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Once a staple of tech hiring, industry goes beyond whiteboard tests

In 2015, fresh out of college, a developer who goes by the name Hashoshi showed up for a job interview. It’s fair to say the technical portion didn’t go so smoothly. Though a recruiter told Hashoshi he’d be asked to code in one language, during the actual interview he was handed a marker and asked […]

Why heads of IT should report to the chief people officer, not the CFO

Editor’s note: The following is a guest article from Matt Harris, head of workplace technology at Envoy. As corporations digitally transform and modern business models redefine the internal structure of organizations, there is change afoot in IT departments. Roles and responsibilities shift as technology extends into every facet and function within organizations, and companies strive […]

Implementing Serverless Microservices Architecture on AWS

Microservice is an architectural approach for softwares that are designed to speed up development cycles and support scalability. In this approach, software is composed of small independent services that communicates over well-architected APIs. Monolithic vs Microservices Architecture In monolithic architecture, all the components are tightly coupled and run as a single service. Here, the entire […]

Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps – CloudTweaks

Facebook says it has suspended tens of thousands of apps as part of an investigation it launched in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal.The suspended apps were associated with about 400 developers, it said. Facebook said not all the apps posed a threat to users. The company came under huge pressure in […]

Amazon and the All-Electric Future of Fleet Vehicles – CloudTweaks

Fleets, like the 100,000 delivery vans the retailer ordered from startup Rivian, will make electrics seem more commonplace, and easier to charge. Let’s put Amazon’s order for 100,000 electric delivery vans by 2030 into perspective. Today, FedEx uses 85,000 “motorized vehicles” to deliver packages around the world. UPS has around 123,000 package cars, vans, tractors, […]

Nominations for New Amazon Small Business Awards Open Now – CloudTweaks

Awards will recognize the Small Business of the Year, Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year, and Small Business Owner Under 30 of the Year Amazon encourages small business selling partners to nominate their business for the awards; winners will each receive a prize package of account management, advertising credit and promotional support on Amazon.com Amazon […]

Software eats the world, jobs double US employment growth rate

Dive Brief: The software industry grew at twice the pace of overall U.S. employment, according to a report published Thursday by research organization Software.org and The Economist Intelligence Unit. From 2016 to 2018, jobs in the industry grew by 7.3%, more than doubling the country’s employment rate of 3%. Software companies indirectly support 14.4 million […]

Amazon primes the candidate pipeline with career day blitz

ARLINGTON, Va. — Amazon held career events across the U.S. Tuesday to recruit candidates in the company’s business centers in Arlington, Virginia, Boston, Nashville, Dallas, Chicago and Seattle.  In Virginia, it was a recruiting blitz, crowded with candidates and lines out the door. Those candidates waiting for resume review or to speak with recruiters in the […]

Cybersecurity confidence rattled by continued investments, small results

Dive Brief: Businesses are losing confidence in their ability to understand, assess and measure cyberthreats, according to Microsoft’s 2019 Global Cyber Risk Perception Survey of more than 1,500 business leaders. Confidence in the ability to assess and understand cybercrime dropped from 18% to 9% in 2018. Only 11% of firms feel a “high degree of confidence” […]