Agile Development

Credo Of Successful Digital Enterprises: People First, Technology Second

There’s been no end to the talk of artificial intelligence, machine learning and robots squeezing people out of the enterprise. Let me add a different perspective.<p>The human is, and all always will be, at the center of the enterprise. It takes humans to organize technology – no matter how …

Test Driven Development

The Low-Code/No-Code Movement: More Disruptive Than You Realize

The burgeoning Low-Code/No-Code space has become an extraordinarily disruptive page in the enterprise digital story, leading to extensive confusion among enterprises and vendors alike.<p>The big analyst firms aren’t much help: Gartner calls it High-Productivity Application Platform-as-a-Service, while …

Programming

How to win a hackathon in seven steps

In a hackathon, a group comes together with a fixed amount of time, a lot of caffeine, and a shared goal to build something or solve a problem. By …

User Stories

IT Process & Project Management: 11-Course Super Bundle, Save 98%

We have an awesome deal on the IT Process & Project Management: 11-Course Super Bundle in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store today, you can save 98% off …

Project Management

Agile Project Management Trends for 2017

“Looking for ways to manage your tasks more efficiently? Start using ProofHub with the all new Workflows and boards.”<p>There are a lot of trends that …

Project Management

Tester Interviews: Techniques and Tasks

Reading Time: 7 minutes<p>This post is inspired by a recent discussion on the The Club at Ministry of Testing.<p>I’m a software tester with a past life in …

Critical Thinking

Unlocking Hybrid Architecture’s Potential with DevOps | Amazon Web Services

Last week in our MSP Partner Spotlight series, we heard from Jeff Aden at 2nd Watch and learned about the value that next gen MSPs can bring to their …

DevOps

Building cloud apps using the Secure DevOps Kit for Azure

Microsoft IT is embracing the cloud and we’re adopting agile methodology—DevOps—for cloud app development. This transition has challenged traditional …

DevOps

What to Consider Before Leaping into Microservices

Step one in a microservices strategy is to figure out whether microservices are right for your organization.

DevOps

Some Employers Are Rethinking Telework, Citing A Need For Better Collaboration

The speed of digital technology has allowed workers to be mobile and flexible, and more employers continue to embrace remote work policies.<p>But it has also created demand for continuous updates and real-time collaboration. And that change has driven some companies — including IBM, Best Buy and Yahoo …

The Workplace

Top 30 agile books mentioned on stackoverflow.com

<b>1.Working Effectively with Legacy Code</b><p>2. <b>Clean Code</b><p>3. <b>Domain-driven Design</b><p>4. <b>Code Complete</b><p>5. <b>Refactoring</b><p>6. <b>Test-driven Development</b><p>7. <b>XUnit Test Patterns</b><p>8.</b> …

Project Management

Writing is under prioritized by nearly everyone

I have written before about how none of us spend enough time thinking about and learning to become better communicators. In the professional world, …

Test Driven Development

Oracle database 12c_and_DevOps

For decades developers and DBAs have battled over who controls the world. With each new development paradigm the battle flares again as developers push DBAs to adopt and support new data structures (JSON), new APIs (REST services), new technologies (In-Memory) and new platforms (Cloud). In this …

DevOps

What is BDD anyway?

In the modern Software Development world, we have various stakeholders each with its own interest. In general, we can divide the stakeholders into 2 …

User Stories

Message-based APIs

REST APIs seem to have taken over dev mindshare. I believe part of that is how well they map to already-understood concepts like databases. Databases …

User Stories

Streamlining mobile app publishing using Azure Logic Apps

To transform the process of certifying mobile apps and publishing them to the Company Portal, Microsoft IT built Enterprise Mobile App Publishing …

Apps

Why I outsourced to Michigan instead of India

For one CTO, offshoring software development seemed like a good idea. Six years ago, the CTO joined a fintech company that had a history of sending coding projects to India, China, Vietnam, and Ukraine. Like so many U.S. corporations, this fintech company sent work overseas to take advantage of …

Ann Arbor

7 Ideas to Focus on Content Team Productivity

I love talking and waxing philosophically about productivity. Knowing <i>how</i> we work is so essential if we want to create that resonant content we crave …

Digital Marketing

How to Use Trello to Manage Productivity

I’ve been a huge fan of Trello since its early days and it’s now a key part of my life, from content calendars, personal to do’s and a vital tool in …

Project Management

The hidden pitfalls of going freelance in IT

The life of an independent IT contractor sounds attractive enough: the freedom to choose clients, the freedom to set your schedule, and the freedom …

Management

Windows Timeline and Cloud-Powered Clipboard Not Shipping in the Fall Creators Update

Microsoft shared today on Twitter via a tweet by Joe Belfiore that Windows Timeline and the Cloud-Powered Clipboard, two features that were announced …

Microsoft

Dear Apple: Notes text styling sucks.

Redesigning Apple’s Notes styling experience.<p><b>Hello World,</b><p>One of the tools I use frequently in my day to day life is the native <b>Notes</b> application. This …

User Stories

Civil War — The Testing User Story, Part One

The testing user story — Good or Evil? Which side are you on?<p><b>What is the testing user story?</b><p>The testing user story is an execution of any series of …

User Stories

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

“What is the difference between a Product Owner and a Product Manager?”<p>It’s an interesting question and one that takes time to unpack. Let’s look at …

User Stories

Product Manager vs Product Owner

The existential crisis for the ages“What is the difference between a Product Owner and a Product Manager?”It’s an interesting question and one that …

User Stories

AWS: Cloud Is 'The New Norm' In World Of Agile Development

Cloud is causing a ‘changing of the guard’ and enabling businesses to pick and choose what best works for them, AWS declares<p>It probably won’t …

Test Driven Development

Salesforce steps up developer efforts for Einstein

Salesforce is adding APIs to its Einstein AI platform and courting more developers.<p>Salesforce is stepping up its efforts to recruit its more than 4 …

CRM

10 Lessons: Design Thinking for Blockchain - How to be a leader in #service: #servicedesign and #designthinking

Over the past fifteen months I’ve facilitated eighteen design thinking workshops to explore the application of blockchain to customer projects. Most …

Design Thinking

Export to Plunker – SAP Web IDE Feature

<b>Got stuck during your UI5 development?</b><b>Would like assistance from the community?</b><b>You’ll probably need to share a piece of your code.</b><b>Using the SAP Web</b> …

Software

Blazing new trails to developer success with Atlassian, GitHub, and Salesforce

Learn in-demand developer skills such as agile teamwork, continuous delivery, and source code versioning, plus the latest Salesforce technologies on …

Software Development