Software Defined Talk

Kubernetes, serverless, cloud, DevOps, & coding. Get the lazy WTF each week, mostly.

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Kubernetes, serverless, cloud, DevOps, & coding. Get the lazy WTF each week, mostly.

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  • Episode 189: The 6 clouds you’ll meet in the MQ

    July 26th, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins

    It’s cloud magic time! We go over the evolution of the IaaS Gartner Magic Quadrant, or whatever it’s called now. Plus, is it so hard to do do enterprise sales? (Yes.) And too much commentary on umlauts, ASCII, and Munich bike bells.

  • Episode 188: The transit private/public partnership, and, yeah, still, of course, kubernetes shit of the week

    July 20th, 2019  |  1 hr 5 mins

    There’s a couple kubernetes announcements this week: we mostly talk about Pivotal’s, and a tad on IBM. Plus, maybe scooters are actually good for cities and compiling source code for your infrastructure software is probably a bad idea.

  • Episode 187: Beyond the Fitzgeraldian Theory of Cloud Barriers to Entry

    July 13th, 2019  |  1 hr 7 mins

    With IBM closing its acquisition of Red Hat, we discuss the changing mechanics of an enterprise software business. Why do we think the big clouds will have such an indefinite hold on market leadership when every past tech leader has been disrupted and fallen? Speaking of, Broadcom is tryin’ hard to become a portfolio company. Also, security sucks, Coté finds video chats annoying, and he can’t keep all the camera lingo in his head.

  • Episode 186: SLOs, SLIs, SLAs, and SRE, or, Finding “The Business”

    July 5th, 2019  |  27 mins 38 secs

    How do SLOs really work, and how do you find "the business"? The three of us couldn't get together this week, so we have an interview this week with Google's Nathen Harvey about SRE. We also talk about European egg hygiene.

  • Episode 185: Drink your own dog food

    July 1st, 2019  |  1 hr 12 mins

    With few exceptions (like NSX), infrastructure software has to be free and easy to check out and even use. All product management and strategy decisions flow from that. Usually. Except when they don’t. Also, developers don’t pay for anything, they trick ops into it. Maybe that’ll change in public cloud land, but who knows?

  • Episode 184: The developer survey bong talk SIG

    June 21st, 2019  |  52 mins 34 secs

    Do organizations ever just want to do a good job? Not really. Also, after looking through a new developer survey: Developers change what they use, but pretty much stay the same. Also, half of the, still don’t use build pipelines or issue trackers. When will these kids learn? And Coté explains why Nietzsche’s Eternal Return thing seems unhelpful.

  • Episode 183: Miller Time is a state of mind

    June 14th, 2019  |  1 hr 10 mins

    Lowering your expectations on open source is a favorite topic of ours, so we return to it. Spoiler: people gotta make money somehow. Also, we explore inebriation in Amsterdam and other locales, Mary Meeker’s slide fest, public cloud outages vs. desktop computers, and better consumer identity management.

  • Episode 182: It’s chaos week in Enterprise Software!

    June 7th, 2019  |  1 hr 4 mins

    It’s chaos week in Enterprise Software! Cloudera misses their forecast, Oracle and Microsoft team up on cloud computing and more open source licensing discussion. Plus, we try to make sense of the metric system once and for all!

  • Episode 181: There wasn’t a sign that said I was in a drum circle zone

    June 3rd, 2019  |  1 hr 18 mins

    You can now pay open source developers directly, well, those in the closed beta. Seems like a good idea, really. Also, the Commonwealth and Friends club doesn’t like Huawei, and thought lords can be bores.

  • Episode 180: “I’m not sure Mudhoney plays a lot of corporate events”

    May 24th, 2019  |  1 hr 7 mins

    Matt goes to ChefConf, Microsoft launches a new Service Mesh and turns out SMS is pretty good for two-factor authentication. Plus, we brainstorm about a new type of conference and then we talk more about tacos, always tacos!

  • Episode 179: I don’t know if it has a pickle plugin

    May 16th, 2019  |  1 hr 17 mins

    Salesforce synergizing at IBM and Red Hat, VMware buys Bitnami, and Linux Desktop market share analysis. Plus, pickles.

  • Episode 178: What is this: a fucking <marquee/> tag?

    May 9th, 2019  |  1 hr 19 mins

    Putting together the M&A case for Docker, Inc., Microsoft Build, Google I/O, and Oracle’s cloud grudge. Also, dead pets and kids: no good answers.

  • Episode 177: "It’s going to be just as fast as Google Fiber”

    May 3rd, 2019  |  1 hr 42 secs

    Microsoft and VMware made peace, Java goes native, Apache goes to Github and Red Hat gets a new logo. Plus, Matt Ray explains why the Internet in Australia is slow.

  • Episode 176: This used to be something I have, now it’s something I know.

    April 25th, 2019  |  1 hr 2 mins

    Airports, the challenges of the CI/CD market, authentication woes.

  • Episode 175: “I’m still not going to learn Celsius.”

    April 19th, 2019  |  1 hr 2 mins

    With Matt Ray out sick, Coté and Brandon discuss what the Pentagon’s JEDI contract means for cloud vendors, PagerDuty going public and what exactly do developers need to know about Kubernetes. Plus, Coté offers parenting advice on how to handle the no “free drink refills” policy in Europe.

  • Episode 174: The multi-hybrid kubernetes cloud control plan, just in time for MOM!

    April 11th, 2019  |  1 hr 10 mins

    With Matt gone, Coté & Brandon speculate wildly about Google’s multi-cloud management announcement, Anthos. They should have just read the docs, but who has time for that?