DevOps to NoOps: State of Play

September 19, 2018

What is the current state of play in DevOps? What forces are having the greatest impact on the evolution and adoption of DevOps? Is NoOps a valid prospect for the future? Those questions notwithstanding, one thing is certain: while everybody is talking about DevOps, getting from talk to action is proving to be a substantial hurdle for many organizations.

"What I see so far is lack of knowledge," says podcast panelist Davide Fiorentino. "People don't know the tools. Most of the time they don't know what they are talking about." In some cases the problem can be a lot like trying to turn a battleship.

As panelist Bert Jan Schrijver explains, "it's typically easier for smaller organizations to move to a definite way of working, and a bit harder for larger organizations," where the stakes can be high. "I typically try to find organization projects to work on where the IT department has no more than 50 to 60 people. Then there's a good opportunity to get the organization in the right mindset and to get everybody on deck."

But in Bert's experience, smaller doesn't always mean easier. "It can be easier to convince 1500 people who have the same mindset than 50 people who are basically against all that you're saying."

In that situation management support can be invaluable. "It's always been about having unconditional support in all levels of the organization, especially in management," Bert says. "Because when you're changing an organization you're always going to hit resistance. And if you're going to get resistance from somebody who's higher up in the tree than you, then you better have support from that person's manager."

"The key to working as a DevOps team is not being blocked by people or departments outside your team that you don't have influence on," Bert adds. "A true DevOps team is a cross-functional team which is a team that can do anything necessary to go from idea to working software in production."

"That's a very important point!" agrees Michael. "I really appreciate the ops guys having strong experiences and skills about non-functional parts of the solution, and running and scaling out infrastructure."

Of course, there is a lot more to getting from DevOps talk to real transformation, and what you're reading here is only a fraction of the insight Davide, Bert, and Michael offer in this podcast. So strap on your headphones and dig in.

The Panelists

Davide Fiorentino
Principal DevOps Engineer, Cambridge Broadband Networks Limited (CBNL)
Consultant, Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations

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Code One Session:

  • DevOps in Action [BOF5289]
    Monday, Oct 22, 7:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 2009

Michael Hutterman
Java Champion
Oracle Developer Champion
Independent DevOps Consultant

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Code One Session:

  • Continuous Delivery/DevOps: Live Cooking Show [DEV4762]
    Monday, Oct 22, 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 2010
Bert Jan Schrijver
Java Champion
Oracle Developer Champion
CTO, OpenValue
Software Craftsman, JPoint

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Code One Sessions:

  • Better Software, Faster: Principles of Continuous Delivery and DevOps [DEV5118]
    Monday, Oct 22, 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 2010
  • Angular for Java Developers [DEV4345]
    Wednesday, Oct 24, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. | Moscone West - Room 2003
  • Microservices in Action at the Dutch National Police [DEV4344]
    Monday, Oct 22, 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 2007
Javed Mohammed
Podcast Co-Host
Systems Community Manager, Oracle

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Developer Evolution: What’s rockin’ roles in IT?

August 15, 2018

The good news is that the US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 24% growth in software developer jobs through 2026. That’s well above average.

The outlook for database administrators certainly isn’t bleak, but with projected job growth of 11% to 2026, that’s less than half the growth projected for developers. Job growth for system administrators, at 6% through 2016, is considered average by the BLS. So while the news is positive all around, developers certainly have an advantage.

But there is another story behind those numbers. Powerful forces are driving change in long-established IT roles. This podcast examines the trends and technologies behind this evolution, and looks at what roles may emerge in the future.

 

The Panelists

Rolando Carrasco

Rolando Carrasco
Oracle Developer Champion
Oracle ACE
Co-owner, Principal SOA Architect, S&P Solutions
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Martin Giffy D'Souza

Martin Giffy D'Souza
Oracle ACE Director
Director of Innovation, Insum Solutions
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Mark Rittman

Mark Rittman
Oracle ACE Director
Chief Executive Officer, MJR Analytics
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Phil Wilkins

Phil Wilkins
Oracle ACE
Senior Consultant, Capgemini
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Vibrant and Growing: The Current State of API Management

July 18, 2018

Andy Bell, Sander Rensen, Phil Wilkins, and Luis Weir are the authors of Implementing Oracle API Platform Cloud Service, now available from Packt Publishing, and as you'll hear in this podcast, they bring considerable insight and expertise to this discussion of what's happening in API management. The conversation goes beyond the current state of API management to delve into architectural implications, API design, and how working in SOA may have left you with some bad habits. Listen!

