Docker is just cheap VMware, right?

Episode 88 · February 18th, 2017 · 1 hr 2 secs

About this Episode

There's tell that some people just look at containers as a cheaper way to virtualize, eschewing the fancy-lad "cloud-native stuff." We discuss that idea, plus "the enterprise cloud wars," and also our feel that Slack is actually a really good tool and company.

Old folk jokes


Slack executes the perfect Freemium

  • Minimum Delight Experience vs. Minimum Viable Product
  • Build and charge for the enterprise features required by the Fortune 500
  • Don't apologize that you don't support Markdown or other power user features.


Jassy Talks About the Competition

BONUS LINKS! Not covered in show.

AI & the Middle Class

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  • "If current trends continue, people are going to rise up well before the machines do."
  • "He also argued that these trends are reversible, that improved education and a greater emphasis on entrepreneurship and research can help feed new engines of growth"... we (the US) are so screwed
  • Coté: I keep going back to McKinsey saying 70% of work is menial; I'm sure that "study" is wonky and loaded, but still, we do so much bullshit in daily work. Another example: several Pivotal customers (Allstate, HCSC) say they usually get 40%+ productivity improvements because they stop going to meetings and actually code 7 hours a day instead of bullshit.
  • Grim. Really, really, really grim.

2017 Worldwide Software Developer Salaries

  • Move to Austin if you want some of that sweet, botton-line margin.
  • "In Austin, the average salary for a software engineer on Hired is $110K. But this is the equivalent to making $198K in San Francisco when you consider the cost of living difference between the two cities."
  • "...we see a similar trend in Melbourne. Even though Melbourne's average salary for software engineers is a relatively low $83K (A$107K), this is equivalent to making nearly $150K in San Francisco."

Don't Trust the Status Page

Chef Joins the CNCF

Intel Rolls Out Another Generation of the Itanium

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  • "HPE will, of course, support its Itanium customers for a number of years, at least until 2025"