Author Archives: Derek Weeks

About Derek Weeks

In 2015, I led the largest and most comprehensive analysis of software supply chain practices to date across 160,000 development organizations. I am a huge advocate of applying proven supply chain management principles into DevOps practices to improve efficiencies, reduce costs, and sustain long-lasting competitive advantages. As a 20+ year veteran of the software industry, I have advised leading businesses on IT performance improvement practices covering continuous delivery, business process management, systems and network operations, service management, capacity planning and storage management. As the VP and DevOps Advocate for Sonatype, I am passionate about changing the way people think about software supply chains and improving public safety through improved software integrity. Follow me here @weekstweets, find me here www.linkedin.com/in/derekeweeks, and read me here http://blog.sonatype.com/author/weeks/.

Chevy and DevOps: What the Wi-Fi?


February 4, 2015 By
Derek Weeks
man sitting in a car and touch play finger in a auto smart system

I’m sure you saw it too. During the Super Bowl, Chevy Trucks announced that they were adding 4G LTE wi-fi. How cool. I want that (and so would my kids). I can only imagine the possibilities. But, this is not all about my needs. Chevy and every other vehicle maker wants this too. And not for the reasons that you might first consider. Quickly, let me introduce you to the recalls of today..

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42,000 Nexus Repository Managers, and Growing!


November 19, 2014 By
Derek Weeks
Nexus Artifactory Archiva

[Editor’s Note: An update to this article is now available.  As of February 2015, active Nexus instances have reached 50,000.  For more information, please see the new blog post at: http://blog.sonatype.com/2015/02/nexus-reaches-50000/#.VPTXZEuf96k] Over the past 15 months, active Nexus instances have grown from 21,000 to 42,000.  Wowza.   That is news worth sharing, because you made it […]

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Nigel’s Wake-up Call: Scaling Open Source Governance


November 3, 2014 By
Derek Weeks
Portrait of a surprised young man wearing eyeglasses

The Wake-up Call They had downloaded over 200,000 open source components in the past year.  And their open source policy…the one established to protect against license risks and security vulnerabilities?  It covered about 3% of them. This is how Nigel Simpson, Director of Architecture at a major media and entertainment company, described his organization’s “huge” […]

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Bash 2014 – This Is Not a Party


September 25, 2014 By
Derek Weeks
Hipsters blowing confetti

I can honestly say that although referred to by the media as Shellshocked, I am neither shocked nor awed. I can’t say that I am a fan of the latest glorification of bugs like Heartbleed and Shellshock in a fashion similar to tropical storms, but if it gets more people to pay attention to the exponential growth of our reliance on software I can’t say I am too worked up about it either. One thing that is unarguable is that this just happens to be the latest (and if you are reading this before you have patched stop right now, patch, and then come back to finish).

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