Get it while it's hottt... a simply dazzling and entertaining interview with Michael Stonebraker about all kinds of database topics and more. (Here is the pdf, other formats apparently not available yet. This may be a hole in their subscription service for current issues? Anyway.....)
One of the things I find fascinating is that we’ve been writing software for 30 years and the tools we have to create reliable software are not significantly dissimilar from what we had a long time ago. Our ability to write reliable software is hardly any better now than it was then. That’s one of my pet peeves.