The New Stack Makers

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

531 episodes of The New Stack Makers since the first episode, which aired on September 8th, 2016.

  • Episode 516: Don't let SREs Leave Cybersecurity Behind

    October 7th, 2019  |  25 mins 57 secs
    cloud-native, cybersecurity, kubernetes, microservices, software, tech

    Alex Delgado, a security engineer at the Gremlin chaos testing service, points to the disconnect many enterprises have. It’s not that the developers aren’t building with the newest technologies like Kubernetes and microservices. It’s just that security and compliance haven’t even heard of these things. And it's increasing risk.

    “You can’t secure something that you don’t know how it works,” he said, on this episode of The New Stack Makers, where Delgado reflects on his past at a security and defense enterprise and his present at scale-up Gremlin. He began his career in customer support and then remediation of customer concerns. That put him in an interesting but often frustrating position as he moved into security, which had him throwing code over the wall that was released maybe three months down the line.

  • Episode 515: Security Automation and Closing the Software Development Life Cycle Loop

    October 3rd, 2019  |  26 mins 54 secs

    Automating security is now more of an issue as at…

  • Episode 514: CI/CD in Kubernetes

    October 1st, 2019  |  21 mins 43 secs

    All things continuous integration, continuous delivery, the GitLab experience in new environments, and even mainframes were the topics of discussion taking place at GitLab Commit during an interview TNS founder & Editor-in-Chief Alex Williams had with Eddie Zaneski, Developer Relations Manager at DigitalOcean, Kyle Persohn, Senior Engineer at Northwestern Mutual, and Sean Corkum, Senior Software Engineer at Northwestern Mutual.

  • Episode 513: T-Mobile’s ‘Eye Opening’ Shift to GitOps

    September 26th, 2019  |  25 mins 30 secs

    It is certainly never easy to port existing software production pipelines and operations to a cloud native or, more typically, to a mix and match of cloud, bare metal and on-premises server environments. This assumption certainly held true for the situation T-Mobile was in during its digital journey . But while T-Mobile’s operations are on a gargantuan scale of magnitude compared to most organizations, T-Mobile succeeded by applying many of the same practices any organization needs to rely on, whether for a 10-person shop or if the company is Google.

  • Episode 512: Quarks vs. Eirini: What's the Difference?

    September 25th, 2019  |  22 mins 7 secs

    "Cloud Foundry is a project that predates Kubernetes, and as container orchestration has evolved, we have started seeing more microservice components built into Cloud Foundry that were used as a way to containerize to some extent. This speaks to the history of project Eirini and project Quarks," said TNS founder and Editor-in-Chief Alex Williams during a live interview recorded at Cloud Foundry Summit Europe, where he was joined by Jennifer Spinney, Staff Software Engineer at Pivotal, and Vlad Iovanov, Technical Lead at Cloud Foundry SUSE.

  • Episode 511: GitLab’s Growth — Deep Transparency Makes a Difference

    September 24th, 2019  |  22 mins 40 secs

    At GitLab Commit, GitLab's first user conference that took place last week in Brooklyn, GitLab announced that it has received 268M in funding, valuing the company at 2.75B dollars. TNS Founder Alex Williams dove into this announcement and many more with GitLab CEO & co-founder Sid Sijbrandij, asking candidly what the next steps are for GitLab after it received that kind of funding.

  • Episode 510: How InfluxDB Now Extends to a ‘Pay as You Scale’ Model on the Cloud

    September 23rd, 2019  |  30 mins 38 secs

    Once largely reserved for the finance industry, times series databases are increasingly emerging as must-haves for many organizations. A classic SQL database,  for example, is not designed to process thousands or — in many cases — millions of data points per second that a time series database can monitor, track,  analyze and assimilate for forecasting applications for real-time analytics and business intelligence. These applications often include application, server, network  monitoring, for industrial or IoT data.

  • Episode 509: Github and Developer Advocacy In and Outside a Business

    September 18th, 2019  |  28 mins 40 secs

    A question we’re asking a lot is: What is a developer advocate? Often followed by: Which department do you report to? How do you measure your role?

    It’s a somewhat old role in the fact that people have been marketing to devs since software started getting sold. It’s a somewhat new role under its name. When Rob Zazueta mentioned he was hired at WeWork to build a developer relations team focused on internal developers first, it surprised me to realize that companies — even ones with massive API programs — aren’t really advocating to their internal developers. This is a shame. This would promote reusable code, shared learnings, and brand advocates that can go out and talk for you.

