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Where do you think your organization needs the most help in the Cloud related technologies / solutions?

Top Answer: These votes are interesting. While initially "Cloud native development" was leading in comparison with "Cloud migration", currently it looks like (at 88 votes), "Cloud migration" is leading and the Cloud native development has lagged.   Does that mean Organizations are yet to migrate many of their workloads to Cloud yet (at the end of 2021), and Cloud native development takes a backseat in the priorities overall?

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If you are a current SAP customer, when do you plan to migrate to SAP S/4HANA?

Top Answer: No plan to migrate soon.

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If you had a magic wand - what's the #1 daily business challenge you'd eliminate?

Top Answer: Without a doubt - Technical Debt! It's a ball and chain that creates an ever increasing drag on any organization, stifles innovation, and prevents transformation.

Since the Engineering team is rapidly growing at the company I’m working for. What are the actions/tasks you do to avoid getting into mayhem with many SCRUM tasks around & knowledge to be known as the tasks flow to the Complete status?

Top Answer: One thing to think about is breaking down the team into two or more subteams to segregate the engineering into multiple groups i.e. scrum groups logically, each group may or may not have its team lead, while all of the teams will work on the global engineering goals, each can have specific tasks/sprints

Which of these certifications is important to you when hiring a software tester? Choose all that apply.

Top Answer: When I was at E&Y, when the partner was asked if we had CISSP certification, he replied “no, but focus on their experience”.  After we all got certified, he started replying: “yes, but focus on their experience”.    The IT industry love certs. But what counts is experience.

There has been a buzz around Low-code or Zero-code which pitches for building systems without writing code i.e. with the help of configurations, settings and UI based mappings, plug and play of blocks.Though it is not new to me as various CMS and CRM have been existing which offer same but never referred as low-code solutions. What is your take on this proposition? have you implemented any such low-code tool which has reduced development efforts without compromising the expectations from Product and Business?

Top Answer: In the previous company I used to work for, we’d created an ERP only using Amazon Honeycode. We did it in 3-months time and it was the solution we were looking for, since the company was a last mile company with 320+ drivers and 21 staff employees. So the ERP was used in desktop as well as mobile devices. It might not seem that low-code would fulfill a company needs, but it was a solution that worked really well and it provided the results we were expecting.

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What will be the lasting impact of citizen developers?

Top Answer: On a single node, there's less likelihood of a race condition where two things are battling to see who can change the state of something faster. It's dangerous when things are doing some type of trigger response on an enterprise scale across multiple systems, whether that's a citizen developer tool or built-in, out-of-the-box integrations. Whether it's the Cobalt disaster or Y2K, I think there will be an era where one of us will get pulled out of retirement to go solve some Cloud race condition or enterprise race condition caused by citizen developers. In other words, I'll probably look smarter later, but it's going to happen. If you can't figure out why something keeps getting overwritten, it's a lack of governance.

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What opportunities can low-code offer developers?

Top Answer: Low-code provides a way to optimize productivity for developers. I think the fundamental issue we are facing today is while software creating the differentiators and competitive advantage for companies in every business domain, there is a lack of skilled developers to cater the demand. . Whomever we can recruit and retain, we need to find ways to make them more productive.  The problem is that current low-code platforms are built for semi-technical users, or “citizen developers.” So we are trying to make low-code interesting for professional developers to then make them more productive in our low-code platform ‘Choreo’. Because when it comes to development, there are interesting tasks involved but there are also boring tasks like accessing a database or doing data mapping. So we’re looking at how we can offload some of those repetitive, less interesting tasks onto low-code.

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