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  • What's New in MicroProfile 4.0

    Delivered under the newly-formed MicroProfile Working Group, the much anticipated release of MicroProfile 4.0 was made available to the Java community. Features include alignment with Jakarta EE 8 and updates to all APIs. The standalone APIs remain unchanged. MicroProfile 4.0 was delivered with incompatible changes to five of the APIs, namely Config, Fault Tolerance, Health, Metrics and OpenAPI.

  • Puppet Relay Provides Event-Driven Automation for Common Workflows

    Puppet has announced the beta release of Relay, their event driven automation platform. Relay allows for automating processes as code. There are a number of pre-written workflows and there is support for creating additional workflows. Relay has a number of integrations available for use in workflows including AWS, Kubernetes, Azure, PagerDuty, and GitHub.

  • Microsoft Releases Azure App Configuration to General Availability

    Azure App Configuration is a new service on Microsoft's Cloud Platform, allowing developers to centralize their application configuration and feature settings in a secure and straightforward manner. In a recent Microsoft Azure update, the public cloud vendor announced the general availability of this service.

  • Terraform 0.12 Release: New HCL Syntax, Improved Error Messages, and Upgrade Tooling

    Terraform 0.12 release includes updates to the HCL, such as first-class expression syntax, value types, loops, dynamic blocks, and conditional expression improvements. Error messages now contain additional context, and the output to a terraform plan now renders in a more readable format. Terraform 0.12 isn't 100% backwards compatible, but comes with an upgrade and validation tool.

  • Using Helm Charts Tools to Manage Kubernetes Deployments at Delivery Hero

    Delivery Hero’s engineering team uses Helm and related tools to simplify management of multiple Kubernetes environments, sensitive data, and configuration.

  • Infrastructure Automation Company Chef Commits to Open Source

    Chef, an infrastructure automation company, has committed to developing all of their software as open source under the Apache 2.0 license.

  • How Airbnb Simplified the Kubernetes Workflow for 1000+ Engineers

    Melanie Cebula talked about the internal tooling and strategies Airbnb adopted to support over 1000 engineers concurrently configuring and deploying over 250 critical services to Kubernetes. One key enabler was a layer of abstraction and generation of Kubernetes configuration from higher level primitives using standardized environments and namespaces (and automated validations whenever possible).

  • Improving Deployment Safety at Airbnb with Pipelines

    Alexander Katz, a software engineering intern at Airbnb, recently wrote about improving deployment safety with the introduction of deployment pipelines to Deployboard. The inhouse deployment service at Airbnb, Deployboard, handles thousands of deploys daily for the thousands of services that support Airbnb’s product.

  • DockerCon EU 2018 Summary: Migration Tooling, Docker Desktop Enterprise and More

    At DockerCon Europe 2018, core announcements included the preview of container-based migration tooling for .NET and Java applications, support for digital transformation efforts and technology integration projects, the launch of Docker Desktop Enterprise, the open sourcing of Docker Compose on Kubernetes, and the announcement of the CNAB specification in collaboration with Microsoft.

  • Amazon Introduces CloudFormation Drift Detection

    In a recent blog post, Amazon announced CloudFormation Drift Detection which organizations can leverage to automate configuration consistency across AWS cloud resources. The CloudFormation Drift Detection feature allows organizations who have templated their configurations and deployments, known as stacks, to detect when configuration drift occurs from out-of-band changes.

  • Ankyra Presents “Escape”, a Release Automation Tool That Manages Platforms as Logical Components

    Over the last ten years there has been increased focus on infrastructure as code (IaC) tooling, primarily driven by the rise of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and API-driven infrastructure. InfoQ discussed the challenges of homogenising this tooling with Bart Spaans, founder of Ankyra, who is an expert in the domain of infrastructure and release engineering.

  • SaaS Platform for Managing Configurations Enters Private Beta

    Config is a new SaaS offering for managing configuration files. Created by Bien David in 2017, the company looks to simplify how teams store and access configurations used by systems, apps, modules, environments, and server instances. InfoQ spoke to the team behind Config to learn more about how these problems are solved.

  • DevOps Workbench Launched by ZeroStack

    Private cloud provider, ZeroStack, has announced a self-service capability from which developers can create their own workbenches. Forty developer tools from a mix of open source and commercial providers are available to users of the DevOps Workbench through Zerostack’s Intelligent Cloud Platform.

  • Hiscox CTO Emphasises DevOps Is about Survival

    Hiscox's CTO talks about cloud strategy, DevOps and getting ops on board these changes.

  • Puppet Releases Its 2017 State of DevOps Report

    The Puppet State of DevOps Report 2017 shows that high-performing IT teams are deploying more frequently and recovering faster. There is more focus on automation, with loosely coupled architectures and teams facilitating continuous delivery. Transformational leadership and lean product management practices are also key drivers behind high performing teams.

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