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APIs and the “Technology Mix”

Today I would like to recall a really nice conference I saw last January: “Infrastructure in the Cloud Era”. This presentation was performed at O'Reilly Velocity Conference 2009 by Adam Jacob (Co-Founder at OpsCode) and Ezra Zygmuntowicz (Co-Founder at EngineYard).

They cover the theory of how you should be thinking about building a Fully Automated Infrastructure classifying their analysis in the following areas:

  • Bootstrapping: Corporate Approvals, Agile Approvals, Cloud.
  • Configuration: Manual, Ad-Hoc, Infrastructure as Code.
  • Command and Control: Manual, Ad-Hoc, Framework.

They conclude, in the context of a Cloud Infrastructures, that ...

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Hans Rosling and Data Visualization

I would like to start this year with a couple of videos. They show, besides the main subjects of both conferences, several important questions:

  1. the key role that data visualization plays when we need to learn how a very long-term process behaves.
  2. the importance of having a right perspective when you have to deal with long-term issues.

Both talks took place at TED and the first one, back in 2006, was presented with this words:

You've never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called “developing

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Ken Robinson: “schools kill creativity”

I've liked the idea of posting videos that I've found particularly interesting. So, I've decided to do it from time to time. Here is the first one :-D.

This is a talk Sir Ken Robinson performed at TED back in 2006. The web site says this about it:

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

(…) Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types

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