Mastering Data in the Age of Big Data and Cloud

Jan 18 9:30:38 by

The concept of a data lake is becoming standard for many organizations as they try to create more value out of their data assets. Read More... The post Mastering Data in the Age of Big Data and Cloud appeared first on Data Informed.

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Agile project management: A beginner's guide

Jan 20 11:00:00 by

If you’re new to project management and the agile methodology, the answers to these 10 questions will arm you with the information you need to get started. And if you’re a project management veteran, these frequently asked agile questions are a good refresher.What is agile? Agile is a project management methodology that uses short development cycles called sprints to focus on continuous improvement in the development of a product or service.[ InfoWorld's quick guide: Digital Transformation and the Agile Enterprise. | Download InfoWorld’s essential guide to microservices and learn how to create modern web and mobile applications that scale. ] How long as agile been around? Although Incremental software development methods go as far back as 1957, agile was first discussed in depth in the 1970s by William Royce who published a paper on the development of large software systems.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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Writing Good Unit Tests

Jan 19 15:57:00 by

Try to keep units small, use appropriate tools, and pair-up programmers and tester; these are suggestions for writing good unit tests. Unit testing is a mixture of programming and testing; programmers can work together with testers to learn from each other and broaden their knowledge horizons. By Ben Linders

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6 Ways Agile Testing Saves IT Enterprises From Testing Inefficiencies

Dec 22 11:01:00 by

Gartner, in its report on 10 Things CIOs Need to Know About Agile Development, states that in the current digital transformation environment, CIOs are pressurized to support fast-evolving digital enterprises. However, they find traditional project and development methods to be ineffective. It has been observed that all old and new enterprises are being inclined towards Agile development methodologies to speed up projects and bring value. If executed effectively, agile methods can transform IT-business relationships with a major positive impact on IT value delivery. However, value can be delivered only when the CIOs and the overall IT management teams bring together a culture that supports the success of Agile.

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Clean Code JavaScript

Jan 11 14:01:01 by

Inspired by Robert C. Martin's book Clean Code, Ryan McDermott put together a repo with some software engineering best practices as they apply to JavaScript in particular. The repo has tons of great guidelines for beginning programmers, and good reminders for seasoned maintainers. I'm a particular fan of this style of teaching because it focuses on legibility as much as writing. This ensures that our codebases are friendly to the next developer who comes along, even if it's ourselves. Direct Link to Article — PermalinkClean Code JavaScript is a post from CSS-Tricks

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What Is Back-End Development?

Dec 13 6:01:24 by

Software applications are like icebergs. There is a portion of the application the user sees and then — in most cases — the largest part of the application remains unseen. This is the elusive and mystical “back-end.” In the chapter on web development, we mostly talked about web development as it relates to direct interaction with the end user – what we might call “front-end web development.”

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The Top Ten Mobile Application Development Frameworks [Infographic]

Dec 15 10:31:11 by

Do you want some of the best frameworks for your mobile app development project? There are lots of frameworks that can be used to develop a high-end mobile app. In this infographic, we have gathered the top frameworks that make mobile application development easy. In this list, we have emphasized the top frameworks that are rich in features, performance, and functionality!

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Article: Virtual Panel: What's Next for .NET?

Jan 20 11:42:00 by

A lot happened in the last year in the .NET ecosystem. Putting aside the details, the bigger picture is difficult to grasp. There is movement in all aspects: cross-platform, cloud, mobile, web apps and universal apps. Developers wonder where all this is going to lead and what will be required to get there. By Pierre-Luc Maheu

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Google Introduces Cloud-based Encryption Key Management Service

Jan 16 13:00:00 by

Google has announced a new service for its Google Cloud Platform (GCP) that allows to create, use, rotate, and destroy symmetric encryption keys. Although the new Cloud Key Management Service (KMS) is integrated with Google's Cloud Identity Access Management and Cloud Audit Logging, keys managed using KMS can be also used independently. By Sergio De Simone

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Microsoft hasn’t given up on Windows phone, but it’s been a very bad year

Dec 28 15:23:44 by

Windows Phone market share fell of a cliff this year as Microsoft scaled back its mobile efforts, but can the company still count on enthusiasts to keep supporting the platform next year?

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