Exploring Cloud concepts with Chris Reddington (Welsh Tech Geek, Cloud Advocate, Musical Theatre Enthusiast and Improving Improviser!). We will regularly invite guests to talk about their experiences with the cloud and hear about some of the lessons learned around their cloud journey. Cloud with Chris is a community-driven personal podcast. Content from episodes do not represent the views of any company or organisation.

Chris Reddington

Chris Reddington

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Developing applications for new platforms, and struggling to manage your API estate? Finding you have to refactor, or in a scenario where your code isn't clean? Want to decouple your backend APIs from your clients, and figure out how you can move from a legacy set of APIs to modern APIs? Then tune in and listen to Peter Piper join Chris Reddington, as they discuss the Backend for Frontends and Strangler Pattern, with an honourable mention to the Façade pattern as well! This is another episode in the series of Architecting for the Cloud, one pattern at a time. Read More

6 - Hybrid Cloud

Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2020

Joining me in this episode is Thomas Maurer, a Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft who engages with the community and customers around the world! Most of the focus so far in Cloud with Chris has been on Public Cloud, so Thomas and I adjust course slightly, and talk about Hybrid Cloud, and the new and upcoming features of the Microsoft Azure platform. Get ready to be introduced to a wide variety of Azure Technologies, and how they may be able to strengthen your on-premises, public cloud or multi-cloud deployments. Let's listen in…

5 - The API Economy

Posted on Saturday, Apr 25, 2020

Let's introduce the next episode -We have another guest! We're starting to bring a few of those previous topics together in this episode. We touch upon requirements, DevOps, and building applications - or rather APIs - in the cloud. In this episode, I talk with a colleague and friend, Peter Piper, on factors that relate and impact API design. So, without further ado… here we go!

4 - Hackathons

Posted on Sunday, Apr 12, 2020

Here we go - Episode #4! Have you ever had an idea, and you want to quickly prove it out? Or have you wanted to build out a scenario to expand your own skills, whether that is development, design or perhaps other skills? You've probably heard about Hackathon events in recent years, and that's what we'll focus on in this episode! I'm very excited to introduce my second guest of the show, Maria Vrabie, a very good friend, who has plenty of experience with Hackathons, both participating in them and organising or mentoring for them. It's a very insightful session, so let's go ahead and find out more about Maria's experience with Hackathons. Here we go.

3 - DevOps in a Cloud World

Posted on Sunday, Mar 29, 2020

In this episode, I'm very fortunate to have my first guest come and join me! And what better way to kick this off, than a topic area which is very close to my own heart - DevOps. I'm very excited that I was able to invite Abel Wang, Principal Developer Advocate and DevOps lead to come and join me to talk of his experiences at Microsoft. We jump through a few different areas, from What is DevOps, how it links back to requirements, Data DevOps and shifting left. There's plenty to learn from in this one, so let's dive straight in!

2 - Cost Control

Posted on Sunday, Mar 15, 2020

Let's introduce Episode #2! This was a suggestion from the community, so a big thank you to Garth Niblock for this one! Last time we talked about requirements, and cost is one dimension of that - but a very important one. When we move into a cloud world, the technology will change, but the way way that we think about cost changes as well. So this episode will be called ‘Cost Control’. Let's listen in…

1 - Requirements in Context

Posted on Sunday, Mar 1, 2020

This is the first episode! We'll be talking about all things requirements. Why is that? Well, that's the place any kind of project should start - What are you aiming for, what are you trying to achieve and what is the context?

0 - Teaser

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020

This is the first recording, a brief teaser ahead of launching cloud with Chris. Stay tuned, and follow for more info!