July, 2021

ScaleGrid Raises Growth Equity Round from Spotlight Equity Partners to Accelerate Expansion and Further Invest in Product Roadmap


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Top 10 Low-Code App Development Best Practices to Follow


Low-code is the present and future of software development. The low-code market is expected to increase from its $10.3 billion market value back in 2019 to $187 billion by 2030 as more companies see the benefits of adopting the platform for their business needs.


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Dynatrace extends contextual analytics and AIOps for open observability


Dynatrace news. Today’s digital businesses run on heterogeneous and highly dynamic architectures with interconnected applications and microservices deployed via Kubernetes and other cloud-native platforms.

Data Movement in Netflix Studio via Data Mesh

The Netflix TechBlog

By Andrew Nguonly , Armando Magalhães , Obi-Ike Nwoke , Shervin Afshar , Sreyashi Das , Tongliang Liu , Wei Liu , Yucheng Zeng Background Over the next few years, most content on Netflix will come from Netflix’s own Studio.

Heuristics for Effective Software Development: A continuously evolving list.*

Allen Holub

Without psychological safety, respect, and trust, none of the following is possible. Process exists in service of people; the people come first. The best ways to work are collaborative. Negotiation is not collaboration.

Fundamentals of table expressions, Part 10 – Views, SELECT *, and DDL changes

SQL Performance

As part of the series on table expressions, last month I started the coverage of views. Specifically, I started the coverage of logical aspects of views, and compared their design with that of derived tables and CTEs.

How to enable logging for Mongoose and the MongoDB Node.JS driver


Collecting detailed logs is a critical step when debugging connection related issues with MongoDB. In this short post, we will show how to enable logging on the MongoDB Node.JS driver and Mongoose. We refer to the Mongoose version 5.x and the driver version 3.5 in this discussion.


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Dynatrace Managed release notes version 1.222


Dynatrace news. New features and enhancements. General. The Dynatrace menu has a totally new design. Read more about it in the new Dynatrace menu page. Using filter in the new menu, you can find pages faster.

Data Engineers of Netflix?—?Interview with Kevin Wylie

The Netflix TechBlog

Data Engineers of Netflix?—?Interview Interview with Kevin Wylie This post is part of our “Data Engineers of Netflix” series, where our very own data engineers talk about their journeys to Data Engineering @ Netflix. Kevin Wylie is a Data Engineer on the Content Data Science and Engineering team.

Scriptless Test automation solution: How to use it to improve your testing ROI?


“If you have bad tests, automation can help you do bad testing faster.”— James Marcus Bach. How do we ensure that the test automation is working as a saviour and not adding to the testing woes? One wrong step in this direction and be assured to lose precious time and energy.

UI Design Patterns That Don't Scale

SQL Performance

Guest Author : Michael J Swart ( @MJSwart ). I spend a large amount of time translating software requirements into schema and queries. These requirements are sometimes easy to implement but are often difficult.

Cloud Migration Strategy – The Ultimate Guide to the 6 R’s


According to Gartner, the worldwide spending on public-cloud services is forecast to grow up to $304.9 billion in 2021, up from $257.5 billion in 2020. By 2024, more than 45% of the IT spending will shift from traditional solutions to the cloud.

How to Save Time While Debugging


In this article from our small series for junior developers, we will focus on how to save time while debugging and what are the best practices of senior developers when fixing the errors.

A three-step implementation guide to answer-driven SLO-based release validation


Dynatrace news. The Dynatrace Software Intelligence Platform already comes with release analysis, version awareness , and Service Level Objective (SLO) support as part of the Dynatrace Cloud Automation solution , helping DevOps and SRE teams automate the delivery and operational decisions.

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Learnings From a WebPageTest Session on CSS-Tricks

CSS - Tricks

I got together with Tim Kadlec from over at WebPageTest the other day to use do a bit of performance testing on CSS-Tricks. Essentially use the tool, poke around, and identify performance pain points to work on.

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No code automation testing: When to use and when not to use


Having a coded approach to test automation has its benefits. It certainly does give you the power to be extra flexible in terms of test case creation. But with it, it also requires a lot of investments from you – in terms of time and resources.

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Reignite Your SAFe® Journey with Flow Metrics


“Business agility is the ability to compete and thrive in the digital age by quickly responding to market changes and emerging opportunities with innovative, digitally-enabled business solutions” – Scaled Agile .

Building A Dynamic Header With Intersection Observer

Smashing Magazine Graphics

Building A Dynamic Header With Intersection Observer. Building A Dynamic Header With Intersection Observer. Michelle Barker. 2021-07-13T12:00:00+00:00. 2021-07-13T15:10:03+00:00.

