Is anyone minding the business side of these container orchestration plays? That’s the main topic we discuss in this 67th episode of the Software Defined Talk podcast, after doing over recent Docker announcements. We then discuss the state of tech journalism and throw out a free business plan for left-ish fried chicken slinging.
- If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording.
- Docker now includes SwarmKit, making Kubernetes more contentious.
- In LinkedIn, well-documented exploration of Docker adoption in big firms by LinkedIn profiles, which shows exponential Docker growth vs. Java, Ruby on Rails.
Brook & Bob memorial segment, On the Tech Media
- Matt Asay piece: The press will believe anything about open source. Not all Sunshine and Lollipops in Open Source Land.
Apple & ZFS
- More detail than you’d care to want from Adam Leventhal. It’s like a story of the ups and (mostly) downs of enterprise infrastructure software. Also, the flirtation nature of announcements that keeps eager nerd-beavers on tender-hooks.
BONUS LINKS! Not covered in show
Infrastructure Software is Dead, or, “With friends like these…”
- Hard truths from Mirantis:
- Quote: “Everybody’s OpenStack software is equally bad.”
- Quote: “But none of this matters, because today customers don’t care about software. Customers care about outcomes.” (Because, you know, they used to not care about outcomes…? Plz. advise.)
Infrastructure Investments by Cloud Service Providers
- Charts! Numbers! Cloud!
- I like her By the Numbers thing. Coté used to do something like that and it was fun to put together.
10-hour Maintenance Windows on Oracle Cloud?
Operational Best Practices for Serverless
- Charity Major’s write-up from her talk at the #Serverlessconf
- If you chose a provider, you do not get to just point your finger at them in the post mortem and say it is the provider’s fault. You chose them, it’s on you. It’s tacky to blame the software or the service, and besides your customers don’t give a shit whose “fault” it is.
Checking in on CostCo
- Brandon: Chaos Monkeys.
- Matt: Boston Dynamics robot video & moar falling robots! The Inevitable. Also, the podcast mentioned earlier: “Brian Christian on Algorithms to Live By,” presented at The Long Now Foundation.
- Coté: Hey, as beef sticks go, the Ostrim ones look pretty good. No sugar, mostly? Also, The King Killer Chronicles.
Check out the full show notes for further links to the recommendations, conferences, and tech news items we didn’t get to cover here.
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