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: My favorite PaaS This is just my, personal take on what Tanzu is, not an official statement. But I think it’s a …

: White-Collar Work Is Just Meetings Now - The Atlantic - “Gloria Mark of UC Irvine has found …

: The Silicon Valley Would-Be Vice President - Those capital gains taxes always stick in folk’s …

: Next Gen Application Delivery: Getting Started with Intelligent Apps Powered by AI - “Our …

: 15 hours a week - ‘And yet, for most of that time, I’ve continued to find that exertion …

: Kubernetes getting better at speeding up development - State of Kubernetes survey, 2024 Survey says…Kubernetes getting out of appdev improvement slump This is the chart I look forward to …

: GenAI or Die - Big time pro AI for ERP here, with notes of “what’s ERP done for me …

: The “Little Tech Agenda” is Just Self-Serving Nonsense - FTC: “Your therapy bots aren’t licensed …

: CIOs resist vendor-led AI hype, seeking out transparency - There’s a lot of AI de-hyping now. …

: Measuring the impact of Developer Relations on Revenue - Figure out how to gather leads, and figure …

: Are platforms pointless? - ‘So much of “platform engineering” treats the …

: There's a lot of private cloud out there …right?I’ve been looking around for estimates on how many custom written apps run on private vs. …

: The Product Model in Traditional IT - Silicon Valley Product Group : Silicon Valley Product Group - …

: Does Social Media Cause Anything? - It’s difficult to collect data about social media’s …

: Platform Engineering is just adding Product Management to Ops I don’t know. I’ve been trying to sort out what platform engineering is for awhile.1 It matters a …

: Gartner Survey Finds 64% of Customers Would Prefer That Companies Didn’t Use AI For Customer Service …

: DevRel’s Death as Zero Interest Rate Phenomenon - A list of how to show marketing value.

: Jevons paradox - When you automate something very valuable (or just “costly”), people …

: How to blackmail your boss into adopting platform engineering, DevOps, agile, etc. This is a good talk listing some tactics for changing how organizations work. It’s targeted at …

: AI transforming banking, reports UBS executive - ”The Swiss bank has integrated AI into its …

: The World Is Eating Software - The software bubble. Also commentary on power steering.

: Accountability Sinks - ’“accountability sink”: a situation in which a human system delegates …

: Japan’s digital minister claims victory against floppy disks - ”Japan’s digital …

: The Blue-State Wealth Exodus Continues - State income tax flight: “The IRS last week …

: Frontline workers split on AI’s workplace impact - ”Nearly 3 in 5 workers using generative AI say …

: How To Measure Platform Engineering - Suggested metrics: “Market share. Onboarding time. Net …

: Accountability Sinks - ’“accountability sink”: a situation in which a human system delegates …

: Join the public beta for GenAI on Tanzu Platform today! - Get your own private AI in a box sandbox …

: Why Supercloud Architectures Could Upend Cloud Computing – Or Not | IDC Blog - ”IDC’s March 2024 …

: DevOps Isn’t Dead, but It’s Not in Great Health Either - Round-up of surveys showing that the …

: Publishing an annual survey is a great marketing tool, even better for thought-leadership Using Surveys for MarketingWastebookThey dress like they’re Chaotic Good, but they’re totally Lawful …

: A Eulogy for DevOps - “Feels like somehow Developers got stuck with a lot more work and …

: Kubernetes Security Report: Evolving Landscape of DevSecOps - Red Hat Kubernetes surveys results, …

: Gartner Survey Shows 66% of Finance Leaders Think Generative AI Will Have Most Immediate Impact on …

: Don’t be results-oriented - Make sure your factory is functioning well.

: What to put in tech marketing newsletters I’m always telling my marketing friends that they should do more newsletters. They have so …

: What I do with AI, what I've given up on Consumer-grade Chat Gen-AI Churn UpdateOverall, the generative AI things have been a disappointment …

: Enterprise hits and misses - gen AI spending meets ROI pressure, AI readiness is a thing, and AR/VR …

: How Much Revenue Must a Company Generate to IPO? - “Before 2018, only one company IPOed with …

: YouTube dominates streaming, forces media companies to adapt - ’YouTube made up 9.7% of all …

: Tactics for having a good executive dinner I’ve hosted a lot of executive dinners for work - maybe 50 or 60 over the past several years…? These …

: I setup a page with most all of my Garbage Chairs of Amsterdam pictures: “most all” that …

: "Consistency" - the less platforms, the better Have you tried having less?Standardized. Centralized. Consistent. Those words I use over and over …

: AnythingLLM - Could this really be an easy to use, desktop ChatAI thing? Will check.

: Delivering Great Developer Experiences with Platform Engineering - A whole lot of first hand …

: Developer productivity metrics, 1970s sausage fonts, only the “grown and sexy” are welcome Once again, I am bringing you only links and funny pieces of text. Relative to your …

: Docker Launches 2024 State of Application Development Report - Survey for future newsletter …

: PDF to Podcast - Could be super cool.

: The breath of the gods - Video influencer technique: have the video format/style match the medium. …

: How CIOs can ease the generative AI transition for developers - “AI-powered coding tools are …

: Measuring Engineering Productivity, at Google, circa 2020 - “If the decider doesn’t believe …

: Links and strange finds from the World Wide Web Hello there! Wastebook“I spent my early childhood in a 15-minute city. It was called the 1950s.” …

: Developer Experience: What not to do - In summary: don’t be enterprise software. Less crass: …

: How to Evaluate Video Performance in Developer Relations - The answer: track CTAs.

: Developer Productivity Metrics at Top Tech Companies - Good stuff! Lots of emphasis on …

: Zoom CEO envisions AI deepfakes attending meetings in your place - AIs “are terrible tools for …

: Cloud Native App Platforms: New Research Shows Struggles and Hope - Building your own (Kubernetes) …

: 9 Questions to Help You Figure Out Why You’re Burned Out - This is concise and good. Yes, and: what …

: Study finds 1/4 of bosses hoped RTO would make staff quit - Also, people on the office feel the need …

: How to build a successful agile development culture – and why your business needs one - An overview …

: Against optimization - The idea that you need slack in the system intuitively makes sense, but it …

: 3 traits of an entrepreneurial mindset - Yes, and…how can executives setup a system where …

: Urgent/Optimistic Meeting Matrix - So many business bullshit terms here!

: How (some) good corporate engineering blogs are written - Fast to post, few approvals, technical …

: I have a beef with “content” - I think what they mean is “the cost of buying content is near …

: 65% of developers learning to live with Kubernetes State of Spring Survey 2024The State of Spring Survey 2024 is out, you can get it for free, of …

: What does the public in six countries think of generative AI in news? - Reuters Institute for the …

: AI Patterns - A marketer’s candy store of enterprise AI value-props and positioning. Also: …

: The Emerging Technologies That Will Drive The Future Of Payments - “A 2023 Forrester survey …

: "Right Now, It's Like This" Enterprise AI in HealthcareHere’s my interview with my co-worker, JT Perry, on actual uses (current …

: Excuse the navel-gazing - “TikTok heavily favors videos edited inside their app. YouTube is …

: The AI Trust Fall - Even though humans are more error prone than computers, we trust the work of …

: JPMorgan ramps up prompt engineering training, AI projects | CIO Dive …

: Training is not the same as chatting: ChatGPT and other LLMs don’t remember everything you say …

: HUGE Google Search document leak reveals inner workings of ranking algorithm - Reverse engineering …

: Interview - WSO2 CEO Sanjiva Weerawarana on being acquired by major investor - “In the last …

: Survey reveals generative AI employee fear - Lots of hopes and dream, not enough projects and …

: The Tanzu Platform - platform engineering in a box The Tanzu Platform - platform engineering in a box for private cloudThis week, at my work, we …

: "Be an active bystander." Just wastebook and links this episode. WastebookIf you’re a writing type suffering from imposter’s …

: Internet use statistically associated with higher wellbeing, finds new global Oxford study - …

: - Using AI to generate web forms from PDFs - With Enterprise AI, the app is still the hard part: …

: What Factors Explain the Nature of Software - “The only way to know exactly what software we …

: BP AI use for developer productivity - “A passing mention in BP’s latest quarter: …

: The Forgotten War on Beepers - Back when pagers were ruining the youth.

