2018

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The hacker's guide to uncertainty estimates

Erik Bernhardsson

It started with a tweet: New years resolution: every plot I make during 2018 will contain uncertainty estimates — Erik Bernhardsson (@fulhack) January 7, 2018. Why? Because I’ve been sitting in 100,000,000 meetings where people endlessly debate whether the monthly number of widgets is going up or down, or whether widget method X is more productive than widget method Y.

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Data engineers vs. data scientists

O'Reilly Media - Data

The two positions are not interchangeable—and misperceptions of their roles can hurt teams and compromise productivity. It’s important to understand the differences between a data engineer and a data scientist. Misunderstanding or not knowing these differences are making teams fail or underperform with big data. A key misunderstanding is the strengths and weaknesses of each position.

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How to break a Monolith into Microservices

Martin Fowler

As monolithic systems become too large to deal with, many enterprises are drawn to breaking them down into the microservices architectural style. It is a worthwhile journey, but not an easy one. My colleague Zhamak Dehghani has trod this road several times and has distilled her experiences, together with those of our other colleagues, into a brief guide to help fellow travelers on the path.

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Difference between Top-down and Bottom-up Approach in Programming

The Crazy Programmer

Here you will learn about difference between top-down and bottom-up approach. Today we are going to have a comparative study of the two approaches being used in field of structured and object oriented programming. We shall start with a brief understanding of the both followed by comparison and conclusion. Image Source. When talking in terms of computer science and programming, the algorithms we use to solve complex problems in a systematic and controlled way are designed on the basis of two appr

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Types of Data Structures

The Crazy Programmer

Data structures are a very important programming concept. They provide us with a means to store, organize and retrieve data in an efficient manner. The data structures are used to make working with our data, easier. There are many data structures which help us with this. Types of Data Structures. Image Source. Primitive Data Structures. These are the structures which are supported at the machine level, they can be used to make non-primitive data structures.

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The Top 100 Java Libraries in 2018 – Based on 277,975 Source Files

OverOps

What are the most popular libraries Java developers use? 2018 edition. Time flies when you’re having fun, and the past year was pretty crazy. It included SpaceX successfully launching Falcon Heavy, their partially reusable heavy-lift launch vehicle (Yup, this happened in 2018), continued with Apple becoming the world’s first public company to achieve a market capitalization of $1 trillion, and we even created embryo-like structures from stem cells alone, without using egg or sperm cells.

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Design Thinking: Understanding the Method Behind the Idea

Luis Goncalves

In a 2014 assessment handled by the Design Management Institute , the performance of design-led corporations like Apple, Nike, and Procter & Gamble exceeded that of the S&P 500 for the past decade by as much as 219%. Now many organizations want to learn design-based thinking – a distinct way that designers come up with solutions to problems.

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Top 12 BI tools of 2019

CIO

With more and more data at our fingertips, it’s getting harder to focus on the information relevant to our problems and present it in an actionable way. That’s what business intelligence is all about.

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One Easy Way to Have More Influence

Let's Grow Leaders

More influence isn’t always about what you say. I knew Gary wasn’t happy. During my first time in a mid-level management role, one of my team leaders was clearly struggling. He looked frustrated, sounded frustrated, and it didn’t take a genius to […]. The post One Easy Way to Have More Influence appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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“Build vs Buy Analytics?” The Question ALL SaaS Leaders Need to Answer in 2024

As a SaaS leader, you know that the more metrics, insights, and analytics you add to your products, the more engagement you’ll have – and the stickier your product will become with customers. At what point do you decide to keep building your analytics in-house or invest in an embedded analytics solution? Read our Build vs. Buy Analytics guide to learn: Top 4 benefits of embedded analytics A quick cost comparison of in-house analytics development vs embedded analytics 10 considerations to help yo

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Effective Leadership requires Key Ingredients

General Leadership

The more humble and transparent a leader is, the more effective he or she will be. Michael Hyatt. Across my leadership journey, I have worked with and for many leaders. Some were very good, some good, and some not-so-good. As I have reflected on each of those experiences, I recognized traits, skills, or abilities that each leader either possessed or was lacking.

