You’re Devops, I’m Devops… We’re all Devops

You’re Devops, I’m Devops… We’re all Devops

What exactly is devops? This is a question that lots of folks are asking – here’s my take from a recent conversation w/ someone, which I also posted as a comment elsewhere. I’m re-posting here because it’s clearly a topic of increasingly broad interest: In my experience, the definition of devops splits between activities + [...]

Using Node.js on Digital Ocean

Using Node.js on Digital Ocean

I mentioned to a designer friend yesterday that I was using Digital Ocean hosting for ModernRepo (http://modernrepo.com), my new repo conversion service. He knew I’d implemented the service in node & commented that he didn’t know which service provided the best node stack, and he wanted to know about DO’s node stack. I replied that [...]

Connections, Leadership and Dick Costolo

Connections, Leadership and Dick Costolo

I haven’t met Dick Costolo yet, but did have a near-miss dinner w/ him several years back. Just before he accepted a role at Twitter, I noticed him traveling to SFO a bit + reached out one evening in an attempt to grab dinner together. We missed each other because, as he put it “…oh [...]

Using Node.js, Express, Socket.io and Exec

Using Node.js, Express, Socket.io and Exec

I recently needed to implement a rather complex work flow.  The requirements included getting some user-supplied data in the browser, sending that data to the server for processing and then sending the results back to the browser, all in real time.

Blurring the Lines Between Imagination & Reality

Blurring the Lines Between Imagination & Reality

I attended and participated in the Defrag + Blur conferences this week. Defrag is by now pretty well understood – a tremendous group of entrepreneurs, thinkers, authors and just plain doers attend each year, creating an experience that has been compared to TED. It’s one of the few places where my preconceptions about broadly important [...]