Cleaning up the IT toolkit

How to Approach IT Operations Management Tools Consolidation

Your organization is likely wasting money and time maintaining and integrating legacy and/or disconnected tools that aren’t worth the effort. As well, tools overload contributes needlessly to data noise rather than focusing on the data sets which are most critical to maintaining healthy service levels for the business.

Are your Java runtimes as secure as they should be?

Keeping Your Java Applications Secure

Java security is an important topic for all businesses that use Java applications. Java Champion Simon Ritter takes a deep dive into the JDK and the potential shortcomings of not keeping your applications up to date, as well as why it’s essential to know the difference between critical patch updates (CPUs) and patch set updates (PSUs).

Measuring success

Three ‘success’ metrics for software development

Being agile and working towards a collective goal will enable companies to achieve, and measure, true success. How do you measure success? What metrics should you look at? This article looks at three qualitative ways in which companies can look to define their success metrics.

Training our minds

Common developer frustrations and how to overcome them

Just as we can train our bodies to endure additional stress, we can also train our minds to increase our focus. Here we look at some of the ways in which decision fatigue and other frustrations that can manifest in software development, and the tools and methods that can be employed to combat them.

Past, present, and future of the CMDB

Is the CMDB Dead?

What is the current role of the Configuration Management Database (CMDB)? These systems are important for overall configuration management, governance and DevOps coordination. This article takes a look at its past, present, and evolving future and the benefits of integrating the CMDB with existing IT operation systems.

Profile: Jen Albertson, Senior Manager, Software Engineering at Red Hat

Women in Tech: “I look forward to seeing how our world changes as more women move into STEM roles”

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? Three years ago, we launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Jen Albertson, Senior Manager, Software Engineering at Red Hat.

Deep dive into ActiveJ

ActiveJ Overview. New Full-stack Java Framework

ActiveJ is a radically new development platform for creating diverse modern applications of any complexity with a lightweight and natively scalable async architecture that squeezes the last bits of performance from your hardware. Let’s overview the core components of the framework!

…with Microsoft ML.NET – Part 1

Machine Learning 101: Part 1

The purpose of this series of articles is to provide a complete guide (from data to predictions) to machine learning, for .NET developers in a .NET ecosystem, and that is possible now using Microsoft ML.NET and Jupyter Notebooks. Even more, you don’t have to be a data scientist to do machine learning.

Taking a DataSecOps approach

Readjusting Cloud and Data Privacy Predictions

This year’s sudden, unexpected need for cloud capabilities has helped to shift a very important learning to the forefront: Privacy and security are not corners you can cut. While the need to quickly migrate to the cloud is understandable, it is just as important to implement the necessary steps to reduce the risk of data exposure.

The Outcomes & Iterations of Agile

Agile in the Age of Pandemic: Best Practices, Part III

Whether it’s a faster turn for development, more robust products or a delighted customer base—the benefits of Agile are there for organizations to realize. Learn how to curb your technical debt, close out your initial Agile-baed projects and know when your teams are “done”.

Running an Agile Program in Your Organization

Agile in the Age of Pandemic: Best Practices, Part II

It’s important, with Agile, to attain the right level of flexibility, run effective standups and Scrums, and take short sprints. This post focuses on what happens after liftoff: Best practices for actually running Agile within an enterprise. Ready to bring the concept down to earth? Let’s make it real.