Expanding Our Horizons - Efficiently

Edge Perspectives

In our Big Shift world, we confront the imperative of institutional innovation – shifting from institutional models built on scalable efficiency to institutional models built on scalable learning. I’ve written and spoken about this a lot over the years and one of the most common pushbacks I get is – “so, are you against efficiency?” Let me lead with the answer – no, I’m not against efficiency. First, we need to broaden our horizons to look beyond efficiency.

How Ably Efficiently Implemented Consistent Hashing

High Scalability

You can view the original article—H ow to implement consistent hashing efficiently —on Ably's blog. Further, we’ll look at data structures that can be used to implement this algorithm efficiently at scale.

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Best Practices for Efficient Log Management and Monitoring

DZone

performance monitoring apm log management log efficient log management and monitoring log management best practices log storageWhen managing cloud-native applications, it's essential to have end-to-end visibility into what's happening at any given time. This is especially true because of the distributed and dynamic nature of cloud-native apps, which are often deployed using ephemeral technologies like containers and serverless functions.

Optimizing Database Performance and Efficiency

DZone

It's easy for modern, distributed, high-scale applications to hide database performance and efficiency problems. Optimizing performance of such complex systems at scale requires some skill, but more importantly it requires a sound strategy and good observability, because you can't optimize what you can't measure.

Waste (and production efficiency)

Allen Holub

Why is it that, when I bring up concerns surrounding production efficiency, some people react as if I’m suggesting we return to the abuses 19th century factories? That is, outcome is critical, and that’s where our… The post Waste (and production efficiency) appeared first on Allen Holub. Agile is, of course, focused on delivering value. However, no business can succeed if it squanders money on inefficiency.

Application Scalability — How To Do Efficient Scaling

DZone

Application scalability is the potential of an application to grow in time, being able to efficiently handle more and more requests per minute (RPM). When you build a great product or application, sooner or later, it will be drawing attention more and more users who will expect a flawless, perfect application as the demand grows in the time it handles more and more requests per minute.

Efficient lock-free durable sets

The Morning Paper

Efficient lock-free durable sets Zuriel et al., OOPSLA’19. Given non-volatile memory (NVRAM), the naive hope for persistence is that it would be a no-op: what happens in memory, stays in memory.

Ensuring Performance, Efficiency, and Scalability of Digital Transformation

Alex Podelko

Marrying Artificial Intelligence and Automation to Drive Operational Efficiencies by Priyanka Arora, Asha Somayajula, Subarna Gaine, Mastercard. The CMG Impact conference (February 10-12, 2020 in Las Vegas) is coming. Looking at the program I have the same problem as I always had with CMG conferences – how could I attend all the sessions I want considering that we have multiple tracks?

Efficient Enterprise Testing — Integration Tests (Part Three)

DZone

Efficiency is everything! This part of the series will show how to verify our applications with code-level as well as system-level integration tests. performance junit integration testing system testing enterprise testing

Thoughts on Efficient Enterprise Testing (Part One)

DZone

Multitasking is the MOST efficient. Which scopes, approaches, and test technology should be pursued in order to make testing more efficient? Testing in the enterprise is still a topic that is not as extensively used as it should be. Writing and especially maintaining tests takes time and effort, however, cutting short on software tests can’t be the solution. performance code quality unit test integration test test framework

Less is More: Engineering Data Warehouse Efficiency with Minimalist Design

Uber Engineering

In our experience, optimizing for operational efficiency requires answering one key question: for which tables does the maintenance cost supersede utility? Once identified, … The post Less is More: Engineering Data Warehouse Efficiency with Minimalist Design appeared first on Uber Engineering Blog. Architecture Uber Data Big Data Data Engineering Data Infrastructure data science Data Warehouse Engineering Efficiency

Rebuilt OneAgent installer for Windows provides more efficient installation

Dynatrace

The post Rebuilt OneAgent installer for Windows provides more efficient installation appeared first on Dynatrace blog. Dynatrace news. This short blog post is a follow up to the announcement we made on May 6, 2019: OneAgent for Windows—Enhancements to *.msi-based msi-based deployment. One of our design principles is to make sure that Dynatrace is as easy to set up and use as possible. These aren’t just empty words.

