#adulting, & Public cloud looks like a good business and “containers” – Software Defined Talk #031


We discuss Amazon Web Service’s financials – is it a lot, a little? How does AWS stack up against the competition and how do you even make a consistent market share pie. Also, we preview DevOpsDays Austin and talk about container management layers like VMware’s Photon and Cloud Foundry Lattice.

With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté.

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AWS Numbers

Container Land


DevOpsDays Austin

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When the practice of using the tool is novel, thought-lording new technologies – Lords of Computing #5

We discuss how you (slowly) introduce new technologies into the market by looking at past tech cycles John has gone through. We also catch-up on the Craft conference and John’s travels in Europe.

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CD enables us to deliver the business value inherent in new software releases to our customers more quickly. This capability helps the company to stay a step ahead of the competition, in today’s competitive economic environment.

We noticed that the frequent releases enable the application development teams to get faster feedback from the users of the applications. The feedback enables the teams to work only on the useful features. When a feature is found not useful, no further effort will be spent on it. This helps the team to build the right product.

Before, the team usually got to know the thing that they were building was not useful, until after the next big release. By that time, they had already spent months of efforts on it.

If you’re into the whole macro thing:

In 1955 Asia and Africa accounted for less than one-quarter of global GDP; today their share is around two-fifths. Asian-African trade grew from $13.9 billion in 1990 to $276.6 billion in 2014, powered by some of the world’s fastest-growing national economies (Ethiopia topped the table in 2014, at 10.3%.

From [today’s Espresso](From The Economist Espresso: New order: Africa and Asia unite