: Enterprises struggle to show the value of AI projects - “’Organizations who are struggling to …

: Crocodilia: How Crocs became a clog-selling profit machine - I need a pair!

: As clicks dry up for news sites, could Apple News be a lifeline? - Wow! // “the Beast on track …

: Why We Hate Working for Big Companies - Capitalism knows the central planning committee is bad, so, …

: Everyone hates Workday - “Workday reveals what’s important to the people who run Fortune …

: Using AI to generate web forms from PDFs - With Enterprise AI, the app is still the hard part: …

: ChatGPT in 4o mode is not running the new features yet - “They also made the new 4o model …

: With Selipsky Out, What’s Next For AWS? - “AWS’s differentiation historically has been in …

: Internet use statistically associated with higher wellbeing, finds new global Oxford study - …

: Microwaving Fish & Rice Cookers Just links and waste book today. Wastebook“If it ain’t broke, don’t cloud it,” me, 2011. Follow and …

: The Presentation Mistake You Don’t Know You’re Making - ’If your very expensive luxury hotel rooms …

: Notes on Spain – Matt Lakeman - “Not only is there a €1 coin, but a €2 coin too, in addition …

: AWS CISO: In AI gold rush, folks forget application security - “the places where we’re …

: Aligning with User Needs with Rod Johnson - ’Spring Source ended up not monetizing Spring at all — …

: Dan Vega - Spring Developer Advocate, YouTuber and Lifelong Learner - Dan and DaShaun are great …

: Boomi Dismembers TIBCO Through Acquisitions - “TIBCO’s mistake was cobbling together a …

: Not one of my most famous newsletters Today it’s just a links and wastebook clean out. Two Recent Garbage Chairs on AmsterdamI’ve found a …

: About my studio - Working from home, artist edition. (1) no commute saves time and means booting up …

: UHF in UHD: Weird Al’s cult classic movie will get its first 4K release - “Nothing says …

: The Ultimate Guide to building Developer Tool Websites - PLG for developers. Get them home pages …

: Buy your platform, don't build it When it comes to cloud native application platforms, we’re at an important evolutionary point: will …

: Automation and the Jevons paradox - Always good to bring in Jevon’s Paradox.

: 60 to 100 days to onboard a developer - Highlights from the Harness State of Developer Experience survey Today’s survey: “State of the Developer Experience 2024,” Harness/Wakefield Research. Most …

: That time when Microsoft bought and killed Nokia phone unit - “Barely two years after it was …

: Commoditize your condiments, or, open source business models considered Business models are fascinating. Most business models come down to a type of arbitrage, at least as …

: 6 views on open source business models On that random person in NebraskaOpen source is important for the entire industry, sell side …

: Volo’s Culinary Guide to Icewind Dale - We talk a lot about the downside of the Internet, the web, …

: Generated images for non-generated text and video - ‘It’s only a matter of time until …

: Java 17 is now the favorite brew of developers, along with - “About a tenth (9 percent) of …

: A Letter from Paul Auster - When the rejection is more comforting than the confirmation.

: Supercharged Developer Portals - Spotify Engineering : Spotify Engineering - Spotify is really going …

: 3 Kubernetes Market-Sizes: mid to low single digit billions ~5 years from now. Kubernetes is popular. If you’re in my business, you know that it’s widely considered to be how …

: Don’t Taste One Coffee - “Humans are really good at comparing.” // So, when you want to …

: OK Cloud, On-Prem is Alright - A case for private cloud, or, if you prefer the “a nicely …

: IBM Is Buying HashiCorp. What Comes Next? - Good analysis of the possible business strategy, the …

: The Digital Transformation Card Game - an interview This week’s Software Defined Talk podcast episode is an interview I did with Jana Werner. If you’re …

: DevOps used to manage 35% of enterprise app portfolios, 60% of testing activities are not automated Container, DevOps, and Generative AI for Testing UsageMy work sponsored an IDC paper going over ways …

: Spring Now Offers Free Access for the Spring Academy Pro Content - Free Spring training for all: …

: The Chilling of TikTok - Yeah, never good for a tech company to be get its feelings hurt: “the …

: A Shift in LLM Marketing : The Rise of the B2B Model - Enterprise AI requirements are different than …

: Inside TSMC’s Phoenix, Arizona expansion struggles - Rest of World - Sounds like a shitty place to …

: IBM to acquire Hashi for $6.4 billion, seeks software boost - Enterprise AI businesses case are …

: You should automate your builds and tests - 71% of people do not “use continuous integration to automatically build and test my code changes.” The CD Foundation Survey, 2024Today’s survey: “State of CI/CD Report 2024: The Evolution of Software …

: Finally have access to ChatGPT memory

: This feels like an accurate depiction of the halfling druid character I’ve been playing in …

: a 1950s pulp book cover with elf ranger

: The Port State of Platform Engineering in two surveys When I look at recent platform engineering surveys, the results are positive: people see the value …

: The cloud is benefiting IT, but not business - “The central promise of cloud computing was to …

: Tech Time Capsule: Early 1990s Clip Art Captured an Era - Good stuff.

: AI isn’t useless. But is it worth it? - “they do a poor job of much of what people try …

: Lessons after a half-billion GPT tokens - In nerd-space, the deflation of AI expectations has begun, …

: Most developers have adopted devops, survey says - I’ll have to look at this more, but: …

: Do software companies actually have good margins? - ’In other words, software development costs are …

: Things I Like There are many things I like, but these are some I can think of now1: Above all else, I like making …

: “Management avoids firing people with paper trails.” Corporate Camouflage

: The podcast fake-out video LogoffThat’s it for today. Like and subscribe, hey guys. (I should have made that full room video in …

: The State of Platform Engineering surveys - Perforce/Puppet 2024 When I look at recent platform engineering surveys, the results are positive: people see the value …

: Solo Roleplaying D&D: Make full character sheets for NPCs When playing solo D&D, try making full on characters for the major NPCs. This can be more fun …

: Enterprise AI, D&D with ChatGPT, & DevBurgerOps Lots of original content this week, starting with this prediction about “enterprise AI”: I also made …

: Amazon Isn’t Killing Just Walk Out But Rather “Pushing Hard” On It - Hmm, hopefully we’ll see …

: Notes on how to use LLMs in your product. - “Even the most expensive LLMs are not that …

: The Art of Product Management in the Fog of AI - “before products launch, it’s critical …

: ‘This shit’s so expensive’: a note on generative models and software margins - …

: Enterprise AI is a feature, not an app An enterprise AI strategy probably means adding AI to your existing apps and workflows, not just …

: Tuning the Prompt for Solo D&D with ChatGPT For about 7 months, I’ve been playing solo D&D with ChatGPT. I prompt ChatGPT to be the …

: How to use AI to solo play Dungeons and Dragons - Lab Notebook - Playing a Goblin Ambush Is ChatGPT good at being a Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master? I’ve been experimenting with …

: Forrester: IT departments are blowing their cloud budgets | Computer Weekly - “Nearly three in …

: Substack Is Setting Writers Up For A Twitter-Style Implosion – Home With The Armadillo - Seems …

: Kubernetes community capitalizes on open source and AI synergies - Among AI talk, 451’s …

: How to make an Enterprise AI strategy I don't think we really know what "enterprise AI" is yet, what apps will be helpful. So you need to …

: Commonplace book of links, quips, and two things I made Here’s two things of mine to check out: What we do at my workWe broadcast our updated Tanzu overview …

: Americans increasingly using ChatGPT, but few trust its 2024 election information, Pew Research …

: AI - two reports reveal a massive enterprise pause over security and ethics - “When we go into …

: Redis vs. the trillion-dollar cabals - Defending yourself against the three public clouds.

