Is agile software development a fantasy in practice? This is what we discuss, in this 77th edition of the Software Defined Talk podcast, along with a short tale of the best Uber driver ever.
- Moved to Fireside.fm. So, now you can just go to our homepage directly. No more multi backend management crap.
- Check out the last episode show page: It is God-damned nifty!
- Review in iTunes France
- Osprey “one bag” style backpack.
The Best Uber Driver Ever
Coté’s Agile piece
- Excerpt from a PDF in process.
- It’s only cargo culting when the planes stop coming.
- UK GDS rant.
- The big PDF on all this stuff that Coté is working on.
BONUS LINKS! Not covered in this episode.
- There was a Summit going on in Barcelona.
- 35 percent annual growth sounds good.
- With friends like these…: “Ubuntu founder and product lead at Canonical Mark Shuttleworth says he feels validated by his earlier claims that the expansion of OpenStack projects — known as the ‘big tent’ approach — would collapse and that the community needs to focus on its core services.”
- Bullshit-as-a-Service: “My rule of thumb is if you’re not [creating] virtual networks, compute or disks, and you can’t survive on AWS, you are never going to survive on OpenStack. That’s the bullshit-as-a-service story.”
- On the Other Hand: “If you do these things the old fashioned way with Puppet, Chef and Ansible, they can be incredibly expensive because now you need the experts for everything,” he says. “If you do them with Juju and Charms, you’re sharing the cost of operational code with everybody else using those Charms.”
- Meanwhile: 451 says “OpenStack revenues to grow at a 35 percent CAGR and exceed $5 billion by 2020.” See chart in my newsletter from this week.
New York Times Buys The Wirecutter for $30 Million
- Good write-up about how The Wirecutter is/was very different from Gizmodo and the like.
- Commentary here and here.
Adrian Cockcroft Moves to AWS
- This is like the Warriors getting Kevin Durant, if the Warriors had won the championship last season.
AWS Server Migration Service
- The AWS Server Migration Service “automatically replicate live server volumes to AWS and create Amazon Machine Images (AMI) as needed.”
- Currently VMware, more hypervisors coming.
RackN gets Funding
Microsoft cloud annualized run rate hits $13 billion in strong first quarter
- “The company now claims that its commercial cloud annualized run rate has passed $13 billion (it was $12.1 billion last quarter) and that the gross margin of its commercial cloud business is up 7 points quarter-on-quarter to 49 percent.”
- Azure revenue growth was 116 percent last quarter; now have 11 percent market share compared to Amazon’s 31 percent.
- Is IBM hiring lots of people?
- Brandon: Westworld.
- Coté: Sugar Bowl Madeleines at Costco. I just ate five and the box ain’t empty! Also, while you’re there: Tillamook Cheddar cheese slices, in the expensive refrigerated section. And I got another pair of brushed khaki Kirkland 5 pocket pants.
- Matt: Tokyo!
- Coté’s bonus recommendation: Matt Ray’s hair!