2020

Why Testing is No Longer Sufficient for Today’s Software Delivery Pipelines

OverOps

The move to innovate at speed and scale is stressing software quality and exposing the limitations of testing. Don’t get me wrong – testing in all its forms is inseparable from the software delivery supply chain. Tests and static analysis are essential to software development pipelines, and this holds true for both traditional and cloud-native applications. But the problem is…they’re not sufficient.

A Guide to Threat Modelling for Developers

Martin Fowler

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20 Questions from New Scrum Master to Product Owner

Scrum.org

TL; DR: 20 Questions to Ask the Product Owner to Get up to Speed as a New Scrum Master. From Scrum Master to Product Owner, this set of questions addresses the future collaboration between the two individuals and the rest of the Scrum Team.

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Using Team Topologies to discover and improve reliability qualities

Xebia

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Building Evolvable Architectures

Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Parsons, CTO of ThoughtWorks

The software development ecosystem exists in a state of dynamic equilibrium, where any new tool, framework, or technique leads to disruption and the establishment of a new equilibrium. Predictability is impossible when the foundation architects plan against is constantly changing in unexpected ways. It’s no surprise many CIOs and CTOs are struggling to adapt, in part because their architecture isn’t equipped to evolve. This webinar will discuss what’s at stake if companies continue to use long term architecture plans.

360 Customer View: DataOps for Marketing Success - A Zaloni Resource

Zaloni

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Developer experience as a competitive advantage

Erik Bernhardsson

Kubernetes Troubleshooting: 7 Essential Steps for Delivering Reliable Applications

OverOps

A step-by-step guide for delivering more reliable software in today’s increasingly complex and fast moving environment.

How to hire smarter than the market: a toy model

Erik Bernhardsson

Let’s consider a toy model where you’re hiring for two things and that those are equally valuable. It’s not very important what those are, so let’s just call them “thing A” and “thing B” for now. For one set of abilities, the scatter plot looks like this: The assumption here is that A and B are drawn from a 2D-Gaussian with a mild positive correlation.

Patterns of Distributed Systems

Martin Fowler

Over the last few months, my colleague Unmesh Joshi has been running workshops to teach developers about distributed systems design. In this work he's been delving into many open-source distributed systems and identifying patterns. As he writes them up, he's publishing the patterns on my site.

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How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

You've finally done it: You've won over C-Suite and your DevSecOps team is up and running. You feel ready to take on rising security threats while continuously delivering quality software updates. But how do you monitor your new program? Are you truly able to gauge the state of your projects? To ensure the success of this new breed of a team, you need to know the metrics to look at and how to advocate these metrics to C-Suite and stakeholders. Join Shannon Lietz, Leader and Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and learn to lead your DevSecOps team to the top.

6 Small Unit Testing Tips

Henrik Warne

Choosing test values when writing unit tests is mostly guided by the need to cover all cases of the program logic. However, some values are better than others. Here are a few tips on how to pick values that make mistakes easy to spot and the tests easy to read.

Top 10 Agile Alliance Blog Posts of 2020

Agile Alliance

The Agile Alliance blog is a popular destination for our community of practitioners. It contains the latest and greatest articles in the Agile space. A wide array of topics were popular in 2020.

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How tracking voters’ locations could improve future elections

The Parallax

Smartphone location data is a dream for marketers who want to know where you go and how long you spend there—and a general nightmare for privacy advocates. It may come as a surprise that this type of geolocation data could also be used to protect people’s voting rights on Election Day.

Scrum Guide 2020 and 2017 Side-by-Side Comparison

Scrum.org

On November 18, 2020 Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland published an update of the Scrum Guide. According to the co-creators, the Scrum Guide 2020 aims at “bringing Scrum back to being a minimally sufficient framework by removing or softening prescriptive language”[1].

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!

Building a PC, Part IX: Downsizing

Coding Horror

Hard to believe that I've had the same PC case since 2011, and my last serious upgrade was in 2015. I guess that's yet another sign that the PC is over , because PC upgrades have gotten really boring. It took 5 years for me to muster up the initiative to get my system fully upgraded! ?? I've been slogging away at this for quite some time now.

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What is the Role of a Solutions Architect

Anastasiia Hibaieva

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Centripetal wins historic $2.6-$3.2 Bil vs. Cisco Systems; largest US patent infringement award to date

CTOvision

Editor’s note: I am proud to say I have a history with Centripetal Networks serving on their board and then later as an advisor. It was horrible to learn that […]. CTO Cyber War News Centripetal Networks

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20 Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence Influencers To Follow In 2020

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Machine Learning (ML) is emerging as one of the hottest fields today. It has penetrated into numerous aspects of our everyday life—be it Siri or Alexa, Facebook/Instagram friend suggestions, Gmail spam filters, traffic congestion predictions, customer support chatbots, and much more. The Machine Learning market is ever-growing, predicted to scale up at a CAGR of 43.8% from 2019 to 2025, reaching up to an estimated evaluation of USD 96.7 billion by the end of 2025.

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.

You Code It, You Own It: Announcing OverOps Support for Git Blame

OverOps

OverOps’ new integration with GitLab and GitHub empowers development teams to assign every error to the right developer responsible for fixing it. We’re excited to share that we’ve expanded our collaboration with GitLab and GitHub to support git blame and automated source attach!

Giving more tools to software engineers: the reorganization of the factory

Erik Bernhardsson

It's a popular attitude among developers to rant about our tools and how broken things are. Maybe I'm an optimistic person, because my viewpoint is the complete opposite!

Data Mesh Principles and Logical Architecture

Martin Fowler

Last year, my colleague Zhamak Dehghani introduced the notion of the Data Mesh , shifting from the notion of a centralized data lake to a distributed vision of data.

Good Logging

Henrik Warne

To check if a program is doing what it should, you can inspect the output from a given input. But as the system grows, you also need logging to help you understand what is happening. Good log messages are crucial when troubleshooting problems.

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.

Self-Organization Eats Agile at Scale for Breakfast

Agile Alliance

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How to make your Zoom meetings more secure

The Parallax

Zoom , the video-conferencing app darling of the stay-at-home coronavirus era, is zooming through some cybersecurity growing pains alongside explosive growth.

Agile Metrics for Scrum Masters (Part 1): Done Increment Every Sprint

Scrum.org

How can you evaluate your success as a Scrum Master using metrics? Agile metrics is a complicated topic with no one-size-fits-all solution. There are many options to choose from. Where do you even start?

The Trifecta of Innovative Project Portfolio Management

Planbox

Would you like fries with that? You were probably asked this question at some point or another while ordering a hamburger—and for good reason, too. After all, what goes better with a mouthwatering burger than some golden-crispy french fries? It’s a match made in heaven.

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.