Can’t-miss sessions for AWS Summit Chicago

Stackery

AWS Summit Chicago on the horizon, and while there’s no explicit serverless track, there are some amazing sessions to check out. Here are my top choices for the serverless sessions and a workshop you won’t want to miss: Workshop for Serverless Computing with AWS + Stackery + Epsagon. AWS Glue is a fully managed extract, transform, and load (ETL) service to prepare and load data for analytics. Well, it’s true and I’m going to keep saying it!

How to stop calendar spam

The Parallax

Calendar services from Google, Microsoft, and Apple are susceptible by default to having appointments placed on them without user permission, says security expert Bryan Seely. Calendar spam is trying to trick you to click on something stupid.

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How to wipe location data from mapping apps

The Parallax

As somebody who repeatedly got lost along the winding, poorly sign-posted alleys of Tokyo while living there before smartphones existed, I found great relief in having Google Maps on hand during a trip back to Japan in February. They use nearby Wi-Fi networks to help improve the GPS accuracy.

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How to protect your Ring from hackers (and Amazon partners)

The Parallax

The Ring doorbell spent much of 2019 getting buzzed by perceived security and privacy issues, from secret agreements with law enforcement agencies to cybersecurity practices that put its users at risk. It also enables you to interact via phone with the person at your door.

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An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

How to use your Android as a 2FA key

The Parallax

Google just made it much, much easier for Android device owners to protect themselves with one of the safest extra security layers available to consumers. Opinion: To stay safer on Android, stick with Google Play. How to FBI-proof your Android. MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Google

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How to tell you’re part of the 30 million user Facebook breach

The Parallax

That might sound good, but it isn’t likely to comfort the tens of millions of consumers whose personal data they entrusted to the social-media juggernaut has been stolen. Ready to #DeleteFacebook? How to recover from a Facebook hack.

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How to address Apple’s severe High Sierra ‘root’ flaw

The Parallax

An Apple vulnerability that allowed anybody to access a Mac running the latest version of its operating system became widely known on Tuesday. As it released a security patch on Wednesday, Apple recommended that all Mac users install the update to close the vulnerability. “We

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How to do effective video calls

Martin Fowler

During 2011-2012 there was a small but significant revolution in how we worked at ThoughtWorks. When we needed to communicate while separated we used to do telephone meetings, but within a year the telephone disappeared and we started using video calls instead.

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How to Use Data Binding in Android

InnovationM

It is a support library and It is used to bind UI components in the layout to data resources in your app. In another word, we can say that Databinding allows you to write expressions that connect variables to the views in the layout. What is Data Binding?

BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.

EC2 Instance Types Comparison (and how to remember them)

ParkMyCloud

It’s great that they provide so much variety, but of course, it means one more thing that you have to learn. It’s worth taking the time to do so, as ? Remember that within each type, you’ll still need to choose the AWS instance sizes that suit your specific needs.

How to Define a Product

Scrum.org

A question that frequently comes up in my Scrum Training courses is how to define a product. Scrum was created to help small teams solve complex problems and deliver products of the highest possible value. How to Define a Product. Transparency to quality.

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How to select Scrum Patterns

Scrum.org

In this blog, I discuss how to select and use the Scrum Patterns from the Pattern Languages. The patterns in our book organized into two pattern languages that contain 94 patterns in total — the Value Stream language structures time to deliver a product. How to select a pattern?

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How to Encourage Your Team When Results are Disappointing

Let's Grow Leaders

How do you encourage your team while building a recovery plan? 6 Ways to Encourage Your Team When Results Are Disappointing It’s easy to lead when […]. The post How to Encourage Your Team When Results are Disappointing appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

Serverless and Containers: How to Choose the Right Application Strategy

Speaker: Tolga Tarhan, Senior Vice President, GM AWS Services at Onica

When it comes to the modern tech stack, one of the fastest changing areas is around containers, serverless, and choosing the ideal path to cloud native computing. How do you as a technology leader point your team in the right direction, especially given how quickly this is evolving?

How to improve candidate experience using developer assessments

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

David Heinemeier, the creator of Ruby on Rails tweeted: Several organizations still use whiteboard interviews as a standard process to hire developers. . In a whiteboard interview, developers are given a problem statement for which they have to provide the solution on a whiteboard.

