Some irresistible reading for March – outages, code, databases, legacy & hiring

via GIPHY I decided this week to write a different type of blog post. Because some of my favorite newsletters are lists of articles on topics of the day. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Here’s what I’m reading right now. 1. On Outages While everyone is scrambling to figure out …

Is automation killing old-school operations?

Join 27,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I was shocked to find this article on ReadWrite: The Truth About DevOps: IT Isn’t Dead; It’s not even Dying. Wait a second, do people really think this? Truth is I have heard whispers of this before. I was at a meetup recently where the …

Relational Database – What is it and why is it important?

A relational database is the warehouse of your data.  Your crown jewels.  It’s your excel spreadsheet or filing cabinet writ large.  You use them everyday and may not know it.  Your smartphone stores it’s contacts in a relational database, most likely sqlite – the ever present but ever invisible embedded platform.  Your online bank at …