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 173: Tacos tomorrow, voice & AI are garbage

    April 5th, 2019  |  1 hr 4 mins

    IBM Watson didn’t work so well in health care, maybe it was too early. Also, Chef goes full open source, with Apache 2. Meanwhile, Coté has to pay taxes in two countries.

  • Episode 172: The Mainframe Strangler

    March 29th, 2019  |  1 hr 16 mins

    There’s a new kubernetes, Oracle lay-offs, Zoom.US, and the problem with mainframe complainers.

  • Episode 171: Tradies, plus, your Quarterly Linux Update

    March 22nd, 2019  |  59 mins 51 secs

    SUSE is independent again, so we discuss what’s up with it and its uses. Open source, when mixed with business, is back once again: Coté craves some intellectual closer. Also, Google announced some big game platform thing. So. Chips?

  • Episode 170: Look what you made me do Elasticsearch

    March 15th, 2019  |  1 hr 1 min

    NGINX gets bought, AWS and Elasticsearch are fighting, and why are there so many tech foundations? All this and more on this week’s episode. Plus, Matt Ray tells us how he survived the Facebook outage.

  • Episode 169: No one gets promoted for giving free wifi to visitors

    March 9th, 2019  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Security. mostly.

    The 4 Horsemen of Configuration Management
    They need Java in Cincinnati.
    The Mongols have no wine.
    Coté’s going to filibuster ChefConf.

  • Episode 168: What executives actually want to hear

    March 1st, 2019  |  1 hr 9 mins

    There’s a lot of notions about what IT executives actually want to hear in a presentation. It turns out that, like all of us, they just want to hear what they want to hear. Also, is kubernetes really a platform for building platforms, or just a platform?

  • Episode 167: "Write this on your hand: July 9, 2019.”

    February 22nd, 2019  |  1 hr 25 secs

    Google goes enterprise, Time to upgrade Win 2008, Redis changes licenses again. All this and more in this episode. Plus, Matt explains good parenting to Brandon.

  • Episode 166: "Not yet public cloud"

    February 15th, 2019  |  49 mins 55 secs

    Matt makes his return! What do vendors mean by “multi-cloud” and “digital transformation.” Could Ben Thompson’s aggregation theory apply to the public cloud? We discuss all of this and offer more advice on tacos.

  • Episode 165: Lock-in is a lie, or, paying for Java support

    February 7th, 2019  |  59 mins 43 secs

    Should you pay for Java support? Now you get to decide! It’s more kindle for the lock-in fire. Also, some uninformed commentary on “surveillance capitalism.”

  • Episode 164: “Sorting out Feuds”

    February 1st, 2019  |  1 hr 15 mins

    This week we discuss why Facebook, Google and Apple are fighting., what makes Enterprise Sales so hard and Coté explains why he misses American Food,

  • Episode 163: 5 things Obama doesn’t want you to know about scorecards

    January 25th, 2019  |  1 hr 15 mins

    Coté has a late night, mental breakdown about scorecards. Can Brandon save him? Also, kafka, Travis CI, and snow.

  • Episode 162: The effect, also, LTS and the mysteries of software pricing

    January 18th, 2019  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Are we still on that open source licensing thing? Yes. “The most boring topic of all time.” Also, Slack's logo and long term support software monetization models: how do they work?

  • Episode 161: “Dad Mode Wins”

    January 10th, 2019  |  55 mins 52 secs

    Matt and Brandon discuss the“Non-Compete Software” movement, management changes at Chef and how Github just made everyone’s life a little easier. Plus, we offer tips for Dad’s traveling with kids.

  • New Year's Bonus -- Jake Moilanen Interview

    January 3rd, 2019  |  1 hr 11 mins

    Jake Moilanen started and sold two companies and is now joining the ranks of Venture Capital. We discuss his career, his approach to investing and he explains what it is like to bringup the Linux Kernel on a supercomputer for the first time.

  • Holiday Bonus -- Don't call me an "evangelist"

    December 27th, 2018  |  1 hr 21 mins

    Brandon interviews Coté about what it's like to be a tech evangelist. Call it "developer advocacy," "developer relations," being a "thought leader," or just a straight up hustler - it's a job that most companies in the computer industry have at least one of. Most of the successful software and projects out there get a big boost from key evangalists.

  • Episode 160: “Open Source, still not a business model”

    December 21st, 2018  |  55 mins 8 secs

    Should cloud providers be able to host open source software? Exactly, what does the Australia Assistance Act mean for employees? What is Melbourne Cup Day? We answer these questions and more. Enjoy!