The Panelists

Andrew Bell Andrew Bell
Oracle PaaS API Management Architect, Capgemini
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Sander Rensen Sander Rensen
Oracle PaaS Lead and Architect, Capgemini
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Luis Weir Luis Weir
CTO, Oracle DU, Capgemini
Oracle Developer Champion
Oracle ACE Director
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Phil Wilkins
Senior Consultant specializing in iPaaS
Oracle ACE
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API Monetization: What Developers Need to Know

June 20, 2018

You’ve heard the term “API monetization,” but do you really understand what it means? More importantly, do you understand what API monetization means for developers? In this podcast you’ll learn why API monetization is about more than money, and why developers should care.

The Panelists

In alphabetical order

Arturo Viveros
Oracle ACE
Oracle Developer Champion
Principal Architect, Sysco AS
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Luis Weir
Oracle ACE Director
Oracle Developer Champion
CTO, Oracle Delivery Unit, Capgemini UK
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Robert Wunderlich
Product Strategy Director for Cloud, API, and Integration, Oracle
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Addtional Resources

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Pizza, Beer, and Dev Expertise at Your Local Meet-up

May 16, 2018

Big developer conferences are great places to learn about new trends and technologies, attend technical sessions, and connect with colleagues. But by virtue of their size, their typical location in destination cities, and multi-day schedules,  they can require a lot of planning, expense, and time away from work.

Meet-ups, offer a fantastic alternative. They’re easily accessible local events, generally lasting a couple of hours. Meet-ups offer a more human scale, are far less crowded than big conferences, with a far more casual, informal atmosphere that can be much more conducive to learning through Q&A and hands-on activities.

In this program you’ll meet four people who have organized and continue to manage local developer meet-ups. You’ll hear first-hand what they learned about what works and what doesn’t in finding venues, developing content, and creating an atmosphere that keeps developers coming back for more.

This conversation was recorded on Tuesday April 3rd, 2018.

The Panelists

(In alphabetical order)

 

Jon-Petter Hjulstad
Department Manager, SYSCO AS
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Ruben Rodriguez Santiago
Java, ADF, and Cloud Solution Specialist, Avanttic
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Luis Weir
CTO, Oracle DU, Capgemini
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Phil Wilkins
Senior Consultant, Capgemini
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Beyond Chatbots: An AI Odyssey

April 18, 2018

Chatbots. You’ve heard of them. You’ve read about them. You may even be involved in developing them. By a wide margin, one of the most popular Oracle Developer podcasts in the last several months was Chatbot Development, First Steps and Lessons Learned - Part 1 which was published back in September of 2017. So it’s safe to say that chatbots remain a hot topic.

So you may be surprised to learn that the conversation you are about to hear doesn’t really focus on chatbots, at least, not directly. Instead, the panel discusses the AI work they're currently involved in, the AI challenges they face, and other issues relevant to developin AI solutions.

This conversation was recorded on February 21, 2018. So let’s journey through time and space to meet the panelists and dive in.

The Panelists

Phil Gordon
CEO/founder of Chatbox.com

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Lyudmil Pelov
Oracle A-Team Cloud Architect, Mobile, Cloud and Bot Technologies, Oracle

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Joris Schellekens
Software Engineer, iText

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Brendan Tierney
Consultant, Architect, Author, Oralytics

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Combating Complexity: Fad, Fashion, and Failure in Software Development

March 21, 2018

There is little in our lives that does not rely on software. That has been the reality for quite some time, and it will be even more true as self-driving cars and similar technologies become an even greater part of our lives. But as our reliance on software grows, so does the potential for disaster as software becomes increasingly complex.

In September 2017 The Atlantic magazine featured “The Coming Software Apocalypse,” an article by James Somers, that offers a fascinating and sobering look at how rampant code complexity has caused massive failures in critical software systems, like the 2014 incident that left the entire state of Washington without 911 emergency call-in services until the problem was traced to software running on a server in Colorado.

