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Jamie Dimon: JPMorgan Employs 30,000 Programmers
Just this month[April, 2014], Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan, told the firm’s shareholders in his annual letter that JPMorgan employs “nearly 30,000 programmers, application developers and information technology employees who keep our 7,200 applications, 32 data centers, 58,000 servers, 300,000 desk-tops and global network operating smoothly for all our clients.”
enterprise  JPMC  developers  digitaltransformation  numbers 
10 weeks ago by cote
Why Do We Need Architectural Diagrams?
> In practice, most stakeholders are not interested in detailed diagrams, but rather in one or two high-level diagrams which reflect the modularity and boundaries of the system. Beyond these, for a deeper understanding, the code should be the source of truth, which in most of the cases only developers are interested in.
uml  diagrams  enterprisearchitecture  developers 
january 2019 by cote
The Cost of Developers
That’s a lot of money.

“on the other side of the spectrum, purely enterprise-focused companies like IBM or Oracle would be tempted to wring every possible bit of profit out of the company.... What Microsoft wants is much fuzzier: it wants to be developers’ friend, in large part because it has no other option.”
m&a  git  microsoft  github  developers 
june 2018 by cote
Why Software Developers Should Take Ethics Into Consideration
“[Developers are ]not asking themselves, what are the ethical consequences of this? Who could get hurt by this? Who does this enable over another person? Who does this disadvantage or advantage? They’re not asking those questions. My goal is to have that part of the natural sequence of developing software.”
developers  techethics 
march 2018 by cote
Working remotely, 4 years in
Yup, this is the thing: "I think this is actually a really important point to understand about remote work – on the remote teams I’ve been on, the the whole team has adopted a working style where all important team communication happens over Slack / video calls / email. IMO if your team is mostly remote, you’re forced to adopt a remote-first working style."
work  colo  collab  remote  developers 
march 2018 by cote
Creative ways to encourage the integration of DevOps processes
‘Teams come into the dojo with a backlog of real work they are trying to deliver and are paired with DevOps coaches for six weeks. Some managers expect the teams to deliver these projects faster over the course over this period. Sometimes it happens, but Clanton explained it is really about building the skills that will allow them to deliver faster software and with better quality when they return to the office.’

Training by doing.
cloudnative  devops  digitaltransformation  developers  training  verizon 
january 2018 by cote
Frontside's interview process previews what it's actually like to work with candidates | Built In Austin
Image provided by Frontside Two people write every single strand of code that Frontside developers output — one works for Frontside and the other with the…
IFTTT  via:Instapaper  interviewing  frontside  developers  pairing 
october 2017 by cote
Red Hat To Acquire Codenvy – Codenvy Blog
"When the transaction closes, Codenvy and Red Hat will combine resources to create an agile development platform for OpenShift-powered applications."
IDEs  cloud  m&a  RedHat  OpenShift  developers 
may 2017 by cote
JFrog Raises $50 Million To Provide The App Store For The Internet Of Things
That's a big chunk of change. Developers don't pay for anything, eh?
registry  wp  funding  developers  java  jfrog  appdev 
january 2016 by cote
I Want to Run Stateful Containers, Too | Hacker News
Much of this is good for the "developers don't pay for anything file," from a sentiment perspective. Also check out the Pivotal Cloud Foundry pitch.
sentiment  PaaS  PivotalCloudFoundry  cloud  developers  cloudnative  docker 
november 2015 by cote
Application Developers Alliance
Including an estimate (11.5m?) of the number of developers globally.
developers  surveys  IDC 
september 2015 by cote
Just out: [Mobile] Developer Megatrends H1 2015
"Only 20% of mobile developers target enterprises, but 46% of them makes over $10K per month, versus 19% for consumer-oriented developers." The other thing to note is how close we are to having "mobile developers" just upgraded to simply "developers."
surveys  mobile  developers  numbers  enterprise 
july 2015 by cote
cote.tumblr.com – CD enables us to deliver the business value...
