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  • Infrastructure as a Code—Why Drift Management Is Not Enough

    The reality is that configuration drift will remain unavoidable for the foreseeable future. An EaaS solution, coupled with an IaC platform and good change management policies will help you prevent drift and shorten your development cycles.

  • How Open Source is Contributing to Your Team’s Development: What Leaders Should Know

    Today’s open source landscape plays a critical role in the developer journey and in business as well. This piece examines common barriers to contribution, how businesses benefit from open source, and what it may look like for businesses to help prioritize open source contribution among their employees.

  • Managing Kubernetes Secrets with the External Secrets Operator

    Kubernetes doesn’t yet have the capabilities to manage the lifecycle of secrets, so sometimes we need external systems to manage this sensitive information. Once the amount of secret information we need to manage increases, we may need additional tools to simplify and better manage the process. In this article, we’ll take a detailed look at one of these tools, the External Secrets Operator.

  • Mobile Video-Conferencing Using Jitsi

    In this article, we will look at alternatives for providing video meetings on mobile devices. We take Jitsi as a popular open source option, which provides Jitsi Meet, an ad-hoc video meetings service, and JaaS, a service platform for developers. Looking at user engagement data, we see there’s no "one size fits all" solution.

  • Discovering the Versatility of OpenEBS

    OpenEBS provides storage for stateful applications running on Kubernetes, including dynamic local persistent volumes or replicated volumes using various "data engines". OpenEBS can address a wide range of applications, from casual testing and experimentation to high-performance production workloads

  • Gatling vs JMeter - What to Use for Performance Testing

    A performance tool with a graphical interface will probably be easier to use at the beginning, but the idea of a performance test as code is the future. Tests are readable and much easier to maintain. Many people are skeptical about Gatling because it requires learning a new programming language - Scala. However, Java is supported with the release of Gatling 3.7.

  • Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon London & Plus 2022

    The 2022 QCon London and QCon Plus tracks featured in-depth technical talks from senior software practitioners covering developer enablement, resilient architectures, modern Java, Machine Learning, WebAssembley, modern data pipelines, the emerging Staff-Plus engineer path, and more.

  • Building Neural Networks with TensorFlow.NET

    TensorFlow is an open-source framework developed by Google scientists and engineers for numerical computing. TensorFlow.NET is a library that provides a .NET Standard binding for TensorFlow. In this article, the author explains how to use Tensorflow.NET to build a neural network.

  • The Parity Problem: Ensuring Mobile Apps are Secure across Platforms

    The problem of security parity is a big one, but it’s part of a larger problem: a general lack of security in mobile apps. By embracing automation for security implementation to the same or greater degree than it has been adopted for feature development, developers can ensure that every app they release for every platform will be protected from hackers, fraudsters, and cybercriminals.

  • API Friction Complicates Hunting for Cloud Vulnerabilities. SQL Makes it Simple

    APIs can tell you everything about your cloud infrastructure, but they're hard to use and work in different ways. What if you could write simple SQL queries that call APIs for you and put results into a database? Steampipe, an open-source project that maps APIs to Postgres foreign tables, makes that dream come true. It's hard enough to reason over data. Acquiring it should be easy, and now it is.

  • Kafka Streams and Quarkus: Real-Time Processing Events

    Consuming Kafka messages is simple; you get them as long as they are produced, but nothing more. But if you need real-time processing of the data (filtering, joining, or manipulating events), just using the Kafka-consuming API might not be the best approach as the resulting code becomes complex. Kafka Streams and Quarkus are the perfect matches to start processing Kafka events in real-time.

  • It’s Time to Start Growing No-Code Developers

    It’s time to start training and promoting people to be “business application no-code developers.” Why? Because everyone who manages a system is now a “developer,” whether they were trained that way or not. And if you don’t do this, your company will run into insurmountable problems when scaling its systems. Read this advice from a CTO on how your org can catch up.

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