: Skinny jeans hot for AW24? Two writers argue over the demonised drainpipes - Some real passion …

: Stop Chasing Unicorns - ‘When it comes to ways of working, what do the companies that beat you …

: The S&P 500 is largely a historical artifact - Index funds.

: About Placemark.io - Is there room in the TAM for a startup like me? Seems representative of …

: Don’t Get Canceled: How To Overcome GenAI Consumer Backlash - I am interested in enterprise AI …

: CMOs Must Protect Consumer Trust in the AI Age - “only 20% of consumers are comfortable with …

: How to create Huge D&D Battle Maps with Midjourney generative AI You can generate really big Dungeons & Dragons battle maps with Midjourney. It takes some …

: Taking a bath outside while worm-mushrooms sing to you and steal your clothes From Dungeon Magazine#41, May/June 1993.Relative to your interestsSometimes, Lipstick Is Exactly …

: KubeCon + CloudNativeCon - if you build it, your customers might not come. Why? - Platform as a …

: The Unbundling of ChatGPT (Feb 2024 Recap) - AI is a feature, not a product.

: Java 22: Making Java More Attractive for AI Apps/Workloads - “Java is embracing a minimalist …

: The Justice Department Accuses Apple Of Smartphone Monopoly - ’When you’re as big as Apple, there’s …

: From Here to GitOps and Back Again - GitOps as a feature of CI/CD.

: A few thoughts on the Apple DOJ antitrust case, from someone who isn’t riding his first rodeo - …

: Ex-technology companies. - “Organizations that spun up dedicated in-house build and deployment …

: How People Are Really Using GenAI - It makes jargon-based work more accessible, and complex things …

: Late Night With the Devil: why people are boycotting the indie horror - “I’m not going to …

: Exit, Voice, and Loyalty - “The Exit, Voice and Loyalty model states that members of an …

: First custom brand font for TJ Maxx built by McCann Design - ‘The Maxx typeface has a family …

: 101 things I would tell my self from 10 years ago - “You are high in neuroticism, a trait that …

: Battle of the Redis forks? - Commercialized open source is a mess right now…for the past ~3 …

: Untranslatable - “We’ll let him do a trial run for a week first, to see what kind of …

: Coco’s Dispatch #67: Counterfeit Death Valley Pine Nuts at Kwik Mart - “I don’t …

: Content Editing: How To Handle Major Rewrites - Pretty detailed guide to editing (corporate) content …

: Untranslatable - “We’ll let him do a trial run for a week first, to see what kind of …

: Platform Maturity Model with Abby Bangser - Good framing: providing internal (dev) services to …

: How B2B Organizations Can Win With Younger Buyers - What the kids are up to. This feels like a …

: “Analogpunk, or, Tools, Shoes and Misery,” Bruce Sterling SXSW 2024) - He has a skill …

: State of Platform Maturity in the Norwegian Public Sector - Hans Kristian Flaatten - If you’re …

: Platform engineering design and UX Many of the videos from KubeCon EU are on YouTube now, just days after the the talks were given. …

: “Designing for Success: UX Principles for Internal Developer Platforms,” Kirsten Schwarzer, KubeCon …

: “Boosting Developer Platform Teams with Product Thinking,” Samantha Coffman, KubeCon EU, …

: Sometimes, Lipstick Is Exactly What a Pig Needs! - Abby Bangser, Syntasso & Whitney Lee, VMware …

: How to write a business book proposal I’ve written a few (little) business books, reviewed several, and reviewed several proposal for …

: "Is a platypus a Kubernetes symbol?" Wastebook“portal platform.” #outmeated. “Those sizzlers are nice.” “Tell him I’m eating,” 9 minutes …

: What junior/senior developers and CTOs need to know about internal developer platforms This is from last Fall at the SHIFT conference, but it still holds up: Relative to your interestsWhy …

: Good strategy Re: “Bad” StrategyStrategy is people, and in a corporate setting, all the wonky parts of people are …

: I did a video series with O’Reilly going over my advice for surviving and thriving …

: “Little surprises around every corner, but nothing dangerous.” Just links today. Relevant to your interestsTwo methods for designing better, more developer …

: How to avoid working too much Surviving and Thriving in a BigCoIf you work in a large organization, you’ll like this new video …

: devPRops - better put PR in your backlog Better put PR on the backlogArt for no one, by no one. Art whose only audience is the collective …

: Potato chips that taste like Thanksgiving stuffing - what could go wrong? Relative to your interestsCluetrain at 25 - This was an important book to me when it came out. It …

: I only give one talk a year, but I give it many times Relative to your interestsCan we reenergize the transactional workforce? - Hmm. Cloud without …

: This apple has a butt Never use slide notesRelative to your interestsOrganize Your Change Initiative Around Purpose and …

: The easiest presentation format that works Why did Kubernetes Win the Kontainer Wars?*John Willis finally explains why the underpowered, not …

: ChatGPT can't take over the world until it can play D&D What I’m doing here is trying to figure out some benchmarking tests to rate all the AI systems out …

: A ChatGPT prompt for solo roleplaying Dungeons & Dragons Here’s an overview of the prompt I’m currently using to play D&D with ChatGPT: In my mind, I’ve got …

: "14 pints of mouthwash rations per week" - alcohol in Wes Anderson movies There is already a delightful article on all this, but… If I needed some kind of thesis or …

: Getting Buck-Wild in PowerPoint “They say all foxes are slightly allergic to linoleum, but it's cool to the paw, try it.” …

: “Don’t Try” Expanded The “p” in IDP is for portal, not platform. Photo from Craig I, 2009.I think about this headstone …

: Lessons from Uber on developer productivity & platforms Tell me the last new condiment you tried that you didn’t like. Developer ProductivityOne of my …

: If you're not changing tools, you're not changing All Talk, No ToolsI like heuristics you can use to figure out what’s “really” going on at work …

: What does "synergies mean"? … I implore you to click on the video above because I live for the views, but if you (like me!) …

: We built a platform, but no one uses it! This year we’ll see a lot app platform teams struggle to get developers to actually use and …

: Touching the Flying Spaghetti Monster Upgrade That Spring!If you do Spring stuff in a large enterprise, you should check this thing out. …

: Tamale House Not much today, just cleaning up the queue. Wastebook“Look, it’s a Cybertruck!” - yelled out by a …

: Backstage, Java, and remote work - three more things to watch in 2024 Here are the other three things I’m going to watch in 2024. By “watch,” I suppose I mean “I really …

: Does kuberbetes make application development and delivery better? - 2024 Watch List I don’t like annual predictions. Thankfully, no one’s asked me to do a big post about them this …

: American Christmas, part 3 American Christmas, part 3Kids out and about in their pajamas. “Help me remember that our full size …

: American Christmas, part 2 American Christmas, part 2Stores that are open on Sunday, and don’t close until 9pm. People saying …

: What is "waste" in software development, and whatever happened to slack? (No, not THAT slack, the other one) We throw around the term “waste” a lot in software. It’s been around since the 2000s, at least since …

: American Christmas Only In AmericanStill warm tortillas. Adults wearing joke t-shirts. Yoga pants. Free packets of …

: Re-thinking tech debt, an interview with Laura Tacho The discussion below was fun: we starting talking about alignment ambiguity in Dungeons and Dragons, …

