Oracle’s Database Future Could Be Dimming

On Jan. 2, technology news outlet The Information published a report suggesting that hyperscale cloud vendors Amazon (AMZN) and Salesforce (CRM) are aggressively moving down the path of migrating operations off Oracle’s (ORCL) database technology and onto open-source and/or internally developed solutions. The Information’s report cites sources with knowledge of the projects underway at Amazon […]

Are you Agile?

I  love Agile.   I think that most of the time, the software implementation, the scrum master.. I think that it is ‘too complex’.  80% of the time I do software, I just build a simple task list.. and add a couple of stastus fields. I’m constantly surprised that more organizations don’t take ‘Source Control’ seriously. […]

WordPress Theme Selection

I ran into this quote today and was immediately initrigued. (a) popular theme – like “The7” or “Divi” – is equal to hundreds and hundreds of plugins. Yet, plugins get the blame for slowdowns. Not the bloated popular theme. http://pagepipe.com/theme-me-duplicate-premium-speed-themes-with-free-themes-and-plugins/ This really blows my mind..   I swear about 85% of my time during software development […]

DevOps Job Interview Questions

This file contains a number of interview questions that can be used when vetting potential candidates. It is by no means recommended to use every single question here on the same candidate (that would take hours). Choosing a few items from this list should help you vet the intended skills you require. Note: Keep in […]

why the focus on devops

I’ve built more than 1400 virtual machines in the past 18 months. how do you manage that many machine? ANSIBLE, CHEF, PUPPET, SYSTEM CENTER I think that the most important is the PXE server, I just don’t think that enough people fiddle around with the different options.  

turducken

for a second when I read this article.. I really expected there to be a programming language named turducken To compound matters, this is a simple or “standard” column family. It is fairly limited by itself. Many column family databases, including Cassandra, include the concept of a supercolumn and a supercolumn family. Structurally, it is […]