Stack Overflow’s annual Developer Survey   Stack Overflow’s annual Developer Survey is the largest and most comprehensive survey of people who code around the world. Each year, we field a survey covering everything from developers’ favorite technologies to their job preferences. This year marks the ninth year we’ve published our annual Developer Survey results, and…

Who drives the digital transformation forward? Hiring enough software engineers, DevOps managers, cloud computing specialists and other roles required to facilitate digital transformations remain tall tasks for CIOs. But the talent crunch isn’t limited to those with coding skills and algorithmic thinking: Enterprises are also struggling to hire staff with soft skills who can help shape…

How is Machine Learning Revolutionizing Sales?   Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning show the potential to reduce the most time-consuming, manual tasks that keep sales teams away from spending more time with customers. Automating account-based marketing support with predictive analytics and supporting account-centered research, forecasting, reporting, and recommending which customers to upsell first are all…

Here’s How Much Lyft Spends on AWS   The popular ridesharing platform Lyft officially filed its IPO documents with the SEC last week, giving public investors their first peek at its books. Like many modern tech companies founded in the past decade, Lyft has opted to outsource its cloud infrastructure to third-party providers instead of building…

The 9 Traits of Highly-Effective Leaders   I’ve been fortunate to work for some amazing managers in my career (unlike the bad bosses described on the Atlassian blog earlier this month), and each one had these traits in common: They offered great feedback. They trusted me to make decisions. They shared knowledge and information, and acted as…

What is Holacracy   Holacracy® is a new way of structuring and running your organization that replaces the conventional management hierarchy. Instead of operating top-down, power is distributed throughout the organization, giving individuals and teams more freedom to self-manage, while staying aligned to the organization’s purpose. It involves: A new and evolving organizational structure Innovative meeting…

94-year old Lithium-Ion battery inventor unveils new ultra-efficient glass battery   John B. Goodenough, an emeritus professor at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin, pioneered the lithium-ion battery technology that is now the industry standard, and now the 94-year-old is ready to push the envelope on battery innovation again. Goodenough…

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