Fishies, say hello to the new Yellowfin Brand, and Brand Guidelines. You may also like: 3 business considerations before you adopt NLQ Natural language query: 5 benefits of Guided NLQ An introduction to Yellowfin Guided NLQ: What is it? Why natural language query (NLQ) didn’t take off What is natural language query (NLQ)? Bringing empathy to numbers with data storytelling
Elixir provides a very powerful suite of tools that devs can use to observe the behavior of their code and debug errors. There are several different strategies you can use to debug code in Elixir. While it is hard to produce a comprehensive list of all possible debugging methods, we will cover some of the most common methods in today’s post.
Delivering quality at speed has become part of the quality assurance lexicon over the past few years. However, as manual work remains “unskippable” in different steps of our test cycles, the goal of running more tests in a shorter time might seem to be out of reach. Today’s article will walk you through the latest features of Katalon Recorder 5.6 and explain how they help reduce manual efforts and shorten your next test cycles.
40+ people share their top tips on how to create reports for management teams, senior executives, board members, and in-house teams.
The ability to discover insights from past events, transactions and interactions is how many customers currently utilize Qlik. Qlik’s unique approach to Business Intelligence (BI) using a unique analytics engine and intuitive interface has democratized BI for typical business users, who usually have little to no technical savvy.
Debugging has traditionally been done during the development of software by putting breakpoints to the suspicious lines of the code. And when the execution hits the breakpoint, it stops naturally and you get the outputs you need in order to understand the root cause of a defect. What if your software is a modern application, actively running in production and serving users. In this case, you are mostly left alone with logs.
Global survey of IT and business executives reveals how a mature data strategy relates to business performance and resilience. Organizations fall under one of four categories when it comes to enterprise data maturity, and they need to be aware of how to address multi-dimensional challenges of a hybrid future.
What I see too often though is folks running multiple UI tests in an attempt to validate specific output values or logic. A much easier way to accomplish this task is to run specific API tests on the business logic of the software. Why should we do this? It’s much faster and easier to write these tests. We can have our developers supporting this process and not just Selenium or automation experts. 'Work smarter, not harder' is a theory we should all be familiar with.
At Talend Connect 2021, we dove deep into what data health really means (clean, compliant, accessible data), what thorny business problems are solved by having healthy data, and what inspirational companies we can look to as an example. Most importantly, we learned the incredible difference that healthy data can make not only in business, but in the world. We had an incredible lineup of guest speakers, keynotes, specialists, and panelists discussing every aspect of data health and its impact.
JSON has become the de facto standard format for capturing and storing log data - and for good reason. Structured logging with JSON reduces the cost and complexity of extracting valuable insights from log data. While plain text logs can support use cases like application performance monitoring and security analysis, writing logs in an unstructured format makes it time-consuming and costly for data engineers to parse, index, and analyze those logs.
Fintechs are rapidly expanding their offerings to align with consumers who want to invest, manage, and diversify their portfolios with digital-first micro-investing apps, tools, and non-traditional asset classes.
This is a step-by-step article with hands-on tips to help you learn how to test Android Jetpack Compose Layout.
PeopleSoft is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software platform that is intended for medium-sized to large businesses. Originally designed for human resources and finance applications, PeopleSoft can now help organizations with tasks such as human capital management (HCM), financial management, supply chain management, and enterprise service automation.
You’re toast and want to finish up for the day. You’ve just added the finishing touches to your beautiful sunset lighting in Unreal Engine and it’s ready to be worked on by the overnight team in Europe. You can: You press the submit button and the files are uploaded to a cloud server. Now the next team knows what changed, who changed it, and why the sky is gray instead of blue. They can immediately get to work. Keys in hand, jacket on, and you’re out the door.
Kubernetes is a popular way to deploy web services and applications using containers. In this, the second of a two-part series, Geshan finishes his step-by-step tutorial for getting up and running with Rails and k8s.
How to manage a legacy codebase and the “rare luxury” of starting from scratch; these are the topics we’ll be covering in this final part in our Q&A roundup series.
Many current web applications rely on near-frictionless and simultaneous access to numerous API providers' Web APIs. However, the web's default is to prohibit such "loose" behaviour, much like a firewall that blocks access to untrusted parties in the name of security. That default, thankfully, can be safely altered. Before doing so, however, it is necessary for both Web application developers and API providers to understand the concepts of Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS).
Data is a strategic company asset. Nearly 25 marketers and data analysts share their top tips for building their analytics strategy.
Data transforms businesses. When done right it creates value and allows business leaders to make the most advantageous decisions, in real-time. That’s where the data lifecycle comes into play. Managing data and its flow, from the edge to the cloud, is one of the most important tasks in the process of gaining data intelligence.
In this episode of Kongcast, I spoke with Chinmay Gaikwad, the tech evangelist at Epsagon, about distributed tracing and observability for microservices architectures. Check out the transcript and video from our conversation below, and be sure to subscribe to get email alerts for the latest new episodes.
Mulesoft is an all-inclusive data and application integration platform owned by Salesforce. It offers many types of functionality, including Extract, Transform, Load (ETL), API management, and Integration Platform as a Service (IPaaS). Mulesoft may offer a broad range of capabilities, but it has a challenging learning curve, a high price point, and may be far more than what your organization needs for data transformation.
If your business is in the process of digital transformation, IoT technology may be factoring into your plans. IoT gives organizations across industries new opportunities to foster a more direct connection with customers. It lets them collect new data, turn that data into insights, and then turn insights into action. IoT has become so prevalent that companies in most industries can’t afford to put off adopting it.
It’s essential for agency leaders to know how to measure profitability for their businesses. Learn how from 38 experts.
In part one of our series “How to improve quality as a team,” we talked about the effectiveness of adding shoulder checks to the agile development workflow and how that helps improve the overall quality of the product. This article introduces you to another fantastic exercise, you might be familiar, with called the user story kick-off. This practice helps larger teams align on more complex features, and in turn increase quality output as a team.
