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How to Create a Software Development Project Plan Most software projects start with high expectations. But things often go awry during production and projects fail to get off the ground. While you can’t always prevent a project from going off the rails, you can...
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What Is an OKR? An Introductory Walkthrough With Examples OKRs are one of those things that get thrown around in company chats to get people excited. Yet, when everyone gets the hang of them, things truly get interesting. OKR stands for “objectives and key results,”...
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What Is the ELK Stack? Robust logging and log management is a nonnegotiable requirement in any serious system. If you operate applications in production or during the dev environment, you need information about what’s happening collected at scale. You also need to...
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Using Kotlin RecyclerView: The Essential Handbook RecyclerView is a ViewGroup ideal for displaying dynamic data. An example of such dynamic data is a list of weather forecasts for multiple days. Each item on the list can have properties like the date, temperature, and...
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We’ve got a long digest this week! What Is Structured Logging and How to Use It First, to learn what structured logging is, you must take a step back and understand what exactly is unstructured logging. With unstructured logging, events are expressed in plain...
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SSH into a Docker Container? How to Execute Your Commands If you’re reading this, you’re probably just getting your head around this Docker thing. So we’re going to take a bold guess here and bet that, until recently, your local dev environment involved...
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When, Why, and How to Normalize Data In many cases, insights are hiding right below the surface. Oftentimes this is due to underlying database errors. Data typically funnels in from multiple systems and endpoints with varying structures and forms. This makes it hard...
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The Best Test Data Management (TDM) Tools in 2021 Test data management (TDM) is a term coined by quality assurance experts (QAs) in reference to tasks and processes around software testing. Since data is part of the phrase, it’s easy to myopically refer to test data...