Saturday Links

AWS launches Mainframe Modernization service – “Gartner managing VP Mike Chuba said that many mainframe migration projects he has seen never actually get completed, and those that have tend to be smaller mainframe shops or the low-hanging fruit – meaning applications that are not critical.” Where Your Camera Came From – “His rationale sounds very …

Friday Links

Van Gogh Museum to present extensive Gustav Klimt exhibition How Platform Engineering Helps Manage Innovation Responsibly – “Platform engineering’s primary objective is the efficiency of engineering within the organization,” he said. In other words, it is about enabling developers to build and deliver high-quality software more efficiently. Security as a Product – Treating Security Like …

Tuesday Links

Simplified todo list management – “I started dividing my to-do list into 1) things I have to do, 2) things I want to do, and 3) things other people want me to do. Life changing! I often don’t get to 3 and I finally realized omg, is this what it means to have boundaries?!” Non-Cloud …

Monday Links

Getting Cloud Foundry on-top of kubernetes: Vision for CF on Kubernetes “More than 75 percent of businesses are now using multiple cloud providers, according to Gartner.” Multicloud, yes or no? Former PayPal head engineer weighs in. New CNCF kubernetes survey, haven’t dug into it yet. Here’s my write-up of the last one. Feels like just …

#log 2021-04-28

Creative “76% of employees employed by high-growth firms agree that their job requires them to be creative,” from “Creativity Catalyzes A Growth Mindset,” Forrester, April 2021. New talk on metrics I’m giving a new talk for the first time on May 10th, “Beyond DevOps metrics – technical, business, and culture metrics for the software defined …

Don’t make your corporate memo/deck perfect

If everyone on a team (including the leaders) accepts that all first drafts are bad, that automatically gives everyone permission to write a bad first draft, about anything, at any time…. The bad draft is a place to experiment with thoughts. A bad draft – an imperfect thing – drives collaboration, exploration, more rigorous analysis, …

modernize large app portfolios by starting very small

Oftentimes, we get clients who will say, ‘We need to assess those 10,000 applications that we know have to go to the cloud before we do anything on them.’ And we try to change that around and ask why: ‘Why do you have to look at all of them?’ . . . I haven’t found …