: How to tell if you're doing agile wrong I really liked my co-worker Paul Kelly’s post on this topic, plus some anti-patterns. So I made the …

: How to play Solo D&D with ChatGPT...three months later I've played solo D&D with ChatGPT for three months. It's not that great at the pure mechanics (for …

: New prompt to get ChatGPT to Dungeon Master Solo Dungeons & Dragons Update: here’s a newer prompt I’ve been using, plus more how to play D&D with …

: What does "outcome oriented" really mean? The Business Bullshit DictionaryI’m recording a few tiny videos defining some business-world jargon. …

: Good metrics are good, bad metrics are bad, and people in zombie movies have obviously never seen a zombie movie What every kid wants, the Windows XP wallpaper.What’s your favorite “observed statistical …

: Type-writers are killing cursive, AMIRIGHT? There’s a lot going at work now, employee wise. If you’re using a VMware email address to subscribe …

: Links, links, links. And where to stay in Paris Let’s get to it Found in a stack of my son’s old school papers.WastebookIf it's bad to yuk someone's …

: When you hear the word “input,” run - avoiding unpaid work at work Thriving in a BigCo: Avoiding homework, and assigning homeworkI’m working on a video series with …

: Skills - CIO goes: ¯_(ツ)_/¯ "We can’t hire the right people” is the eternal complaint of CIOs everywhere. They’re beset by all …

: We should probably just fix networking instead of putting on another layer of paint Here’s the final installment of my talks with Here’s the third little interview I did with Torsten …

: Managing multi-cloud Kuberntes Here’s the third little interview I did with Torsten Volk at EMA research. We talked about managing …

: What is a Kubernetes "distro," and why are there so many of them? Here’s the second little interview I did with Torsten Volk at EMA research. We talked about security …

: Don't freak out too much about Kubernetes and security, it's just like any new technology that's early in usage … Here’s a little interview I did with Torsten Volk at EMA research. We talked about security …

: We Fear Change (because we don't get any rewarded for all the risk) Suggested playlist for this episode. We Fear Change, a new talkI’ve got a mostly newish talk coming …

: There is no relationship between The Doobie Brothers and AI generated D&D battle maps and If you thought yesterday’s edition was way too long deep into some stinky, weeds, today’s episode is …

: It takes a village to make a king, not just developers This is an example of a weird use of “developers are the new kingmakers”: There is a simple rule: …

: idling insignificantly How to survive giving a lot of presentations at conferencesI think it was John Willis who told me …

: The only people who don’t like metrics are the people being measured, or, developer productivity metrics quicksand No links today, but this: Measuring Developer ProductivityOnce you suggest tracking an individual …

: Kubernetes Service & Distro Usage Just a few things today. The Network is the Computer“Sun Microsystems founders (left to right) Bill …

: The container management market is $1.6bn in 2022, going to $3.6bn in 2027 Suggested theme song. Just links and fun finds today. Relevant to your interestsVMware named a …

: Why do they even have nets in Dungeons & Dragons 5e? Software Defined Talk #434That’s the opening topic of our podcast this week. Oh, and we talk about a …

: The Tech Marketer's Problem Thought Leadership Hidden in Plain SightThere’s a variation of The Plumber’s Problem that I suffer …

: What does Backstage actually do? Videos! I finally got a good handle on what Backstage does today - not the outcomes it helps you …

: Tetragrammaton - The Podcast Review #02 Rick Rubin’s PodcastI like Tetragrammaton podcast a lot. (It’s one of those big deal podcasts that …

: “We gave a profession of bullshit generators access to GPT-4. You won’t believe what happened next.” …

: A new way of thinking about open source sustainability - If you’re using open source …

: What is a service mesh? Why do you need a service mesh? And which is the best service mesh? The infrastructure drives the app architectureA cloud native applications is typically designed as a …

: Did I Make a Mistake Selling Del.icio.us to Yahoo? - Plan to never get past slide one: “Any …

: Second Wave DevOps - The tools keep changing: “Let’s face facts: our implementation is what’s …

: Survey: Majority of US Workers Are Already Using Generative AI Tools, But Company Policies Trail …

: iOS 17 release: everything you need to know about Apple’s big updates - A concise list. The …

: A handsome grandfather clock A NEW CAR!The first episode where Bob has his real hair. I’m not sure how it happened, but The Price …

: The Poetry of Pricing - “Pricing is a signal. It’s a conversation between seller and buyer …

: Taking a careful approach to AI in marketing - There’s a lot of analysis that we should all be …

: The Artists and Cartoonists Who Designed Pee-wee Herman’s World - “I remember feeling …

: Tech companies should do regional events more Small, regional events are probably better than the mega-conferenceI’m starting to think that small, …

: How Can CIOs Communicate the Business Value of IT? - Talk with biz-normals about how technology can …

: UK.gov efficiency hurt as legacy tech upgrades stall - Security is always the FUD-stick: “Dame …

: US Banks Must Get Ready For Open Banking Now - Banks and regulations: the source of enterprise tech …

: What is an Authority to Operate (ATO)? - Governance in the military.

: Salesforce CEO takes another bold stand on remote work - Another chapter in the no one knows WTF on …

: DevOps Patterns for Private Equity: Technology organization strategies for high performing software …

: VMware Introduces Frameworks And Services At Explore Conference To Enable Enterprise Adoption Of …

: Everyone is Busy: Who Has Time to Transform? - Mark tries to crack the “how to engineer a …

: The purpose of enterprise airport ads The week so far, a selectionI don’t really know what “platform engineering” isLast episode I shared …

: What exactly is "developer experience"? Press PassI’m speaking at the SHIFT conference next week in Zadar, Croatia. Here’s some questions …

: Focusing on just outcomes leads to whacky tech decisions Confusing outcomes with capabilitiesI don’t have this sorted out well, but the baby keeps crawling …

: It's hard to make content from 20 yeas of transcripts In IowaI was in Des Moines this week to give one of the keynotes at DevOpsDays Des Moines (it went …

: HashiCorp Retools Licenses And Software To Grow Its Business - Extensive look into the HasiCorp …

: Forrester’s Impressions: VMware Explore 2023 - A brief overview of VMware’s strategy and …

: It’s Not You, It’s Me: What It Really Means When Budget Is The Reason For The Breakup - Something …

: The Works of Mars, 1671 - Fortification engineering.

: Dangerous Dimensions: Mind-Bending Tales of the Mathematical Weird - Looks like fun, right?

: Here’s Something Past Its Expiration Date: the Expiration Date Itself - “Food experts broadly …

: Texas’s Biggest Barbecue City Is Attracting a New Crop of Exciting Restaurants - Lots going on in …

: Favorite coffee-making setups from the Ars Technica staff - I made coffee with a Chemex for a few …

: Books Recommended With Uncommon Wisdom and Tender Care - “Over and over, Aoyama demonstrates …

: Privileged Sad Sack IowaI’m in Des Moines, Iowa for the keynote I’ll be giving at DevOpsDays here. I believe their …

: Bootstrapping ChatGPT 3.5 and ChatGPT 4 to be a Dungeon Master for solo play in Dungeons & Dragons I’ve been experimenting/playing a lot with ChatGPT as a Dungeon Master. I like to call this …

: What VMware’s AI Vision Means for Your Job - Figuring out how AI will affect tech stuff.

: Survey finds relatively few Americans actually use (or fear) ChatGPT - 30% to 40% (for young adult …

: The Ultimate Guide to Developer Counter-Productivity - Focus on outcomes, not …

: Man, Myth & Magic The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Mythology 21 Volumes In 1 - This is the kind …

: Dark Mode: How Users Think About It and Issues to Avoid - A lot more on dark mode than you thought …

: Mindsets and Tactics for New Leaders of Software Teams - Seems like good stuff.

