Mike Hendrickson

Mike Hendrickson

  • @mikehatora

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Author, biker, yogi, dad, hacker interested in how tech fuses into social interactions, health, politics, environment & life. VP Content Strat @OReillyMedia

Economic Impact of Open Source on Small Business: A Case Study Economic Impact of Open Source on Small Business: A Case Study
by Mike Hendrickson, Roger Magoulas, Tim O'Reilly
July 2012
Ebook: $0.00

State of the Computer Book Market 2011 State of the Computer Book Market 2011
by Mike Hendrickson
May 2012
Ebook: $0.00

Best Android Apps Best Android Apps
by Mike Hendrickson, Brian Sawyer
April 2010
Print: $19.99
Ebook: $15.99

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Dell’s Sputnik – Git what you want

July 24 2012

In 1957, the former Soviet Union launched an unmanned satellite call Sputnik. That launch catalyzed a political, military, technological, and scientific race to superiority between the U.S.S.R. and the United States. More than fifty years later, Dell Inc. has launched … read more

Economic impact of open source on small business

July 18 2012

A few months back, Tim O’Reilly and Hari Ravichandran, founder and CEO of Endurance International Group (EIG), had a discussion about the web hosting business. They talked specifically about how much of Hari’s success had been enabled by open source … read more

A crazy awesome gaming infrastructure

June 06 2012

How do you bridge the gap between IT and business while building a gaming infrastructure that scales? Sarah Novotny addresses that question in this Velocity podcast. read more

Which is easier to tune, humans or machines?

May 30 2012

In this Velocity podcast, Kate Matsudaira discusses the human side of performance and operations, including how to teach people to address time, cost, quality and scope. read more

Schlomo Schapiro on continuous delivery platforms

May 23 2012

Schlomo Schapiro talks about what it's like to develop a continuous delivery platform, including the tech stack and the organizational challenges. read more

John Allspaw on DevOps

May 15 2012

John Allspaw discusses DevOps in high-volume web companies and the importance of cooperation between development and operations. read more

Theo Schlossnagle on DevOps as a career

May 09 2012

In this Velocity podcast, OmniTI CEO Theo Schlossnagle discusses the skills of DevOps professionals and knowing how you've achieved excellence in the field. read more

DRM-Free Day, forever.

May 04 2012

Mike Hendrickson: "Adding DRM to content to deter theft ... are you kidding me? Seriously, think about that. It will take a good programmer about an hour to get past most DRM, or a manual shop somewhere in the world will cut and scan the physical book and away it… read more

Jason Grigsby and Lyza Danger Gardner on mobile web design

May 03 2012

In this Velocity podcast, the co-authors of "Head First Mobile Web" discuss mobile website optimization, mobile design considerations, and common mobile development mistakes. read more

Velocity Podcast Series - Joshua Bixby on The Business of Performance

April 25 2012

Josh talks about Business KPIs, metrics and business benefits of performance optimization and always has plenty of data and graphs. In our conversation we touch on mostly on the business of speed. read more

Steve Souders on Web Performance Optimization

April 19 2012

Steve Souders on the State of Web Performance and Optimization and Velocity. read more

State of the Computer Book Market, part 5: Wrap-Up and Digital

April 10 2012

The fifth and final post in the 2011 "State of the Computer Book Market" report examines digital content purchase patterns and e-distribution channels. read more

State of the Computer Book Market, part 4: The Languages

April 06 2012

In this fourth post of "State of the Computer Book Market," we look at programming languages and drill in on each language area. read more

State of the Computer Book Market, part 3: The Publishers

April 04 2012

In this third installment of "State of the Computer Book Market," we look at how publishers fared in 2011 versus 2010. read more

State of the Computer Book Market, part 2: The Categories

April 02 2012

In this second installment of "State of the Computer Book Market" we look at computer book sales in specific technology categories. read more

State of the Computer Book Market, part 1: Overall Market

March 29 2012

The tech book market has been going through some major changes, but none more profound than the closing of Borders. Much of what you will see in the 2012 trends are directly related to Borders' demise, though the faint signals that the book market provides to other industries are still… read more

2010 State of the Computer Book Market, Post 5 - Wrap-Up and Digital

February 23 2011

In this final post, (Posts 1-4 are found here), I will provide a summary of the first four posts, provide some insight into a view of top Authors, and include some data on electronic books and how parts of the digital world are surpassing the print world. read more

The future of the book

February 22 2011

During lunch at TOC last week, we had a roundtable discussion that centered on the future of the book. The conversation touched on many different areas as you would expect: from distribution and inventory, to pricing and formats, to audience ownership and engagement. read more

2010 State of the Computer Book Market, Post 4 - The Languages

February 21 2011

In this fourth post (posts one, two and three are found here) on the State of the Computer Book Market, we will look at programming languages and drill in a little on each language area. Overall, the market for programming languages was down -6.27% in 2010 when compared with 2009. There… read more

