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 […]

On data value, open source telemetry, Kite, Microsoft and .NET Core

On data value, open source telemetry, Kite, Microsoft and .NET Core

  It’s now pretty widely accepted that Microsoft has open source religion. The company has embraced open source as a better way of working. But on the data side, it’s actually going further than most open source communities expect or demand. Check out this statement What we’ve learned from .NET Core SDK Telemetry. “As an […]

Why now why microservices why not SOA?

Why now why microservices why not SOA?

My Stephen colleague published an interesting post The Difference Between SOA and Microservices Isn’t Size. In it he argues that developer led adoption of technology – the new kingmaker thesis – is why microservices are different from SOA. Apart from being made to feel old – we now live in a world where SOA can […]

On Pervasive Encryption and GDPR

On Pervasive Encryption and GDPR

  How much of your personal data is encrypted? Is your hard drive encrypted? Do you know? Only if you caught WannaCry, am I right? How about your corporate data? Is that encrypted? Do you know? How would you go about finding out? Should you care? We spend so much time on the Internet these […]

We need to talk about data science skills. Real talk about AI, deep and machine learning

We need to talk about data science skills. Real talk about AI, deep and machine learning

Saw this story after it was tweeted by Puni Rajah  – Bosch to invest 300m euros in AI, employ 100 experts from India, USA, Germany. As ever India has done great job building its native skills base. But the fact Bosch needs to look outside Germany is telling. We’re seeing a lot of pressure owing […]