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6 Reasons Why You Should Be Adopting a DevOps Culture in 2018
If you haven't made the shift to DevOps by now, take a look at all the benefits you could enjoy for scaling, collaboration, efficiency, and more.
February 26, 2018
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40% of data science tasks will be automated by 2020
More than 40 percent of data science tasks will be automated by 2020, resulting in increased productivity and broader usage of data and analytics by citizen data scientists, according to Gartner, Inc.
January 17, 2017
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Adobe, Microsoft extend cloud partnership to China
The companies announced that the Adobe Experience Cloud running on Microsoft Azure is now available to enterprise customers in China.
March 26, 2018
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Alphabet beat profit estimates for its first-quarter earnings but lost more money on its 'Other Bets'
The non-Google businesses are costing more to run.
April 27, 2017
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Aparavi Debuts New Multi-Cloud Data Retention Platform
The startup's SaaS platform enables scalable, easy-to-manage data retention across hybrid cloud environments.
October 25, 2017
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Apple going all-in on original programming, to the tune of $1 billion a year
Apple could "procure and produce" as many as 10 new shows next year.
August 16, 2017
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Apple reportedly sets $1 billion budget for original programming development
Apple has reportedly set a budget of $1 billion for purchasing and producing original shows for the next year. The company is apparently looking to produce as many as 10 programs in that time.
August 16, 2017
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AWS Launches Cloud9 Integrated Developer Environment
Cloud9, which AWS acquired in 2016, is tightly integrated with a wide range of AWS services to allow users to write their code in the cloud.
December 4, 2017
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Beyond the Phoenix Project: Modules 4, 5, 6 -- Lean, Safety Culture, and Learning Organizations
Take a look behind the scenes of DevOps thought leader Gene Kim's famous DevOps book The Phoenix Project, in the next 3 modules.
March 6, 2018
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Blockchain: Overhyped buzzword or real-deal enterprise solution?
IT vendors are rolling out blockchain-based capabilities, often in response to high levels of customer interest
April 19, 2017
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Bringing the Mainframe to Agile and Continuous Testing with Service Virtualization
New challenges within mainframe development and test operations have lead to an inability to accurately model performance and complex test data requirements.
March 5, 2018
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Bugsnag snares $9 million Series B, now gives you a software stability score
Bugsnag, the cloud service that helps developers find bugs inside their software, announced a $9 million Series B today. They also released a new version of their dashboard that features a stability score than can give customers an unbiased grade of the current stability of their software.
January 10, 2018
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Chime in: Is Windows or macOS better for tech newbs?
This is Windows Central, so most of us on the team would recommend a Windows PC over a Mac computer just about every time. But the fact is, in some cases, Macs may be a better fit for certain types of users.
August 7, 2017
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Citrix buys Unidesk for massive Microsoft Windows rollouts
Clouds, Win 10 and app 'layering'
January 10, 2017
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Congressman Ro Khanna says Silicon Valley needs to give back to all Americans
Khanna's district, CA-17, includes the headquarters of Apple, Intel, Yahoo and eBay.
April 17, 2017
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Consolidated View on External Jira/Tracking Tools
Using the WatchTower add-on for Jira could be the solution you need to keep your onsite and distributed teams on one accord.
March 15, 2018
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Containers have long-term value in the enterprise
In an era where the preferred application platform is the cloud and DevOps is set to drive performance in today's digital economy, industry skeptics still view containers as "over-hyped," with no long-term value in the enterprise.
August 11, 2017
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Descript gets $5M to make sound editing like a Word document
Right before jumping on the phone Friday afternoon, Andrew Mason, who then ran a walking tour startup called Detour and ran Groupon, was hand-correcting a transcription of a speech by John F. Kennedy -- which was transcribed by some new software he and his team built in-house.
December 12, 2017
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Developer Social Network StackShare Raises $5.2 million from e.Ventures
Web development is complicated. What was once the relatively uniform LAMP stack of Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP years ago has been replaced by nearly infinite variations. Multiple cloud providers, dozens of databases, hundreds of developer tools, and that is not even getting into the world of libraries. NPM, the Node Package Manager, lists about half a million packages that can be imported alone.
January 9, 2018
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Digital Transformation Is Everything but BS
Digital transformation is just one consequence from a bigger transformation, and it has to get in consideration when you're thinking about your own digital Transformation.
February 22, 2018
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DocuSign has filed confidentially for IPO
DocuSign is gearing up to go public in the next six months, sources tell TechCrunch.
