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InfoQ: Software Development News, Videos & Books

InfoQ: Software Development News, Videos & Books
Robert Benefield on Business and Operations Collaboration Robert Benefield explains the importance of business and operations understanding each other better and how they can kickstart that understanding through collaboration. He talks about the need to find meaningful metrics for business. He discusses how methodologies for operations (ITIL, COBIT) and development (Scrum, Kanban) differ and what can be learned from both.

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Data Platform Not only open-source, but built in the open. HDP demonstrates our commitment to growing Hadoop and it’s sub-projects with the community and completely in the open. HDP is assembled entirely of projects built through the Apache Software Foundation. How is this different from open-source, and why is it so important? Proprietary Hadoop extensions can be made open-source simply by publishing to github. But compatability issues will creep in, and as the extensions diverge from the trunk, so too does reliance on the extension’s vendor. 7 Habits I Wish Every (Junior) Programmer Should Have 7 Habits I Wish Every (Junior) Programmer Should Have Over the last 11 years as a programmer, I have made some habits that have helped me in my day to day work. In the process, these habits have successfully translated into productivity and they have made me more organized.I consider these as essential habits that every programmer should have, but I find them missing especially in junior developers. In my case, I was fortunate enough to be mentored by my seniors, who taught me these basic stuff. In this blog, I will share 7 habits that must be inculcated to become an effective programmer.

Free Books A lot of people keep asking about a good list of programming books. Hence, we are building this list to save your time and to spread the knowledge. Some of these books will definitely help us to evolve our coding skills and thought processes for developing better solutions. Expresso Typo-Cube This is a new dynamic typographic intro project, made with After Effects CS4 . It can be used for your advertising, presentations, slogan and anything else you can imagine. There are nine placeholder for texts (sentences) and 2 for logos. Just put your logo, type texts (change colors if you want) and you’ll be ready to render! Main features: Full HD native resolution (1920×1080).

Latest As I mentioned in my previous post, our collaboration with the Sabeti Lab is aimed at creating new visual exploration tools to help researchers, doctors, and clinicians discover patterns and associations in large health and epidemiological datasets. These tools will be the first step in a hypothesis-generation process, combining intuition from expert users with visualization techniques and automated algorithms, allowing users to quickly test hypothesis that are “suggested” by the data itself. Researchers and doctors have a deep familiarity with their data and often can tell immediately when a new pattern is potentially interesting or simply the result of noise. Visualization techniques will help articulate their knowledge to a wider audience. This time around I will describe a quantitative measure of statistical independence called mutual information, which is used to rank associations in the data. -log 1/1000 = log 1000 = 6.9

Junior Frontend Development weekly link sharing #8 - Mr Frontend Blog This week Frontend Development weekly link sharing we have a couple off worthy links for you to check out and to learn from. We have links with Desgin, JavaScript, WordPress, Junior Developer Tips, NodeJS and CSS. This list based upon the sharing of the whole community this week! We hope you like it! Design Sketch App Sources – Free design resources – Icons, UI Kits, Wireframes, iOS, Android Templates and Plugins for Sketch AppSketch App Sources is the largest collection of icons, ui kits, wireframes, and free design resources for Sketch App.

Infographic Of The Day: Bloomberg And Frog Turn Raw Data Into Branding Bloomberg is a sprawling, multi billion-dollar enterprise, which creates a distinct problem if you’re trying to explain what the company actually does. They do lots of things, ranging from law research to sports research for team managers to, of course, stock-market data crunching. "Many people have a single association with Bloomberg, as a wire service or a market-data provider," says Jen Walsh, Bloomberg’s head of digital marketing. "We wanted our website to shine a light on other aspects of the business." Walsh sounds like she’s describing a typical corporate homepage, but she tapped frog to create something altogether different: A vast, infinitely scrolling wall of real-time data. The idea is that Bloomberg, in all of its businesses, provides data and information.

Inside the Fall of SunEdison, Once a Darling of the Clean-Energy World Last June, two dozen SunEdison Inc. SUNE -36.76 % senior managers gathered at the Park Hyatt near Paris’s Place Vendôme to hear a forecast from Chief Executive Ahmad Chatila. By 2020, he said, the renewable-energy startup would be worth more than $350 billion. Some day it would be as big as Apple or Google. The bravado was vintage Chatila, but the fuel came straight from Wall Street. Born out of financial engineering that supercharged its growth, SunEdison had taken advantage of low interest rates and a flood of hedge-fund cash to transform itself into a darling of the clean-energy world.

An Annual Report on One Man's Life Nick Bilton/The New York TimesNicholas Felton and his 2008 annual report. At the end of 2005, Nicholas Felton decided to publish a report that would chronicle his life over the previous year. He looked through his music archives to see how many songs he had listened to. He checked his airline ticket stubs to see how many miles he had flown. He aggregated the number of books read and photos taken. Why and How I Get Up At 4:30 – Greg Baugues The moment the alarm goes off is the first test; it sets the tone for the rest of the day. The test is not a complex one: when the alarm goes off, do you get up out of bed, or do you lie there in comfort and fall back asleep? -Jocko Willink in Extreme Ownership I’ve never been a morning person. For the first thirty-odd years of my life, it felt damn near impossible to wake up before 9:00. But, for the last few months I’ve been getting up at 4:30.

Working with content types and fields (Drupal 7 and later) In Drupal, a Content Type is a pre-defined collection of data types (Fields) which relate to one another by an informational context. In this sense, "context" means "parts that should be considered as a correlated whole." Content Types define default fields for editors to add content on a Drupal site and are the building blocks for structured authoring and content.

38 Life Lessons from 38 Years on the Planet — Life Learning 38 Life Lessons from 38 Years on the Planet Every year I write a list of lessons learned for every year I’ve been on the planet. These are the ones that have stood out to me over the last year.

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