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Life of a Netflix Partner Engineer?—?The case of extra 40 ms

The Netflix TechBlog

Life of a Netflix Partner Engineer?—?The The case of the extra 40 ms By: John Blair , Netflix Partner Engineering The Netflix application runs on hundreds of smart TVs, streaming sticks and pay TV set top boxes.

mysqldump Best Practices: Part 1 – MySQL Prerequisites


Mysqldump is a client utility that is used to perform logical backups of the MySQL database. This popular migration tool is useful for various use cases of MySQL such as: Backup and restore of databases. Migrating data from one server to another.


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Dynatrace partners with AWS to provide enterprise-grade, intelligent observability for custom OpenTelemetry metrics


Dynatrace news. OpenTelemetry metrics are useful for augmenting the fully automatic observability that can be achieved with Dynatrace OneAgent. OpenTelemetry metrics add domain specific data such as business KPIs and license relevant consumption details.

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10 Portfolio Projects for Aspiring Automation Engineers


Those looking to break into the test automation field have difficulty doing so because of a lack of experience. One way to gain experience is, of course, to study and practice on your own. But how do you demonstrate your newfound knowledge to employers? Other professionals, such as front-end developers, create portfolios to highlight their skills, and you can do the same as automation engineers!

Netflix at MIT CODE 2020

The Netflix TechBlog

Martin Tingley In November, Netflix was a proud sponsor of the 2020 Conference on Digital Experimentation (CODE), hosted by the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. As well as providing sponsorship, Netflix data scientists were active participants, with three contributions.

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From Schooling to Space: Eight Predictions on How Technology Will Continue to Change Our Lives in the Coming Year

All Things Distributed

2021 is going to be a launchpad for change, and here’s what’s coming. 2020 was a year unlike any other. Businesses large and small, governments new and old all had to completely change what they do and how they operate. Helping us to manage this dramatic change was technology.

How Dynatrace protects its software development and delivery life cycle against supply chain attacks


Dynatrace news. Recently, some organizations fell victim to a software supply chain attack, which led to loss of confidential data.

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Mythbusting the Analytics Journey

The Netflix TechBlog

Part of our series on who works in Analytics at Netflix?—?and and what the role entails by Alex Diamond This Q&A aims to mythbust some common misconceptions about succeeding in analytics at a big tech company. This isn’t your typical recruiting story.

HTTP Archive’s Annual State of the Web Report

CSS - Tricks

The HTTP Archive looked at more than 7 million websites and compiled their annual report detailing how the sites were built. And there’s an enormous wealth of information about how the web changed in 2020. In fact, this report is more like an enormous book and it’s entirely fabulous.

Even smoother customer experience with the new support ticket visibility self-service


Dynatrace news. With a quickly growing platform, new features introduced every other week, and an ever-expanding userbase, Dynatrace is laser-focused on providing you with support when you need it.

Top 8 Strategies for Successful Cross-Browser Testing


We live in an age where more than 5 lakh websites are created daily. As of today, there are nearly 4 million websites in the world out of which only 1.5 million are active. What about the rest? As per records, 90% of the web applications fail to work because of browser compatibility issues and 62% of mobile application uninstalls happen due to mobile crashes like poor responsiveness and alignment issues indirectly aiming at improper cross-browser testing.

An overview of end-to-end entity resolution for big data

The Morning Paper

An overview of end-to-end entity resolution for big data , Christophides et al., ACM Computing Surveys, Dec. 2020, Article No.

How to Select the Best Cross Browser Testing Tool


Cross browser testing can be a real headache for a software tester. You may have tested your application on the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Edge, but more often than not, some browsers such as Internet Explorer, Opera Mini, UC Browser get missed out.

DYOC: Agentless RUM, OpenKit, Metric ingest, and Business Analytics


Dynatrace news. This year I wrote two open-source apps for Dynatrace users. As they gained in popularity, now hundreds of users each, so did the pace of new feature requests. So too did the risk of introducing bugs with all the rapid change.

Top 7 Static Code Analysis Tools


What Is a Static Code Analysis? Static code analysis or Source code analysis is a method performed on the ‘static’ (non-running) source code of the software with static code analysis tools that attempt to highlight potential vulnerabilities. Static code analyzers check source code for specific vulnerabilities as well as for compliance with various coding standards. Why Use Static Analysis? Get code insights before execution. Executes quickly compared with dynamic analysis.

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AWS Lambda vs Azure Functions vs Google Cloud Functions: Comparing Serverless Providers


Wondering which serverless provider is right for you? Read this blog to understand and analyze the comparison between AWS Lambda vs Azure Functions vs Google Cloud Functions. Get to know their current version and compare performance, security, pricing, and scalability.

Configure Integration Services Catalog Database SSISDB in SQL Server Always On Availability Groups

SQL Shack

In this 39th article for SQL Server Always On Availability Group series, we will learn to configure SSISDB in the highly available AG groups. Introduction The SSIDB is the repository for all your packages and their configurations for integration service projects.

OneAgent release notes version 1.207


Dynatrace news. Rollout starts 15 December 2020. With this release, the oldest supported OneAgent versions are: Dynatrace ONE. Dynatrace ONE Premium. 1.189. 1.183. Node.js. Added support for Node.js 15 for Linux, Alpine Linux 64-bit (PPCLE). Added support for Node.js 15 for Linux, Alpine Linux 64-bit (x86), Windows (x86). Added support for OpenTelemetry 0.13.0. Added support for predis 1.1.2+. Added support for PHP 8.0 for Linux, Alpine Linux 64-bit (x86), Windows (x86).

