Software Defined Talk

A podcast about Enterprise Software and Cloud Computing that doesn't take itself too seriously.

About the show

Get ready for a weekly dose of all things Enterprise Software and Cloud Computing! Join us as we dive into topics including Kubernetes, DevOps, Serverless, Security and Coding. Plus, we’ll keep you entertained with plenty of off-topic banter and nonsense. Don’t worry if you miss the latest industry conference - we’ve got you covered with recaps of all the latest news from AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

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  • Episode 471: The Gen X mascot is Fine Dog

    June 14th, 2024  |  54 mins 28 secs

    This week, we discuss the AI Hype Cycle, Apple Intelligence and other announcements from WWDC. Plus, Coté concludes the episode by using as many phrases as possible from Taylor’s Urgent/Optimistic Meeting Matrix.

  • Episode 470: Paul Yuknewicz on Serverless

    June 7th, 2024  |  36 mins 57 secs

    Matt interviews Paul Yuknewicz, Product Leader for Azure Serverless. They discuss Azure Functions, Dapr, WASM, and security. Plus, Matt explains rhyming Australian slang in the aftershow.

  • Episode 469: Amanda K. Silver on Developer Tools

    May 31st, 2024  |  46 mins 31 secs

    Matt interviews Amanda K. Silver, Corporate Vice President in the Developer Division at Microsoft. They discuss the latest developments with Visual Studio Code, GitHub Copilot, and why developers only want to see live demos. Plus, some thoughts on tiny houses and Murphy beds vs. hammocks.

  • Episode 468: Learning to love Enterprise Software

    May 24th, 2024  |  1 hr 4 mins

    This week, we discuss Tanzu’s latest releases, Microsoft Build announcements, and the Raspberry Pi going public. Plus, thoughts on expense reporting systems and tablet kickstands.

  • Episode 467: Multimodal

    May 17th, 2024  |  1 hr 12 mins

    This week, we discuss ChatGPT-4o, Google I/O Announcements, the impact of AI on smartphones, and executive shuffling at OpenAI and Amazon. Plus, we share some thoughts on how to plan your wedding.

  • Episode 466: Great Grammarly

    May 10th, 2024  |  49 mins 11 secs

    This week, we discuss 451’s Generative A.I. Market Forecast, OpenAI launching a search engine and Apple’s new iPads. Plus, a look back at Microsoft acquiring Nokia.

  • Episode 465: The Big Blue Burger Buffet

    May 3rd, 2024  |  1 hr 21 mins

    This week, we discuss IBM's intent to acquire HashiCorp, the state of Open Source Businesses, and the (slow) adoption of Continuous Integration. Plus, some thoughts on the end of non-compete agreements.

  • Episode 464: Jana Werner on The Digital Transformation Card Game

    April 26th, 2024  |  50 mins 15 secs
    agile, aws, digitaltransformation, executives, management

    How can you start small changes to make big changes? That's the premise of Jana Werner's organization transformation card game. Sure, it's not really a "game," but each question is meant to help nudge management and executives a little closer to changing how they operate. Many of the ideas come from Amazon thinking, but many of the are also just the type of common sense that's too often uncommonly practiced.

  • Episode 463: Phishing License

    April 19th, 2024  |  1 hr 8 mins

    This week, we discuss OpenTofu’s response to Hashicorp, Salesforce potentially acquiring Informatica and the latest Kubernetes Market Size from IDC. Plus, when will Enterprise A.I. improve the DMV experience?

  • Episode 462: Lifting Code

    April 12th, 2024  |  1 hr 2 mins

    This week, we discuss Matt Asay accusing OpenTufu of "lifting code" and recap the Google Next '24. announcements. Plus, we share some thoughts on camera placement and offer listeners a chance to get free coffee beans.

  • Episode 461: Not illegal, works as designed

    April 5th, 2024  |  1 hr 11 secs

    This week, we discuss Redis Relicensing, Progress acquiring MariaDB and Microsoft unbundling Teams. Plus, Coté shares his Top 10 Tech and Productivity Wish List for regulators.

  • Episode 460: Tom Wilkie on Observability

    March 29th, 2024  |  30 mins 25 secs

    Matt Ray interviews Tom Wilkie, Grafana Labs CTO. They discuss the latest trends in Observability, Grafana’s recent announcements and the state of OSS businesses . Plus, some ideas for your next 3D printing project.

  • Episode 459: Is Hello A Proper Slack Message?

    March 22nd, 2024  |  1 hr 7 mins

    This week, we discuss Kubecon EU, Nvidia’s hyper growth, having 55 direct reports and the Worldwide Container Infrastructure Forecast. Plus, is “hello” a proper slack message?

  • Episode 458: How to survive and thrive at work

    March 15th, 2024  |  1 hr 5 mins

    This week, we discuss Coté's O'Reilly video series where he offers up some tips on how to survive and thrive in the workplace. Plus, some ideas on how to reinvent the virtual town hall.

  • Episode 457: Nobody owns YAML

    March 8th, 2024  |  52 mins 49 secs

    This week, we discuss whether or not Kubernetes is boring, Winglang’s attempt to simply cloud deployments and Linkerd status as a graduated CNCF project. Plus, a few thoughts on frogs…

  • Episode 456: Second Guessing

    March 1st, 2024  |  49 mins 47 secs

    This week, we second guess recent decisions made by Google and Apple. Plus, what social media sites is everyone actually using these days?