How to Create a Simple and Efficient PHP Cache

DZone

When working on PHP websites made from scratch and without a framework, speed can often be an issue. Caching is extremely useful in order to speed up PHP webpages. In this article, I’ll show you how to make a simple PHP caching system for your web pages. tutorial performance cache page caching

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Optimizing Database Performance and Efficiency

Baron Schwartz

It’s easy for modern, distributed, high-scale applications to hide database performance and efficiency problems. Optimizing performance of such complex systems at scale requires some skill, but more importantly it requires a sound strategy and good observability, because you can’t optimize what you can’t measure.

Efficient Enterprise Testing — Unit and Use Case Tests (Part Two)

DZone

Multitasking is the MOST efficient. In the first part of the series, we saw some generally applicable principles and constraints that effective tests should fulfill. In this part, we will have a closer look at code-level unit tests and component or use case tests. performance unit test use case enterprise testing

Manage dashboards more efficiently with more control with the JSON editor

Dynatrace

The post Manage dashboards more efficiently with more control with the JSON editor appeared first on Dynatrace blog. Dynatrace news. Dashboards are an important tool for effectively monitoring diverse IT ecosystems and for reporting your key performance indicators. But the more components you monitor and the more reports you build based on those insights, the harder it becomes to maintain oversight over the number of dashboards needed to perform all these tasks.

5 Steps to Making Mobile App Testing More Efficient

DZone

Here are five ways to make your mobile app testing more efficient. We spend more than 80% of our mobile use time interacting with apps. And by “we,” we mean 5 billion smartphone users all over the world. To mobile app development companies, this may sound exciting and intimidating at the same time. The competition is intense. The user demands are super high. What do you do? You make sure your app is spotless by testing it relentlessly.

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Modern Dev Teams Are More Efficient Than Ever: Quality Engineering Should Be Too!

DZone

Earlier in my career (though it seems like yesterday), product teams I was a part of did everything “on-prem”, and angst-ridden code compiles took place every few months. We’d burn down bugs using manual QA and push to production after several long nights before taking a long nap and doing it all again next quarter. This XKCD cartoon captures life: devops performance testing automation artificial intelligence developer qa and software testing qa and testing development teams

How Automated Testing Can Improve Performance and Efficiency

Kovair

Manual or Automated Testing for Your Software? No matter how skilled your Ruby, JavaScript, or PHP programmer maybe, they WILL make mistakes. Mistakes are unfortunately. Test Management Software development Test Automation

Flow Efficiency – What Value-adding Work is Actively being Worked On?

Tasktop

Flow Efficiency helps determine the proportion of your Flow Items (features, defects, debt, risk) are actively being worked on. If your Flow Efficiency is low, it’s an indication of waste – items stagnating in a wait state for some reason or another.

Fine-grained, secure and efficient data provenance on blockchain systems

The Morning Paper

Fine-grained, secure and efficient data provenance on blockchain systems Ruan et al., They demonstrate that provenance queries are efficient, and the system incurs small storage overhead. VLDB’19. We haven’t covered a blockchain paper on The Morning Paper for a while, and today’s choice won the best paper award at VLDB’19. The goal here is to enable smart contracts to be written in which the contract logic depends on the history, or provenance of its inputs.

6 ServiceNow Integration Use Cases to Improve Software Delivery Efficiency 

Tasktop

This article will introduce you to six more ServiceNow integration patterns that are helping organizations to improve software delivery efficiency and business outcomes. . #2 The post 6 ServiceNow Integration Use Cases to Improve Software Delivery Efficiency appeared first on Tasktop Blog. Our previous blog post on ServiceNow integration focused on the #1 most popular use case — help desk to Agile planning for collaborating on problem resolution.

