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What is a Scrum master? A key role for project success

With agile fast becoming standard practice at most companies, scrum masters are in great demand. Here is a look at the Scrum Master role, relevant certifications, expected salaries and career opportunities.

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What's next for blockchain technology? | TECH(talk)

Over the past few years, blockchain has grown and evolved as it’s been rolled out in a variety of industries. It looks like 2019 will be the year blockchain gets even more enmeshed in financial services and FinTech. Computerworld’s...

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11 leadership practices that could sink your software project

Software development outcomes can be foiled by any number of ‘antipatterns’: management practices that seem sound in theory but rarely pay off when zealously adhered to.

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4 keys to assembling a successful agile team

Agile teams are only as effective as their members. These core factors and key questions will help you select and develop the best.

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Run Python in R code

While R is a useful language, Python is also great for data science and general-purpose computing. See how to run Python code within an R script and pass data between Python and R

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Making the shift to microservices: 8 tips

The move to microservices represents a sea change in application development. Here’s how to unpack the complexity of such a big shift.

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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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