Interview

Interview with David M. Brear

Fintech is “banking’s cooler cousin”

Recently, we talked with David Brear about the seemingly inevitable clash between FinTech and the banking industry, his best guess at the industry’s next step, and what exactly happens if banks don’t change with the times.

Interview with Abbas Haider Ali, CTO at xMatters

How *not* to do DevOps: 50% of companies wait for Ops to declare a major incident before responding

When going down the DevOps road, automation through any means possible is critical. If it can be automated through tools, code, or robots, that’s the path a driven DevOps team will take. However, automation is not the only pillar of DevOps. We talked to Abbas Haider Ali, CTO at xMatters about a recent DevOps maturity survey the company carried out alongside Atlassian.

See Stefanos Zachariadis speak at JAX DevOps on 5 April 2017 in London!

How to catch critical bugs before your users do

We’ve been really enjoying JAX DevOps in London this week. Stefanos Zachariadis, one of our speakers, was kind enough to sit down and answer a few questions about the importance of data testing, how to keep end users from getting bugs, and why you should invest in a data “cleanser”.

Interview with Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Secure Technology Alliance

Blockchain without smart card technology is like a house without a roof

Blockchain and smart card technology go together like cheese and wine. Why, you ask? We talked to Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Secure Technology Alliance about their newly-launched white paper, organizations’ need for blockchain, smart card technology and blockchain’s potential in IoT.

Interview with Steve Goldsmith, General Manager of HipChat

Trello Power-Ups give Atlassian a boost

New power couple Atlassian-Trello has announced that Jira, Confluence, HipChat and Bitbucket will be receiving a boost in the form of Power-Ups. These add-ons promise to give office silos a run for their money and step up collaboration software’s game. We invited Steve Goldsmith, General Manager of HipChat, to tell us how Atlassian plans to “solve collaboration” for teams.

Interview with Michiel Rook, a Java/PHP/Scala contractor and consultant

“To (successfully) implement Continuous Delivery, an organization has to change”

It’s a situation many of us are familiar with: a large legacy, monolithic application, limited or no tests, slow & manual release process, low velocity, no confidence… A lot of refactoring is required but management keeps pushing for new features. Now what? We talked to Michiel Rook, a Java/PHP/Scala contractor and consultant about the challenges that walk hand in hand with continuous deployment.

Interview with Erica Langhi, senior solution architect EMEA at Red Hat

“Middleware is the often overlooked middle child of the software family”

Middleware is the tech behind the scenes, working to solve diverse and complex problems but a lot of people still don’t give it enough credit. We talked to Erica Langhi, senior solution architect EMEA at Red Hat, about the immediate benefits of middleware and its ability to power digital transformation.

Interview with Jussi Nummelin, core engineer building container orchestration at Kontena, Inc.

Containers “treat” the “works-on-my-machine” syndrome

Containers are among the most discussed topics in the world of enterprise software today, especially when Docker comes into play. We invited Jussi Nummelin, core engineer building container orchestration at Kontena, Inc. and speaker at JAX DevOps, to talk about the benefits of containers and his favorite tools and to weigh in on containers’ “silver bullet” label.

Interview with Andrew Haller, co-founder and co-CEO of AirDev

“Learning to code is like learning French”

AirDev has pioneered a new approach to software development by replacing coding engineers and managers with business-savvy builders. We invited Andrew Haller, co-founder and co-CEO of AirDev, to talk about this San Francisco-based startup and to weigh in on the future of programming.