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027: The Circle of Software

When you put all of the step needed to create good software up on the board, there's a lot of them. It's a lot more than just writing code, or even writing requirements and stories. Around Pivotal, we think of this full, end-to-end process as the circle of code: Ideas → prioritization / planning → coding → deployment → runtime → monitoring → feedback, and back again. Richard and Coté discuss these steps and how organizations are starting to appreciate "the big picture."

They also cover some cloud native news: Amazon buying a browser-based IDE, Cloud9; Google expanding their cloud; and Verizon's purchase of Yahoo!

News

Main Topic

  • "Circle of Software," Onsi’s talk where he outlines this concept:
  • Ideas → prioritization / planning → coding → deployment → runtime → monitoring → feedback, and back again
  • What do Coté and Richard think of this model?
  • Lots of individually popular tools at each stage of the circle …
    • Prioritization: Jira, Pivotal Tracker, Trello, and more
    • Coding → Java/Spring, Node, .NET, Ruby, and more. Plus countless IDEs from IntelliJ to Visual Studio Code to Spring Tool Suite. Not to mention web IDEs.
    • Deployment → Jenkins, Concourse, GoCD, TravisCI, and more.
    • Platform → Pivotal Cloud Foundry, cloud IaaS, containery stuff
    • Monitoring → Datadog, New Relic, Dynatrace, and more. Log storage in Splunk and others.
    • Feedback → Tools like UserVoice
  • Where does friction arise in the handoffs between those stages?
  • Damon Edwards value-stream talk from DevOpsDays Austin 2015.
  • Is anyone currently trying to bridge the gaps? Between which stages?
  • The marriage of tools and culture in making this work
    • If you aren’t committed to continuously delivery and using feedback to fuel the next iteration, don’t waste your time setting up this machinery
  • Also: SpringOne Platform! Aug 1st to 4th. Use the code pivotal-cote-300 for $300 off registration.
Direct download: PivotalConversations027.mp3
Category:Pivotal Conversations -- posted at: 1:22pm PDT

026: SpringOne Platform Preview, Pokémon Go, will Azure win against AWS?

The biggest, best cloud native conference around is just around the corner, SpringOne Platform, this August 1st to 4th. This week we talk about the sessions we're looking forward to: Richard has his top five and Coté has a longer write-up. As both a technical and "meatware" conference, there's a whole lot to like, spanning the broad category of better ways of doing software. There are some great case study talks from the likes of Home Depot, ExpressScripts, Allstate, and Dish. In the technical buckey, there's all sorts of talks going over cloud native style development and several on handling data as well. Of course there's a lot on microservices! If you haven't registered yet, use the code pivotal-cote-300 to get $300!.

In addition to talking about SpringOne Platform, we cover some recent cloud native news like the prediction that Azure will overtake AWS and, of course, Pokémon Go.

Full show notes: http://pivotal.io/podcast

Feeds, archives, etc: https://soundcloud.com/pivotalconversations

News

  • Old Man Coté asks: What's this Pokemon Go stuff?
  • Morgan Stanley survey on Azure rise, and responses to it. And what's up with Microsoft cloud-land? Richard knows!
  • Pivotal and Ubuntu announce close partnership

Our favorite SpringOne Platform sessions

See also the Ignite talks and the unconference.

Direct download: PivotalConversations026.mp3
Category:Pivotal Conversations -- posted at: 3:01pm PDT

025: .NET and Beyond 12 Factors with Kevin Hoffman

We've seen a goodly spate of news in the container space recently which we cover in the episode. In the second half, we talk with Kevin Hoffman about the .NET world, Steel Toe, and his book, Beyond the Twelve-Factor App. A recent survey from the Cloud Foundry Foundation is widening the framing around container management, adding in the use of Platform-as-a-Service into the usual container orchestration mix. The survey also shows some interesting results around adoption, e.g., managing containers in production ends up being more difficult than people predict during evaluations. Also since our last episode, DockerCon brought a bevy of announcements in the container ecosystem which we cover briefly. And highly relevant to our guest, Kevin Hoffman, .NET Core 1.0 was officially released, as open source. In the second half we talk about the recent history of .NET and how it's being used to create microservices. We also talk about the three extra "factors" Kevin's book adds to the 12 factor app and typical experiences when migrating to 12 factor apps.

Full show notes: http://pivotal.io/podcast

Feeds, archives, etc: https://soundcloud.com/pivotalconversations

Direct download: PivotalConversations025.mp3
Category:Pivotal Conversations -- posted at: 1:36pm PDT

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