Another week has past and as usual I will bring you some of the happenings of the week. This is a weekly newsletter that focuses on the development chain that I am most passionate about: Management, Design, Requirement, Development, Test and special interests such as Atlassian and Security.
If you have news that you think should be included in this newsletter, please let me know. You are also welcome to guest blog if you like.
- The Best Risk Management Software For Enterprises and Midsize Businesses - Top 10 tools for risk management.
- Agile vs Waterfall: What’s the Difference? - Still wonder what the difference is? Here the differences are broken down so it makes more sense.
- What Is Scrumban? How It Differs from Scrum & Kanban - For some reason this is always confusing people, so here is a guide.
- Estimation in the Era of Continuous Change - How do you work with estimations in a more agile way of working?
- Create Faster and More Accurate Forecasts using Probabilities - Another approach to estimations.
- Sprint Planning 101: How to Plan Great Sprints - Some good advice on how to get those sprints planned and executed properly.
- Exploring the Philosophies and Principles of Planning Approaches - Amazing article on planning approaches by Lynda Bourne
- Why Agile Is a Humane Way to Work - An interesting take on the Agile way of working.
A new video about Productive is added to the Video section.
"A complete project lifecycle – in one app. Stop juggling multiple tools. Handle your entire workflow in one place."
- Requirements management in Jira 101: the basics - An interesting take on requirements in Jira.
- Requirements Management: A Quick Guide - Good run through of what requirements actually are.
- UX Design Trends for 2020 - You know this was coming, but do you agree with them?
- 20 Most Inspirational Interactive Prototypes for 2020 - For all your prototype lovers out there!
- UX For Enterprise: 3 Biggest Challenges (and How to Tackle Them) - Some great advice here.
- Storybook 5.3: Build production design systems faster - It's not bad really!
- New GoDaddy logo is a massive improvement - The iconic GoDaddy logo is renewed and it's pretty neat.
- ActiveCollab redesign deconstruction - A walkthough of the design process redesigning this tool I used a long time ago.
- Introducing Wacom One - Yes please!
- Why Ethical Design Is Critical for Mobile App Designers - I like the reasoning and the topic.
- Baseline Material Design Components for Sketch - Some good resources here.
- What Star Wars can teach us about the UX? - Did not see that one coming!
- 100 Cartoon Characters - Great resource for all your character need.
- How To Protect Your Vue.js Application With Jscrambler
- How To Not Have A Mess with React Hooks & Redux
- 10 Ways to Optimize Your React App’s Performance
- An Introduction To React’s Context API
- The Deal with the Section Element
- MassCode – a code snippets manager for developers released to v0.4.0
- Understanding CSS Grid: Creating A Grid Container
- Understanding CSS Grid: Grid Lines
- Babel 7.7 Released With Improved TypeScript Support, Top-Level Await and More
- Vue Composition API—What Is it and How Do I Use It?
- Understanding Async Await | CSS-Tricks
- The JS based polished markdown editor called Boost Note has been officially launched
- Multi-Thumb Sliders: Particular Two-Thumb Case
Test / QA
- Continuous Testing at scale: The new mabl and Bitbucket Pipelines CI/CD integration - A bit techy, but good.
- 5 software testing books QA professionals should dig into - pretty neat list here.
- Learn End-to-end Testing with Puppeteer - looks pretty good I must say.
- Manual mainframe testing persists in the age of automation - yeah, manual testing is still a thing pretty much everywhere.
- Cloudflare acquires stealthy startup S2 Systems, announces Cloudflare for Teams - Sounds interesting indeed!
- cPanel Announces Collaboration with Google Cloud to Bring cPanel & WHM to Google Cloud Platform Marketplace
- WHMCS 7.9 Now Available - New features for WHMCS
- CloudLinux 6 kernel updated - A rather small update to CloudLinux 6.
- OpenSSL 1.1.1 and TLSv1.3 Beta Testing Open Call - test drive TLSv1.3 and OpenSSL 1.1.1 with EasyApache 4 and cPanel.
- Beta: CloudLinux 8 with 4.18 kernel is here - If you want to beta test CloudLinux 8, then a new version is out.
- Atlassian scrambles to fix zero-day security hole accidentally disclosed on Twitter - A nasty one, so make sure you are updated.
- One company’s transformative journey to Jira Cloud - Canada-based Igloo Software go through their experiences with moving to Jira Cloud.
- Want to see your app in Jira Cloud mobile? Glances have arrived! - Now you can get more visibility for your app, which is great for the users as well.
- Unprotected Medical Systems Expose Data on Millions of Patients - This is soo bad!
- One More Threat For Organizations – The Ako Ransomware - Nasty ransomware that can cripple your organization.
- SNAKE Ransomware – A New Threat For Businesses In Town - Another nasty ransomeware
- Hackers use system weakness to rattle doors on Citrix systems - This one caused some headache for IT this week.
- Multiple TikTok Vulnerabilities Could Exploit Or Delete Users’ Personal Data - Good thing kids these days are secure online...
- Threat From Pre-Installed Malware on Android Phones is Growing - I am not surprised really.
- Amazon calls PayPal's $4 billion Honey browser add-on a 'security risk' - that's a bit fishy Amazon!
- PayPal Patches Vulnerability That Exposed User Passwords - Sloppy mistake fixed by PayPal
- LinkedIn Brings 3 New Features to LinkedIn Pages - Stream live or invite people to your page.
- Google January 2020 core update almost done rolling out - SEO changes coming your way.
- Google Chrome: Third-party cookies will be gone by 2022 - Hardcore approach by Google Chrome.
- Facebook's Updated Desktop Layout is Now Appearing for More Users - Not for me yet though...
- Social shorts: Twitter gets rid of Audience Insights, Facebook updates Instant Articles, YouTube enforces policy on kids’ content - The world is changing fast.
- Twitter Adds New Ad Unit and Alters Core Features - Do we need more ads really?
- Bose is closing all of its retail stores in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia - It's a trend these days it seems to close down stores and shift to online instead.
- Google Introduces a New Shopping Section in Search Results - Good or bad? Decide for yourself.