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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17 Jul 2017

To Be Continuous: Common Developer Monetization Mistakes

In the latest episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul examine how monetization approaches vary depending on the developer market you’re in.

They discuss how developer markets can be divided into four spaces and examine the companies operating in each space. They also consider the pitfalls of startups that push their product in too many directions and consider how to go about evaluating the threat of Amazon cloning your service. This is episode #34 in the To Be Continuous podcast series all about continuous delivery and software development.

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28 Jun 2017

To Be Continuous: Giving Founders Feedback, Outsourcing Early Development, Giving Gifts, Flat Orgs, Hacker News Comments

In the latest episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul discuss 5 topics that are relevant to most startups. They first examine how you can constructively tell someone that their startup sucks. They then look at why it’s a bad idea to outsource early stage development. They also discuss what makes a good gift and delve into the downsides of flat organizational structures. Paul also shares his impression that Hacker News comments are becoming too Redditified. This is episode #33 in the To Be Continuous podcast series all about continuous delivery and software development.

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