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Ed Cortis on Activity Based Working

Posted by Ed Cortis on  Sep 13, 2013 1

Ed Cortis talks about Agile (or whether it is just common sense) in Operations teams as well as sharing his experiences in rolling out an Activity Based Working environment at Bankwest.

The Rise of DevOps with Jesse Robbins

Posted by Jesse Robbins on  Jan 17, 2013

Jesse Robbins of Opscode discusses how the concept of deploying, maintaining, and updating a software solution has begun to evolve into the concept of DevOps. This new player in the development landscape blurs the lines betwee Development and Operations teams and creates a new practice of Infrastructure as Code.

Wayne Seguin on RVM and SM

Posted by Wayne Seguin on  Aug 26, 2011

Wayne Seguin explains the ideas behind the Ruby Version Manager (RVM) and the problems it solves, as well as the SM shell scripting framework.

Ari Zilka on RAM is the New Disk & BigMemory

Posted by Ari Zilka on  Aug 16, 2011 3

Terracotta creator Ari Zilka talks about about the RAM is the new disk and argues for scaling up before scaling out, comparing the architectural approaches of lots of VMs with small heaps vs. a few JVMs with very large heaps. Ari introduces BigMemory, a Java add-on to Enterprise Ehcache, which allows app designs with huge amounts of memory accessible in-process, with minimal garbage collection.

Randy Shoup on Evolvable Systems

Posted by Randy Shoup on  Mar 09, 2011

Randy Shoup discusses evolvable systems: how to run different versions of a system in parallel during migrations, decoupling a system with events, schemas at eBay and much more.

ThoughtWorks’ Fowler and Humble Talk Continuous Delivery

Posted by Jez Humble and Martin Fowler on  Feb 18, 2011 4

Two of ThoughtWorks’ finest, Martin Fowler and Jez Humble, talk about the notion of Continuous Delivery, which enables organizations to build software that is production ready at all times. To do this, enterprises automate the build, deployment, and testing process, and improve collaboration between developers, testers, and operations. The duo discusses a variety of related issues.

Ron Bodkin on Big Data and Analytics

Posted by Ron Bodkin on  Jan 27, 2011

Ron Bodkin discusses big data architecture, real-time analytics, batch processing, map-reduce, and data science.

Hilary Mason on bit.ly and Trending Clickstreams

Posted by Hilary Mason on  Jan 20, 2011

Hilary Mason, interviewed by Ryan Slobojan, discuss the engineering behind bit.ly and their use of machine learning in their system architecture. Hilary also talks about their use of MySQL and MongoDB to manage terabytes of information about users and clicks and their implications on performing real-time analysis of anthropology on the human condition.

Jon Brisbin on Virtualization and Private Clouds

Posted by Jon Brisbin on  Jan 06, 2011

Jon Brisbin discusses his experience with Virtualization and reasons why companies would use Private Clouds, eg. regulation compliance. Also: the future role of operations, monitoring, and more.

What’s Next for jclouds?

Posted by Adrian Cole on  Dec 23, 2010

Adrian Cole discusses his jclouds project, which is an open source library that helps Java developers get started in the cloud and reuse their Java development skills. Cole also talks about some of the challenges of creating a cloud agnostic library, such as the use of different hypervisors and that various cloud implementations are written in different languages, such as VB, Python, Ruby, etc.

Scott Chacon on Git and GitHub

Posted by Scott Chacon on  Sep 06, 2010 2

Scott Chacon talks about the technologies that power GitHub (Erlang, Redis,...), and the benefits of Git as a version control and as a storage system.Also: ShowOff, Scott's JS-based presentation tool.

Justin Sheehy on Riak

Posted by Justin Sheehy on  Aug 04, 2010

Justin Sheehy explains how Riak was created with ideas from Amazon's Dynamo paper, Riak features and how Riak compares to other NoSQL solutions.

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