Mike Hendrickson

Mike Hendrickson has held a variety of positions in the publishing industry including, Product Development Manager, Editor, Executive Editor, Editor-in-Chief, and Associate Publisher. Two constants are that he has always enjoyed meeting tech people and being involved with cutting-edge technologies. At O’Reilly, he is a Vice President for Content Strategy. He is the co-Author of The Best Android Apps.

Dell’s Sputnik – Git what you want

Git what you need, not what you get.

In 1957, the former Soviet Union launched an unmanned satellite call Sputnik. That launch catalyzed a political, military, technological, and scientific race to superiority between the U.S.S.R. and the United States. More than fifty years later, Dell Inc. has launched its own “Sputnik.” The centerpiece of the program is a Dell XPS-13 “ultrabook” that comes with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed….
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Economic impact of open source on small business

Results from an in-depth study of open source's role in small and medium businesses.

A few months back, Tim O’Reilly and Hari Ravichandran, founder and CEO of Endurance International Group (EIG), had a discussion about the web hosting business. They talked specifically about how much of Hari’s success had been enabled by open source software. But Hari wasn’t just telling his success story to Tim, but rather was more interested in finding…
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A crazy awesome gaming infrastructure

A crazy awesome gaming infrastructure

Sarah Novotny on building high-performance gaming platforms.

How do you bridge the gap between IT and business while building a gaming infrastructure that scales? Sarah Novotny addresses that question in this Velocity podcast.

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Which is easier to tune, humans or machines?

Which is easier to tune, humans or machines?

Kate Matsudaira on the human side of performance and operations.

In this Velocity podcast, Kate Matsudaira discusses the human side of performance and operations, including how to teach people to address time, cost, quality and scope.

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Schlomo Schapiro on continuous delivery platforms

Schlomo Schapiro on continuous delivery platforms

A look at the tech and time that goes into continuous delivery platforms.

Schlomo Schapiro talks about what it's like to develop a continuous delivery platform, including the tech stack and the organizational challenges.

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John Allspaw on DevOps

John Allspaw on DevOps

How good DevOps keeps you shipping your product.

John Allspaw discusses DevOps in high-volume web companies and the importance of cooperation between development and operations.

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Theo Schlossnagle on DevOps as a career

Theo Schlossnagle on DevOps as a career

A day in the life of DevOps, and the skills you'll need to enter the field.

In this Velocity podcast, OmniTI CEO Theo Schlossnagle discusses the skills of DevOps professionals and knowing how you've achieved excellence in the field.

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DRM-Free Day, forever.

DRM-Free Day, forever.

Authors and publishers need to get creative with piracy. DRM isn't the answer.

Mike Hendrickson: "Adding DRM to content to deter theft … are you kidding me? Seriously, think about that. It will take a good programmer about an hour to get past most DRM, or a manual shop somewhere in the world will cut and scan the physical book and away it goes."

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Jason Grigsby and Lyza Danger Gardner on mobile web design

Jason Grigsby and Lyza Danger Gardner on mobile web design

Best practices and common mistakes in mobile web development.

In this Velocity podcast, the co-authors of "Head First Mobile Web" discuss mobile website optimization, mobile design considerations, and common mobile development mistakes.

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Joshua Bixby on the business of performance

Joshua Bixby on the business of performance

Why businesses should care about speed.

In this Velocity Podcast, Strangeloop's Joshua Bixby discusses the business of speed and why web performance optimization is an institutional need.

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