Head in the Clouds: SaaS, PaaS, and Cloud Strategy:

October, 2016


October 28, 2016  6:16 PM

Why are so few enterprises implementing automated software release management?

Joel Shore Joel Shore Profile: Joel Shore
Application deployment, Application performance, Release management

A key challenge in developing applications for the cloud age is dealing with the continually shrinking interval between updates. Why, then, is automation of release and deployment so rarely used? In the mainframe days, applications were written to run on one and only one machine, not the

October 11, 2016  1:26 PM

Is it acceptable to write sloppy, inefficient, bloated code — or just easy?

Joel Shore Joel Shore Profile: Joel Shore
Application development, Application performance, Cloud Applications

Decades ago, legend has it, many programmers got paid based on the number of lines of code they wrote. The more you produced, the better you were perceived to be. The inevitable result, not surprisingly, was mountains of bloated, inefficient code. Are we coming back to it? Once organizations...


October 4, 2016  10:52 AM

It’s time for developers to become experts in artificial intelligence

Joel Shore Joel Shore Profile: Joel Shore
Application development, Artificial intelligence, Windows Azure

We've written many stories over the past year about cognitive computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence -- which are all, for lack of a better term, kissin' cousins of modern-day computing. These are all growing in importance and taking on a larger presence. That means the big boys...


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