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Cloud Foundry Foundation Launch Cloud Native Developer Certification and Training Program

by Daniel Bryant on  Apr 25, 2017

At the CloudNativeCon, held in Berlin, Germany, the Cloud Foundry Foundation announced the creation of a Cloud Foundry Certified Developer (CFCD) training and certification program which is community-based, independent and vendor-neutral, and aims to verify job candidates have practical experience with any distribution of Cloud Foundry.

DigitalOcean Adds Monitoring and Alerting Features

by Richard Seroter on  Apr 24, 2017

Cloud infrastructure provider DigitalOcean recently released capabilities for monitoring servers and sending alerts. While not novel, this free feature is indicative of growing industry attention paid to server and application insight.

10 Weeks to QCon New York: Keynotes Announced and Early Peek into the Speaker Lineup

by Wesley Reisz on  Apr 24, 2017

QCon New York (the 6th annual software conference) is just 10 weeks away. June 26-28 QCon returns to its new location at Times Square’s Marriott Marquis, but with the same great lineup of speakers. 2017 features speakers from Stitch Fix, Google, Netflix, Lyft, Pivotal, Redis Labs, among others.

How New Relic Does DevOps

by Hrishikesh Barua on  Apr 23, 2017

A lead software engineer at New Relic wrote a summary of how DevOps tools and practices are used and practised in the New Relic engineering team. It talks about the evolution of the DevOps role, using their own product for monitoring and the visible benefits of this culture.

Q&A with Marcin Grzejszczak on Spring Cloud Contract

by Andrew Morgan on  Apr 22, 2017

Marcin Grzejszczak is a software engineer at Pivotal. Currently, he is working on Spring Cloud Contract, a consumer-driven contracts framework for Java. InfoQ has interviewed Marcin in order to discuss some of the framework's benefits, and how in particular consumer-driven contracts can help with microservice testing.

Light at the End of the Long Tunnel for Java EE 8

by Michael Redlich on  Apr 14, 2017 6

There may finally be some light at the end of the long tunnel for Java EE 8. Oracle recently updated the Java community on Java EE 8, which included the latest release schedule and updates on JSR activities. Almost four years in the making, the road for Java EE 8 has not been easy.

CloudNativeCon and KubeCon Summary: Kubernetes 1.6, Docker and CoreOS Donations, and Certifications

by Daniel Bryant on  Apr 07, 2017

At the combined CloudNativeCon and KubeCon Europe conferences, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) made several announcements, including: the latest release of the container scheduling platform, Kubernetes 1.6.; the acceptance of Docker’s containerd and CoreOS’ rkt container technology projects into the CNCF; and the release of the ‘Kubernetes Certified Administrator Exam’ curriculum.

Avoiding Alerts Overload from Microservices: Sarah Wells at QCon London

by Daniel Bryant on  Apr 02, 2017

At QCon London, Sarah Wells presented “Avoiding Alerts Overload from Microservices”, and cautioned that developers and operators must fundamentally change the way they think about monitoring when building a microservice system. Key takeaways included: build a system that can be supported; focus on ‘stuff that matters’ when creating monitoring and alerts; and cultivate and improve alerts.

AWS Organizations Offers Centralized Policy-Based Account Management

by Steffen Opel on  Mar 31, 2017

After a three month preview since re:Invent 2016, Amazon Web Services has recently moved AWS Organizations to general availability. The new service allows to centrally manage multiple AWS accounts within a hierarchy of organizational units and attach service control policies with fine-grained access permissions. AWS Organizations also supersede the formerly separate consolidated billing feature.

Overview of the Reliable Event Delivery System at Spotify

by Jan Stenberg on  Mar 31, 2017

Spotify clients generate up to 1.5 million events per second at peak hours and all are handled by their Event Delivery System, designed to have a predictable latency and to never lose an event, Igor Maravic noted in his presentation at the recent QCon London conference, where he gave a high level overview of the system and some of the key operational aspects.

Public Docker Image Vulnerability Research Findings Released

by Hrishikesh Barua on  Mar 30, 2017 2

A researcher from Federacy released a report analyzing vulnerabilities in Docker images in public repositories. 24% of images were found to have significant vulnerabilities, with Ubuntu based ones having the most and Debian based ones having the least.

Vaadin Releases Version 8 of Their Polyglot Framework

by Michael Redlich on  Mar 26, 2017

Four years since the release of version 7, Vaadin released version 8 of their polyglot framework that features 21 improvements in areas of typesafe APIs and performance.

HashiCorp Terraform 0.9. Released with State Locking, State Environments, and Destroy Provisioners

by Daniel Bryant on  Mar 26, 2017

HashiCorp have released Terraform 0.9., which includes: significant improvements to how remote state is managed, including state locking, ‘state environments’ and a new centralised initialisation command ‘terraform init’; destroy provisioners that can be configured run before a resource is destroyed; and resource interrupts, allowing the immediate interrupts to be handled with custom logic.

Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Adds Linkerd, gRPC, and CoreDNS to Growing Portfolio

by Daniel Bryant on  Mar 25, 2017

Since the beginning of 2017 the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has added three new projects to their portfolio for hosting and stewardship, including: linkerd, a transparent proxy ‘service mesh’ that provides service discovery, failure handling and visibility; gRPC, a language agnostic high performance RPC framework; and CoreDNS, a fast and configurable cloud native DNS server.

Agile is King, But Continuous Integration is an Elusive Goal

by Rui Miguel Ferreira on  Mar 23, 2017 4

A recent survey led by Dimension Data on the testing trends in modern development teams shows that agile methods are widely adopted, whereas only a few organizations reported the ability to deploy on a hourly-basis, an increasing goal amongst the respondents.

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