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The eigenvector of "Why we moved from language X to language Y"

Erik Bernhardsson

I was reading yet another blog post titled “Why our team moved from to ” (I forgot which one) and I started wondering if you can generalize it a bit. Is it possible to generate a N * N contingency table of moving from language X to language Y? Someone should make a N*N contingency table of all engineering blog posts titled "Why we moved from to " — Erik Bernhardsson (@fulhack) January 25, 2017.

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The Rise of Test Impact Analysis

Martin Fowler

Paul Hammant shines a light on Test Impact Analysis: a modern way of speeding up the test automation phase of a build. It works by analyzing the call-graph of the source code to work out which tests should be run after a change to production code. Microsoft has done some extensive work on this approach, but it's also possible for development teams to implement something useful quite cheaply.

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Make a resolution to clean up your digital act? Here’s how

The Parallax

Did you get hacked in 2017? Chances are you did, thanks to Equifax’s inability to protect the data of more than 143 million of its customers. As a result, you might be feeling frustrated, vulnerable, even angry—not exactly a positive way to ring in the new year. If you want to channel those feelings into getting safer in 2018, follow these seven steps, garnered from how-tos we’ve published this year, to better secure your digital life.

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How to Build a Team of Inspired Followers

Let's Grow Leaders

Early in my career, I had a GREAT boss, Gary, who had hand-selected and developed a team of rock star leaders. It’s arguably the best corporate team I’ve ever worked on. I’m not sure how he pulled this off, but nearly every […].

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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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How Artificial Intelligence is Making Big Data Better Than Ever

CTOvision

The concept of Big Data is a relatively new one. It denotes the availability of vast volumes and sources of data, which were not available before. By itself, Big Data is powerful, and when combined with Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, the opportunities presented by this combination are just endless. As big data moves to the […].

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The Leadership Wisdom of Kung Fu

N2Growth Blog

You may not remember the hit TV series from the 70s that traced the adventures of a Shaolin Monk, Kwai Chang Caine (played by the late David Carradine) as he wanders the American West armed only with his spiritual training and skill in Kung Fu. But, if you were a young boy back then, as I was, there was really nothing better on TV! The showed aired on ABC from 1972 through 1975.

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How to Identify Change Agents in Your Organization

Change Starts Here

A new subscriber recently shared with me her top challenge: finding change agents in her organization to be local advocates for her project. The question had me thinking about a process improvement initiative from many years ago. To help manage and implement a process improvement program, I recruited people from all over the organization to […].

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Your Passion is Your Greatest Asset, Learn How to Harness It

Lead on Purpose

Your passion is your greatest asset, learn how to share it Continue reading →

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Five Communication Hurdles to Leadership Effectiveness and Influence

Career Advancement

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” ~Warren Bennis~. Client Ethan asked: A lot of misunderstandings and hurt feelings are cropping up in my organization. Crucial information often doesn’t get shared; people often feel their voices aren’t heard. As an aspiring leader , I know I need to find ways to fix the situation. What should I do?

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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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The Cost Center Trap

LeanEssays

In the 1960’s, IT was largely an in-house back-office function focused on process automation and cost reduction. Today, IT plays a significant strategic and revenue role in most companies, and is deeply integrated with business functions. By 2010, over 50% of firms’ capital spending was going to IT, up from 10-15% in the 1960’s. [1] But one thing hasn't changed since the 1960’s: IT has always been considered a cost center.

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Language pitch

Erik Bernhardsson

Here’s a fun analysis that I did of the pitch (aka. frequency) of various languages. Certain languages are simply pronounced with lower or higher pitch. Whether this is a feature of the language or more a cultural thing is a good question, but there are some substantial differences between languages. Hertz (or Hz, or ), is the standard way to measure audio frequency.

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Roy sells ThoughtWorks to Apax

Martin Fowler

ThoughtWorks, my employer, had some big news to share today. Our founder and owner, Roy Singham, has decided to sell ThoughtWorks to Apax - a private equity firm based in London. Apax wishes the current management team to continue running and growing ThoughtWorks, using the same model that's driven our growth and success for the last twenty-odd years.

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From Solving Equations to Deep Learning: A TensorFlow Python Tutorial

Toptal

TensorFlow makes implementing deep learning on a production scale a breeze. However, understanding its core mechanisms and how dataflow graphs work is an essential step in leveraging the tool’s power. In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Oliver Holloway demonstrates how TensorFlow works by first solving a general numerical problem and then a deep learning problem.

