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Branching Pattern: Mainline

Martin Fowler

The second branching pattern in my article is Mainline: a single, shared, branch that acts as the current state of the product. more…. skip-home-page

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How to hire smarter than the market: a toy model

Erik Bernhardsson

Let’s consider a toy model where you’re hiring for two things and that those are equally valuable. It’s not very important what those are, so let’s just call them “thing A” and “thing B” for now.

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Building a PC, Part IX: Downsizing

Coding Horror

Hard to believe that I've had the same PC case since 2011, and my last serious upgrade was in 2015. I guess that's yet another sign that the PC is over , because PC upgrades have gotten really boring. It took 5 years for me to muster up the initiative to get my system fully upgraded! ??

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How To Predict The End Date Of Your Agile Transformation

Scrum.org

Somewhere between the 15th and 45th minute of the first pre-sales call, the prospect usually asks me - "Based on what you have heard about our company, by when do you think we will be 100% Agile Transformed and what will it cost? BTW, in full transparency, we are considering other companies."

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Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

Secure by Design

Henrik Warne

I really like Secure by Design. The key idea is that there is a big overlap between secure code and good software design. Code that is strict, clear and focused will be easier to reason about, and will have fewer bugs. This in turn makes it less vulnerable to attacks. This is easy to say, but Secure by Design is full of techniques for how to actually do this. Here are the ideas from the book that I liked the most. Domain Primitives.

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Lessons from the Recent Facebook iOS SDK Crash

OverOps

On July 10, popular apps like Spotify and Tinder suffered crashes due to a Facebook SDK issue. OverOps CTO Tal Weiss breaks down a few key learnings development teams can take from this mishap. The recent Facebook iOS SDK crash highlights how a code or environment change by another company (e.g.

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What the Octopus Teaches Us About Agile Organizational Design

Agile Alliance

This entry was written as part of the Supporting Agile Adoption program, an Agile Alliance initiative dedicated to supporting organizations and their people become more Agile. There are some questions in life that simply do not have good answers. “Why do we dream?”,

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IoT Security: Don’t Sacrifice Data for Usability

CTOvision

Read why Christos Kalantzis says that organizations should not sacrifice data for the usability of the Internet of Things on Security Boulevard: Over the last decade, we’ve seen truly innovative […].

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Student Registration Form in HTML with JavaScript Validation

The Crazy Programmer

In this tutorial, I will tell you how to make student registration form in html with javascript validation. Javascript is basically used to validate HTML pages in web application. Validations are basically some rules to follow when inputting values to register on-site.

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Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning

Across all sectors, companies are learning that they can transform their businesses by embracing Intelligent Process Automation, or IPA. With the pairing of AI and RPA, IPA adds a new layer of intelligent decision-making processes to automated RPA tasks. By automating repetitive work, and adding the ability to automate intelligent decision making, intelligent automation frees up your most valuable resources – your employees – to spend more time on higher value and more strategic work. But in order to reap the rewards of Intelligent Process Automation, organizations must first educate themselves and prepare for the adoption of IPA. In our ebook, Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning.

20 Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence Influencers To Follow In 2020

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Machine Learning (ML) is emerging as one of the hottest fields today. It has penetrated into numerous aspects of our everyday life—be it Siri or Alexa, Facebook/Instagram friend suggestions, Gmail spam filters, traffic congestion predictions, customer support chatbots, and much more.

Patterns for Managing Source Code Branches

Martin Fowler

In my conversations with software developers, a regular topic of controversy is how manage source code branching. Tools like git make it easy to create branches, but managing them to improve coordination and minimize the costs of integration unearths plenty of difficulties.

Never attribute to stupidity that which is adequately explained by opportunity cost

Erik Bernhardsson

Hanlon's razor is a classic aphorism I'm sure you have heard before: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. I've found that neither malice nor stupidity is the most common reason when you don't understand why something is in a certain way. Instead, the root cause is probably just that they didn't have time yet. This happens all the time at startups (maybe a bit less at big companies, for reasons I'll get back to).

Using Team Topologies to discover and improve reliability qualities

Xebia

Team Topologies is the work of Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais, and I use it as part of my job. From a sociotechnical perspective, a team-first approach is paramount for any organisation and helps to decrease the accidental complexity.