: Garbage Chairs of Amsterdam.

: IncrativeOps - or notes from a recovering thought-leader If you can’t be at DevOpsDays Des Moines later this week (or stackconf in Berlin next week) to …

: In favor of crushing 2,000 Cans of Miller Highlife Trees do not grow in straight rowsThis picture clarified what it’s like to be an American living in …

: Lots of Marvel super heroes this halloween, but a little more clowns than the last two years Not much today. Halloween Clown TailwindsFrom Chris Rogers at S&P Global Market Intelligence.“Among …

: As ChatGPT goes Enterprise, here are Ten GenAI Reality Checks you need to take… - A long list of …

: Google’s $30-per-month “Duet” AI will craft awkward emails, images for you - All about …

: Halloween creeps a little closer: Seasonal supply chains accelerate - “Among outfits, the best …

: New Report on Platform Engineering - what is it? Jennifer Riggins and The New Stack crew have a good booklet out on Platform Engineering. I read over …

: ChatGPT finds a role playing Dungeons & Dragons - This is what spurred me to start using ChatGPT …

: Why We Glorify Overwork and Refuse to Rest - One of the better explanations of what’s …

: The new spreadsheet? OpenAI introduces ChatGPT Enterprise for businesses - Can handle longer …

: Europe’s new rules for Big Tech start today. Are they ready? - “Under the DSA digital …

: When "customer Value" is weird framing, if not dangerous Don’t get hung up on “customer value” and “business value”I feel like this metaphor of “customer …

: US judge: Art created solely by artificial intelligence cannot be copyrighted - This is going to be …

: Generative AI dominates VMware Explore news - AI uses in the VMware stack.

: Developers Are the Future Of VMware (Part 2): Multi-Cloud and AI | by Torsten Volk - Good examples …

: I tried to get ChatGPT to summarize VMware Explore 2023 for me. I don’t know, it wasn’t …

: Rye Leafoot's Guide to Elderwood: The Lost Tribe Preface In the annals of Eldergrove’s tangled history, a formidable tapestry of culture and …

: Half-Harpy, Dungeons and Dragons Race A half-harpy is the result of a human breeding with a harpy. Usually, the offspring is a harpy …

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: Pixie Mischief Pixies, those delightful and mischievous denizens of the Elderwood, are as much a part of the forest …

: Rye Leafoot's Guide to Elderwood: The Whispering Willow Ah, the Whispering Willow! Or just ‘The Willow’ if you’re trying to sound casual while nursing …

: Rye Leafoot's Guide to Elderwood: Aurel's Reach At the very heart of the Elderwood, Aurel’s Reach unfurls. Envision the central region of the …

: Rye Leafoot's Guide to Elderwood: Introduction from the Bird's Eye Elderwood. Ah, dear reader, it’s so much more than a mere word on parchment. It’s the delicate …

: VMware Explore’s 5 Big Reveals: Updates To Tanzu, vSAN, NSX+, Workspaces And An AI Deal With Nvidia …

: Making vision and strategy practical Suggested episode theme song. How are things going for you?Avoid using Vision and Strategy as an …

: Culture vultures - “Traditional word-based culture—and, sure, I’ll stick Twitter into that …

: Non-knowing growing - “…non-knowing, growing. It’s what babies do when they learn to …

: It’s Time To Tell The Healthcare CX Story In Terms Of ROI - The focus is healthcare, here, but this …

: How Barbie Went Viral - “by creating meme-able content, centering your audience instead of …

: Necronomicon all’italiana - Fantastic stuff.

: Cloud-native approaches are now default software development practices - Highlights from a recent …

: The next generation of developer productivity – O’Reilly - As ever nowadays, developer productivity …

: Days Notes, August, 2023 I’ve been off the publishing grid for awhile, even off the consuming the Internet grid. This …

: 80% of execs regret calling employees back to the office - Hmm. It seems really hard to tell what …

: Bike maker VanMoof also files for bankruptcy in Germany - I had no idea that this luxury bike …

: As HashiCorp adopts the BSL, an era of open-source software might be ending - Is it too soon to say …

: Checking In On ChatGPT - Text-centric AI best used for text-centric toil: “The most common …

: PDFs vs. web pages: what’s better for users? - Bad things are bad, and using a thing for …

: Helen Garner on happiness: ‘It’s taken me 80 years to figure out it’s not a tranquil, sunlit realm’ …

: What they don't tell you about conference MC script writing A quick one today, no time to compile the links and stuff Writing good MC scripts for the keynote …

: Half-harpy I’ve had an unhealthy1 obsession with getting my kids to play D&D recently - they asked to! So, I …

: We try the Marks and Spencer Roast Beef and Onion Crisps, or Chips as us Americans would say.

: Money spent on containerized workloads is growing fast, but overall spend is still small compared to traditional infrastructure PSA: I recommend that you use your personal email address to subscribe to this newsletter. We're …

: What the New Relic Sale Means for SaaS - Time to go start Wily 3.

: Why haven’t internet creators become superstars? - “Internet stardom bestows no glamor.

: Shadow IT guidance - Advice from the UK government: “Though clearly not desirable, the …

: The Super App Window Has Closed - “58% of online adults in metro China said that they trust …

: Experts expect Sumo Logic match post-New Relic acquisition - I would not recommend …

: The eternal principles of an (enterprise) app stack Suggested vibe for this edition: The eternal principles of an (enterprise) app stackThese are not …

: Fantasy Meets Reality - “If it looks neat, people will want to take a photo with it. If it …

: Why is developer experience so bad if we all think software is so important? This week’s Tanzu Talk podcast (video above) is all about developer experience, and COBOL: "75% of …

: Forrester VMware Executive Checklist for DevEx - “75% of IT and business executives say that …

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: Passing the anxiety parcel - “And in organisations there’s a phenomenon I sometimes call …

: Webinars are great - how to make good webinars, and how to watch webinars Webinars have a bad reputation. They’re usually boring presentation that require you to give …

: Developers are bad at estimating in at least three ways. Midjourney: Olan Mills style photograph of software programmers standing around a conference table …

: Why they’re smearing Lina Khan - Outcomes based regulation: “There is no measure so small that …

: Oracle’s revised Java licensing terms 2-5x more expensive • The Register - ’a hypothetical …

: AlmaLinux discovers working with Red Hat isn’t easy - Some follow-up, “how it’s …

: Nobody cares about your blog. - The post is pro-blogging, obviously. We should try to bring back …

: Workin’ for the Man - This is how most all request driven processes (you have to file a ticket) end …

: Free Lunch - Some strong Amsterdam type vibes here. // “Free Lunch is an all-caps display font …

: The DoD: A Compelling Case for Extreme Programming - Good overview of why/how the practices in …

: Waiting for the close of open - how long can the 2000s spirit of open source and open APIs last? Midjourney: Medieval serfs defending a castle from demons in the style of Hieronymus Bosch, from …

: Change takes a long time - This is my new thing after five years of talking with large companies …

: People are getting fed up with all the useless tech in their cars - “Unsurprisingly, more …

: What connected-car services are consumers willing to pay for? - There’s some fun …

: Lines of Code - When there’s no perfect and easy measure, you have to (“end up”?) …

: The problem with t-shirt schwag at tech conferences Ever wonder why there’s not more t-shirts at tech conferences? Marketing people hate getting …

: A4 Issue 1 July 2022 – Notes from the Drawing Board - This kind of thing is fantastic.

: How to Write a Book in Three Days: Lessons from Michael Moorcock - “There’s always a …

: Throw someone a pep rally - Two thumbs up!