The first-ever release of Selenium WebDriver 1.0 in 2007 has indented a lasting footprint in web automated testing. And through the years, the contributions of the Selenium project (WebDriver, Grid, and IDE) have truly transformed the way that we do quality assurance. Fast forward to the ‘drop-in’ release of Selenium 4 and Selenium 4.1, this article narrows down the top 5 changes you need to know for WebDriver, IDE, and Grid.
Developing a content strategy might seem like a full-time job. It can be a bit daunting to a small business owner who is just starting out. The good news is, you don’t have to spend several hours every day creating new content to post on your blog or social media accounts. There are simple ways to create a content marketing strategy that works best for your business needs. However, it starts with having the right set of digital tools.
HubSpot is a customer relationship management (CRM) platform that helps you capture all of your interactions with customers and potential customers, from their first call or website visitors to their most recent purchase. With tens of thousands of users around the world, HubSpot currently owns an estimated 30 percent of the global CRM market share.
This post does not look at a particular aspect of JMeter nor does it give a detailed overview of how to use a particular tool that will compliment your performance testing with JMeter. What it is about is the principles of push to production pipelines and performance testing and while I have stated that this post is not specifically about JMeter in my experience JMeter is one of the best performance testing tools for this type of pipeline integration.
In this post we are going to look at WebSockets, specifically how JMeter can be used to test them. Web Sockets are not supported natively by JMeter but there are a couple of Plugins that you can use that work very nicely. One of them is called JMeter WebSocket Sampler by Maciej Zaleski and information on the library can be found here. The second and the one we will use for our post is also called JMeter WebSocket Sampler and is by Peter Doornbosch, more information on this Plugin can be found here.
There are many samplers that JMeter provides but I am willing to bet that the HTTP Request samplers is the most frequently used and, in this Blog Post, we are going to look at how this works and how it can be configured.
Symbol tables are an important data structure created and maintained by compilers to store information associated with identifiers . A simplified representation of a symbol table entry (or simply, a symbol) in Java has the following format:
Optimizing your SEO analytics reporting doesn’t have to be hard. Find out how you can streamline the whole process with the right tools, tips, and tricks.
As the enterprise IT landscape becomes larger and more complex, many organizations are finding it difficult to manage all of their systems and services. According to a study by the access management company Okta, businesses use an average of 73 different enterprise software applications — and 1 in 10 businesses use more than 200 apps. On-premise business APIs can help connect these applications, but they come with several noteworthy drawbacks.
In my main position, as a data scientist at SIL International, I work on expanding language possibilities with AI. Practically this includes applying recent advances in Natural Language Processing (NLP) to low resource and multilingual contexts. We work on things like spoken language identification, multilingual dialogue systems, machine translation, and translation quality estimation.
So you want to move data to Amazon Redshift? You're not the only one. Every day, thousands of organizations worldwide migrate data to Redshift, which Amazon claims is the world's fastest cloud data warehouse. These organizations have one mission: To move data to Redshift so they can generate business intelligence (BI) from the latest metrics. Amazon's data warehouse makes it easy to produce metrics that power data-driven organizations like yours.
Advances in the performance and capability of Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms has led to a significant increase in adoption in recent years. In a February 2021 report by IDC, they estimate that world-wide revenues from AI will grow by 16.4% in 2021 to USD $327 billion. Furthermore, AI adoption is becoming increasingly widespread and not just concentrated within a small number of organisations.
For our latest specialist interview in our series speaking to technology leaders from around the world, we’ve welcomed Bill Kunneke, Chief Technology Officer at Leasecake. Bill has over twenty years of experience as an IT professional and a proven technical leader who delivers large and often transformative IT projects while communicating complex technical solutions to key stakeholders and executing strategic IT functions.
Every website owner would like to know how users interact with his website.
We’ve raised a $60m Series C funding round to help us deliver on that goal. Bitrise is already core to the mobile engineering processes of many of the world’s most successful businesses, but — with this funding — we’ll build out our team and technology to make you even faster, more efficient, and more successful on mobile.
Performance is one of the most important aspects of web application development. A fast application will make its users, developers, and business stakeholders happy, while a slow one is sure to frustrate all three parties. In this article, we will consider some practices that you should adopt to scale your Node.js servers. Your servers will then be able to handle high traffic workloads without a degraded user experience.
Many technology companies have an ongoing commitment to their customers to guarantee reliability and uptime, with service level agreements that guarantee to resolve or escalate incidents within a particular time frame. Engineering team members rotate shifts so that someone is always on-call to be "paged" (these days, not using an actual pager) if an issue arises. Being on-call means that you typically need to be responsive even outside of your usual office hours.
From switching to remote work to auditing your expenses, 58 businesses share their top cost-saving strategies for growing businesses.
If you’re a dev you’ve no doubt, come across people talking about monolith and microservice application architecture. Perhaps you are involved in designing a new system and have been asked to consider both architectures. The conversations are often regarding how microservices are the successor to monolith architecture, but today I’m going to try and layout why it’s not as simple as one being better than the other.
If you’re managing a remote team, then you’re well aware of the challenges that exist on the organization and productivity fronts. At times, simply trying to get your team on the same page can be a monumental feat.
Software security breaches pose a major safety and security threats. However, writing high quality, secure code can be a challenge without the right tools and knowledge. Read along or jump ahead to the section that interests you the most.
As data continues to grow at an exponential rate, our customers are increasingly looking to advance and scale operations through digital transformation and the cloud. These modern digital businesses are also dealing with unprecedented rates of data volume, which is exploding from terabytes to petabytes and even exabytes which could prove difficult to manage.
In the business world today, data is becoming increasingly more important with each passing year. If your company is not taking the time to learn how to store, analyze and scale data properly now, it could prove detrimental to the business in the long run. However, just as bad data practices can hold your company back, good data practices can propel the company forward. APIs are one tool that any business can use to begin better utilizing their data today.
For the newest instalment in our series of interviews asking leading technology specialists about their achievements in their field, we’ve welcomed Matthew Renze. Matthew is a specialist in artificial intelligence who has given over 100 talks on this very subject and is the author of numerous AI courses on Pluralsight.
