Where have I been writing when I haven’t been writing here?
Over on Opensource.com, we had another 900k+ page views in the month: the fourth time in site history and the second consecutive month. I contributed two articles:
- Why I love these markup languages — I revisited my survey of markup languages to take a more opinionated stance.
- What are configuration management tools? — The future is here, but it’s not evenly distributed. For those who aren’t familiar with configuration management, I offer an introduction to what these tools are and why they’re useful.
Meanwhile, I wrote a few things for work, too:
- Cycle Computing: The cloud startup that just keeps kicking — The Next Platform wrote a very nice article about us, so I wrote a blog post talking about how nice it was. (Hey, I’m in marketing now. It’s what we do).
- Cloud-Agnostic Glossary — Supporting multiple cloud-service providers means having to translate terms between them. I put together a Rosetta Stone to help translate relevant terms between AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud.
- The question isn’t cost, it’s value — When people talk about the cost of cloud computing, they’re usually looking at the raw dollar value. Since it takes money to make money, that’s not always the right way to look at it. It’s better to consider the value generated.