Who Was the First Data Scientist?

Who Was the First Data Scientist?

Astronomer Tobias Mayer, born 1723, was the first data scientist John Rauser, a data scientist at Amazon.com, explained in a talk at Strata. Mayer explained the motion of the moon using spherical motion trigonometry. In order to do this, Mayer compiled nine times as...
Devs vs. Ops: Sushi vs. Meat and Potatoes

Devs vs. Ops: Sushi vs. Meat and Potatoes

One of the criticism of DevOps we hear often is that it’s too focused on getting operations to change according to what developers want than getting developers to adjust to the realities that constrain operations. For example, Circonus CEO Theo Schlossangle made...
Red Hat Finally Open Sources OpenShift PaaS

Red Hat Finally Open Sources OpenShift PaaS

Red Hat, known for keeping its enterprise distribution completely open source and still becoming the first $1 billion open source company, finally released the source code for its OpenShift platform-as-a-service. Red Hat launched the OpenShift beta in May 2011, but...
Firebase Invites for DevOpsAngle Readers

Firebase Invites for DevOpsAngle Readers

Earlier today I told you about Firebase, a new hosted NoSQL database, and how it fits into the new client-centric application development paradigm. Firebase is still in private beta, but if you’d like to check it out early e-mail angle@klintfinley.com. The first...
Use IRC to Improve Collaboration in DevOps Groups

Use IRC to Improve Collaboration in DevOps Groups

A while back we asked what tools your DevOps team uses to collaborate. IRC, Skype other chat tools were high on the list. It’s clear that text chat is an important tool for collaboration. In a recent piece on how the Puppet Labs operations team uses IRC, VP Tech...