"CD enables us to deliver the business value inherent in new software releases to our customers..." - April 24, 2015 at 02:07PM
IFTTT  Tumblr  cases  cd  cicd  thirdplatform  developers  appdev  cote.tumblr.com 
april 2015 by cote
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Stack Overflow Survey 2015: Technologies Used, Loved, Disliked or Wanted - April 09, 2015 at 08:25AM
IFTTT  Tumblr  surveys  developers  programming  languages  JavaScript  cote.tumblr.com 
april 2015 by cote
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Lean Documentation, some tips - April 09, 2015 at 08:22AM
IFTTT  Tumblr  documentation  agile  developers  cote.tumblr.com 
april 2015 by cote
Barton George on Twitter: "According to Evans data there are 19 million developers worldwide #evansdata2015"
Anyone have a good, multi-year developer count, world-wide. The last point I have is 19m from @evansdatacorp:
evan  developers  marketsizing 
march 2015 by cote
The “Uberization” of the economy is really about building a better trap for ideas – Quartz
I don’t think of Uber as a force that dis-intermediates—as we olds used to say—transportation, but one that creates value for itself, its drivers, and its users, by developing a new layer that integrates them all with maximum utility. A very talented developer once told me that the secret to a world-beating service like Dropbox was to make something very, very complicated seem devastatingly simple. To me, uberizing meant trapping a series of innovative processes—phone-enabled geo-location, payments and driver management and distribution—into an app-accessible service. That’s good framing. It’s not (just) removing a middleman, it’s better overall UX. One might even say “design.”
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  ux  design  developers  thirdplatform  Uber  link  tumblr:link 
january 2015 by cote
CotéIndustries.com
I often brow-beat people into the notion that “cloud is all about developers.” That’s hyperbolic - there’s actually a lot more to cloud than just supporting custom written software…and yet, that seems like the bulk of it. By “developers” I mean you’re running a SaaS (you’re a company who sells the SaaS, like an “ISV” would sell packaged software) or you’re a company that uses cloud-based applications to help run their business (think of online banking, or Uber, or mobile loyalty apps like the Starbuck’s app…or internal applications just used to help run a company). "Developers" seem like one of the best work-loads for cloud and what cloud platforms are mostly oriented around (there’s some NFV stuff scurrying around in the OpenStack world which is possibly "a thing" - there’s also HPC/batch/Big Data/Hadoop which matches as well…I’d suggest that the second is just a stats nerd type of programming, sort of) What cloud doesn’t seem perfect for is running packaged software. That might work, but it seems like your best bang for the buck would be using it to run and support custom written applications. And then, you probably want DevOps. This may seem obvious to many of you readers…however many of the conversations I get involved with as an analyst never talk about developers, ever. It’s worth pointing out, then, that unless The Point of your cloud project is to support developers, you’re probably doing it wrong (or know so well what you’re doing that you don’t need silly diagrams). @robertcathey @blueboxjesse a remotely managed private cloud might just be a “single tentant, geographically confused public cloud.” — Coté (@cote) November 14, 2014 Footnote: there’s also what I’m going to start calling "The BlueBox Private Cloud Correction," so named because they always chime in when I over simplify “private cloud” in public. Their point is that “private cloud” is a lot more complicated/expansive than just “on-premises cloud run by the company using the cloud.” I think they’re right. Remotely managed “private cloud” is a-OK in my book.
cloud  developers  diagrams  pics  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:text 
december 2014 by cote
Opportunities for Service Providers and DevOps - YouTube
We did a passel of videos at our recent HCTS conference. Here’s one I did with Scott Ottaway about opportunities for service providers in cloud and developer. See the others as they’re posted in YouTube.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  videos  451Research  Scott  Ottaway  serviceproviders  cloud  developers  tumblr:video  video 
november 2014 by cote
HP buys Eucalyptus | CloudPundit: Massive-Scale Computing
That "cloud is developers bit again, eh? "He also turned its sales efforts to focus on SMBs with a genuine cloud agility desire, rather than chasing IT operations organizations looking for a better virtualization mousetrap (another example of bimodal IT thinking)."
stream  HP  cloud  m&a  Eucalyptus  LydiaLeong  developers 
september 2014 by cote
How to grill an American VC... on the storage upstart world • The Register
WTH: How do you see the path towards the software-defined Data centre? AB: What I believe is driving this trend is that developers and organisations are looking to move extremely fast. Developers are getting used to the paradigm of going on AWS (Amazon Web Services) and getting resources immediately instead of weeks/months of provisioning time. That is the benchmark against which they are now holding their internal IT organisations. They are benchmarking their IT organisation against AWS in terms of ease-of-use, agility and price. I think that is the fundamental macro trend that is driving the desire for the software defined data centre. That feels right, and is probably missing some tricks (doing better analytics, new end-user devices, etc.), but hey, like I used to say cloud == speed.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  devrel  developers  vcs  link  tumblr:link 
september 2014 by cote
CotéIndustries.com
Another fun looking presentation from Andrew Shafer. He’s been doin’ a lot of ‘em lately.
