwide are accounted for by software development. 76% of executives participating i

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What is agile methodology? Modern software development explained

InfoWorld

It’s hard to believe that the agile software development methodology officially turned 20 years old last year. What once was an outlying practice for startups collaborating in colocated spaces with stickies and whiteboards is now a sophisticated, scalable, and widely used set of agile software development processes and tools. What is agile software development methodology There’s a rich history behind agile software development and why organizations use agile methods such as scrum and kanban to

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[Podcast] What if You Ran Your Innovation Lab Like a Casino? An Interview With Eisaiah Engel

Perficient

In the latest episode of “What If, So What?” host Jim Hertzfeld invites Eisaiah Engel, author of “ Innovation Casino ,” to dive deep into the essence of innovation in today’s business landscape. Engel shares his unique perspective on tackling innovation challenges across the spectrum as he and Jim explore the critical role of innovation in achieving differentiated, premium branding and generating alpha returns.

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Cassandra

It’s no surprise that Apache Cassandra has emerged as a popular choice for organizations of all sizes seeking a powerful solution to manage their data at a scale—but with great power comes great responsibility. Due to the inherent complexity of distributed databases, this white paper will uncover the 10 rules you’ll want to know when managing Apache Cassandra.

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8 strategies for accelerating IT modernization

CIO

New tech moves from bleeding edge to mainstream at an ever-increasing pace. Consider how fast generative AI went from avant-garde to ubiquity: At under two years, it may be a record. Feats like that have ramped up pressure on CIOs to not just modernize, but modernize faster so they’re ready to seize new opportunities as they arise by having infrastructure that can support emerging technologies and a team that isn’t mired in maintenance mode.

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7 Best AI Interview Tools 2024

The Crazy Programmer

In a fast-paced and competitive job marketplace, an interview needs not only good industry knowledge but also a very high level of confidence and adaptability. Luckily, technology provides some of the most innovative solutions that will help the candidates to prepare efficiently for their important day. AI-powered interview preparation tools are now revolutionizing the way job hunters approach the interviews, offering personalized feedback, and fostering some necessary skills to excel.

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Employee Retention Strategies When Work Gets Chaotic and Messy

Let's Grow Leaders

Employee retention strategies will help your team stick around through reorganizations, layoffs, and other corporate chaos. Transitions, reorganizations, layoffs, mergers, acquisitions—they are all part of the business landscape. And while effective leaders will work to limit the number and frequency of these events, they are inevitable as organizations work to stay relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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Tabnine Extends Gen AI Platform for Writing Code to Multiple LLMs

DevOps.com

Tabnine today revealed that it is giving DevOps teams the ability to switch between multiple large language models (LLMs) when they use its generative artificial intelligence (AI) platform to write code.

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Creating Seams in a Mainframe's Batch Pipelines

Martin Fowler

Mainframe processing is often organized into pipelines of batch processes consuming and creating data files. Alessio Ferri and Tom Coggrave show a couple of ways they found to introduce seams into these pipelines , so that processing could be replaced by steps in a replacement platform.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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AI adoption accelerates as enterprise PoCs show productivity gains

CIO

Like other CIOs, Katrina Redmond has been inundated with opportunities to deploy AI that promise to speed business and operations processes, and optimize workflows. “Everyone is running around trying to apply this technology that’s moving so fast, but without business outcomes, there’s no point to it,” says Redmond, CIO at power management systems manufacturer Eaton Corp.

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How to configure Google Cloud Workload Identity Federation for Azure DevOps

Xebia

Deploying Google Cloud (GCP) resources via Azure Pipelines used to require service account keys. Today, however, Azure DevOps OIDC tokens can be exchanged to Google credentials using Google Cloud Workload Identity Federation. Google Cloud Workload Identity Federation External workloads can access Google Cloud resources using workload identity federation , without using a service account key.

