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Build DevOps Teams, Start Your Digital Transformation
"Within the team structures, relegating tasks in ways that better make use of team members’ experience is beneficial, PagerDuty’s Stratton said. Traditionally, for example, senior developers and engineers have often been in charge of developing new software features while the junior staff has been tasked with bug fixes. However, it is the senior team members who likely have the experience to better understand the entire system that fixes often require. “Maybe as a senior engineer it is not as interesting to troubleshoot,” Stratton said. “But having experience gives you that understanding of how the system is built.”
events  interviews  podcast  sponsored  top  stories  development  devops  the  new  stack  makers 
september 2018 by jonerp
Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work
"Most companies want to be agile, but they drive an agenda focused on efficiency. By definition, an efficient supply chain is not adaptive, agile or aligned. Our data also shows that it underperforms the peer group. For a financial team, this will seem illogical. Leaders must explain that the the supply chain strategy needs to be about more than cost mitigation."
customer-centric  supply  chains  sales  and  operations  planning  chain  excellence  leadership  talent  analtyics  cost-to-serve  metrics  s&op  supplier  development  insights 
september 2018 by jonerp
Box opens up about the company’s approach to innovation
"Patel strongly believes that the quality of the problem is directly proportional to the outcome of the project. Part of that is solving a real customer pain point, but it’s also about challenging your engineers. You can be successfully solving the low-hanging fruit problems most of the time, but then you don’t necessarily attract the highest quality engineering talent."
cloud  developer  enterprise  box  content  management  jeetu  patel  software  development 
july 2018 by jonerp
This Week in Programming: The End of the API Economy (As We Know It)?
"As ProgrammableWeb cautions at the end of its article, “should you be considering creating or investing in a company that depends on using or providing an API to do business, you’ll do well to think long and hard about what you’re doing. Given the current state of affairs, an API provider can bring your business to a grinding halt because of an arbitrary whim.”
digest  top  stories  development  this  week  in  programming 
july 2018 by jonerp
Has Agile Programming Lost its Way?
"In his blog post, Jeffries pointed out that “The organization should at least get increased visibility into what’s going on, and that will often lead even the least enlightened management to make better decisions. That’s good, and I’m all for it.” But poor developers end up with less time to code with more pressure and interference — which besides driving experienced developers out the door, also creates more bugs and slower progress. Saying he’s at core a developer, Jeffries writes that “it breaks my heart to see the ideas we wrote about in the Agile Manifesto used to make developers’ lives worse, instead of better."
analysis  top  stories  development 
june 2018 by jonerp
Microservices, APIs and Innovation: The Power of APIs
"Poorly-designed APIs can make it hard for your developers to understand them, possibly introduce errors into the system and may add needless costs in bug fixing and infrastructure modifications. But well-designed APIs can empower employees to work effectively, reduce the time it takes to build a stable solution and even encourage teams to create new, innovative solutions that help customers and fellow employees. API design is so important that Werner Vogels, Amazon Web Services’ chief technology officer, says, “We knew that designing APIs was a very important task as we’d only have one chance to get it right.”
analysis  contributed  top  stories  development  sponsored 
may 2018 by jonerp
What Remains the Same? - by @lcecere #scm
"The organization does not naturally align. It requires leadership. Alignment matters. We now sit on a database of 9,000 respondents. Over six years, we have repeated questions in multiple surveys to get critical mass. We see that when companies have better alignment there is a belief their supply chain is working well. Cut down the friction. When manufacturing reports to a supply chain function, there is better alignment and a stronger belief the supply chain is working well."
digital  supply  chain  development  innovation  leadership  pilots  sap  process  training 
march 2018 by jonerp
VMs, Containers or Serverless? - by @krishnan
"At Rishidot Research, we often hear from IT stakeholders about their confusion about newer technologies in the Modern Enterprise market. They wonder whether they should use containers or serverless or stick to virtual machines. We have released a flow diagram that will help you understand how these technologies fit for a simple workload"
app  development  platforms  containers  serverless  virtualmachines 
march 2018 by jonerp
GitHub Predicts Hottest 2018 Open Source Trends
"The hottest project and community results in 2017, then, would logically foretell growth areas and trends for the coming year. This is what emerged:

Cross-platform development: Projects focused on cross-platform web development experienced the largest growth in activity. The most-starred projects related to Angular, React and Electron, all of which attracted significantly more visitors and contributors in 2017. In particular, Angular/angular-cli more than doubled its contributor base over the past year.
