2021

Maximizing Developer Effectiveness

Martin Fowler

My colleague Tim Cochran has helped many software engineering organizations transform to respond faster to changing market needs.

Facilitating Retrospective in the Prison

Scrum.org

Remember the good old check-in activity for retrospectives called ESVP – Explorer, Shopper, Vacationer, Prisoner? I couldn’t imagine that “Prisoner” would become so literal for me - until I found myself in a real prison facilitating a Retrospective for a group of my cellmates, political prisoners.

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16 Tips to Keep Focused on an Agile Journey

Agile Alliance

The work of an Agile Coach is very versatile. Agile transformations are as well. Each team has its own fingerprint and organisations are one of a kind. This is what makes our work so interesting. One of the challenges of an Agile coach is to stay objective and keep one eye on the horizon.

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The peculiar, persistent threat of bitsquatting

The Parallax

Typos have a long history, by turns serious and silly , going back to the dawn of the printed page.

11 Required Monitoring Platform Capabilities for Enterprise DevOps Teams

In this eBook, Isaac Johnson, a Principal Software Engineer and DevOps Architect with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, reveals the key things he looks for when evaluating monitoring platforms for enterprise DevOps teams.

Mind the (skills) gap: Cybersecurity talent pool must expand to take advantage of quantum computing opportunities

CTOvision

The “second age” of quantum computing is poised to bring a wealth of new opportunities to the cybersecurity industry – but in order to take full advantage of these benefits, […]. News QuintessenceLabs

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How to Keep Your Software Safe From DLL Hijacking

The Crazy Programmer

For years, technology enthusiasts have used tools such as extreme injector to create DLL libraries to carry out specific jobs or processes. The main purpose of these types of libraries is to hijack the software it is being used on.

Where Programming, Ops, AI, and the Cloud are Headed in 2021

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

In this report, we look at the data generated by the O’Reilly online learning platform to discern trends in the technology industry—trends technology leaders need to follow. But what are “trends”? All too often, trends degenerate into horse races over languages and platforms.

4 Ways to Scale DevOps in 2021

DevOps.com

January is a month often dedicated to planning, setting intentions and preparing ourselves professionally and personally for a fresh year. In my own capacity as a DevOps and SRE leader, many of the clients I work with will reinvigorate internal efforts to streamline how they work in Q1.

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How to Give Your Team Energy They Need

Let's Grow Leaders

Lead like it’s the first time to give your team energy. Early in my career, I learned a vital leadership lesson about how to give your team energy. I was working with an education nonprofit that supported children who lived in poverty. […].

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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.

Inside The Mind Of A Data Scientist

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Problem: There’s a port somewhere in the world that wants to maximize profits. Approach: Said port hires a data scientist to look at the numerous variables affecting ship movement and operational efficiency. All factors that affect profitability in the long run.

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Distributed Systems Pattern: State Watch

Martin Fowler

Clients are interested in changes to the specific values on the server. It's difficult for clients to structure their logic if they need to poll the server continuously to look for changes. If clients open too many connections to the server for watching changes, it can overwhelm the server. more….

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22 Scrum Master Anti-Patterns from Job Ads: From Funny to What the Heck?

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Scrum Master Anti-Patterns from Job Ads. Job ads for Scrum Master positions reveal great insight into an organization’s progress on becoming agile. I analyzed more than 50 job ads for Scrum Master positions to gain these.

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Living Complexity: A catalogue of practices for everyday software and digital products development

Agile Alliance

The post Living Complexity: A catalogue of practices for everyday software and digital products development first appeared on Agile Alliance

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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. But how do you monitor your new program? Join Shannon Lietz, Leader and Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and learn to lead your DevSecOps team to the top.

Zero-day black market shifting from selling vulnerabilities to access

The Parallax

One of the software success stories of the Covid-19 pandemic era has been that of videoconferencing service Zoom.

RiskIQ CEO on the SolarWinds Attack: ‘This Hit the Security Community Hard’

CTOvision

The SolarWinds breach is a case study in how attackers can subvert a widely used piece of software to turn it to their advantage, says Lou Manousos, CEO of RiskIQ. “The […]. News RiskIQ SolarWinds

Improving the quality of software delivery utilizing technology, process and people

Xebia

Each organization involved in creating software eventually has a need to deliver that software. It is what we call the software delivery process. Typically, software delivery starts at the moment that a developer has written code locally and wants to publish it. Or, as Martin Fowler puts it: From the developer finishing the feature to […]. The post Improving the quality of software delivery utilizing technology, process and people appeared first on Xebia Blog.

Factors to Consider Before Developing An On-demand Streaming Platform

The Crazy Programmer

Streaming services and streaming various contents is now a crucial part of life. So how can you get a piece of the action? Here we are going to show you things to put in place before building your streaming app.

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!

Seven Legal Questions for Data Scientists

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

“[T]he threats to consumers arising from data abuse, including those posed by algorithmic harms, are mounting and urgent.” FTC Commissioner Rebecca K. Slaughter.

How MLOps Can Help Get AI Projects to Deployment

DevOps.com

Did you know that most AI projects never get fully deployed? In fact, a recent survey by NewVantage Partners revealed that only 15% of leading enterprises have gotten any AI into production at all.

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5 Social Media Trends for Nonprofits in 2021

TechSoup

There are now 3.78 billion social media users worldwide in 2021 — about a 32 percent increase from just five years ago. These numbers are expected to continue to grow, meaning social media will become an even more useful tool for nonprofits to connect with their communities. Social Media

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The Most Important Leadership Question You’ll Ever Ask

Let's Grow Leaders

When you think about leading a productive team, what’s the first question that comes to mind? How to get the right people on the team? What’s the perfect vision? Or maybe you have questions about training or infrastructure. Of course, these questions […].

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.

Maximizing Developer Effectiveness: Feedback Loops

Martin Fowler

Tim continues his comparison of high and low effectiveness organizations by comparing their key feedback loops. To improve these, organizations need to understand the importance of micro feedback loops, which are often neglected because they are so small. more…. skip-home-page

Accountabilities in Scrum: It's A Complete Picture Now

Scrum.org

What is up awesome people? I hope you had an awesome holiday break. As you may have noticed, there have been several changes introduced in Scrum Guide 2020. Scrum no longer emphasizes roles but instead accountabilities.

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Agile Mardi Gras: A Postcard from Trinidad and Tobago

Agile Alliance

‘Let’s Play Mas!’ Carnival celebrations in Trinidad and Tobago are world-famous and attract visitors from almost every country. Carnival lasts for months starting right after Christmas and culminates in two days of massive, vibrant celebration: the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.

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5 key trends that will impact cyber security in 2021

DXC

Will this year be as tumultuous as 2020? Let’s hope not. But one thing won’t change: In 2021, as is the case every year, companies will continue to be challenged by new or evolving cyber security threats.

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.