Software Defined Interviews
About the Show
Deep discussions about technology, enterprise IT, and the like
Episode 18: Reactive applications, with Josh Long
January 27th, 2017
25 mins 34 secs
josh long, pivotal, programming, reactive, spring, spring boot
Josh Long and I discuss “reactive programming."
Episode 17: Ignoring bad code on purpose
December 13th, 2016
11 mins 22 secs
bad code, legacy, project management, technical debt
Some reasons people would keep bad code, how management should think through it, and then some options for coping as needed.
Episode 16: Pair programing doesn't stink
November 3rd, 2016
7 mins 8 secs
cases, hcsc, kansas city, pair programming, pairing
Somewhere around just 20% of people do pair programming. It seems to be an incredibly effective technique, according to people who follow it. I go over some of those reasons and micro case studies of organizations having success with pair programming. It seems like the right thing to do.
Episode 15: Getting executives to fail fast
November 2nd, 2016
6 mins 23 secs
change management, fail fast, leadership, small batches
The idea of “failing fast” is popular in DevOps and agile think. That sounds like the exact opposite of what managers at large organizations would like to do. How do you get them to feel all warm and fuzzy about it? Here’s the top three tactics I’ve seen work.
Episode 14: Building a cloud in 30 minutes, metrics are a distraction
August 2nd, 2016
49 mins 20 secs
allstate, cases, lordofcomputing, s1p, s1p2016
Managing multiple CI/CD pipelines, and random digital transformation at Allstate.
Episode 13: The changing nature of open source & Loco Moco, with Barton George
July 31st, 2016
16 mins 59 secs
dell, lordsofcomputing, open source, s1p, s1p2016
The victory of open source in the infrastructure software space. Plus, crazy Hawaiian food.
Episode 12: Introducing cloud at Express Scripts, with Brian Gregory
April 25th, 2016
47 mins 49 secs
Launching the cloud native strategy at Express Scripts International.
Episode 11: How do we do things we would never, ordinarily do?
January 31st, 2016
52 mins 24 secs
Lessons learned from almost a year of helping transform IT at Allstate.
Episode 10: Doing the DevOps at National Instruments and BazaarVoice, talking with Ernest Mueller
December 1st, 2015
47 mins 46 secs
Ernest Mueller has worked helped introduce DevOps in several organizations and has been talking about those stories at two companies he’s worked for, National Instruments and BazaarVoice. Matt and Coté hear these stories (mostly at National Instruments) and we discuss how Ernest and others helped transform these companies to the new way.
Episode 9: The life of microservices in the F500
December 1st, 2015
35 mins 4 secs
cases, lordofcomputing, microservices
Introducing microservices into large organizations.
Episode 8: Transforming how the US government does software, Diego Lapiduz
September 30th, 2015
47 mins 2 secs
18f, cases, government, lordofcomputing
Matt and Coté talk with Diego Lapiduz who works in the GSA’s 18F organization helping government agencies develop their software in new, more agile and cloud-driven ways.
Episode 7: Getting beyond "the comfort of the number."
September 16th, 2015
1 hr 5 mins
The problems with transforming how a large company uses IT.
Episode 6: Try to avoid killing your acquisition
June 14th, 2015
1 hr 2 mins
After catching up about movies and OpenStack, John Willis and I discuss how difficult it is to properly integrate acquired companies into the larger company. We also discuss what VCs are looking for to say yes now: a good team, it seems.
Episode 5: When the practice of using the tool is novel, thought-lording new technologies
April 27th, 2015
1 hr 18 mins
We discuss how you (slowly) introduce new technologies into the market by looking at past tech cycles John has gone through. We also catch-up on the Craft conference and John’s travels in Europe.
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