VSHN.timer #178: Happy Birthday, Everyone!

10. Apr 2023

Welcome to another VSHN.timer! Every Monday, 5 links related to Kubernetes, OpenShift, CI / CD, and DevOps; all stuff coming out of our own chat system, making us think, laugh, or simply work better.

This week we’re going to celebrate various anniversaries and birthdays of iconic companies and technologies shaping our world.

1. Last month, our friends at Exoscale celebrated their 10th anniversary! They are one of the pillars of the privacy-friendly Swiss cloud, and we couldn’t be prouder to partner with them in various ways.


2. Red Hat recently celebrated 30 years since its incorporation by Bob Young and Marc Ewing. Back then, Linux was not the juggernaut it is today, but their bet worked, and today we’re thrilled to be a Red Hat Premier CCSP Business Partner!


3. 50 years ago, a computer system created by Xerox featured a graphical display, a mouse, a „WYSIWYG“ word processor, and an object-oriented programming environment. Sounds familiar?


4. 25 years ago, the W3C released the first version of the XML standard. A major milestone, even though these days we’re more used to dealing with YAML or JSON files, to be honest. Well, unless you’re writing apps for Java or .NET, that is.


5. Did you know we’re less than 15 years away from the Epochalypse? (aka the „Y2038 Problem“) That’s the moment when 32 bits won’t be enough to store date and time values anymore: January 19th, 2038.


What other technologies or companies have celebrated their birthday recently? Are you ready for the Epochalypse? Would you like to share some anniversary dates with our readers? Get in touch with us, and see you next week for another edition of VSHN.timer.

PS: check out our previous VSHN.timer editions about random stuff: #24, #36, #69, #73, #86, #94, #100, #123, #147, and #168.

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Adrian Kosmaczewski

Adrian Kosmaczewski ist bei VSHN für den Bereich Developer Relations zuständig. Er ist seit 1996 Software-Entwickler, Trainer und veröffentlichter Autor. Adrian hat einen Master in Informationstechnologie von der Universität Liverpool.

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