Podcast: Adrian Cockcroft on Serverless, Continuous Resilience, Wardley Mapping, Large Memory Systems and Sustainability

    Charles Humble talks to Adrian Cockcroft, ex of AWS, Battery Ventures and Netflix. They discuss: memes in computing, serverless first, chaos and ideas around continuous resilience, strategy and Wardle...

    WTF is Cilium?

    Is it a networking tool? Is it a security tool? Is it an observability tool? Is it a service mesh? Is it a load balancer? Yes, yes, yes, yes, and, yes… and so much more. So WTF is it really? Here’s my...

    Management Transformation Patterns: The 'Curse of Plenty'

    In mediaeval times, there was a mythical land of Cockaigne in popular culture that served as a fantasy for the hungry masses. In this land, physical comforts were always available, and the harshness o...

    The Biggest Cloud Native Strategy Mistake

    Business strategy is very easy to get wrong. You’re trying to make sure your resources and assets are efficiently deployed and focussed on your end goal, and that’s hard. There’s no magic bullet that ...

    WTF is API Product Management?

    API Product Management is a field growing in both size and importance. As more and more companies implement their own APIs and create dependencies on the APIs of others within their own organisations,...

    Podcast: Toli and Andy Norton from Cinch on Team Topologies, Theory of Constraints, and Serverless

    Charles Humble talks to Apostolis Apostolidis (aka Toli) and Andy Norton from Cinch, arguably one of the UKs most successful start-ups. They discuss: how the company got started, how Team Topologies, ...

    These Companies Keep Running Thousands of Failed Experiments, and You Should Too

    Twenty-odd years ago most big companies would run just a handful of experiments each year. These days, firms like Amazon, Google, Intuit and Netflix run thousands. But how are they able to do this? An...

    Why Do So Many Young Companies Fail Fast?

    We’ve got a respect problem in the Cloud Native world. We talk a lot about fast-growing startups, led by people who want to break the rules, to do something revolutionary. We love to tell ourselves st...

    How to Build a Full-stack Team of T-shaped Developers

    "The idea of the ‘full-stack developer’ is rather quaint, a throwback to the late 1990s when the ‘full stack’ meant a single development framework like Delphi 5 or VB6. However, in the modern world, t...