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How to Successfully Transform Your Team’s Conflict to Collaboration

Let's Grow Leaders

Episode 251: In this episode, David Dye discusses transforming workplace conflict to collaboration. He introduces four dimensions that can help alleviate and deescalate conflicts. The four dimensions are: connection, clarity, curiosity, and commitment. David emphasizes the importance of having a conversation with oneself before engaging in conflict resolution and provides phrases and strategies for each dimension.

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Uncovering Seams in a Mainframe's external interfaces

Martin Fowler

Alessio Ferri and Tom Coggrave move on to analyzing the internal seams of the application by treating the database as a coarse-grained seam. They describe how they introduced seams into the database readers and writers.

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Embedding BI: Architectural Considerations and Technical Requirements

While data platforms, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and programming platforms have evolved to leverage big data and streaming data, the front-end user experience has not kept up. Holding onto old BI technology while everything else moves forward is holding back organizations. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) aren’t built for modern data platforms and don’t work on modern architectures.

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EU and US agree to chart common course on AI regulation

CIO

The European Union and the US have agreed to increase co-operation in the development of technologies based on artificial intelligence (AI), placing a particular emphasis on safety and governance. The announcement came at the end of a meeting of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council in Leuven, Belgium, on Friday, and followed this week’s broadly similar pact between the US and UK on AI safety.

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Machine learning model serving architectures

Xebia

After months of crunching data, plotting distributions, and testing out various machine learning algorithms you have finally proven to your stakeholders that your model can deliver business value. Your model has to leave the comforts of your development environment and is ready to move to production to be consumed by the end user. Serving a model cannot be too hard, right?

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How Do I Encourage My Coworker to Take Initative? (without coming across as a jerk)

Let's Grow Leaders

To encourage more initiative be specific in your request. Hi Karin, “I’ve got a peer who will never take initiative. I’m always stuck feeling like I’m the one to push if we’re going to get anything done. I really don’t like that feeling. What should I do? How can I get them to step it up? #AskingForaFriend.” This one’s tricky.

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The complete guide to hiring a Full-Stack Developer using HackerEarth Assessments

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Fullstack development roles became prominent around the early to mid-2010s. This emergence was largely driven by several factors, including the rapid evolution of web technologies, the increasing complexity of web applications, and the demand for more versatile developers capable of handling both client-side and server-side programming. With the rise of powerful frameworks like MEAN, MERN, Django/Flask, RoR, Spring Boot and Angular/React/Vue building powerful web applications has become easier a

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Get Better Network Graphs & Save Analysts Time

Many organizations today are unlocking the power of their data by using graph databases to feed downstream analytics, enahance visualizations, and more. Yet, when different graph nodes represent the same entity, graphs get messy. Watch this essential video with Senzing CEO Jeff Jonas on how adding entity resolution to a graph database condenses network graphs to improve analytics and save your analysts time.

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Avoid generative AI malaise to innovate and build business value

CIO

Despite the promise generative AI holds for boosting corporate productivity, closing the gap between its potential and business value remains one of CIOs’ chief challenges. It isn’t for lack of effort, as recent research suggests. Sixty-six percent of C-level executives are ambivalent or dissatisfied with the progress of their AI or GenAI efforts, according to Boston Consulting Group 1.

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The Power of Digital Supplier Collaboration: Transforming Accounts Payable Automation 

Cherry Work

In today’s fast-paced business landscape, where efficiency and agility are paramount, digital transformation has become imperative for organizations looking to stay ahead of the curve. One area where digitalization is making a significant impact is in accounts payable (AP) automation. However, the true game-changer lies in the integration of digital supplier collaboration on top of AP automation.

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Mending the rift between business stakeholders and development teams

Xebia

Introduction How often can your organization boast about getting a steady and predictable flow of productivity? In today’s business world, the synergy between stakeholders, product management and development teams are paramount. A pleasant collaboration ensures smooth processes and timely deliveries with high-quality output. However, in practice this desired synergy is often elusive, in worst cases leading to a siloed work environment.

