2019

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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. Usually the pressure to deliver functionality dominates the discussion, leading many developers to complain that they don't have time to work on architecture and code quality. But the counter-intuitive reality is that internal software quality removes the cruft that slows down developing new features, thus decreasing the cost

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Getting to the Heart of Digital Accessibility

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Why software projects take longer than you think – a statistical model

Erik Bernhardsson

Anyone who built software for a while knows that estimating how long something is going to take is hard. It’s hard to come up with an unbiased estimate of how long something will take, when fundamentally the work in itself is about solving something. One pet theory I’ve had for a really long time, is that some of this is really just a statistical artifact.

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The State of DevOps Report 2019 Is Out

DevOps.com

The Accelerate State of DevOps Report 2019 is out like every other year. Now, let’s talk about the key findings of this year’s survey: The Industry Continues to Improve, Particularly Among the Elite Performers: Proportion of high performers have tripled, now comprising 20% of all teams. This shows the improvement is real for those who […]. The post The State of DevOps Report 2019 Is Out appeared first on DevOps.com.

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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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Don’t Let Limited Perspective Destroy Your Team

Let's Grow Leaders

Limited perspective traps leaders and drives apart teams Recently, I’ve watched an organization of passionate and caring people disintegrate. The limited perspective of leaders and team members has frustrated communication and problem solving. They’ve devolved into camps of us vs them. It […]. The post Don’t Let Limited Perspective Destroy Your Team appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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Applications and innovations in the Internet of Things (IoT)

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated devices that have unique identifiers and can autonomously transfer data over a network. IoT ecosystems consist of internet-enabled smart devices that have integrated sensors, processors, and communication hardware to capture, analyze, and send data from their immediate environments. IHS Technology predicts that there will be over 30 billion IoT devices in use by 2020 and over 75 billion by 2025.

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How Salesforce’s Tableau acquisition will impact IT

CIO

Salesforce.com’s $15.7 billion bid for Tableau Software has many organizations wondering how the proposed acquisition will impact their operations. According to industry analysts, it all depends on how your enterprise makes use of their respective platforms. Users of Salesforce’s CRM platform have all subscribed to its software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, putting their data in the cloud — but the company is only beginning to respond to the demand for sophisticated tools to analyze that data. [ De

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The road to Software 2.0

O'Reilly Media - Data

Roughly a year ago, we wrote “ What machine learning means for software development.” In that article, we talked about Andrej Karpathy’s concept of Software 2.0. Karpathy argues that we’re at the beginning of a profound change in the way software is developed. Up until now, we’ve built systems by carefully and painstakingly telling systems exactly what to do, instruction by instruction.

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Travel Back To 1985 For A Guest Lecture By Commodore Grace Hopper on The Future of Computing

CTOvision

Thanks to the power of computing you can watch Commodore Grace Hopper delivering her landmark lecture at MIT Laboratory on 25 April 1985. The entire presentation is excellent and worth listening to. But my favorite line is right around 23 minutes in, when after describing the nature of technology innovation she says: “Probably the most […].

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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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Influence: Never Underestimate Your Impact

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”. Leo Buscaglia.

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Sage Advice For The First-Time Leader

Terry Starbucker

Dear First-Time Leader: Congratulations! You’ve just been given a fantastic opportunity. But before you dive in, I’d like to pass along a little sage advice. I remember my first day as a leader, 35 years ago. I was not long out of college and I thought what I had learned in the classroom and my first few years in the working world would be enough.

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16 New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Work Performance.

Career Advancement

“Celebrate what you want to see more of.”. ~Tom Peters. Simon wanted to have an extremely productive upcoming year. He reached out for executive coaching so he could take the necessary steps to help him improve his work performance. With advanced planning, he knew he would be prepared to start the New Year with a significant advantage. This is the plan that I completed with Simon and other clients over the years.

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11 top open-source test automation frameworks: How to choose

TechBeacon

If you're thinking about building your own test automation framework, think again. In most cases, you'd do better to consider one or more of the open-source options available.

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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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5 Questions to Ask Remote Web Developers

DevOps.com

Great web developers are waiting to be hired. Your company could seize upon the opportunity—but only if you’re willing to be patient, dedicated and a little creative. Don’t scare away qualified remote web developers with a few poorly worded questions or a mistimed probe. Ask direct and concise questions that can help you understand the […]. The post 5 Questions to Ask Remote Web Developers appeared first on DevOps.com.

