2021

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Building a data team at a mid-stage startup: a

Erik Bernhardsson

I guess I should really call this a parable. The backdrop is: you have been brought in to grow a tiny data team (~4 people) at a mid-stage startup (~$10M annual revenue), although this story could take place at many different types of companies.

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On the Diverse And Fantastical Shapes of Testing

Martin Fowler

There are arguments about whether a testing portfolio should be a pyramid or more like honeycomb. My second biggest issue with this argument is that it's rendered opaque by the fact that it's not clear what people see as the difference between unit and integration tests.

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Updating The Single Most Influential Book of the BASIC Era

Coding Horror

In a way, these two books are responsible for my entire professional career. With early computers, you didn't boot up to a fancy schmancy desktop, or a screen full of apps you could easily poke and prod with your finger. No, those computers booted up to the command line. From here, if you were lucky, you might have a cassette tape drive. If you knew the right commands, you could type them in to load programs from cassette tape.

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10 Common Mistakes Node JS Developers Make While Developing A Website

The Crazy Programmer

Used by some of the most prominent market players like Netflix, Reddit, LinkedIn, PayPal, Amazon and more, there is no doubt that Node JS is a premier web application architecture. It did not take much time for Node JS to become one of the most preferred web development frameworks by companies and developers across the world. Thanks to its amazing capabilities, stability and functionalities, over 43% of the Nodejs developers out there use the programming language to develop solid enterprise appl

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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Helion raises $2.2B to commercialize fusion energy

TechCrunch

Helion Energy , a clean energy company committed to creating a new era of plentiful, zero-carbon electricity from fusion, today announced the close of its $0.5 billion Series E, with an additional $1.7 billion of commitments tied to specific milestones. The round was led by Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI and former president of Y Combinator. Existing investors, including co-founder of Facebook Dustin Moskovitz, Peter Thiel’s Mithril Capital and notable sustainable tech investor Capricorn Invest

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The Blind Men & The Elephant: An Open Innovation Blueprint

Planbox

Curb Transactional Open Innovation and Embrace an Integrated Ecosystem Strategy “It’s a wall,” “It’s a snake,” “It’s a rope,” “It’s a spear,” “It’s a fan,” no, “It’s a tree,” and so goes the story of “The Blind Men & The Elephant”.

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What’s New in Apache Kafka 3.0.0

Confluent

I’m pleased to announce the release of Apache Kafka 3.0 on behalf of the Apache Kafka® community. Apache Kafka 3.0 is a major release in more ways than one. Apache […].

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The best security conferences of 2022

TechBeacon

To keep ahead of the security curve, you have to be constantly learning. As malicious threats become more sophisticated on an almost daily basis, continuously evolving your security knowledge is really the only way to keep up.

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Only 30% of Orgs Fully Implement DevSecOps

DevOps.com

With the pressure to release more rapidly, security is shifting left within the continuous development pipeline at most organizations. This imperative is increasing with the rise of cyberattacks. Yet both a lack of training and poor visibility are stalling many DevSecOps rollouts, a recent CSA study found. DevSecOps is still a relatively new practice and […].

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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Why it’s too early to get excited about Web3

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

There’s been a lot of talk about Web3 lately, and as the person who defined “Web 2.0” 17 years ago, I’m often asked to comment. I’ve generally avoided doing so because most prognostications about the future turn out to be wrong. What we can do, though, is to ask ourselves questions that help us see more deeply into the present, the soil in which the future is rooted.

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Kubernetes Version 1.23: What’s New for Security? 

Aqua Security

Like clockwork, a new Kubernetes release is upon us, with loads of interesting new features to consider. A couple of the key features in Kubernetes 1.23 are hitting the beta level and will be enabled by default. In this post, we’ll explain what they mean for security, both in terms of improving cluster security and what you need to account for as new clusters are rolled out with this version.

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Anima Anandkumar: What’s in the Future for AI?

