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Data sets are most valuable when people can understand them. When done right, data visualization is a great way to display large amounts of information simply and intuitively. However, in order to ensure that visualizations are effective, it’s important to follow a few important standards and avoid a few all-too-common mistakes. Data Visualization Do’s Keep the visualizations simple While many…

Data is most valuable when you have something to compare it to, but these comparisons aren’t helpful if the data is bad or irrelevant. Data is most valuable when you have something to compare it to. For example, it’s nice to know that your program helped 150 people this year, but that doesn’t tell you what you should do next…

Paper-based data collection has been around as long as humans have had an interest in understanding the world around them — tick marks on parchment were used by ancient civilizations to track food inventory, and in the 1800s the first known census was collected via pen and paper. Now, digital and cloud-based systems for data collection are rapidly increasing, but…

Even if you haven’t worked on Kubernetes, chances are you’ve at least heard or read about it. It is already one of the most popular open source projects ever, and it’s still being developed. We need to understand where we’ve come from to appreciate where we’re today. The same rings true for Kubernetes. I was recently told, ‘Boring infrastructure is…