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9 creative recruitment strategies to hire developer on a budget

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Recruiting top-class talent is challenging in itself and doing it on a low budget can be quite a daunting task!

Domain-Oriented Observability

Martin Fowler

Any serious software system needs some form of observability, so we can figure out how it is working and keep track of problems. But adding the code for this often results in lots of low-level cruft.

Leaders as Multipliers


I created a series of sketch notes for Tiffani Bova’s “ What’s Next ” podcast where she meets brilliant people to discuss customer experience, growth and innovation. Tiffani Bova is a Global Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce.

De-biasing language

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

The toughest bias problems are often the ones you only think you’ve solved. In a recent paper, Hila Gonen and Yoav Goldberg argue that methods for de-biasing language models aren’t effective ; they make bias less apparent, but don’t actually remove it.

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?"

Programming: Math or Writing?

Henrik Warne

Is programming like math, or is it like writing? I think there are elements of both in it, even though programming is a discipline of its own. Nevertheless, it is interesting to think about what aspects are like math, and what aspects are like writing.

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Testing Domain Probes

Martin Fowler

Now he's shown you the basic idea, Pete shows how using domain probes makes it much easier to test observability behavior. more…. skip-home-page

A Scrum Master Works on Three Levels

Through my professional experience, while serving my customers, working with Scrum Teams and training people in Professional Scrum, I have observed that some Scrum Masters only work to serve the Development Team and the Product Owner.


Basic Points to Choose The Right CRM for Your Business

OTS Solutions

6 Tips to Choose the Right CRM Solutions for Your Business. Sixty-three percent of CRM solutions fail to meet businesses’ expectations. A poor CRM system can cost you time and money. It’s important to choose the right CRM software.

Community of Practice Goals: What Your CoPs Should Aim For


Community of Practice Goals. How does learning take place within an organisation? Well, there are many ways. One of the most natural and widely acclaimed methodologies of learning is the so-called ‘community of practice’.


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.

Sleepwalking Through Scrum


How do we recognize when the way we’re “doing Scrum“ is impeding our Agility?


Where Does the Efficiency and Speed from Agile Come From?

Production View (Build Fast). Many large legacy organizations are moving toward agile delivery methods in hopes of releasing faster to market. Based on my experiences, they look at it solely from a production view of getting software released faster and more often.

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Chef Commits to 100 Percent Open Source Code

Chef has decided to open source its entire portfolio of IT automation software as part of an effort to make it easier for organizations to construct a DevOps pipeline using the company’s software.

What Makes Communities of Practice Successful


What Makes Communities of Practice Successful. You’re probably sold on the idea of having Communities of Practice in your company. There’s just so much to it that you couldn’t pass the chance of assimilating this framework into your company culture.

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.

5 reasons you should use tech recruitment software

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

When used effectively, talent assessment tools can have a major impact on key performance indicators (KPIs), such as cost-to-and time per-hire, hiring managers’ satisfaction, employee retention, performance, and engagement.” Aberdeen Group Study (May 2015). We could not agree more. The same study reveals the following: Businesses that use talent assessment tools are 36% more likely to be satisfied with their new hire.

Why the Sprint Goal is not an Essential (Mandatory) Artifact?

As many Professional Scrum Trainers have experienced, there is always a good discussion around the Sprint Goal. A similar discussion recently led me to address this not so well understood aspect.


Agile vs. ITIL: Two Divergent Paths to DevOps?

Truth be told, there are dozens of different frameworks in existence and all have their unique perspectives on how a project is managed and executed. Frameworks such as Agile, ITIL, lean, cobit, six sigma and many others were built on an ideology of following a path defined by best practices.

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Specialized tools for machine learning development and model governance are becoming essential

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Why companies are turning to specialized machine learning tools like MLflow. A few years ago, we started publishing articles (see “Related resources” at the end of this post) on the challenges facing data teams as they start taking on more machine learning (ML) projects.

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.

Communities of Practice: How to Set Up for Your Company’s Workforce Growth


Communities of Practice: How to Set Up for Your Company’s Workforce Growth. You’re convinced. CoPs are the missing piece of your agile organisation. After learning about the benefits of communities of practice in your organisation – from how it fosters a learning culture, help you create innovative business strategies, and lift your company performance – it’s time to set up your own! And it’s time to take the plunge! There is no turning back. So how do you get started? Don’t worry.

The Humble, The Hungry, The Smart: Beyond “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”

Building (and hiring) a great team takes time and effort. Patrick Lencioni’s “ The Five Dysfunctions of a Team ” became a staple reading in an Agile community these days. And for a good reason. Agile ways of working are all about teamwork. A self-organizing and cross-functional team is in the heart of the Scrum framework. In the book, the author cites the following 5 dysfunctions: Lack of Trust due to invulnerability. fear of conflict to preserve artificial harmony.

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Effective Cloud Security Requires a Cloud-Native Mindset

Thousands of developers and cloud security professionals will fill the Moscone Center in San Francisco next week for the sold-out Google Cloud Next ’19 conference. Three days of breakout sessions and keynotes will immerse attendees in deep technical content and opportunities for hands-on learning.

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What If Your Team Wrote the Code for the 737 MCAS System?


The 737 has been around for a half century, and over that time airplanes have evolved from manual controls to fly-by-wire systems.

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.

Auto-Scaling on Alibaba Cloud


When you deploy your application on compute instances on-premise or in the cloud, you have to make an educated guess about the utilisation of the resources you provision. If you have an older version of the same application running with proper monitoring, you can base your guesstimate on the current usage of compute nodes. But […]. The post Auto-Scaling on Alibaba Cloud appeared first on Xebia Blog. Development Alibaba Cloud Auto Scaling cloud

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What are the Values Anyway? The Mark Manson-Inspired Version.

Ask any Agile practitioner these days what Agile values are and he/she, most likely, will recite you some lines from the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. Ask them the final line of the said Manifesto and the result might be quite different, but I digress right in the first paragraph. Ask a Scrum practitioner and they'll give you 3-4, maybe 5, if he’s real good, values Scrum holds dear. Next ask a different question, “What ARE the values? What are we talking about here?”


DevOps Chat: F5’s NGINX Acquisition, with F5’s Lori MacVittie

F5 Networks has acquired NGINX, the leading open source web server player. The move clearly puts F5 in the DevOps space, as well as the open source market. In this DevOps Chat, we speak with Lori MacVittie of F5 along with Sidney Rabsatt of NGINX.

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What does Freedom as a Service mean to Integration?

Beyond B2B

Software AG’s new tag line “Freedom as a Service” is all about making integration widespread in your organization, while freeing up your data and democratizing it for the masses. Integration & APIs

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.

Accessibility for Vestibular Disorders: How My Temporary Disability Changed My Perspective

A List Apart

Accessibility can be tricky. There are plenty of conditions to take into consideration, and many technical limitations and weird exceptions that make it quite hard to master for most designers and developers.

Cisco Fixes Incomplete Patch for RV320 and RV325 Routers, Including Two New Bugs (CVE-2019-1827, CVE-2019-1828)


Cisco finalizes patch for RV320 and RV325 after researchers determined a previous patch was incomplete. Background. On April 4, Cisco published updated advisories to address two vulnerabilities in its RV320 and RV325 routers that were originally reported in January 2019.

VMware Doubles Down on IT Automation

VMware this week moved to inject application and operating system monitoring capabilities into the VMware vRealize cloud management platform to make it easier to employ dashboards to map the relationships between applications and the underlying IT infrastructure they run on.