March 20, 2018
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Don Jayamanne, creator of the Python extension for Visual Studio Code, joins Microsoft
I'm delighted to announce that Don Jayamanne, the author of the most popular Python extension for Visual Studio Code, has joined Microsoft! Starting immediately, Microsoft will be publishing and supporting the extension. You will receive the update automatically, or visit our Visual Studio Marketplace page and click "Install".
November 9, 2017
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Does Diversity Matter in Software Testing?
Listen to Accenture Managing Director Jeff Wilkinson's keynote on why should we care about diversity in the world of software testing.
February 5, 2018
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Disability Inclusion at Microsoft: A Personal Journey -- Joey Chemis
"When you work at Microsoft, you get to be at the forefront of cutting-edge technology," said Joey Chemis, a data scientist at Microsoft Worldwide Operations.
August 23, 2017
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Error tracking tools shine a light on just how crappy software really is
I love to learn about all the latest and greatest tech innovations alongside my work as a software developer at Raygun. But as I flick through these articles, something troubles me. While pushing forward with new software technology is great, we might not even have gotten the basics right yet.
December 5, 2017
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Every app gives me recommendations, but none of them are any good
Everything is going to suck until it gets better, but the wait is making me want to uninstall a whole bunch of apps.
January 30, 2018
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Evolving Application Performance Management (APM) to Digital Experience Monitoring (DEM)
Application Performance Management (APM) tools have traditionally provided organizations with key performance metrics, including the speed, reliability, and capacity utilization of datacenter systems. But without clear visibility into the actual experience of users, these metrics mean very little. Just because your servers measure as 100 percent available, doesn't mean users in all geographies are having a fast, reliable experience.
July 27, 2017
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Five Approaches for Monitoring Your Modern Cloud App and Infrastructure [Video]
Monitoring dynamically changing cloud environments like Amazon Web Services (AWS) shouldn't stop at CloudWatch metrics.
March 15, 2018
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Flexera to Acquire BDNA, Reimagining How Data Powers the Software Supply Chain
Flexera has just announced that on September 7, we signed an agreement to acquire Mountain View, CA-based BDNA. Why is this such a great fit for Flexera?
September 12, 2017
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GitLab acquires Gemnasium to strengthen its security services
GitLab, which helps businesses manage their software development and operations lifecycle from planning to deployment and monitoring, has acquired Gemnasium, a service that alerts developers of known security vulnerabilities in open source libraries and helps them resolve those issues.
January 30, 2018
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Go Microservices, Part 1: Building Microservices With Go
In this series, learn to build microservices using Go and add integrations to help them run on Docker Swarm within a Spring Cloud/Netflix OSS landscape.
February 26, 2018
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Google Cloud brings in former Intel exec Diane Bryant as COO
There are now two Dianes running the show at Google Cloud. The company announced that Diane Bryant has been hired as the COO of the division. She joins Diane Greene, who came on board as Senior VP of Google Cloud in November 2015.
November 30, 2017
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Google may be mulling over parting ways with Zagat
Google is reportedly thinking hard about selling off the restaurant review company.
January 4, 2018
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Hortonworks aims to entice enterprise with simple data management service
Hadoop-flinger promises one service to manage multiple platforms and use cases
September 25, 2017
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How Math and Computational Geometry Influence Digital Art
This is the first of a series of articles that will highlight interesting image processing techniques. It is an attempt to explore the fields of computer technology and art.
March 27, 2018
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How to set up your new computer
Set up antivirus, clear out bloatware, and perform other tasks to keep your PC humming well into the future.
December 20, 2017
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How to Sow the Seeds for Network Operations Success
By transforming traditional approaches with a scalable and open network monitoring platform, enterprises will be able maximize agility and availability and minimize risk and cost.
March 13, 2018
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How to transfer your data from an old PC to a new PC
How do I move my data from an old computer to a new computer?
January 19, 2017
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Misc. - I

Improve Your AWS Lambda Development With Sigma
In this article, we cover how the Sigma IDE can be used alongside your Lambda development environment to implement an authentication service.
March 6, 2018
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Inside a Lambda Runtime: A Peek into the Serverless Lair
Ever wanted to know what was under the hood of a lambda function? Take a look at this tutorial to find out what makes lambda tick.
February 22, 2018
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Interview with Harini Gupta, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft
In this episode of GALs, Soumouw interviews Harini Gupta, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft.
