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Quality Assurance at Agile2016

July 29, 2016 - I’ve spent the last week in Atlanta, Georgia, at Agile2016, the world’s largest Agile Software Conference. The conference started Monday, but there was a preconference event all day Sunday, called the “bag packing workshop”, where I learned a quality assurance lesson. The back-packing workshop runs 8AM to 4PM, including two three-hour shifts of thirty people...... READ MORE

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  • Quality Assurance at Agile2016

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    I’ve spent the last week in Atlanta, Georgia, at Agile2016, the world’s largest Agile Software Conference. The conference started Monday, but there was a preconference event all day Sunday, called the “bag packing workshop”, where I learned a quality assurance lesson.

    The back-packing workshop ru…READ MORE

    Matt Heusser3,260 pointsBadges:
  • What can we expect from AnDevCon Boston 2016?

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    What will I learn? Will it be fun? Should I leave my iPhone at home?

    These are the things we want to know about AnDevCon Boston 2016. So we spoke with Katie Flash, director of conference programs at BZ Media (the coordinators of the conference) about what this year’s AnDevCon will be like.

    The…READ MORE

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  • Verizon homes in on digital content with Yahoo buy, dissent shrouds Privacy Shield

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    This week, Verizon bought Yahoo for $4.83 billion, ready to stake its claim in the online content and marketing industry. But experts are hesitant to applaud the deal, saying that the telecom giant will likely face hurdles as it integrates the struggling internet business. In Searchlight, associate …READ MORE

    Fran Sales3,060 pointsBadges:
  • OwnBackup CEO: Stay safe in the cloud

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    Your cloud data may not be as secure as you think.

    No matter where your data lives, you should put the same level of thought and care into its protection, according to Sam Gutmann, CEO of cloud-to-cloud backup and restore vendor OwnBackup. He pointed to the recent Salesforce outage that resulted…READ MORE

    Paul Crocetti320 pointsBadges:
  • JetBlue CIO, digital leader, venture capital investor

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    “Our philosophy is we are a customer service company that happens to fly planes,” Eash Sundaram, CIO and executive vice president of innovation at JetBlue Airways, told a lunchroom of CIOs at this year’s MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. “Technology is the backbone of our customer service.”

    Many companies…READ MORE

    Linda Tucci6,175 pointsBadges:
  • Uncanny valley graph

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    The graph below illustrates our definition of the uncanny valley, a feeling of unease experienced in reaction to simulations of humans that approach — but don’t achieve — realism. For further explanation and a video demonstration, see the full definition.

    The graph was adapted  by Smurrayin…READ MORE

    Ivy Wigmore590 pointsBadges:
  • SysAdmin Day

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    Today is SysAdmin day – http://sysadminday.com/

    Time to show your appreciation for the people who keep your computing going…READ MORE

    Richard Siddaway6,580 pointsBadges:
  • Things to consider before introducing Palo Alto Firewall into routing domain- Series 2

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    In my previous post , I did mentioned Palo Alto Networks Firewall having issues in running OSPF protocol and forming an adjacency with its neighbor especially when its used as an ABR.

    This issue generally occurs if a zone protection profile (ZPP) is applied on the interface which is forming an ad…READ MORE

    Yasir Irfan6,805 pointsBadges:
  • In the fine print: Dissecting a cloud service agreement

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    Without a cloud service agreement, public cloud users would be in the dark about crucial factors related to cloud performance, security and data privacy.

    Like any contract, though, cloud service agreements aren’t the easiest documents to digest; their length and complexity can tempt even the most…READ MORE

    Kristin Knapp250 pointsBadges:
  • Survey says: Be careful what you ask for

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    With the ability to quickly conjure up an online interactive survey thanks to software as a service (SaaS) technology, any developer or business can almost instantly start polling potentially hundreds or millions of respondents with dozens of questions. Do you really need all that data?

    Designing…READ MORE

    Joel Shore1,665 pointsBadges:
  • Gender pay gap among health IT workers grows wider

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    Female health IT professionals in the U.S. are paid less than their male counterparts, and the wage gap between the two has only grown larger over the past decade.

    In 2006, the average female health IT worker was paid 80.7% of what her male counterpart earned, according to the biennial HIMSS Long…READ MORE

    Tayla Holman385 pointsBadges:
  • EU, U.S. Agree On User Data Privacy

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    As you may recall, last fall the European Union got concerned about its citizens’ user data privacy regarding sending data to U.S. companies, because of data security flaws discovered by revelations from Edward Snowden. The European Court of Justice gave the EU and the U.S. till the end of January t…READ MORE

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  • Decision fundamentals: faster insight to execution

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    This is a guest blogpost by Stuart Wells, chief technology officer, FICO

    In a previous blog post for Computer Weekly, I discussed six ways that companies can improve their decision making. With this blog I’ll dive into one of the areas, accelerating intelligent solution creation, and show how i…READ MORE

    Brian McKenna1,200 pointsBadges:
  • Tableau 10 ups data visualisation developer-centricity

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    Data visualisation company Tableau Software has officially announced Tableau 10. Not just a presentation layer technology (as it would appear to the untrained eye) the company has a serious set of messages for software application development professionals who want to get hold of analytical tools fo…READ MORE

    Adrian Bridgwater8,855 pointsBadges:
  • No matter what happens next, GDS's long-term future is not assured

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    No matter what happens next for the Government Digital Service (GDS), you can assume three things will be true:

    1 – The Cabinet Office will make an announcement full of praise for GDS and express its commitment to digital government. It will probably say that a combination of GDS’s central influe…READ MORE

    Bryan Glick2,945 pointsBadges:
  • Looking for direction at Agile 2016

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    “To some extent Agile isn’t a solved problem.”

    “Agile needs to freaking grow up.”

    “We need to stop calling it Agile.”

    “We need to stop saying Agile makes it easy to go faster.”

    “Agile got us going, but DevOps is going to take us where we need to go.”

    In the confe…READ MORE

    Valerie Silverthorne750 pointsBadges:
  • The pulse of digital healthcare: What’s the prognosis for the future?

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    Since the advent of digital healthcare, both capital investment and consumer interest have continued to accelerate with no signs of slowing down. In fact, funding of the digital healthcare market exceeded $4.3 billion in 2015, driven in large part by consumers engaging with their personal healthcare…READ MORE

    Manish Mistry5 pointsBadges:
  • Privacy Shield gets regulators' stamp of approval

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    The Privacy Shield data transfer pact finally received the green light from U.S. and EU privacy regulators, and businesses can begin registering to comply with the framework Aug. 1. Also in recent GRC news: The SEC calls for better transparency for brokers’ order routing practices, and a University …READ MORE

    Fran Sales3,060 pointsBadges:
  • The ageing face of data

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    Much to the frequent disregard of the millennial generation, technology has enabled a number of daily processes to become autonomous and instantaneous.

    Perhaps the most frequent of these processes, that often goes unnoticed, is the collection of data.

    Data is collected every day in every which…READ MORE

    Clare McDonald2,320 pointsBadges:
  • Apigee: how to monetise an API

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    Apigee (pronounced: ah-pa-gee, not API-gee), the API management company has announced its new Edge API software designed to help developer shops monetise API creation, to other app developers.
    Enterprise-grade API monetisation models
    The software itself now supports so-called ‘enterprise-grade A…READ MORE

    Adrian Bridgwater8,855 pointsBadges:

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