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I don't want to learn your garbage query language

Erik Bernhardsson

This is a bit of a rant but I really don’t like software that invents its own query language. There’s a trillion different ORMs out there. Another trillion databases with their own query language. Another trillion SaaS products where the only way to query is to learn some random query DSL they made up. I just want my SQL back. It’s a language everyone understands, it’s been around since the seventies, and it’s reasonably standardized.

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Main Street Cybersecurity: 10 Cost Effective Strategies for confronting Ransomware

CTOvision

As we usher in the new year of 2018, we are confronted with an ever-expanding network-borne threat landscape especially from ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malicious software which is used by malicious actors to encrypt systems or data. When the ransom is paid the key is in some cases provided to unlock the data. […].

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Agile Australia Keynote: State of Agile in 2018

Martin Fowler

The transcript of my Agile Australia keynote on agile in 2018. I comment that although agile is now mainstream, much of what is done is faux-agile. I outline three main challenges: stop Agile Industrial Complex imposing process. raise importance of tech excellence. prefer products over projects. and one reason to be optimistic.

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Addressing Top Enterprise Challenges in Generative AI with DataRobot

The buzz around generative AI shows no sign of abating in the foreseeable future. Enterprise interest in the technology is high, and the market is expected to gain momentum as organizations move from prototypes to actual project deployments. Ultimately, the market will demand an extensive ecosystem, and tools will need to streamline data and model utilization and management across multiple environments.

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Best of 2018: The Beauty of the COBOL Programming Language

DevOps.com

As we close out 2018, we at DevOps.com wanted to highlight the five most popular articles of the year. Following is the first in our weeklong series of the Best of 2018. Well-written code is a work of art. Always has been, always will be. A programmer pulls a thought pretty much out of […]. The post Best of 2018: The Beauty of the COBOL Programming Language appeared first on DevOps.com.

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5 Best Programming Languages for Kids

The Crazy Programmer

The rate at which children handle gadgets in this technology savvy era is quite interesting. The fact they are able to easily operate the gadgets, run programs on it easily shows that they are intrigued by it. We all at a point have come across children who not only enjoy the games or other softwares but have shown interest in asking questions on how the softwares are programmed.

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As a JS Developer, This Is What Keeps Me Up at Night

Toptal

JavaScript is an oddball of a language with numerous approaches to almost any problem. When ES6 added the "class" keyword, did it save the day or just muddy the waters? In this article, Toptal Freelance JavaScript Developer Justen Robertson explores OOP in modern JS.

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Java 11 is Here, Are You Ready to Make the Switch?

OverOps

A year after the Java 9 release was supposed to “rock our worlds”, the LTS version we’ve ACTUALLY been waiting for is finally here. Most of the developers, teams, companies, etc. that we know haven’t updated past Java 8 yet. Even with the release of module Java 9 last year, and the quick release of Java 10 that followed in March. It’s a bit shocking, though not surprising, that two new versions of the JDK were released in the last year and that relatively few people are using them.

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Software Composition Analysis: The New Armor for Your Cybersecurity

Speaker: Blackberry, OSS Consultants, & Revenera

Software is complex, which makes threats to the software supply chain more real every day. 64% of organizations have been impacted by a software supply chain attack and 60% of data breaches are due to unpatched software vulnerabilities. In the U.S. alone, cyber losses totaled $10.3 billion in 2022. All of these stats beg the question, “Do you know what’s in your software?

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Time to Market: How your Company Can Keep Launching New Products and Features Ahead of Your Competition

Luis Goncalves

Time to Market: How your Company Can Keep Launching New Products and Features Ahead of Your Competition. Companies like Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft have proven that innovation is the key to greatness. That’s why most businesses put a significant premium on it. However, just coming out with innovative products or new features is not enough. Companies also have to make sure their products and services reach the market in time.

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How to Spot a Twitter Bot

Symantec

Twitter bots and botnets sparked much discussion in the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. With the midterm elections rapidly approaching, we ask: What is a Twitter bot? How can you detect what’s real and what's not?

