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What Is SRE (Site Reliability Engineering)?

A site reliability engineer loves optimizing inefficient processes but also needs coding skills. He or she must have a deep understanding of the software to optimize processes. Therefore, we can say an SRE contributes directly to the overall happiness of other employees. Why? Find out from Michiel Mulders on Enov8’s blog. 

What Is the Best Unit Testing Framework for JavaScript?

There are three ways to test a JavaScript web app. Apart from integration testing and user interface testing, the most important of all is unit testing. With unit testing, you can run independent tests on each function. You have to provide an input that’s supposed to produce a known output. And if the output that comes after testing matches the known output, then your testing is successful. Learn more about unit testing in this post from Arnab Roy Chowdhury on Testim’s blog.

Choosing the Best JavaScript Editor From 6 Options

Do you know which profession can never go extinct in today’s world? Web development! As the internet becomes mainstream, more and more people are gaining a decent online presence. Now that we’ve established that web development is a necessity, it’s time to learn another interesting fact. A majority of web pages on the internet use JavaScript. We use JavaScript to make the pages dynamic and interactive. In other words, we can consider JavaScript to be the soul of a site! But where will you write the code? JavaScript editors. Hear about some top JavaScript editors from Arnab Roy Chowdhury on Testim’s blog.

Kubernetes, an open-source tool originally developed by Google, allows you to meet these higher needs for automation. The tool is therefore very popular among startups to improve their time to market and solve the scalability problem. Kubernetes has changed the way we deploy software. And there’s more to Kubernetes than meets the eye. And Michiel Mulders is here to talk about Kubernetes secrets on Scalyr’s blog.

The IT Leader’s Definitive Guide to Predictive Modeling

Whether you’re new to predictive modeling or just need a refresher, this post will walk you through the essential steps of predictive analysis. Predictive analysis starts from your business objective. Before diving in, Michelle Hoogenhout is here to cover what predictive analytics is and why you need it. Find out more on Plutora’s blog.

What is Log Analysis and Why Do You Need It?

Logs are ubiquitous in the tech industry. A medium-sized IT organization can generate gigabytes worth of log entries daily. Those logs come from a large variety of sources: operating systems, network devices, web and application servers, applications, IoT devices, just to name a few. The aggregate of all these logs has the potential to be an oracle. They might offer a unique window to all facets of the organization. Unfortunately, since most teams and organizations treat logging as a mere “putting out the fires” mechanism, all of this potential goes to waste. That’s where log analysis comes in helpful. Find out more from Carlos Schults on XPLG’s blog.

6 Software Development Trends for 2020: Developers Needed

We also updated a couple of posts this week, like this one on 2020 trends. Businesses in practically every industry have a fever to grow their IT operations and automate just anything possible. The demand for developers is nothing new. But 2020 is different. 2020 is the year where we see some of this decade’s most exciting technologies become commercially viable, and others finally go mainstream. Check it out on Stackify’s blog. 

Finally, we updated a post on log visualization. You’re recording all sorts of information in your log files, but are you visualizing that information? Do you have dashboards and graphs that help you picture production behavior?  Or does the information sit buried within digital mountains of arcane strings?  The proverbial needle in the haystack?  Does anyone who wants to use it need to engage in laborious searches? If you’re not visualizing your logs, you’re missing out. But you can learn all about it on Scalyr’s blog.