Snowflake is one of the most popular choices for building cloud data warehouses, integrating dozens or hundreds of data sources in a single centralized location for easier analysis. But while Snowflake’s record-breaking IPO in 2020 made headlines, it’s not quite as clear how to perform Snowflake data integration. To use Snowflake as a data warehouse, you'll need some way of connecting Snowflake with your other applications and systems.
Here at Sauce Labs, we love Selenium. It was created by our co-founder Jason Huggins, so it will always have a soft spot in our hearts. But the truth is, if we are being technical, Selenium is more of a robotic browser control mechanism than a true test automation framework. While Selenium can definitely be part of your test automation strategy, the use of it in itself would not qualify as a proper testing strategy.
Earlier this year, we hosted our inaugural Kong Summit Hackathon. This virtual competition engaged our open source community and offered recognition and prizes for hacks in various categories. The community delivered with ingenious plugins, hacks and documentation. In this blog post, we highlight our Insomnia plugin winner, Scott Harwell. Scott works with many hyperscalar cloud infrastructure vendors.
The phenomenon of web-based, at-your-door-in-minutes, restaurant food-delivery service is widespread and commonplace nowadays, with various apps and platforms, such as Grubhub or DoorDash, providing diners with an at-home eating experience – look up a restaurant, choose what you want to eat, and your food is on its way. The same can be said about grocery shopping.
The job of a modern marketer never stops. In today’s always-on, digital world you can spend forever tinkering with taglines and targeting and still never get to the bottom of why some campaigns perform while others don’t. Is your messaging personalized enough? Are you utilizing the right channels? Are you allocating your budget correctly? To dig into these insights you need data.
How life for data professionals keeps getting better (and more interesting!)
Operational Database is a relational and non-relational database built on Apache HBase and is designed to support OLTP applications, which use big data. The operational database in Cloudera Data Platform has the following components: Atlas provides open metadata management and governance capabilities to build a catalog of all assets, and also classify and govern these assets. The SDX layer of CDP leverages the full spectrum of Atlas to automatically track and control all data assets.
Not sure how to use customer data to improve your marketing? Check out these 7 tips coming straight from the pros.
At Singular, we have a pipeline that ingests data about ad views, ad clicks, and app installs from millions of mobile devices worldwide. This huge mass of data is aggregated on an hourly and daily basis. We enrich it with various marketing metrics and offer it to our customers to analyze their campaigns’ performance and see their ROI. The upshot is that we receive tens of thousands of events per second and handle dozens of terabytes of data every day, managing a data set of several petabytes.
APIs have become essential for companies that want to give internal and third-party users access to their databases without compromising security. Some APIs clearly work better than others, though. Help your business stand out by following these five ways to optimize your API.
With over 150,000 customers, Salesforce remains the world's No.1 customer relationship management (CRM) platform. No other CRM comes close. However, there are some things Salesforce can't do. If you want to align customer data with your marketing objectives, you might integrate Salesforce with a platform like HubSpot, Marketo, or Zoho. Unfortunately, that's easier said than done. Below, learn the challenges of syncing Salesforce data with marketing platforms and how ETL provides a solution.
We are happy to announce a new major release of Kuma, and a new major release of Kong Mesh built on Kuma! Kuma 1.4 ships with 25+ new features and countless improvements, particularly when it comes to performance. As previously announced at Kong Summit 2021, Kong Mesh ships we enterprise capabilities for large scale service mesh deployments, like RBAC, and native support for Windows VMs.
In this guide, we'll look at adding performance testing to your development workflow with Buddy and k6. k6 is an open-source load testing tool for testing the performance of APIs, microservices, and websites. Developers can use k6 to test a system's performance under a particular load to catch performance regressions or errors.
For the next instalment in our series of interviews asking leading technology specialists about their achievements in their field, we’ve invited the CIO/CISO of World Insurance, Liz Tluchowski to share her thoughts on the state of Cybersecurity today. Liz is in charge of cybersecurity for both the corporate side of World Insurance, which is one of the 100 largest insurance brokerages in the U.S. and the 125 additional agencies around the country that they have acquired.
Livestreams allow an online audience to come together and watch a video broadcast in realtime. Globally, uptake has soared since 2020 as people come together to experience live sports and arts events; and to work, learn and play. The popularity of livestream entertainment is, in part, down to how it includes the audience. Integrated chat and other features allow viewers to interact -- with each other and the host.
By definition, an identifier in Java is a sequence of one or more characters, where the first character must be a valid first character (letter, $, _) and each subsequent character in the sequence must be a valid non-first character (letter, digit, $, _). An identifier can be used to name a package, a class, an interface, a method, a variable, etc.
AWS Lambda lets you run your code without worrying about the nuts and bolts of server management or scaling. You might even say it's "serverless." In this article, Jeffrey Morhous shows us how to get started writing Lambda functions in Ruby.
If you are new to creating pivot tables within Google sheets, this step-by-step guide will help you understand the basic concepts.
In this blog post, we’re answering audience questions related to DevOps, team, and culture from our ‘Building Mobile Apps At Scale’ webinar with Gergely Orosz, Pooja Bhaumik, and Franz Busch.
We are in discussions with Microsoft about the support of Xamarin and.NET MAUI on Bitrise, and this is what we know now, months before the planned prod-ready release in Q2, 2022.
In legacy analytical systems such as enterprise data warehouses, the scalability challenges of a system were primarily associated with computational scalability, i.e., the ability of a data platform to handle larger volumes of data in an agile and cost-efficient way.
Social listening is where you monitor various social networks to gather insights about your business. You can also do this to know what people are saying about you and your competitors. That way, you would know how you can get ahead of the game. As such, you must be using the right social listening tools. That’s because these tools will make it easy for you to do some sleuthing about your target market and competitors.
In the ever-changing world of technology, the tools available to citizen integrators are constantly evolving as well. For citizen integrators, access to better low-code integration tools certainly makes their job much easier. However, with the industry landscape constantly changing, it can be difficult to keep up with all the latest trends and find the right low-code integration tools to best meet the needs of the company.
Service Mesh is an infrastructure layer that has become a common architectural pattern for intra-service transparent communication. By combining Kubernetes a container orchestration framework, you can form a powerful platform for your microservices cluster, addressing the typical technical requirements that occur in highly distributed environments. A service mesh is implemented through a sidecar configuration, or proxy instance, for each service instance.