Building Like Amazon

Speaker: Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon's journey to its current modern architecture and processes provides insights for all software development leaders. To get there, Amazon focused on decomposing for agility, making critical cultural and operational changes, and creating tools for software delivery. The result was enabling developers to rapidly release and iterate software while maintaining industry-leading standards on security, reliability, and performance. Whether you're developing for a small startup or a large corporation, learning the tools for CI/CD will make your good DevOps team great. We are excited to be joined by Leo Zhadanovsky, a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.

20 Questions New Scrum Masters Should Ask Their Teams to Get up to Speed

Scrum.org

TL; DR: 20 Questions a New Scrum Master Should Ask. Twenty questions for you — the new Scrum Master — that fit into a 60 minutes time-box.

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Good Logging

Henrik Warne

To check if a program is doing what it should, you can inspect the output from a given input. But as the system grows, you also need logging to help you understand what is happening. Good log messages are crucial when troubleshooting problems. However, many developers don’t log enough information in the right places. I look at logs when I troubleshoot a problem. Sometimes there is a bug causing the wrong behavior.

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.

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Why Testing is No Longer Sufficient for Today’s Software Delivery Pipelines

OverOps

The move to innovate at speed and scale is stressing software quality and exposing the limitations of testing. Don’t get me wrong – testing in all its forms is inseparable from the software delivery supply chain. Tests and static analysis are essential to software development pipelines, and this holds true for both traditional and cloud-native applications. But the problem is…they’re not sufficient.

6 Steps to Improving Your Application’s Analytics Experience

No one designs bad dashboards and reports on purpose. So why do so many applications have terrible analytics experiences? Download this ebook for secrets to creating dashboards and reports your users will love.

Join Us at deliver:Agile 2020

Agile Alliance

Around this time last year I tweeted, “XP is not dead; it’s just not where you left it.” I was tired of hearing longtime XP practitioners complaining about the decline (or even death) of XP practices. I was tired because I saw XP every day.

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The Problem with Artificial Intelligence in Security

CTOvision

Read Dr. Leila Powell take a look at the security issues associated with artificial intelligence on Dark Reading: If you believed everything you read, artificial intelligence (AI) is the savior […].

Running KIND Inside A Kubernetes Cluster For Continuous Integration

Jie Yu & Steven Chung

20 Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence Influencers To Follow In 2020

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Machine Learning (ML) is emerging as one of the hottest fields today. It has penetrated into numerous aspects of our everyday life—be it Siri or Alexa, Facebook/Instagram friend suggestions, Gmail spam filters, traffic congestion predictions, customer support chatbots, and much more.

Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for Performance and Reliability

Speaker: Daniel "spoons" Spoonhower, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep

Many engineering organizations have now adopted microservices or other loosely coupled architectures, often alongside DevOps practices. Together these have enabled individual service teams to become more independent and, as a result, have boosted developer velocity. However, this increased velocity often comes at the cost of overall application performance or reliability. Worse, teams often don’t understand what’s affecting performance or reliability – or even who to ask to learn more. Distributed tracing was developed at organizations like Google and Twitter to address these problems and has also come a long way in the decade since then. By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand why distributed tracing is necessary and how it can bring performance and reliability back under control.

Refactoring: This class is too large

Martin Fowler

Most programmers have personal projects that do important things for them personally, but never have enough time and energy to keep them in good condition. Clare is no exception, and needed to spend time getting such an unruly codebase back into line.

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How to set compensation using commonsense principles

Erik Bernhardsson

Compensation has always been one of the most confusing parts of management to me. Getting it right is obviously extremely important. Compensation is what drives our entire economy, and you could look at the market for labor as one gigantic resource-allocating machine in the same way as people look at the stock market as a gigantic resource-allocating machine for investments.

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Difference between Computer Science and Information Technology

The Crazy Programmer

The students, who want to enter into the computer education world, are always confused to choose between Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT) and it is not unusual to ask for a student because Computer Science and Information Technology may seem like the same thing and many people got confused with the differences between both.

Scrum Master Interview Questions (2): From Product Backlog to Sprint Planning

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Demand Creates Supply and the Job Market for Scrum Masters Is no Exception. Scrum has proven time and again to be the most popular framework for software development. Given that software is eating the world , a seasoned Scrum Master is nowadays in high demand.

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Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.