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Ministry of Testing: A Year In Numbers

There is no doubt that 2017 was our most successful year on all fronts! Below is an infographic sharing all the things that Ministry of Testing got …

Agile Coaching Journey

In 2016 my role in Standard Bank included overseeing the software engineering practices used by the multi-channel software development portfolio. The …

Software Development

How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a …

Learning

‘More agile’ pitch process aims to halve the time taken to match brands with agencies

A new pitching process has been launched that is claimed to help brands find agencies better suited to meeting business objectives in half the …

Interviewing a Tester as Developer

There is still so much wrong with how testers — even those who will write automation — are interviewed. I talked about this already regarding how …

Software Development

Google is offering a free Machine Learning and AI course from 1 March onwards

Google on 1 March introduced "<b>Learn with Google AI</b>" — a set of educational resources developed by Machine Learning (ML) experts at the company, for …

The Ultimate Excel Bootcamp Bundle: Lifetime Access

<b>Microsoft Excel</b><p>Take a 32-Hour Deep Dive Into All Things Excel<p>Tired of fighting Excel to get it to do what you want? Do you want to use Excel to solve complex problems, automate spreadsheets, and master graphs for presentations instead of going crazy trying to figure out how? Well, here's where …

'Right to be forgotten' claimant wants to rewrite history, says Google

A businessman who has launched a legal bid to remove some search results about his criminal conviction in the first “right to be forgotten” case in the English courts should not be allowed to rewrite history, lawyers for Google have said.<p>The claimant, referred to only as NT1 for legal reasons, was …

Privacy

Bye bye black box: Researchers teach AI to explain itself

A team of international researchers recently taught AI to justify its reasoning and point to evidence when it makes a decision. The ‘black box’ is becoming transparent, and that’s a big deal.<p>Figuring out why a neural network makes the decisions it does is one of the biggest concerns in the field of …

Artificial Intelligence

Meeting Design: Agile Style Daily Scrum

Kevin Hoffman is the master of meetings. In his new book <i>Meeting Design</i> from Rosenfeld Media, Kevin lays out exactly how to take on meetings as a …

Project Management

Time Management vs. Attention Management: What’s the Difference?

geralt / PixabayWhen you think about it, “time management” is sort of an odd phrase. Time always marches forward, and we all have the same number of …

13 Difficult Things Highly Successful People Learn To Do Young

To invent a product, turn a profit or start a business is to be accomplished. To be successful is to maintain ethics, principles and self-awareness regardless of how your professional pursuits are going, and it is the latter to which we should strive.<p>“Successful people,” as we’ll call them here, …

Self-improvement

Expectations of Scrum Masters – knowing what important | Supreme Agile

The Scrum Master (SM) is one of the most important roles in the Scrum framework. This framework is created to support the Agile values and principles …

Project Management

21 Low-Cost Ways to Make Money from Home

Startup costs can be a real barrier to getting up and running, so here are some work ideas that cost little to no money to consider.<p>Startup costs for training, schooling or equipment can be a real barrier for many people who want to make money from home and are limited to what they already have in …

Employment

Studies are increasingly clear: Uber, Lyft congest cities

BOSTON (AP) — One promise of ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft was fewer cars clogging city streets. But studies suggest the opposite: that …

The depression diet: Is our food influencing our mood?

A new study from researchers at Rush University Medical Center has found that people following a healthy diet designed to reduce their risk of …

Diets

Google has received 2.4 million ‘right to be forgotten’ URL delisting requests and fulfilled 43%

Google revealed that it has received 2.4 million de-indexing requests following the “right to be forgotten” (RTBF) ruling in Europe and has acted on 43 percent of them.<p>The new figures constitute part of the internet giant’s semi-regular search removal transparency report, which it yesterday …

The Internet of Growing Things

Connected sensors and big data are changing how farmers grow crops and raise livestock—making food safer and better for everyone.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is turning the ancient practice of farming into precision agriculture. Sensors implanted in the soil can tell you when and where to irrigate. …

20+ Web Tools to Help Students with Their Writing

As a fan of the digital writing workshop, I believe that when teaching writing teachers should focus primarily on the process and only secondarily on …

How To (Really) Build An Agile Culture Through Coaching Skills

Culture. As I attend conferences and work with organizations and executives, culture is the one topic that always seems to find its way into a conversation. As the combination of beliefs, perceptions and thoughts, culture has always been critical to the success of any individual, team or …

Team Building

What is an HTML5 app and do I want one?

Have you heard? HTML5 apps are going to change everything, probably <i>next</i> year. At least that's what one side of the debate about HTML5 versus native …

This Ghana School Couldn’t Afford Computers, So The Teacher Decided To Teach MS Word On Blackboard

As our dependency on technology increases with each passing day, there are some places and institutions where the availability of even the basic …

Introduction to VR Testing

VR applications are becoming more present in our daily lives. The possible uses of this technology are varied and far-reaching. Whilst many focus on …

Virtual Reality

Google launches Flutter beta, a mobile UI framework for building native Android and iOS apps

At Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona today, Google launched the first beta release of Flutter, the company’s open-source mobile UI framework that helps developers build native interfaces for Android and iOS. The library is designed to combine the performance and platform integrations of …

The key differences between Waterfall and Agile development

CEO and co-founder of Favro Patric Palm explains why modern AR and VR developers choose to work with Agile frameworks.<p>TechRepublic met with Patric …

Project Management

Google launched its own job search engine – here's how it works

Google launched its own job search engine — here’s how it works<p>Looking for a job?<p>Just Google it.<p>The tech giant recently launched its own job search …

Employment

Peace Corps Volunteer Openings

Costa Rica

Happy #PeaceCorpsWeek! Since 1961, more than 230,000 Americans have served in 141 countries worldwide in the name of peace and friendship. https://t.co/IE4cMNzLqi