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 443: Everything is maintenance

    December 1st, 2023  |  1 hr 1 min

    This week, we review the major announcements from AWS re:Invent and discuss how the hyperscalers are embracing A.I. Plus, a few thoughts on children’s chores.

  • Episode 442: Dustin Kirkland on Securing Open Source Software

    November 24th, 2023  |  52 mins 59 secs

    Brandon interviews Dustin Kirkland, VP of Engineering at Chainguard. They delve into Dustin’s experience as a part-time analyst, explore how Chainguard secures open-source software, and Dustin shares his hiking experience on the Camino de Santiago. Plus, some thoughts on men’s fashion and the timeless three-piece suit.

  • Episode 441: The whole point of AI is laziness

    November 17th, 2023  |  1 hr 3 mins

    This week, we recap the key announcements from Microsoft Ignite, ponder the broader implications of A.I., provide an update on OpenCost, and share some thoughts on migrating child accounts to teen accounts.

  • Episode 440: KubeCon Chicago Recap

    November 10th, 2023  |  1 hr 1 min

    This week, we recap Matt's experience at KubeCon Chicago, provide some hot takes on OpenAI's impending App Store, and delve into Apple's claim that 8 GB is all you need.

  • Episode 439: You’re always going to be mad

    November 3rd, 2023  |  1 hr 16 mins

    This week, we discuss Cloud Earnings, OpenCost, the Free Software Product License, paying for Social Media, and Apple's latest announcements. Plus, Matt begins the search for a new keyboard.

  • Episode 438: This is a 20-year bug

    October 27th, 2023  |  1 hr 5 mins

    This week, we discuss Microsoft and Google Cloud earnings, the future of passwords, the validity of DORA Metrics, and share some thoughts on esoteric Excel bug fixes.

  • Episode 437: The Let it Ride Lifestyle

    October 20th, 2023  |  48 mins 54 secs

    This week, we discuss Amazon embracing Microsoft Office 365, offer some SBF hot takes, and review the lessons Docker learned when building an open-source business. Plus, we share thoughts on the new Apple Pencil, USB-C, and some Tim Cook fan fiction.

  • Episode 436: Understand what you’re measuring, or you’ll just get measurements

    October 13th, 2023  |  1 hr 4 mins

    This week, we discuss measuring developer productivity, Unity licensing backlash, and some follow-up on Wireless Emergency Alerts. Plus, thoughts on coconuts.

  • Episode 435: SSH in a for loop but faster

    October 6th, 2023  |  1 hr 7 mins

    This week, we discuss paying ransom to cyberattackers, an overview of the "Infrastructure as Code" market, and remote worker productivity. Plus, Matt provides a review of the Raspberry 5 and shares his reasons for refusing to install the Global Entry Mobile App.

  • Episode 434: Slides Benedict

    September 29th, 2023  |  1 hr 3 mins

    This week, we discuss Cisco's acquisition of Splunk, AWS's investment in Anthropic, and VC Market Overview Presentations. Plus, we share some thoughts on Dungeons and Dragons, as well as standardized testing.

  • Episode 433: Are you telling me GitHub is a good name

    September 22nd, 2023  |  50 mins 22 secs

    This week, we discuss why everyone is envious of Google’s Internal Dev Tools, examine the state of Git, speculate about how 37 Signals plans to reinvent software licensing with ONCE, and share a few thoughts on the Salesforce CEO’s recent comments about work from home.

  • Episode 432: Richard Seroter on Google Cloud Next ’23, Tech Newsletters and VMware

    September 15th, 2023  |  46 mins 48 secs

    Brandon is joined by Richard Seroter, Director of Developer Relations and Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud. They discuss the key announcements from Google Cloud Next ’23, Richard's recommendations for a successful tech newsletter and VMware's impending acquisition.

  • Episode 431: CEO Therapy Session

    September 8th, 2023  |  47 mins 53 secs

    This week, we discuss Netflix's DVD deprecation, the remote work debate, and how to fork an open-source project. Plus, thoughts on why Europe needs more ice.

  • Episode 430: Exploring Governance and Compliance with Mike Long

    September 1st, 2023  |  53 mins 49 secs

    Brandon interviews Mike Long, the CEO and Co-founder of Kosli. They discuss Mike's background, his experience as a DevOps Consultant, and the reasons behind starting Kosli. Plus, Mike offers a few tips about visiting Oslo.

  • Episode 429: This is peak VMware

    August 25th, 2023  |  48 mins 57 secs

    This week, we discuss VMware’s Announcements, SUSE goes private and some thoughts on streaming services. Plus, Matt provides an update on the repercussions of spilled Orange Juice.

  • Episode 428: Three steps into a 10k race

    August 18th, 2023  |  1 hr 15 mins

    This week, Brandon and Coté are joined by a special guest host, Brian Gracely. We discuss HashiCorp's transition to BSL and break down the recent interview with AWS CEO Adam Selipsky. Plus, some thoughts on the use of the word "orthogonal."