Open source – we need better pathways so inclusion can flourish

Open source – we need better pathways so inclusion can flourish

Running a conference with a really strong cohort of diversity scholars this week, with a broad range of skills and backgrounds, really made me think. We had Ian Skerrett, VP of marketing at the Eclipse Foundation, and Abby Kearns, executive director of the Cloud Foundry Foundation at the event. Both are keen to improve diversity […]

Why data transformation is the new digital transformation, post Equifax

Why data transformation is the new digital transformation, post Equifax

Data transformation is the new digital transformation from James Governor This morning I spoke to the International Payments 2017 conference with a talk about data transformation. I have written about this theme before, and they asked me to turn the ideas into a talk. It’s an interesting conference – because the payments industry is in […]

Thingmonk 2017: our community is getting richer

Thingmonk 2017: our community is getting richer

I am not exactly a kaizen exponent. To be honest I don’t find the continuous improvement mindset easy or natural. But one area we are undoubtedly doing better every time is our diversity scholarship program for RedMonk events. I have been knocked out by the quality of the scholars yet again. So many lovely, smart […]

Notes from the field – Spring Boot at Tesla and New Relic

Notes from the field – Spring Boot at Tesla and New Relic

I have written and spoken about Java’s staying power a lot over the years. It continues to be a thing. The rise of cloud native companies, disrupting industries, was seen by some as presaging the end of Java. But when startups grow up they turn into Java shops, or at least start extensively using Java. […]

When production is your test lab – what is "canarying"?

When production is your test lab – what is “canarying”?

  If you’ve attended an infrastructure conference recently, particularly of the “cloud native” variety, you’ll likely have heard the term “canarying”. If you don’t know what that means you’ve probably nodded along sagely and thought, oh I better look that up. I’ll do it when I look up “smoke testing”. So anyway – what is […]