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Johnny Xmas on Web Security & the Anatomy of a Hack

On this podcast, Wes talks to John Xmas. Johnny works for Kasada, a company that offers a security platform to help ensure only your users are logging into your web applications. Johnny is a well-known figure in the security space. The two discuss common attack vectors, the OWASP Top 10, and then walk through what hackers commonly do attempting to compromise a system. The show is full of advice on protecting your systems including topics around Defense in Depth, Time-Based Security,...


Mike Milinkovich, Director of the Eclipse Foundation, Discusses the Journey to Jakarta EE 8

Today on the podcast, Wes talks with Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation. The Eclipse Foundation was chosen to govern the evolution of Oracle’s Java EE to Jakarta EE. The two discuss the project, the recent news about issues with the javax namespace, the challenges around bundling a Java Runtime with Eclipse, and the path forward for Jakarta EE 9 and beyond. Why listen to this podcast: - Java EE, unlikely Java SE, has always been a multi-vendor ecosystem. It made...


Piero Molino on Ludwig, a Code-Free Deep Learning Toolbox

Ludwig is a code-free deep learning toolbox originally created and open sourced by UberAI. Today, on the podcast the creator of Ludwig Piero Molino and Wes Reisz discuss the project. The two talk about how the project works, its strengths, it’s roadmap, and how it’s being used by companies inside (and outside) of Uber. They wrap by discussing path ahead for Ludwig and how you can get involved with the project. Why listen to this podcast: • Uber AI is the research and platform team for...


Ben Sigelman, Co-Creator of Dapper & OpenTracing API, on Observability

Ben Sigelman is the CEO of Lightstep and the author of the Dapper paper that spawned distributed tracing discussions in the software industry. On the podcast today, Ben discusses with Wes observability, and his thoughts on logging, metrics, and tracing. The two discuss detection and refinement as the real problem when it comes to diagnosing and troubleshooting incidents with data. The podcast is full of useful tips on building and implementing an effective observability strategy. Why listen...


Ashley Williams on Web Assembly, Wasi, & the Application Edge*

- Web Assembly (wasm) is a set of instructions or a low-level byte code that is a target for higher level languages. It was added to the browser because it was a portion of the web platform that many felt was just missing. - Wasm is still a young technology. It performs really well for computationally intensive applications and also offers performance consistency (because it lacks a garbage collector). - Bootstrapping an application using the Rust toolchain looks like: pull down a template,...


Bryan Cantrill on Rust and Why He Feels It’s The Biggest Change In Systems Development in His Career

Bryan Cantrill is the CTO of Joyent and well known for the development of DTrace at Sun Microsystems. Today on the podcast, Bryan discusses with Wes Reisz a bit about the origins of DTrace and then spends the rest of the time discussing why he feels Rust is the “biggest development in systems development in his career.” The podcast wraps with a bit about why Bryan feels we should be rewriting parts of the operating system in Rust. Why listen to the podcast: • DTrace came down to a desire to...


Oracle Labs’ Duncan Macgregor on Graal, TruffleRuby, & Project Loom

Duncan Macgregor speaks with Wes Reisz about the work being done on the experimental Graal Compiler. He talks about the use cases and where the new JIT compiler excels really well (compared to C2). In addition, Duncan talks about the relationship of Graal to Truffle. The two then discuss a language Duncan works on at OracleLabs (TruffleRuby) that is being implemented on the stack. Finally, the podcast wraps with a discussion of Project Loom and its relationship to TruffleRuby and Graal. Why...


Rod Johnson Chats about the Spring Framework Early Days, Languages Post-Java, & Rethinking CI/CD

Today on The InfoQ Podcast, Wes talks with Rod Johnson. Rod is famously responsible for the creation of the Spring Framework. The two talk about the early years of the framework and provides some of the history of its creation. After discussing Spring, Wes and Rod discuss languages he’s been involved with since Java (these include Scala and TypeScript). He talks a bit about what he liked (and didn’t like) about each. Finally, the two wrap by discussing Atomist and how they’re trying to...


Katharine Jarmul and Ethical Machine Learning

Today on The InfoQ Podcast, Wes talks with Katharine Jarmul about privacy and fairness in machine learning algorithms. Katharine discusses what’s meant by Ethical Machine Learning and some things to consider when working towards achieving fairness. Katharine is the Co-Founder at KIProtect a machine learning security and privacy firm based in Germany and is one of the three keynotes at Why listen to this podcast: - Ethical machine learning is about practices and strategies for...


Grady Booch on Today’s Artificial Intelligence Reality and What it Means for Developers

Today on The InfoQ Podcast, Wes Reisz speaks with Grady Booch. Grady is well known as the co-creator of UML, an original member of the design patterns movement, and now work he’s doing around Artificial Intelligence. On the podcast today, the two discuss what today’s reality is for AI. Grady answers questions like what does an AI mean to the practice of writing software and around how he seems it impact delivering software. In addition, Grady talks about AI surges (and winters) of over the...


