Don't Be a Bystander, Be an Incident Commander

Many organizations have some kind of incident response process to coordinate during a major service outage. Some operationally mature companies incorporate a formal Incident Commander role in their process for a faster, more effective response. The Incident Commander serves as the final decision-maker during a major incident, delegating tasks and listening to input from subject matter experts in order to bring the incident to resolution.

Understanding native app development - what you need to know in 2019

Native app development is the creation of software programs that run on specific devices and platforms. You can build native apps for desktops, smart TVs, and all kinds of gadgets, the most popular target devices are smartphones. According to IDC’s 2018 data, Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS operating systems have squeezed all other mobile OSs out of the market during 2018. So going forward into 2019, native mobile app development is all about building native apps for Android and iOS devices.


In Defense of YAML

If you follow me on Twitter, you may think I hate YAML. I'm not against YAML, just against abuse of YAML. I want to help prevent people abusing YAML and being cruel to themselves and their coworkers in the process. YAML's strength is as a structured data format. Yes, it has issues. Whitespace is a minefield. Its syntax is surprisingly complex.

periscope data

Gartner 2019 Data & Analytics Summit Recap: The Future of Data and Analytics

One of the best parts of working in data is that the industry is in constant motion. Data strategy and tactics, data tools and data team structure are in a state of constant evolution. Amid all those shifts, there are also issues of access, governance and security to stay on top of. No matter what your role is in the data analysis process, there’s always something new to experiment with.


Everything You Need to Know About the OSS Licensing War, Part 1.

The emergence of a new breed of commercial open source company, challenging the dominance of public cloud, has set off a licensing war that calls into question the very meaning of open source. We debated this topic at last month’s GrafanaCon Los Angeles, where I participated in a spirited panel. Since then, the battle lines have been redrawn. Last week, Amazon announced its Open Distribution for Elasticsearch. And MongoDB Inc. abandoned OSI approval of its new SSPL license.