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Brief(ish) explanation of how https works

When learning about how to use OpenSSL to create self-signed certs, it became clear to me that most of the information available online assumes you …

IT security

Can your CTO still code?

Chief technology officers need to keep their sleeves rolled up and maintain their coding skills to better challenge their teams of developers.<p>Many chief technology officers study technology, consider different architectures and challenge their team to deliver products and services. The problem with …

Innovation

Build a Cross Platform Command Line Executable in Node.js

Before we begin, this article assumes you know a couple of things: Javascript, Terminal, and Node.js.<p>Creating a command line tool in Node.js is …

5 Things New Managers Should Focus on First

One of the most exciting — and frightening — career transitions comes when you face the prospect of a management role for the first time. Over my career of building businesses, advising CEOs, and, most recent, exploring the philosophies and beliefs of 100 of the world’s most respected leaders for …

10 Free Lightweight CSS Frameworks for a Fast Start

Using a quality responsive CSS framework can give you a nice head start on any web design project. Some, like Bootstrap, are a bit bloated with …

Web Design

Selenium Tutorial for Beginners

In this tutorial, we will be overviewing Selenium automation tool in detail; we will be exploring Selenium WebDriver and discussing about identifying …

Software Development

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ISPs

The Neuroscience of Trust

Companies are twisting themselves into knots to empower and challenge their employees. They’re anxious about the sad state of engagement, and rightly so, given the value they’re losing. Consider Gallup’s meta-analysis of decades’ worth of data: It shows that high engagement—defined largely as …

To Make a Team More Effective, Find Their Commonalities

Teams, not individuals, are the future of work. As organizations mobilize to solve increasingly complex problems at an ever faster pace, cooperation and trust between employees has become paramount. But how do you move teammates from collegial behavior to true collaboration? By building their …

20 JavaScript tools to blow your mind

JavaScript started its life as a browser-based language used for adding interactivity to web pages, but it has evolved tremendously over the past few …

JavaScript

Lean Startup Zappos: How Zappo's Validated Business Model With Lean

Lean Startup Zappos: the basics<p>The Lean Startup Methodology has caused quite a stir in the startup community. Here we give you an idea of what it’s …

Product Management

10 Massively Successful Minimum Viable Products

Today, lean startups and tech titans alike are increasingly using the minimum viable product (MVP) as a starting point for building successful …

Product Management

CUGC : Blogs : DevOps Beginner’s Guide: What Is DevOps All About?

Ferguson’s Formula

Photography: Sean Pollack<p>Some call him the greatest coach in history. Before retiring in May 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson spent 26 seasons as the manager of Manchester United, the English football (soccer) club that ranks among the most successful and valuable franchises in sports. During that time the …

The Six Commandments of Good Code: Write Code that Stands the Test of Time

How do you define good code? Is it 100% test coverage, or is it backwards compatibility with decade-old hardware? We may not be able to reach an end …

Software Development

Does agile mean having even less time for testing?!

Talk provided at ASQF meetup "Fachgruppentreffen" in Braunschweig, 18th August 2016<p>In the last decade, the speed of our industry has increased greatly. Agile Development, DevOps and Continuous Delivery are the main drivers for this paradigm shift which has now become widely accepted.<p>Ten years ago, …

Project Management

Introduction to Microservices

<i>Editor – This seven‑part series of articles is now complete:</i><p>You can also download the complete set of articles, plus information about implementing …

Forget Technical Debt — Here's How to Build Technical Wealth

<b>Andrea Goulet</b> and her business partner sat in her living room, casually reviewing their strategic plan, when an episode of <i>This Old House</i> came on …

4 Data-Backed Strategies For Writing Email Subject Lines That Get Opened

Required reading for anyone who writes email and wants to up their subject-line game to make sure the recipient reads it.<p>Even though many of us complain that our inboxes are too full, email is still one of the most popular ways to communicate. The average person sends and receives 123 emails each …

The 30 Funniest Single Panels in Comic Book History

Yesterday, we asked you what your favorite single panels in comics were. The results gave us some of the best laughs we’ve seen in a long time. So, …

Making Yourself Indispensable

Artwork: Vincent Fournier, Space Project: MDRS #04, Mars Society, 2008, U.S.A.<p>A manager we’ll call Tom was a midlevel sales executive at a Fortune 500 company. After a dozen or so years there, he was thriving—he made his numbers, he was well liked, he got consistently positive reviews. He applied …

6 world-changing innovations by teenage geniuses

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>Solutions to some of the world's most challenging problems are coming from an unlikely place: teenagers. Around the world, young inventors are developing gadgets and techniques that address issues ranging from ocean pollution to biofuels to food production. These incredible …

The surprising CEO trait that quintuples a company's performance

From Enron to Volkswagen, we've watched in horror as leaders who lack integrity have destroyed businesses time and again.<p>But the real tragedy happens when regular leaders, who are otherwise great, sabotage themselves, day after day, with mistakes that they can't see but are obvious to everyone else.<p>…

Howard Schultz

How To Do Nothing In Web Design

Best Practices for Minimalism<p>This essay is excerpted from the ebook <i>Interaction Design Best Practices: Mastering the Tangibles</i> by Jerry Cao, Kamil Zieba, and Matt Ellis of UXPin, a UX design platform.<p>It’s a rookie mistake to confuse minimalism with merely “getting rid of things.” Minimalism was an …

6 Ways to Turn Managers into Coaches Again

The role of the manager is currently undergoing a transformation. Historically, managers embraced the role of coach and mentor. Through informal conversations during the commute to work, over a coffee break, or while enjoying a burger after hours, managers passed along crucial information and …

How to Give Tough Feedback That Helps People Grow

Over the years, I’ve asked hundreds of executive students what skills they believe are essential for leaders. “The ability to give tough feedback” comes up frequently. But what exactly is “tough feedback”? The phrase connotes bad news, like when you have to tell a team member that they’ve screwed …

Apple Watch Leading to Healthy Lifestyle Changes Among Early Adopters

Less than four months after the Apple Watch launched, many early adopters are finding that the wrist-worn device has motivated them to make healthy lifestyle changes. From walking and exercising more often to making healthier choices and playing more sports, market research firm Wristly found that …

Smartwatches

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

Tatyana McFadden's grand slam marathon life

U.S. Paralympic Athlete Tatyana McFadden is competing in the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 1. She is the only person to win all four …