2010 State of the Computer Book Market, Post 3 - The Publishers

February 17 2011

In this third installment, (see Post 1 and Post 2; Post 4 & 5 to come soon), we will look at how publishers fared in 2010, as compared to 2009. The chart below shows our dashboard view of the large publishers' results for 2010. The most notable piece of information… read more

2010 State of the Computer Book Market, Post 2 - The Categories

February 14 2011

In this second installment (the first post can be found here), we look at computer book sales in specific technology categories. Remember that we've organized the data into six "Category Families"—Systems and Programming, Web Design and Development, Business Applications, Digital Media Applications, Consumer Operating Systems and Devices, and Computer Topics.… read more

2010 State of the Computer Book Market, Post 1 - Overall Market

February 10 2011

As you can see, the computer market is down about 4% from last year. It should be noted that the computer book market makes up only about 1% of total unit sales in bookstores and online retailers. If you would like to see the performance of the major categories, this… read more

Twitter Approval Matrix - November 2009

December 07 2009

This is the sixth post for the Twitter Approval Matrix with data that spanned the month of November and different sources such as klout.com, tweetsentiment.com, twopular.com, scraping archives, and observations. This month I received help from Joe Fernandez the CEO of Klout.com. I have included Twitter Trends which is simply… read more

Twitter Approval Matrix - October 2009

November 04 2009

Twitter Approval Matrix - October 2009 read more

Twitter Approval Matrix - August 2009

September 06 2009

This is the fourth post for the Twitter Approval Matrix with data that spanned the month of August and different sources such as Hashtags.org, scraping archives, and observations. read more

Twitter Approval Matrix - July 2009

August 12 2009

This is the third post for the Twitter Approval Matrix with data that spanned the month of July and different sources such as Hashtag.org, scraping archives, and observations. read more

State of the Computer Book Market - Mid-Year 2009

July 24 2009

The market has been on a steady decline since mid-2008 and has continued downward right through the first half of 2009. And there are very few signs that the book-buying slump is going to turn around anytime soon. Overall, the market saw 595,821 fewer units sold in the first half… read more

Twitter Approval Matrix - June 2009

July 02 2009

A quick refresher, the matrix shows four quadrants used to describe trends found on Twitter, or related sites such as hashtag.org, tweestats.com, etc. For this post, I've limited the data and activity to the month of June. read more

Twitter Approval Matrix

June 09 2009

This matrix shows four quadrants used to describe tastes found on Twitter, or related sites such as hashtag.org, tweestats.com, etc. The Y-axis is partly analytical and shows popularity (mostly through scraped numbers) or perceived popularity (in the future nominated by you). The other part of the grid is more curated… read more

State of the Computer Book Market 2008, part 5 -- eBooks and Summary

February 27 2009

In this final post, 1, 2, 3, and 4 were posted earlier, we will provide a summary of the first four posts and include some data on electronic books and how the digital world is catching up the the print world. read more

State of the Computer Book Market 2008, part 4 -- The Languages

February 25 2009

In this fourth post (parts one, two and three are found here) on the State of the Computer Book Market, we will look at programming languages and drill in a little on each language area. Overall the market for programming languages was down 5.9% in 2008 when compared with 2007. There… read more

State of the Computer Book Market 2008, Part 3: The Publishers

February 23 2009

In this third installment, (see part one and part two; part four to come later this week), we will look at how Publishers fared in 2007 when compared to 2006. The chart below shows our dashboard view of the Large publishers’ results for 2007. The most notable factor is that… read more

State of the Computer Book Market 2008, Part 2: The Technologies

February 20 2009

In this second installment (the first post is found here), we look at computer book sales in specific technology categories. Remember that we've organized the data into six "Category Families" -- Systems and Programming, Web Design and Development, Business Applications, Digital Media Applications, Consumer Operating Systems and Devices, and Other.… read more

State of the Computer Book Market 2008, Part 1: The Market

February 17 2009

What you won't see on this chart is that the computer book market cratered in 2001, shrinking twenty percent a year for three years until it stabilized in 2004 at about half the size that it was in 2000. ... Web Page Creation 4.77% -15.57% Large category with 42 new… read more

Ignite Boston 5

January 13 2009

Ignite Boston 5 - February 12th @ the Hooley House read more

Is Adobe Still Sleeping Well?

September 27 2008

Is Adobe worried about the new threat to their dominance in the RIA space by the introduction of Silverlight from Microsoft. read more

Ignite Boston 4 -- Videos Uploaded

September 23 2008

Ignite Boston 4 was an interesting and insightful event. We have many things to take away as we plan our next event for January. read more

Ignite Boston 4, This Thursday

September 08 2008

Ignite Boston 4 is this Thursday at the Hooley House in the Faneuil Hall area of Boston from 6:00 pm until ~10:00. read more

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