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Branching Patterns: Integration Frequency

Martin Fowler

Integration Frequency has a huge impact upon a team's workflow. Higher frequency integration reduces the problems of complex merges, makes refactoring easier, and generally improves the communication and cohesiveness of a team. more…. skip-home-page


Is it professional to finish the Sprint at 9pm?

10' reading time . TL; DR. Sometimes, some actions seem good in the short term, but in reality mask serious dysfunctions. Working overtime in stressful situations is not a viable long-term remedy and should not be seen as a professional solution, but as a warning signal to be heard courageously. CONTEXT. It's Thursday night, the night before the end of the Sprint.


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Who Should Manage App Development Costs?


We speak to enterprises large and small about cloud cost optimization, and one of the more dominant themes we have been hearing lately is: who should manage app development costs? Cloud Operations teams (ITOps, DevOps, FinOps, Cloud Center of Excellence , etc.) that are responsible for the management, governance and optimization of an enterprise’s cloud resources need to get the Application owners or the lines of business owners to be responsible for cost.

When and When Not to Use Deep Learning


Deep learning is all the rage today, as major breakthroughs in the field of artificial neural networks in the past few years have driven companies across industries to implement deep learning solutions as part of their AI strategy. From chatbots in customer service to image and object recognition in retail , and much more, deep learning has unlocked a myriad of sophisticated new AI applications. But is it always the right way to go? Data Basics Scaling AI Featured

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

How the Pluralsight community is skilling up during COVID-19


Here are ten of our favorite ways people have been using Pluralsight to stay home and skill up during Free April


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Integrate Google Lighthouse into your CICD pipeline


Do you want to increase the quality and most likely the conversion rate of your web pages? In this blog post, I provide the steps on how to integrate Google Lighthouse into a CICD pipeline. Read on. When you develop a web application performance and accessibility are key requirements. Since many have walked the same […]. The post Integrate Google Lighthouse into your CICD pipeline appeared first on Xebia Blog. Progressive Delivery Uncategorized CICD Progressive delivery

COVID19 and Scrum - a fresh perspective on uncertainty, complexity, empiricism and flow and what to do about it.

The COVID19 pandemic gives us plenty of opportunities to think about uncertainty, complexity, and how to deal with those using Empiricism. When it comes to our work in Scrum teams and organizations, the first thing we need to acknowledge is that the first thing that happened to most of us is that we tumbled all the way down from Maslow's hierarchy of needs top levels down to the bottom - to our physiological needs.


Coronavirus Impact: Enterprises Must Focus on What Works

As the economic slowdown continues, CIOs, CFOs and enterprise technology teams continue to grapple with frozen budgets and how their enterprise will keep their operations functioning as they attempt to move forward with crucial digital transformation efforts, and possibly shelve those initiatives deemed less critical. How are CIOs deciding what projects get postponed? Many projects […]. The post Coronavirus Impact: Enterprises Must Focus on What Works appeared first on

Branching Patterns: Continuous Integration

Martin Fowler

Continuous Integration: Developers do mainline integration as soon as they have a healthy commit they can share, usually less than a day's work. more…. skip-home-page

Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

Phishers target oil and gas industry amid Covid-19 downturn

The Parallax

The oil-and-gas industry has been taking a beating as severe as any other hit hard by the Covid-19 shutdown. Tanker ships loaded with crude idle in the ocean , traders struggle to store what has already been pumped , and prices per barrel have plummeted into negative sums. With all that going on, the industry is ripe for hackers to exploit. In some cases, that’s already happening, says Tom Murphy, chief technology officer at network security provider Nuspire.

Can we have more than one Product Owner?

One of the questions about Scrum I’m often asked is, “Can we have more than one Product Owner per product?” In fact, one of the few Scrum rules about the Product Owner role is, “The Product Owner is one person, not a committee.” (The The Scrum Guide).


20.5 Years of XP and Agile

Henrik Warne

In the fall of 1999 I got the biggest productivity boost of my entire career as a software developer. In the October issue of IEEE Computer magazine, there was an article by Kent Beck called “Embracing change with extreme programming” In it, he outlined Extreme Programming (XP), which includes much of what we now refer to as agile development. By then, I had been working as a software developer for seven years.

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Bliki: KeystoneInterface

Martin Fowler

Software development teams find life can be much easier if they integrate their work as often as they can. They also find it valuable to release frequently into production. But teams don't want to expose half-developed features to their users. A useful technique to deal with this tension is to build all the back-end code, integrate, but don't build the user-interface.

5 Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current

DataRobot together with Snowflake – a leading cloud data platform provider — is helping data scientists stay current with the latest technology and data science best practices so that they can excel in an increasingly AI-driven workplace. Five Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current offers data scientists guidance for thriving in AI-driven enterprises.

