Category Archives: Coding

Imagine the Future of the Internet

The Premise The adoption of SDN and NFV technologies is changing how data centres and networks are built. At the same time the hardware and equipment in the datacentre is changing. Efforts like OpenCompute’s work on servers and data centre networking are changing the face of datacentre hardware. If we take the current trends in…
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Installing OpenWhisk on Ubuntu Server 16.04 (Part 1: CouchDB)

What is Openwhisk? Openwhisk is an open source serverless compute platform created by IBM. It now has several large, and small, organisation supporting it. You can find out more at the offical Openwhisk web site. The Goal I wanted to checkout Openwhisk, while it has a lovely vagrant demo set-up tool, this wasn't suitable for…
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8 Tips for a 3-minute stand-up

Stand-up - it's supposed to be the time-saving meeting you have once a day to get project status updates. But it can easily become a behemoth, a monstrous overrunning meeting which seems to suck time out of everyone in the team. As a Program Manager at Microsoft the teams I worked with managed to get…
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The Power of Software

This article was originally published on LinkedIn, July 6 2016. At first I wasn't too sure what to make of it. An email explaining that a mobile application I’d written had changed someone’s life. But it turned out to be the single best piece of user feedback I've ever had and probably the best email…
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