Teaching rigorous distributed systems with efficient model checking

The Morning Paper

Teaching rigorous distributed systems with efficient model checking Michael et al., EuroSys’19. On the surface you might think today’s paper selection an odd pick. It describes the labs environment, DSLabs , developed at the University of Washington to accompany a course in distributed systems. During the ten week course, students implement four different assignments: an exactly-once RPC protocol; a primary-backup system; Paxos; and a scalable, transactional key-value storage system.

Tips to Enhance the Efficiency of Software Testing Process

QAMentor

At present, according to the best software testing companies, there are various automated software testing … The post Tips to Enhance the Efficiency of Software Testing Process appeared first on QA Mentor Blog. When it comes to a software development and testing procedure, a single flaw can prove fatal. Thus, in making reliable software and its development, large business bodies utilize the best QA Company,which keeps them to remain out of harm’s way.

One SQL to rule them all: an efficient and syntactically idiomatic approach to management of streams and tables

The Morning Paper

One SQL to rule them all: an efficient and syntactically idiomatic approach to management of streams and tables Begoli et al., SIGMOD’19. In data processing it seems, all roads eventually lead back to SQL! Today’s paper choice is authored by a collection of experts from the Apache Beam, Apache Calcite, and Apache Flink projects, outlining their experiences building SQL interfaces for streaming.

Viewing and Sorting XEvents Efficiently (Code Samples) – XEProfiler

SQL Server According to Bob

I was doing backups and clean-ups and ran across a couple of sample projects for XEvent and event_sequence processing I thought others might find helpful. Enjoy! The sample code is provided “as is” and any express or implied warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are disclaimed. In my previous blog posts, I highlighted the importance of using Event Sequence as the sort key.

The #1 ServiceNow Integration Use Case for Enterprise Software Delivery Efficiency

Tasktop

The post The #1 ServiceNow Integration Use Case for Enterprise Software Delivery Efficiency appeared first on Tasktop Blog. Organizations rely heavily on ServiceNow for their IT operations and software delivery activities. But on its own, a single tool is never enough.

Alignment Efficiency: When to Sacrifice Speed for Greater Alignment

Strategic Tech

To address this challenge, I’d like to introduce you to the concept of Alignment Efficiency. I’ll show you some example scenarios to help you understand this concept, and I’ll demonstrate sociotechnical architecture patterns you can apply in your organisation to optimise your alignment efficiency. Any Formula 1 fans reading will likely be familiar with aerodynamic efficiency?—?adding Alignment Efficiency is inspired by aerodynamic efficiency.

3 Key Metrics to Identify the Usability of Your Product

DZone

Per ISO standards (ISO 9241-11), usability is defined as: usability ux report efficiency usability testing effectiveness satisfactionIs your app usable? Really? Did you check the metrics? "Is your product usable enough to release now?" " is the most difficult question to be answered when not backed up by usability metrics. Before understanding the key metrics of usability, though, we need to understand what usability is in the first place.

Improving the Cloud - More Efficient Queuing with SQS - All Things.

All Things Distributed

Improving the Cloud - More Efficient Queuing with SQS. All Things Distributed. Werner Vogels weblog on building scalable and robust distributed systems. By Werner Vogels on 08 November 2012 03:00 PM. Permalink. Comments (). The Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) is a highly scalable, reliable and elastic queuing service that just works.

Re-Architecting Cash and Digital Wallet Payments for India with Uber Engineering

Uber Engineering

Architecture Business Intelligence Cash Payment Digital Wallets Engineering ExploreIndia Mobile Payments Payments Efficiency Team Uber Uber Bangalore Uber India EngineeringUber is developing a payment platform for India that enables operations teams to more seamlessly collect and distribute cash and digital wallet payments to drivers.

More Manageable, Efficient Code Through 5S

Tim Kadlec

By using the system applied to coding, we can make our code more efficient and much easier to maintain. If you eliminate all of the items that are not necessary, you immediately have a workspace that is cleaner and thereby more efficient. ’ This step involves arranging resources in the most efficient way possible so that those resources are easy to access. Sometimes code turns ugly.