How Readable Is Your Code? Part 2


Once Again About Cyclomatic Complexity. In the first part, I've introduced Cyclomatic Complexity ( CYC ) metrics in the previous part. So CYC has no intention to be a readability code metric. CYC was invented a long time ago (in 1976) by Thomas J. McCabe. Cognitive Complexity Metric. Cognitive Complexity (CC) attempts to count the cognitive effort required to understand the code's flow. Let's take a look at the next example: java performance clean code readable code cyclomatic complexity

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SAFe® 5.0: How to Avoid This Big Mistake


Large enterprises struggle to shed legacy ways of working, even after implementing the Scaled Agile Framework ® (SAFe®). How do you root out old habits that persist underneath the shiny new varnish of SAFe?

Top 3 Challenges in Cross Browser Testing and How to Tackle Them


Since the beginning of the internet era, browsers and websites have lived co-dependently. Starting from the internet explorer, then to the Mozilla project and now to at least six major browsers in the market, we have evolved quite well.

Search Engine Optimization Checklist (PDF)

Smashing Magazine

Search Engine Optimization Checklist (PDF). Search Engine Optimization Checklist (PDF). Frederick O’Brien. 2020-12-17T15:00:13+00:00. 2020-12-17T16:33:49+00:00. Search engine optimization (SEO) is an essential part of a website’s design, and one all too often overlooked.

Unit Testing Static Methods With Mockito


Unit testing helps us to cover different scenarios and it is a way to ensure the applications behave as expected under certain circumstances. Most of the time it is easy to test your classes and methods, but sometimes you need to mock certain services or methods to isolate your target. Mockito is a good library to help you with that. It can easily create mocked or partially mocked objects for you with Mockito#mock or with Mockito#spy.

Bizarro Defect Management – Are You Neglecting Customer Happiness? 


If you’re a fan of Seinfeld, you may recall an episode where Elaine experiences an alternate reality of her circle of friends. A “Bizarro World” where polar opposites exist.

5 features that make Testsigma the best cross browser compatibility testing tool


Cross Browser Testing is adopted by developers in order to ensure that an application works as intended across all combinations of devices and browsers. This will help developers to reveal issues that might have been left ignored or uncovered otherwise.

How Emerging Technologies are Helping Fintech Grow in Boston


Boston is considered one the premier cities of the world. It is gradually becoming one of the leading fintech hubs of the worlds and some of the upcoming technology trends have a key role to play in it.

Is Quality With Speed Really Possible in Software Testing?


Living in competitive times, it is very important for the applications to be as sophisticated and accurate as can be. There is no margin for any sort of gaps. While it is an established fact, one of the major concerns of developers is the quality of the software delivered in minimum time, at the lowest costs, and with maximum accuracy. There is an ideal case scenario. While it may seem something too good to be true, the development of such software is not just the dream, it is the need.

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Updates in ServiceControl 4.13

Particular Software

ServiceControl is the nerve center of your distributed system, storing the data and providing the APIs that allow ServicePulse and ServiceInsight to function.

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Election Season 2020, W3C TAG Edition

Alex Russell

Two years ago, as I announced that I wouldn't be standing for a fourth term on the W3C's Technical Architecture Group , I wrote that : Having achieved much of what I hoped when running for the TAG six years ago, it's time for fresh perspectives. At the time, I argued that there was no better replacement I could hope for than Alice Boxhall. The W3C membership agreed and elected her to two year term.

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Quality Sense Podcast With Bas Dijkstra - False Positives and Negatives in Test Automation


In this Quality Sense episode, host, Federico Toledo, has a chat with Bas Dijkstra, a software test automation expert, consultant, and trainer from the Netherlands with over 14 years of experience in the field. Recently, Bas triggered an interesting conversation on Linkedin about software testers getting involved with unit testing, which sparked a variety of responses. Listen to the episode to hear more about that conversation, getting better results from test automation, and more!

How Readable Is Your Code? Part 1


There Is No Perfect Implementation? Every developer has his own preferences and vision about problem-solving. Any problem can be solved in my différent ways following know practices like SOLID, KISS, etc. But how to compare 2 different implementations? Smaller is better? Only Object-Oriented? How practically evaluate notions like code maintainability, readability, transparency?

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In-house Tool for Performance Testing


In the software development cycle, testing is one of the important criteria. There are many tools available in this space for testing such as Junit, Jmeter, manual, automation, and many performance testing tools. Some of these tools are third-party tools and have a cost-heavy license for the company to manage. For small start-up companies, these license costs can be unbearable. We analyze a tool to make the process easier and more cost effective. About the Tool.

Quality Sense Podcast With Júlio de Lima - Using ML to Understand Performance Test Results


In this Quality Sense episode, Federico Toledo has a chat with Júlio de Lima , an engineer at Capco, who recently completed his master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computing (Artificial Intelligence) and also co-founded GaroaQA , a meetup group with four locations across Brazil and over 2,000 members. Episode Highlights. The complexity of analyzing the huge amounts of data that software performance tests provide.