Monthly Archives: October 2016

Community or Enterprise? An Open Question.

At OSCON in London last week I was reminded of the challenges facing commercial companies who present themselves as Open Source. Many companies drive the adoption of their technology with a free Community edition- it's the on-boarding point for the vast majority of developers. But they also need a chargeable Enterprise Edition to generate revenues, and [...]

Community or Enterprise? An Open Question. 2016-10-28T12:36:20+00:00

Return on Developer Investment

Return on Developer Investment. You would think that with billions of dollars spent every year on building tools for developers, running hackathons, loyalty programs, tutorials and how-to’s, evangelist and MVP programs - the platform leaders would have figured it all out. Yet, with so much money being spent on developer tools and marketing there is [...]

Return on Developer Investment 2016-10-26T11:05:56+00:00

Microsoft is connecting the dots in the cloud, helping developers to see the bigger picture

Machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data were all in focus at Microsoft’s Transform conference in London. Taking place at a suitably frigid East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf, Transform featured speakers from enterprise, government, non-profits organizations, and Microsoft themselves. The headliner was Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who could probably deliver a slick, inspirational keynote in [...]

Microsoft is connecting the dots in the cloud, helping developers to see the bigger picture 2017-08-06T10:59:28+00:00