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Google Expands Audit Logging Capability to Majority of Cloud Services

by Richard Seroter on  Jan 30, 2017 2

Tracking "who did what" in a self-service public cloud can be challenging. With Google Cloud Audit Logging, Google captures log streams for seventeen services in Google Cloud Platform (GCP) .

The Infrastructure Behind Twitter: Scaling Networking, Storage and Provisioning

by Daniel Bryant on  Jan 30, 2017

The Twitter Engineering team has recently provided an insight into the evolution and scaling of the core technologies behind their in-house infrastructure that powers the social media service. Core lessons shared included: Architect beyond the original specifications; there is no such a thing as a “temporary change or workaround”; and documenting best practices has been a “force multiplier”.

Docker for AWS Now Generally Available

by Jona Fenocchi on  Jan 29, 2017

Docker Inc. launched its answer to Amazon ECS into public beta at the end of last year: an AWS-compatible service for managing and orchestrating Docker containers. Now, Docker for AWS is generally available.

GitLab 8.16 Now Includes Monitoring and Extends Auto Deploy to Google Container Engine

by Sergio De Simone on  Jan 27, 2017

Following the introduction of auto-deploy to Kubernetes on OpenShift last month, GitLab 8.16 makes auto-deploy available on Google Cloud. Additionally, GitLab 8.16 improves its issue search and filter UI, and includes monitoring tool Prometheus and Slack-alternative Mattermost.

Q&A with Susan Fowler on Production-Ready Microservices

by Thomas Betts on  Jan 26, 2017

At the upcoming Microservices.com Practitioners Summit on Jan 31, Susan Fowler, an engineer at Stripe, will be presenting on topics from her book, Production Ready Microservices. InfoQ met with Fowler to discuss the technical, business and cultural challenges of successfully implementing a microservices architecture.

Chaperone - A Kafka Auditing Tool from the Uber Engineering Team

by Hrishikesh Barua on  Jan 26, 2017 2

The Uber Engineering team released their Kafka auditing tool called Chaperone as an open-source project. Chaperone allows for auditing and detection of data loss, latency, and duplication of messages in the multi-datacenter and high-volume Kafka setup at Uber.

Q&A with Matt Klein on Creating Envoy at Lyft

by Thomas Betts on  Jan 25, 2017

At the upcoming Microservices.com Practitioners Summit on Jan 31, Matt Klein, a senior software engineer at Lyft, will be presenting his work on Envoy, a Layer 7 communications bus used throughout Lyft’s service-oriented architecture. InfoQ met with Klein to discuss the benefits of creating a custom tool for Lyft’s networking needs, and how it could benefit other microservices architectures.

Tracks Announced & Registrations off to a Fast Start: QCon New York 2017 (June 26 - 30, 2017) Update

by Wesley Reisz on  Jan 24, 2017

The 6th 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 New York Marriott Marquis and has tickets on sale for $1840 through Feb 4th.

Amazon's Managed Container Service Adds Support for Docker on Windows

by Elton Stoneman on  Jan 24, 2017 1

Amazon is the first cloud provider to support Windows Docker containers in their managed container platform - the AWS EC2 Container Service. The new beta service for Windows has several restrictions, but it paves the way to running multi-platform solutions across a single cluster of container hosts.

StorageOS Aims to Improve Stateful Container Storage

by Hrishikesh Barua on  Jan 23, 2017 2

StorageOS aims to make container storage flexible by providing a single view of the underlying storage and exposing APIs for automation.

Docker 1.13 Released with Improved CLI, Compose-File Support for Swarm Mode, and Secrets API

by Daniel Bryant on  Jan 23, 2017 1

Docker Inc, has released version 1.13 of its open source Docker container engine project. This release includes significant restructuring of the Docker CLI, and the introduction of ‘clean-up’ commands to reclaim disk space. Alongside the launch of Docker 1.13, new releases of the supporting toolchain were also made, including: Docker Compose 1.10, Docker Machine 0.9.0, and Notary 0.4.3.

Bluepill is LinkedIn’s Open-Source Tool for iOS UI Testing at Scale

by Sergio De Simone on  Jan 21, 2017

LinkedIn’s Bluepill allows developers to run iOS UI tests using multiple simulators on a single machine, writes LinkedIn software engineer Keqiu Hu, and aims to provide tool stability and test scalability.

How 3rd Party Tools Nearly Killed Performance (and Culture) at Adidas

by Manuel Pais on  Jan 20, 2017

How the shoe and clothes giant manufacturer's IT tamed an out-of-control proliferation of third party tools in their global websites which was killing performance. Furthermore, this led to a blame culture setting in between business and IT. A new third party governance process focusing on performance data and user experience validation was key to stop the bleeding.

Pivotal Releases First Milestone of Next-Generation Spring Data Featuring Reactive Database Access

by Michael Redlich on  Jan 19, 2017

Pivotal recently released the first milestone of next-generation Spring Data projects featuring full support for Java 8 and Spring 5, and reactive database access for MongoDB, Apache Cassandra, and Redis.

QCon London 2017 in Full Gear: Talks from Jonas Bonér, Sachine Kulkarni & Martin Thompson

by Wesley Reisz on  Jan 17, 2017

With just under 50 days to go before QCon London 2017, tickets for the 11th annual technology conference hosted at the iconic Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center March 6-8 are moving quickly.

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