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Five fundamental best practices

Agile database development best practices

Methodologies such as agile development and DevOps can help data professionals fashion their ideal DataOps ecosystem. This article reviews five fundamental best practices that can get you started in creating your own agile database development process.

Understanding duplicate strings

UseStringDeduplication – pros and cons

What are duplicate strings? 25% of Java application memory is filled up with strings, and 13.5% of those are duplicate strings. In this article, Ram Lakshmanan discusses why there are so many duplicate strings, what the common patterns are, and what to do about it.

Rethinking record and playback tools

Developers and Selenium IDE: Record and playback naysayers no more

Why should developers care about using record and playback tools such as Selenium IDE? Despite the stigma around using it for QA test automation, let’s have a look at its uses, why you should care about it, and how it can help you shift left.

Micrometrics to forecast application performance

Are you able to forecast your application’s performance and availability? Most likely not. But that’s because we focus only on macro-metrics. What if you started practicing micrometrics instead? Ram Lakshmanan, offers a thorough tutorial to get you started!

Don't grab the popcorn just yet

You can’t see a black swan without AIOps

A ‘black swan’ is a random, unexpected event with monumental impact, either good or bad. In the IT world, a black swan can lead to deep reflection—but also to broad generalizations based on incomplete data. AIOps can help and Ravi Lachhman explains how.

AIOps implementation in the enterprise

New study explores AIOps business value and challenges

When it comes to AIOps, IT leaders are still experimenting with its implementation and use cases. A new report from OpsRamp concludes that a majority of IT leaders in the United States are happy with the value that AIOps tools provide. However, teams still face a number of challenges in the enterprise.

Our favorite GitHub repos

The trendy five: April showers bring top GitHub repos

Still eating leftover holiday chocolates? April came to a close and with it brought some great GitHub projects. Today we look at some of the coolest GitHub repos that trended in April 2019, including a retro blast from the past, a Kubernetes cluster sanitizer, a file uploader written in JavaScript, and a few more.

Interview with Matt Waxman, Head of Products at Puppet

“In a Serverless world, sophisticated orchestration tools aren’t just nice-to-have, they’re non-negotiable”

A new version of Puppet Enterprise just has been released (Puppet Enterprise 2019.1). We talked to Matt Waxman, Head of Products at Puppet, about the new features of this release, the open source automation tool Puppet Bolt and the impact of Serverless Computing to the world of Infrastructure as Code.

Gotta pay attention to the terminal

Why we still use command line interface tools

Command line tools are surprisingly more relevant for developers than you’d expect. In this article, Piotr Gaczkowski goes over why we still use command line interface tools and how they work. Also, he discusses some of the essential CLI tools you need to know as well as some that are just for fun.