Whether you’re spending your time by the pool or hiding in the shade away from the heat, you can still catch up with our authors this week. Check out our digest below to see what we’ve been covering.

Digital Transformation Strategy: Your 6 Steps for Success

Digital transformation is all the rage these days, and for good reason. From saving costs and increased productivity to happier customers and higher profitability, digital transformation delivers a number of benefits to organizations of all sizes and in all industries. It’s one thing to understand the importance of digital transformation. It’s quite another to successfully enact a digital transformation initiative at your company. If you want to implement your digital strategy without a hitch, Justin Reynolds can give you six tips on Plutora’s blog.

Automated Documentation: What It Means and 3 Tools to Help

If you’re a software developer, then I’d bet you use some kind of automated testing. And if you don’t, you certainly should. But what about “automated documentation?” Do you know what this means? Are you putting this technique to work for you? Most likely you’re not. And if that’s the case, you’ve come to the right place. Let Carlos Schults help you out on SubMain’s blog.

What Is MTTR? A Simple Definition That Will Help Your Team

Mean time to resolution (MTTR) is defined as the sum of the total amount of time that service was interrupted divided by the number of individual incidents. Still a little confused? Well, you can learn more about MTTR and how it’ll help your team deliver rock-solid reliability and performance on Stackify’s blog. Ben Munat is here to answer your questions.

Calculating MTTR: An Evolution Driven by the Rise of DevOps

Calculating MTTR and keeping it low will help your company make more money and keep customers happier. So let’s discuss how DevOps and cloud computing have changed the way we measure MTTR, and how these new approaches have gone hand-in-hand with measuring MTTR to deliver solid performance, high reliability, and rapid deployment of new features. Ben Munat can fill you in on Stackify’s blog.

Agile Testing: How QA Works When Your Team Goes Agile

So your company is going Agile. If you’re a tester or QA person, that can bring about frightening thoughts about what your world will look like. Fear not, for there’s still a need for QA in our new agile world. Sylvia Fronczak can ease your worries by giving you a look at what going agile means from a QA perspective and how you can change to thrive in this environment. Read more on Testim’s blog.

Kafka Use Cases: When to Use It For Message Brokering

Today, we all want websites and applications to respond to our requests quickly, if not immediately. As the usage of our application grows, it becomes more challenging to provide customers with a short response time. Platforms like Kafka comes handy in these type use cases. If you head over to Scalyr’s blog, Christian Meléndez can tell you exactly what Kafka is, while also listing a few use cases for building real-time streaming applications and data pipelines.

Microservices Vs. SOA: What’s the Difference?

We also updated a post about a particular debate on Microservices vs. SOA. What’s the difference between them? Is there any difference at all? Well Eric Goebelbecker can give you his take on this debate. You’ll read definitions on both terms, and hopefully you’ll agree that even defining these two terms can be a daunting task. Want to join the debate? Head over to Scalyr’s blog.