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How to Become the Best __

Let's Grow Leaders

But I am determined to learn the Tocatta part of Tocatta and Fugue in D minor down for Saturday for a tour group I am playing for.” ” The rush of comments seemed to entirely miss the point. “you worry to much.” 4 Vital Factors to Becoming the Best _.

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How to Learn Python

Coding Dojo

The post How to Learn Python appeared first on Coding Dojo Blog. Python has come a long way since Guido van Rossum created and launched it. For 30 years, it has done … Read more >>.

[VLOG] How To Use Scrum With Kanban

Scrum.org

As some of you already requested on my channel's community page , in today's vlog I am sharing with you how to use Scrum with Kanban. Hopefully this video is helpful for your team to improve their agility. Hello Awesome People.

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Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

As a senior software leader, you spend much of your time trying to optimize your team's performance – from increasing delivery rate and velocity to reducing defect rates and waste. However, as software leaders, we often find that as we go to implement these approaches, we feel stuck.

How to Inspire Behavior Change

Let's Grow Leaders

You don’t want to say “You need to change this behavior or else,” but the truth is–there will be consequences. Use the INSPIRE method to have a short, to the point, specific conversation about what must change. You may need to be more direct.

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How to Motivate Yourself

Let's Grow Leaders

“What else would you like to cover?” How do we motivate ourselves to feel like that?” I do know one thing, you can’t give someone 5 steps to figuring it out. From Motivation Theory to Real Life. 5 Ways to Motivate Yourself.

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How To Handle Non Functional Requirements (NFRs)

Scrum.org

When working with teams new to Scrum, one of the questions I usually ask is "What are your plans to describe non functional requirements (NFRs)?". How should those types of items be described? Should NFRs be added to the Product Backlog?

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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.

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS. Practical Frameworks to Monetize Embedded Analytics Table of Contents Embedding Analytics to Lift Value and Revenue. 1 Customize to Monetize: The Strategic Way to Create Tiered Offerings. According to the.

How to Distribute your R code with sparklyr and Cloudera Data Science Workbench

Cloudera Engineering

sparklyr is a great opportunity for R users to leverage the distributed computation power of Apache Spark without a lot of additional learning. The post How to Distribute your R code with sparklyr and Cloudera Data Science Workbench appeared first on Cloudera Engineering Blog.

How to succeed at Progressive Delivery

Xebia

Rightfully so, as it’s a great addition to continuous delivery. By gradually exposing new versions to a subset of users, you’re further mitigating risks. As usual with new and shiny things, many of us are eager to try it out, learn about the tools […]. The post How to succeed at Progressive Delivery appeared first on Xebia Blog. There is a lot of buzz around the practice of Progressive Delivery lately.

How to hire smarter than the market: a toy model

Erik Bernhardsson

But some candidates are going to be good at A but not B, or vice versa. So you might choose to evaluate candidates on some combination of the two. The tradeoffs forces you to focus on the things that you value more than the market , or the other way around.

How to Secure Online Coding Platforms

DevOps.com

To answer this, we will focus on two popular cloud-based IDEs: […]. The post How to Secure Online Coding Platforms appeared first on DevOps.com.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Static vs Dynamic Code Analysis: How to Choose Between Them

OverOps

What’s the difference between static and dynamic code analysis, and how do you know which to use? Let’s start with a sporting analogy to help illustrate the difference between these two methodologies. After a few swings, you know exactly where the ball is going to be every time.

How to Throw an Exception

DevOps.com

The post How to Throw an Exception appeared first on DevOps.com. Blogs ROELBOB

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How to Overcome Monitoring Challenges with Kubernetes

OverOps

As more and more companies pivot to providing software as a service, end users have come to expect that ‘service’ to always be available, fast, responsive, error-free, and to be continuously updated with new features.

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How To Get Their Attention

Let's Grow Leaders

But I just called to say “thank you” You really made me think. I try to listen the way you describe here, and sometimes I do that quite well, but I know I fall short when other priorities get in the way. Thanks for the reminder to do this better.

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More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

How to Properly Approach Automation

DevOps.com

Nothing to worry about along the way, no traffic congestion, no other cars to worry about, etc. That is, unfortunately, how many of us approach automation. The post How to Properly Approach Automation appeared first on DevOps.com.