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Frustrated or Focused – Leadership Tips for Managing Emotions

Let's Grow Leaders

“David, I know I shouldn’t take this personally, but I’m so frustrated and I just want to yell at my team and walk away. I need help managing emotions or I’m going to have a meltdown.” Amanda is a team leader for […]. The post Frustrated or Focused – Leadership Tips for Managing Emotions appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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How Well Are You Leveraging The Different Thinking Styles Of Your Teams

General Leadership

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Helen Keller. Whether we’re at work or at home, to varying degrees, those around us don’t value or see events, situations or issues the we do or in the ways we prefer they would. Chris R. Stricklin, writes in his most recent published Forbes piece, “ Seven Lessons On Building Elite Teams For Disruptive Innovation ,” that the first lesson in building elite teams is to “demand diversity of thought.”.

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From Whims to Wins: How a Customer-Centric Portfolio Transforms Product Strategy

Speaker: John Mansour - President, Product Management University

You know that sinking feeling. You’ve come up with a winning product strategy, everyone’s on board and energized, and you’re halfway down the path to execution only to have it submarined by something someone convinced your leadership was more strategic! It’s a scenario that’s all too familiar, and it exemplifies one of the biggest struggles with individual product strategies.

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The biggest insights and trends in digital transformation for 2019

Dion Hinchcliffe's Web 2.0 Blog

Many organizations have embarked on the journey of digital transformation over the last several years to sustainably reinvent themselves in modern terms. The first crop of lessons learned should now be evident but have been challenging to isolate and capture until recently. It's also clear that those lessons learned have been hard won, so we must build on them.

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Magic Three-peat: Gartner Recognizes Dell EMC as a Leader in Distributed File and Object Storage for Third Year in a Row

Dell EMC

For the third straight year, Dell EMC has been recognized by Gartner as a leader in the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage. We feel the report evaluates Distributed File and Object Storage vendors that help enterprises manage the rapid growth in unstructured data. Per Gartner, by 2022, more than 80% of enterprise data will be stored in scale-out storage systems in enterprise and cloud data centers, up from 40% in 2018.

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Completed Copyedit and other notes

Martin Fowler

I've added a couple more memos to my thoughts on producing the second edition of Refactoring. Last week I shone a light on the hidden heroes. whose technical reviews removed many a mistake from the book. Today I added some thoughts about the copyediting of the book , which we've just finished.

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Google Cloud Platform: The Basics for Absolute Beginners

DevOps.com

Google Cloud Platform provides powerful tools and services. Why should you pay attention to one of the leading cloud service providers? More and more companies are moving to the cloud to help create software applications and manage data, and Google Cloud Platform is one of the many platforms available for cloud computing, an industry that […].

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The Definitive Entity Resolution Buyer’s Guide

Are you thinking of adding enhanced data matching and relationship detection to your product or service? Do you need to know more about what to look for when assessing your options? The Senzing Entity Resolution Buyer’s Guide gives you step-by-step details about everything you should consider when evaluating entity resolution technologies. You’ll learn about use cases, technology and deployment options, top ten evaluation criteria and more.

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The Psychology of Design

A List Apart

There are a number of debates about which additional skills designers should learn. Should designers code, write, or understand business? These skills are incredibly valuable but perhaps not essential. However, I would argue that every designer should learn the fundamentals of psychology. As humans, we have an underlying “blueprint” for how we perceive and process the world around us, and the study of psychology helps us define this blueprint.

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AI Project Development – How Project Managers Should Prepare

Toptal

With AI already disrupting numerous industries, it's vital for technical PMs to prepare to tackle AI projects. From a varied software development lifecycle to new challenges, ranging from technical to ethical, project managers should have a strong pulse on these new concepts. This article examines what AI is, the new team roles it creates, and the challenges for PMs to consider when running an AI project.

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KPIs, Velocity, and Other Destructive Metrics

Allen Holub

"It is wrong to suppose that if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it—a costly myth." –W. Edwards Deming The Deming quote at the top of this post is often twisted into something worthy of Frederick Taylor: "if you can't measure it, you can't manage it." Deming would disagree.

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