Welcome to my perspective & analysis of this week's top tech news, with a focus on trends and tech around modern SW dev and DevOps.
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This week I'm thankful to Gareth Rushgrove for his mention of our OSS/DevOps journey at CWT in the DevOps Weekly newsletter. In other news, #JenkinsWorld/#DevOpsWorld has been happening -- one link below -- and Alibaba's #HZCC (Hangzhou Computing Conf).
No matter how hard we try to provide an uninterrupted service, outages and service degradations are inevitable. Notifying customers about incidents is tricky, and so often engineering teams get it wrong. However, by paying close attention to how we…
Donnie Berkholz 🇺🇸🌏Deciding on the 'right' level of transparency is a hard and complex decision for any company. I default toward open, while my counterparts in legal or marketing might have different perspectives. Great points here on content and audience. (via SRE Weekly)
Donnie Berkholz 🇺🇸🌏Anyone who's spent enough time around me knows that I'm deeply passionate about the huge impact that negative people can have upon an organization. Linus (founder of Linux) just took a huge, public stand on his own abusive behavior over the years.
The popular computer and electronics Web retailer NewEgg has apparently been hit by the same payment-data-stealing attackers who targeted TicketMaster UK and British Airways. The attackers, referred to by researchers as Magecart, managed to inject…
Donnie Berkholz 🇺🇸🌏Sucks for NewEgg and BA, but sure smells like opportunity for companies around secure software supply chains like Sonatype, Artifactory and others. Also good encouragement to use GPG signatures from developer laptop to production for in-house code.
Open source can be puzzling. It's now widely accepted that open source software is everywhere. Yet almost every day there is a new passionate debate around how to align the interests of open source creators and users. How can we ensure that the…
Donnie Berkholz 🇺🇸🌏Being an open-source developer is often a labor of love, when it's not a professional endeavor. Most OSS projects only have 1 developer and are likely hobbyist effort. Good to see innovative new approaches to supporting open source.
Sometimes we attribute the “secret sauce” of success to technology or product, but what if a truly strategic advantage originated from the team or organization's leadership style? The characteristics and attributes of…
Wall Street Journal
– Sep 14, 5:45 AM
Baby-boomer retirements over the next few years could leave companies without the IT expertise required to operate their legacy systems, even as they race to update older apps and shift more workloads to the cloud, industry advisors warn. Part of…
Donnie Berkholz 🇺🇸🌏Nice share via Derrick Harris' Architecht newsletter. Generational demographics as both risk and opportunity. What do you do with all that grungy COBOL that nobody knows how to edit, let alone the architecture of the apps? Time for a rewrite!
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DevOps World / Jenkins World – CloudBees, the enterprise DevOps leader powering the continuous economy, today announced at DevOps World | Jenkins World the general availability of CloudBees Jenkins Support, a…
Donnie Berkholz 🇺🇸🌏This is a significant move for CloudBees, which employs Jenkins founder Kohsuke Kawaguchi. Lots going on in Jenkins land lately, and much of it seems to have a more CTO-style influence to it. Changes afoot in CloudBees leadership/influence?