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What is low-code development? A Lego-like approach to building software

Drag-and-drop tools allow developers to assemble applications without the need for manual programming. Here's how companies such as Shell Downstream, 7-Eleven and John Hancock are putting low-code development to work.

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R tip: Write your own RStudio addins

This RStudio Addins tutorial shows step by step how to create an addin for the RStudio IDE

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R tip: Creating color-coded calendars

See how well you’re achieving daily goals with a color-coded calendar made in R

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7 things IT should be automating

Automation can reap efficiencies, reduce errors, and free up staff for higher-value tasks — especially when undertaken as part of a companywide strategic effort. Here’s where to start.

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15 IT resolutions for 2019

Tech teams need to lose the grunt work, go on a dev diet, and exercise more strategic thinking.

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5 ways to expand your market for coding talent

Sometimes coder supply doesn’t meet your project demands. Here’s how to reconcile company needs with the coding skills today’s applicants really have.

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R tip: Addins and keyboard shortcuts

Discover an easy way to use key-value pairs in R

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5 reasons DevOps initiatives fail

DevOps is becoming a go-to approach to delivering customer value, but too many initiatives are failing, thanks to an overemphasis on tech and an inability to facilitate change, experts say.

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Carrefour modernizes food traceability with blockchain

Blockchain is helping the supermarket chain track the provenance of its food products, but knowing your supply chain inside out is the key to making the most of the technology.

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The high returns of low-code development tools

By accelerating app delivery and reducing development workloads, low-code tools are emerging as a key strategy for supporting business transformation.

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R tip: Quick lookup tables with named vectors

Learn an easy method to use key-value pairs in R

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What is an automation engineer? A growing role to address IT automation

Companies are starting to automate business, IT and development processes, and they’re looking for IT automation engineers to help develop, test and implement automation technology.

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R tip: Keep passwords and tokens secure with the keyring package

Learn how to store credentials in an encrypted, secure keyring within R

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R tip: Sparklines in HTML tables

Learn how to add sparklines to HTML tables in R with the DT and sparkline packages

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R tip: Quick Interactive Tables

See how to create an interactive HTML table with one line of code. Plus, plenty of customizations

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R tip: Drag-and-drop ggplot

See how the new graphical user interface for ggplot2 works, thanks to the esquisse R package

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Agile KPIs: How to measure agile success

Measuring success of agile efforts can be complex. The key is to emphasize value once you’ve established organizational trust.

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The dark side of DevOps: Forewarned is forearmed

Ideal scenarios rarely play out in real life, and DevOps is no different. Learn how implementing this software development philosophy can flop—and how to avoid disaster.

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