Is agile software development bullshit? This is what we discuss, along with a short tale of the best uber driver ever.
- Moved to fireside.fm. So, now you can just go to http://SoftwareDefinedTalk.com. No more multi back-end management crap.
- Check out the last episode, the show page is- God-damned nifty!
- Review in iTunes France
- Osprey “one bag” style backpack.
The Best Uber Driver Ever
Coté’s Agile shit
- Excerpt from a PDF in process.
- IBM design people.
- We don’t know what we’re doing; celebrity diet books; agile people are squarely.
- It’s only cargo culting when the planes stop coming.
- UK GDS rant.
- Three types of projects; then the agile tools and tactics; then approach/culture
- How do I get developers to care about boring shit? ...or contain the blast radius of their boredom.
- Magic tactic: features are locked for two weeks, no interruptions
- The Product Manager's Lament.
- If you’re implementing pagination, you’re not doing agile
- The big PDF on all this stuff that Coté is working on - leave some comments!
The End-roll Mid-roll
- Coté: Check out cote.io/promos for more - free books, free cloud time, etc.
- Coté: Nov 15th, everywhere - I'll be speaking early in the All Day DevOps virtual conference.
- Coté: Nov 16th, Cloud Native Roadshow in Omaha - couldn’t make it to Kansas City? Come on over to Omaha for the same! We just did the one in Kansas City this week and it was an excellent turn-out and session list.
- Coté: Various dates - Pivotal’s Cloud Native Roadshows.
- Matt: DevOps Days Australia 20% discount code - SDT2016.
- Matt’s at Melbourne Infracoders “Compliance as Code”.
BONUS LINKS! Not covered in episode.
- 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
- Good write-up about how The Wirecutter is/was very different from Gizmodo and the like
- Commentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFELNIpeTjY http://www.recode.net/2016/10/24/13381002/new-york-times-wirecutter-purchase-30-million-briam-lam-consumer-guide
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
- “automatically replicate live server volumes to AWS and create Amazon Machine Images (AMI) as needed.”
- Currently VMware, more hypervisors coming
- Thanks for the partnership VMware!
RackN gets Funding
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
- “The company now claims that its commercial cloud annualized run rate has passed $13 billion (it was $12.1 billion last quarter), and that the gross margin of its commercial cloud business is up 7 points quarter-on-quarter to 49 percent.”
- Azure revenue growth was 116% last quarter; now have 11% market share compared to Amazon's 31%
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.”
- Brandon: Westworld.
- Coté: Sugar Bowl Madeleines at CostCo. I just ate five and the box ain't empty! Also, while you’re there: Tillamook Cheddar cheese slices, in the expensive refrigerated section. And I got another pair of brushed khaki Kirkland 5 pocket pants.
- Matt: Tokyo!
- Coté’s Bonus Recommendation: Matt Ray’s hair!
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