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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:34:30 +0000Container networking and storage is hella-complicated. Check out this conversation with Usha Ramachandran, Richard Seroter, and myself on the topic, including a discussion of why it’s so complicated and how Cloud Foundry addresses the problems.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:54:31 +0000My The Register column this month is on scaling DevOps/cloud-native teams to the entire organization. It’s easy to build one team that does software in a new and exciting way, but how can you move to two teams, five teams, and then 100’s? It goes over the amalgamation of a few case studies and plenty … Continue reading Scaling DevOps in large organizations – My April Register column
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:12:24 +0000An airport is a time pause. It’s an excuse to not stress or try. You’re trapped in the system and will eventually get there. You can’t leave or you’ll have to re-humiliate yourself through security. Airports are even powerful enough to make you cancel meetings if your flight is late, canceled…or you pretend it is. … Continue reading Ode to Airports
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:43:54 +0000Over the decades, the number of H-1B workers allowed into the US each year has grown. With the 1998 update, the visa cap lifted to 115,000. In 2000, the limit was boosted again, this time up to 195,000. That year, the law was also tweaked so that renewals no longer counted toward the cap. In … Continue reading Are tech H1-B visas actually that big of a deal? How we even evaluate the question?
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:18:24 +0000Long ago, Spanning Sync was the only viable way to synchronize your GMail calendar and contacts with the (then) OS X iCal and Address Book. It was great! I also know one of the original founders, Charlie Wood, and we’d talk from time to time about the growing company. At some point, it became a … Continue reading Spanning goes private, what might happen next?
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:55:24 +0000With DockerCon this week, there’s no end of Docker quotables and items. Here’s my collection General momentum Once landed in an account, Docker usage grows their CEO says: There has also been expansion within customers, with organizations that start with Docker expanding their usage on average by five times within six months Way back in … Continue reading The news from Docker-land, plus, the money being fought over – Notebook
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:15:01 +0000Silver Lake plans to announce on Tuesday that it has closed its fifth buyout fund at $15 billion, one of the biggest ever dedicated to technology deals. That exceeds the $12.5 billion fund-raising target that the firm had previously aimed for and brings the firm’s total assets and committed capital to about $39 billion. They … Continue reading Picking off the slow-movers: $15bn for tech PE now sloshing around at Silverlake, more to come
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:35:53 +0000In contrast to agile, private-sector companies, the public sector does not face any pressure from competition. When it comes time to renew your license, there is only one place for you to do that: and, unfortunately for Americans, that’s the DMV. With no competitive forces, government agencies do not have to innovate or take bold … Continue reading With no competition, government websites often have no incentive to be good
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:23:14 +0000It was a pretty good episode: In preparation for his DevOpsDays Atlanta talk, Josh and Coté (well, mostly Coté) talk about the relationship between microservices and DevOps. They use the CAMS framing to go over how microservices could provide the architectural requirements to make DevOps possible.
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:02:26 +0000In 2015, an estimated 300,000 full-time employees in computer science jobs worked from home in the US. (This figure also includes related professions such as actuaries and statisticians, but the vast majority are programmers.) Although not the largest group of remote employees in absolute numbers, that’s about 8% of all programmers, which is a significantly … Continue reading Coders work from home more often than those in other jobs