Via Chris Kanaracus we heard of the Cloud Outage Audit for 2014 which compares the reliability figures for all of the major cloud vendors. One of the areas that Cedar specialises in is moving PeopleSoft to the Cloud so we pay particular attention when reports like this are released. It’s an interesting read (the full report can be found here) however here are the results:
David Linthicum, SVP Cloud Technology Partners pulls no punches:
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Jobs To Be Done. Or #JTBD. We’ve been road testing this framework lately. I like it. Could it be a good fit for the busy cloud developer who wants to build a usable solution that solves a real problem and doesn’t want to deal with the generalizations of personas or overhead of user profiles (a debate in itself)?
Seems like a good fit for the agile world too. Pictured is Julian Orr (left) (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...)
What a view!
I just returned from my first trip to Utah where I briefly (I was only there for 28 hours!) touched down in Salt Lake City to attend the UTOUG Fall Symposium.
Before I give you the run down, if you just want to cut to the chase, here are the session slides:
Evolving From Legacy to Mobile and Beyond
The Next Two Years: What Should I Do NOW with My Oracle Forms (more...)
Somehow it is already November, which means I haveto start gearing up for all the travel that I will be doing this month. I just got back from my first trip to Utah for the super UTOUG Training Days. The team treated us like royalty and it was fun being able to bring a bit of the legacy to mobile message to the Salt Lake City. Now in less than 2 weeks….Germany here I come!
The AuraPlayer Team Selfie at OOW
Another Oracle OpenWorld is behind us (when did it become October?) and as usual, it was fun to catch up with the members of my Oracle developer community, my ODTUG buddies and fellow ACEs. Cloud was definitely the hot topic on everyone’s mind this year, especially because Oracle announced their upcoming Oracle Mobile Cloud Services and released their Oracle Developer Cloud Service to production a few weeks before the (more...)
A reminder, based on the recent furor over the distribution of a U2 album from the cloud on to Apple devices. Cloud power, for sure.
But, cloud power is not about the device.
Shame this ad turned out to be a hoax. It contains (more...)
Today’s developer ecosystem is one defined by the cloud. APIs, web services, GitHub, EngineYard, Heroku, PaaS, IaaS, Ruby, Python, PHP and more, are all part of today’s developer conversation; words unheard of just a few years ago.
The ability to build and integrate in the cloud is a developer differentiator. The old client-server assumptive days of developers writing UIs on top of each operating system and then making calls to static and (more...)