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How to Build Powerful and Productive Online Communities

We have all witnessed the significant shifts in technology in recent years. An application economy has formed, microservices and the cloud allow us to build large-scale systems, and virtual reality, augmented reality, health monitoring, and others are changing how we live, work, and play. At the...
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3 Highly Effective Strategies for Managing Test Data

Think back to the first automated test you wrote. If your like most testing professionals, you probably used an existing user and password and then wrote verification points using data already in the system.  Then you ran the test. If it passed, it was because the data in the system was the same as...
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12 Signs You’re Working in a Feature Factory

I’ve used the term Feature Factory at a couple conference talks over the past two years. I started using the term when a software developer friend complained that he was “just sitting in the factory, cranking out features, and sending them down the line.” How do you know if you’re working in a...
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Apple Is Doubling Down on Open Source

Apple has been getting religion on open source, but more than code the industry needs its voice.   Apple may be the most secretive tech company on the planet, but it's finally starting to open up to open source. While the company has yet to issue its own open source report card, Google style, an...
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Agile, DevOps and the Algorithmic Enterprise

The next big trends for technology leaders today are Agile, DevOps, and becoming data-driven 'algorithmic enterprises'. That's the opinion of Mike Mason, technology activist and adviser to the CTO at ThoughtWorks. Speaking to Computing recently, Mason explained that an effective data strategy is...
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'Open Source' Is Not 'Free Software'

Conflating 'open source' and 'free software' undermines free software. In the open source universe, using terms such as FLOSS (Free/Libre and Open Source Software) is common and represents a casual conflation of the terms open source and free software, which are often used interchangeably. I would...
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Node.js Is Helping Developers Get the Most Out of JavaScript

Node.js, the JavaScript runtime of choice for high-performance, low latency apps, continues to gain popularity among developers on the strength of JavaScript. When a small startup decided to launch its technological foundation on top of Microsoft's .NET platform, it needed a .NET expert to provide...
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Continuous Testing in DevOps…

I’ve recently attended a number of conferences, some testing ones, some agile ones and some dev ones too. Although some of the talks were painful due to misunderstandings of one thing or another (be it testing, automation, agile, BDD, TDD, etc…), overall, I thought the conferences were pretty good...
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The greatest cultural shifts come from new technologies, said Dr. Ainissa Ramirez in her LinuxCon North America keynote.

Technology Changes Us, Changes Society, and Changes Governments

We shape our technology. Our technology shapes us. It's not a one-way trip, but a continual feedback loop. Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, in her inspirational LinuxCon North America keynote, claims that the greatest cultural shifts come from new technologies. Dr. Ramirez says, "Technology is a faster mover...
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Open Source, Third-Party Software Flaws Still Dog Developers

The new 2016 State of Software Security Report from Veracode shows the hazards of buggy libraries and applications. Application developers are getting burnt by security vulnerabilities in the very open source- and third-party frameworks and software components that make up their finished...
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