2021

Software infrastructure 2.0: a wishlist

Erik Bernhardsson

Software infrastructure (by which I include everything ending with *aaS, or anything remotely similar to it) is an exciting field, in particular because (despite what the neo-luddites may say) it keeps getting better every year! I love working with something that moves so quickly.

Maximizing Developer Effectiveness

Martin Fowler

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

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10 Common Mistakes Node JS Developers Make While Developing A Website

The Crazy Programmer

Used by some of the most prominent market players like Netflix, Reddit, LinkedIn, PayPal, Amazon and more, there is no doubt that Node JS is a premier web application architecture.

Recruiting Software Developers – Coding Tests

Henrik Warne

For the past few months, I have been interviewing with several companies. In all cases, one or more coding tests were included. I have also been on the interviewing side, evaluating a coding test. Here are my thoughts on the process. Are coding tests needed?

Cassandra Data Modeling Guide to Best Practices

Are you a developer, database architect, or database administrator that's new to Cassandra but have been tasked with developing a Cassandra schema design? Learn the basic rules to keep in mind when designing your schema for Cassandra.

Agile Transformation and the Elephant in the Room

Agile Alliance

Why traditional budgeting is the antithesis of Agile – and what to do about it Most organizations are born small and born agile. They are nimble, trusting, collaborative, non-bureaucratic and purpose-driven. But few want to remain small. Most want to grow and become big.

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Secure Deployment: 10 Pointers on Secrets Management

Xebia

In a previous blog we talked about secure deployment. Secrets management is an important part of that. So what does that mean? In this blog we’ll give some pointers on how to do secrets management well in the perspective of a secure deployment.

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To improve your online privacy, consider what matters most

The Parallax

If you want to improve your online privacy, you’re supposed to “ use Signal, use Tor.” ” The clichéd phrase, now five or so years old, was meant to be a sardonic joke underscoring the need for more nuanced online-security and privacy advice.

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The Agile Manifesto Continues to Stand Up After 20 Years

Scrum.org

As the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Agile Manifesto has arrived, it makes me look back at how the world has changed over the past 20 years and what it may look like over the next 20. . First and foremost, the use of Agile has grown well beyond software.

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7 Popular Open Source CI/CD Tools

DevOps.com

DevOps is a software development strategy that incorporates agile practices for fast, efficient product creation and release. It focuses on integration of development and operations teams, continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) and automation of tasks and processes.

Achieve Manufacturing Digital Transformation

Survival of the fittest is linked not to size or strength, but to the ability to change, adapt, and seize opportunities. Factories are increasingly being relied upon to handle more complex operations to serve a broader range of products. To perform this effectively, smart manufacturing is key.

The End of Silicon Valley as We Know It?

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

High-profile entrepreneurs like Elon Musk, venture capitalists like Peter Thiel and Keith Rabois, and big companies like Oracle and HP Enterprise are all leaving California.

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What's Erik up to?

Erik Bernhardsson

I joined Better in early 2015 because I thought the team was crazy enough to actually change one of the largest industries in the US. For six years, I ran the tech team, hiring 300+ people, probably doing 2,000+ interviews, and according to GitHub I added 646,941 lines of code and removed 339,164.

Bitemporal History

Martin Fowler

It's often necessary to access the historical values of some property. But sometimes this history itself needs to be modified in response to retroactive updates.

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Shells Review – Best Personal Cloud Computer

The Crazy Programmer

Cloud technology is the new normal for tech-savvy people who consider themselves Digital Nomads. With the rise in a shift towards cloud technology, especially IT people, have changed the way they work.

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Report by Dresner Advisory Services: Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study

According to the 2020 Dresner Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study, embedded business intelligence is crucial for application success. This report explores the current state of BI and why application teams are increasingly choosing an embedded solution.

More Good Programming Quotes, Part 5

Henrik Warne

Here are more good programming quotes I have found since my last post. Programming. “It has been said that the great scientific disciplines are examples of giants standing on the shoulders of other giants.

Scrumban Should NOT Just Be a Hybrid of Scrum and Kanban

Agile Alliance

Is Scrumban just adding a Kanban board with a few other ornamental changes, or are there deeper issues that need to be addressed? What advantages do you expect to achieve by infusing your current practices with Lean Kanban? Hybrids are problematic at best.