agile  presentations  AndrewShafer  developers  process  learning  slides  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
august 2014 by cote
Serena Dimensions CM starts bringing devops to its enterprise customers
I had a briefing with Serena a short while ago around the new release of their ALM product Dimensions. They’re interesting to talk with because of their conservative customer base: so it’s a good way to track mainstream adoption of emerging developer practices. Things seem to be moving along nicely there. Since changing PE hands, they seem to have a renewed interest in shipping new releases, which should be fun to watch as well. 451 clients can read the full report, but here’s the 451 Take: While our research in devops shows strong interest in the market, with developers in the technology sector ‘getting it,’ mainstream adoption of devops (or even continuous delivery) practices is still lagging. Serena has long serviced a chunk of this ‘mainstream’ pool in the form of the more conservative developers in finance, insurance, defense and other highly regulated industries. These teams require maximal governance, risk and compliance trappings; often need to integrate with a variety of not-so-new tools and processes; and are looking for very safe bets when it comes to tool suites. Thus, a company like Serena, with more than 450 customers, is responsible for bringing new innovations in application life-cycle management (ALM) to these customers, and is seeking to do just that with the Dimensions 14 release. The reception should be good, if slow, since the technologies and practices in software development have been experiencing a pleasant refresh in recent years. Serena will have to contend with several competitors – like Atlassian and TaskTop, which are similarly bringing fresh takes on ALM to the market and increasingly looking to sell into conservative accounts. If you’re not a client, you can always sign up for for a free trial.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  451Reports  ALM  Serena  developers  link  tumblr:link 
august 2014 by cote
CotéIndustries.com
We recently re-wired how we arrange our coverage areas (or “practices”) at 451 Research. Previously, I oversaw a big bucket called “Infrastructure Software,” which has now been split into two practices: Enterprise Platforms and Infrastructure Software - download this free PDF to for an overview, whose intro says: “The Enterprise Platforms channel covers the management and infrastructure software used by digital businesses. This channel contains systems management, cloud management, cloud platforms, cloud management, virtual desktop management and other infrastructure platforms such as visualization and operating systems. Historically, this software has been used to run and manage on-premises datacenters, starting with physical, then virtualized servers. Increasingly, as our market studies show, companies are considering building private clouds.” Development, DevOps, and Middleware (DDM) - download this free PDF for an overview, whose intro says: “The development, devops and middleware (DDM) channel covers the digital infrastructure used to design, develop, deploy and run the applications and services needed by an enterprise to run its business. It includes analysis of the technologies, practices, vendors and cloud services that are used to develop and integrate applications, fuel them with data, run them and keep them current. DDM examines recent and emerging trends that will affect how applications and services are to be delivered in the cloud, mobile, the Internet of Things and social-computing era. As you can imagine, I’m most excited about the second area, “DDM” as we call it or, more simply put: developers. 451 hasn’t had a dedicated focus area on that for awhile - though folks like Jay Lyman and our mobile team have been covering developments there well - and it’s nice to start that back up.
451Reports  451  coveragearea  EnterprisePlatforms  DDM  DevOps  developers  analystlife  highlight  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:text 
august 2014 by cote
Who has the best (& worst) developer evangelism/advocacy programs?
Matt Asay asks for examples of companies with good developer relations programs.
