Continuous Deployment (via Timothy Fitz)


Alex has just written a refactoring of some website backend code. Since it was a small task, it's committed and Alex moves on to the next feature.   When the code is deployed in production two weeks later it causes the entire site to go down. A one-character typo which was missed by automated tests caused a failure cascade reminiscent of the bad-old-days at twitter. It takes eight hours of downtime to isolate the problem, produce a one character … Read More

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Jeff Jonas Video on How Data Makes Corporations Dumb (via GigaOM)


Jeff Jonas Video on How Data Makes Corporations Dumb Jeff Jonas, chief scientist at IBM (s IBM) Entity Analytics Group and an IBM Distinguished Engineer, thinks the world has a big problem with big data and that problem is only going to get bigger. Jonas arrived at IBM after the Big Blue bought his 19-year-old company, Systems Research in January 2005. Jonas & SRD helped develop a surveillance intelligence system for Las Vegas casinos that took in reams of data to identify card counters, includ … Read More

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