Sat.May 25, 2019 - Fri.May 31, 2019

4 Ways to Optimize Database Operations


Organizations are not only collecting ever greater amounts of data, they’re actively looking for ways to extract and use the data to gain information about their business The average company now manages more than 160 terabytes of information.

Is High Quality Software Worth the Cost?

Martin Fowler

A common debate in software development projects is between spending time on improving the quality of the software versus concentrating on releasing more valuable features.

Textbook DevOps vs. Real-World DevOps

DevOps is one of those things—like Marxism or baking macarons—that is easy to understand in theory, but much messier to implement in practice. Real-world DevOps rarely aligns with textbook DevOps or the DevOps practices that organizations should follow in theory. That is true for a number of reasons.

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An Exercise Program for the Fat Web

Coding Horror

When I wrote about App-pocalypse Now in 2014, I implied the future still belonged to the web. And it does. But it's also true that the web has changed a lot in the last 10 years, much less the last 20 or 30. Websites have gotten a lot … fatter.

Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut, Head of Product, Nextdoor

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

5 Ways Scrum Helps Manage Risks

An organization’s ability to rapidly and deliberately respond to changing demand, while controlling risk helps ascertain its Agility. If practiced in true essence, Scrum helps teams and organizations mitigate risks through its rules. Let’s look into some of these –. Iterative Delivery.


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Book review: Accelerate

Henrik Warne

The book Accelerate details the findings of four years of research on how DevOps affects various outcomes, such as software delivery tempo and stability, as well as the organizations’ profitability and market share.

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How to ensure your tech talent pool is poaching proof

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

A recruiter reached out to me with this message a few months ago-. The highlighted part in the mail is what struck me. It made me rethink if I was really making an impact in my current role. Seems familiar?

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5 Tips to Increase your Emotional Intelligence as a Product Owner

A Product Owner is constantly balancing expectations from the business, the team, and users. It’s a tough job; sometimes the rewards feel fleeting and the customer can be flighty, but perhaps your team is just not working well together.


Java As The First Coding Language For Students

The Crazy Programmer

If you are a student who starts learning programming, Java, ask yourself several questions. What are the main benefits of learning Java as the first programming language? How hard is it to learn Java?

Contact Center Cloud Migration Done Right

Speaker: Sheila McGee-Smith, Founder and Principal Analyst, McGee-Smith Analytics

Many companies are in the midst of migrating their contact center to the cloud. Understanding how best to execute the transition of premises to cloud is part of that process. Join contact center industry analyst and No Jitter blogger Sheila McGee-Smith as she discussed tried and true best practices for avoiding the potential pitfalls of CX migration.

Privacy impact of Big Tech breakup far from clear

The Parallax

Over the last few weeks, Google and Facebook, the giants of search, social media, and a laundry list of other services, made public declarations of dedication to defending their users’ privacy. At the same time, U.S. presidential candidates , longtime privacy advocates , and even a Facebook co-founder voiced criticism and skepticism of the companies’ apparent efforts to protect user privacy.

How AI is Transforming Testing Today

Currently, there is much debate about how artificial intelligence (AI) will transform our lives. One of the technology’s key benefits lies in its power to transform traditional approaches to app development and software testing.

The Exciting Leadership Results of Trying Something New

Let's Grow Leaders

When was the last time you tried something new? Last week I did something that scared me. I was trying something new to me – that people in 31% of the world’s countries take for granted. I drove on the left side of the […].

Follow The Leader

N2Growth Blog

Does the term “ Follow the Leader ” still apply in today’s world? We live in an age of “followship”, but does followship imply that a leader is the one being followed? Success on social media is often defined by the number of followers.

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Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

Are Digital Skill Sets a Priority for Your Organization?


Picture yourself interviewing a candidate for a program director position at your organization.

5 DevOps Terms That We All Use, Yet No One Can Define

I’m all for DevOps. Sometimes, however, I have a hard time talking about DevOps. The reason is because many of the key terms related to DevOps lack clear and precise definitions. Let me explain … DevOps is such a big deal that it has bred its very own lexicon.

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How to Hold a Better Mid-Year Performance Review

Let's Grow Leaders

Tempted to skip the mid-year review this year, particularly with your high-performers? Read this first. Mid-Year Performance Reviews are the Half-Time Huddle of Business. Imagine you’re coaching your son’s football team. They’re up by 7. What do you say at half-time?

GovEdge 2019: Five Things You Need to Know About Tenable’s Public Sector User Conference


At Tenable’s GovEdge 2019 public sector user conference, June 4-5 in Washington, D.C., you’ll learn how to make the most of your Tenable deployment and gain valuable Cyber Exposure best practices — all while networking with your peers, our experts and an entire ecosystem of partners.

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.

Performance Testing Tutorial Part 1: Getting Started with the Basics

Gorilla Logic

Within this performance testing tutorial, I will discuss how to build a framework to test all your services and publish the results in a clear dashboard. As a project grows, we build tons of services, interfaces, pages, and other features.

Message Patterns

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Top 14 Slack Channels for Software Developers


Slack channels have become a new place to discuss software development topics ; actually, developers are starting to participate more on slack channels rather than on forums. This tool links groups of people passionate about certain niche topics and allow them to clarify some doubts immediately.

Tips to Fostering and Appreciating Employee Longevity as a Business Woman

Women on Business

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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.

Daily Ethical Design

A List Apart

Suddenly, I realized that the people next to me might be severely impacted by my work. I was having a quick lunch in the airport. A group of flight attendants sat down at the table next to me and started to prepare for their flight.

Are Self-Service Machine Learning Models the Future of AI Integration?

DevOps teams seeking to step up their mojo in developing cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) features are facing a big skills bottleneck when it comes to data analytics and machine learning modeling.

Benefits of Infrastructure as Code

Blue Sentry

The post Benefits of Infrastructure as Code appeared first on Blue Sentry. Amazon Web Services Cloud Technology Cloud Transformation DevOps

Reduce Your Organization’s Vulnerability to a Ransomware Attack


In March of 2018, the city of Atlanta spent more than $2.6 million responding to a ransomware attack that targeted its municipal operations.

Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

If you've ever launched an MVP, you know that the journey has only just begun. How do you figure out what to do next? You know that you need to look at how different user segments react, but how do you quickly distinguish signal from noise so you can iterate and improve? Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your journey to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a new skill set, ready to make the most of your launches.