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.


Robert Benefield on Business and Operations Collaboration

Interview with Robert Benefield on  Apr 17, 2014

Robert Benefield explains the importance of business and operations understanding each other better and how they can kickstart that understanding through collaboration. He talks about the need to find meaningful metrics for business. He discusses how methodologies for operations (ITIL, COBIT) and development (Scrum, Kanban) differ and what can be learned from both.


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.


Chris Clarke on the State of Agile ALM

Interview with Chris Clarke on  Mar 04, 2014

Chris Clarke from Collabnet talks about the evolution of ALM, how Agile has affected its uptake across all levels of the organisation and some of the important metrics Agile teams should be measuring.


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.


Software Engineer Panos Astithas of Mozilla on Debugging Tools and Open Source

Interview with Panos Astithas on  Feb 05, 2014 2

JavaScript expert Panos Astithas discusses the latest trends in mobile app development. The tools that Panos employs in his work as Software Engineer at Mozilla help to keep their applications as bug-free and smooth running as possible. Effective debugging is all about having the best developer tools available.


Bryan Beecham on XP Not Dead

Interview with Bryan Beecham on  Jan 18, 2014

Bryan Beecham (aka Billy Garnet) reminds us that "XP not dead!" and shares his approach to teaching TDD and refactoring with Lego and applying XP and craftsmanship in teams as well as the human body.

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