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Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment. A good development workflow will bring out the best in a good developer and the exceptional among the great.
On the other hand a bad workflow will rob them of their productivity. Hence it is extremely critical for every team to put together a good development workflow. The two best practices that have received a lot of attention over the last few years are continuous integration and continuous deployment. Google’s December 2020 Core Update is Here. Every day, Google releases one or more updates designed to improve search results which aren’t so noticeable.
There are also updates done several times a year which bring in widely notable effects. Such broad core updates are confirmed beforehand and are designed to guarantee that relevant and authoritative content is available to searchers. With each broad core updates, some websites might experience drops or gains. These updates can also have a significant impact on Google Discover. The sites that note drops will be searching for a remedy. With this in mind, Google has confirmed its latest core algorithm update, the December Core update. Core Updates & Reassessing Content As with any update announcement, the immediate response of the SEO community is anxiety and panic.
Contrary to many SEOs and website owners’ fears the core update is about how the Google algorithm assesses content. An Introduction to Configuration Management Tools. On a larger context, configuration management (CM) deals with the process of ensuring that a system performs in a desired, consistent state as changes are made over time.
Although the idea did not originate in the IT industry, the term generally refers to server configuration management. Automation has a major role to play in server configuration management. It is used to aid the server reach a desirable state, defined earlier by provisioning scripts by utilizing a tools distinct language and features. As a matter of fact, automation is the core of configuration management of servers and therefore it is common to refer configuration management tools as Automation Tools or IT Automation Tools.
How to Leverage Google My Business in the COVID World. With the pandemic throwing open an array of challenges for small businesses, having an online presence has become increasingly significant.
Google My Business (GMB) is a free tool that support business owners in managing their online presence across the Google search engine and its portfolio of applications such as Search and Maps. Creating a Business Profile on Google allows potential customers to find your business on both Search and on Maps. This includes specific information like address, business hours, category and reviews.
Demystifying MongoDB. Database are at the core of almost all internet and enterprise applications.
The need for scale and faster application development has brought in a new generation of databases loosely termed as NoSQL databases. These are in non-tabular format and save data in a different format compared to relational database whereas relational database saves data in rows and columns organized into tables or sheets. Often developers encounter certain conceptual and technical difficulties with relational database when it is served with an application or multiple applications written in an object-oriented programming language or style.
Cloud Wars: AWS vs. Azure. Cloud computing is radically altering the way business manage data.
Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of IT resources over the internet, with pay per use pricing. This saves millions of dollars for companies in investment in buying, owning, and maintaining physical data centers and servers. Organizations of all type, size, and industry are using the cloud for an array of use cases such as data backup, disaster recovery, email, virtual desktops, software development and testing, big data analytics, and customer facing web applications. Cloud computing market is led by Amazon AWS followed by Microsoft’s Azure. Largest Contentful Paint. According to Google, the Largest Contentful Paint or LCP is the user-centric metric for measuring perceived load speed because it marks the point in the page load timeline when the page content has likely loaded.
The LCP metric identifies the largest content element visible within the viewport and anything that lies beyond the screen does not count. The largest content element can vary from site to site and can be anything from images, video poster images, background images, or block-level text elements like paragraph tags. Understanding Google Core Web Vitals. For quite some time Google has been pushing user experience as an important metric in ranking websites on its search engine.
But with a multitude of metrics and tools, understanding the truth behind the quality of user experience that is delivered becomes challenging. Web Vitals is a new initiative by the search giant to help sites understand the core metrics that are essential to delivering a great user experience on the web. The core Web Vitals is being introduced in conjunction with the existing user experience signals. Azure Data Bricks: A Brief Introduction. Azure Databricks is a fast-growing and widely used AI and data service on Azure.
Over two exabytes per month of data are processed, on Azure Databricks, with millions of server-hours spinning up every day. But before discussing Azure Databricks, we should mention Apache Spark- the open-source, big data framework. For many years Apache Spark has been the platform of choice for building predictive analytics, AI, and real-time applications. It provided an extremely rapid cluster computing technology, designed for fast computation within a scalable, massively parallel, in-memory execution environment. But with advantages also came in challenges like-complex deployment, resource management, and scalability. Enter Databricks. Azure Databricks brings out the best of both Databricks and Azure. How to Learn Top AI Technologies for Free. There has been excitement around Artificial Intelligence for quite some time.
It is transforming multiple industries giving new opportunities to companies, govt, countries world over. According to Stanford researcher Andrew Ng, AI is the next electricity and it is transforming the same way as electricity transformed our industries, the way we work, and the way we carry out our lives a hundred years ago. An Introduction to Azure HDInsight. Apache Hadoop is an open-source, fast, and scalable framework that manages and processes exceptionally large volumes of data. We have already discussed Apache Hadoop and Hadoop ecosystem in detail in a previous blog. Hadoop is used by data scientists for offline or batch processing. The framework can be scaled up by adding nodes in the cluster. Enterprises who are already into Big Data analytics and have used Hadoop face some significant challenges like Changing Data Characteristics: Every two or three years the nature and volume of data are growing exponentially.
This is where Azure HDInsight comes into the picture. HDInsight offers Spark, Hadoop, Spark, Hive, LLAP, Kafka, Storm, R, and many more open-source frameworks to build big data applications. Top 6 Linux Distro for Developers. Linux operating system unlike any other commercial operating system that is managed, distributed, and supported by a single company, is free to distribute and use. This has led to an environment where numerous companies, organizations, and individuals have built their own specific version of the Linux operating system.
These distributions available in the public domain are known as distributions. Generally, distributions are built to serve a specific series of concerns. Like the versions of Linux that were to be installed on servers with heavy traffic expectations like web servers. There are several distributions of Linux developed to be used in networks that emphasize security, where critical information should be accessed only by a select few. As a matter of fact, Linux is at the core of several advanced Firewalls. Linux also shows up on many embedded devices, like routers, switches, smartphones, GPS systems, among others. Retention Marketing: More Relevant Now Than Ever. It is common business knowledge that acquiring a new customer is five times more expensive than retaining an existing customer.
With the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent economic lockdown, customers are tightening their purses and deliberating and debating how and where they should spend their money. This would make it nearly impossible for businesses to recruit first-time buyers and hence should give even more serious attention to customer retention to keep the money flowing. There are many retention strategies to retain loyal customers, especially during an economic slowdown. Spark vs. Hadoop MapReduce: Which Big Data Framework to Choose. Choosing the most suitable one is a challenge when several big data frameworks are available in the market. The traditional approach of comparing the strength and weaknesses of each platform is to be of less help, as businesses should consider each framework with their needs in mind. Here we are attempting to answer a pressing issue: which to choose-Hadoop MapReduce or Spark.
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Simply put it says that 80% of results will come from just 20% of the action. Integrated Marketing Report Tracker. Integrated marketing might come across as a simple concept at first glance: it means consolidating your various marketing efforts into a single coordinated whole. All You Need To Know About Google’s BERT Algorithm Update 2019.
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