In Agile product development, a sprint is a set period of time during which specific work has to be completed and made ready for review.
Each sprint begins with a planning meeting. During the meeting, the product owner (the person requesting the work) and the development team agree upon exactly what work will be accomplished during the sprint. The development team has the final say when it comes to determining how much work can realistically be accomplished during the sprint, and the product owner has the final say on what criteria need to be met for the work to be approved and accepted.
The duration of a sprint is determined by the team’s facilitator, the manager of the Scrum framework. Once the team reaches a consensus for how many days a sprint should last, all future sprints should be the same for the duration of the project. Traditionally, a sprint lasts 30 days.
What is Future Proof?
Future proof is a buzzword that describes a product, service or technological system that will not need to be significantly updated as technology advances. In reality, very few things are truly future proof. In any field that depends heavily on technology, a regular cycle of replacing and updating appears to be the norm.
Trying to ensure that a product or system is future proof is often a fruitless labor. While certain aspects of a system remain fairly consistent – such as the materials used to build it – the design and capabilities are bound to be outdone as improved versions are released.
Cloud computing is sometimes touted as a future proof solution because the updates and upgrades are invisible to the end user. While this gives the appearance of being future proof, there are still teams of developers working like hell to make sure a cloud computing solution keeps up with current technology.
Tired with “Get even more out of Windows” and “Let’s make Windows even better” splash screen prompt occasionally on Windows after update that displays additional services? It is a good idea to disable the notification if you don’t need any of the new features or already setup.
If you own Amazon Echo or Ring camera and live in the U.S., you need to know how to opt-out Amazon Sidewalk.
Amazon Sidewalk is a wireless standard that has advantages over a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection for connected Amazon devices such as Amazon Echo or Ring camera, as a bridge to extend connectivity over longer distances.
However, there are privacy concerns. Amazon Sidewalk enables your connected Amazon devices to tap into a neighbour’s Echo or Ring devices in your vicinity to create a separate network with monthly data bandwidth capped at 500 MB. Amazon provides more detail in the Amazon Sidewalk FAQ and Security Whitepaper, including a comprehensive list of devices that can act as Sidewalk Bridges, privacy and security used by Sidewalk.
MacBook and iMac require regular maintenance to continue to perform well. Old, outdated or removed/uninstalled programs leave behind traces of code, apps that force to startup automatically always caused on and consumed additional memory. Caches keep backing up will slow down the macOS’s performance.