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A few more tricks to manipulate PropertySets

Aug 13, 2015 9:41:51 AM / by Jevgenijs Rogovs posted in Siebel

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In my previous article I described some basic tricks that are helpful for working with property sets. Here I am going to describe a few more tricks, which are still simple enough to quickly incorporate those in your daily routine. For doing something more complex, you can consider scripting, just as we did when we decided that workflows with huge number of steps are quite difficult and time consuming to develop and maintain.

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Agile retrospectives: tips and tricks

Aug 6, 2015 12:51:34 PM / by Jevgenijs Rogovs posted in Project Management

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When practicing any of the agile software development methodologies – despite an inherent flexibility of those – it is rather important at least to start with a “by the book” approach. This means that when you roll out your agile processes, you try to implement each and every aspect of it, even if that seems useless or not required in your particular situation. Only then you can see from experience that something needs to be tailored – and a retrospective is a powerful tool to facilitate that kind of team learning.

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Scrum: is the bullet really silver?

Jul 30, 2015 9:17:01 AM / by Jevgenijs Rogovs posted in Project Management

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Scrum, being one of the most well-known lightweight agile process frameworks, is used a lot nowadays. But are we using it right? One might argue that an adaptable framework suggests no „wrong” uses – you’d simply tune it so that it suits your needs just perfectly. Although that might be the case in theory, but looking at how real-world Scrum projects cope with different situations, one might come to a conclusion that it isn’t as straightforward as it seems...

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Visiting Gartner Summit 2015 in London

Jul 23, 2015 8:39:57 AM / by Jevgenijs Rogovs posted in Events

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On 18-19 of May in the heart of London “Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit” took place. Most probably, you’ve heard about Gartner in relation to their famous Magic Quadrants that emphasize leaders in selected categories. Nevertheless, they do a lot of other interesting stuff including various events organization.

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Using Redis Lua scripting for complex queues

Jul 16, 2015 9:03:52 AM / by Jevgenijs Rogovs posted in Redis

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Redis is described by its author Salvatore Sanfilippo as a “strange project”. It’s a distributed cache, it’s an in-memory key-value store, and it’s a notification (publish/subscribe) server. A kind of all-in-one, which is actually good at everything it does. Although Redis keys and values are essentially just strings, one can group them into lists, sets, hashes and all-powerful sorted sets. It also stores numbers very efficiently, which makes such values consume less memory and enables fast numerical operations on them (like atomic increments).

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Fast Forward: decisions

Jul 9, 2015 9:32:50 AM / by Jevgenijs Rogovs posted in Fast Forward

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Today we commonly feel the urge to move faster – take notice faster, learn faster, decide faster and act faster. It becomes a struggle. Still we can’t just decide: let’s be faster. There are situations, behaviors, previous experience and other things slowing us down. Let’s gather some analysis on what are the common situations asking for faster action, and what could be the simplest solutions at hand helping us find a way to move in a Fast Forward way – e.g., quick decision making.

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Using rpart.utils.push on a model with many attributes

Jul 2, 2015 8:46:56 AM / by Jevgenijs Rogovs posted in Data mining

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The last few months I’ve spent on an interesting Data Mining project. The aim of this data science exercise was to help business reduce customer handling time in a contact center. The project itself and the results we’ve achieved will be covered in my next article, but today I would like to share how I solved a technical issue that came up during the project.

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Fast Forward: become an inspiring team leader

Jun 25, 2015 11:42:43 AM / by Jevgenijs Rogovs posted in Fast Forward

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Today we commonly feel the urge to move faster – take notice faster, learn faster, decide faster and act faster. It becomes a struggle. Still we can’t just decide: let’s be faster. There are situations, behaviors, previous experience and other things slowing us down. Let’s gather some analysis on what are the common situations asking for faster action, and what could be the simplest solutions at hand helping us find a way to move in a Fast Forward way – e.g., to establish a more effective team via becoming a real leader for the team.

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Do we need ESB?

Jun 18, 2015 8:58:33 AM / by Jevgenijs Rogovs posted in BI Port

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Sure we do! But… Wait a minute. What is ESB? Is it yet another 10-year-old “fancy” technology on its way to Valhalla? Before answering these questions, let us first understand what does this term actually mean.

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Simple tricks to manipulate PropertySets

Jun 10, 2015 8:15:14 AM / by Oleg Koleskin posted in Siebel

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Siebel provides good tools for working with Siebel Hierarchies, e.g. a developer can query Siebel data using the EAI Siebel Adapter business service, transform the queried data into an instance of external integration object using the EAI Data Transformation Engine business service, and then send the result to an external system. If there are no complicated requirements, and the transformations are straightforward, most of Siebel developers can implement outbound or inbound web service in a couple of hours.

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Siebel Open UI: Nexus Bridge

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