Deep learning: The number of visitors to TensorFlow also more than doubled in 2017, while the TensowFlow/models repo’s visitorship more than quintupled. Keras and Mozilla’s DeepSpeech also saw significant increases in contributions and visitors."
analysis  research  top  stories  angular  container  ecosystem  deepspeech  development  docker  education  electron  github  keras 
february 2018 by jonerp
Speaking of India: Five Lessons on India-Based Product Development - by @kellblog
"When I lived abroad in France for 5 years (which I’ve written a bit about, here), my team discovered a book, French or Foe, that we gave to every new expat when they arrived. The book explained many important basics of language and culture that we referred to frequently as we tried to make sense of our day-to-day experiences."
communications  india  uncategorized  offshoring  product  development  r&d  remote 
january 2018 by jonerp
Eight Words that Can Limit Your Career: “Let Me Get Back To You On That” - by @kellblog
"Make a list of questions you should be able to answer on-the-spot and then be sure you can. (If you find a gap, think about what that means about how you approach your job.)"
career  development  leadership  management  the  3am  test 
january 2018 by jonerp
The Edge Is Replacing the Cloud, and Mobile Is Making It Happen
"For mobile developers, the future feels pretty close. After all, if you’ve been building mobile apps, you’ve already been building on the edge. It’s not at all strange for you to have experience building apps that are resilient and capable. You’ve been dealing with intermittent networks and learning how to enable features even when your users go offline, and how to resolve conflicts when they get a connection back again. You’ve figured out how to package high-performance features like machine learning into something that can run on a phone. You’ve lived with battery and processing and storage constraints, and know how to get the most out of them."
contributed  op-ed  top  stories  5g  networks  development  edge  computing  iphone  mobile  realm 
january 2018 by jonerp
Creative Software Destruction and the New Presentation Layer
"The power within IT has clearly moved from infrastructure teams to application teams. Developers and architects prefer to think in services and they expect the infrastructure to be programmable, cheap, elastic, and secure. They no longer want to worry about low-level concerns of infrastructure management and instead, they want frictionless and limitless capabilities and then access to APIs for other services to help them compose applications. We are moving more toward an application- or service-centric model as opposed to an infrastructure-centric approach."
contributed  op-ed  top  stories  architecture  cloud  cloud-native  data  development  react  serverless 
january 2018 by jonerp
Mathwashing: How Algorithms Can Hide Gender and Racial Biases
"It seems that machines can and do indeed assimilate human prejudices, whether they are based on race, gender, age or aesthetics. Experts are now finding more evidence that supports this phenomenon of algorithmic bias. As sets of instructions that help machines to learn, reason, recognize patterns and perform tasks on their own, algorithms increasingly pervade our lives. And in a world where algorithms already underlie many of those big decisions that can change lives forever, researchers are finding that many of these algorithms aren’t as objective as we assume them to be."
culture  research  science  technology  top  stories  algorithmic  auditing  bias  algorithms  artificial  intelligence  bias-correction  data  development 
december 2017 by jonerp
How Should Bots Respond to Frustration?
"Sherry Turkle, who focuses on human-technology interactions as the director of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Initiative on Technology and Self, worries this may lead to a “coarsening of how people treat each other.” She tells CNN that “We treat machines as though they were people.” So where this may lead is “We are drawn into treating people as though they were machines.”
analysis  culture  technology  top  stories  alexa  american  academy  of  pediatrics  artificial  intelligence  chatbots  cortana  current  development  ibm 
september 2017 by jonerp
No Testing, No Documentation, No Problem?
"These days, the ideas of “No Testing” and “No Documentation” are seeing a resurgence in the agile-focus development community.

What exactly are these trends? Quite literally, they are software development without testing or documentation. But this is an intentional decision, not in the too-common way that you run out of time and/or budget to do proper testing or to write good documentation."
analysis  culture  top  stories  acceptance  test  drive  development  agile  testing  apis  behavior-driven  code  as  documentation  company  extreme  programming 
august 2017 by jonerp
The Hidden Biases that Can Lurk in Artificial Intelligence Systems
"Artificial intelligence and “automated decision-making” systems are being implemented in many crucial real-world settings, cutting humans out of the decisions that these systems are making. But how sure are we that the decisions they arrive at are fundamentally correct?

