John Weir

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You don’t need that Bastion host

Today I’m raising an unpopular opinion going against current “best practice”: You probably don’t need a Bastion host <i>and it might do more harm than</i> …

Information Security

Open-plan offices drive down face-to-face interactions and increase use of email

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettAs well as their cost-saving appeal, the rationale for large open-plan offices is that they are expected to act as a crucible for …

Harvard Business School

Why strong consistency matters with event-driven architectures

Event-driven architectures are widely adopted patterns that model an application as a series of software components or services. Those services react …

Databases

Apache Pulsar — One Cluster for the entire enterprise using Multi-tenancy

Apache Pulsar, it is a pub-sub messaging platform backed by durable storage with the following cool features:<p>Geo-Replication<br>• Multi-Tenant<br>• Zero Data …

Cloud Computing

Tickets Make Operations Unnecessarily Miserable

IT Operations has always been difficult. There is always too much work to do, not enough time to do it, and frequent interrupts. In the midst of all …

Flying

Exposing the Cost of Performance Hidden in the Cloud

Whilst offering lift-and-shift deployment and elastic capacity, the cloud also reintroduces an old mainframe concept—chargeback—which thereby …

Cost-benefit Analysis

What Kubernetes really is, and how orchestration redefines the data center

In a little over four years' time, the project born from Google's internal container management efforts has upended the best-laid plans of VMware, …

DevOps

The Phoenix Project: Summary and Org Chart

Forget the pecking order at work

Organizations are often run according to "the superchicken model," where the value is placed on star employees who outperform others. And yet, this …

Employment

Why Agile Teams Have Nothing to Do with Business Agility

• Download<br>• MP3<br>• |<br>• Slides<br>• |<br>• Android app<p>01:09:53<p><b>Summary</b><br>Klaus Leopold discusses a 600-people team’s attempt to reorganize in order to increase business agility, …

Kanban

Building a Data Processing Pipeline with Amazon Kinesis Data Streams and Kubeless | Amazon Web Services

If you’re already running Kubernetes, FaaS (Functions as a Service) platforms on Kubernetes can help you leverage your existing investment in EC2 by …

Cloud Computing

EC by Example: Counting

Learn how to count the elements of a collection that match a Predicate using Eclipse Collections.<p>How do you count using Eclipse Collections?<p>The …

JavaScript

5 of Our Favorite Open Source Visualization Tools

It’s becoming increasingly apparent that the collection and application of data is more important than ever for businesses looking to continue to …

Data Visualization

DevSecOps Grows Up and Finds Itself a Community

On June 28th, the first DevSecOps Days event came to London following a similar event in San Francisco in April. It kicked off with a welcome address …

Social Issues

db-util: Database Utilities

Introduction<p>This library contains all sorts of DB utilities like:<p>Optimistic Concurrency Retry<br>• JPA SQL statement count validator<p>Installation<p>You can get …

What is an Agile Leader?

(translations: Russian)Agile product development has become the norm in many industries (especially software). That means products are developed by …

Project Management

Feature Toggles

Feature toggles are a powerful technique, but like most powerful techniques there is much to learn in order to use them well. And like so much in the …

Routers

Why You Need an Untouchable Day Every Week

I hate meetings. They sit subconsciously in my brain, taking up space. I prepare for them in my notebooks. I travel to them, and then back again, in the middle of my work days. And what do most meetings usually result in? You guessed it — more meetings.<p>When I worked as Director of Leadership …

Productivity

How AI Will Become the Most Defining Technology for the Banking Industry

Artificial intelligence is here to stay, and 2017 will be about the adoption of ML/AI by the FinTech community and beyond. Experts agree that FinTech …

Artificial Intelligence

In praise of SWARMing

Most of my work these days is helping organisations figure out how to be more effective, in terms of how quickly they can identify and respond to the …

Management

Shopify’s Journey to Kubernetes and PaaS: Niko Kurtti at QCon NY

At QCon New York, Niko Kurtti presented "Forced Evolution: Shopify's Journey to Kubernetes", and described the Shopify engineering team's journey to …

Microservices

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June 2018

Java

Revenge of the PMO | Silicon Valley Product Group

I was first introduced to Agile methods about 15 years ago, when I first encountered some product teams that were experimenting with new ways of …

Project Management

The Most Honest Out-of-Office Message

What if you deleted all your emails during vacation and never looked back?<p>Some weeks ago, I emailed a professor to ask for an interview for a story. Seconds later, I got his out-of-office response.<p>“I am out of the office and expect to have only infrequent email access,” the message said. Pretty …

Productivity

Strong Customer Authentication (EU)

This article was published in the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority’s “BaFinJournal” in June 2018, authored by Dr. Felix …

Identity Theft

J.P. Morgan's data scientists are about to launch something wild

Something is underway at J.P. Morgan. In the coming weeks or months, the bank will be launching a new website to allow anyone to compete in the …

Artificial Intelligence

Agile Makes No Sense

I’ve spent a good amount of time learning why Agile-inspired patterns “work” — mostly the “hard way” (doing), but also through individual study, …

Project Management

Automated Database Deployments Series Kick Off

The most nerve-racking part (for me), in any deployment is the database. Deploying code is far less stressful. If something isn't right the code can …

DevOps