13 Nov 2017

To Be Continuous: Transforming Microsoft Into An Open Source Company

In this episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul are joined by Keith Ballinger and Thomas Dohmke from Microsoft. They share their experience of being acquired by Microsoft and discuss the role of DevOps in the continuous delivery process. They then consider the importance of balancing founder convictions of product value and how the world is changing, with necessary market validation activities. Keith also shares his thoughts on why early-stage founders should ignore larger companies for as long as possible, focusing instead on building their business.

This is episode #40 in the To Be Continuous podcast series all about continuous delivery and software development.

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01 Nov 2017

To Be Continuous: Transforming Microsoft Into An Open Source Company

In the latest episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul are joined by Martin Woodward from Microsoft and Ed Blankenship from Algorithmia. They discuss the cultural and technological shift that was necessary to transform Microsoft into an open source company. Martin talks about how as the owner of CodePlex, Microsoft’s open source community, he created Microsoft’s Github account. He also shares tricks he used to drive adoption inside Microsoft, such as allowing people to use their personal GitHub accounts, the subsequent challenges that this created and how he overcame them.

This is episode #39 in the To Be Continuous podcast series all about continuous delivery and software development.

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28 Sep 2017

To Be Continuous: From Monolith to Microservices

In the latest episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul discuss the challenges and benefits of refactoring monolithic applications into microservices. They examine various approaches for creating microservice boundaries and dispel the myth that they should be defined as small as possible.

This is episode #38 in the To Be Continuous podcast series all about continuous delivery and software development.

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13 Sep 2017

To Be Continuous: The Man Behind Windows PowerShell

In the latest episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul are joined by Jeffrey Snover, the inventor of Windows PowerShell. Jeffrey describes the tremendous cultural shift that was needed to shift Microsoft to a continuous delivery model.

Jeffrey recalls how he overcame the cultural challenge by finding the “coalition of the willing” and starting small. Jeffrey also recounts his inspiration behind PowerShell and talks about how today every layer of the technology stack is undergoing a revolution.

This is episode #37 in the To Be Continuous podcast series all about continuous delivery and software development.

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15 Aug 2017

To Be Continuous: The Risks of Selling User Data

In the latest episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul examine the recent backlash that Unroll.me faced over selling user data to other companies. Edith shares her experience as Product Manager at Tripit and discusses the risks of developing a service that requires accessing customer emails.

They also examine how privacy sensitivity varies among users and has evolved over time.

This is episode #36 in the To Be Continuous podcast series all about continuous delivery and software development.

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27 Jul 2017

To Be Continuous: Celebrating Failure, Founder Guilt, Serial Entrepreneurs, Startup Myths, The Everything Else Person

In the latest episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul discuss a medley of start-up pertinent topics. Paul wonders whether the pendulum has swung too far the other way, with too many startups now glorifying failure.

They also examine ways of coping with founder guilt and dispel some common myths about life in a startup. Finally, they examine the invaluable role of the “Everything Else” person in start-ups. This is episode #35 in the To Be Continuous podcast series all about continuous delivery and software development.

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