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Logging Best Practices


What is going on? Why it is not working like that? This is not expected behavior :(. Sounds familiar? software development logging debugging log4j

Answer-driven release validation with Dynatrace SaaS Cloud Automation


Dynatrace news. As organizations aim for faster delivery of value to their customers, the frequency of releases inevitably increases, which introduces risks and uncertainty into production systems—unless automated tests and quality gates can be leveraged to provide confidence.

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CSS for Web Vitals

CSS - Tricks

The marketing for Core Web Vitals (CWV) has been a massive success. I guess that’s what happens when the world’s dominant search engine tells people that something’s going to be an SEO factor. Ya know what language can play a huge role in those CWV scores?

When can Testsigma be your perfect Scriptless Test Automation Solution?


Scriptless test automation might mean different things to different people but the motive with which is made is to get better results in less time. Scriptless removes the barrier of learning and implementing a scripting language while you can automate the same scenarios.

Hobson's Browser

Alex Russell

At first glance, the market for mobile browsers looks roughly functional. The 85% global-share OS (Android) has historically facilitated browser choice and diversity in browser engines.

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There Is No Such Thing As A CSS Absolute Unit

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There Is No Such Thing As A CSS Absolute Unit. There Is No Such Thing As A CSS Absolute Unit. Elad Shechter. 2021-07-29T10:30:00+00:00. 2021-07-29T15:09:07+00:00. When we start learning CSS, we find that CSS units of measurement are categorized as relative or absolute.

A Complete Guide To User Interface Testing


The user interface, or UI for short, is the aspect of an app or website that users interact with naturally. Since the UI is the part that is most commonly used, it leaves a lasting impression on users that can either be positive or negative.

Achieve faster time to value by deploying thousands of OneAgents at once with Puppet (Preview)


Dynatrace news. The ability to deploy many OneAgent instances simultaneously in a fast and reliable way using industry-standard solutions just got significantly easier with the Preview of the new Dynatrace Puppet module. Why large-scale rollout of OneAgent is important.

How To Add eBPF Observability To Your Product

Brendan Gregg

There's an arms race to add eBPF (BPF) to commercial observability products, and in this post I'll describe how to quickly do that. This is also applicable for people adding it to their own in-house monitoring systems.

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Why love software testing? Hear from the experts


Were you an accidental tester? Or was yours a deliberate choice? Whether or not you made the choice on purpose, you would have come across some side effects of being a tester which is: You act and think like one at all times!

Containerizing Apache Hadoop Infrastructure at Uber

Uber Engineering

Introduction. As Uber’s business grew, we scaled our Apache Hadoop (referred to as ‘Hadoop’ in this article) deployment to 21000+ hosts in 5 years, to support the various analytical and machine learning use cases.

Making A Strong Case For Accessibility

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Making A Strong Case For Accessibility. Making A Strong Case For Accessibility. Todd Libby. 2021-07-09T10:30:00+00:00. 2021-07-13T02:07:04+00:00. Imagine yourself as someone with a visual disability. Cataracts, or totally blind even.

Unit Testing Console Output Made Easy


Introduction. Testing the console output, why even bother? Some developers don't care and some do care. I think any test which asserts some output based on the same action for your target class is useful as it validates the behavior of your service when it is called.

How to automate Canary Release decisions with Dynatrace


Dynatrace news. Progressive Delivery enables speeding up while managing the risk of software deployments and configuration changes. One of the aspects of progressive delivery is using new zero-downtime deployment strategies such as Canary, Blue-Green, or Feature Flags.

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High Scalability

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Cloud Testing: How to overcome the challenges of testing on-premise?


If you’ve been performing on-premise testing in your organization, you know the rules already. But for the uninitiated, on-premise testing is a form of testing where testers perform tests on local machines, systems, or devices set up at an office. As the name suggests, it happens on-premise.

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The Need for Real-Time Device Tracking

ScaleOut Software

Real-Time Device Tracking with In-Memory Computing Can Fill an Important Gap in Today’s Streaming Analytics Platforms.

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A Guide To Attracting Clients To Your Agency

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A Guide To Attracting Clients To Your Agency. A Guide To Attracting Clients To Your Agency. Paul Boag. 2021-07-23T11:00:00+00:00. 2021-07-23T11:50:27+00:00. Without a doubt, word-of-mouth recommendation is an incredibly desirable way to win work.

The MTTR That Matters


“Mean time to X” is a common term used to describe how long, on average, a particular milestone takes to achieve in incident response. There’s mean time to detect, acknowledge, mitigate, etc. And then there’s the elusive “mean time to recover,” also known as “MTTR.”.