It’s been forever since a memo! Here’s this week’s. I’ve tried to craft a work-flow that will allow me to collect links I want to share, in addition to shameless self-promotion and the occasional commentary in here…and actually send these out weekly. We’ll see what happens.
I’ve been traveling a lot recently and have more coming up. The main thing is going to lots of DevOpsDays. Sometimes I’m lucky enough to speak at them, but the main part I like is talking with old friends and meeting people who are trying to sort out what exactly DevOps is and if/how it applies to them.
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- I’m starting to upload the recorded rehearsals of talks I give, to accompany the slides. Check out this one on “going cloud for enterprise architect types.”.
- Since last time, there have been many podcasts, all in the usual topics of infrastructure software and development. Check out the most recent Software Defined Talk, Lords of Computing, and Pivotal ones.
- Enterprise DevOps interview with iThome Weekly (cote.io) – an interview I did on DevOps going mainstream.
- Also, if you haven’t been following along on the blog during this dry-spell of newsletteration, since last time I had some content on the problems with sizing the PaaS market, tips on briefing industry analysts for larger vendors, and a look at the DevOps and cloud market for corporate development/M&A minded people.
- Pivotal Cloud Foundry analyst overview, Jay Lyman at 451 – normally, this would be behind the 451 paywall, but we licensed it just for you: go check it out for free.
- New global IT spend forecast from Gartner – $3.5t in global IT spend for 2015 predicted. 2.5% growth in adjusted dollars.
- The RedMonk Programming Language Rankings: June 2015 – with special attention to the ascension of Go and Swift.
- The hidden value of automation – a case of continuos delivery improving things: “They started with 95 percent resource utilization in maintaining legacy processes, and a mere five percent of resources free to invest in new innovation. By the end of their transformation, just three years later, the percentage of resources available for new innovation was up eight times to 40 percent. In addition, with the introduction of automation, low-value and frustrating efforts such as manual testing, porting code, etc. were reduced to a bare minimum.”
- Docker death blow to PaaS? The fat lady isn’t singing just yet folks • The Register Forums – this article and, more importantly, the comments for it are a good snapshot of the “Docker vs. PaaS” conversation. It’s admittedly a small one, but I think it’ll become more frequent this year.
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