Just before the Christmas break, I got to record an excellent podcast with Anatolii of UNmiss. It was a great conversation about Cloud Integration, APIs, and approaches to Cloud-based integration. While I am not in a consulting role in the conventional sense, a lot of an Evangelist’s task is still to listen, understand, and, when necessary, challenge assumptions and help people understand how technologies can help address problems. This might include sketching out a journey of evolution and improvement. During the podcast, we discussed some of these ideas.
In addition to some of the practices, we’ve used. The conversation touched upon books. My books are on the sidebar, including links to Manning, who, as a publisher, I’d recommend. I’ve previously blogged some reading recommendations and previously written some book reviews which may be of interest to anyone following up.
I was fortunate enough to be invited to join LogRocket‘s Podcast (PodRocket) to discuss some of the insights and considerations relating to API Streaming that I presented at a reference conference. To hear more go checkout :
If you’d like to see more from the presentation, go here.
I was fortunate enough to record a podcast with the team at Adventures In Dev Ops just before Christmas. The recording has been fine tuned and now available on their web site here. From my perspective, the discussion was really interesting and explored a wide range of areas around the challenges of monitoring.
As the podcast is linked to the book we’re writing for Manning (Unified Logging With Fluentd), there is a discount code currently running – poddevopsadv20.
Thanks to Charles Wood and Jeffrey Groman for having me on as a guest.
Other news …
I will be presenting at the online conference Blueprint LDN, check out the subjects being covered, looks very interesting.
My blogging is way down compared with only a post about OKit – OCI Design (on Windows). It largely comes down to lots of work on our Fluentd book. Chapter 6 is now available in the MEAP. As the promo info says …
Earlier chapters have been tweaked, with some additional improvements which will make the live reading experience better.
Another chapter and an appendix should be finding their way to MEAP very soon as it was handed over by our project editor. That will make it seven chapters available, and all the appendices.
Whilst the peer review is taking place the chapter covering plugin development is progressing. The development work has got the basics of the output plugin with log events being stored in Redis and the input being worked on as well. If you want a peak, keep an eye on my GitHub repository (here).
We recorded a podcast with the excellent guys over at Adventures In DevOps. We don’t have the exact date for the podcast to be released, but I imagine it will sometime during Jan 2021. I’d recommend checking out the podcasts. I’ve been dipping into their back catalogue of recordings and the team ask some really thought provoking questions.
If that wasn’t enough, we’ve been fortunate enough to have some time to talk with leading members of the Fluentd and Fluent Bit projects which was a real pleasure. Hopefully, as we leave this horrendous year behind we’ll get to talk and possibly collaborate some more.
Earlier this week I was fortunate enough to be invited to participate in the bol.com’s TechLab podcast on logging. I understand this is the first time that Bol have had an external participant in one of their podcasts, so feeling very honored, not to mention having enjoyed the whole recording process.
bol.com are a European etailer, with a platform based capability. It was really interesting to talk about how they have approached logging in comparison to other organizations I’ve worked with over the years.
I’d recommend checking out not just this podcast (obviously) but others as well given that the guys have been very open about their platform and their experiences.
You can listen to the podcasts from the following links:
As a result of the recent Meetups on the subject of Helidon that have been occurring recently, we made the suggestion that Helidon is the subject of a Groundbreaker’s Podcast, net result I was invited to be part of the panel. The podcast was recorded a few weeks ago, and know available (here). Go check it out, as it includes the key contributors to the project Dmitry Kornilov and Tomas Langer.
So I’m probably up bending the spirit of the ODC Appreciation Day, as the focus should be on tech. But this year I’d like to flag the podcasts put together by Bob Rhubart. These are as at-least diverse in subject as the Oracle technology portfolio. One month the podcast will be about API and the next AI, from Women in Technology to NoOps. Even if the subject is not an area that may be of interest to you technically, the podcasts are still worth a listen you’ll encounter at least one nugget of interesting information.
I have been fortunate enough to participate in the recording of a couple of podcasts. That combined with having in a previous role been involved in recording and editing audio and video together means I can appreciate the effort that goes into producing the podcast. From gathering a group of different people together, often from around the world into a call isn’t always easy. Then editing the conversation to smooth out the introductions, pauses that can occur as all those non-verbal cues are lost, shed any background noise to give a cohesive podcast takes time and practise.
Bob and Javed might make it look easy when recording Periscope videos at Open World and other events, but that comes from being able to control the environment – something you can’t do when participants are so far apart.
Last month I was fortunate enough to have been invited to participate in another Oracle Developer Podcast. Rather than focusing on specific technologies, this focused on more how the thew job market is changing for IT and what might be driving change, and how things may change in the future. Check it out here.
As ever thanks to Bob Rhubart of the invitation, and putting together these excellent recordings.