If you’re implementing pagination, you’re not doing agile.

Episode 77 · November 4th, 2016 · 1 hr 9 mins

About this Episode

Is agile software development bullshit? This is what we discuss, along with a short tale of the best uber driver ever.

Show Notes


The Best Uber Driver Ever

Coté’s Agile shit

The End-roll Mid-roll

BONUS LINKS! Not covered in episode.

OpenStack Anyone?

  • There’s a Summit going on in Barcelona 35% annual growth sounds good
  • With friends like these…: “Ubuntu founder and product lead at Canonical Mark Shuttleworth says he feels validated by his earlier claims that the expansion of OpenStack projects – known as the ‘big tent’ approach - would collapse and that the community needs to focus on its core services.”
  • Bullshit as a Service: “My rule of thumb is if you're not [creating] virtual networks, compute or disks, and you can't survive on AWS, you are never going to survive on OpenStack. That's the bullshit as a service story.”
  • OTH, 🤔: "If you do these things the old fashioned way with Puppet, Chef and Ansible, they can be incredibly expensive because now you need the experts for everything," he says. "If you do them with Juju and Charms, you're sharing the cost of operational code with everybody else using those Charms."
  • Meanwhile: 451 says “OpenStack revenues to grow at a 35% CAGR and exceed $5bn by 2020.” See chart in my newsletter from this week.

New York Times Buys The Wirecutter for $30 Million

Adrian Cockcroft to AWS

  • This is like the Warriors getting Kevin Durant, if the Warriors had won the championship last season ;)

AWS Server Migration Service

RackN gets Funding

Looks like a seed round, yay for Rob.

The Barbarian Establishment

  • Economist on Private Equity
  • “private equiteers”
  • “The fees they pay each time they buy or sell a company provide a fifth of the global banking system’s revenues from mergers and acquisitions.”
  • “This is a particular issue for pension funds, which often need to earn 7% or 8% to meet their obligations.”

Microsoft cloud annualized run rate hits $13bn in strong first quarter


Stackanetes as a Product?

VMware & AWS: Harder Than it Looks

  • Former VMware/EMC exec, now at Oracle.
  • “hope is not a strategy.”
  • “VMware wants the world to use their stack, AWS wants the same for their technology. Not exactly what I would call a long-term stable situation.”