Sometimes development is just work
No matter how cool your job is, no matter how many people are looking at you or your company for best practises, sometimes developing software is just work On this blog I’ve shared examples of companies that people nowadays see as successful, like Netflix, Twitter, Spotify, or the online retailer bol.com.
To prove my point I’ve checked the release notes of Netflix and Spotify apps. Here (more...)
Book – The Phoenix Project
The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win is written the by Gene Kim in the tradition of The Goal (1984, by Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt). The Goal is a management novel explaining the Theory of Constraints. This book, The Phoenix Project shows how the theory in The Goal works in an IT environment.
The Goal – Theory of Constraints
In simple terms the Theory (more...)
OTech Magazine – Winter 2014
The winter edition of OTech Magazine, the independent magazine for Oracle professionals, is available. In OTech Magazine – Winter 2014 subjects include:
- Time Series Forecasting in SQL
- Flashback – Empowering Power Users
- Starting WebLogic
- DevOps and Continuous Delivery for Oracle
- The Rapid Reaction Force – real time business monitoring
Download OTech Magazine Winter 2014 here.
Presentatie op LAC congres – Architectuur in actie
Woensdag 26 november en donderdag 27 november is het jaarlijkse LAC congres. Dit congres voor architecten in de wereld van organisatie en IT heeft dit jaar als thema: “Architectuur in Actie“.
Presentatie Afweging waarde van architectuur en time-to-market
Op donderdag zal ik een presentatie geven in de track architecuur in actie: “Afweging waarde van architectuur en time-to-market”
Zo’n beetje iedere architect of ontwikkelaar (more...)
Lessons of product development at Netflix
Just a month after sharing my post on Spotify engineering culture, I found a post on Startup lessons from Netflix. That was written inspired by a talk on fast delivery devops by Adrian Cockcroft. Who spent a long time building up Netflix’s cloud infrastructure and spearheaded the development of many new cloud-related technologies and techniques at the company.
Adrian Cockcroft’s lessons of product development at Netflix
Adrian’s lessons (more...)
Spotify engineering culture part I & II
I’ve been reading quite some article on engineering culture and ways of working. The videos on Spotify Labs are among the best sources I’ve watched or read in the last year on the subjects of agile and culture. Recently the second part of their series on Spotify’s engineering culture was released.
Spotify engineering culture part I
Important take aways for me were:
- Agile over scrum
- Principles over practices
Book – Hatching Twitter: A True Story of
Just finished reading Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal and I must say that I wasn’t as impressed as when reading for example The Everything Store. The book is more about politics and opportunities than about creating opportunities and value or generating great ideas that others can build on. Of course this can still offer a great story and be a good (more...)
OTech Magazine – Summer 2014
The fourth issue of OTech Magazine, the independent magazine for Oracle professionals, is available. For the summer 2014 issue there are some more personal articles included. Titles vary from The Spiritual Programmer to The Next Generation: Oracle SOA Suite 12c and back via How to protect your sensitive data using Oracle Data Vault.
Download OTech Magazine – Summer 2014 here.
Book – The everything store
The everything store
The idea of the everything store was simple: an Internet company that served as the intermediary between customers and manufacturers and sold nearly every type of product, all over the world. It is the story of Amazon.com, one of the most successful companies in the world. And the story of its driven founder Jeff Bezos.
Reading the book I think that there are a few (more...)
Reading list of 2014 so far
In this blog post I’ll share a list of books I read during the first months of 2014. There is more business focus compared to previous years…
The everything store
The everything store is one of the books I liked reading most of my reading list this year. It tells the story of amazon.com so far; The vision and ways of working of the company and it’s founder (more...)