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Stretch Goals: How to Motivate and Challenge Your Team

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s that time of year. All around the world teams are being handed stretch goals that feel more like a delusion than a challenge. If this is happening to you, and you don’t know whether to laugh or cry, don’t give up […]. The post Stretch Goals: How to Motivate and Challenge Your Team appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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Technical Components of CD4ML

Martin Fowler

Our authors now move on to the technical components that make Continuous Delivery possible for a Machine Learning system. The first two are "Discoverable and Accessible Data" followed by "Reproducible Model Training". more….

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The ABC of DevOps Implementation With Containerization and Docker

Dzone - DevOps

DevOps and Docker from A to Z. DevOps is all the rage in the IT industry. From Wikipedia , DevOps is a set of practices that combines software development (Dev) and information-technology operations (Ops), which aims to shorten the systems development life cycle and provide continuous delivery with high software quality. The primary reason for the popularity of DevOps is that it allows enterprises to develop and improve products at a quicker pace than traditional software development methods.

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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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11 business intelligence certifications to advance your BI career

CIO

With data increasingly vital to business success, business intelligence (BI) continues to grow in importance. With a strong BI strategy and team, organizations can perform the kinds of analysis of business information necessary to help users make data-driven business decisions. BI encompasses numerous roles. BI analysts, with an average salary of $66,791 per year according to PayScale, provide application analysis and data modeling design for centralized data warehouses and extract data from dat

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Buckeye: Espionage Outfit Used Equation Group Tools Prior to Shadow Brokers Leak

Symantec

Windows zero day was exploited by Buckeye alongside Equation Group tools during 2016 attacks. Exploit and tools continued to be used after Buckeye's apparent disappearance in 2017.

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A Complete Overview of the Best Data Visualization Tools

Toptal

When dealing with data sets that include hundreds of thousands or millions of data points, automating the process of data visualization makes a designer’s job significantly easier.

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Introducing ksqlDB

Confluent

Today marks a new release of KSQL, one so significant that we’re giving it a new name: ksqlDB. Like KSQL, ksqlDB remains freely available and community licensed, and you can […].

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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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Definition of Done vs. User Stories vs. Acceptance Criteria

Agile Pain Relief Notes from a Tool User

One of the more frequently asked questions in my Scrum workshops is around the difference between Definition of “Done” and Acceptance Criteria , and how they relate to User Stories. While Acceptance Criteria is a commonly understood concept in software development, Definition of “Done” is unique to Scrum. People get confused between these two things but they’re distinctly different, and it’s important to know how to tell them apart so they can be used effectively.

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6 Biggest Time Wasters at Work and How to Fight Them

Career Advancement

“When you kill time, remember that it has no resurrection.”. ? A.W. Tozer. By Molly Barnes, Digital Nomad Life. It can be hard to avoid time wasters at work, especially in the digital world we live in. But if you can identify where you’re wasting your time, it’s easier to eliminate the time wasters and fully take advantage of your time at work. Here are six ways. 1.

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Microsoft Edge browser gobbles up Google's privacy-fail cookies

TechBeacon

The new Edge browser from Microsoft now shares the same open-source rendering engine as Google Chrome. However, it doesn’t share la GOOG’s affinity for tracking cookies. It seems privacy is the new sweet treat.

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The Road Ahead for Security, DevOps Transformation

DevOps.com

Qualys hosted its Qualys Security Conference 19 this week in Las Vegas. Hundreds of attendees from around the world have gathered at the Bellagio hotel to learn more about the current state of cybersecurity and what the future has in store. As you might expect, given the technology landscape today, many of the sessions and […]. The post The Road Ahead for Security, DevOps Transformation appeared first on DevOps.com.

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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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Stop Emailing When You Should Have a Meeting

Let's Grow Leaders

Have a meeting for more bandwidth and speed Recently we were delivering a leadership development program when Annia, a senior leader in the firm, raised her hand and addressed the room: “I’ve noticed that many of us quickly send an email rather […]. The post Stop Emailing When You Should Have a Meeting appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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Self-serve data platform

Martin Fowler

One of the main concerns of distributing the ownership of data to the domains is the duplicated effort and skills required to operate the data pipelines technology stack and infrastructure in each domain. Luckily, building common infrastructure as a platform is a well understood and solved problem; though admittedly the tooling and techniques are not as mature in the data ecosystem. more….

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SRE vs. DevOps:? SRE Is to DevOps What Scrum Is to Agile

Dzone - DevOps

DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) both seem to rule the world of software development, and at the same time, both appear to overlap or confuse people to some extent. Today, we will try to analyze both terms and see if we can see some differentiating factors between the two. DevOps Engineer. The term "DevOps Engineer" strives to dim this divide between Dev and Ops conjointly and suggests that the best approach is to hire engineers who can be excellent coders as well as handl

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