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The "Paved Road" PaaS for Microservices at Netflix: Yunong Xiao at QCon NY

by Daniel Bryant on  Jun 30, 2017

At QCon New York 2017, Yunong Xiao presented “The Paved PaaS to Microservices at Netflix” which discussed how the Netflix Platform as a Service (PaaS) assists with maintaining the balance between the culture of freedom and responsibility and the overall organisational goals of velocity and reliability.

Sonatype Acquires Vor Security to Expand Nexus Open-Source Component Support

by Helen Beal on  Jun 30, 2017

Sonatype announced the acquisition of Vor Security to extend their open-source component intelligence solutions’ coverage to include Ruby, PHP, CocoaPods, Swift, Golang, C, and C++.

Running a Presidential Campaign with Immutable Infrastructure: Michael Fisher at QCon NY

by Daniel Bryant on  Jun 30, 2017

At QCon New York 2017 Michael Fisher presented “Presidential Campaigns & Immutable Infrastructure” and discussed the implementation and challenges of provisioning infrastructure for the Hillary for America (HFA) campaign that ran during the 2015-2016 US regional and national elections.

A Comparison of Mapping Approaches for Distributed Cloud Applications

by Hrishikesh Barua on  Jun 29, 2017

An application map is a topology view of the components of a distributed application and the network or interprocess interactions between them. A recent article gives an overview of application mapping approaches adopted by various tools like AppDynamics, OpenTracing and Netsil.

IBM and Lightbend Announce Initiative to Build New Platform for Cognitive Development

by Michael Redlich on  Jun 28, 2017

IBM has announced a strategic investment in reactive pioneer and Scala language custodian, Lightbend. The two companies will collaborate to build a new platform for cognitive development. Mark Brewer, CEO at Lightbend spoke exclusively to InfoQ about this collaboration.

John Willis Talks DevOps Superpatterns at DOES17 London

by Helen Beal on  Jun 26, 2017

John Willis, co-author of The DevOps Handbook, spoke about the emerging DevOps Superpattern at the 2017 DevOps Enterprise Summit June 5th and 6th in London.

Cloud Migrations, Highly Regulated Environments, and Making Work Visible: DOES17 London Day Two

by Daniel Bryant on  Jun 23, 2017

At the London DevOps Enterprise Summit 2017 (DOES17) conference, the second morning of keynotes discussed the role DevOps plays when migrating to cloud platforms; the creation and cultivation of effective teams that must work within high-regulatory environments; and how to improve the flow of business value by making work visible.

Oracle Defends the Java Module System

by Michael Redlich on  Jun 22, 2017 2

One of the more timely presentations at the 2017 Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise (ETE) Conference was by Oracle JVM runtime lead Karen Kinnear - Java Futures: Modules and More. Much has happened since her presentation surrounding, namely, the events before and after the May 8, 2017 JSR 376 public review ballot vote.

Evolution of Deployment Architecture at Buzzfeed

by Hrishikesh Barua on  Jun 16, 2017 1

The Buzzfeed engineering team shared the story of how their deployment evolved from monolithic-app based deployments that took days to 150 deployments per day. They built an in-house tool called rig to leverage tools like Docker, AWS ECS and Jenkins to move to a service oriented architecture and a more collaborative engineering team.

How the Financial Industry Is Doing DevOps

by João Miranda on  Jun 16, 2017 1

The second DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES) Europe, once again held in London, brought together the DevOps enterprise community. The financial industry was well represented, giving the attendees a unique perspective on the challenges facing this heavily regulated industry and how DevOps is helping to address them.

Jake Wharton, Android Engineer at Square, Speaks to InfoQ at ETE

by Michael Redlich on  Jun 09, 2017

Jake Wharton, Android engineer at Square, spoke to InfoQ at the 2017 Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise (ETE) Conference about his work at Square and his thoughts on reactive systems, RxJava, and Kotlin.

AWS Greengrass Runs Lambda Functions on IoT Devices

by Abel Avram on  Jun 08, 2017

Amazon has made available AWS Greengrass, a solution that allows developers to run Lambda functions on IoT devices and enable devices to communicate to each other and the cloud.

Implementing DevOps at Barclays, Allianz and Disney: DOES17 London Day One Keynotes

by Daniel Bryant on  Jun 07, 2017

At the London DevOps Enterprise Summit 2017 conference, the first morning of keynotes provided many takeaways for enterprise organisations looking to embrace DevOps and the principles of business agility, operational stability, and increased innovation.

Kiki Carter, Enterprise Architect at Lightbend, Speaks to InfoQ at ETE

by Michael Redlich on  Jun 07, 2017

Kiki Carter, enterprise architect at Lightbend, spoke to InfoQ at the 2017 Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise (ETE) Conference about her thoughts on microservices, reactive systems, Scala vs. Java, and the SMACK stack.

Stack Overflow Becomes HTTPS by Default

by Andrew Morgan on  Jun 06, 2017

Nick Craver, architecture lead at StackOverflow, has published a blog announcing StackOverflow's migration to HTTPS. Some of the technical challenges along the way included supporting hundreds of domains, migrating URL’s, user generated content, and meeting the sites stringent performance requirements.

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