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Roy Rapoport on Canary Analysis at Netflix

Interview with Roy Rapoport on  Sep 24, 2014

Roy Rapoport explains the concept of canary analysis and how Netflix uses it to deploy software to its internal systems.


Ines Sombra on Data Services at Engine Yard

Interview with Ines Sombra on  Sep 08, 2014

Engine Yard's Ines Sombra discusses state management in the cloud in general, and specific data stores including MySQL, Postgres and some NoSQL alternatives. She also explains why the pets and cattle analogy doesn't work for her, and what need to be done in organisations with respect to trusting people and trusting the infrastructure.


Dave McCrory on Data Services

Interview with Dave McCrory on  Jul 28, 2014

Dave McCrory explains how he coined the term 'data gravity', and how he expects the rise of data related microservices to deal with its consequences. He also gives an overview of Basho's Riak version 2, and what else can be expected from that platform in nearby releases.


Damon Edwards: DevOps is an Enterprise Concern

Interview with Damon Edwards on  May 31, 2014

Damon argues DevOps is most needed in the enterprise world, and suggests starting with self-service provisioning interfaces, service oriented mentality, designing tool chains and meaningful metrics. All based on his own experience on the field as a DevOps consultant.


Simon Wardley on the Cloud Landscape

Interview with Simon Wardley on  Apr 24, 2014

Simon Wardley talks about Amazon and it's competitive landscape, including Google, OpenStack, telcos and the hardware manufactures. Looking at how Amazon got to be so dominant in the IaaS space, the missteps by established vendors in letting it, and where future competition might come from. With a short detour to discuss Cloud Foundry and platform strategy.


Chris Mattmann on Big Data Infrastructure for Scientific Data Processing

Interview with Chris Mattmann on  Apr 15, 2014

Chris Mattmann explains the type and magnitude of data produced in scientific projects like the Square Kilometer Array Telescope, the tools to use for scientific data processing and much more.


Derek Collison on Apcera Continuum

Interview with Derek Collison on  Apr 12, 2014

Cloud Foundry creator Derek Collison talks about building the next generation of PaaS with his Continuum product at Apcera, and how Go was chosen as the core language for its development. He also talks about his earlier career at Tibco, Google and VMware, and the role of messaging systems like AMQP and MQTT.


Dave Farley on Agile, DevOps, Acceptance Testing and More

Interview with Dave Farley on  Apr 04, 2014 1

In this interview, Dave Farley approaches Continuous Delivery both from human and technological perspectives. Do flow-based methodologies play better with CD than iteration-based ones? How to do CD on a DevOps unfriendly context? From a technological perspective, learn the importance of artifact repositories and why you should avoid branching as much as possible.


Todd Charron on Lean Startup Machine & Improv in Agile

Interview with Todd Charron on  Mar 05, 2014

Todd Charron talks about some of the outcomes from Lean Startup Machine in Toronto, applying Lean Startup in the Enterprise and how can us improvisation techniques in Agile to reduce our fears.


Jeremy Pollack of on Test-driven Development and More

Interview with Jeremy Pollack on  Feb 15, 2014

Hadoop, the distributive file system and MapReduce are just a few of the topics covered in this interview recorded live at QCon San Francisco 2013. Industry-standard Agile implementation and a lot of testing, assures the development team at that they have an app that can handle the large traffic demands of the popular genealogy site.


Chris McMahon on Open Software Testing at Wikipedia

Interview with Chris McMahon on  Feb 14, 2014

Chris McMahon discusses radically open source testing at Wikipedia and has put out a call for the testing community to participate, as well as discussing approaches to browser test automation.


Deepak Giridharagopal on Puppet, Immutable Deployments, Analyzing Systems with PuppetDB

Interview with Deepak Giridharagopal on  Feb 06, 2014

Deepak Giridharagopal explains the config management and automation tool Puppet, the concept of Immutable Deployments, and how Puppet DB (written in Clojure) allows to monitor and query systems managed with Puppet. Also: why PuppetDB is written in Clojure.

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