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Why we love metrics

This company has had its share of IT death marches, so it launches a big effort to improve estimating and project delivery. The key: detailed metrics for IT project time.


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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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R tip: Reshape data with tidyr

See how the tidyr R package’s gather and spread functions work. Plus a bonus look at labeling in ggplot2

It's never too soon to start planning for Y10K

Pilot fish gets an email from his credit card bank that catches his eye right away -- and not just because it wants him to take action about "the info on your account."

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Apple is the future of enterprise IT, Salesforce deal confirms

Apple’s deal with Salesforce is profoundly important in terms of the company’s continued push into enterprise IT.

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R tip: Schedule R scripts on a Mac

Learn how to run R scripts from the Mac command line. Then, see how to schedule R scripts with cron jobs and the cronR package.

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Craig McLuckie and Joe Beda, creators of Kubernetes | True Technologist Ep 4

In this episode of True Technologist, the inventors of the open source project Kubernetes, Craig McLuckie and Joe Beda, talk about the technology's benefits in the enterprise

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Apple’s subscription push is a lesson for every enterprise

When Apple says it is time to develop services and subscription-based revenues, enterprises in every industry should probably listen.

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Joel Spolsky, co-founder of Stack Overflow, on the future of software development | True Technologist Ep 3

In this episode of True Technologist, Stack Overflow CEO Joel Spolsky, who authors a software development blog and created the project management software Trello, talks with host Eric Knorr about the agile methodology, DevOps and the...

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R tip: R Markdown tutorial

In this 10th episode of Do More with R, learn how to create HTML, Word docs, PowerPoint presentations, and more that combine text, graphics, and R code

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R tip: Access nested list items with purrr

In this ninth episode of Do More with R, learn how to easily access and modify nested list items with the purrr package’s modify_depth function

Throwback Thursday: Can we set up a meeting about that?

This insurance company is updating its claims-processing software, and the entire 30-person IT department is working on it -- but all eyes are on the lead programmer.

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Here's what two executive surveys revealed about blockchain adoption

While some expressed trepidation around regulatory uncertainty and a lack of standards, a large portion of enterprise executives said their companies are well on their way to deploying blockchain to enable new efficiencies.

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How to deliver code faster with CI/CD

This 3-minute video explains how to use continuous integration and continuous development to deliver apps faster and with higher quality

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R tip: Animations in R

In this eighth episode of Do More with R, learn how to animate data over time with R and the gganimate and ggplot2 packages.

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What Vitalik Buterin’s tweetstorm means for the future Ethereum blockchain

In an effort to explain what will be a major upgrade to the Ethereum blockchain that will include a Proof of Stake mechanism and sharding system, its founder meticulously detailed the history of development efforts and where those...

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SAP pilots blockchain-based supply chain tracker

SAP has created a consortium of business partners to help it craft applications for a cloud-based blockchain platform that can track goods from creation to shipment to manufacturer as part of an automated supply chain system.

Just think of 6 a.m. as Beta Time

Mainframe programmer working for a large defense contractor finds a way to become a lot more efficient: arrive at work at 6 a.m. At least that's how it MOSTLY works...

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JavaScript creator Brendan Eich, on the genesis of the popular programming language | True Technologist Ep 1

In this episode of True Technologist, Brendan Eich, creator of the JavaScript language and cofounder of Mozilla, describes the hectic and challenging early days of bringing JavaScript to market, as well as his new company, Brave...

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