Seth’s blog has moved….

Give me a few weeks (ok, maybe months), and then look for new content at my new blog home http://www.setheliot.com/  

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Hands-on workshop: Create your roadmap to data-driven quality (DDQ)

You may (or may not) have heard my 1 hour overview of creating your roadmap to data-driven quality (DDQ).  I really like that talk because after every section there is a “your turn” call to action where I challenge participants to apply what we just learned to their software.  And while I know y’all were…

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Indistinguishable from magic

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic -Arthur C. Clarke I recently had the opportunity to present a closing keynote to a Microsoft customer – my choice of topics! It should be little surprise that data and services were in the mix.  Mobile is an area I have lacked in my past public pronouncements,…

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PerfBytes podcast: Data Driven Performance

Recently I had a lot of fun chatting with Mark Tomlinson and James Pulley on the hippest, coolest podcast on software performance and performance testing You can check it out on the PerfBytes page, or listen below Answer me this: how many, how much, averages, standard deviations, frequency distribution or just plain yes or no?…

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Create Your Roadmap to Data-Driven Quality

I had a great audience for my presentation of Create Your Roadmap to Data-Driven Quality.  I really enjoyed the questions and discussion afterward.  The decks can be downloaded here: PowerPoint PDF There is no recorded video from this presentation, but you can watch video of a previous presentation here

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See you Monday at First International Workshop on Reliable Data Services and Systems (RDSS)

  I will be delivering the keynote at the First International Workshop on Reliable Data Services and Systems (RDSS).  Looking forward to seeing you there Data Systems Quality Deserves a Data-Driven approach Seth Eliot, Principal Knowledge Engineer, Microsoft Abstract: Data systems are evolving.  Storage is distributed and so is processing.  Massive parallelization enables us to…

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I like big data….

While too often disappointed in Microsoft’s attempts at clever marketing, this however makes me happy.  I suspect the boys over at Azure have gone rogue 🙂 I like ‪#‎BigData‬ and I cannot lie. You other developers can’t deny: http://po.st/nrpjjq Original here: https://www.facebook.com/microsoftazure/photos/a.416772776955.200155.259177211955/10152031132281956/?type=1  

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Everything as a Service “yes!” – EaaSy

In my previous presentations such as Create Your Roadmap to Data-Driven Quality – STPCon April 2014, I made reference to Ken Johnston’s work on Everything as a Service “yes!” EaaSy.  (The “yes!” is there to both make the acronym easier to remember but also to signify that it’s about time.)   But he had not yet…

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PerfBytes Podcast Live from STPCon

Episode #41 PerfBytes Live! at STPCON Spring 2014 UTest is renaming itself to Applause 4:30 Talking about yours truly (Thanks guys!).  Mark described Data-Driven Quality (DDQ) as “Using a phenomenological understanding of the real world” 6:40 revisiting the argument about “schools of testing” 12:50 Shift Left 14:50 News of the damned 28:00 Audience participation –…

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