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From Optimization to Prescriptive Analytics

Summary:  True prescriptive analytics requires the use of real optimization techniques that very few applications actually use.  Here’s a refresher on optimization with examples of where and how they’re best used.   Predictive analytics and optimization have gone hand...

Q&A on Cloud Discovery Tool for Multi-Cloud Environments

Cloud Discovery is an open-source tool from Twistlock that connects to cloud providers and gets an inventory of all the various infrastructure resources deployed. Cloud Discovery gathers and reports resources' metadata in an aggregated way. With Cloud Discovery users...

Effective Mob Programming Patterns

Lisa Hocke, a tester at FlexiBus who also blogs on testing, recently spoke at the Testing United conference in Bratislava about how she helped shape a collaborative environment with a "whole-team-approach" to testing, partly through the use of mob-programming. Hocke...

Fitness Functions to Ensure Architectural Goals Are Met

With fitness function-driven development it is possible to write tests that measure a system’s alignment with architectural goals, similarly to how we use test-driven development (TDD) to verify that features conform to desired business outcome, Paula Paul and...