With each passing year, companies are becoming increasingly more dependent on APIs. Essentially, any organization looking to take advantage of the latest cloud technologies is dependent on APIs. Therefore, understanding how APIs work and how to best manage APIs is crucial. However, tackling APIs alone can be quite challenging for many companies.
Gift guides come in all shapes and sizes. There are shopper’s guides for sporting goods and wine, aimed at travelers and crafty types, and offering electronics or candy. Since there is no gift guide we’re aware of for data buyers, this is our chance to create the first such guide. Is your wife, best friend, or dad a nerd? No, not that kind of nerd, not an over-the-counter nerd, a data nerd! If so, this stuff will stuff their stocking but good. Remember Sears’ Wish Book?
For our latest expert interview on our blog, we’ve welcomed Babak Pasdar to share his thoughts on the topic of cybersecurity and his journey as the CTO of Acreto. Babak Pasdar is a globally recognized innovator, cybersecurity expert, author, and entrepreneur best known for his multiple innovations in the area of cloud security.
Machine learning (ML) model serving refers to the series of steps that allow you to create a service out of a trained model that a system can then ping to receive a relevant prediction output for an end user. These steps typically involve required pre-processing of the input, a prediction request to the model, and relevant post-processing of the model output to apply business logic.
Below are some key insights on how LoadFocus may help you with achieving your goals.
From setting benchmarks and projections to running a cohort analysis, 30 professionals reveal their best practices.
This is a recap article with all the answers to the questions I received during my previous talks at Droidcon, WeAreDevelopers, and more.
This week, ThoughtSpot gathered virtually with thousands of global customers, partners, and friends to share our vision for the future of analytics at Beyond 2021. A future where everyone in your business can create personalized insights and operationalize them to drive smarter business actions. And where innovative brands like Snowflake, Starbucks, Just Eat Takeaway, and Opendoor are already building their businesses on data with the Modern Analytics Cloud.
Automation testing tools are applications designed to verify function and/or non-functional requirements via automated test scripts. With the Agile and DevOps manifesto as the standard of software testing, setting a clear-cut automation testing tools evaluation strategy is key. Ultimately, this strategy will need to answer the questions of: Plus, there isn’t really a one-size-fits-all automation tool. It really boils down to your team’s specific needs.
Can you believe that the holiday season is almost upon us? High time for an update from your trusted load testing provider!
CRM or customer relationship management is not a new technical term businesses use for maintaining their contact in the market. The software is known for its automation commands which monitor a business’s inside and outside activities. Including marketing strategies, lead generation, and customer support, companies rely on CRM for controlling a significant section of their business, which earns a better return for them.
In some of my earlier blog posts, I’ve gone through some more novel visualizations, such as the Sankey chart and distribution plot. But, for this post, it’s time to go back to the more common Combo chart, also sometimes referred to as a dual axis chart.
We are excited by the endless possibilities of machine learning (ML). We recognise that experimentation is an important component of any enterprise machine learning practice. But, we also know that experimentation alone doesn’t yield business value. Organizations need to usher their ML models out of the lab (i.e., the proof-of-concept phase) and into deployment, which is otherwise known as being “in production”.
Git is one of the most useful tools for developers and development teams. And Git checkout remote branch makes it easier to collaborate and review. Let’s learn about it today. As developers, we work with Git often. In fact, at Stackify by Netreo, we have a Git page where you can see quite a few repositories. Like many developers and groups, we migrated our version control to a Git-based system a few years back. So working with Git is a big part of our ongoing work.
In our last blog post, we discussed the evolution of APIs from early computing to the PC era. In this post, we’ll discuss the evolution of APIs in the early internet age. Along the way, we’ll touch upon associated core technologies such as eXtensible Markup Language (XML) and discuss the introduction of web services and its common components: SOAP and WSDL.
As one of the most popular relational database management systems, MYSQL gets a lot of use from a variety of applications. With the popularity of Python in web-based applications, it's essential that MySQL and Python can communicate with one another. Read on to learn more about MySQL and to discover three ways to integrate it with Python.
In the latest instalment of our interviews speaking to leaders throughout the world of tech, we’ve welcomed Steve Dieter, CTO of Arryved.
The software industry is transforming rapidly due to new changes brought on by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). AI & ML have democratized many aspects of the software testing process helping businesses, small and large, save time and money. As AI bridges the technical gap required in many jobs, more people will be able to add tremendous value to development teams — without the need of a computer science degree.
You can now set up Fivetran data pipelines via Databricks Partner Connect. Here’s how to do it.
Hello Katalians! Let’s go straight to the point, our latest release of Katalon Studio (8.2.0) is here, and it is awesome. For this release, we focused on speed and performance, and we are happy to announce that Studio now consumes less resources and gives more horsepower to your software delivery pipeline.
George Ukkuru is a seasoned technocrat and AVP of quality engineering, DevOps, and SRE @Marlabs Inc. Over the course of two decades, he has helped Fortune 500 companies implement Agile testing practices. He has also authored a number of books on quality engineering and test automation. In this QnA, Ukkuru lays out the scope and depth of his experience without even trying.
In recent years, Observability has become a de-facto standard when discussing development and maintenance of cloud-native applications. The need to develop an observable system and ensure that as it runs in production, engineers will be able to detect performance issues, downtimes, and service disruptions, has evolved into a rich ecosystem of tools and practices.
As organizations look to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives, a couple of key trends are prevalent. First, there is a movement from monolithic to smaller cloud native microservices. Second, there is more pressure to innovate, resulting in an explosion of APIs and connections to secure. To help organizations address these trends, Kong is joining forces with Okta to deliver the best-in-class identity for API management.
SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) Web Services have been around for a long time, and not too long ago was the default when it came to exposing functionality using a common format. SOAP is a standards-based web services access protocol that relies on XML to describe the web service and for all request and response messages.
Learn how to easily share custom reports, dashboards, and template links in Google Analytics with your organization and clients.