December 12, 2017
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IT analytics platform uses machine learning to improve VMware efficiency
Maintaining performance of business systems is essential, particularly as more applications move to virtual environments.
May 31, 2017
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It's Time for OSS to Embrace Design-Led Development
Design-led development keeps the end user in mind throughout the development process, and sheds light on the requirements to be fulfilled.
March 26, 2018
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It's Time to End Bad Data. Here's How Data Quality Can Help.
Data is your most valuable asset. It's time look at all data with a data quality lens and combat any existing data myopia in your organization.
March 27, 2018
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Joe Belfiore officially announces his return to Microsoft
Joe Belfiore is back at Microsoft, and this is what his new job has him doing
April 12, 2017
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Kanban Pull System: A Simple Way to Improve Software Throughput
Learn how to effectively manage your team's throughput using Kanban's visualization and pull mechanism to keep WIP limited.
February 23, 2018
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Last time, Microsoft targeted Apple's creatives. Now, education.
What do Microsoft's Windows S and Surface Laptop mean for Apple in the education market?
May 2, 2017
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Load-Balancing Zato HTTP and WebSockets with Docker in AWS
Learn how to configure Zato 3.0 to handle both HTTP requests from Amazon's ALB and WebSocket requests from the same port.
March 15, 2018
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Mapbox makes another acquisition to bolster its navigation toolkits
Mapbox, the SoftBank-backed developer of mapping applications that competes with Google Maps, TomTom and Here, has acquired the developers behind Mapzen's Valhalla project in a bid to strengthen its navigation toolkits.
January 4, 2018
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McAfee buys VPN firm TunnelBear
Security firm McAfee has announced the acquisition of VPN company TunnelBear. Full details of the deal have not been revealed, and it is not known how much money has changed hands.
March 8, 2018
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Microsoft acquires Avere Systems, file-storage vendor for Windows and Linux
Microsoft plans to integrate Avere's file system and caching technologies for Windows and Linux clients with its Azure cloud.
January 3, 2018
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Microsoft acquires cloud-computing orchestration vendor Cycle Computing
Microsoft is buying Cycle Computing, which develops software for orchestrating workloads in the Azure, Amazon, and Google clouds, for an undisclosed amount.
August 15, 2017
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Microsoft acquires 'living photo' app maker Swing's people, technology
Microsoft is getting the technology and people from Swing Technologies, a photo app startup, and is merging them into the Skype team.
November 7, 2017
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Microsoft acquires storage vendor Avere Systems to boost its hybrid cloud offerings
Microsoft has bought file systems company Avere Systems for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition is part of Microsoft's continuing shift to the cloud, and sees the company improving its enterprise products.
January 4, 2018
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Microsoft acquires team and tech behind photo app startup Swing
Microsoft has acquired the technology and team behind Swing, a photo app startup whose app, SWNG, focused on creating "living photos."
November 7, 2017
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Microsoft and ClearSky announce SMB licensing partnership
Microsoft Corp. and ClearSky Data announced they have entered into a licensing agreement to enable access to Microsoft's Server Message Block (SMB) file transport technology for ClearSky's on-demand, hybrid cloud storage service for backup and disaster recovery (DR). The agreement will enable users to seamlessly transport multiple files or programs between ClearSky's service and Windows tools simultaneously.
March 23, 2018
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Microsoft announces debt offerings
Microsoft Corp. on Jan. 30 announced the pricing of its offering of $17.00 billion aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes. the notes consist of the following tranches:
January 30, 2017
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Microsoft announces quarterly earnings release date
Microsoft to host earnings conference call webcast.
January 6, 2017
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Microsoft at the forefront of enterprise SaaS market
Enterprise SaaS market has seen growth of almost a third (31 percent) compared to last year.
September 4, 2017
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Microsoft cloud continues to grow, powers first quarter results
Commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate reaches $20.4 billion
October 26, 2017
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Microsoft Desktop Bridge versus MSIX
Last week during the Microsoft Developers day the new package model MSIX has been announced. This is going to be the new model for all the applications, but what are the benefits compared to the current Desktop Bridge? In this blog post, I will share the difference and the benefit of MSIX.
March 15, 2018
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Microsoft helps to empower students and teachers to create the world of tomorrow; unveils new education offerings
Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced a set of educational products and services, inspired by teachers and students, including a new Windows experience -- Windows 10 S -- along with new experiences in Microsoft Teams for a modern collaborative classroom, new features in Minecraft and mixed reality that spark creativity, a range of Windows 10 S PCs for K‒12 classrooms, and the perfect Windows 10 S device for college students -- Surface Laptop.
