Microsoft is to stop supporting IE 8, 9 and 10, inviting users to switch to IE 11 or Edge.
InfoQ ran a DevOps research question during Q4 of 2015, to find out which practices contribute the most to a healthy DevOps culture. The results show there are no predominant practices as DevOps initiatives are highly contextual.
Clair is an open-source container vulnerability scanner recently released by CoreOs. The tool cross-checks if a Docker image's operating system and any of its installed packages match any known insecure package versions. The vulnerabilities are fetched from OS-specific common vulnerabilities and exposures databases. Currently supported are Red Hat, Ubuntu, and Debian.
The need to retire SHA-1 faces obstacles with the access needs of users who have yet to upgrade. Facebook, Twitter, and CloudFlare have proposed an interim solution for users of these legacy devices.
At the Velocity Conference in Amsterdam, Alex Shoof explained how to manage secrets in a scalable and distributed environment. Shoof proposed a system based on five fundamental principles for secret management.
Hypernetes is a Kubernetes fork that utilizes multiple open source projects to run containers on a minimalist Linux kernel inside a virtual machine, removing the overhead of running a complete guest OS.
A year behind the schedule, JetBrains has made generally available the DBA tool DataGrip 1.0. Formerly known as 0xDBE, DataGrip is a tool for SQL database administrators and developers.
Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces New Members and Begins Accepting Technical Contributions
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project and organisation created with the purpose of advancing the development of ‘cloud native’ applications and services, has announced the joining of new members, the creation of a formal open governance structure, and new details about the associated technology stack.
Open-source middleware vender WSO2 announced new capabilities in its platform for managing Internet of Things (IoT) applications and processing IoT data. The enhancements include support of MQTT (a lightweight M2M/IoT publish/subscribe connectivity protocol), the Activiti business process management (BPM) platform, and the Open Data OData 4.0 protocol.
The 5th Annual QCon New York, a practitioner-driven conference designed for software architects/tech leads/leaders who influence innovation in their teams, has opened registrations. QCon New York will be held at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott and has tickets on sale for $1645 through Dec 19th.
InfoQ recently sat down with Steve Smith and discussed the ideas behind his recent blog post “End-to-End Testing Considered Harmful”. Smith talked about release testing being a form of ‘risk management theatre’, discussed the benefit of unit and acceptance testing, and stressed the value of monitoring at runtime versus the typically fragile and slow-running implementation of end-to-end testing.
At DockerCon EU 2015, InfoQ sat down with Gareth Rushgrove, a senior software engineer at Puppet Labs, and explored the concepts behind his conference presentation “Shipping Manifests, Bill of Lading and Docker”. The range of topics discussed included the benefits of system package management (manifest) metadata, the use of Docker labels, and the implications on security and compliance audits.
Microsoft recently made their updated Azure Portal generally available (GA) after nearly nineteen months in “preview.” Before setting this to default portal experience for all customers, Microsoft says they focused on improving performance, reliability and usability.
Microservices and SOA are often compared and contrasted, with some people suggesting they are unrelated whereas others believe they are close relatives. In a recent article Matt Braiser joins the debate on the side of the latter group and gives his reasons for believing that microservices owe their existence to the success of SOA principles.
The Internet of Things is about connecting things. When the remotest of the things lie beyond the reach of WIFI networks, cellular technologies can provide a viable communications infrastructure. To this end, 4G Americas, a telecommunications industry trade organization, has published a new white paper titled "Cellular Technologies Enabling the Internet of Things."
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