James Governor

James Governor

Biography

James Governor is Principal Analyst and founder of RedMonk. He leads coverage in the enterprise applications space, assisting clients with application development, integration middleware and systems management issues, as they relate to operational and business process optimization.

Before RedMonk he spent three years at Illuminata, Inc., where he led both the Application Strategies and Enterprise Management practices at the firm. He worked with both vendor clients, to establish product development and marketing strategies, and as an advisor on IT strategy to user organizations and service providers. James managed other analysts at the firm to ensure timely delivery of reports and custom research projects.

He joined Illuminata from InformationWeek UK, where he was deputy managing editor.

Before InformationWeek he worked at Computing, the UK's leading enterprise title. As a reporter he specialized in systems management, application middleware, and legacy operating environments, working closely with IT managers and vendors to identify and break exclusive news stories.

James has been an IBM and Microsoft corporate watcher for 8 years. He's regularly quoted in US and European press, and has served as an industry expert for television and radio segments with media outlets like the BBC.

Books

Blog

Rancher Labs: Treating Cattle like Cattle 0Read more
On putting together better keynotes and conferences – stretches and petting zoos 0Read more
On putting together better keynotes and conferences – stretches and petting zoos 0Read more
Rancher Labs: Treating Cattle like Cattle 0Read more
Kubernetes won – so now what? 0Read more
Changing roles in data transformation – data hunters, CDOs, and CDPOs 0Read more
On Hortonworks, data management and mind blown by GDPR. First notes from Dataworks 2018 0Read more
Why I started following a more diverse set of people on twitter. 0Read more
AWS Lambda: driven by the laggards. 0Read more
Monki Gras 2018: what happened? 0Read more
Opinionated Infrastructure: a Monki Gras preview at Westland London 0Read more
Sustaining Craft – quick roundup on Apache, BTC, Pineapple, IBM mainframes and FutureGov 0Read more
Atomist–making software development observable, programmable 0Read more
Some thoughts on Docker post DockerCon 2018 0Read more
No more tin ear. Google plays the game 0Read more
Accelerating the Digital Transformation at Auto Trader UK – rethinking vendor selection processes. A win for Stripe. 0Read more
Towards Progressive Delivery 0Read more
The Quickening: a keynote about software development velocity at New Relic’s Futurestack 2018 Conference 0Read more
On Jennifer Tejada, the “Tej-hive”, PagerDuty and Deep Representation 0Read more
See you at DevOps World 0Read more
Pivotal: transactions, Kubernetes, and taking an axe to long term support. 0Read more
On Tech, Power and Responsibility. Notes from Nice 0Read more
GitHub Universe 2018: Low Key Revolutionary 0Read more
Sympathy for the DevRel 0Read more
Trying to Make Tech More Accessible and Inclusive: Monki Gras 2019 0Read more
Accessibility and Inclusion: Monki Gras 2019 0Read more
Progressive Delivery at Sumo Logic 0Read more
+1 On the Jabra Elite 65e review 0Read more
Is it time to be afraid of IBM again? 0Read more
Quick take on Hasura: a daemon for GraphQL on Postgres 0Read more
Quick take on Hasura: a daemon for GraphQL on Postgres 0Read more
Is it time to be afraid of IBM again? 0Read more
+1 On the Jabra Elite 65e review 0Read more
Progressive Delivery at Sumo Logic 0Read more
Accessibility and Inclusion: Monki Gras 2019 0Read more
Trying to Make Tech More Accessible and Inclusive: Monki Gras 2019 0Read more
Sympathy for the DevRel 0Read more
GitHub Universe 2018: Low Key Revolutionary 0Read more
On Tech, Power and Responsibility. Notes from Nice 0Read more
Pivotal: transactions, Kubernetes, and taking an axe to long term support. 0Read more
Thomas Kurian and Google Cloud: convenience is the killer app 0Read more
TypeScript is Exploding, JavaScript is the Fittest 0Read more
Microsoft BUILD 2019 Hot Take: Get On The Front Foot 0Read more
Why I started following a more diverse set of people on twitter. 0Read more
On Hortonworks, data management and mind blown by GDPR. First notes from Dataworks 2018 0Read more
Changing roles in data transformation – data hunters, CDOs, and CDPOs 0Read more
Kubernetes won – so now what? 0Read more
GitHub Satellite 2019 Berlin. The Social Code – It’s Just Dependencies All The Way Down and Up 0Read more
On Open Source Dependencies, GitHub, Gender, Philosophy of Science and the nature of Self 0Read more
Progressive Delivery at GitLab 0Read more

Webcasts

Webcast: Grid 2.0 February 19, 2009 With the coming energy crunch set to dwarf the credit crunch Smart Grids are quickly becoming a really hot topic--why is that? Just how do Smart Grids help solve energy issues and what can we do with the masses of data which these Smart Grids will generate...

Praise

“Overall it does a good job of defining the web 2.0 architectural patterns. I would recommend it for someone developing a new concept for a website, though be beware of its narrow scope. ”
— Simon Clarke, CEng MBCS CITP, ITNOW
Web 2.0 Architectures was a fascinating read ...”
— Nick Jewell, Fleeting Thoughts
“This is without doubt the best book I have read on Web 2.0. ”
— Lorraine Warren, www.doclorraine.com
“It is an excellent introduction for those who need to plan and define advanced Web applications, and those who are charged with building them.”
— Michael L. Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing