DevOps and Security

Software developers are “bonused and incentivized” for causing change. That’s how they make their money. Operations people inherit these changes and earn their money by maintaining stability. As change is the natural enemy of stability, developers and operations are natural enemies. DevOps changes this by harmonizing and aligning their incentives.  But what about Security? The recent “heartbleed” and “shellhock” exploits […]

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‘Flow’ is what makes programming addictive

The psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced six-cent-mihaly) has studied the state of effortless attending, or  flow, as he called it. Flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does. People who experience flow describe it as the “ultimate state” of effortless concentration and “joyful immersion”. So deep that they lose sense of time, of themselves and their problems. Hence Csikszentmihalyi calls it […]

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Software-Defined Networking: A Comprehensive Survey

This is probably one of the most complete papers on the subject I have seen to date, published 02/06/2014 by by Diego Kreutz, Fernando M. V. Ramos, Paulo Verissimo, Christian Esteve Rothenberg, Siamak Azodolmolky, Steve Uhlig. So if you’re new to SDN or need an in-depth look, grab yourself a fresh coffee and get started: Software-Defined Networking […]

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