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Observability: The New Wave or Buzzword?

Monitoring tells you whether the system works. Observability lets you ask why it’s not working. — Baron Schwartz (@xaprb) October 19, 2017 In Monitoring in the time of Cloud Native, Cindy Sridharan views monitoring (alerting and overview dashboards) as the tip of the observability iceberg with...
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Machine Learning Lends a Hand for Automated Software Testing

Automated testing is increasingly important in development, especially for finding security issues, but fuzz testing requires a high level of expertise — and the sheer volume of code developers are working with, from third-party components to open source frameworks and projects, makes it hard to...
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The Problem With Heroes In Software Development

AM, but your business is global. You have users in every time zone. They’re angry. They’re unable to purchase things on your website or are canceling their subscriptions. Money is being lost every minute your web application is down. Suddenly, one of your developers is on the case! This developer...
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A History of Microprocessor Debug, 1980–2016

Since the dawn of electronics design, where there have been designs, there have been bugs. But where they have been bugs, there inevitably was debug, engaged in an epic wrestling match with faults, bugs, and errors to determine which would prevail -- and how thoroughly. In many ways, the evolution...
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ftrace: Trace your Kernel Functions!

Hello! Today we’re going to talk about a debugging tool we haven’t talked about much before on this blog: ftrace. What could be more exciting than a new debugging tool?! Better yet, ftrace isn’t new! It’s been around since Linux kernel 2.6, or about 2008. here’s the earliest documentation I found...
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How to Stay Relevant in the DevOps Era: A SysAdmin's Survival Guide

The merging of development and operations to speed product delivery, or DevOps, is all about agility, automation and information sharing. In DevOps, servers are often treated like cattle”that can be easily replaced, rather than individual pets”to be nurtured. System administrators that built their...
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Defect Prevention and Test Design Optimization Together — CDT

The key to testing is to create the best test case for a given application. Test case creation and implementation is both costly and time consuming, meaning that typically the goal is to optimize this process by planning a moderate-sized and efficient test set which reveals most of the bugs....
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Google Adds Cloud Test Lab Integration to New Android Studio 2.0

Google has updated its key Android development tool, Android Studio, to version 2.0 and added cloud test integration, a GPU debugger, and faster emulation and resource allocation. [VIDEO] Mountain View touts the instant run feature as just about the most important new feature in the upgrade, as it...
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