In the previous posts I looked at using Amazonica to get details on AWS and then how to put those details into a grap... Continue reading

In the last post we used Amazonica to extra some information from AWS about our instances, and using clojure we can d... Continue reading

During a previous post I talked about how its possible to programmatically capture an architecture and store it in a ... Continue reading

In the past I’ve worked on several projects to capture the ‘As-Is’ architecture of a system. Its generally pretty ted... Continue reading

Recently I tweeted that “Interesting things happen as deployment costs approach zero”. From that I got a few question... Continue reading

Well technically it has already started, but the conference proper kicks off tomorrow and there are some awesome sess... Continue reading

I will be speaking at QCon London again this year, this time on the London Startup track on the topic of Lean.It will... Continue reading

It’s most likely known by other names, but this is the one I used to describe the idea to colleagues.We had a service... Continue reading

All too often we conflate the unfamiliar with the complex. Whenever we don’t understand something we immediately reac... Continue reading

I had the pleasure this evening to speak to the London Scala Group, at the very nice bar in the ITV London Studios.Th... Continue reading

This evening I gave a talk at the Neo4j User Group about zeebox’s use of neo4j and how graphs allow us to provide a b... Continue reading

This evening was a challenge, I gave two talks to the London Cassandra group. I was only intending to give one talk, ... Continue reading

Earlier this year I did a talk at London QCon on the “Agile in Actuality” track. Katherine Kirk invited me (at fairl... Continue reading

In March I will be speaking at QCon London on the ‘Agile in Actuality’ Track, it should be an interesting experience ... Continue reading

Recently I did a presentation to the engineering group of my company about my team’s work. It has now been in produc... Continue reading

Ever been in that situation, its a deadline, you are under the gun, things are going wrong. You are putting in the l... Continue reading

Something I have seen as a quite common approach in an organisation is to start a skunkworks project, to get somethin... Continue reading

One of the questions I like to ask candidates during the interview process is, “What is the most memorable problem yo... Continue reading

Recently I had a discussion with a colleague about his strong ‘fear of failure’. We spoke about it and hopefully I pu... Continue reading

Lately I’ve been doing some story generation for a few projects, and I’ve really been focusing on the idea of putting... Continue reading

On Friday the 24th of April I ran an Agile day for my team and others at the BBC, I managed to get some good speakers... Continue reading

Something I have been pondering for a while, is “Why is software so hard?”. I know it is hard, I have spent a long ti... Continue reading

When JUnit first appeared, it was perfectly named, however as time has moved on so has its use.Jim Webber’s recent bl... Continue reading

Apart from being inherently lazy, there are other reasons why the term “Sprint” irks me….Agile development is suppose... Continue reading