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Your Car Interior Should Be Like A Network

A lot of ink has been spilled (if that term still can be used in the digital age), on the coming driverless “revolution.” Yet a much simpler “evolution” is long overdue for automative technology: the inside. Anyone who has replaced any … Continue reading

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The Problem with Serverless Is Packaging

Serverless. Framework-as-a-Service. Function-as-a-Service. Lambda. Compute Functions. Whatever you call it, serverless is, to some degree, a natural evolution of application management. In the 90s, we had our own server rooms, managed our own servers and power and cooling and security, … 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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When Your Workers Love Their Job

How do you know when your workers really love their jobs? Of course, not all will, and plenty will leave over time no matter how great a working environment, but how do you know when workers really enjoy working for you? A … Continue reading

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SSL Is Broken, Time to Fix It

For a long time, I have felt that SSL/TLS – the protocol that secures your communications with Web sites, mail servers and most everything across the Internet –  is broken. It is broken to the point that it is fundamentally insecure, except … Continue reading

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Does Open-Source Increase the Value of Talent?

For the last few weeks, I have been trying to unravel the connection between the value of talent and open-source. Inevitably, some products have a high level of importance but few people who truly understand it. This creates high demand with low … Continue reading

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Why Customers Agree to Open-Source

Why do customers agree to open-source work I do? In the past, we have discussed the benefits of open-sourcing your own software: Reputation Recruiting Contributions Recently, I had the pleasure of walking half an hour from a Tokyo train station … Continue reading

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Continuous Everything

Earlier this week, a really smart architect and I were evaluating various methods for managing software code changes, bug fixes, releases and major features. We both were in agreement with the primary direction, a popular one in nimble companies. Have a primary … Continue reading

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The Blessings of Liberty for All Mankind

On this day, 240 years ago, the visionary gentlemen of the 13 colonies pledged their fortunes and their very lives to the cause of liberty. Given the incredible forces arrayed against them – the British Navy was the dominant sea force … Continue reading

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When Robots Replace Burger-Flippers and Lawyers

Can robots replace burger-flippers? How about lawyers? Tools have been around for thousands of years, making a human job faster and easier; try banging a nail in without a hammer. Machines, complex combinations of parts that are either human-operated or … Continue reading

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