Matt Asay

Contributor

Matt Asay is a Principal at Amazon Web Services. Formerly, Asay was Head of Developer Ecosystem for Adobe. Prior to Adobe, Asay held a range of roles at open source companies: VP of business development, marketing, and community at MongoDB; VP of business development at real-time analytics company Nodeable (acquired by Appcelerator); VP of business development and interim CEO at mobile HTML5 start-up Strobe (acquired by Facebook); COO at Canonical, the Ubuntu Linux company; and head of the Americas at Alfresco, a content management startup. Asay is an emeritus board member of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and holds a J.D. from Stanford, where he focused on open source and other IP licensing issues.

Cloud and digital transformation gain speed

Tapping into the smartest software developers

Tapping into the smartest software developers

Both the single-stack architecture and the best-of-breed approaches can limit you. Open source and building in the capability for change are key.

Python is devouring data science

Python is devouring data science

Someone once said that Python’s data science training wheels would increasingly lead to the R language. Boy, was he wrong.

What the heck does the Google vs. Oracle decision mean?

What the heck does the Google vs. Oracle decision mean?

Few of the Supreme Court Justices seemed to understand what an API is or does, but their decision was a victory shout for software developers of all kinds, including open source developers.

The pesky reality of multicloud

The pesky reality of multicloud

The commodity services that would allow workloads to run seamlessly across multiple clouds simply don’t exist. But that hasn’t stopped the multiclouders from trying.

Artillery: Finding open source success between dev and ops

Artillery: Finding open source success between dev and ops

For Artillery’s creator, the key to the popularity of the open source load testing tool is a focus on the needs of both developers and operations. Early bets on Node.js and YAML didn’t hurt.

Authorization is the next big technical challenge

Authorization is the next big technical challenge

Oso’s CEO says authorization will be the next layer of software to be abstracted and made less onerous for developers. If you ask developers, it can’t happen soon enough.

Forget databases. You need a data platform

Forget databases. You need a data platform

We need one platform to ‘process, store, secure, and analyze data in real-time, across all the relevant data sets,’ says MongoDB’s CTO. But not a data warehouse and not a data lake.

You can’t escape Pulumi and other IaC tools

You can’t escape Pulumi and other IaC tools

Allowing developers to call APIs across dozens of cloud and SaaS providers in the language of their choice, Pulumi promises to help enterprises embrace increasingly complex cloud deployment models with confidence.

OpenStreetMap just turned 100 million

OpenStreetMap just turned 100 million

The open mapping data project is a colossal success story, but faces some hurdles. Here’s how you can help.

The real value of open source in the cloud

The real value of open source in the cloud

It’s a mistake to believe that running open source in the cloud will protect you from vendor lock-in. But open source certainly offers freedom and independence to developers.

Boosting science and engineering in the cloud

Boosting science and engineering in the cloud

Cloud computing was like rocket fuel for software developers, lifting dev teams to new heights of productivity and innovation. Scientists and engineers are the next in line.

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