• Issue #17: A Retrospective Of The 2010s

    The Rise And Fall Of Mobile

    The phrase "Rise and Fall" often suggests a roughly hump-shaped distribution of "successfulness". The Roman Empire had to rise before it could fall. Extremist authoritarian regimes rose across Europe in the beginning of the 19th Century, falling (for the most part) by the end of the 20th. My suggestion is that in the world of mobile computing, the two have happened simultaneously.

  • Issue #16: DevOps

    Issue #16: DevOps

    Welcome to the sixteenth issue of De Programmatica Ipsum, dedicated to the subject of DevOps. In this edition, Graham explains why DevOps is the same thing as before, but this time is different; Adrian explores the current state of DevOps at the end of this decade; and in the Library section, Adrian reviews two major works by Bertrand Meyer: Object-Oriented Software Construction and Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly.

  • Issue #16: DevOps

    Play It Again, Sam

    While the phrase "Play it again, Sam" never occurs in the film Casablanca, the sentiment does. Sam is asked to play "As time goes by", a song about how some things remain the same despite the passage of time. The song was originally part of a 1931 Broadway musical, and perhaps ironically due to a musician's union strike when Casablanca was released, the studio were unable to release a new version of the song as a record. Instead, they re-issued the original version, recorded over a decade earlier.