May 2, 2017
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Microsoft holds annual shareholders meeting
Speaking to shareholders at Microsoft Corp.'s annual meeting on Wednesday, Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella highlighted how digital technology is driving transformation, and the opportunity for Microsoft to help its customers and partners thrive in this evolving world.
November 29, 2017
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Microsoft lays out a Teams vision for intelligent communications
A year after launch, the company's team collaboration tool is now used by 200,000 companies.
March 15, 2018
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Microsoft proposes election of new board members
Microsoft Corp. on Monday released its annual proxy statement and announced two nominations to its board of directors. The nominees are Penny S. Pritzker, founder and chairman of PSP Capital and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and Arne Sorenson, president and chief executive officer of Marriott International. Both are accomplished leaders and will bring significant global experience to Microsoft. They will be presented for election at the company's annual shareholders meeting on Nov. 29, 2017.
October 16, 2017
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Microsoft Q2 FY2017: Strong quarter for Cloud and Office; Xbox revenue dips, Phone plummets
Microsoft has published its latest financial results, covering the second quarter of its 2017 fiscal year (the fourth quarter of the 2016 calendar year).
January 26, 2017
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Microsoft surges 8% after Morgan Stanley says it will reach $1 trillion market cap
The Dow surged 669 points on Monday after trade tensions eased, erasing the drops from last week.
March 26, 2018
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Microsoft's Azure cloud business almost doubled in the past year
Windows sales picked up a bit, too, allowing the company to beat sales and earnings estimates.
January 26, 2017
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Microsoft's broad near-term vision of our very different technology future
The near-term future of personal technology strategy from Microsoft comprises five distinct areas.
January 16, 2018
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Microsoft's consumer/professional strategy needs serious work
Microsoft has come under increased fire recently as consumers grapple with its seeming abandonment of them in the wake of a litany of canceled consumer products. What happened to Microsoft's dual user, or personal/professional mission?
January 26, 2018
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Mobile application testing service HeadSpin launches from stealth
HeadSpin, a mobile application testing service, launched today to give developers a one-stop shop for quality assurance and control for mobile application development.
November 27, 2017
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Monitoring Application Performance on the Frontend in the Age of Impatience
As technology evolves, so then do customer expectations of how that technology should perform. Find out some tools to keep your frontend quick here.
February 26, 2018
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New development environment helps bridge the gap between Dev and Ops
As the development cycle evolves, things like testing, monitoring and compliance need to be delivered earlier in order to speed up service delivery.
June 14, 2017
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New service helps enterprises buy and manage software
As enterprises grow in size it becomes harder for them to manage their software assets. Systems get decentralized and employees aren't always sure what tools are available, which can lead to the adoption of shadow IT.
June 26, 2017
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One of Microsoft's top female executives exits the company
Julie Larson-Green, who led the Windows 8 redesign, is moving on from Microsoft after 25 years.
November 1, 2017
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Oracle will pay more than $850 million for Moat
A big bet on ad tech.
April 20, 2017
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Outlook versus native apps in Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android
Office 2016 has largely unified the Exchange experience on the desktop, but native apps still do better overall on mobile clients
June 6, 2017
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Sprinklr takes on the big boys of customer experience
It's a busy space with some high-profile players, so you'd be forgiven for being unaware of Sprinklr.
April 11, 2017
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Synthetic Monitoring from the Cloud versus Backbone and Broadband Nodes
While cloud services, including testing and monitoring, grow in popularity, they may not be the end-all-be-all solution for every infrastructure.
March 27, 2018
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Tarantool Queues (Part 1): Make Things Easy on Yourself
A queue is a kind of FIFO (First In, First Out) list in which we write elements, then read, execute, and delete them. What does this look like in practice?
March 26, 2018
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Technology for human rights: UN Human Rights Office announces landmark partnership with Microsoft
As communities around the world face continuing human rights challenges, the agreement demonstrates the potential to use technology to help tackle issues, and highlights the opportunity for greater private-sector support for the work of the UN Human Rights Office.
May 16, 2017
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The human side of the data revolution
We the people are the source of most of the massive data accumulation now taking place. But are we being left out of the equation?