DataRobot

Anima Anandkumar joined Ben Taylor, Chief AI Evangelist at DataRobot, on the More Intelligent Tomorrow podcast to discuss the future direction of AI technology and its possible enhancement by the addition of more human capabilities. Bren Professor of Technology at California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Anima joined Nvidia three years ago as the Director of Machine Learning Research.

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Netlify Acquires OneGraph, A Powerful GraphQL Platform for Connecting APIs and Services

Netlify

Today we’re thrilled to announce that Y Combinator and SignalFire-backed OneGraph is joining Netlify, driving innovation in the Netlify platform to make it even easier to compose apps with APIs and services. We launched Netlify in 2015 to help developers move from legacy monolithic web architecture to Jamstack, where the web presentation layer is decoupled from backend logic.

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Entity Resolution Checklist: What to Consider When Evaluating Options

Are you trying to decide which entity resolution capabilities you need? It can be confusing to determine which features are most important for your project. And sometimes key features are overlooked. Get the Entity Resolution Evaluation Checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything to make your project a success! The list was created by Senzing’s team of leading entity resolution experts, based on their real-world experience.

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Top 5 JavaScript Trends in 2021

The Crazy Programmer

What are the most vital characteristics that developers seek in a JavaScript framework? There is no definitive answer, but there might be some insight to glean from exploring performance, speed, and popularity. For starters: Performance (how long it takes for your application’s code to execute), Speed (how long does it take you to get something running on your browser?

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Google’s Africa Investment Fund makes first investment in Uganda’s SafeBoda

TechCrunch

Internet giant Google announced today that it has made the first investment from its Africa Investment Fund in Ugandan super app SafeBoda. The undisclosed investment comes two months after Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai announced the tech giant’s intentions to commit $1 billion over the next five years in “tech-led initiatives”, which includes a $50 million Africa Investment Fund targeted at early- and growth-stage startups on the continent.

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Cloud-based Per-Title Encoding Workflows (with AWS

CTO Universe Submitted Awards Articles

If you work with video on the internet, you know how resource-intensive encoding can be. While moving from in-house to cloud-hosted servers can save you a lot of money, that doesn’t change the fact that processing large videos with modern codecs takes significant computing power.

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The Next Paradigm Shift: From Agile to Future-Fit

Planbox

Good news is 2021 will be shorter since Earth is spinning faster and faster, scientists say. Bad news is the pace of technology advancements is speeding up exponentially, and it’s getting harder to stay in the game.

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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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Article: Thriving in the Complexity of Software Development Using Open Sociotechnical Systems Design

InfoQ Culture Methods

The amazing progress made in technology has led to blindly following the technical imperative at the cost of the social and human dimension. Social sciences can help us create a work environment where people feel more at home and proud of what they produce. An organisation designed using open sociotechnical systems theory will be a more humane one where people are more engaged.

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Full-tilt cloud migration isn't easy: A 4-step approach to success

TechBeacon

For most organizations, moving to the cloud is no longer a matter of debate. Most are already using it in some form—maybe cloud-based productivity applications such as Office 365 and SharePoint or an app on users' smartphones that lets them interact with in-house business applications.

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How Log4j Becomes a Serious DevOps Problem

DevOps.com

The recent discovery of the Apache Log4j vulnerability has wide-ranging implications for anyone who develops software, especially for those in the DevOps realm. What’s most troubling about the vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228) is how prevalent the use of Log4j is. The vulnerability is reported in a vast array of applications and directly impacts numerous Apache projects, including […].

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Facebook’s historic outage, explained

Kentik

Yesterday the world’s largest social media platform suffered a global outage of all of its services for nearly six hours. Facebook and its subsidiaries, including WhatsApp, Instagram and Oculus, were unavailable to its 3.5 billion users in what can arguably be considered the most impactful internet service outage in modern history. When we first heard about problems with Facebook, we checked Kentik’s OTT Service Tracker, which analyzes traffic by over-the-top (OTT) service.

