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Python NoneType

The Crazy Programmer

In this tutorial we are going to discuss about Python NoneType. Before we start discussion on NoneType let us first see what is an object. In any programming language preliminary data types are int, float, char etc. and we can create a class by mixing different data types together and the instances of these classes are called as object. Take this for example: class student(object): roll = 5 stu = student() print(stu.roll) Here stu is and object of class student.

Shared Transactional Tables: The Foundation of Next Generation Big Data Warehousing

Cloudera Engineering

The next generation of big data warehousing is being built on transactional tables. Transactions, of course, enable new use cases that require updating, deleting, and merging rows of data.

Upping IT Skills: IT Pros Cite Significant Challenges

Anyone who works within enterprise technology learns very quickly that if they want to stay relevant to the workforce, they’ll need to continuously learn new skills. But it’s certainly hard keeping up with new skill training while also keeping pace with day-to-day work demands.

4 Ways That Nonprofits Can Get More Social Media Engagement


An increasing number of nonprofits small and large are diving into social media each year. And though many do so successfully, some do not receive the results they expected. Social Media Marketing and Communications

Production Excellence: Practical Lessons from Site Reliability Engineering

Speaker: Liz Fong-Jones, Principal Developer Advocate,

Modern software organizations build increasingly complex distributed systems with many moving parts. As senior software leaders, we often struggle with noisy alerts, grumbling between Dev and DevOps, slow incident resolution and many other related pain points. It’s hard to figure out what to do with this increasingly difficult problem, yet it’s clearly our responsibility to deliver features and production quality. We are excited to be joined by Liz Fong-Jones, who has a deep understanding of what it takes to implement SRE-type practices in many different kinds of organizations. She brings together a picture and set of practices under the umbrella of Production Excellence that provides a clear and practical plan for senior software leaders.

Last Chance To Register: Cloud Security Alliance Annual Cruise 26 Sep 2019


Privacy is becoming an ever increasing concern in our world today. Social Networks today are now focusing on users’ privacy given the inherent security risks posed by organizations’ access to personally identifiable information.

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Online Experimentation: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Recently we had the honor of giving a talk at this year’s Turing Festival. The festival, which is held in Edinburgh, is one of Europe’s biggest cross-functional tech conferences and is named after the late Alan Turing, who invented the Turing Machine.

Article: Q&A on the Book The Driver in the Driverless Car

InfoQ Culture Methods

The book The Driver in the Driverless Car by Vivek Wadhwa and Alex Salkever explores how technology is changing faster and faster, and what impact that can have on the future of our society. It aims to help frame decisions and thinking about rapidly developing technologies.

Leadership – No Talent Required

N2Growth Blog

While not all leaders will develop their talents and abilities to the same level, all successful leaders more or less begin with the same foundation. Here’s the thing – the foundational elements of leadership require no skill or talent whatsoever. Clearly the difference possessed by all great leaders is that they refine, develop and build from their foundation – they don’t ignore it or take it for granted.

The ‘King of Quarters’ Defends His Video Game Records

The New Stack

Video games may represent the secret culture of geeks, a magical netherworld which gave so many of us our first exposure to computers.

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Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut, Head of Product, Nextdoor

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

How to train your AI


I don’t know about you but learning basic mathematics was a traumatic experience for me. Addition was easy — I could (literally) count on my fingers and toes — but multiplication was a nightmare. I was supposed to remember the multiplication tables all the way to 20? Just between you and me, I never really […]. Australia and New Zealand artificial intelligence

Using Double Loop Learning on Key Scrum Concepts to Improve Scrum

Net Objectives

Chris Argyris clarified that there are two levels to learning, which he described as single-loop learning and double-loop learning. Here are his definitions: Single-loop learning: Learning that changes strategies of action (i.e. the how) in ways that leave the values of a theory of action unchanged (i.e. the why) Double-loop learning: Learning that results in … Continue reading "Using Double Loop Learning on Key Scrum Concepts to Improve Scrum". ScrumBut


Branded building: does your workplace match your message?

Strategy Driven

It’s tempting to treat your company’s branding as an afterthought or, at least, largely limit your branding efforts to social media and digital media content.

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Off-The-Shelf Hacker: Feel Force with a Load Sensor

The New Stack

When developing and building physical computing gadgets we frequently have the need to measure things. One past article discussed reading temperatures with a thermocouple.

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall short? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Telematics Solution Keeps Track of Rail Freight

Beyond B2B

There is a certain romance attached to trains chugging along the railroad tracks, taking exotic goods to far-flung areas.

Why empirical process control is insufficient to do Scrum well

Net Objectives

Scrum is founded on empirical process control theory, or empiricism. Empirical process control means to try something, see what happens and adjust your actions based on this feedback. There is no model (theory) underneath these practices. That is, you don’t make predictions based on an underlying theory you just see what happens (inspect) and then … Continue reading "Why empirical process control is insufficient to do Scrum well". New Scrum Game


Sevian Business Performance Assessment Program

Strategy Driven

Unlock your organization’s potential. Leap ahead of the competition with the performance improvement program of leading companies. SocialMediaPosts

The joys of working on a new team

I'm Programmer

Coding Humor 1 of 3 Hard coding Hard coding Life of Software Engineer Life of Software Engineer Thanks google, that's exactly what I wanted Thanks google, that's exactly what I wanted The post The joys of working on a new team appeared first on I'm Programmer.

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

Disinformation and the Threat Posed by Conspiracy Theories

The Cipher Brief

The Cipher Brief is running a special series on disinformation – in all of its forms – ahead of the 2020 U.S. Election. This week, The Cipher Brief spoke with former CIA analyst and Intelligence Briefer Cindy Otis, about how foreign intelligence services use conspiracy theories to sow distrust and division. Otis is the author of a book coming out next Spring titled, True or False: A CIA Analyst’s Guide to Identifying and Fighting Fake News. .