Ably was the delegate sponsor at GopherCon UK this year and we had a great time. The conference was held in The Brewery, London. For many of our team members it was the first physical developer event they had been to in almost two years. Whilst I am thrilled to be returning to face-to-face interaction and the depth of conversation they enable, I certainly forgot how early a start physical events are.
As digital transformation continues full steam ahead across all industries, organizations are challenged by limited resources in a setting where speed to market is essential. We’re excited to announce Appian 21.4, which has new capabilities that extend the reach of your organization, delivering powerful mobile, AI, and data capabilities that let you connect with your customers anywhere. Only have a few minutes?
Snowflake is the data backbone for thousands of businesses, enabling data access and governance needed to deliver value. Interactive use cases in some data applications and embedded analytics, however, pose a particular challenge. Traditionally, you needed an additional caching layer to provide the required speed and throughput these solutions require—which also increased costs and architectural complexity.
A look at Qlik Replicate's zero-footprint architecture and how it is designed for scalability and flexibility.
The software Quality Assurance role (QA) has traditionally been seen as a person who finds bugs and tries to break things. While these tasks still remain a big part of the QA’s role, the industry has seen a shift towards a more holistic approach where the QA role advocates for the overall quality of delivery — both product and process. Incorporating the exercise of “shoulder checks” into the agile software development lifecycle increases quality output.
As 2021 winds down, we wanted to share an overview of the new things the Zephyr team did this year to help you get to the next level of quality – and offer a sneak peek at things to come.
Moesif is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed its SOC 2 Certification. The Moesif API Analytics Platform has now been independently verified to comply with the highest standards of security. Through completion of this comprehensive level of certification, Moesif has demonstrated that it can reliably and securely maintain the confidentiality, availability and integrity of enterprises’ critical data assets.
If you’re in a regulated industry, you or your team has likely had to use Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) for compliance. But because of the way regulated industries have to balance between the world of very strict quality standards and also high-velocity Agile processes, traditional FMEA has to evolve in order to meet the challenges that are arising in this new reality.
According to Stack Overflow Developers’ Survey 2019, Python is the second “most loved” language with 73 percent of the developers choosing it above other languages prevailing in the market. Python is a highly versatile language that supports a wide variety of use cases across several languages. It is a language well-known for its ease of use, portability, and ability to handle large data sets.
Recently AWS made the new ARM processors for Lambda functions generally available. With that change Serverless functions now use Graviton2, said to offer better performance at lower cost. I built a sample API on AWS using API Gateway and Lambda, and I wrote two endpoints, one CPU-intensive (calculating Pi using Leibniz's formula), the other a typical data transfer endpoint (returning an arbitrary number of bytes). Two very different endpoints for my experiment.
Datadog is one of the most highly rated tools for network monitoring, application performance monitoring & log analysis. The platform is highly rated by engineers for its wide range of useful features, high integrability and support of both custom configurations and reporting dashboards.
It’s no secret that Data Scientists have a difficult job. It feels like a lifetime ago that everyone was talking about data science as the sexiest job of the 21st century. Heck, it was so long ago that people were still meeting in person! Today, the sexy is starting to lose its shine. There’s recognition that it’s nearly impossible to find the unicorn data scientist that was the apple of every CEO’s eye in 2012.
It is vital that you understand how garbage collection works in Ruby to stay in complete control of your app’s performance. In this post, we will dive into how to implement and customize garbage collection in Ruby. Let’s get going!
Huntington Beach, Calif. – November 17, 2021 – Netreo, the award-winning provider of IT infrastructure and application performance management solutions, today announced that Prefix by Netreo has earned Veracode Verified Standard recognition for proven security practices in application development. Veracode Verified Standard status confirms that code development processes meet AppSec best practices and further boosts the security posture of Prefix by Netreo.
Salesforce and Heroku are two of the most powerful platforms for businesses. Salesforce is a CRM that has been around since 1999 and Heroku is a cloud-based platform that allows you to create, run, and scale apps built in any language (such as Salesforce's native Sales Cloud). When you connect Salesforce to Heroku, you can automatically get Salesforce CRM data to update the Sales Cloud.
Marketing automation is a critical component of any successful business. It allows you to automate your marketing efforts and streamline how you manage your campaigns from start to finish. But choosing the right software can be tricky, with so many options available on the market today. This article will explore different types of marketing automation solutions and highlight what features make them unique and their pros and cons.
Want to write better KPI reports? This article covers every aspect of KPI reporting from theory to planning and execution.
As we get closer to the end of 2021, looking back the data and analytics technologies have evolved significantly over the last few years. We have seen the introduction of augmented analytics capabilities embracing user self-service and multimodal delivery of analytics insights. In addition, we have seen new data integration and catalog capabilities in response to the demands of new regulations and governance needs.
Here at Ably, we’ve helped many people to solve some truly interesting, and at times wacky data distribution problems. Be it helping to organise transport for the healthcare sector, or acting as one of the key communication layers on a VR platform; in more and more aspects of our lives, we’re expecting online experiences to happen in realtime. Unsurprisingly though, one key use-case reemerges every time: chat.
Insurtech funding hit a record high of $7.4 billion in the first half of 2021—already surpassing funding in 2020. With more and more emerging players entering the field, consumer demands for a more digital, connected insurance experience have grown to new heights. For many insurance customers, the claims process is a critical moment of truth, making it essential that insurers deliver a hassle-free, seamless experience.
A recent survey from Wakefield Research finds that when enterprises build their own data pipelines, decision-making and revenue suffer.
We love abstractions. We want to make things easier for developers, teams and end users. In doing that, sometimes we build things a little bit too complex for those who don’t already understand the pain points for which the abstraction layers were built. Kubernetes is an example of this; it solves a very real, very painful problem, but it is notoriously difficult to wrap your head around.
One of the most important variables in determining the essential success of your company's IT infrastructure is the efficiency of your apps. Having a slow-running application, on the other hand, is a burden on the company's overall performance. Developers must rectify a slow application and determine the root cause of the problem promptly. The top five reasons for SaaS user churn are performance-related issues, which is a major revenue loss that can be avoided.
