Software Engineering


mabl Uses AI to Bring Software Testing into the DevOps Era

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Please welcome our weekly sponsor mabl to Hacker Noon! mabl automates functional tests, was founded by 2 ex-Googlers, and has spent the year in private beta. Today, we're going to catch up on the state of this startup -- and find out what makes Co-Founder & CEO Dan Belcher do what he does. Also read the other half of this interview, The Entrepreneurial Journey of mabl Co-Founder Dan Belcher. David Smooke: Why must your company exist now? Dan Belcher: mabl exists now because the pace of software development has increased dramatically over the last ten years, to the point where many teams can develop meaningful changes every day, but QA can't keep up, so you either have to slow down or sacrifice testing and quality.


Developer documentation: How to get it right

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If you're building developer-facing tools and services, then there's one thing you shouldn't forget: the documentation. If that's missing, no matter how many use cases your service supports, or how comprehensive you've made your APIs, or even how attractive the offers in your pricing plans, you won't get any users. Licensing of commercial drones has been limited so far, but it won't be long before usage starts expanding. In them meantime, CXOs need to assess and plan for possible legal ramifications. Getting documentation right isn't easy.


Announcing 2018 Agenda @CloudExpo @ExpoDX #IoT #AI #DevOps #SmartCities #DigitalTransformation

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CloudExpo DXWorldEXPO have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018, introducing DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO, colocated with Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorld Expo within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business.


[slides] Cloud Literacy for the Enterprise @CloudExpo @CloudRank #DX #Cloud #DevOps

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Digital transformation is about embracing digital technologies into a company's culture to better connect with its customers, automate processes, create better tools, enter new markets, etc. Such a transformation requires continuous orchestration across teams and an environment based on open collaboration and daily experiments. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Alex Casalboni, Technical (Cloud) Evangelist at Cloud Academy, explored and discussed the most urgent unsolved challenges to achieve full cloud literacy in the enterprise world. Speaker Bio Alex Casalboni is an Italian Software Engineer and Web Developer, deeply in love with music, web technologies, and cloud computing. He joined Cloud Academy as the first employee back in 2013, and he's been building web apps and tools for online education since then.


Software developers and designers risk over-automating enterprises

ZDNet

For software developers and designers, "there is a tendency, often subconscious, to be so enamored of the challenge of automating activities and tasks that the human element is ignored. Or, perhaps worse, the human element is used as the escape hatch -- automate whatever can be automated and leave the rest to people." This is a point raised by Don Norman, founder and director of the Design Lab at the University of California, San Diego and former Apple and HP executive, in an article published in Research-Technology Management. We develop and design systems with the intention of wringing out human judgement - but we may be losing too much human judgement in the process. Norman's words of caution are also encapsulated in a recent YouTube video, in which he states that "we want to design technology to be a collaborator, a team worker, with people.


Report: New technologies will propel software development in the future - SD Times

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Software development can no longer stand still if it wants to compete in a modern, digital world. Organizations have to be constantly adopting new approaches and developing new technology to keep their customers happy. Over the past couple of years, the software development industry has gone through tremendous changes with agile, DevOps, microservices, and low code approaches. Next year, the journey to modern software development is only going to continue as new innovations are made, according to Forrester's predictions for 2018. "The truism has become true: Every company is in the software business.


DataOps: an Agile Methodology for Data-Driven Organizations

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DataOps is an agile methodology for developing and deploying data-intensive applications, including data science and machine learning models.


Announcing 2018 Agenda @CloudExpo #IoT #AI #ML #DX #DevOps #SmartCities #DigitalTransformation

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CloudExpo DXWorldEXPO have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018, introducing DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO, colocated with Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorld Expo within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business.


Machine Learning For Software Developers

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The workshop is intended for Software Developers with a strong background in fundamental Computer Science topics like data structures and algorithms. SPEAKER: The workshop was delivered by MENA Devs' member Islam El-Ashi who is a hacker and a software engineer. Based in Silicon Valley, Islam was an early member of a number of startups like TellApart and Wish, and also contributed at larger companies like Twitter, Google, and Evernote. Prior to moving to Silicon Valley, Islam was a social entrepreneur in Egypt and the founder of Diraya, an organization producing MOOCs and followed by thousands of high school students in Egypt.


[session] #MachineLearning for #DevOps

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Many companies start their journey to the cloud in the DevOps environment, where software engineers want self-service access to the custom tools and frameworks they need. Machine learning technology can help IT departments keep up with these demands. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ajay Gulati, Co-Founder, CTO and Board Member at ZeroStack, will discuss the use of machine learning for automating provisioning of DevOps resources, taking the burden off IT teams.