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Tune into Coding Although programmers for decades have been starting their careers by writing a “Hello World” program, the phenomenon has remained as unknown to the general public as the song of the same name by Lady Antebellum. But the former is now about to change. Programming is in fact the real “new way of working.” For years education for the general public was largely confined to learning how to use computers. Thus we created operators rather than programmers. And today operators of all kinds are rapidly being replaced by automation. Just look at the big banks where people who “worked with computers” – in positions varying from cashier and teller to IT operator – are massively escorted off the property, while those same banks are currently struggling to find enough people who can make “computers work for them” (a.k.a. programmers). However, the move from “o... (more)

Tune into the Cloud: Dock of the Bay By @GregorPetri | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Tune into the Cloud: Dock of the Bay For this New Year’s edition of Tune into the Cloud I spend a quiet, sunny morning sitting on the dock of a harbor bay  – thinking of Otis Redding –  to look at the incoming and outgoing streams into our little country called cloud. But basically I saw only one thing go by, namely: containers! No trend is currently as hot as containers and particularly the popular container management system Docker. Although arguably just maturing, it has already reached almost mythical proportions of cloud hype. Docker would make virtualization superfluous, ... (more)

Tune into the Cloud: DJs & Cloud Service Brokerage By @GregorPetri | @CloudExpo

Despite valiant efforts of the Dutch ICT association, the local ministry of economic affairs and tireless encouragement from (now former) EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes, my home country, the Netherlands, has been struggling to gain cloud momentum. Not an uncommon characteristics in Europe but a sharp contrast to the US, but also to Dutch progress in the music scene. The music industry –  especially the dance segment – is in fact increasingly being dominated by Dutch names. After Tiesto, Armin van Buren and Ferry Korsten now tracks from Afrojack, Dash Berlin, Nicky Romero, Fedde le... (more)

Tune into the Cloud: The Billionaire Boys Club

Not too long ago, it took even the most successful entrepreneurs several centuries or at least decades to reach a valuation of a billion and thus become a member of the exclusive Billionaire Boys Club*. Families like the Rothschilds, the Waltons or the Brenninkmeijers have indeed built up impressive capital wealth, but because it took them several generations, it often became quite diluted among brothers, sons, daughters, nieces, and even third-degree-nephews. With the advent of first: IT, then the Internet and now the cloud, that time frame has rapidly shrunk. Today companies w... (more)

A Cloud Collaboration Experiment

I have started my one-time guest editorship of ComputerTotaal!, by far Holland’s largest monthly IT magazine. My goal is to make the summer edition (#8) one of the world’s first and largest experiments in cloud collaboration. Lead by five guest editors, reviewed by an editorial board of several hundred and with potential contributions from the 100K+ readership, the content of this edition is to be created and reviewed in, on and through the cloud. One of the aspects to be evaluated are the collaboration possibilities that Office 2010 and Microsoft’s consumer cloud platform such as... (more)