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Quantum Day (aka “Q-Day”) is a Gray Rhino Stridently Galloping Straight at Your Organization

Ooda Loop

"Q-Day" is a scenario where "no more secrets" becomes a reality, as previously secure communications and data could be vulnerable to decryption by entities wielding quantum computational power (also known as "Quantum Supremacy"). Find a breakdown, analysis, and future scenarios here.

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Kafka

Without proper guidance, it’s easy to miss out on Kafka’s full capabilities. While not the easiest technology to optimize, Kafka rewards those willing to explore its depths. Under the hood, it is an elegant system for stream processing, event sourcing, and data integration. Download this white paper to learn the 10 critical rules that will help you optimize your Kafka system and unlock its full potential.

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Digital transformation’s fundamental change management mistake

CIO

Over the past decade, CIOs have invested significantly in digital transformation initiatives in an effort to improve customer experiences, build data analytics capabilities, and deliver productivity enhancements with automation. Underpinning these initiatives is a slew of technology capabilities and strategies aimed at accelerating delivery cycles, such as establishing product management disciplines, building cloud architectures, developing devops capabilities, and fostering agile cultures.

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The Ruby on Rails Resurgence

DevOps.com

Ruby combines functional and imperative programming to create an easy-to-use, powerful language where everything is an object. Introduced in 1995, the open source programming language became popular in the 2000s during the dot-com era, when developers at startups and established companies were under pressure to rapidly launch new web applications.

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Streamlining AI-Driven Digital Transformation with GitHub Copilot

Xebia

As global enterprises grapple with the challenges of expediting software development cycles, fostering innovation, boosting developer efficiency, and incorporating advanced AI capabilities, the need for a robust solution is more pressing than ever. GitHub Copilot emerges as a pivotal tool in this landscape, offering a seamless integration that aligns with these organizational imperatives.

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After His Presidential Re-election Victory, Putin Escalates Drone, Cyber and Disinformation Offensives

Ooda Loop

With Vladamir Putin "landslide" victory in the Russian Presidential election in the rearview mirror (the victory extends Putin's autocratic rule through 2030, which will be his 18th year as president), we provide some situational awareness RE: Putin's ongoing, global cyber and disinformation offensives - and the drone swarm attacks that are proving the 21st Century organizing principle of his barbaric land war in Ukraine, the first in mainland Europe since WWII.

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Streamlining Database Compliance with CI/CD Integration

IT leaders know the importance of compliance at every level, but the database often gets left behind as other environments are automated for robust protection. This whitepaper emphasizes the importance of robust, auditable, and secure database change management practices for safeguarding organizational compliance. Learn how automating database compliance: Mitigates risk Protects against security vulnerabilities Helps avoid regulatory penalties Aligns database workflows with app lifecycle Turns d

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LA Public Defender CIO digitizes to divert people to programs, not prison

CIO

Mohammed Al Rawi was appointed as the first CIO of Los Angeles County Public Defender’s (LACPD) office roughly five years ago, signaling the beginning of an era where technology and justice intersect to help the most vulnerable in the court system. He arrived at a crucial time when the office, laden with paper records and outdated legacy systems, desperately needed a digital overhaul.

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Global Venture Funding In Q1 2024 Shows Startup Investors Remain Cautious

Crunchbase News

The first quarter of 2024 was the second-lowest on record for global startup funding since the beginning of 2018, according to an analysis of Crunchbase data. Global venture funding reached $66 billion in the first quarter, up 6% quarter over quarter but down 20% year over year, Crunchbase data shows. The lowest in the past six years was the previous quarter, Q4 2023.

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Reflecting on Saudi’s LEAP conference

Xebia

LEAP, the world’s most attended tech conference, took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on March 4th – 7th, 2024. Xebia was proud to be a featured exhibitor and presenter in the official Google booth at the event. Xebia team members were on site to discuss cutting-edge topics, including Google Cloud Best Practices, Data Platforms, Applied and Generative AI, Digital Product Development, and Cloud Migration with attendees from around the globe.