Coté Memo #83, now back to #1, and linky!
Hello there! Let's be honest, the highly manual-driven newsletter of mine was mostly dead. I stumbled across Revue.co which looks like the exact level of automation needed to make me more successful at sending out newsletters. I'll try for every few days and first and see what happens. I imported the 107 existing subscribers I had in tinyletter, apologies if you don't like this shift, feel free to unsubscribe, of course!
So, here we are, blowing out the baffles!
For some reason, it's forcing me to set back the issue to #1, so welcome to #1!
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I gave up on my blog a little while back and re-arranged my online stuff to be "all in" on spreading my content around. As such, you can see that cote.io is just a sort of "about me," old school home page, I've moved my "long form"/posts/essays to Medium, and I started re-acknowledging how awesome tumblr is for quick blogging (I even DNS'ed it to DrunkAndRetired.com!). With this new newsletter service, I'm hoping I'll be stuffing all the channels as much as I can stomach and as helpfully as I can.
Some tiny reflection: I need to stop making publishing content so hard. Doing it all my own in things like WordPress.com is hard. I'll give in to pumping my content into The Machines.
Essays, posts, podcasts and other Coté content
The word "essay" is a bit snoody, like I'm Paul Graham or something, but whatever. Here's some original blog posts I've done recently:
To catch up since the last newsletter (Jan 5th!)
I've had a DevOps column in The Register, with three pieces published so far.
There's a free booklet of my "how not to screw up your cloud strategy" series (a 30 page PDF) you can get.
Dead Horse Points In corporate meetings, oftentimes one person figures out a problem and comes up with a solution. Equally often, multiple people in the…Continue reading on Medium »
Cloud Native HR: Talking With Pivotal’s Joe Militello
I discuss how you do HR in a cloud native organization with Pivotal's head of HR, e.g., "[o]ne of the key principles of his approach is to remove complexity—from process to paperwork. Later in the episode, we talk about the leaning up of the annual performance review as an example of removing that complexity: at Pivotal, it’s a totally optional process, which boggles some HR folks’ minds."
Software Defined Talk 058: Fracturization, The Google Cloud, or, but does it integrate with Active Directory? Is Google serious with this "NoOps" business? On the face of it, we hope not and extensively discuss why. Meanwhile, what's up with open source and Trotskyites?
Getting Digital Transformation Wrong, Software Development Edition
7 things that often go wrong: Products, not projects; You have no idea what you’re doing; Good cooking takes time; You’re doing it wrong…Continue reading on Medium »
So you want to become a software company? 7 tips to not screw it up. Hey, I’ve not only seen this movie before, I did some script treatments:Continue reading on Medium »
The Problem with PaaS Market-sizing
Figuring out the market for PaaS has always been difficult. At the moment, I tend to estimate it at $20–25bn sometime in the future (5–10…Continue reading on Medium »
Here's some links to other content I like.
GE CEO: Bernie Sanders says we’re ‘destroying the moral fabric’ of America. He’s wrong. - The Washington Post
OpenStack Vendor Mirantis Scores Big Win With VW "The auto giant will use Mirantis OpenStack cloud technology across all of its brands, including Audi, VW, Porsche, Bentley and Skod"
Puppet snags COO, ties up partners, and renames itself • The Register
How we reached tech conference attendees with a $20 Snapchat Geofilter — Cooper Press — Medium Recommended in Medium at April 6, 2016 at 08:53AM
Using Containers to Extend the Life of a Legacy Application
Principles To Effective Story Writing: The Pivotal Labs Way — Product Labs
All digital growth now coming from mobile usage — comScore "The data above show that mobile now represents 65 percent of all digital media time, with mobile apps dominating that usage. The desktop has lost 12 percentage points since 2013 and has receded to 35 percent of digital time spent."
Donald Trump’s comments are horrific — and telling. — Medium Recommended in Medium at April 2, 2016 at 12:37PM
Bash on Windows. Repeat, Microsoft demos Bash on Windows • The Register
Why It's Time to Standardize Native Ad Labels
Agile Transformation in the Age of the 3rd Platform Could overview of how agile is done in a cloud world, from Al at IDC.
Volkswagen CIO Martin Hofmann: IT experts in our labs work the Silicon Valley way - Automotive World Hofmann commented that at the same time Volkswagen was establishing new workstyles which are being further developed. “Our IT experts in our labs in Berlin and Munich work the Silicon Valley way, we have brought the Valley to Volkswagen. Pivotal is supporting our experts with over 20 experts from San Francisco and Boulder, Colorado, and is training them in new software development methods. Our aim is to firmly anchor these skills and workstyles in the Group and in Germany. In the medium term, there will be more than 600 programmers, data scientists, design thinking experts and cloud architects working in our labs in Berlin, Munich and San Francisco”, Hofmann said.
Product Management for the Enterprise — Medium Recommended in Medium at March 29, 2016 at 11:34AM
Can Google Cloud Platform beat out AWS and Microsoft for future enterprise wallet share? Good coverage and commentary on the recent Google Cloud stuff, including this marketshare sum-up: "Enterprise service, AWS, which has a network of more than 30,000 enterprise end users, was the most cited (56.6% of survey respondents) for multi-tenant IaaS interest in 2015, with Microsoft's Azure trailing at 42.7%. AWS claims over one million active customers in 190 countries, and reports that it has a roughly $10bn run rate."
Learning From PaaS Wow, this is a hell of a pass at stringent together all the great buzzwords. I think it comes out in favor of allowing teams to directly build and manage containers, but also points out the need for standardized services. Plus, a diagram.
So long for now...
Hopefully I'll see you soon. I've got a reminder setup! Also, I'll be at DevOpsDays London later this month, speaking there. Conference season is coming up for me, so perhaps we can catch-up when we're face-to-face - I'll (have Pivotal) buy you a drink!