devrel  dailywrap  developers  marketing 
july 2014 by cote
Microservices - MindMeister Mind Map
I wanted to test out MindMeister, so I took some notes while I was reading two pieces on microservices yesterday: Your browser is not able to display frames. Please visit the mind map: Microservices on Mind Mapping - MindMeister. Create your own mind maps at MindMeister I used to use mind maps as my primary note-taking tool when I had a free license to MindJet sometime ago, which was delightful. So far, I find MindMeister a little clunky due to be in a web browser (I think?), but it seems OK. It’d be hard to go away from the mixed markdown and rich text stuff I do in Evernote, but we’ll see.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  highlight  mindmaps  microservices  dailywrap  architectures  developers  link  tumblr:link 
july 2014 by cote
Microsoft Azure: growing but still has image problems « Tim Anderson's ITWriting
This anecdote sums up an annoying problem on cloud marketing (and product management): At the break I chatted with a somewhat bemused attendee who had come in the hope of learning about whether he should migrate some or all of his small company’s server requirements to Azure. I explained about Office 365 and Azure Active Directory which he said was more relevant to him than the intricacies of software development. It turns out that the Azure User Group is really about software development using Azure services, which is only one perspective on Microsoft’s cloud platform. There are (at least!) two differer buyers for “cloud” now-a-days: the operations and admin staff who keep raw infrastructure an (packaged) applications up an running, the developer who wants to write new code and run deploy it to cloud services to run (or use those cloud services as middleware). Make sure you know which one you are - or which one you’re pitching to! Of course, there’s “DevOps,” which seeks to conflate the two of them together, which makes it, I guess, a more efficient marketing construct. And then there’s another group: actual end-users who just want services without all the Morlockian “infrastructure” crap. SaaS! Once “cloud” and “IT” become synonymous, nailing all these and other fiddly segments is even more important.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  cloud  marketing  Azure  developers  sysadmins  DevOps  link  tumblr:link 
june 2014 by cote
CotéIndustries.com
You guys keep asking about that [the IPO] . . . we try to slow down. I don’t think we could move any faster, I don’t think we feel any extra impetus to move faster,” Mr Cannon-Brookes said “There is no time in the future by which it has to be done, it could never happen, we absolutely could do that. We are in the luxurious position that we have the two founders that are still in total control of the business, so when we feel the business is ready, from the perspective of our market and culturally, we can take that step.
Atlassian  rumors  IPOs  DevOps  Agile  developers  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  quote  tumblr:quote 
june 2014 by cote
CotéIndustries.com
Evans Data’s Developer Marketing 2014 survey of 450 software developers showed that 19.3% (or approximately 3.5 million) developers worldwide are women, compared to the years between 2003 and 2009, when the percentage of female developers was in single digits.
gender  devrel  developers  Evans  numbers  marketsizing  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  quote  tumblr:quote 
april 2014 by cote
CotéIndustries.com
(via Amazon Web Services, Windows Azure top cloud dev choices, says survey)
surveys  cloud  developers  forrester  numbers  charts  usage  sentiment  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
march 2014 by cote
CotéIndustries.com
One of my collegues at 451 asked if I’d be interested in taking over his column at The Register. Of course I would, that’s only about my favorite news outlet ever. My first column is up now, all about what feels to me like the re-emergence of the developer market (tools and middleware), a theme I’ve been puttering about with at 451 for those who’ve been following along. Here’s the last bit of the column: Will the developers finally pay for the tools they use to make their write and run software? In the consumer space of $19bn exits, oddly enough, perhaps not: many of the old ways hold true – there is still DIY pride and 20-year-olds with nothing better to do than code all night. Outside of the Ramen-noodle-coated technology world, however, as more devices get IP addresses and need software accordingly, it’s not full-on bonkers to think that there will be more developers at “normal” companies. And that’s the meat-and-potatoes of any “infrastructure” play: the mainstream companies which would rather purchase tools and middleware than quickly polish off another cup of Ramen before firing up a bare-bones editor to type up yet another chunk of middleware from scratch. I’ll be doing this monthly, so there’ll be something more up in April. If you still know how to spell RSS, here’s the feed for my pieces.
developers  RegisterColumn  CoteWriting  TheRegister  cloud  devrel  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:text 
march 2014 by cote
Linux cloud world's best kept secret DigitalOcean just bagged $37m • The Register
Some pundits may argue that it is also going up against Amazon Web Services, but this is not the case: at around 5,000 Intel-powered Dell and SuperMicro servers the company fields around five percent of Rackspace’s fleet, and at most one per cent of Amazon’s. … This funding caps off a period of torrential growth for the company. In January 2013, it had about 2,000 customers and by the end of the year it was closer to 100,000, Uretsky said. Hey, that SoftLayer investment worked out well.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  cloud  funding  a16z  digitalocean  developers  numbera  momentum  link  tumblr:link 
march 2014 by cote
CotéIndustries.com
The Cloud^H^H^H^H^HDevOps Milieu, circa March 2014 from Michael Coté I just gave this presentation to the Ansible Meetup here in Austin. It’s, hopefully, a “living presentation” that I can roll through-out the year, freshening up next time. It gathers up key parts of 451’s quantitative work, included a fresh DevOps study, to noodle on the equation IT - SaaS = what? (Spoiler alert: As you, dear readers, would probably guess: the “what?” equals developers.) The abstract: We all know that cloud is a big deal, and cloud-native production cultures like DevOps are increasing in interest and maturity. Wide-spread market-adoption of all this cloud fun is slowly creaking out beyond the hoodie-festooned set, a trend we rabidly follow at 451 Research. This short talk with provide a brief baseline of where we are with cloud and DevOps as seen through the analyst lens of end-user surveys, market observations, and plane old screw-ball analyst-think. It wraps up with a “so what?” to motivate folks to chase that “software is eating the world” unicorn dream.
