October, 2021

Difference between Data and Information

The Crazy Programmer

Information is an ancient term that dates back to the 1300s and is derived from Old French and Middle English. It has historically referred to “the act of informing,” mostly in the context of education, training, or other forms of knowledge transfer.

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Responsible Tech Playbook

Martin Fowler

Those of us developing software don’t need to be told what a big impact it’s had on humanity this century. I’ve long maintained that this places a serious responsibility on our profession. Whether asked to or not, we have a duty to ensure our systems don’t degrade our society.


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A Scrum Flight Checklist

Agile Alliance

Are you concerned that your team might have strayed from the foundational principles of Scrum? This checklist will help you stay on track. The post A Scrum Flight Checklist first appeared on Agile Alliance. Process scrum Teams


Cloud-based Per-Title Encoding Workflows (with AWS

Fabre Lambeau

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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Monitoring AWS Container Environments at Scale

In this eBook, learn how to monitor AWS container environments at scale with Datadog and which key metrics to monitor when leveraging two container orchestration systems (ECS and EKS).

Structured concurrency: will Java Loom beat Kotlin’s coroutines?


Kotlin and Java Loom: structured concurrency for the masses Java, as slow adopter of new concepts is getting structured concurrency as part of the Loom project. This addition enables native support for coroutines (termed virtual threads) in Java. What does that mean for Java & Kotlin developers?

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Fiber Optic vs Coaxial Cable – Which is Better?

The Crazy Programmer

Devices like computers share or exchange data using signals or transmission technologies. These transmission technologies can be classified into two categories such as guided and unguided.

Closing the Education Gap for IoT Developers


The most common thing I hear from developers who are building internet of things (IoT) solutions is: It isn’t easy. And it’s not. Not because of a lack of skill—the developers I interact with are incredibly talented.

Five Simple Rules About Problems

Agile Alliance

Problem solving is central to a product team. But how do you know which problems to solve? More importantly, how can you tell which problems you shouldn't? Lean product management is all about reducing waste and maximizing value. But waste still abounds.

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Everything you need to know about Video Watermarki

Andy Francis

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.

The Importance of PCI Compliance and Data Ownership When Issuing Payment Cards

This eBook provides a practical explanation of the different PCI compliance approaches that payment card issuers can adopt, as well as the importance of both protecting user PII and gaining ownership and portability of their sensitive data.

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


The Apache HTTP Server Project patched a path traversal vulnerability introduced less than a month ago that has been exploited in the wild. Background.

Why the Nexus Daily Scrum is not Scrum of Scrums: 4 Differences Every Scrum Master Needs to Know


Scrum of Scrums describes one of the first approaches to scale Scrum and is often confused with Nexus Daily Scrum. . Even experienced Professional Scrum Trainers, which I encounter in the Scaled Professional Scrum Train the Trainer, sometimes confuse this.


IMAP vs POP3 vs SMTP – Know the Difference

The Crazy Programmer

IMAP, SMTP, and POP3 are the most widely used email systems on the Internet. Each of them serves a different purpose and method. Both IMAP and POP3 read emails from the remote server. While SMTP is for sending emails. In comparison, IMAP is much better than POP3. Image Source.

The Torture Never Stops


The post The Torture Never Stops appeared first on DevOps.com. ROELBOB GraphQL gRPC humor parody REST satire SOAP


A Training Company’s Guide to Selecting an eLearning Platform

Training companies have an opportunity to embrace the change and create meaningful change in their organizations by moving online. Discover the advantages of a digital-first approach, using an eLearning platform.

Accessible Developer Experience

Agile Alliance

Conway’s Law states an organization will design systems that reflect that organization’s communication structure. In other words, how we make a product manifests in the product itself. Is it any surprise that overall our industry is terrible at accessibility?

Editor's Soapbox: Eff Up Like It's Your Job

The Daily WTF

This past Monday, Facebook experienced an outage which lasted almost six hours. This had rattle-on effects. Facebook's pile of services all failed, from the core application to WhatsApp to Oculus.

Microsoft’s October 2021 Patch Tuesday Addresses 74 CVEs (CVE-2021-40449)


3 Critical. 70 Important. 0 Moderate. 1 Low. Microsoft patched 74 CVEs in the October 2021 Patch Tuesday release, including three rated as critical, 70 rated as important and one rated as low. This is the eighth month in 2021 that Microsoft patched fewer than 100 CVEs.

5 Easy Steps to Create a Product Backlog


The Scrum Guide has a lot to say about the Product Backlog, and rightly so. It's pivotal to everything a Scrum Team does. But one thing the Scrum Guide doesn't tell you, is how you create a Product Backlog. So, here's one way you can do exactly that. . The Product Backlog and the Scrum Guide.


Assess and Advance Your Organization’s DevSecOps Practices

In this white paper, a DevSecOps maturity model is laid out for technical leaders to use to enable their organizations to stay competitive in the digital economy.

Difference between Data Warehousing and Data Mining

The Crazy Programmer

Data warehousing and data mining are two popular and essential techniques to store and analyze data. Data warehousing refers to the compiling and organizing of the stored data in the company’s database. However, data mining represents extracting essential and relevant data from the database.

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The Role of APIs in Mainframe Modernization


Mainframes are historically clunky systems. They are incredibly secure and can process impressive calculations, yet they are complex to manage and challenging to extract data from.

2021 Annual Members Meeting

Agile Alliance

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4 Questions to Ask BEFORE Initiating a Difficult Conversation

Nathan Magnuson

Join Nathan’s 30 minute webinar “ Mastering REALLY Difficult Conversations ” on Oct 28 at 12pm CST. Something happened at work that set off your alarm bells. Maybe you’re a nurse and the physician ordered a drug you think may trigger an allergic reaction from the patient.

Make Payment Optimization a Part of Your Core Payment Strategy

Everything you need to know about payment optimization – an easy-to-integrate, PCI-compliant solution that enables companies to take control of their PSPs, minimize processing costs, maximize approval rates, and keep control over their payments data.

3 Steps Towards Improved Communications in the Workplace

CEO Insider

Imagine the following scenario: A business leader is excited about a project, and he calls someone into their office to talk about it. After they have enthusiastically shared their thoughts, they say: “Okay, go take care of it.”

What is the difference between USABLE and USEFUL?


This question comes up when discussing the accountabilities of the Scrum Team and the Developers. The Scrum Guide says on page 5: . The entire Scrum Team is accountable for creating a valuable, useful Increment every Sprint.


BOOTP vs DHCP – Difference between BOOTP and DHCP

The Crazy Programmer

BOOTP and DHCP are both protocols used to get the IP address of the host device with some bootstrap information. Still, these two protocols are entirely different, and their working process is also different. The common difference between BOOTP and DHCP is the extended form of BOOTP.

Best Practices for Codeless Test Automation


Low-code and no-code development platforms have revolutionized how companies think about application development.

Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.

Data Governance is Helping Save Lives


An Alexion Pharmaceutical Story

Azurescape: What You Need to Know

Aqua Security

Microsoft recently disclosed a security vulnerability in its Azure Container Instances (ACI) service, referred to as Azurescape. No actual exploitations were reported and, thankfully, no Azure customers were affected by this vulnerability.

CEOWORLD magazine Announces the Appointment of Lance Mortlock as New Board Member

CEO Insider

The Board of Directors of CEOWORLD magazine announce the appointment of its newest External Advisory Board (EAB) Member, Lance Mortlock, Ernst & Young Canada Managing Partner, Energy, who officially joined the board in November.