To work and live in today’s digital world, we are unquestionably dependent on interconnected applications. These applications might be massive and highly complex, but they’re also constructed from reusable building blocks, which we call an Application Programming Interface—the API. API adoption is on the rise across all industries. However, APIs aren’t new. They came about from the natural evolution of writing computer software.
Functional testing validates that the software is executing actions as it should. The software industry relies on functionality testing, performed by expert testers to ensure that all app segments and features are working as intended. Functional testing aims to identify functionality-based errors in hypothetical customer pathways so developers can fix the issues before releasing to production.
REST API is an acronym that stands for Representational State Transfer Application Programming Interface. REST APIs are used to create "web services" in HTTP requests, which provide data between client and server applications. This article will cover some of the basics of REST APIs and will also walk you through making a basic API using Python.
Struggling to create a CMO dashboard? Learn how to build one with our tips, and make sure you add these 20 metrics as shared by 25+ marketers.
Web servers are the backbone of the internet. Without web server software like Apache and NGINX, the internet might not be what it is today. However, they are no longer interchangeable. The discussion between Nginx and Apache has been going on for a long time. Both of these servers are industry giants, collectively providing more than half of all web pages on the internet.
With the general availability of Cloudera DataFlow for the Public Cloud (CDF-PC), our customers can now self-serve deployments of Apache NiFi data flows on Kubernetes clusters in a cost effective way providing auto scaling, resource isolation and monitoring with KPI-based alerting. You can find more information in this release announcement blog post and in this technical deep dive blog post. Any customer willing to run NiFi flows efficiently at scale should now consider adopting CDF-PC.
Welcome back to this final part of our four-part series on metaprogramming in Elixir. Previously, we explored the various applications of macros. In this part, we’ll delve into common pitfalls that you might encounter when metaprogramming in Elixir.
Dig into 7 business intelligence reports examples that other experts are using to grow their business and give themselves a competitive edge.
As a small business or a startup, we often make decisions that can change the whole structure of our working processes. Honestly, this is not a bane that can bring the businesses down. Such businesses thrive on these decisions as they let them clearly decide what suits them best and why. What’s better than finding it on their own by trying a mix of things? As for this post, it is a bit different from startups and small businesses.
Spring is the most popular application development framework in Java. However, over the past few years, Spring has become increasingly complex because of added functionalities. Starting a new project usually requires going through a lengthy process and takes a lot of time. To avoid starting from scratch and to save time, Spring Boot was introduced. Spring Boot uses Spring as its foundation layer and allows developers to build a standalone application with none or minimal configuration.
State and local government agencies in the US are facing heightened demand to address a long-avoided issue: outdated technology. The existing solutions these government organizations rely on are not user friendly, limit collaboration by siloing essential data, and make processes longer and more cumbersome than they need to be. Yet, despite the limitations that result from outdated solutions, it should come as no surprise that only 60% of states have a digital strategy.
Testing is the backbone of the Agile software development methodology. The efficiency of the testing process directly impacts the quality of the deliverables and the goodwill of the organization. Buggy software can lead to poor user experience, delayed project timelines, diminished brand value, and revenue losses. A strong testing process consists of several well-planned activities with definite timelines and a set of clear expected outcomes.
Free open-source frameworks, libraries, and tools are the go-to solutions for automation testing. The main difference between these is knowing your preference between creating your building a brand new test automation framework using libraries, or working on a made-ready tool where testing is all you will have to care about. This article gives you a quick glance at the Top 10 Free and Open Source Testing Tools, Tools, Framework & Libraries.
A good database schema is indispensable for making data warehouses work. Get it wrong, and you’ll be in a world of hurt.
Follow these tips to ensure that your database schema delivers maximum utility for data warehouse users, data analysts, and data scientists.
We’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Rivery to offer our data pipeline and monitoring solutions in one. Our one-click Data Kits streamline the analytics process, saving teams valuable time so they can act on business incidents fast. To kick things off, we’re releasing the Anodot Marketing Analytics Monitoring Kit. Now you can start tracking your marketing campaigns instantly, and make the moves that will make the most of your ad spend.
At Snowday 2021, Snowflake announced exciting new product capabilities that expand what is possible in the Data Cloud. In addition to announcing Python support in Snowpark (currently in private preview), these latest innovations make it easier for organizations to maintain business continuity across clouds and regions; help data engineers and data scientists build pipelines, ML workflows, and data applications faster; and remove the complexity of getting the right data into the hands of customers.
After you’ve built your microservices-backed application, it’s time to deploy and connect them. Luckily, there are many cloud providers to choose from, and you can even mix and match. Many organizations, like Australia Post, are taking the mix-and-match approach, embracing a multi-cloud architecture. The microservices that make up a system no longer have to stay on a single cloud.
.NET Core vs. .NET Framework is a popular debate in the IT community. Many individuals and enterprises are curious to learn about the aspects of these Microsoft inventions, so read on. We will begin with an overview of these technologies, their benefits to end-users, and their relevance in this digital age. Feel free to use these links to navigate the guide.
The post pandemic period is one wherein being tech-savvy has become an absolute necessity. Today, business-houses have got to store huge amounts of data while simultaneously analyzing it. And although spreadsheets could combat this problem to an extent, they’re not a dependable solution in the long run. This is why the need for a versatile database management tool has risen, which can have all your information and ideas just a click away.
A REST API — or representational state transfer application programming interface — is a data interface that allows for the creation and consumption of resources. It’s not just for GET requests, but also for other HTTP verbs such as PUT, POST, and DELETE. REST APIs can also handle CRUD (Create, Read, and Update, and Delete) operations. In this way, a REST API is a software bridge between two levels of abstraction in a system.
Applications that use a REST API architecture are designed to be loosely coupled and transfer information quickly. While this architecture focuses on transferring data between clients/servers, it can also apply when interacting with other systems and users. In the world of app development, the need for better, faster, and easier-to-understand APIs is growing, and REST APIs are dominating the legacy modernization conversation.
In my 18 years of working in quality engineering and the testing community, I’ve developed some best practices to help organizations create and manage their overall test strategies. This is the second in a 10-week series on what testers wish their CIOs and CTOs knew about testing. Each week, I’ll share my experience to help educate tech leaders on key priorities their testing teams need them to understand.
