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Understand the High Cost of Technical Debt by Ward Cunningham (Video)
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A week or two ago, I got into a conversation on Twitter about technical debt, and someone shared this superb video by Ward Cunningham (youtube). Here is Ward’s Interview website.

Join 10,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean.

Waterfall, agile, developer or operations, devops, managers, CTOs… …

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Agile software delivery and schema changes - how do you do it
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I work for realestate.com.au and we're an agile delivery shop. We're trying to catch up to some of the best of the best web-shops like Etsy and so on through continuous delivery. Millions of deploys a day!

The big kicker with continuous delivery is around schema changes. I'm curious to know how everyone is performing MySQL (InnoDB) schema changes in a agile continuous delivery shop. So please comment and share your thoughts.

How do we do ours? First off we don't have a good story yet about schema changes though I think we're ahead of the pack

  • Limit schema changes to column additions / index …






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On the need for an agile approach to data warehousing
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I’d like to take a step back from technical issues to distill some of my thoughts on the challenges of data warehousing in the 21st century.

Having worked on a number of warehouse projects in different industries over the years, I’ve encountered many challenges, some failures, some successes. One thing is certain: all organizations that have a reasonable amount of data should be building a data warehouse if they don’t already have one. In 2009, given the economic atmosphere, no one wants to wait as long, or pay as much, as they did in 1999 to get one.

While this is a huge opportunity for open-source competitors like MySQL, it comes with big challenges for an organization that …

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