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“Developers don’t belong on a pedestal, they’re doing a job like everyone else” – April Wensel on toxic tech culture and Compassionate Coding [Interview]

It’s well known that there’s a toxic element to tech culture. And although it isn’t new, it has nevertheless surfaced and become more visible thanks to the increasing maturity of the platforms that are today shaping public discourse. As those platforms empower new voices to...

Red Badger Tech Director Viktor Charypar talks monorepos, lifelong learning, and the challenges facing open source software [Interview]

Viktor Charypar from Red badger speaks to Packt
Back in February, Viktor Charypar, Tech Director at Red badger explained the benefits of using a monorepo. For many teams, especially those without the resources or a highly developed and well-supported engineering culture, the idea of a monorepo might sound a little strange -...

Listen: We discuss what it means to be a hacker with Adrian Pruteanu [Podcast]

What does it mean to be a hacker? Adrian Pruteanu explains in the Packt Podcast
With numerous high profile security breaches in recent years, cybersecurity feels like a particularly urgent issue. But while the media - and, indeed, the wider world - loves stories of modern vulnerabilities and mischievous hackers, there's often very little attention paid to what causes...

Listen: researcher Rowel Atienza discusses artificial intelligence, deep learning, and why we don’t need to fear a robot-ruled future [Podcast]

Rowel Atienza discusses artificial intelligence on the Packt Podcast
Artificial intelligence threats are regularly talked up by the media. This is largely because the area is widely misunderstood. The robot revolution and dangerous algorithms are, unfortunately, much sexier than math and statistics. Artificial intelligence isn't really that scary. And while it does pose many...

Listen: UX designer Will Grant explains why good design probably can’t save the world [Podcast]

Will Grant on UX in 2019
UX designer has become a popular job role with tech recruiters, anxious to give roles a little extra sparkle and some additional sex appeal. But has UX become inflated as a term? Is its value being diluted? Although paying close attention to the experience of...

Honeycomb CEO Charity Majors discusses observability and dealing with “the coming armageddon of complexity” [Interview]

Charity Majors interview
Transparency is underrated in the tech industry. But as software systems grow in complexity and their relationship with the real world becomes increasingly fraught, it nevertheless remains a value worth fighting for. But to effectively fight for it, it’s essential to remember that transparency is...

Wolf Halton on what’s changed in tech and where we are headed

The tech industry is changing at a massive rate especially after the storage options moved to the cloud. However, this has also given rise to questions on security, data management, change in the work structure within an organization, and much more. Wolf Halton, an...

Bo Weaver on Cloud security, skills gap, and software development in 2019

Quantum Computing
Bo Weaver, a Kali Linux expert shares his thoughts on the security landscape in the cloud. He also talks about the skills gap in the current industry and why hiring is a tedious process. He explains the pitfalls in software development and where the...

Security experts, Wolf Halton and Bo Weaver, discuss pentesting and cybersecurity [Interview]

Packt and Humble Bundle come together for cybersecurity bundle
This is Part 2 of the interview with our two Kali Linux experts, Wolf Halton, and Bo Weaver, on using Kali Linux for pentesting. In their section, we talk about the role of pentesting in cybersecurity. Previously, the authors talked about why Kali Linux is...

Kali Linux 2018 for testing and maintaining Windows security – Wolf Halton and Bo Weaver [Interview]

Microsoft Windows is one of the two most common OSes, and managing its security has spawned the discipline of Windows security. Kali Linux is the premier platform for testing and maintaining Windows security. Kali is built on the Debian distribution of Linux and shares...