By definition, ad hoc business analysis is an unplanned or unscheduled event. The name comes from the Latin phrase meaning “for this purpose only.” An ad hoc analysis is used to answer one specific business question on an as-needed basis, and is not replicated beyond a single point in time. What separates ad hoc analysis from traditional BI-like dashboards is this limited scope.
Would you like to learn to code and build popular websites or apps? Do you know the necessary steps to achieve this goal? Most people start by reading popular programming books or subscribing to online courses and tutorials that teach coding. While this approach may seem enjoyable at first, you’re likely to encounter confusing concepts and inadequate assistance quickly frustrates most newbie programmers.
A virtual set is an environment in a studio that allows teams to manipulate the digital background in real time. This allows filmmakers and broadcasters to alter things like the location, weather, and time of day using software. Teams can place on-set actors anywhere!
With more data and systems at their fingertips than ever before, organizations need a concrete strategy for how to connect them with their own enterprise IT. This has led to the rise of API-led connectivity, which offers a dramatic shake-up to the way that companies access and integrate these technologies and services. In this article, we’ll explore five industries in which API-led connectivity has changed the business landscape as we know it.
API management is a system that provides a way for companies to manage, monitor, and analyze their APIs. It helps them keep track of how these APIs are being used internally and externally to understand better how to improve them. In this post, we'll talk about API management and why your business needs to use it.
Microservices have gained a lot of traction in the last few years. Ever since the dawn of time, monolithism – packaging all your modules into one colossal codebase – was the default way to go when building software applications. However, as applications have had to cater to increasing volumes (of millions) of users over the internet over the last decade, scalability and flexibility have become ever more critical.
We constantly hear about UX Analytics. Analytics must always be a part of the design process of an app from the very beginning. We also hear tons about UI/UX design. However, and definitely during a redesign, UI and UX changes based on product analytics need to run parallel processes. So how come we never hear about UI Analytics?
It's not every day that you learn a new approach to error handling for Ruby. In this article, Abiodun walks us through a novel error-handling process called Railway Oriented Programming and shows us how to implement it with dry-rb's monads.
Statements are foundational language constructs that have an effect on the execution of a program. Statements are similar to sentences in natural languages. In Java, there are three main types of statements, namely expression statements, declaration statements, and control-flow statements 1. As a compiled programming language, Java has an inbuilt mechanism for preventing many source code errors from winding up in executable programs and surfacing in production environments 2.
Everyone seems to be making chat apps these days, but messaging apps are merely the tip of the iceberg. Consider this for a moment, within the real-time domain, there are a plethora of different things you can create. We'll start with some fundamental concepts and work our way up to see how to go real-time with Node and React in the following post. By the end of this article, you will have created a very simple real-time application. That will be a lengthy post!
Home Credit Group is an international provider of consumer finance with over 117,000 employees and operations across three continents and nine countries. With 28 million active customers and central financial sector regulators, keeping a close eye, handling data safely, accurately, and swiftly is a top priority.
With Databox, the Deeplite team has better access to real-time data and is equipped to understand marketing performance holistically and react quickly to make the most of their budget.
Learn how marketing experts are leveraging cross-channel marketing and how you can make it work for your business too.
And 9 other mobile development and process questions answered from our Building Mobile Apps At Scale webinar with Gergely Orosz, Pooja Bhaumik, and Franz Busch.
Many key initiatives were announced at last week’s 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow to encourage phasing out coal for electricity generation.
The word “data” is ubiquitous in narratives of the modern world. And data, the thing itself, is vital to the functioning of that world. This blog discusses quantifications, types, and implications of data. If you’ve ever wondered how much data there is in the world, what types there are and what that means for AI and businesses, then keep reading!
In this episode of Kongcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with Aaron Weikle, the founder and CEO at MS3, about supporting legacy-based applications as companies add the next generation of microservices. Check out the transcript and video from our conversation below, and be sure to subscribe to get email alerts for the latest new episodes.
Today, the world is moving faster than ever before. In an age where a single insight can be the difference between hitting your number and hitting a wall, it’s never been more important to have a finger on the pulse of your business. This means understanding everything that’s happening, as it’s happening, so you can take smarter actions for your business in the moment.
At the end of 2019, I did something few senior leaders ever do: left my comfortable corporate job at a global, multi-billion dollar software organization to join a little known Series E analytics startup called ThoughtSpot.
Today, we announced our Series F funding at ThoughtSpot, valuing the company at $4.2 billion. As the Co-founder and Executive Chair, it’d be customary to write a post that celebrates this milestone, shares lessons learned, and the usual. Those can come later. Instead, I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all the people that have been a critical part of my journey as an entrepreneur, both at ThoughtSpot and Nutanix (now valued at $7B+).
As we announce to the world today that ThoughtSpot is now worth $4.2B, I am overwhelmed with gratitude. I am grateful to the customers who had the courage to challenge the status quo and give us a shot inside their companies. I am equally grateful to the entrepreneurs and investors who had the courage to join us and build a company that is changing what's possible with data. Often, people say it's hard to be courageous in the face of adversity. I say that’s conformist bullshit.
As an API product manager, you want your API to have a great developer experience. This means that developers can get up and running quickly, they get consistent behavior from your API, it’s easy for them to troubleshoot any errors they encounter, and your API makes it easy for them to address their business needs. Tracking your APIs is an important part of understanding how well they perform, which leads most organizations to build out their own internal API tracking systems.
Business intelligence (BI) has gotten so sophisticated that a variety of end users within an organization may be eager to use data to guide their decisions. Unfortunately, most businesses have a very small data analysis or BI team. How can companies like this enable more people to use more data more effectively without overwhelming their BI staff?
Customer demand is in a constant state of fluctuation. Companies must keep pace or risk losing their position in a crowded market. Digital transformation is the driver to helping companies remain agile to meet their customers’ needs. The Snowflake data warehouse provides massive storage capabilities to facilitate combining figures from disparate systems. These figures help inform decision-making and provide valuable insight into driving business strategies.
This article will explain in a nutshell how you can easily add different Bitrise Steps to your mobile CI/CD pipeline, based on your specific needs.