451  451Research  highlight  CoteSpeaking  cloud  DevOps  presentations  spending  developers  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:text 
march 2014 by cote
CotéIndustries.com
IBM’s cloud strategy in a fancy cloud graphic. As seen here.
IBM  pics  strategy  developers  cloud  via:twitter  appdev  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
march 2014 by cote
CotéIndustries.com
By 2019, 67 percent of software programmers will primarily be developing in the cloud, up from 18 percent today, predicted Evans Research.
numbers  appdev  developers  forecasts  cloud  ibm  ibmpulse  ibmpulse2014  saas  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  quote  tumblr:quote 
march 2014 by cote
Vision Mobile: 60% of developers living below 'app poverty line' - FierceDeveloper
The majority of developers still make less than $500 per app per month, but the overall “app poverty line” has moved from 67 percent to 60 percent, according to Vision Mobile’s Developer Economics Q1 2014 report. The analysis firm researched data from more than 7,000 app developers from 127 countries, from the United States and China to Kenya and Brazil.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  apps  pay  developers  charts  mobile  link  tumblr:link 
february 2014 by cote
Dealing with industry analysts, for startups
Dealing with industry analysts, for startups from Michael Coté Earlier this week I had the privilege to speak at HeavyBit, a developer centric incubator run by some ex-Heroku (and other!) folks. First of all, the premises of HeavyBit is awesome: for as important as developers are, there’s not enough attention paid to companies that are building developer products and services in the investing and incubation scene…so, let’s do that. If you look at the HeavyBit portfolio, it’s a nice collection of interesting developer-centric tools. Someone even used the phrase “B2D” - Business to Developer - which was certainly, you know, cute. The HeavyBit folks asked me to give some practical tips of talking with industry analysts, dealing with them as it were. I’ve done this talk from time to time over the years, but not really since 2010 formally. It’s a fun topic. The presentation is up, and there’s a recording that HeavyBit will post eventually as well. On that note, do you have any tips you’d give for dealing with analysts?
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  type:originalcontent  startups  analysts  presentations  developers  HeavyBit  industryanalysts  link  tumblr:link 
january 2014 by cote
Amazon's 'schizophrenic' open source selfishness scares off potential talent, say insiders • The Register
"In many cases in the big companies and all the small startups, your Github profile is your resume," explained another former Amazonian. "When I look at developers that’s what I’m looking for, [but] they go to Amazon and that resume stops … It absolutely affects the quality of their hires." I’ve been reading The Everything Store, the recent business history of Amazon. Given the culture there, it’s not too shocking to read that Amazon is not big into developers marketing themselves and getting involved in “the community,” as it were.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  Amazon  devrel  opensource  github  developers  link  tumblr:link 
january 2014 by cote
Developers have always been like this. From Matt... | CotéIndustries.com
Developers have always been like this. From Matt Ray’s ancient flickr, when we all used to work at BMC.
Vantive  bugs  developers  doodles  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
january 2014 by cote
Extreme Programming, a Reflection | 8th Light
[F]fourteen years ago it was wildly controversial. Indeed, it was so controversial that whole books were published describing how this couldn’t possibly work, and how all the proponents were knuckle-dragging, money-grubbing, nitwits who never wrote a line of code in their lives and….
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  agile  books  developers  XP  KentBeck  link  tumblr:link 
december 2013 by cote
The JavaOne 2013 Technical Keynote (JavaOne Conference Blog)
Catching up on Java for a briefing later today () - lamdas!
