Angular 8 – It’s all about Ivy

Angular 8 – It’s all about Ivy It’s June 2019 and here we are again talking about the latest update to Angular. Version 8, which was released in late May, has advanced past beta and is now fully released. Although a major version update, version 8 doesn’t contain too many changes from 7. The most …

Regression Testing, Automated vs Manual

Regression Testing, Automated vs Manual   There are many misconceptions surrounding the interactions between the development, manual testing and automated testing groups including where automation resources fit into the development cycle and the timing surrounding completion of the deliverables they provide. Frequently the automation team is put into the same slots and their deliverables are …

Servant Leader

Are you a Servant Leader? A few questions for the selfless Scrum Master   Did you happen to see the recent story about Nicolas Petit, an Iditarod musher who had a 5-hour lead on the field when his dogs suddenly quit on him?  As the story goes, the problem started when one of the dogs …

NoSQL Solutions

NoSQL Solutions There are several NoSQL solutions available. In this blog, we will see Elastic Search, Cassandra, MongoDB and Hive in brief what they support and their limitations. NoSQL solutions are a choice to solve problems which are hard or not possible to solve using Relational Databases. One of the main issues is the scalability. …

5 Critical Capabilities of Great Consultants

I’ve worked in consulting for a significant stretch of time (about 15 of my 20+ years) working for some of the largest global system integrators all the way down to being independent and nearly everything in between. I’ve discovered that there are some capabilities that are absolutely critical for success. 1 – Communication No-brainer? Nope. …

A Body In Motion, and Lessons Learned

When I was fifteen years old, I had a jarring experience with a moving vehicle. That encounter illustrated something I previously hadn’t understood about learning, something I continue to apply today. Let me explain. The Bus Stop We Just Passed About a year earlier, during my first year in high school in Cairo, Egypt, I …

Being a Leader Among Bosses

The Leadership Question: We’ve all heard it many times. Experts urging people to be leaders, not bosses. For many people, both words seem to hold the same meaning. So here is the critical question. What makes a leader different – and better – than a boss? My Experience: I was working in retail during college …

What is Machine Learning?

Machine Learning, the future is here… Being a science fiction freak, in the past when I heard AI (Artificial Intelligence), I thought about Skynet and robots offing humans to take over the world. Back then I would ask myself, do we want machines to make decisions for us and run our everyday lives? Especially ones …

A New Age Data Catalog

We live in a new era where “Googling” has become a commonly used practice available at our disposal to find almost any information we desire. In this new era of exponential growth in data, enterprises have a need for “Googling Data Assets.” A recent set of data catalog tools with built-in capabilities have been developed …

First Steps in Automation Testing

If you’re trying to decide whether automation is a fad or a necessity, or if it represents a cost or an investment, let me tell you that it is something in the middle. The answer will depend on having the right or the wrong approach. To get a better understanding, let’s look at the following …
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