Researchers are finding a startling number cases of human bias that have crept into AI models and decision-making algorithms, which in turn can unwittingly lead to discriminatory practices on the part of companies and governments deploying these systems."
analysis  culture  technology  top  stories  ai  now  american  civil  liberties  union  artificial  intelligence  development  diversity  fivethirtyeight  google  microsoft 
july 2017 by jonerp
AI Programming: So Much Uncertainty
"Much work, and many tools, are still needed to integrate artificial intelligence into the software engineering workflow, noted Peter Norvig, Google’s director of research, speaking at the O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence conference in New York last week.

Fundamentally, AI software is inherently different from other forms of widely used software, said Norvig, who is also a co-author of perhaps the most popular book of programming instruction for the field, Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach."
events  technology  top  stories  architecture  artificial  intelligence  autonomous  vehicles  data  development  google  image  recognition  machine  learning  translation 
july 2017 by jonerp
The New Urban Crisis: Are Tech Startups Destroying Cities?
"Florida’s latest article could be seen as part of a long and ongoing apology. “I got wrong that the creative class could magically restore our cities, become a new middle class like my father’s, and we were going to live happily forever after,” Florida told an audience in Houston in October. “I could not have anticipated among all this urban growth and revival that there was a dark side to the urban creative revolution, a very deep dark side.”
culture  top  stories  real  estate  startups  university  of  toronto  urban  development 
july 2017 by jonerp
The Soul of Lean Startup is Not MVP - by @barnes_hank
"But, if you listened closely and really work to understand, the reality is that lean startup really isn’t about MVP. MVP is a key tool for lean startup, but that is all it is.

The soul of Lean Startup is Customer Validation and Development. Without it, there is no Lean Startup."
go-to-market  customer  development  validation  lean  startup  mvp  strategy 
june 2017 by jonerp
Meet the Neural Network AI You Can Train Easily — Like a Dog
"To counter this assumption, Amsterdam-based designer Bjørn Karmann created The Objectifier, an artificially intelligent interface that can be easily trained by anyone to perform simple tasks, such as turning lights on and off with a gesture. To do this, it’s equipped with a camera that is enhanced with computer vision technology, and a simple neural net."
science  technology  top  stories  artificial  intelligence  computer  vision  convnetclassifier  do  it  yourself  google  i  o  experiments  challenge  internet  of  things  machine  learning  mobile  application  development 
june 2017 by jonerp
The Ever-Changing Roles of the Developer: How to Adapt and Thrive
"Just as the developer’s role is changing, so too have our ways of measuring not only our progress but also the effectiveness and performance of our code, tools and processes. This increased visibility is a good thing, overall. When it comes to measurement, there is a whole bunch of wrong ways to do it, among them measuring lines of code or the number of deploys. In fact, this very visibility, inherent to all of the data we now constantly measure, has been a great boon to DevOps."
contributed  op-ed  top  stories  application  performance  management  development  devops  distributed  systems  operations  pagerduty  api  sponsored 
june 2017 by jonerp
What’s the Role of the CIO in a Modern Agile Organization?
"Schwartz also argues that we need to change the “unit of transaction” between IT and the business: the project. We still constantly transact and govern in projects. By changing this unit, we can release from Waterfall-style control."e
culture  events  top  stories  agile  enterprise  software  development  benefits  of  cios  command  and  control  company  devops  summit 
june 2017 by jonerp
The 3 big speed bumps to devops in the cloud - by @davidlinthicum
"Today’s public clouds do not provide one-stop-shopping for devops. Although they have application development management, including support for devops, it’s still a world where you’ll have to cobble together a solution from a mix of products that includes public cloud services and, yes, traditional software."
devops  cloud  computing  application  development 
may 2017 by jonerp
A Closer Look at the ‘Learning’ Aspect of Machine Learning
"Each algorithm is designed to either predict or classify data. For example, logistic regression is used to find out a boolean value that results in a true or false. linear regression, as we have seen, is used in scenarios where the prediction is a number. Other algorithms like Support Vector Machine and K Nearest Neighbor are used for classification. Irrespective of the algorithm, the goal is to use existing data to find accurate parameters to evolve the final model."