Joe Beda on Kubernetes & the CNCF

Today on The InfoQ Podcast, Wes talks with Joe Beda. Joe is one of the co-creators of Kubernetes. What started in the fall of 2013 with Craig McLuckie, Joe Beda, and Brendan Burns working on cloud infrastructure has become the default orchestrator for cloud native architectures. Today on the show, the two discuss the recent purchase of Heptio by VMWare, the Kubernetes Privilege Escalation Flaw (and the response to it), Kubernetes Enhancement Proposals, the CNCF/organization of Kubernetes,...


Megan Cartwright on Building a Machine Learning MVP at an Early Stage Startup

Today on the InfoQ Podcast, Wes speaks with ThirdLove’s Megan Cartwright. Megan is the Director of Data Science for the personalized bra company. In the podcast, Megan first discusses why their customers need a more personal experience and how their using technology to help. She focuses quite a bit of time in the podcast discussing how the team got to an early MVP and then how they did the same for getting to an early machine learning MVP for product recommendations. In this later part, she...


Lynn Langit on 25% Time and Cloud Adoption within Genomic Research Organizations

Lynn Langit is a consulting cloud architect who holds recognitions from all three major cloud vendors on her contributions to their respective communities. On today’s podcast, Wes talks with Lynn about a concept she calls 25% time and a project it led her to become involved within genomic research. 25% time is her own method of learning while collaborating with someone else for a greater good. A recent project leads her to become involved with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial...


Charles Humble and Wes Reisz Take a Look Back at 2018 and Speculate on What 2019 Might Have in Store

In this podcast Charles Humble and Wes Reisz talk about autonomous vehicles, GDPR, quantum computing, microservices, AR/VR and more. * Waymo vehicles are now allowed to be on the road in California running fully autonomous; they seem to be a long way ahead in terms of the number of autonomous miles they’ve driven, but there are something like 60 other companies in California approved to test autonomous vehicles. * It seems reasonable to assume that considerably more regulation around privacy...


Java Language Architect Brian Goetz on Java and the JDK

On this week’s podcast, Wes Reisz talks with Brian Goetz. Brian is the Java Language Architect at Oracle. The two start with a discussion on what the six-month cadence has meant to the teams developing Java. Then move to a review of the features in Java 9 through 12. Finally, the two discuss the longer-term side projects (such as Amber, Loom, and Valhalla) and their role in the larger release process for the JDK. * The JVM’s sixth-month cadence changed the way the JDK is delivered and...


Tanya Reilly on Site Reliability Engineering and the Evolution of the New York City Fire Code

This week on the InfoQ Podcast, Wes Reisz talks to Tanya Reilly (Principal Engineer at Squarespace and previously a staff SRE at Google). Tanya discusses her research into how the fire code evolved in New York and draws on some of the parallels she sees in software. Along the way, she discusses what it means to be an SRE, what effective aspects of the role might look like, and her opinions on what we as an industry should be doing to prevent disasters. This podcast features discussion on...


Jason Maude on Building a Modern Cloud-Based Banking Startup in Java

On today’s podcast, Wes Reisz talks with Jason Maude of Starling Bank. Starling Bank is a relatively new startup in the United Kingdom working in the banking sector. The two discuss the architecture, technology choices, and design processes used at Starling. In addition, Maude goes into some of the realities of building in the cloud, working with regulators, and proven robustness with practices like chaos testing. Why listen to this podcast: - Starling Bank was created because the government...


Martin Fowler Discusses New Edition of Refactoring, Along With Thoughts on Evolutionary Architecture

Martin Fowler chats about the work he’s done over the last couple of years on the rewrite of the original Refactorings book. He discusses how this thought process has changed and how that’s affected the new edition of the book. In addition to discussing Refactors, Martin and Wes discuss his thoughts on evolutionary architecture, team structures, and how the idea of refactors can be applied in larger architecture contexts. Why listen to this podcast: - Refactoring is the idea of trying to...


Mitchell Hashimoto on Consul since 1.2 and its Role as a Modern Service Mesh

In June of this year, Consul 1.2 was released. The release expanded Consul’s capability around service segmentation (controlling who and how services connect East and West). On this week’s podcast, Wes and Mitchell discuss Consul in detail. The two discuss Consul’s design decisions around focusing on user space networking, layer 4 routing, Go, Windows’ performance characteristics, the roadmap for eBPF on Linux, and an interesting feature that Consul implements called Network Tomography. The...


Camille Fournier on Platform Engineering, Engineering Ladders, and her Book “The Managers Path

On the podcast this week Charles Humble talks to Camille Fournier about running a platform team, how her current role differs from the CTO role she had a Rent the Runway, the skills developers need to acquire as they move from engineering to management positions, tends like Holacracy, and her book "The Manager's Path" Why listen to this podcast: - When looking for platform engineers Camille looks for people who understand what it takes to build and run distributed systems - network,...