: 202306 - apenwarr - ’If you take a single pull request (PR) that adds a new feature, and launch it …

: IT spending soars, generative AI investments barely leave a mark - These forecasts have been …

: No one has an “appetite for risk” - “I think there is a better way to express what …

: If you’re so smart, why are we all still so dumb? We’re back from a three day weekend in London for our anniversary. I tried very hard to eliminate …

: personal organization - “Here’s my one piece of advice about personal organization: …

: Checking In on the State of TDD - Great round-up or the current thinking and research! But: Kids …

: What the Government Email Account Hack Says About the Future of Cybersecurity - Always be securing …

: IncrementalOps Beware of High Expectations in Enterprise TechHere are three charts. First, while everyone is …

: The mystery of how many developers there are in the world: is it 100 million, or more like 16 million? Finding an estimate of how many developers there are in the world is difficult. Oh, there’s plenty …

: Security Team Culture Matters - Being in security should be a happy job. // “Security and risk …

: Deploying the Swift Method to Modernize a Singapore Government Legacy System - Good description of …

: "Shift Left (and leave)" versus "Shift Left (and stay)" Only 22% of software developers say they have a clear understanding of what they need to do to …

: In the face of volatility, CFOs—and their organizations—adapt - Belt-tightening watch. Lots of …

: IBM takes on AWS, Google, and Microsoft with Watsonx - If it works, it lets enterprises build up …

: Beware the Digital Whiteboard - The assertion: writing with whiteboarding/Sticky notes is not good, …

: Summarizing Articles with ChatGPT Works Again Our final talk in our software stuff for financial organizations is coming up tomorrow. Above is a …

: Steve McQueen by, John Dominis - That guy made being cool look easy.

: Steve McQueen by, John Dominis - That guy made being cool look easy.

: Island Series: 6 Pack - These look like more amazing notebooks from a boutique shop.

: Adopt Platform Engineering to Scale Application Security Practices - “Gartner Survey Data …

: ChatGPT web traffic falls 10%, analytics show - Indeed. I think I’ve found the limitations. …

: Scratch Pad: Fireworks, Bootlegs, Spock - “I remain convinced that most categories of online …

: Porter’s Five Forces and the social web - There’s something interesting to do here in …

: Garbage Chairs of Amsterdam

: Less Upcoming Than Usual A bonus Sunday episode! Waking up this morning, my first thought was how different my job is now …

: If Books Could Kill - The Podcast Review #01 I listen to a lot of podcasts, and have for, I don’t know, over 20 years. I’ve made and make a lot …

: 2023-07-07 day note Put out a newsletter today. The musings on using ChatGPT for school obscure the real treat: me …

: Unleash developer productivity with generative AI, McKinsey survey - Their survey says it’s …

: Pulling On Threads - I forgot about the “bring your whole self” thing.

: How can my kids use ChatGPT to be better students? When a good teacher seems like cheatingAll of the worrying about cheating with ChatGPT is hiding its …

: Amazon Prime Video’s Microservices Move Doesn’t Lead to a Monolith after All - The New Stack - At …

: Rocky Linux project details how it will live on - “Nobody chooses RHEL because it’s …

: Gartner Survey Finds 79% of Corporate Strategists See AI and Analytics as Critical to Their Success …

: How legacy tech can kill recruiting efforts, increase attrition and ruin the employee experience, …

: Five Nos - “‘yeses’ matter more than ‘nos,’ and taking more chances …

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: The eternal first inning of cloud LEGACY SOFTWARE AT BANKS! That's the topic of the talk my colleague and I are giving tomorrow. You …

: Patterns vs Platforms - It’s all hard stuff. Instead of centralized platforms, perhaps …

: The Homework Apocalypse substack.com/inbox/pos… How to incorporate ChatGPT (etc.) in school …

: Confused Coté Corner: The RHEL Drama Recent picture of me trying to figure this all out. (I seem to have forgotten my toupee that …

: Midjourney and Adobe Stock - Using AI to make stock photography, etc.

: The real story of how Facebook almost acquired Waze, but we ended up with Google - …

: Gsma | Mobile Industry Eyes Five Billion ‘Dormant’ Phones Sitting In Desk Drawers For Reuse Or …

: Midjourney and Adobe Stock - Using AI to make stock photography, etc.

: ‘Zero trust’ was supposed to revolutionize cybersecurity. Here’s why that …

: Beyond belt-tightening: How marketing can drive resiliency during uncertain times | McKinsey - …

: 28 Questions to Ask Your Boss in Your One-on-Ones - Good things to talk about in your meetings if …

: A modern-era lift and shift: Danske Bank seeks massive cost-to-income ratio improvement with the …

: Software as strategy I really liked how this first talk in out three part series came out. I wanted to talk as much as …

: Lessons learned from Cloud Foundry for the platform engineering community Here’s my talk from Cloud Foundry Day, last week: The Cloud Foundry community has been around for a …

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: It’s time for the Kubernetes value line - “There’s a reason the saying ‘culture eats …

: Link catsup I’m at Cloud Foundry Day today - travel, conference, etc. I realized I’m giving the last talk, which …

: Gartner Forecasts Worldwide Banking and Investment Services IT Spending to Reach $652 Billion in …

: Why did the #TwitterMigration fail? – Café Lob-On - Difficulty crossing the chasm. But, come on: …

: All those naked Greeks… - I think the conclusion is status, power, beauty, and sex.

: Bluesky Has Problems - Me: there aren’t enough people and, thus, communities yet. Also: …

: 2023-06-18 yesterday note Mid-day. For Father’s Day, Kim set me up with a nice hotel room that has a sauna in it. I …

: Rest for the restless - “Maybe it’s my low tolerance for boredom. I can’t help but do …

: I don't need to "do less to do more." I just need to do less.

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: Catching up on the HOT links Do you like words like: security - governance - PCI - regulation - SBOMs?! Then you should attend …

: Celebrity photographer Chris Floyd shares six pieces of career advice everyone can learn from - …

: Gartner’s Enterprise Value Equation for Business Value of Platform Engineering - Metrics and …

: What is platform engineering? - “Here are the key pillars of platform engineering, as I see …

: What Is Platform Engineering, and What Does It Do? - Lori Perri at Gartner defines platform …

: Citi to cut 5K jobs citing tech initiatives - Not good for the pro-AI crowd. // ‘Citi’s …

: Change Fatigue In Digital Transformation: Where Has All The Value Gone? - Ways to keep the digital …

: Change Management In Digital Transformation: There’s No Tunnel, There’s No Light - “21% of …

: The Quest for Better, Faster Deals - The highest quality deals are driven by strategy and vision …

: Singapore Bank DBS: A Blueprint For Digital Transformation In Finance - Nothing on how these changes …

: Reports Of OpenStack’s Death Greatly Exaggerated - Hmmm….I mean, I think it’s fairly …

: AI And B2B Marketing — Three Opportunities And Challenges To Ponder - “Half my advertising …

: 2023-06-15 yesterday note “did some thinking, and suddenly it was gone 5” Spent most of the day on the newsletter …

: Platform Engineering is just CI/CD infused with enterprise goop (jk...I think?) Midjourney: a datacenter filled with clouds in the style of Pieter Bruegel the Elder.Just when you …

: 2023-06-13 day note What is the deal with Disney live action kid shows? Do they have a team that makes sure they all …

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: 2023-06-09 day note A lot of post-production video work today. Doing all the work after you film and then fully edit a …

: DevOps vs. Platform Engineering Midjourney: a Soviet style poster with a software developer standing triumpantly on-top of a pile of …

: Apple Savings Accounts Funds Withdrawal Concerns - “Customers who have requested withdrawals …

: Take care of your legacy software before it kills your ability to innovate I want to try a new video format: the Quick Comment. Just one “fact” or idea and 45 …

: Improving developer productivity with Platform as a Product, from PlatformCon 2023 - Great talk from …

: How to keep your new tool from gathering dust - “Learn where your tool can have the biggest …

: Microsoft Design - Wallpapers - Fun! Including the old XP one in 4K somewhere.