technology  top  stories  tutorials  artificial  intelligence  coefficient  of  determination  cost  functions  development  linear  regression  machine  learning  is  not  magic  python  supervised 
april 2017 by jonerp
Avoid the Spreadsheet Swamp with a Low-Code approach - by @dt
"Why do we let ourselves navigate in to this swamp without that mode of thinking? This is where a new category of applications, called Low-Code platforms, is springing up to provide a 21C, more safe, more secure, cloud native solution to these ad-hoc needs that every organisation is faced with. This is an emerging space, and we’ll be looking at it more over the coming months."
agile  business  events  low-code  software  tools  ctrl  o  excel  rapid  application  development  spreadsheet  hell  swamp 
april 2017 by jonerp
IBM Brings Low-Code App Development to Bluemix
"Overall, IBM’s goal is to make Bluemix the go-to platform for developers of all types, from so-called “citizen developers” to professional development teams building enterprise applications and commercial products. The Bluemix platform features more than 150 tools and services covering areas such as cognitive intelligence, blockchain, security, Internet of Things, DevOps and more."
analysis  top  stories  authentication  cloud  cognitive  builder  fair  initiative  space  data  decision  composer  model  and  notation  development  education  forrester 
april 2017 by jonerp
The Thorny Ethics of Computer Programming
"A surprisingly wide-ranging discussion broke out last month among computer programmers to which ethical lines they just won’t cross. Coders have been sharing their own horror stories in highly-trafficked discussions on Medium, Hacker News, and Reddit. Collectively all the stories offered a glimpse into the unexpected challenges lurking in the developer world today."
culture  top  stories  application  development  ethics  tns  management  uncle  bob 
december 2016 by jonerp
Unlock the cloud’s full value: Make devops mandatory - by @davidlinthicum
"Those leery of automated devops talk about the “destructuring” of IT that occurs when automated devops happens. But that’s about protecting empires, not serving their employer. Automated devops means the focus is more on innovation and less on application development governance. Devops reduces the complexity, removes bottlenecks, and automates as much as possible. If this means breaking down the organization from six levels to two, so be it (sorry, VP of development who loves to stare at the org chart with his or her name on the top)."
devops  application  development  cloud  computing 
december 2016 by jonerp
The Four Critical Practices of Effective Software Development
"Small stories are great for several reasons. First, if the story calls for no more than about a day and a half of work, then if a developer miscalculates the time estimate for the job by 25 percent, that is still less than a day of additional work. This means that it’s easily possible on a weekly basis to understand whether a project is on schedule or not. If stories are estimated to take weeks, then it’s incredibly difficult to know you’re behind until after the deadline has passed."
analysis  top  stories  application  development  lifecycle  management  it's  all  about  software  lean  quality  assurance  testing 
december 2016 by jonerp
Parity Check: The Software Budget’s Appetite Kept in Check by the Bottom Line
"Don’t be fooled by reports of huge spending increases on as-a-service software. Five years after Marc Andreessen famously declared that software is eating the world, the reality paints a more nuanced picture."
analysis  research  top  stories  application  development  apptio  gartner  parity  check  society  for  information  management  software  budget 
november 2016 by jonerp
Mentoring Is a Key to Broadening IT Diversity - podcast from @thenewstack
"The solution to the ongoing issue of diversity is not entirely a pipeline problem, Nampy explained. In particular, it is a problem with the culture of OpenStack and tech overall. “Culture is a big thing. The conversations happening in IRC that are happening are quite frankly not pleasant if you’re a woman. It’s quite male dominated, and conversations can be quite reflective of that. People forget that there are women in the meeting as well. That’s one thing I would like to see cleaned up a bit is the culture.”
events  podcast  top  stories  diversity  open  source  communities  development  governance  openstack  summit  barcelona  2016  the  new  stack  makers 
november 2016 by jonerp
Why Empathy is the Secret Sauce for Good Software Development - by @jkriggins
"And things move pretty fast in development. Sometimes we don’t even remember those whys six months to a year later. This is why Bryant advocates for coding in a way that empathizes with your future self and future colleagues. If all code is a form of communication between the past and the future, an important relic of our generation, we need to strive for cleaner code, with proper documentation, READMEs and Wikis."
