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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Real slow week, and as always, quality over quantity. In 'industry insider' news, I read good coverage on SAP by Diginomica and on IBM by RedMonk. Also #QConLondon happened -- not a whole lot of new material to share though.
The project is still quite healthy and is following the usual hype curve: OpenStack is finally mature enough that it's less interesting to talk about, so it's understandable that people think something happened. The folks asking me this question…
Donnie BerkholzGreat perspective. Not one I fully agree with though. OpenStack never really got great enterprise traction but went over amazingly well with telcos. See any of their user surveys, which showed it high on telcos and reasonable in academia.
The world is full of assholes. Wherever you live, whatever you do, odds are you're surrounded by assholes. The question is, what to do about it? Robert Sutton, a psychology professor at Stanford University, has stepped up to answer this eternal…
Donnie BerkholzI've given a lot of talks over the years along the lines of 'Assholes are killing your project.' I'm a huge fan of the 'No Asshole Rule' book, and this looks like a great follow-up for when things are temporarily out of your control.
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Regardless of the level a system is in, Booking.com's reliability organization and teams offer their time on-demand to any person in a product team who wants their expertise, in the form of an informal coffee catch-up, an architectural review to…
Donnie BerkholzGreat read and good to see more large-ish companies outside of Google sharing their approaches to shared ownership. Particularly valuable is the forced 'level downgrade' option if services become too unreliable. (via SRE Weekly)
Home Blog Incident Management & Response The Four Agreements of Incident Response by Matt Stratton (This blog post is inspired by the talk that I will be giving at DevOps Talks Conference Melbourne and DevOps Talks Conference Auckland. Hope to see…
Donnie BerkholzSome great perspective from the crew at PagerDuty. 'You don’t want to sit around, wasting time trying to figure out whether something requires response because by the time you do, you’ll definitely find a response is needed.'