Tag Archives: software

Open Source Business Models

Sometimes I am amazed by open source software… even as I contribute to it. The largest repository of public open-source projects, GitHub, has over 35MM repositories in it. Granted, some large percentage of those are private, and therefore closed-source, but … Continue reading

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Surprising Efforts: Debug vs Test vs Fix

In the last article on serverless, I referenced the old ad in the New York City subways for a trade school. Their tagline was similar to, “technicians will always be needed, because things always will break.” We technologists are familiar – intimately … Continue reading

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Deodorant for Software

Although the title for this article might imply suggestions for Proctor & Gamble’s IT department, instead we will address how badly code can “smell” and how and when to prevent it. In business as in software, the concept of a “smell … Continue reading

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Operational Red Flags in the Cloud

Early in my career, when I did technology for a very large financial firm, we started with dedicated servers for each business process. It was an easy way to track costs, manage risks and allow each business unit to maintain … Continue reading

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