Developers don’t buy anything, but they make other people buy things. We try to, once again, build a theory of how developers drive IT spend. Also: hotel shampoo bottles, Scottish vikings, and Kiwi slang.
- Buying something different to try something new.
- Australian bagels.
- “Let’s start the QBR: we’re gonna have hide my ass.”
- “Obviously if we don’t sell ads we can do whatever the fuck we want.”
- More fools giving their software away for free
- I have a lot of thoughts on How to Train Your Dragon
- Hanging out with the Scots at The Hague
- I do have a follow-up question, but not on the soap.
- Some baroque, bespoke, monster piece of infrastructure.
- Matt’s little bit of glue.
- How much simpler can you get than straight code?
- General Container’s army of yamlites.
- Developer tools = vomit on the floor
- Write in if you disagree.
Relevant to your interests
- Pivotal interviews from CF Summit EU:
- the multi-tenant problem in kubernetes.
- “In the future K8s will exist as an infrastructure API almost universally.”
- “Daimler takes a hybrid cloud approach, using Azure, AWS, IBM Cloud and Alibaba, as well as its own data centre in Stuttgart and a new one being built in Frankfurt.”
- Cornelia Davis on PaaS, kubernetes, and cloud native programming.
- IBM brings Cloud Foundry and Red Hat OpenShift together
- “our understanding is that IBM plans to turn this into a fully supported project that will give Cloud Foundry users the option to deploy their application right to OpenShift*,* while OpenShift customers will be able to offer their developers the Cloud Foundry experience.”
- COBOL turns 60: Why it will outlive us all
- Why Red Hat sees Knative as the answer to Kubernetes orchestration
- BigID announces $50M Series C investment as privacy takes center stage
- Data Protection Services Firm Carbonite Considers a Sale
- Recap of the “funding” experiment
- “you have to admit, the fact that businesses will pay thousands of dollars for some SaaS software while ignoring the maintainers who write the actual open source code itself seems a bit unfair.”
- Coté’s hot-take: I mean. Yeah. People will pay $0 for what they want if you give them the chance.
- Should open source software advertise?
- Almost Everything About Goodreads Is Broken
- Google Could Acquire Nutanix For $9 Billion To Further Its Cloud Ambitions
- This is a good example of I-banker think, namely, it doesn’t actually talk about what Nutanix does or what kind of new opportunities Google and them would have together. Lots of fun charts though!
- Everything Apple announced today, including the new iPhone 11, Apple TV+, Apple Watch, and more
- It's Not Just You: Software Has Gotten Far More Expensive - check out their spreadsheet, with sparkle lines!
- Uber stock price drops after missed Q2 expectations
- Procella: unifying serving and analytical data at YouTube
- Announcing Terraform Cloud
- Mark Hurd, the co-CEO of Oracle, is taking a leave of absence, citing health reasons
- New Rita McGrath book out, Seeing Around Corners.
- Marriott, the world’s largest hotel chain, just moved to eliminate 500 million small bottles.
- Jack Ma's performance.
- “;; I'm using use-package and el-get and evil”
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Conferences, et. al.
- Sep 25th - Something in London.
- Sep 26th to 27th - DevOpsDays London - Coté at the Pivotal table, come get free shit.
- Oct 7th to 10th - SpringOne Platform, Oct 7th to 10th, Austin Texas - get $200 off registration before August 20th, and $200 more if you use the code S1P200_Cote. Come to the EMEA party if you’re in EMEA.
- Oct 9th to 10th - Cloud Expo Asia Singapore, Oct 9th and 10th
- Nov 2nd - EmacsConf 2019
- Nov 3rd to 7th - Gartner Symposium, Barcelona. Coté has a €625 discount code if you ask him for it.
- December - 2019, a city near you: The 2019 SpringOne Tours are posted: Toronto Dec 2nd and 3rd, São Paulo Dec 11th and 12th.
- December 12-13 2019 - Kubernetes Summit Sydney
- Sent stickers to Blair from London
- David from Waikanae, NZ sent us a note and say he really enjoys the podcast. Also, tells us “fanny pack in NZ, its a whole different meaning!!!!!”
- Does Matt Ray know what these mean: jandals, togs, pavlova, pineapple lumps, lollies
SDT news & hype
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- Listen to the Software Defined Interviews Podcast. Check out the back catalog.
- Brandon built the Quick Concall iPhone App and he wants you to buy it for $0.99.
- Use the code SDT to get $20 off Coté’s book, Digital WTF, so $5 total.
- Brandon: Land of Giants and Pivot. Related: Robert Scoble.
- Matt: Wu-Tang: An American Saga and Mics and Men.
- Coté: Trick Mirror.