Back-to-Basics Weekend Reading - Join Processing in Relational.

All Things Distributed

It is very hard to implement the join operation efficiently as there any many unknowns in the execution of the operation. All Things Distributed. Werner Vogels weblog on building scalable and robust distributed systems. Back-to-Basics Weekend Reading - Join Processing in Relational Databases. By Werner Vogels on 12 April 2013 04:00 AM. Permalink. Comments (). Joins are one of the fundamental relational database query operations.

Sustainability versus Efficiency

The Agile Manager

In so doing, they're not focused on sustainability, they're focused on efficiency. Efficiency requires everything to stay the same. We luxuriate in the simplicity of holding everything else constant when we focus solely on efficiency. When we pursue efficiency, we're focused on where the business is right now. In efficiency-centric businesses, it’s not uncommon to find people doing substantially the same things that people were doing 10 years earlier.

How AI improves microservices testing automation

TechBeacon Testing

Organizations that adopt artificial intelligence (AI) in testing of microservices-based applications gain better accuracy, faster results, and greater operational efficiency.

Faster remainders when the divisor is a constant: beating compilers and libdivide

Daniel Lemire

In some instances, libdivide can even be more efficient than compilers because it uses an approach introduced by Robison (2005) where we not only use multiplications and shifts, but also an addition to avoid arithmetic overflows. There are far more efficient ways to do that, but here is the programming 101 approach in C: for ( uint32_t i = 0 ; i < N ; i + + ) {. Not all instructions on modern processors cost the same.

Selenium WebDriver and TestNG: Find Perfect Match for Automation Testing

DZone

Selenium automation testing increases the effectiveness and efficiency of the testers and allows them to leverage various benefits at the same time. Many organizations are adopting this favorite testing tool as it provides more accuracy and efficiency to them.

Moving HPC to the Cloud: A Guide for 2020

High Scalability

When coupled with the cloud, HPC is made more affordable, accessible, efficient and shareable. This is a guest post by Limor Maayan-Wainstein , a senior technical writer with 10 years of experience writing about cybersecurity, big data, cloud computing, web development, and more.

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Netflix Now Streaming AV1 on Android

The Netflix TechBlog

AV1 is a high performance, royalty-free video codec that provides 20% improved compression efficiency over our VP9† encodes. Our support for AV1 represents Netflix’s continued investment in delivering the most efficient and highest quality video streams. While our goal is to roll out AV1 on all of our platforms, we see a good fit for AV1’s compression efficiency in the mobile space where cellular networks can be unreliable, and our members have limited data plans.

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Netflix Now Streaming AV1 on Android

The Netflix TechBlog

AV1 is a high performance, royalty-free video codec that provides 20% improved compression efficiency over our VP9† encodes. Our support for AV1 represents Netflix’s continued investment in delivering the most efficient and highest quality video streams. While our goal is to roll out AV1 on all of our platforms, we see a good fit for AV1’s compression efficiency in the mobile space where cellular networks can be unreliable, and our members have limited data plans.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Container Monitoring

DZone

The widespread use of containers in DevOps allows dev teams to increase their efficiency in application development and enables them to bypass the barrier of different computing environments for their apps.

How to Select a Regression Testing Automation Tool for Web Applications?

DZone

Thankfully, you can improve efficiency, streamline workflows, reduce costs, and shorten the development cycle by automating regression testing. Regression testing is an essential component in a web application development cycle. However, it’s often a time-consuming and tedious task in the QA process. performance web application regression testing automation & technology solutions automation tools regression test automation technical testing

51 Best Tools for Small Businesses in 2020 (Free and Inexpensive)

DZone

In other words: automation is the key to efficiency. It is an exciting thing to start your small business or to work for one. However, working without modern tools at your disposal can render your performance to a slow halt. This post will highlight the best tools for small businesses that are free and not so costly. performance productivity and technology performance analysis productivity apps performance and monitoring tools