Java  JavaOne2013  developers  Oracle 
december 2013 by cote
Techstars Seattle Startup Shippable Raises $2.05M For Continuous Integration Platform Built On Docker | TechCrunch
I like how Alex sums up the current, overriding approach to development in passing: Speed is the differentiator in almost any market that is getting disrupted by online services. In turn, online providers need faster ways to serve their customers. For example, a physical retailer will have to increasingly find new ways to minimize the costs that come with having a brick and mortar business. That means changing to a data-driven business that uses code as the base for its innovation.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  developers  speed  datadriven  Docker  DevOps  link  tumblr:link 
december 2013 by cote
The Setup / Matt Webb
I cut my teeth on the open web of the early 2000s. It was APIs, and mashups. Mac OS X turned my laptop into a web server and coding machine, just the same as where I hosted the toys and tools that I wrote. This is what the future was going to be like. And then it didn’t happen. Code is fragile because APIs keep changing and nobody cares about scripting anymore. There are no text and image file formats anymore, practically speaking, because there’s no file interchange. Once photos are on Instagram, that’s it. (a.) good job hijacking the end of a Setup piece for a polemical. (b.) I agree!
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  api  developers  devrel  link  tumblr:link 
november 2013 by cote
Microsoft Azure Sales Top $1 Billion Challenging Amazon
"Microsoft’s $1 billion sales figure includes Azure, as well as software provided to partners to create related Windows cloud services... Azure subscriptions have risen 48 percent in the past six months, said Takeshi Numoto, Microsoft’s vice president for marketing for the server and tools division."
developers  numbers  Microsoft  cloud  Azure  momentum 
november 2013 by cote
Novell buys SuSE Linux for $210m; IBM invests $50m in Novell
From Rachel Chalmer’s 2003, coverage of Novell buying “SuSE” (451 client access required): Historically, Novell’s Achilles’ heel has been its inability to keep its independent developer community happy. Some fled NetWare for OS/2, which IBM botched in its turn. Meanwhile, Microsoft was happy to embrace and pamper NetWare and OS/2 burn victims as independent software vendors for Windows. Now developers are asking themselves whether Novell has learned its lesson, or whether it’s about to make the same mistake again. The provisional answer is that this is not your father’s Novell. Ray Noorda is long gone, and his replacement, Sun veteran Eric Schmidt, has jumped ship for Google. The office of the CEO is now split between two people: Jack Messman, ex-CEO of Cambridge Technology Partners, a career executive with roots in the oil and gas exploration industry; and Chris Stone, ex-CEO of the Object Management Group It’s amazing how different things were back then, well, platform-wise. Because OS/2!
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  Novell  m&a  developers  SUSE  RachelChalmers  link  tumblr:link 
november 2013 by cote
Twitter / dberkholz: Salesforce AppExchange hit ...
"Salesforce AppExchange hit 2000 apps, 2 million customer installs this year."
momentum  Salesforce  developers  numbers  apps  appcounts  marketshare  PaaS 
november 2013 by cote
Heroku Doubles Down On Open Source Database Cloud | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com
What’s a DBA to do in a cloud world where platform as a service and PaaS-like automation seemingly removes much of the need to constantly car for pet databases? Well, there’s still troves of existing databases left and, really, things aren’t that perfect in cloud-land. I spoke with Klint Finley on this topic last week for his story on Heroku. He asked, “are the days of the DBA numbered? to which I responded: I don’t think the DBAs days are numbered just yet. Last I checked, the US bureau of labor statistics is actually predicting an increase, if that’s anything. DBAs definitely need to learn new technologies and be less gruff about helping developers out. Consistently, I see developers driving the use of cloud across the market (ask any vendor what their cloud stuff is use for and it typically amounts to delivering custom written applications: developers) which means DBAs need to start talking with developers more. The other important thing to realize is how much “traditional” IT exists out there now. I can’t figure out how to calculate it (yet) but I feel like we’re just scratching the surface of The Great Cloud Rewrite over the next 10 years in the enterprise space. That’s were DBAs have a strong hold and if they get cloud religion soon enough, they can set themselves up nicely. DBAs actually have a wealth of knowledge and it’d be painful for developers to have to rediscover and learn all of that. That said, if all DBAs do is say "no, and it’s going to take 6 weeks," they’ll be dead.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  databases  cloud  presspass  type:originalcontent  behindthefirewall  developers  DevOps  link  tumblr:link 
november 2013 by cote
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