Tanzu Talk

A collection of podcasts from VMware Tanzu, covering IT modernization and digital transformation from every angle. We cover the week’s news, talk with guests, and have the occasional oddball thing. Topics range from engineers in the weeds of cloud, developers, to executives pushing change within their organizations.

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Episodes

Monday Sep 19, 2022

This week it's another interview from VMware Explore, this time about the kubernetes community and governance. Alex Williams and Coté talk with Davanum "dims" Srinivas. We cover lessons learned from other foundations, especially OpenStack; how new ideas are introduced into the CNCF; and otherwise talk about how the CNCF operates. You can also see the video of the talk dims gave before the interview. This interview was recorded at VMware Explore 2022.

Wednesday Sep 14, 2022

There's a lot going on in the build, pipeline, CI/CD, supply chain space - so much so that there's all these phrases for the concept. Dagger.io is taking stab (hahahahah...) at builds and pipelines.  In this episode, Alex Willians of The New Stack and Coté talk with Solomon Hykes to answer the question "what is Dagger?" We also discuss platform engineering, the concept of programable pipelines, and how Dagger wants you to think. You can also see the video of the demo Solomon gave before this interview and the interview here. This interview was recorded at VMware Explore 2022.

Wednesday Sep 07, 2022

This week's news: VMware Explore, k8s 1.25, Heroku's free tier EoL'ed, NGINIX talks open source, Serverless But, first: Candy Corn! After the news, you'll hear an interview from VMware Explore with Jen Kelly all about Backstage. Check out her presentation and the original interview, in video format, as well. Check out SpringOne which is coming up Dec 6th to 8th in San Francisco. You can get $200 off if you register with the code COTE200.   News: VMware Explore 2022: watch the videos. Explore Tanzu Application Platform roundup. Kubernetes version 1.25 – everything you should know Heroku no more free announcement and Minecraft buildpack. NGINX and open source. AWS Serverless Code Snippets.

Monday Aug 29, 2022

How does operations change when you’re supporting developers? That’s what Barton George and I discuss in this episode. We recorded this at DevOpsDays Dallas 2022. Check out the video of this discussion if you’re into that. Also, check out our upcoming conference on this topic and app dev, SpringOne. It’s December 6th to 8th. When you register, use the code COTE200 to get $200 off.

Tuesday Aug 16, 2022

What is Platform as a Product? As Bryan Ross and Coté discuss, it's how operations people shift their mindset to be more customer-centric as they help developers out. It involves building a platform to automate as many tasks as possible to shift to self-service, but also changing expectations and interactions between development and operations. They also discuss issues with finance, the need for marketing, and realistic expectations of moving support from helpdesks to Slack (or whatever).   Bryan in Twitter: @bryanrossuk. Read more about platform as a product here in our free report.

Tuesday Aug 09, 2022

Istio! Service Mesh! Netflix OSS! The technologies and concepts for doing API-driven architectures have existed for longer than most of us have been alive, at least, able to program. In our kubernetes world, a "service mesh" is the all-in concept for managing and doing microservices at the application layer, but it also brings in all sorts of operational security capabilities that can be overlooked at first. In this episode, Ben and Coté talk with Oren Penso about the evolution of the service mesh idea, how it's evolved over recent years, and a little overview of the VMware Tanzu Service Mesh.   Links: Service Mesh for Dummies - free ebook. VMware Tanzu Service Mesh. What is eBDP? overview. Orens in Twitter: @openso. Check out VMware Explore. Original live-streamed video.

Monday Aug 01, 2022

Tanzu Talk is back! Your new hosts are Coté, Ed, and Ben. In this episode we cover recent news in the cloud native world, plus highlights from the recent Tanzu Application Release. Plus, light discussion of the political climate in Star Trek versus Star Wars as it represents programming philosophy. Watch the original live-streamed video if you're into that kind of thing.   People: @cote, @egrigson, and @benbravo73.   Links: Ed's Most Thrilling News from Last Week™ Azure Developer CLI (azd). Mirantis acquires amazee.io. Cilium 1.12 GA. Tanzu Application Platform 1.2 highlights, video overview, release notes. Supply chain integrations, like Snyk scanning (beta). Full IDE lifecycle - create, update, delete (video)

Wednesday Dec 08, 2021

Security for developers has always been…complex. When you re-design for and move your application to the cloud, there’s a new set of security concerns to work with. Adib Saikali’s working on a book on this topic, and he discusses it with Coté in this episode. It all starts with the basics of security, and goes from there. Check out the book and read along as Adib finishes it over at Manning (https://www.manning.com/books/securing-cloud-applications), and, find him in Twitter: @asaikali (https://twitter.com/asaikali).

Thursday Dec 02, 2021

Governments run on just as much software as the private sector, sometimes it can seem like even more! Government agencies feel the need to run their processes on software like any other organization and are starting to prioritize custom written software. Like everyone else, people in government feel the need to get better at software. In this episode, Jeremiah Sanders and Igor Steinberg talk with Coté about the motivations for getting better at software, common barriers, and a little bit of how people get over those barriers. Some selected topics discussed: Getting comfortable with “uncertainty” rather than certainty… accepting “failure,” the need to explore. People are stymied by the interpretation of the rules, not the rules themselves. Empowering people to be more cross functional. What compromises do the people on that small team make? Risks.

Tuesday Nov 16, 2021

Developers rely on all sorts of 3rd party frameworks, packages, and projects for their applications. Ensuring that those components are available, secure, and fit into an organizations overall enterprise architecture can be a challenge. Ramya Sarangarajan joins us in this episode to cover how the VMware Marketplace helps out. Check out the VMware Marketplace yourself (https://marketplace.cloud.vmware.com). Also, follow the marketplace in Twitter (https://twitter.com/vmwmarketplace), if you're into that.

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