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  • Addition By Abstraction
    The process of home construction is a complicated one. Parts and materials are manufactured around the world, shipped to regional lumberyards and home centers, from which contractors purchase the raw materials necessary to build the property per its design. Because it’s in essence an ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2020-11-02
  • The Developer Experience Gap
    When the iPhone was first introduced in January of 2007, it took the world by storm. The first device to compress – successfully, at least – a mobile phone, a computer with internet access and the 21 ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2020-10-06
  • The Three Characteristics of Fast Growing Programming Languages
    The justifications for creating a new programming language vary. If you’re a computer scientist like Mary Hawes or Grace Hopper, your concern is economics: the cost of programming generally, and for porting applications to new hardware platforms specifically. If you’re Dennis Ritchie or ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2020-08-26
  • The RedMonk Programming Language Rankings: June 2020
    This iteration of the RedMonk Programming Language Rankings is brought to you by Cloudflare Workers – the fast, secure, and affordable serverless platform. No matter the language, Cloudflare Workers helps developers solve their hardest problems. Start building today with Cloudflare Workers! With everything going on in the ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2020-07-27
  • BigQuery and the Middleware Play
    In December of 2000, then CEO Lou Gerstner pledged to the audience at the eBusiness Conference and Expo in New York that IBM would spend one billion dollars on Linux in the year ahead. Even if you adjust that number for inflation, it’s around $1.5B ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2020-07-16
  • Trademark and the Tempest
    Of the four core legal intellectual property protections, trademarks haven’t received the least attention from the open source community – that title belongs to trade secrets. Relative to copyright and patents, however, trademarks have been paid far more limited attention, historically. It’s not that they’ve been ignored. As has ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2020-07-10
  • Convergent Evolution, CDNs and the Cloud
    Some six years before Amazon kicked off the cloud era with the introduction of its compute and storage primitives, there were companies rushing to roll out fleets of servers onto networks all over the world. The web as we know it today was in its infancy at that point, ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2020-06-10
  • On, Off and In Between: The Cloud Line Blurs
    It wasn’t appreciated much at the time, but for a couple of decades there the technology landscape was pretty easy to understand. Not the implementation details, necessarily. At a basic level, the Icelandic translation for computers – “numbers witch” – is appropriate, because the devices are arcane, and dimly-understood ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2020-05-01
  • Five Reasons My iPad Usage is Up
    In the wake of the outbreak, everything has changed. Travel is virtually non-existent, anything not essential is closed and we’re sheltering in our homes. Working out of them, too. That last fact alone has meant thousands of individual changes for many of us as we transition to fully remote ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2020-04-14
  • The RedMonk Programming Language Rankings: January 2020
    This iteration of the RedMonk Programming Language Rankings is brought to you by MongoDB. No matter the language, MongoDB helps developers solve their hardest data problems. Build better, bigger, and faster with MongoDB Cloud. With the new year well underway, it’s time to drop our first quarter bi-annual ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2020-02-28
  • The Real Serverless Revolution
    When AWS introduced its Simple Storage Service and Elastic Compute Cloud in March and August of 2006, respectively, it was not immediately obvious that cloud services would come to dominate the industry. Indeed, even years after their introduction many long time enterprise technology vendors still regarded them and the ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2020-01-31
  • How to Compete With AWS
    (Photo courtesy Wikipedia user 663highland, used under the CC By 2.5 license)“So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and strike at what is weak.” – Sun Tzu In January of 1969 – some seven months before the crew of the Apollo 11 mission would be ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2020-01-24
  • Five Questions for 2020
    With my RedMonk colleagues all having taken the time to publish the topics that are top of mind for them entering the year, it seems only fair to take a few minutes to do the same. Peer pressure is real, it turns out. Instead of particular subject areas, however, ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2020-01-17
  • The RedMonk re:Invent 2019 Recap
    Following up on the recent Amazon Web Services conference, re:Invent, regrettably held in Las Vegas, the three monks who attended got together to chat about what we saw and the conference and what it means for AWS, developers and the rest of the industry. The conversation is lightly edited for ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2019-12-13
  • Five Things to Take Away From re:Invent 2019
    It is a truth universally acknowledged, that re:Invent is an overwhelming show in its every aspect. From the garish assault to the senses that is the Las Vegas strip to the tens of thousands of people sprawled across a canvas of hotels and conference centers to the hundreds of ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2019-12-06

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