: Netherlands enables contactless payments on entire public transport network - Yup, it’s pretty …

: 2023-06-08 day note Today’s newsletter has just a few links, some quirky quotes, and a list of upcoming …

: You can't avoid lock-in I have a new video, opining on multi-cloud and how Kubernetes might could help with fears of lock-in …

: Setting time on fire and the temptation of The Button - If you value writing by the time put into it …

: 7 Core Elements of an Internal Developer Platform - The reinvention of PaaS continues // The Eternal …

: The Care and Feeding of Internal Developer Platforms - Five benefits of monitoring and managing …

: Avoid cloud lock-in with Kubernetes, findings from the 2023 VMware State of Kubernetes Survey 76% of respondents in our State of Kubernetes 2023 survey say they use multiple clouds - …

: How to find an are.na RSS feed I like are.na - it’s fun, and not icky. Having to pay a little bit to post more than 200 items …

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: Monoliths, Microservervices and Mainframes – Reflections on Amazon Prime Video’s Monolith Move - …

: Escape the Legacy Trap: 5 Keys to Successful Application Modernization - Modernize those apps!

: 7 Core Elements of an Internal Developer Platform - The reinvention of PaaS continues // The Eternal …

: 2023-06-07 day note Mid-day, when I have time. Another webinar in the can: my analysis of our 2023 State of Kubernetes …

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: 2023-06-05 day note I had two recordings today. One on the platform maturity model draft, a paper I got the chance to …

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: 2023-06-02 day note Traveling back home, to Amsterdam, today. Yesterday’s VMUG Belgium talk went fine. Since it …

: 2023-05-31 day note The day’s not over yet, but I’ve got two but things coming up the rest of the evening …

: Maximizing value, controlling cost with cloud FinOps - “Among current users, 56% report that …

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: Do You Shop Online? So Do Your B2B Buyers! - “75% of B2B buyers prefer a rep-free experience, …

: 2023-05-30 day note I recorded a podcast today on security in cloud native. Security can seem like an incomprehensible …

: Some UK digital transformation retros Just links this episode. Some fantastic #gartnercoreFrom “Technical Insights: Battle of the APIs — …

: What I did this summer, the PowerPoint - You should probably cut the first five slides of your deck

: An Infinite Game: Interview with Laurel Schwulst - “when I use ChatGPT, I’ve noticed …

: The Forbidden Zone - ’Back then, you were a webmaster, doing it all.

: European HVAC - Air conditioners to be big in Europe?

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: Can Watsonx Rebuild IBM’s AI Relevance? - Analysis of IBM’s AI stuff. Also, a good side point: …

: The Pessimism Problem Continues to Grow - It’s 60% now: ’Back in 2020, I wrote a post titled …

: A framework for council technology planning – SensibleTech - “We don’t have much – if any – …

: Touchpoints, coalescence and multi-platform engineering — thoughts from Kubecon 2023 - A sum up of …

: Gartner Forecasts Worldwide Government IT Spending to Grow 8% in 2023 - “Worldwide government …

: Retrospective of 10 years of digital in the UK government - Great overview of the past ten(?) years …

: Manage process before people - File under “must be nice…"

: Majority of Americans have heard of ChatGPT, but few have tried it - “Just 14% of U.S. adults have …

: Extending the Pivotal Labs Way: How Tanzu Labs Helps Organizations Deliver Great Software - All …

: How Ecosystems Are Changing Insurance CX - An example of using digital stuff to improve insurance, …

: Thinking Strategically About Software Bills of Materials (SBOMs) - As with most things, the whole …

: Don't wait until 2025, you should be using generative AI stuff for most all of your marketing work today Suggested theme song for this episode: 30% in 2025 implies low use in 2023 From the recent Gartner …

: Cutting Costs by Cutting Waste - Instead of removing travel, R&D, etc. (which were thought to be …

: How Agile Value Management Creates Value Faster - Some metrics for measuring progress.

: Gartner Survey Reveals 71% of CMOs Believe They Lack Sufficient Budget to Fully Execute Their …

: On-Premises Cloud Is a Failure. Google Has the Fix - Or you could run Cloud Foundry and call it a …

: Kubernetesless is just someone else’s Kubernetes Read to the end to see an illustration of the inner workings of cloud infrastructure. For all the …

: Qlik acquires Talend to solidify data governance and quality -

: First Attempt at Gathering DORA Metrics - Not easy.

: It’s the agile mindset that matters for local government - getting local government to do agile is …

: Day 868 and Chunks - Knowing what your or your organization’s goals are in enough difficult to …

: The secret of selling your product to enterprises - Sales is hard and expensive because of all the …

: Economist Daron Acemoglu: ‘When mistakes involve powerful technologies, you’re going to have …

: Dumping links like Galileo dumped the orange - There’s a lot going on here: ‘These are …

: Start Your Architecture Modernization with Domain-Driven Discovery - For when you’re doing …

: The Cult of the Founders - Operating a large tech company is a different set of skills than …

: “The Dead Silence of Goods”: Annie Ernaux and the Superstore - The culture of big box stores as seen …

: ICYMI: Instagram’s New App Could Be Here By June - Adding a microblog to Instagram?! // …

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: - Innovator’s Dilemma dynamics - “while a $40 million company needs to find just $8 …

: Adding A Product-Led Growth Strategy To A Traditional B2B Organization - Among other things: …

: Josh Long at Devoxx UK: Showcasing Bootiful Spring 6 and Spring Boot 3 - “In his humoristic …

: The 90s Obsession With Transparent Technology - Clearly a good read.

: Gartner Says Four Trends are Shaping the Future of Cloud, Data Center and Edge Infrastructure - Some …

: MariaDB walks tightrope between commerce and open source - “It recorded a 26 percent …

: AI Act: a step closer to the first rules on Artificial Intelligence - “AI systems with an …

: Eyecandy - Visual Technique Library - Different, fun camera techniques.

: Stop worrying about cloud-lock-in, and outages, Gartner - Perhaps there’s enough good in …

: A Formula For Pitching CIOs - Pretty good for any pitch.

: Datadog’s $65M/year customer mystery solved - “Above $2-5M/year annual spend is where bringing …

: TP–7 - teenage engineering - This is the weirdest looking recording gear I’ve ever seen. …

: Twitter doesn’t drive many substuck views - “At the start of the year, Twitter on …

: IBM Watson missed the AI revolution, but Watsonx could become the heartbeat of the Generative …

: Gartner Says Layoffs May Ultimately Harm Shareholder Returns - After firing people to lower costs, …

: Docker makes comeback with over $50M in ARR two years into restructuring -

: Monoliths vs micro-services, here we go again -

: Apple Makes More Fintech Moves With High-Yield Savings Account From Goldman Sachs - Very detailed …

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: VMware strives to become the multi-cloud leader - Overview of VMware’s current strategy, etc. …

: Introducing Kubecost Cloud: Now in Open Beta! - - FinOps!

: IBM looks to turn nearly 8,000 jobs over to artificial intelligence, CEO says - ’“I could easily see …

: Jeffrey Bernard put it when I went to interview him: “As if there was something romantic and …

: Bish at the Bank: Live in Baltimore by Walter Bishop Jr.

