The Convergence of Scrum and Devops

“Software is eating the world” – quote by Andreessen, Marc.

Software is pervasive; it influences every aspect of our modern world. It enables organizations to deliver better products, faster and with higher quality. It enables organizations to create new, smarter products that deliver better customer outcomes. It also enables organizations to better understand user needs to become better at delivering better outcomes. Software is also the source of disruption. The formula is simple, yet hard to embrace: organizations that harness the power of software master rapid empiricism, the ability to quickly form hypotheses, try them, gather and analyze the results of these experiments, and use the information to improve.

This paper looks at how modern IT operates and how the different parts of the organization can work together to deliver working software with greater agility. This paper addresses some of the myths about Scrum and DevOps while focusing on how the entire organization responsible for the delivery of software based products to market come together to meet a single goal: Delivering Value.

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E-book : Microsoft Platform and Tools for Mobile App Development

Mobile Application

Understanding and creating a mobile app development strategy is an important process for today’s development decision-makers opening up new business opportunities or empowering employees to be more productive with new capabilities. Microsoft defines an end-to-end platform for the agile creation of mobile apps that can target any platform (iOS, Android, or Windows), provides easy consumption of services in the cloud or on-premises, spans the requirements for consumer or employee scenarios, offers development teams DevOps tools to improve quality and to achieve faster time to market, and allows for integration with existing enterprise systems.

This ebook outlines that end-to-end platform for organizations selecting technologies and tools for a mobile application development platform and for rapid mobile application development. It also describes the core decision factors that organizations should consider, and it outlines the technical capabilities available within Microsoft solutions and products.

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The Electric Vehicle Race, Who’s Winning

Electric Car

Automakers and suppliers of automotive technology are making big moves toward transforming the very nature of vehicles and the amount of fuel they consume. Electric vehicles and self-driving cars are gaining strong support from investors, venture partners, government officials, shareholders, and customers.

Almost 50 new pure electric-car models will come to market globally between now and 2022, including vehicles from Daimler AG and Volkswagen Ag. General Motors Co, raised the stakes recently by pledging to sell 20 all-electric vehicles by 2023, including launching two new EVs in the next 18 months. Even British inventor James Dyson is getting into the game, announcing last month that he’s investing two billion pounds (US$2.7 billion) to develop an electric car and the batteries to power it.

But how close are we to seeing these electrified, autonomous, advanced vehicles on our roads! Carmakers have embraced ambitious electric vehicle targets, and autonomous vehicles are expected to take a step forward next year in an instrumental U.S market. Continue reading “The Electric Vehicle Race, Who’s Winning”

What is ‘CAR – Ts’ Kymriah, a cancer hunters do?

Cancer
Kymriah
Kymriah involves reintroducing modified T-cells into the patient to act as cancer hunters, targeting and killing specific tumor cells. (Credit: Andreus / Depositphotos)

“There’s fear that goes through you when you’re told you’ve cancer. It’s so hard in the beginning to think about anything but your diagnosis. It’s the first thing you think about every morning. I want people with cancer to know it does get better. Talking about your cancer helps you deal with all of the new emotions you’re feeling. Remember, it’s normal to get upset.” – Delores, a cancer survivor.

What is cancer?  Cancer starts when cells in the body begin to grow out ofcontrol and crowd out normal cells. This makes it hard for the body to work the way it should. Cancer can be treated very well for many people. In fact, more people than ever before lead full lives after cancer treatment.

There’re many types of cancer. It’s not just one disease. Cancer can start in the lungs, the breast, the colon, or even in the blood. Cancers are alike in some ways, but they’re different in the ways they grow and spread. Some cancers grow and spread very fast, others grow more slowly. Most cancers form a lump called tumor or a growth. But not all lumps are cancer. Lumps that aren’t cancer are called benign and lumps are cancer called malignant. However, there’re some cancers, like leukemia (cancer of the blood), they don’t form tumors. They grow in the blood cells or other cells of the body. Most common cancers can be treated by surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. But, blood cancers like leukemia are best treated with drugs. Continue reading “What is ‘CAR – Ts’ Kymriah, a cancer hunters do?”

E-Book : Microsoft System Center Building a Virtualized Network Solution

Microsoft system center

Part of a series of specialized guides on Microsoft System Center, this book is specifically designed for architects and cloud fabric administrators who want to understand what decisions to make during the design process and the implications of those decisions, what constitutes best practice, and, ultimately, what to do to build out a virtualized network solution that meets today’s business requirements while also providing a platform for future growth and expansion. This second edition includes coverage of the Hyper-V Network Virtualization gateway, designing a solution that extends an on-premises virtualized network solution to an external (hosted) environment, details of how to troubleshoot and diagnose some of the key connectivity challenges, and a look at the Cloud Platform System (CPS) and some of the key considerations that went into designing and building the network architecture and solution for that environment.

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