Coté Memo #073: If you like tater-tots, go to Minneapolis
I’m in transit between Minneapolis and San Francisco right now. The MSP airport is delightful, with a long mall at the base and concourses reaching out, it seems civilized.
I had lunch with one of you today who said, “looks like you started up the newsletter,” to which I replied, “well, if I can send one more out and then not do it the third time, then yes.” So, here’s number two. Almost to fail-o-victory!
Tech & Work World
The converging Red Hat stack, Go, and those damn analysts - Software Defined Talk #37 (cote.io) - I think this episode is a good mix of our approach: some industry analyst like chatter about Red Hat along with delightful patter about nothing in particular.
Donkeys at DevOpsDays Amsterdam (cote.io) - recording of my talk from DevOpsDays Amsterdam.
When the process is as important as the product - the recent Pivotal Conversations I did with Casey West is a good one: we talk about his previous company switching over to DevOps and continuous delivery think and how he helped lead that change. As always, there’s a full transcript if you don’t like podcasts. Casey is the newest member on my team, and I can see that we’ll be recording a lot more episodes.
Micro Services: Java, the Unix Way, 2013 - Nice talk from James Lewis on doing a microservices approach to solving a banking system problem.
As Docker rises above (and disrupts) clouds, I’m thinking about their community landscape - “There remains a confusion between Docker the company and Docker the technology. I like how the chart (right) maps out potential areas in the Docker ecosystem. There’s clearly a lot of places for companies to monetize the technology; however, it’s not as clear if the company will be able to secede lucrative regions, like orchestration, to become a competitive landscape.”
Just out: [Mobile] Developer Megatrends H1 2015 - “Only 20% of mobile developers target enterprises, but 46% of them makes over $10K per month, versus 19% for consumer-oriented developers.” The other thing to note is how close we are to having “mobile developers” just upgraded to simply “developers.”
Aggregation is the New Virtualization: How Microservices Are Taming Distributed Computing - not perfect for the nerds, but good reading if you work in the marketing world like me.
The Case for Startups to Make Radical Transparency the Top Priority - I’m suspicious of this kind of thing, but the direction is good.
Microservice Trade-Offs - new piece from Fowler adding to the cannon.
HP leads booming $6.3bn cloud infrastructure market - track public and private cloud momentum through hardware spend. I haven’t been able to find the break-out between public and private. I also like how they say that because spend on both is rising, it shows that people want “hybrid cloud.” It still begs the question: what are all those private clouds running?
Spring Boot and Dropwizard in microservices development - long comparison of the two. Additionally, notice the requirements that are put together. If you wanted to all ironic: to make a microservice, you have to build a little monolith.
Digital Ocean CEO don’t like OpenStack - You have to read it a few times, but I think dude just pooped on OpenStack: “At some point in the future, it would be good to see other open-source frameworks take a run at OpenStack, since today I feel like they [OpenStack] are the only game in town,” Uretsky said. “We come from the open-source world and would like to be able to contribute a project that actually delivers real value.”
Microsoft Targets Hardware Business With 7,800 Job Cuts - Seems like the Nokia acquisition was a bad idea? “As a result of the cuts, Microsoft said it will record an impairment charge of approximately $7.6 billion related to assets associated with the acquisition of the Nokia business in addition to a restructuring charge of approximately $750 million to $850 million.”
Mirantis climbs aboard converged infrastructure bandwagon - ‘Unlocked Appliances come start at six compute nodes and 12 TBs of usable storage and go all the way to 24 compute nodes and 24 TBs of usable storage. Put two together and Mirantis says you’ll be able to run “over 1500 virtual machines and 48 TBs of usable storage.”’
Rebooting Gigaom Research - GigaOm Research to relaunch, using the same federation model and such.
Fun & IRL
“Nothing in particular”++
Suggested sound-track for reading this chart.
That looks like relaxing chaos
I like the Power Ranger show too much. I don’t like the content too much, but the relaxation of what it looks like to be the show runner. The show has a predictability and stability to it, and an audience of adoring kids. And it looks like, if you get the whole Power Rangers idea and mythos, it’s hard to screw-up.
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