: KubeCon Europe 2023 highlights Kubernetes explosion and need for instant platform engineering, CNCF …

: Setting the Record Straight on Cloud Computing ROI - Ability to add new features(quickly), access to …

: Why Are You Doing This? (Wrong Answers Only) - Some of these are mostly (only?) for companies …

: Use Forrester’s insights to calm depositors and prevent a bank run - Europeans are trusting …

: The Definition Of “More From Less” In B2B Content Strategy And Operations - The best tip here to …

: How To Be Resilient: 5 Steps To Success When Life Gets Hard -

: Will Platform Engineering Get Loved To Death? -

: The Polaroids of Andrei Tarkovsky : The Mystery of Everyday Life -

: Build A Platform Engineering Team To Support Your Organization’s Prize Talent -

: Scaling Beyond the Pilot in Public Sector Organizations -

: CD Foundation Releases Fourth State of Continuous Delivery Report, 2023 - In these surveys (based on …

: Enterprise interest in sovereign cloud on the rise, survey - “In a poll of 1,000 enterprise leaders …

: FinOps! Five Cost Management Tips for IT Leaders, IDC - Good chart of what people are doing to …

: I’m giving a talk about platform engineering lessons learned at Devoxx UK this week, May 10th …

: Spring Cloud Gateway: The Swiss Army Knife of Cloud Development - Hooking up your applications and …

: The Cloudcast: How AI will Impact Cloud-native - This is incredibly comprehensive.

: Garbage Chairs of Amsterdam

: Deep Work summarized by Phil Gyford

: Garbage Chairs of Amsterdam.

: 1970s grocery store, wide angle. Midjourney.

: Another bank bites the dust. Three recommendations to wring opportunity out of this so-called …

: Will A.I. Become the New McKinsey? - “Today, we find ourselves in a situation in which …

: News Minimalist - AI sends you only significant real-world news.

: Snacks stand, Amsterdam, 2021.

: In the Netherlands, a little bit of Texas for breakfast is still possible.

: 📹 Kubernetes is getting better for developers, especially as they manage it less themselves This is the first of a few videos and blog posts I have on our annual Kubernetes survey, which you …

: Managing Tech Debt Much like financial debt, technical debt is helpful when managed responsibly, but like real debt, …

: Everything is big in America & the men don't wear designer purses I’m a Texan living in Amsterdam, so when I come back to the States (Dallas and Austin this time), I …

: Urgency I’ve started writing this bit two times (see the community one and the one on ICs vs. managers …

: Open Source usage survey Some commentary on a recent survey commissioned from my work, VMware. Unsurprisingly, open source is …

: How to do fun and interesting executive dinners, round tables, etc. - online and in-person Here’s what I’ve learned in doing 30 (maybe more like 40?) executive events in person and online …

: Napkins, Ice, Toilets, and Passports Allow me to indulge in some trans-Atlantic compare/contrast’ing. I was back in Texas and Chicago for …

: Platform Engineering Probably Doesn’t Mess with CaaS and IaaS From the report “Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2023: Platform Engineering,” Paul Delory and …

: Getting more eyeballs for your boring enterprise tech videos - analysis and LIFE HACKS from four months of long and tiny b2b videos by channel and numbers Looking at four months of numbers, here’s my theories of how to get more attention for my …

: 5 Definitions of DevOps I’ve tracked at least three different definitions of DevOps since the days of “agile …

: The one minute pitch at DevOpsDays As a DevOpsDays sponsor you’re often given the chance to give a one minute pitch to the entire …

: Two Types of Digital Transformation There are two types of digital transformation. First, literally. You had an analog process (booking …

: Rule 1: Don’t go to meetings. Rule 2: See rule 1 Coffee is for coders. Whether you’re doing waterfall, DevOps, PRINCE, SAFe, PMBOK, ITIL, or whatever …

: Banks are handling disruption well - Highlights Thus far, it seems like the large banks are fending off digital disruption, perhaps embracing some …

: Ode to Airports An airport is a time pause. It’s an excuse to not stress or try. You’re trapped in the …

: Keeping sane at the airport After 10 years of business travel, this is how I cope at the airport: You’ll get there, even …

: Book Review: Maximize Your Investment: 10 Key Strategies for Effective Packaged Software Implementations The premise of this book, for most anyone, is painfully boring: planning out and project managing …

: Moving beyond the endless debate on bi-modal IT I get all ants-in-pants about this whole bi-modal discussion because I feel like it’s a lot of …

: These aren''t the ROI's you''re looking for I have a larger piece on common objections to “cloud native” that I’ve encountered over the last …

: Asking questions often leads to more work, for you Most of what we do as white-collar workers is help our organization come to a decision. What new …

: Avoid fence painting by assigning homework One of the more eye-rolling tactics of white collar workers is what I call “fence painting”: an …

: Dead Horse Points In corporate meetings, oftentimes one person figures out a problem and comes up with a solution. …

: Eventually, to do a developer strategy your execs have to take a leap of faith A kingmaker in the making. I’ve talked with an old colleague about pitching a developer-based …

: So you want to become a software company? 7 tips to not screw it up. Hey, I’ve not only seen this movie before, I did some script treatments: Chief Executive Officer …

: The Problem with PaaS Market-sizing Figuring out the market for PaaS has always been difficult. At the moment, I tend to estimate it at …

: Addressing the DevOps compliance problem Satisfying the mythical auditors is often one of the first barriers to spreading DevOps initiatives …

: All the taboos about working at home Working at home, with a family, is a challenge, as this nice overview piece at The Register goes …

: Barriers to DevOps in government There’s just as much pull for DevOps in government as there is in the private sector. While most of …

: A presentation is just a document that has been printed in landscape mode I’m always wanting to do a talk or write a series of items on the white-collar toolchain, or …

: Management’s role in DevOps: orchestrating the why Donkey teamwork What’s the point of it all? Why are we doing this? These questions pop up frequently …

: There’s no easy way to model DevOps ROI Think you can show DevOps ROI? Think again “What is the ROI for DevOps?” is a question that has been …

: Enterprise DevOps interview with iThome Weekly A little while back I did an email interview with Ray Wang from iThome Weekly, in Taiwan. It’s …

: Here’s how we can help push DevOps into the mainstream Can DevOps declare victory yet? Not quite, but soon. Figuring out when a technology inflection point …

: Sizing the PaaS Market Fun with market sizing I’ve spent a lot of time over the years working with cloud …

: Software Defined Businesses need Software Defined IT Departments (I originally wrote this April 2015 for FierceDevOps, a site which has made it either impossible or …

: Betting on the Software Defined Business for growth I had lunch with Israel Gat yesterday. Lobster bisque in a sourdough bread bowl, to answer your …

: The new industry analysts, again Never mind journalism, it’s industry analysts who are being disrupted. I keep coming across a new …

: Advice for being an industry analyst Occasionally, my fellow analysts ask me for advice on being an analyst. Here’s an edited up version …

: When in Rome, format your PowerPoints like the Romans do One of the “tricks” you learn in programming - “soft skills,” apparently they used to call them - is …

: Selling to Hoodie and the Sticker-Festooned - Building a Developer Relations Program to Win Over Developers as Paying Customers I’m just about the give a short presentation on developer relations and marketing at our HCTS …

: The great OpenStack conundrum: with 15,000 members, why is adoption lagging? This is the common OpenStack meme for coverage. Each Summit there’s more and more users - …

: Embedding OpenStack in Solaris - Press Pass Oracle announced that it’s putting OpenStack into Solaris, which is good fun. James Niccolai asked …

: Infor ERP moving products to AWS - Press Pass A few weeks ago, I talked with Chris Kanaracus for his story on Infor moving parts of their …

: VMware and Citrix team-up with Google Chromebooks to run Windows apps - Press Pass I spoke with a couple of reporters earlier this week on the partnerships between Google and VMware …

: Press Release Quotes As an analyst, you often gets asked and paid to provide press release quotes (see some of mine here, …

: Press Pass: PaaS in 2014 (Pun!) Paul Krill asked a few questions about the future of PaaS last month for an omnibus appdev article …

: Press Pass: GitHub Traffic Analytics Comments GitHub Traffic Analytics service gives developers insight into interest in their projects Paul …

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