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Do more with data: Introducing new apps for Confluence (Wed, 15 Aug 2018)
You may think Confluence is only for creating written content, like reports, memos, and documentation. But, with the help of Atlassian Marketplace apps, Confluence can also help you manage large amounts of data on how your customers are engaging with your brand or on the work your employees are doing. 
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Are managers really as horrible as you think? (Wed, 15 Aug 2018)
There's a real difference between "leading" and "managing". Understand it, and you'll have a good shot at excelling in either role.
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Top tips from great incident response teams (Wed, 15 Aug 2018)
Learn how support, operations, and development teams like Mixpanel, Front, and Grand Rounds come together for great incident response.
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A Priority Queue Based on Message Priority and Time Elapsed (Thu, 16 Aug 2018)
Problem: The aim is to design a custom queue that will pop out a message with the highest priority. Each input message has an already assigned priority value, although this isn’t a fixed value. The priority of each message is incremented after a fixed amount of time has passed. Solution: Let's assume that there are a total of 5 different priority levels. 1 to 5, with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest. For every 10 minutes a message spends inside the queue, the priority is bumped up by 1 unit. The maximum priority value that can be assigned is 5. In case two elements have the same priority, the messages that have spent the longest in the queue should be popped out first.
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Effectively Sealed Classes in Java (Thu, 16 Aug 2018)
Java is missing various “hot” features from languages like Scala or Kotlin, but luckily some of them can be recreated using existing features — sealed hierarchies are one of these. In this short article, we’ll see how to achieve the “sealed” effect by playing around with Java.
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On SHARE, Change, and Mainframe Culture: An Interview With Reg Harbeck (Thu, 16 Aug 2018)
There's a lot that goes on behind the scenes of an organization as large as SHARE. It takes an abundance of volunteerism, passion, and commitment to ensure its semiannual mainframe-dedicated conference is a success. Reg Harbeck is one of those extraordinary humans behind the scenes. Having been involved with SHARE for over two decades, he has worked on multiple projects for the organization, from security to zNextGen, and served as a board member. But he's also at the forefront of the SHARE community as a frequent presenter at the conferences, often leveraging his sessions to advocate for delving into and understanding the many facets of our changing mainframe culture.
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Rant: There Is No NoSQL Data Storage Engine (Thu, 16 Aug 2018)
Do I need relational or NoSQL? How does NoSQL help me scale?
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DevOps Cafe Podcast

DevOps Cafe Ep 79 - Guests: Joseph Jacks and Ben Kehoe (Mon, 13 Aug 2018)
Triggered by Google Next 2018, John and Damon chat with Joseph Jacks (stealth startup) and Ben Kehoe (iRobot) about their public disagreements — and agreements — about Kubernetes and Serverless. 
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DevOps Cafe Ep 78 - Guest: J. Paul Reed (Mon, 23 Jul 2018)
John and Damon chat with J.Paul Reed (Release Engineering Approaches) about the field of Systems Safety and Human Factors that studies why accidents happen and how to minimize the occurrence and impact. Show notes at
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DevOps Cafe Ep. 77 - Damon interviews John (Wed, 20 Jun 2018)
A new season of DevOps Cafe is here. The topic of this episode is "DevSecOps." Damon interviews John about what this term means, why it matters now, and the overall state of security.  Show notes at
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