Bett Correa and Russ Miller discuss Software Architecture concepts.
Technology Predictions for 2015
In this episode, Bett and Russ deliver 10 predictions for 2015. But don't worry, this isn't one of those predictable prediction podcasts, No, we wouldn't bore you like that! Instead, we've taken time to also include those futuristic, mind blowing innovations we'd selfishly like to see come about in 2015. Listen and be amazed by our ability to see into the future... Listen now: (download)
Top Books for 2014
Our annual list of the top 10 books we read this last year--fiction and non-fiction. Listen now: (download) Russ' top non-fiction: Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder (A Book Review) To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism The Innovators (Book Review Episode) Dataclysm (Episode: The Intersection of Product Design and Big Data with Natasha Irizarry) The Idea Factory Bett's top non-fiction: The Phoenix Project Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time The Glass Cage To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism Seneca: Letters from a Stoic Russ' top fiction The Martian: A Novel Daemon Cat's Cradle: A Novel White Noise The Circle Bett's top fiction The Martian: A Novel The Circle Hyperion Android's Dream Daemon
What are your "A-ha"s for 2014?
When you look back over 2014, and all the new ideas or concepts that you encountered, which struck you as big "a-ha"s -- that is, what did you learn that will reshape how you approach software development next year and beyond? If your "a-ha"s don't come to you easily, perhaps listening to Bett and Russ discuss their's will help you reflect on yours. In this episode, Bett and Russ recount their big software related "a-ha"s for 2014. Listen now: (download)
SATURN 2015 and Why You Should Plan to Attend (with Bill Pollak)
If you have been following this podcast for any length of time, you know about the SEI's SATURN conference. Whether you are new to this podcast and SATURN or simply want to know what is planned for this years event, you'll want to listen to this episode to hear what the conference chair, Bill Pollak, and his team from the SEI have planned for this years event. The 2015 SATURN event takes place in Baltimore, Maryland April 27-30, 2015. For Software Architects, this is a must attend event. Also, the event is taking abstracts from speakers through January 16, 2015. Listen now: (download) References: A classic book: Software Architecture: Perspectives on an Emerging Discipline Paperback by Mary Shaw, David Garlan Will be a classic: DevOps: A Software Architect's Perspective – Coming May 21, 2015 by Len Bass, Ingo Weber, Liming Zhu
Watson for the Masses (with Michael Keeling)
IBM is investing billions in commercializing the Jeopardy winning Watson technology. Recently, they made aspects of the underlying machine learning available in the cloud as services on top of Bluemix. Now anyone can build machine learning into a web site or app--mind blowing! Listen to this episode as Michael Keeling of IBM explains Watson Explorer and the various machine learning services that are part of the Watson Developer Cloud which were recently unveiled. Listen now: (download) References: Samples: https://github.com/Watson-Explorer/wex-wdc-integration-samples/ Deep QA (nuts and bolts of Watson) IBM Partners with Twitter
Is Automation Ultimately Our Friend or Foe? (Book Discussion)
As computing professionals, we spend much of our time automating. Automating tasks that a human would have done manually in the past. What's the net impact of all this automation? Has it ultimately made life for the masses sweeter, softer, simpler, and safer? In his latest book, The Glass Cage, Nicolas Carr analyzes this question deeply. He gives great examples, for instance, pointing out that now that our creations are becoming autonomous, our creations encode moral decisions that would have, in the past, been made directly by a human. In this episode, Bett and Russ discuss the more interesting points from this book: The Glass Cage, highlighting how it relates to our jobs as computing professionals. Listen now: (download) References: http://www.amazon.com/Glass-Cage-Automation-Us/dp/0393240762