culture  events  top  stories  abductive  thinking  agile  software  development  api  documentation  behavior-driven  design  build  measure  learn  chaos  experiment  comparison  matrix  continuous  feedback  empathy 
september 2016 by jonerp
HPE Discover 2015: All About the Enterprise DevOps - by @ckoliver_writes
"As enterprises become more developer centric, there must be a balance between productivity and time spent setting up other systems or software. Verigreen is run entirely server-side, with developers not having to install anything, able to commit from any platform and still have their commits intercepted for verification."
events  interviews  technology  top  stories  hp  discover  helion  development  platform  verigreen  hpe  2015 
december 2015 by jonerp
Herding cats, or managing GitHub issues – Waffle and HuBoard considered - by @wombling
"Today I needed to decide on a tool to use to manage GitHub issues. I’ve got so many of these now-a-days that it has become quite hard to decide which one to work on and also to communicate to others which ones I am working on.

So I turned to some of the simple Kanban board visualisations of GitHub issue tools that I’ve seen. There may well have been others (I’m pretty sure that it’s possible to get Trello to work with GitHub) but I wanted something that was simple."
cloud  coding  building  stuff  developer  web  development 
september 2015 by jonerp
Supply Chain: The True Game of Risk - by @lcecere
"The global supply chain is a continual game of risk. Business continuity is at stake. The global supply chain has more risk than the regional supply chain of old. It requires an active and robust risk management program. The most successful risk management programs are multi-prong programs with an equal focus on prevention and recovery."
risk  management  supplier  development  supply  chain  business  continuity  inventory  network  design  discontinuity  excellence 
august 2015 by jonerp
3 lessons for IT from Amazon Web Services - by @davidlinthicum
"Amazon.com recently posted its second-ever quarterly profit: $23.2 billion in the last quarter, an increase of 19.9 percent that exceeded analyst estimates. That included $1.8 billion from Amazon Web Services, a full 81.5 percent more than in the second quarter of 2014. The division's operating income was $391 million, an impressive 400 percent annual gain.

Both IT organizations and Amazon's cloud competitors alike would be wise to learn three key lessons from AWS's success."
cloud  computing  it  management  application  development 
august 2015 by jonerp
Why Agile is Fragile
"By taking a holistic approach to Agile and lean software development, companies can help their companies reduce time-to-market yet not introduce quality issues for the sake of speed. Striking the right balance is an endeavor worth pursuing: big mistakes on products or services can turn customers away forever."
editor's  pick:  software  picks:  slider:  agile  application  lifecycle  management  devops  jira  kyle  cochran  qasymphony  rally  development 
august 2015 by jonerp
The Secret Of DevOps: It's Always Been About People, Not Technology - by @adamhjk
The largest companies in the world are working as hard as they can to figure out how to become better at building and delivering software. It's not an optional piece of their strategy: It's the future of how their customers want to work with them. Software is table stakes for survival.
code  devops  software  development  chef  it  automation  guest  posts 
july 2015 by jonerp
SuccessFactors Training and Certification FAQ: 2016 Edition - by @lukemarson 7/14
"My blog SuccessFactors Training and Certification FAQ that was published back in December 2013 provided all of the relevant information relating to SuccessFactors training and certification and has been viewed over 40,000 times to-date. With rapid and big changes taking place over the last year, I thought it was time to update my blog to include latest and greatest information and also answer some of the questions as below."
sap  marketing  sapmentor  cloud  development  hcm  successfactors  training  human_capital_management  learning  hr  saas 
july 2015 by jonerp
When it comes to mobile apps, IT is ‘slow, poor and weak’ - by @marypcbuk
"When 80 percent of employees say mobile technology is critical for getting their job done, but the same number say they haven’t asked their IT department for the apps they need because they don't think they'd get what they need, that’s a sure sign of trouble."
mobile  apps  development  it  management  applications 
june 2015 by jonerp
Converting your app to the cloud can be really, really hard - by @davidlinthicum
"Most applications, whether serving a single enterprise or an industry, have been built as multiuser (not multitenant) systems. They don’t focus on managing the allocation of resources on the platform -- which is essential in the cloud's multitenant architecture. (You also have new security models, new governance models, and usage-based accounting and monitoring.)"
cloud  computing  saas  application  development 
may 2015 by jonerp
An app and a dream: Are indie developers doomed to zombie ghetto? - by @ldignan
"Zombie apps proliferate on Apple's App Store and rest assured they're on Google Play too. How does a small developer market as the app economy is a huge business?"
software  development  apps 
february 2015 by jonerp

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