The Agile and the Continuous: Database Drift … Neat film title...

In DevOps the talk is of development and operations, of continuous pipelines and agile updates, of rolling out builds. But it often overlooks something...

Productivity knocks: I’ve got 99 Slacks, but my work’s not done

If I had a dollar for every time someone said Slack was the answer to a business's problems, I'd have retired to a beach...

A developer always pays their technical debts – oh, every penny…...

  Picture the scene: you're a developer looking at someone else's code for the first time, and you can see that a lot needs changing. Performance...

How do you make those darn code monkeys do what you...

Nudge theory – brainchild of Richard Thaler, a professor of behavioural science and economics at the University of Chicago – uses positive reinforcement and...

Netflix could pwn 2020s IT security – they need only reach...

The container is doomed, killed by serverless. Containers are killing Virtual Machines (VM). Nobody uses bare metal servers. Oh, and tape is dead. These,...

Great, we’re going to get DevOps-ed. So, 15 years of planning...

In large organisations, the question is rarely “what are these newfangled practices and technologies,” but more “how could we actually do them here?” DevOps* has...

Ethics? Yeah, that’s great, but do they scale?

This March I'll be co-running the first ethics track for the tech conference QCon London. We've had so much enthusiasm that QCon New York...

Software shortcuts: Pay down your tech debt. It’s time to fix...

Technical debt: we probably create it every day. It happens when you do things that might get you closer to goal now, but which...

The many-faced god of operational excellence, DevOps and now ‘site reliability...

Someone's been kicking up the "NoOps" ant pile again. There it was, sitting there finally rebuilt after the annual upturning, and The Lord of...

‘Do the DevOps?’ No thanks! Not until a ‘blameless post-mortem’ really...

What drives organisations to change their ways? What's the match that lights the powder keg of actually doing something new and different in IT?...