Material Bank, the world’s largest materials marketplace, provides a fast and powerful way to search and sample fixtures, construction materials, and textiles from hundreds of different brands. They serve both direct customers and retailers in the architecture and design industry, including massive companies such as Ethan Allen, Home Depot, and Lowe’s.
Much of my focus over the last couple of decades has been in analytics, big data, and AI, and Joe DosSantos and I discussed the progression of these fields over time in a recent Data Brilliant podcast episode. My subtitle for that episode might be, “The Promise and Perils of a Hot New Field,” as we addressed several aspects of how these popular concepts have evolved in the first fifth of the 21st century.
k6 Cloud, our managed testing solution, supports Prometheus to store and correlate performance testing metrics within your observability stack since a while now. Announced at Grafana ObservabilityCON, we launched Prometheus support to k6 Open Source - our free, open, and extensible load testing tool. k6 OSS supports sending k6 metrics to multiple outputs such as InfluxDB, New Relic, StatsD, and more.
When we founded Snowflake, we set out to build an innovative platform. We had the opportunity to take into account what had worked well and what hadn’t in prior architectures and implementations. We saw how we could leverage the cloud to rethink the limits of what was possible.
In a Harvard Business Review article, Thomas C. Redman references a project by AT&T, the world’s largest telecommunications company, where the simple task of reducing invoicing errors uncovered something shocking: over 40% of invoicing data contained errors that cost the company tens of millions of dollars. Even in 2021—the age of digitalization—poor quality data is wreaking havoc in businesses, costing the United States a staggering $3 trillion per year.
Low-Code. This is a new term for many, and it raises questions. The first is “What is it?” Suffice to say, low-code is a new way to build software applications that is faster and better than traditional coding. A more urgent question is “why do we need it?” What kinds of shifts has the world seen that have caused something like low-code to gain prominence? We need to take a few steps back to understand how business and the tech industry have evolved.
From Profit and Loss Reports to Balance Sheets and Income Statements, we share the essential reports you should be monitoring.
Arjun (my son) sat next to me at my desk. He was a bit nervous but we had practiced 3 times before he was ‘on stage’ in front of hundreds of people and the zoom meeting turned to him. My ten year old began to demonstrate how to deploy an Operational Database in AWS, showcasing how auto-scaling worked and how to set up replication. All of the sales team and my colleagues were quite impressed with him, and I am very proud of him.
Even when seamlessly combining manual and automated approaches, testing every functional combination within web or mobile applications is challenging. Unfortunately, this means critical issues inevitably go undetected and make their way into the hands of your customers. We strive for perfect code, perfect releases, and perfect apps, but alas, perfection is a myth. With that in mind, if you cannot catch every issue before a release, at least you can take the proper steps to limit them.
If you're a data warehouse or BI professional, the odds are that you've heard of CDC. But how much do you really know about this technology? How will it help your business? And why should you care about it at all? Read on to discover the answers to these questions and to develop your understanding of Change Data Capture.
A developer portal is a storefront to your APIs (the products) that internal and external developers are trying to consume. The Kong Developer Portal provides a single source of truth for all developers to locate, access and consume services. With intuitive content management for documentation, streamlined developer onboarding and role-based access controls (RBAC), Kong’s Developer Portal provides a comprehensive solution for creating a unified developer experience.
To understand the current challenges and future priorities of data operations, we surveyed 85 data leaders across multiple global verticals - from retail to marketing, from software to fintech. The CEOs, CTOs, CCOs, VPs of Data, and Heads of Strategy all chipped in to unveil how they run data operations today and what they foresee in the future of data operations.
How can a dashboard benefit your SaaS business? Learn what trends and metrics to track on your SaaS dashboard.
As a mobile app developer or product manager, your primary goal should be to maximize your app's potential reach and effectiveness. If you're not localizing your app, you're not only limiting its global scope — you're also leaving money on the table. Let us show you how to get started!
Nowadays, testing is crucial for the success of any product. No matter what product you offer, customers have seemingly endless options to choose from. This means keeping bugs out of your production environment and maintaining a smooth user experience so you can stay competitive and retain customers. But functional and performance testing may not be enough. Contemporary software applications have a number of third-party libraries or cloud services integrated into them.
The benefits of digital transformation are potentially limitless, with nearly endless ways to keep us connected with technology that optimizes efficiency, cost savings and competitive advantage. But here’s the thing.
Part of our vision at Qlik is to simplify analysis for everyone – meaning that Qlik Sense is not just a tool for IT and the data analyst but something that can be put in the hands of everyone.
When you're looking for effective ways to connect your data and transfer it safely, there are a few options to consider. Two of the top choices for companies across many markets are Heroku Connect and Xplenty. These top services allow the user to have greater flexibility and control over their data and how it's used. It's important to know which option is best for your specific needs.
What’s the right way to manage growing volumes of enterprise data, while providing the consistency, data quality and governance required for analytics at scale? Is centralizing data management in a data lake the right approach? Or is a distributed data mesh architecture right for your organization?
Did you know it takes an average of six months to build and deploy a basic enterprise app? It’s time to get our hours back. Low-code platforms like Appian cut that dev time in half or more. Design your apps securely and quickly using visual workflows so you can spend your time coding creative custom features instead of working on non-value adding, monotonous development tasks.
Ad hoc financial analysis aims to answer business questions that arise on an as-needed basis related to money and performance. These tend to be business needs that exist outside of the regularly scheduled data analysis of a given cycle, such as planned quarterly reports or the day-to-day maintenance of a KPI dashboard. Ad hoc analytics are methods of extracting real-time insights from data sources, often to answer a question with immediate implications for the business.
As big data gets even bigger, so has the challenge to make sense of it. Businesses of all sizes are creating analytics strategies to address this. In addition to the datasets themselves, these strategies include the people, technology, and processes put in place to achieve business goals and metrics.
Product failures and defects can occur on many different shapes and levels, impacting any part of the user experience, functionality, and even safety. In the past, organizations were taking the approach of of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) for risk assessment. This allowed teams to identify and prevent failure before a product or update is released.