Matt Ray is the Sydney, Australia-based manager of Solutions Architecture (APAC) for Chef Software. He is an active open source contributor, a host of the SoftwareDefinedTalk podcast, blogs at LeastResistance.net and is @mattray on Twitter, IRC and GitHub. He has presented at OSCON, Velocity, DevOpsDays, OpenStack Summits, ChefConf, LinuxCon, SCALE and other conferences.
Episode 217: You’re eating your hamburger wrong - IBM, unlocking value at Compuware, microservices are dead
February 8th, 2020 | 1 hr 17 mins
With a new CEO and president at IBM, we talk about what’s been going on good and bad at IBM in recent years. Big bets were made and that whole cloud things overshadowed things. We also talk about the mysteries of private equity, here what Thoma Bravo has done to make billions of dollars of Dynatrace and Compuware. Finally, we briefly talk about the whole microservices and serverless are silly trend - monoliths rule! (Oh, and some small Java talk.)
January 31st, 2020 | 1 hr 2 mins
How do we fix Privacy? How do you compete with AWS? Is the iPad a hit product? We discuss all this and Matt Ray teaches us how to decouple applications from the operating system. Plus, we offer more advice about tacos.
January 18th, 2020 | 1 hr 2 mins
This week the title says it all. There’s also some more bread talk.
January 10th, 2020 | 58 mins 10 secs
We discuss weird speculation that Google Cloud would buy Salesforce. It seems like bullshit, mostly, but it gives us a good jumping off point to talk cloud strategy. Also, Coté talks about being part of the VMware Tanzu team, how kubernetes could become the white box of the PC market (this is a good thing), that being #3 in a market is probably just fine, and we discuss poisoning-by-bread.
December 27th, 2019 | 1 hr 15 mins
Matt and Brandon interview Adam Jacob about open source and being a founder of Chef.
December 18th, 2019 | 52 mins 10 secs
At the end of the year, we answer listener questions. From middle-names, to athletes, to advice to startups. Also, we talk open source in 2020 predictions, that NYTimes story on Amazon, and Twinkies.
December 12th, 2019 | 47 mins 26 secs
This week: that best gadgets from the past ten years article, dreams of kubernetes on old hardware, and 451 Research’s acquisition.
December 6th, 2019 | 1 hr 14 mins
It’s the re:Invent episode! We also have digressions/delights on why Oracle is so sticky despite (rival vendors tell us) how much people want to leave it. And, since it’s that time of year, Sinterklaas. Sometime in December we’ll do a listener questions (and our answers) episode. Send us your questions in Slack or in Twitter or whatever with by tagging them with hashbrowns #asksdt.
November 28th, 2019 | 1 hr 8 mins
Why does SDN even exist? (No, not SDT, but Software Defined Networking). Also, we discuss a recent Google Anthos interview as well, some kubernetes stuff, and the Mongolian Grill restaurant concept. Sorry for all the plosives. Coté needs to get mic cover for his portable podcasting studio and that Tesla truck thing.
November 23rd, 2019 | 1 hr 20 mins
We discuss Kubecon and Slack vs. Microsoft Teams. Pretty frothy stuff!
November 14th, 2019 | 1 hr 3 mins
Coté is eating and drinking in this episode, so deal with it. Also, we discuss some odd slides, Mirantis buying Docker Enterprise, and saving code with vikings.
November 8th, 2019 | 1 hr 4 mins
We dig into the Microsoft Azure Arc announcement and discuss when or if a multi-cloud strategy makes sense. Plus, Matt explains how daylight savings time works with calendar invites and offers tips on how to upgrade you old MacBook.
November 1st, 2019 | 1 hr 12 mins
The annual team meetings are rolling around - what should you be doing and expecting from them? Also, we discuss what a big contract like JEDI can mean for a vendor, and also what those whacky developers are up according to a survey.
October 25th, 2019 | 1 hr 5 mins
How important is domain knowledge for a new CEO? What is the key to building a successful Open Source Business? What is Kelsey Hightower really asking? We answer all these questions and more. Plus, Matt explains why a bus pass is better than a driver’s license in Australia.
October 18th, 2019 | 1 hr 18 mins
"This week there has been a lot of confusion on social media” around MeetUp charging more, along with the launch of a rival service at LinkedIn. Yeah, we get deep into LinkedIn talk! Then we discuss into what exactly a GitLab is.
September 27th, 2019 | 41 mins 32 secs
Matt explains the GitLab vs. CloudBees kerfuffle, Coté offers advice when attending a DevOps Day, we also recommend never buying a corporate jet. Plus, there is some discussion of AXE Body Spray.