  • Episode 508: Netlify's Head of Community Perry Eising on Creating Accessible and Inclusive Tech Events

    September 17th, 2019  |  21 mins 9 secs

    When applying for an open award for people that did activism in the Portland tech community, Netlify's Head of Community Perry Eising found himself having to identify outside of his gender identity as a result of the form not having an option for nonbinary people to be recipients of the award. After realising he was getting mixed signals, he decided to ask the company about it directly, "That moment of bravery was just, I didn't know how they were going to respond. I didn't know how clued in they were to having people who were nonbinary as part of their organization, whether they knew what that was, whether they were going to treat me well, whether they were going to laugh at me. Us as underrepresented people in tech, I think there's always that nervousness if we're going to bring up a concern to people who were organizing something, whether they're going to have the knowledge to take that in,  or whether they're going to reject us, or whether they're going to laugh at us," Eising said.

  • Episode 507: User Journey & Developer Persona, with Dormain Drewitz, Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Pivotal

    September 16th, 2019  |  24 mins 33 secs

    The user journey evolves at many levels, says Pivotal Software Senior Director of Product Marketing Dormain Drewitz. "There's a couple of different user journeys that are really happening. You've got user journeys at the developer level, you have user journeys at more of the platform, engineering level, and the teams that are operating and building the platforms, and you have user journeys kind of at the business level and what does that mean for lines of business and their whole relationship to software?"

  • Episode 506: Storage in a DevOps World

    September 11th, 2019  |  30 mins 18 secs

    Part of the transition to DevOps that comes with cloud native application development, has been a shift in responsibility for storage, away from dedicated specialists towards developers who are increasingly responsible for provisioning the storage for the applications they build.

    “People do not want storage to be a complicated task,” said Chris Merz, principal technologist at NetApp. “It is a piece of infrastructure. It should be simple, it should be scalable, it should be self healing. They should follow the same patterns as the systems that DevOps practitioners and cloud native architects are building every day.”

  • Episode 505: Ushering in the The Industry 4.0 Age with InfluxData and the OPC-UA Server

    September 10th, 2019  |  29 mins 48 secs

    On this episode of The New Stack Makers, TNS Founder & EiC Alex Williams sits down with Jeroen Coussement, Co-founder & CEO, Factry to focus on the use of OPC-UA and InfluxDB in industrial settings. Coussement built an open-source OPC-UA server to bring data from and to process control systems as well as demonstrate the value of a time series database by collecting data from industrial control systems, adding further context with additional data (and interpreting the result visually), using this as a basis for optimization.

  • Episode 504: What You May Not Know About What Open Source Means for Your Organization

    September 9th, 2019  |  29 mins 3 secs

    There are common perceptions that organizations have about open source — but  these perceptions also vary a lot. This is especially the case when it comes to describing what organizations’ role in open source development should be, as well as the best way to take advantage of this ongoing explosion in open source tools and their availability. (Call it a renaissance, if you will).

    What open source means — and what it should mean — is a main topic of this episode of this The New Stack Makers podcast, recorded during the Open Source Summit in San Diego, with the recently released results of the survey the second annual survey “Open Source Programs in the Enterprise.” Dirk Hohndel, vice president, chief open source officer, VMware, discussed his take on the results and what they meant for VMware, which  co-sponsored the survey in partnership with The Linux Foundation’s TODO Group.

  • Episode 503: This Week In Machine Learning & AI Introduces the TWIMLcon Conference

    September 5th, 2019  |  29 mins 22 secs

    On this episode of The New Stack Makers, TNS Founder & EiC Alex Williams sits down with Sam Charrington, Founder of This Week in Machine Learning & AI (TWiML & AI). The inaugural TWIMLcon conference takes place October 1st-2nd, 2019 at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, California.

  • Episode 502: What is GitOps and Why It Might Be The Next Big Thing

    September 4th, 2019  |  28 mins 18 secs

    With containers comes a level of agility never before experienced in the world of business. In seconds, administrators can roll out deployments for a multitude of services. And when those businesses need to scale those containers, they can turn to Docker Swarm or Kubernetes.

    But what happens when even a standard container workflow can’t keep up with the ever-growing demand of business? You’d be hard-pressed to find a more efficient means of deploying and scaling a container cluster than that found in Kubernetes. And although that may very well be true, it doesn’t mean the development cycle can’t be improved.

    Enter GitOps

  • Episode 501: Progressive Delivering Distributed Systems with Canarying, Service Meshes, and Chaos Engineering

    August 26th, 2019  |  41 mins 28 secs

    There's a continued welcome evolution in the role of the developer — from code monkey to creative worker. It's a good way to motivate and retain some of the most in-demand roles, by making the job more creative and less tedious. But truly it's in response to our increasingly complicated and distributed systems. As much of these roles has to be automated as possible to allow developers and other tech roles to focus on more problem solving and systems resiliency.

    In this episode of The New Stack Makers, we talk to Jason Yee about two trends surrounding this evolution — the role of the developer evangelist and the role of progressive delivery.