Thoughts from DevOps Days NYC 2020 and what we have learned Three years ago, I went to my first DevOpsDays event, and it is fair to say that it radically changed … Continue reading Ten Years of DevOps, So What?
Mike Tyson, the fearsome heavyweight boxer that ruled the late 80’s, once said: “Everybody has a plan until they get hit.Then, like a rat, they stop in fear and freeze.” It’s … Continue reading The “S” Is For Sharing
A bit of forewarning, I won’t be talking about soup. Hopefully though, like a bowl of chicken soup, I will be able to calm your nerves about the most complex … Continue reading CALMS Soup for the DevOps Soul
American politics has certainly gotten more “entertaining” in recent years. That was not the case a few decades ago when politics was rather boring. So when the slogan “It’s the … Continue reading It’s the Culture, Stupid
In June 2009, one of the largest and most iconic companies in America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. General Motors was at one point the bellwether of US economic might, … Continue reading Culture Shifting the Titanic
I am in Singapore and will be asking folks while here this week about the local attitudes about developers and candid reflections on the state of IT and developer culture. … Continue reading Can a Developer Just Get a Little R-E-S-P-E-C-T?
I had a meeting with the head of digital of a big telecom company in Hong Kong. Towards the end of our conversation, this Chief Digital Officer says: “So I … Continue reading Can’t Just Buy the DevOps
This month back in 2001, one of the most important documents in the modern software world was created. The Manifesto for Agile Software Development is considered the Magna Carta by … Continue reading Anti-Agile
Stop! Transformation time! Okay, maybe it does not have the same punch as the famous catchphase from MC Hammer’s iconic 90’s hip hop tune. But in organizations around the world, … Continue reading U Can’t Transform This
What is the state of DevOps? In January 2018, I attended DevOps Days NYC and it was clear DevOps has come a long way. John Willis stated it well, it’s … Continue reading DevOps, What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been
A few years back, a developer wrote a post about how ‘DevOps’ was killing the developer. This started a chain reaction of collective nazel-gazing about what DevOps even means. This … Continue reading Jack of All DevOps, Master of None
Some time ago, a debate got started about how valuable Stack Overflow was to the developer community. John Carmack, CTO of Oculus and pioneer behind the techniques used in Doom, … Continue reading How One Little Website Saved Programmers 30 Billion Dollars