Ask Brian Holt about:
- Cloud Infrastructure
- Cloud Computing
- Working at Microsoft
- Getting started with programming
- Open Source Ecosystem
This was super fun!! Thanks for all the great questions, hopefully I was able to answer the questions burning your mind! Feel free as always to reach out to me on Twitter!
Long time listener, first time caller. Big fan. Hey so something I always wanted to know: when Luna licks you all over your face when you come home, and Niki makes you wash it, are you sad? Do you wish you could keep the Luna slobber around as a token of affection? You can tell us the truth.
Keep up the great work! -Drazzo
great to have you here! Thanks for doing this AMA! As a cloud advocate at Microsoft, one of the top cloud providers, how do you actually see the current situation
- at Microsoft - do new projects try to get into the cloud, or value a more traditional approach?
- at other companies - in what direction do you think the server landscape will develop? Will everyone create their own cloud? Will a few cloud-providers become the center of the internet? Might everything develop in a whole different direction?
- in the world of free developers - I, for one, quit my server contracts last month in favor of using Zeit for free as my testing ground, but I also know that some of my personal customers want to use Azure instead of other hosting providers (which is welcome by me, because I prefer my NodeJS server)
The Cloud is very amazing for us developers, we can deploy a server without thinking about the infrastructure at all. What, in your experience, is the type of application which has benefitted the most from the Cloud, yet, and which other applications will probably benefit a whole lot if they transition to the Cloud?
Just today, I read about Microsoft's Project Mu, the latest OpenSource contribution by Microsoft. What do you think about Microsoft going OpenSource in a such an aggressive manner? Do you see any problems, especially for other companies who don't follow this trend? Will people in the future pay for services instead of software? What's your personal opinion: would a world, in which closed source software is prohibited globally, be ideal?
And for the most important questions: Is it already snowing in Seattle? What will you do over New Year's?
Again thank you for taking time for an AMA!
Hi Brian, I'm a huge fan of your Comp Science in 4 hours book! It was the truly amazing with no BS. :D
> My Background:
I'm mainly a JS dev, been a Junior dev for an year now, I've completed YDKJS Series, JS Allonge, Will Senatnce and your JS Courses (all of them) on FrontEnd Masters.
> My Goal:
I wanna be an OS Contributor but am having a really really hard time making sense of code that i havent written
> My Question:
I've heard people saying i lack practice but how do i even practice something like that? i just cant find anything anymore that can help me.
Thanks a lot for reading, have a great day :)
Hey, Brian; another Seattleite here! Cheers from U-District and thanks a lot for the AMA!
I am going to digress here from the core topics and ask something about Microsoft's recent involvement in the Linux Foundation and the patent infringement claims made by Microsoft against TomTom for using GNU and Linux. While I am aware that this happened a while back, I want to know why did this happen in the first place. Linux is something for the community and by the community so what's the need to file for IPR violations in lieu of just supporting the development (which is happening right now, after oh-so-many lawsuits.)
And do you think that the announcement of the Sphere OS means anything to the Linux community? The reason why I am asking this is because unlike other Linux-based operating systems, Sphere OS requires Visual Studio for development; this tightly-coupled architecture is one, I would say, bad in taste.