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Putting the "Sec" in DevSecOps – Part 1

DevSecOps Panel – What Is DevSecOps & DevOps Security Challenges

Since DevSecOps is such a prominent topic as we move into 2020 that we decided to ask five experts their opinions on the subject of security roles being integrated into DevOps. In this first part of our panel series we ask two questions: What is DevSecOps? Where is it easy and where is it difficult to keep an eye on security? Here’s what our experts had to say.

The key to successful cloud planning

Taking a step back from the all-in cloud approach

The cloud is a journey, not merely a destination. Keep this in mind as your organization moves to the cloud. Take a step back and re-examine your approach. Should some of your databases stay on-premises, and if so, which ones? When should you shift to a multi or hybrid cloud approach? This article discusses four potential approaches to take that are not just an “all-in” mentality.

Shifting roles

Are autonomous databases a threat or an opportunity for DBAs?

How will autonomous databases affect the role of data administrators? While the job itself is not going to disappear, the role of the DBA will continue to change and must adapt to AI and machine learning. This article examines what complexities data administrators will have to handle, how the job will shift, and what manual tasks autonomous databases will continue to take over.

Demand and hiring trends

2020 IT skills: what we learned from 213,782 coding tests

The IT job sector is growing and with its growth comes a higher demand for programmers. What skills and programming languages should you focus on? Data from over 213,000 coding tests revealed some IT skills hiring trends to look for in 2020. See what DevSkillers’ data reveals about recent IT trends from 49 different countries.

The next decade in modern app development

Four ways AI and integration will come together in 2020

Artificial intelligence is complex, and as integration with businesses continues, certain areas will impact enterprises. We are seeing a rise in integration, especially in regards to apps relying on API for combining services and data from different systems. This article explores four scenarios that will be affected by AI and integration in the year 2020 and beyond.

The next stage starts with a big bang

A deep dive into the Jakarta EE 9 Release Plan

Christian Kaltepoth shares some of his insider knowledge from the Jakarta EE universe with a deep look at the Jakarta EE 9 Release Plan. He discusses what’s going on with the documentation, specifications and schedule, and offers some insights into why certain decisions have been made. This release plan is even more ambitious than the one proposed by Oracle, and paves the way for the future of enterprise Java.

The road ahead

Scala 3 arrives in 2020: How can you prepare for the big update?

Over the past few years, Scala has become a noteworthy programming language, gathering users turning to it as a substitute for Java that can run in parallel with Java on the JVM. As we head towards the release of Scala 3, developers have some questions. What is Dotty? How do I migrate? Why am I getting flashbacks to Python 2? Luckily, a new blog update gives us some answers.

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Is now the time for gamification in software development?

As games become increasingly popular, so too does the concept of gamification. The software industry is no exception, with big tech companies using gamified websites for hiring programmers. Is it time to bring gamification to the software development process? How would it potentially affect software development and its future?

Time series data in Flux

Flux & Time to Awesome – InfluxData interview

I was lucky enough to sit down and have a chat with Tim Hall, Head of Products at InfluxData about their platform, their ‘time to awesome’ philosophy, and a new data scripting and querying language, Flux. We also take a look at the future of InfluxData and their plans for 2020. Let’s take a closer look.

Integrating data engineering into operations

5 critical issues solved by DataOps

What does the future of operations look like? This article examines the practical uses of DataOps, its advantages, and how it can solve critical issues. DataOps integrates development processes and data management functions, improves data-focused communication, and brings your business up to a higher level of efficiency.