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“The main rival, Bitcoin, is very primitive compared to Ethereum”, Rob Zel, Bitni’s founder claims

CTOvision

The launch of Bitcoin over a decade ago opened up opportunities for the development and launch of a ton of other cryptocurrencies, Ethereum being the foremost. Often compared to Bitcoin, Ethereum 2.0 is a truly decentralized P2P (peer-to-peer) blockchain-powered cryptocurrency.

Sustainable change requires architecture of technology and organization

Xebia

A desire to improve. Each organization I have met is searching for new ways to do better. A higher quality of their product. Optimize their process to deliver software quicker. A caveat however is that organizations are typically focused on technology. Learning new skills, introducing new tools.

5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

Just as the tech industry revolves around innovation, so does technical recruiting. To advance their career by attracting top candidates in a competitive landscape, modern recruiters must commit to actively adapting and advancing their hiring strategies. This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

To improve your online privacy, consider what matters most

The Parallax

If you want to improve your online privacy, you’re supposed to “ use Signal, use Tor.” ” The clichéd phrase, now five or so years old, was meant to be a sardonic joke underscoring the need for more nuanced online-security and privacy advice.

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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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11 Open Source DevOps Tools We Love For 2021

DevOps.com

DevOps isn’t just a cultural shift — it requires great tools to come to fruition. Below, we’ve pulled together a list of some of the most well-loved DevOps tools available today. But, throwing loads of money into fancy SaaS solutions can quickly gobble up the cloud budget.

The Next Generation of AI

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Programs like AlphaZero and GPT-3 are massive accomplishments: they represent years of sustained work solving a difficult problem. But these problems are squarely within the domain of traditional AI. Playing Chess and Go or building ever-better language models have been AI projects for decades.

Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

Use Touch ID for sudo on Mac

David Walsh

The landscape of security is changing quite a bit. We’ve gone from basic username and password to 2FA, facial recognition, fingerprint recognition, and so on. Hell, my Mac unlocks simply when I have my Apple Watch near by. In the end, I probably use the Mac fingerprint key the most.

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Maximizing Developer Effectiveness: Organizational Effectiveness

Martin Fowler

Tim finishes his article by looking at how highly effective organizations design their engineering organization to optimize for effectiveness and feedback loops.

HTML6 – New Features Expected and Release Date

The Crazy Programmer

As we all know about HTML5 is the latest version of HTML currently available on the internet. HTML6 is soon to be released with some of the modified and new features and functionalities in it.

6 Rules of a Diverse Workplace

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Talent Assessment > 6 Rules of a Diverse Workplace. Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.” – Verna Myers. In 2021, hiring employees for the symbolic “ticking of a diverse box” will not suffice anymore. .

Open Source & Open Standards: Navigating the Intricacies of a Symbiotic Partnership

Speaker: Guy Martin, Executive Director of OASIS Open

The COVID-19 global pandemic has raised the already bright visibility of technology to an even higher level. Join Guy Martin, Executive Director at OASIS Open, as he presents this webinar that will discuss how we can make open source and open standards even more effective by helping them recapture their strong partnership.

Agile Coaching Ethics Initiative – Key Accomplishments & Highlights

Agile Alliance

The team working on the Agile Alliance Agile Coaching Ethics Initiative has been working steadily over the last six months, and we have now published a draft Code of Ethical Conduct for Agile Coaching (Code) and a set of supporting Ethics Scenarios.

Ethereum Popularity on YouTube Surpasses Bitcoin

CTOvision

According to a recent report by Total Processing, Ethereum (ETH) is the most-watched cryptocurrency on YouTube. The top altcoin has clocked over 231 million views, even more than Bitcoin. In contrast, Bitcoin has a little under 200 million views.

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A data-platform is just a normal platform

Xebia

A data-platform is nothing more than a normal (cloud) platform with some additional functionality on top to make it specific to the requirements of the data domain. Instead of the applications that run on a “normal” platform like (web)services and front-ends it runs ELTs/ETLs and data applications.

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