One of the people interviewed in that Atlantic article was Chris Newcombe, an expert in dealing with software complexity. Chris, an architect on the Oracle Bare Metal infrastructure as a service team,  is one of the panelists for the discussion you are about to hear. Chris is joined by Java Champion and microservices expert Chris Richardson, Java Champion Adam Bein, and Oracle ACE Director and Developer Champion Lucas Jellema. The conversation focuses on what developers can do to combat complexity.

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DevOps in the Real World: Culture, Tools, Adoption

February 21, 2018

DevOps is a hot topic, but is that heat driving adoption? Are organizations on the adoption path making headway in the cultural and technological changes necessary for DevOps success? A panel of DevOps experts discusses these and other issues in this freewheeling conversation.

The Panelists

  • Nicole Forsgen, Founder and CEO, DevOps Research and Assessment LLC, Beaverton, OR
  • Leonid Igolnik, Product Development Executive, Startup Mentor and Advisor, Sand Hill Angels, San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Alena Prokharchyk, Principal Software Engineer, Rancher Labs, Cupertino, CA
  • Baruch Sadogursky, Developer Advocate, JFrog, Cupertino, CA
  • Shay Shmeltzer, Director of Product Management, Oracle Cloud Development Tools, Redwood Shores, CA
  • Kelly Shortridge, Product Manager at SecurityScorecard, NYC

Coming Soon

  • Combating Complexity
    An article in the September 2017 edition of the Atlantic warned of The Coming Software Apocalypse. Oracle's Chris Newcombe was interviewed for that article. In this podcast Chris joins Chris Richardson, Adam Bien, and Lucas Jellema to discuss heading off catastophic software failures.
  • AI Beyond Chatbots
    How is Artificial Intelligence being applied to modern applications? What are the options and capabilities? What patterns are emerging in the application of AI? A panel of experts provides the answers to these and other questions.

 

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Women in Technology: Motivation and Momentum

February 6, 2018

IT professionals Natalie Delemar (Senior Consultant at Ernst & Young, President, Board of Directors, ODTUG), Heli Helskyaho (CEO at Miracle Finland), Michelle Malcher (Security Architect at Extreme Scale Solutions), and Kellyn Pot'Vin-Gorman (Technical Intelligence Manager for the Office of CTO at Delphix, President, Board Of Directors, Denver SQL Server User Group) join panel organizer and moderator Laura Ramsey to share insight on what motivated them in their IT careers, and how they lend their expertise and energy in driving momentum in the effort to draw more women into technology.

The Panelists

  • Natalie Delamar, Senior Consultant with Ernst & Young, and a former president of ODTUG, the Oracle Developer Tools User Group
  • Oracle ACE Director Heli Helskyaho, CEO with Miracle Finland, and an Ambassador for EMEA Oracle Usergroups Community
  • Oracle ACE Director Michelle Malcher, Security Architect at Extreme Scale Solutions and a former president of the Independent Oracle Users Group
  • Kellyn Pot'Vin-Gorman, President Of The Board Of Directors of the Denver SQL Server User Group, and Technical Intelligence Manager for the Office of CTO at Delphix
  • Laura Ramsey, Manager, Database Technology and Developer Communities, Oracle America

 

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Jfokus Panel: Building a New World Out of Bits

January 17, 2018

The first Oracle Developer Podcast for 2018 brings together a panel of experts whose specialties cover a broad spectrum, including cloud computing, big data, security, open source, agile, domain driven design, Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture, Internet of Things, and more. The thread that connects these five people is that they are part of the small army of experts that will be presenting at the 2018 Jfokus Developers Conference. February 5-7, 2018 in Stockholm.

In this freewheeling discussion the panelists talk about the trends and technologies that have captured their interest, the work that consumes most of their time, and the issues that concern them as IT professionals. Then, to wrap things up, you'll get a quick preview of their respective sessions at Jfokus.

The Panelists

  • Jesse Anderson: Data Engineer, Creative Engineer and Managing Director of Big Data Institute.
  • Benjamin Cabé: IoT Program Manager and an Evangelist with the  Eclipse Foundation.
  • Kevlin Henney: Consultant, programmer, speaker, trainer, writer and owner of Curbralan.
  • Siren Hofvander: Chief Security Officer with Min Doktor, a digital healthcare provider in Sweden.
  • Dan Bergh Johnsson: Agile aficionado, Domain Driven Design enthusiast, and code quality craftsman with Omegapoint.

Click here for the complete program show notes, including additional content from the panelists.

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