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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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Eight Techniques to Help Your Middle Managers Cultivate Their “Sweet Spot” in Your Organization

Let's Grow Leaders

On paper, your middle managers are in your organization’s sweet spot. They’re the conduits between your strategic vision and the teams who implement that vision. In reality, however, your middle managers are in a tough place. They’re under increasing pressure–from above to […].

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Security and education in the wake of WannaCry, Petya

Kacy Zurkus - CSO Online

Attacks occur for a variety of reasons, and in the wake of the most widespread ransomware attacks, WannaCry and Petya , many organizations are re-evaluating their security practices to figure out what went wrong. While those who were hit are still trying to understand where their security gaps are, others enterprises that rely on legacy systems and can't be patched are looking for ways to prevent being the next victim.

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Happy Thanksgiving from GeneralLeadership.com

General Leadership

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” Meister Eckhart. In 1863, in the midst of a Civil War that had been raging for more than two years and shortly following the Union victories at Vicksburg and Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation to Americans: “Set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving.” .

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Top 5 Secrets All Real Estate Investors Should Know

Women on Business

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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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50 Reasons Why People Resist Change

Change Starts Here

Despite our best efforts to influence change, people often don’t transition as easily as we expect them to. Instead of becoming frustrated, try to understand the reason for their response. There’s probably something you can do to help them through it. When someone seems to be resisting change, consider the following 50 reasons that might […].

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Why The Right Change Often Feels Wrong

Scott Berkun

On Tuesdays I write about the top voted question on Ask Berkun (see the lovely archive ). This week’s question came from J.R. [via email]: What is a favorite theory that you wish more people understood? A favorite theory I wish was more well known is the Satir Change Model. It’s popular in some circles, but often when I mention it in talks at events few have seen it before.

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The 6 Biggest Reasons Why Unhappy Employees Quit Their New Jobs

Career Advancement

“Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied. customers, which leads to profitability.” ~Anne M. Mulcahy, former CEO of Xerox~. Client Theresa asks: Over the past year, two great employees on my team quit their new job.

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The End of Enterprise IT

LeanEssays

Two years ago, the employees at ING Netherlands headquarters – over 3,000 people from marketing, product management, channel management, and IT development – were told that their jobs had disappeared. Their old departments would no longer exist; small squads would replace them, each with end-to-end responsibility for making an impact on a focused area of the business.

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The Product Symphony: Orchestrating Success with Storymapping

Speaker: Jamie Bernard - Senior Product Director at Launch by NTT Data

In today’s dynamic business landscape, successful product management hinges on a keen understanding of customer needs and market dynamics. Storymapping emerges as an invaluable pre-investment tool, enabling smarter decision-making, more accurate resource allocation, and enhanced scope control. It serves as a catalyst to better align your entire organization, setting the stage for impactful, customer-centric product management.

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Satya Nadella on Digital Transformation (2018)

J.D. Meier's Blog

“With you, we seek to unlock the unimaginable, and to solve the impossible.” – Satya Nadella. Satya Nadella shared his take on how Microsoft can enable digital transformation at Ignite: Satya Nadella at Ignite: “We collectively have the opportunity to lead in this transformation”. Here is Satya’s mental model for framing how Microsoft is enabling digital transformation for the world: 4 Digital Transformation Pillars.

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Challenges of Product-mode

Martin Fowler

Sriram concludes his discussion of product-mode thinking by looking the challenges faced by this approach, facing concerns over staff utilization and formation of silos. He also reviews how teams often organize into business and infrastructure tiers.

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Future UI Design Without Buttons

Toptal

Why do we still use buttons in our user interfaces? Technology has come so far and offers so many possibilities, there is no longer any reason to force our users to click the tiny rectangles we call "buttons.

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Four Powerful Ways to Get Helpful Feedback From Your Peers

Let's Grow Leaders

I’m sure you ask your boss for feedback. And, I imagine you’re checking in with your direct reports regularly on how you’re doing. If you’re like many managers we work with, you may be less inclined to ask your peers for their […].

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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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Vulnerability vs. risk: Knowing the difference improves security

Kacy Zurkus - CSO Online

The future leaders of cybersecurity will be fluent in languages other than technology and will stop using fear to conflate the message of vulnerability versus risk. That’s the message that kicked off this year's (ISC)2 Security Congress conference. Donald Freese, deputy assistant director at the FBI, and Brandon Dunlap, managing director at Brightfly, talked about the difference between vulnerability and risk as they relate to leadership.

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Dreams Can Change the World

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Few people–even the greatest among us–start out with the intention of changing the world with their ideas.

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Work-Life Balance Tips for Women Entrepreneurs

Women on Business

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