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We Picked the 11 Best Historical Novels to Read Now (Beyond Pride and Prejudice)

There's something particularly responsive about reading a romantic story versus watching one. Perhaps it has something to do with the depths of our …

Are You Withholding the Right Amount of Taxes from Your Paycheck?

In 2017, the IRS received 152,235,000 tax returns — and of those returns, more than 73 percent were granted a refund. With the average refund last …

How to achieve extreme productivity

7 ways to use “systemized common sense” in your day.<p>By Kara Baskin | January 17, 2018<p>You don't have to do all of this. Here's how to temper your …

Why Product People Should Care About Business Strategy

<i>As product people, we can be very fond of the products we manage. While it’s good to care about them, we must not forget that they are a means to an</i> …

Agile Coach Toolkit #4: Effective Facilitation

As an Agile Coach, you frequently encounter situations which demand quick thinking to get things moving in the right direction. Over time I have …

What's the Difference Between a Data Lake, Data Warehouse and Database?

There are so many buzzwords these days regarding data management. Data lakes, data warehouses, and databases – what are they? In this article, we’ll …

Databases

How to use Excel formulas to compare multi-column lists

Duplicates in the same column are easy to find by sorting, filtering, and using conditional formatting. When none of those are an option, try this …

CI/CD DevOps: Enhancing Continuous Delivery

CI/CD & DevOps IntroductionSoftware today is more complex than it has ever been. New technologies emerge rapidly and as applications evolve to …

Blue/Green Infrastructure with Terraform

Reducing the fear of introducing breaking changes in the cloud<p>Infrastructure as Code is one of the cool things right now. Every DevOps-related …

GitLab brings its CI/CD capabilities to GitHub

GitLab Inc. today rolled out a new release of its widely-used code hosting platform that makes one of the software’s most important capabilities …

Lean Startup’s Eric Ries on How to Make ‘Gatekeepers’ a Source of Power and Speed

No matter what size startup you’re running or working for now, this type of scenario is right around the corner: You want to set up a booth at a …

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

Neuroscience

Set Up a Continuous Delivery Pipeline for Containers Using AWS CodePipeline and Amazon ECS | Amazon Web Services

<i>This post contributed by Abby Fuller</i>, <i>AWS Senior Technical Evangelist</i><p>Last week, AWS announced support for Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) …

10 must-read DevOps resources

Continuous learning is a key component of DevOps and digital transformation. If you are not learning from your day-to-day operations, your …

Java Application Performance Tuning Techniques

Java applications, regardless of the application server they are deployed to, tend to experience the same set of problems. As a Java EE tuner, I have …

Managing - not Just Maintaining - a Product Backlog - MindTheProduct

<b>170</b> Flares <b>170</b> Flares ×<p><b>Or Three Ways Product Owners can Stay on top of Scrum</b><p>2016 was a big year for the Justinmind product development team. We …

Project Management

An Introduction to RESTful APIs

Today, almost every application on the internet does need to provide interoperability as a basic feature. At any given moment, applications are …

10 Tips for Successful API Testing

API testing is a type of software testing that tests APIs and integrations to make sure that they work appropriately. It ensures that APIs give the …

Jenkins users can shore up software security with plugins

Developers keep finding new ways to deliver higher-quality software faster—and automation is playing a big part in that transformation. But to avoid …

Continuous Delivery is Eating DevOps as Software is Eating the Business

Tweet<i>So what is continuous delivery?</i>For years, IT has been automating business processes. Now IT is automating its own processes to keep up with the …

Docker: The smart person's guide

This comprehensive guide about Docker, the leading containerization technology, covers the paradigm shift of containers vs. virtualization, as well …

Beyond Chef and Puppet: Ten essential DevOps tools

Senior News Writer<p>Follow:<p><i>Editor's note: Tools for DevOps have expanded drastically since this story was written. Find out what practitioners now</i> …

DevOps

Data Visualization 101: How to Make Better Pie Charts and Bar Graphs

As business people and marketers, we traffic in data. It’s what we use to make decisions (even gut decisions). Data is also how we communicate the …

Data Visualization

How to define your Minimum Viable Product?

Minimum Viable Product, or if I say “Minimum Buy-able product”<p>Sounds good ?<p>If not lets go deeper with what it actually means.<p><b>Minimum viable product</b> …

The Anatomy Of A Great UX Design Leader

Seven key traits the best UX design leaders share<p>The job market for user experience designers is booming, and academic programs have sprung up to meet demand. Missing from most discussions about the UX design education gap is the need for great UX design <i>leaders</i>. These are senior-level managers who …

Why Agile Breaks Your Organization

A while back I was helping a marketing department with Agile, and that’s a story for another day. This story starts with a comment from a VP who was …

Agile vs Waterfall Differences in Software Development Methodologies

Agile vs Waterfall Software Development Methodologies Differences Every development methodology has it’s pros and cons. Selection of best development …

This Week in Hadoop and More: Deep Dive on NiFi, Presentations & Spark

This week, we have Big Data, Fast Data, Data in Motion, and the tools, languages, and techniques to enable better solutions with many types of data. …

The Best Technology for Meditation

When you think of meditation, you probably don’t think of technology. We’ve been taught to power off our electronics when we’re trying to decompress, but now a few companies are using gadgets to help you clear your mind and improve your mood faster and more efficiently than traditional meditation …