April 17, 2017
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The No. 1 midsize place to work in IT: Ultimate Software
This company's "people-first" culture offers IT employees challenging assignments and family-friendly policies.
June 12, 2017
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The SaaS Application Market Evolves As Challenges Test IT Teams
Take a look at this SaaSnews roundup from AppNeta, which describes progressive web apps, talks about security in the Olympics, and intent-based networking.
March 8, 2018
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The Top Software Testing Tools: The Ultimate List of Lists
This page is NOT designed to tell you what software testing tool is best, but instead, we've compiled the ultimate list of software testing tools LISTS.
February 20, 2018
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The Value of Logging within Cloud Native Applications: A Q&A with Kresten Krab
 
December 4, 2017
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This Week in Neo4j: Google Cloud Functions and Visualizing Facebook Events
It's been a fun week for Neo4j, so let's take a look at the latest graphing news about GraphTour and how to integrate service data with Google Cloud Functions and Neo4j.
February 13, 2018
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Three Big Data experts talk about the various issues in monitoring and managing data analytics.
Big Data offers enormous competitive advantages, yet managing Big Data presente an array of logistical and ethical concerns. To shed light on these issues, we discussed the following questions:
August 1, 2017
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Misc. - U

UDTs in Cassandra, Simplified!
Learn how to make it easier on yourself to implement user-defined types (UDTs) in your Cassandra databases.
January 30, 2018
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Misc. - V

Verizon officially acquires Yahoo including Flickr
It's been written on the wall for a while, but now US network operator Verizon has confirmed its acquisition of Yahoo in a deal worth $4.48 billion. This also means that Yahoo's online image sharing platform Flickr is now in the hands of Verizon. With both AOL and Yahoo now owned by Verizon it seems the network giant is planning to combine the two companies and a few of its other subsidiaries into a new service called Oath.
June 15, 2017
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Visualizing Data and Other Big Ideas with Dr. Steven Drucker
In a wide-ranging interview, veteran Microsoft Researcher, Dr. Steven Drucker talks about his work in data visualization, the importance of clear communication in a world of complex algorithms and big data, and the long, slow work of big breakthroughs. He also offers some pro-tips to aspiring researchers, and tells us why stand-up comedy is an important skill for computer scientists.
December 20, 2017
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We've reached the cloud computing tipping point
Between technology waves there is always a tipping point. It's not that moment when the new tech becomes dominant but the moment when that dominance becomes clearly inevitable. For cloud computing I think the tipping point arrived a month ago. That future is now.
October 31, 2017
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Weaveworks Adds release Automation and Incident Management to Weave Cloud Continuous Delivery SaaS
Weaveworks has released new features for the Weave Cloud SaaS platform that aim to simplify deployment, monitoring and management for containers and microservices, including: incident management with historical audit, instant query, and customisable analytics and dashboards; release automation and point-in-time rollback for Kubernetes and continuous delivery pipelines; and advanced Kubernetes troubleshooting including resource-container mapping.
May 15, 2017
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What Apple and Microsoft Can Teach Google and Facebook
Can companies that focus solely on advertisers create value for more than just themselves?
May 31, 2017
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What Is Application Performance Management, and How Can it Help Software Teams Create Better User Experiences?
APM has been a hot topic for some years now, but what is it, really? How can it help your product? Let's take a closer look at what APM actually is.
February 5, 2018
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What the Best Network Monitoring Tools Have in Common
An analysis of the characteristics of the best monitoring tools, including per-app monitoring, cloud-compatible design, and continuous monitoring.
March 2, 2018
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When You Have A Blockchain, Everything Looks Like a Nail
This developer explains why he believes blockchain hasn't developed far enough to be a viable solution for most use cases.
February 23, 2018
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Why Software Developers Should Take Ethics into Consideration
Most of the software that influences the behavior of human beings wasn't created with strong ethical constructs around it. Software developers should ask themselves ethical questions like: "who does this affect?", "who could get hurt by this?", and "who does this disadvantage or advantage?". Developers shoould try to answer these questions, and also be comfortable with questions they can't answer yet.
March 8, 2018
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Misc. - Z

Zenefits brings on its first chief HR officer
Zenefits, the human resources software company, is continuing to overhaul its leadership team with the addition of Beth Steinberg as its first chief human resources officer. Steinberg has previously held human resources and people operations positions at companies like Electronic Arts, Facebook and Nike. She's also the founder of Mensch Ventures, a people and talent advisory firm.
August 25, 2017
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