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"The Cool Code" Is Not What Generates Business Value | #velocityconf

"The Cool Code" Is Not What Generates Business Value | #velocityconf

Dave Vellante and John Furrier talked with Jonathan Thorpe, DevOps Evangelist at Serena Software, during the Velocity Conference in Santa Clara, California, about DevOps, cloud, mobile and other trends in the business. Jonathan Thorpe is Product Marketing Manager for all things DevOps and Continuous Delivery at Serena Software. He previously worked as a Systems Analyst at Electric Cloud, specializing in DevOps-related solutions. In the past there's been a split between the Dev and the Ops teams. Thorpe admits finding himself often falling through that gap, because of his mixed experience. But the trend is now for companies to tear down the silos, and... more »
LeaseWeb Hits Back At Kim Dotcom Over Megaupload Deletion

LeaseWeb Hits Back At Kim Dotcom Over Megaupload Deletion

Kim Dotcom was acting up again yesterday, screaming blue murder over the fact that LeaseWeb, one of Megaupload's former hosting providers, had apparently deleted "petabytes of data" belonging to users of the now defunct storage service. According to Dotcom, LeaseWeb's decision amounted to the "largest data massacre in the history of the internet," and was made even worse because the Dutch hosting company apparently gave him no warning of what it was about to do. It's understandable that Dotcom would be frustrated, as not only does it mean thousands of Megaupload users have lost all hope of reclaiming their data, but... more »
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GE Industrial Internet Wrap-Up: Big Money + Big Challenges

An exciting new twist on the Internet of Things is poised to disrupt our lives in a much more profound way than commercial applications of Big Data. That was the premise of this week’s GE Industrial Internet conference in San Francisco, where General Electric unveiled a new analytics platform in collaboration with Pivotal, Amazon Web Services and Accenture. SiliconAngle Editor-in-Chief John Furrier, Wikibon founder Dave Vellante and analyst Jeff Kelly discussed the highlights of the event in a panel discussion on theCube. The Industrial Internet is growing twice as fast as Big Data. In Jeff’s view, insights extracted from industrial data... more »
O'Reilly Velocity Highlights: Monitoring, QA and More

O'Reilly Velocity Highlights: Monitoring, QA and More

Representatives from dozens of tech firms arrived in Santa Clara this week to show off their companies’ solutions (and surveys) at O’Reilly Media’s annual Velocity conference. Web monitoring specialist Keynote made a splash with an on-demand analytics platform that lets developers see how their site performs for all of their users, regardless of the device they’re using or the strength of their connection. Instead of diagnosing source code, Keynote Real User Perspective identifies performance hiccups utilizing a technique called fuzzy logic pattern matching. This approach enables developers to optimize page or application performance based on real “user journeys” that reflect usability... more »
Microsoft Raises The White Flag Over Xbox One Policies

Microsoft Raises The White Flag Over Xbox One Policies

Faced with a storm of protest from angry gamers, Microsoft has just announced a complete U-turn on its polices for its upcoming Xbox One console, meaning that game-sharing and offline game play will now be allowed. Writing on the Xbox Wire blog, Microsoft's president of interactive entertainment Don Mattrick said that the company had listened to the "candid" feedback of its customers and taken that on board. Mattrick, who previously stated that if you didn't want to play games online then you should just buy an Xbox 360, says that the company will now "reshape the future of the Xbox One". "We... more »
Consumer Perception, Great Metrics + Analytics Are Key to Assessing Web Performance | #velocityconf

Consumer Perception, Great Metrics + Analytics Are Key to Assessing Web Performance | #velocityconf

Nicholas Zakas,Staff Software Engineer at Box, discussed web, mobile, and app performance and JavaScript trends with theCUBE co-host John Furrier and Dave Vellante, live at the O'Reilly Velocity conference. Commenting on Velocity, Zakas said there was "so much cross-conversation going on, people sharing ideas and experiences." Identifying the main conversation points, he mentioned "a lot to do with the amount of JavaScript people are using and the JavaScript solutions they are using," discussion about mobile performance, something that was still really new but being dealt with as a "fresh problem", as well as the challenges of swithcing to 3E for mobile. Everything... more »
Code Is Everywhere from Browser to Mobile. Now To Track It All... | #velocityconf

Code Is Everywhere from Browser to Mobile. Now To Track It All... | #velocityconf

John Furrier and Dave Vellante, co-hosts of theCUBE's flagship interview series, broadcast live from The Velocity Conference on Web Performance and Operations today. They were able to talk to Patrick Lightbody, Senior Director of Product Management with New Relic, a leading provider of web application performance management and monitoring. Patrick is an avid open source contributor who founded OpenQA, created Selenium Remote Control, and co-created Struts 2.  He talked to Furrier and Vellante about web sockets, code and mobile trends. Vellanted asked his opinion on why web sockets seem to be back en vogue. Lightbody believes there's a confluence of things... more »
Quality Matters More than Ever as Competitors Are Only a Click Away | #velocityconf

Quality Matters More than Ever as Competitors Are Only a Click Away | #velocityconf

Tom Lounibos, CEO of SOASTA, discussed performance testing in the age of web and mobile apps with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at the O'Reilly Velocity conference in Santa Clara. Commenting on the conference, Lounibos pointed out that it's mostly about developers, not marketing messages. There was "not a lot of hype, there is a lot of conversation about fixing problems," Lounibos notes. Talking about SOASTA's experience with web performance testing, Lounibos said the company started looking at web and mobile performance in the early days, ten years ago when there was a big difference in web and mobile... more »
"The web is forcing us to think like a global developer," says Google's Colt McAnlis |  #velocityconf

"The web is forcing us to think like a global developer," says Google's Colt McAnlis | #velocityconf

Colt McAnlis, Game Developer Advocate at Google, discussed mobile and web performance from a developer perspective, along with web gaming trends, with theCUBE host Dave Vellante, live at the O'Reilly Velocity Conference in Santa Clara. "The web is a very technical, very complex stack," McAnlis said. "Translating where the internal engineers are pushing the web forward and where the external developers push the web forward," being a huge part of his role with Google.  "We have to work with each of them and find where the medium value is." That is why conferences as Velocity help, "we talk to the best and... more »
Delivering Better Outcomes + Productivity Games with Big Data + Internet | #IndustrialCloud

Delivering Better Outcomes + Productivity Games with Big Data + Internet | #IndustrialCloud

TheCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier had a chat about the Industrial Internet with Bill Ruh, VP & Global Technology Director for GE, live at the GE Industrial Internet event in San Francisco. Bill Ruh started by stating that GE sees this industrial internet movement being about "how we can deliver better outcomes and productivity games applying Big Data and the internet." For this event GE announced a couple of new products. For a while now they  worked around the idea of delivering an industrial internet platform, and their first announced product is the Enterprise Historian HD, which builds on Hadoop... more »

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