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Google worked with the U.S. Geological Survey, NASA, and TIME magazine to compile and release more than thirty years’ worth of images of Earth taken from space—using Google Earth Engine technology—into an interactive time-lapse experience.
Not every office is going to be the perfect environment for everyone, but there are certain factors that encourage people to feel inspired and respected. Are you creating a healthy environment for your teams? It's really not as difficult as you might think.
There are service dashboards that track larger APIs, such as those for Google, Amazon, and Dropbox. But Zapier, a startup that integrates APIs and online services, is sharing its status board for nearly 200 online services, with millions of API requests performed a month—a big help for developers.
In the agile community there is a movement called “no estimates”—where people are challenging the value and validity of estimating the work required to develop software. Scott Sehlhorst looks at the different perspectives of those who challenge estimation.
Bugs that peek out during a window of vulnerability can make us think we’ve been outsmarted. But in their sleuthing bag testers have a powerful tool that can surface such issues: state modeling. Bonnie Bailey describes how to ask the right questions and observe language to find state transitions.
Companies seem to agree that cloud computing is the way things are going, but they are using different strategies to get there. Amazon is the largest cloud service, with Google's new announcements giving the giant a run for its money. But a SAP model—that may or may not be a cloud—is emerging.
This story, sponsored by CollabNet, outlines why leading organizations have moved measurement and reporting to the forefront of their engineering and release processes. It provides an overview about best practices for reporting infrastructure choices, as exemplified by CollabNet TeamForge.
We all have mannerisms: things we say or do that are harmless but that might annoy others. These could be physical mannerisms such as cracking your knuckles, adjusting your glasses, or twisting your hair, or vocal mannerisms, such as "like," "um," or "uh." How can you avoid these silly affectations?
It's not surprising that airports are feeling at home in the cloud. With cloud computing's ability to provide fast access to data across multiple platforms while meeting business needs by reducing costs, airports are beginning the shift in order to benefit their customers and their budgets.
In the days before social networking was widely used, connecting with end-users wasn’t a very feasible and easy process. Rajini Padmanaban looks at what it means to be connected and engaged with end-users given the prevalence of social media.