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 197: WAR_BIRDS

    September 21st, 2019  |  1 hr 12 mins

    The season of IPOs, bullshit HR tells you about salary, and feeding ravenous 9 year olds.

  • Episode 196: The janitor strategy

    September 13th, 2019  |  1 hr 21 mins

    Developers don’t buy anything, but they make other people buy things. We try to, once again, build a theory of how developers drive IT spend. Also: hotel shampoo bottles, Scottish vikings, and Kiwi slang.

  • Episode 195: Elite isn’t Elite enough

    September 6th, 2019  |  57 mins 3 secs

    Searched Guard stole some code, lots of “elites” in the State of DevOps Report and should we really cry for Docker? Plus, we talk Australia Punters invading American Football and why Yahoo! will always be a necessity for football fans.

  • Episode 194: Datadog's S1, Ping, vKubernates

    August 29th, 2019  |  51 mins 15 secs

    This week, the title says it all.

  • Episode 193: “WE” need a forensic accountant for the show.

    August 22nd, 2019  |  56 mins 46 secs

    SignalFX gets bought for a billion, Microsoft buys jClarity and VMWare is buying Pivotal…again? We discuss all this and “WE” try to make sense of all this fancy “trademark accounting.”

  • Episode 192: Coté still doesn’t understand how startup valuations work

    August 15th, 2019  |  1 hr 9 mins

    We discuss WeWork vs. Regus, Cloudera, and tumblr. Plus, some clarifications on trans-dimensional bomb defusing.

  • Episode 191: Who put kubernetes in my Mesosphere?

    August 8th, 2019  |  1 hr 11 mins

    Renaming to align with kunernetes and JEDI master Trump.

  • 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!