Agile Alliance Conference Updates

Agile Alliance

What happens when you can’t hold a physical conference event? Conference organizers put in incredible amounts of work to invite speakers, review submissions, shape a program, and mold the experience-to-be for attendees. This, of course, is happening alongside all sorts of logistics planning: food and beverage orders, room sizes, audio/visual needs, flows of traffic to … Continued. The Alliance agile2020 deliver:Agile 2020 events xp 2020

Agile vs. Scrum

. Have you always wondered about the difference between agile and Scrum? You’re not alone, these words are commonly interchanged for one another but they are not the same thing at all. Check out this video blog by me, Robb Pieper, Professional Scrum Trainer ( and CEO of Responsive Advisors. For upcoming Professional Scrum courses in Chicago, Los Angeles (LA), New York City (NYC), Seattle, or your city: [link].


Challenges and Obstacles to Application of GDPR to Big Data


Read Shinie Bentotahewa and Chaminda Hewage take a look at the challenges and obstacles faced by Big Data applications due to the GDPR on Infosec Magazine : The primary focus of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) framework is on protecting the rights of individuals to privacy, without compromising their personal data stored by state […].

Branching Pattern: Feature Branching

Martin Fowler

Put all work for a feature on its own branch, integrate into mainline when the feature is complete. more…. skip-home-page


Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

OverOps Partners with CloudBees to Power the Continuous Economy


OverOps has joined the CloudBees’ Technical Alliance Partner Program (TAPP) to help the global CloudBees and Jenkins communities deliver on the promise of speed and reliability. We’re thrilled to share that we recently joined the CloudBees Technical Alliance Partner Program (TAPP), an ecosystem of leading vendors across the software delivery life cycle that are committed to supporting the global Jenkins and CloudBees communities. .

Remote Agile (Part 7): Sprint Review with Distributed Teams

TL; DR: A Remote Sprint Review with a Distributed Team. We started this series on remote agile with looking into practices and tools; we explored virtual Liberating Structures, and how to master Zoom. We had a look at common remote agile anti-patterns, and we analyzed remote Retrospectives and Sprint Plannings based on Liberating Structures.

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How to implement Testing and Agile in a company

Agile Alliance

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How the Pandemic Is Pushing Blockchain Forward


Read why Remko van Hoek and Mary Lacity say that CoronaVirus pandemic is actually helping in adapting blockchain technology on Harvard Business Review : Because blockchain technologies are uniquely suited to verifying, securing and sharing data, they’re ideal for managing multi-party, inter-organizational, and cross-border transactions. Over the past five years, enterprises across the globe have […].

How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

Managing Distributed Systems and Engineers with Johan Andersen, Engineering Director, Citadel

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

In our second episode of Breaking 404, we caught up with Johan Andersen, Engineering Director, Citadel ( Former Google SRE Manager) to understand the best practices of managing distributed systems as well as distributed systems engineers. Subscribe: Spotify | iTunes | Stitcher | SoundCloud | TuneIn.

Forever Employable

A number of weeks ago I was chatting to Jeff Gothelf the co-author of Lean-UX and co-creator of our Professional Scrum with User Experience class. He described a project that he is working on which sparked my interest and is something I believe to be relevant to our Scrum community. I wanted to share some of this discussion with you. Dave: Jeff, you are working on a new book project called ‘Forever Employable’. This seems quite different from your customer, experience-driven design work.


Ingeniería de Software en tiempos de DevOps

Agile Alliance

Esta semana tuve el gran placer de entrevistar a Nico Paez quien es un profesor universitario, consultor y mentor técnico en DevOps. Nico es argentino y estuvo entre el grupo de pioneros que inició el movimiento Agil en su país hace ya más de una década. Nico divide su tiempo entre enseñar en la universidad … Continued. Process devops extreme programming software development

Artificial intelligence will be used to power cyberattacks, warn security experts


Read why Danny Palmer says that artificial intelligence can be used for cyberattacks on ZDNet : Intelligence and espionage services need to embrace artificial intelligence (AI) in order to protect national security as cyber criminals and hostile nation states increasingly look to use the technology to launch attacks. The UK’s intelligence and security agency GCHQ commissioned […].

Building Like Amazon

Speaker: Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon's journey to its current modern architecture and processes provides insights for all software development leaders. To get there, Amazon focused on decomposing for agility, making critical cultural and operational changes, and creating tools for software delivery. The result was enabling developers to rapidly release and iterate software while maintaining industry-leading standards on security, reliability, and performance. Whether you're developing for a small startup or a large corporation, learning the tools for CI/CD will make your good DevOps team great. We are excited to be joined by Leo Zhadanovsky, a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.