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Jun 11, 2019

Venkat Pothamsetty (@rkreddyp) brings his two decades of security experience to discuss the current state of patching. Venkat has a very pragmatic approach in his recommendation that balances security practices with business considerations. This is a great episode to listen to if your team is currently...

May 31, 2019

Doug Lane (@debuggist) joins the show to talk about the essentials in Cloud Platform Engineering. Doug has a great perspective based on years of experience of experience in the business. 



May 21, 2019

John and Chris break down an article that suggests a very pragmatic way to ship software. John's pessimism far outweighs his pragmatism in this episode. The result is some hilarious conversation and great quotes on the reality of building software. 


  • 'How to ship a software project' 

May 13, 2019

Talk about sticking with your strengths; on this episode we double-down on failure. On the last show we discovered that having the right culture in place is necessary for getting effective postmortems. What does that culture look like? John and Chris pick apart Google's SRE book chapter on postmortem culture. Sadly we...

May 10, 2019

On episode 26 we talk Root Cause Analysis (RCA). Chris has a short rant about timelines in RCAs and John warns listeners not to weaponize them. Blameless postmortems anyone?