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Revolutionizing Contact Centers: Next-Gen Tech for Enhanced CX

Speaker: Liran Meir Frenkel, Performance Management and RPA Sr Product Marketing Manager at NICE; Harpreet Makan, Practice Director at Everest Group; & Santhosh Kumar, Practice Director at Everest Group

As contact centers navigate the challenges of delivering excellence within budget constraints and adapting to evolving employee expectations, optimizing agent tasks becomes crucial. Discover a holistic approach across three pillars - people, process, and technology - that is essential to excel in this dynamic landscape, and explore how next-gen technologies such as generative AI, performance analytics, and process intelligence play a pivotal role in transforming contact centers into advanced CX

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Cloud native security threat: Kubernetes UI Tools Turn into a Weapon

Aqua Security

For many years, threat actors have been using legitimate remote access tools (RATs) in their campaigns, tricking users into installing them to get full control over the victims’ systems. Similarly, in the cloud native world, attackers are increasingly targeting user interface (UI) tools to gain access to Docker and Kubernetes instances. In this blog, we’ll explain how misconfigured UI tools can allow access and control over cloud native environments and describe the techniques that threat actors

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Humans and AI: Bargaining Power

DataRobot

I have a confession to make—I’m a back-seat driver! When sitting in a taxi, I can’t help but grumble when the ride isn’t smooth, or the driver chooses the slowest lane of traffic. I have to fight the urge to take control. When it comes to shopping, I passively accept what is offered for sale. But my wife, who grew up in Asia where haggling is part of the culture, is different.

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CVE-2021-41773: Path Traversal Zero-Day in Apache HTTP Server Exploited

Tenable

The Apache HTTP Server Project patched a path traversal vulnerability introduced less than a month ago that has been exploited in the wild. Background. On October 5, the Apache HTTP Server Project patched CVE-2021-41773, a path traversal and file disclosure vulnerability in Apache HTTP Server, an open-source web server for Unix and Windows that is among the most widely used web servers.

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Shells Review – Best Personal Cloud Computer

The Crazy Programmer

Cloud technology is the new normal for tech-savvy people who consider themselves Digital Nomads. With the rise in a shift towards cloud technology, especially IT people, have changed the way they work. Besides, it has made it easier for professionals and even ordinary people to access the data on any device from anywhere. Shells is one such platform for hosting a Virtual Desktop/ Computer on the cloud.

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IDC Analyst Report: The Open Source Blind Spot Putting Businesses at Risk

In a recent study, IDC found that 64% of organizations said they were already using open source in software development with a further 25% planning to in the next year. Most organizations are unaware of just how much open-source code is used and underestimate their dependency on it. As enterprises grow the use of open-source software, they face a new challenge: understanding the scope of open-source software that's being used throughout the organization and the corresponding exposure.

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Cameroon’s Ejara raises $2M to offer crypto and investment services in Francophone Africa

TechCrunch

The adoption of cryptocurrency in Africa varies regionally. While countries with currently unstable currencies like the naira are seeing immense usage, other regions using the CFA franc have sparse adoption. A region of more than 200 million people using the CFA franc, Francophone Africa is one of the most crypto-friendly markets in Africa. But only a few players are taking advantage of the market, which can make a case as the next frontier for mobile money and investment apps in Africa.

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Everything you need to know about Video Watermarki

CTO Universe Submitted Awards Articles

In the last 10 years, over 100 unique streaming services have launched around the world, with a mass acceleration of new services launched in 2020 as a result of the pandemic. This growth in new services shows no indication of slowing any time soon, as new niche verticals like eLearning, faith-based services, fitness, and entertainment (live music/theater) are building out their own services to expand their reach and monetize their content.

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911, What Are Your Innovation Emergency OKRs?

Planbox

There is a reason why firefighters say be fast or be last: they have 60 seconds or less to act before they have a major house fire on their hands. A home can catch fire entirely in just 4 minutes.