Episode 31 – Jenkins, Amazon Elastic Beanstalk and UBB
If you remember back in Episode 27 we discussed the then unfolding news that Oracle had trademarked the name "Hudson". Well, now the Hudson folks have up and left, renaming a fork of the Continuous Integration Software to "Jenkins". Jason already alluded to the fact that there is already a famous Jenkins meme back in Episode 30 If Jenkins fails, well, at least we have chicken.
Also on our radar is Amazon's new offering called "Elastic Beanstalk". In a nutshell it solves the problem of "I have a WAR file, it contains "the next Twitter" app, but I have no place to deploy or scale it if it becomes popular".
And finally up in Canuckistan we're dealing with the problem of ISPs wanting to impose Usage Based Billing on bandwidth. stopthemeter.ca has been setup to petition the government to disallow legislation which will allow ISPs this money grab. It's been very successful. Now OpenMedia, the folks who are running the campaign against UBB are asking for donations to spread awareness.
Disruptive technologies such as Skype, Netflix, Boxee and Bittorent have set the Cable TV and Telecom systems scrambling. People are leaving their Cable box and telephones to the Internet when they can pay one fee to have it all. That doesn't sit right with the Big guys and they need to setup a system such that once everything goes Internet, they'll be making as much if not more than when you had to buy each service separately.
Although you may think "I'm not from Canada, why do I care?" Well, once the Cable/Telecom providers in your country see the nice juicy profits being made up in Canada, how long before they bite?
Oh and By The Way (tm) we left a little Easter Egg in the cast... can you find it?