Tag Archives: devops

Why Networking is Critical to Serverless

As readers know, I have been thinking a lot about serverless lately (along with all other forms of technology deployment and management, since it is what I do professionally). Recently, I came at it from another angle: network latency. Two weeks … Continue reading

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DevOps in the 1990s

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending LinuxCon/ContainerCon Europe 2016 in Berlin. Besides visiting a fascinating historical capital – there is great irony, and victory, in seeing “Ben-Gurion-Strasse” – or “Ben Gurion Street” – named after the founding Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Pilots In Habitats: Basic Unit of Application Deployment

What is the basic unit of application deployment? Two related trends have changed the answer to this question: DevOps Containers For many years, the tasks between engineer and operator were cleanly, if painfully, split: Engineer builds and delivers a package of … Continue reading

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Whence QA?

Since the dawn of software, more or less, companies wrote their software in a process that went something like this: Product defines the specifications. Architecture designs it. Engineering/R&D builds it. Quality Assurance (QA) tests it. If it passes, it is scheduled … Continue reading

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Chessmaster Employees

It has long been known, at least among experienced technologists, that the best people are worth ten times the “just” really good ones. I rarely see numbers to support this contention – which is somewhat surprising for someone as data-hungry and -driven as I … Continue reading

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