Cloud native computing grows by 200 percent

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Over the last few years the way you moved applications from your data center to the cloud was lift-and-shift, refactor, or migrate to containers. The latter has gotten a kick in the pants as cloud-native techniques such as serverless computing and microservices have joined forces with containers. Still unsure what I’m talking about? Chris Aniszczyk, […]

How voice-activated technology can transform your workplace

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It’s great asking Alexa or Google Home or Cortana about the weather forecast for Seattle (rain again!), or what “proprioception” means, or who the Washington Nationals are playing tonight. But those are pretty simple transactions: Ask a direct question requiring a narrow, definable answer, and you get that answer. This is very useful as far […]

Everything old is new again: Microservices

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If I told you about a software architecture in which components of an application provided services to other components via a communications protocol over a network you would say it was… Well, it depends. If you got your start programming in the 90s, you’d say I just defined a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). But, if you’re […]

P is for programming

This post is part of a series, “Digital: From A to Z,” that explores what it means to be digital. What’s in your A to Z of digital? Find me on Twitter @Max_Hemingway or leave a comment below. Programming, or coding, is something that everyone should learn (see How you can begin to code), even if it’s just […]

Digital: From A to Z

“Being Digital,” “Journey to Digital,” “Digital” and “21st Century Humans” are phrases that are commonplace in many conversations around business and technology. But what does it mean to be “Digital”?  This is a wide subject to cover in a single blog post, so I’ll be breaking the A to Z of Digital down into further […]

Red Hat doubles down on cloud development investment

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For a while now, I’ve been saying Red Hat, The Linux Company, wants to become Red Hat, The Cloud Company. And I think I’m on to something. The first billion-dollar open-source company recently announced it was acquiring Codenvy. Codenvy is a well-regarded provider of cloud-native development tools. The company’s cloud-based, integrated development environment (IDE) enables developers to create modern container-based and […]

How many programmers does the planet need?

What do you really know about C#, Java, Ruby, PHP, Python, Perl, Node.js, Haskell, Go, D or R? Do you understand the difference between Java and Javascript? Have you ever scripted a computer? Can you write code? Are you a nerd? It has become fashionable in some quarters to poke fun at non-technical people, especially non-technical business leaders. […]