What’s the real point of being a dev? It’s saving management from themselves – el-Reg

Insubordination in the face of impossible fads

So who’ll be there to save the management from themselves in the cloud and outsourcing era, when the last BOFH has gone home? Companies have already denuded themselves of a lot of shop-floor common sense. I presume soon the IT management will then be able to do whatever it wants – lining their CVs with fads. There’ll be no one to save them from themselves at all.

Source: What’s the real point of being a dev? It’s saving management from themselves

 

Ed: LOL, we will see won’t we 🙂

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Does Your Organization Need a DevOps Architect? – DZone DevOps

What exactly is a DevOps architect? Learn the skill set of this type of professional, the role they fill in companies, and what specific skills are in demand.

Source: Does Your Organization Need a DevOps Architect? – DZone DevOps

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Breaking Down 42 IaaS Providers – DZone Cloud

From AWS to Azure to GCE and many smaller companies, see which IaaS provider has the right features for you and how their pricing models work.

Source: Breaking Down 42 IaaS Providers – DZone Cloud

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This New Way to Think About Burnout Changed My Life

I recently learned from author and podcast host Jocelyn K. Glei that avoiding burnout is about more than just taking a vacation—it’s about pacing yourself.

 

 

Source: This New Way to Think About Burnout Changed My Life

 

Ed:  This!

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Weekly roundup: 3 ways to bring your remote team together – RescueTime Blog

Many successful remote teams have generously shared how they overcome this problem. If you’re working in a remote team, try these three approaches to bring your employees together.

Source: Weekly roundup: 3 ways to bring your remote team together – RescueTime Blog

 

Ed: I really like this…

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Changes in Password Best Practices – Schneier on Security

NIST recently published its four-volume SP800-63-3 Digital Identity Guidelines. Among other things, it makes three important suggestions when it comes to passwords:

  1. Stop it with the annoying password complexity rules. They make passwords harder to remember. They increase errors because artificially complex passwords are harder to type in. And they don’t help that much. It’s better to allow people to use pass phrases.
  2. Stop it with password expiration. That was an old idea for an old way we used computers. Today, don’t make people change their passwords unless there’s indication of compromise.
  3. Let people use password managers. This is how we deal with all the passwords we need.

These password rules were failed attempts to fix the user. Better we fix the security systems.

 

Source: Changes in Password Best Practices – Schneier on Security

 

Ed: Well i never!  who would have thunk it?  The gov has finally caught up with what we all were thinking for years…

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Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2017

Get insights on the world’s developers from the largest and most comprehensive survey ever. Demographics. Technologies. Salaries. Career satisfaction.

Source: Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2017

Ed: Interesting stuff.

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4 Common User Story Mistakes and How to Avoid Them – DZone Agile

We explore some common mistakes that can occur when drafting user stories, and how to fix these mistakes so you can better help your Scrum team.

1. The User Story Defines the “How”

2. An Unclear “User”

3. The “So That…” Portion Features Requirements, Not Value

4. Broad User Stories

Source: 4 Common User Story Mistakes and How to Avoid Them – DZone Agile

 

Ed: Great tips.  We did something very similar at the Fujitsu FDE conference in 2017, with the Fujitsu Activ8 team.

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My Language Will Overtake Yours – DZone Agile

All in all, I believe that language comparison is no longer relevant. The industry has evolved a lot and the applications that we develop are largely different than the ones we used to develop in the past. In the past, we used to develop console applications and it made sense to compare syntax and extra features. Nowadays, we develop large-scale applications in clustered environments employing various architectures and we need more than just a language to tackle these problems.

Source: My Language Will Overtake Yours – DZone Agile

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AWX Version 1.0.1 Released

Howdy folks, I’m please to announce the 1.0.1 release/tag

Some brief release notes since the 1.0.0 release at Ansiblefest:
* Official images have now been released on DockerHub and the installer will use these instead of forcing you to build the image yourself
* Mattermost added as a notification option (https://github.com/ansible/awx/pull/103) (thanks ragingpastry!)
* Improve support for proxies during image build and system proxy support (https://github.com/ansible/awx/pull/154) (thanks snahelou!)
* Installer now also pulls the latest version of Ansible from the official ansible repos
* Improvements to how we index and show available inventory files from a project (https://github.com/ansible/awx/pull/199)
* Much fixing of bugs!

Source: AWX Version 1.0.1 Released – Google Groups

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