We’ve officially fallen back an hour, and now it feels like we’re spending our evenings in the dark. But even so, you don’t have to spend your evenings alone; we’re here with some new posts from our authors to keep you company. Read more below.

Incorporating Test Data / Data Compliance in DevOps

DevOps, a word that combines “development” and “operations,” is a business process that shortens the time taken to gather customer feedback. Besides, it also enables progressive software delivery and helps clients grab market scope. But sometimes, during testing, even the most skilled testers in a DevOps organization can make a mistake. This is where test data management in DevOps comes into the picture. Arnab Roy Chowdhury can give you the details of incorporating test data and data compliance in DevOps on Enov8’s blog.

The 9 API Testing Tools You Can’t Live Without in 2019

For software companies, it’s important to know whether the product developed matches the expectations. However, API automation tests are critical components of successful testing. Thus, having the right processes and tools is critical for API testing. That’s why Arnab Roy Chowdhury is here to brief you on nine API testing tools you can’t live without in 2019. Check it out. 

What Is Test Data Management Strategy? A Complete Explanation

As systems become more isolated and autonomous, teams diverge from having shared, centrally managed test data. Legacy test data, which many teams use, can cause problems when it changes without team members’ knowledge. You may get lots of advantages using these more independent systems, but you now have to deal with the pain when your older test data management strategy doesn’t hold up. You need a new way to manage our test data and to make your problems visible. Mark Henke is here to help you out on DataOps’s blog. 

The Agile Retrospective: Definition and Example Formats

The following is a principle upon which the Agile Manifesto was built: “At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.” The agile retrospective is just that, a ceremony conducted at regular intervals that is focused on continuous improvement. And Chris Tobolski is here to help you look at how to structure a retrospective, some different types of retrospectives, and some norms that will make your retrospective more effective. Find out more on Plutora’s blog.

Prometheus has become the most popular tool for monitoring Kubernetes workloads. Even though the Kubernetes ecosystem grows more each day, there are certain tools for specific problems that the community keeps using. Prometheus is one of them. The gap Prometheus fills is for monitoring and alerting. And if you’d like to learn more, Christian Meléndez is here on Scalyr’s blog to give you an introductory Prometheus tutorial.

What Is People Analytics? Understanding Data in HR

People analytics is a method of analytics that attempts to leverage the data that Human Resources (HR) often hosts. HR is by nature a data-driven department. However, the missing part of the puzzle is how the HR department should use this data. Michel Mulders can help you answer this question on Neebo’s blog.

How to Create Effective Dashboards in Splunk

While there might be a lot of data in your Splunk server(s), it’s useless if you can’t get valuable information from Splunk. One way to get value from data is by using dashboards. In Splunk, you can easily create dashboards that look amazing. But you have to be careful to not give too much information to the users, which might make them feel overwhelmed by all of the data. So how can you create an effective dashboard? Christian Melendez is here to give you a few Splunk dashboard examples on ASPE’s blog.

We also updated a post on Scalyr’s blog this week. What is the Apache access log?  Why do you need it? Well, for starters, you can use it to examine a detailed log of who has been to your website. The information about visitors can include their IP address, their browser, the actual HTTP request itself, the response, and plenty more. Does this spike your interest? Then head here to learn more.

List of .Net Profilers: 3 Different Types and Why You Need All of Them

.NET Profilers are a developer’s best friend when it comes to optimizing application performance. They are especially critical when doing low level CPU and memory optimizations. But did you know that there are three different types of profilers? All are very valuable but serve relatively different purposes and different types of performance profiling. Explore the different types with a post we refreshed on Stackify’s blog.