News Category: DevOps

Maximizing Value from Open Source Testing Frameworks

Open source-based testing acceleration is a new use case in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Software Test Automation, which is Gartner’s recognition that QA teams are increasingly using open source tools and frameworks. It has become evident that no industry is immune to market disruption,...
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Kubernetes and CNI: What’s Next — Making It Easier to Write Networking Plugins

Linux containers have changed the way we think about application architecture and the speed at which we can deliver on business requirements. They provide consistency and portability across environments and allow developers to focus on application innovation rather than underlying execution details...
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Red Hat Introduces Kubernetes Operators Software Development Toolkit

At Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, Red Hat introduced Kubernetes Operators to the Red Hat OpenShift ecosystem. This provides an easy path for independent software vendors (ISVs) to deliver tested and validated Kubernetes applications on OpenShift. Red Hat picked up Kubernetes Operators as part of...
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Kubernetes and Microservices: A Developers’ Movement to Make the Web Faster, Stable, and More Open

As web development has evolved, there has been a tendency to develop “monolithic” applications — that is, software that contains most or all parts of the code for a given company or service. Over time, those code bases have grown to massive sizes and become hugely complex, which has led to a wide...
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A Test of Knowledge

Software testing is a form of learning. A set of tests can be considered a set of questions. The most obvious question a unit test poses is “Does the code pass?” to which there are two simple answers: yes or no. A test allows us to move from belief to knowledge — for example, to move from merely...
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Achieve Resilient Cloud Applications Through Managed DNS

As the pace and complexity of application development and delivery have increased, the role of DNS has changed considerably. Originally, DNS was a simple on-premises location service for matching IP addresses to correct hostnames. As applications have moved from local data centers to the public...
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Manual Work Is a Bug: Always Be Automating

Let me tell you about two systems administrators I know. Both were overloaded, busy IT engineers. Both had many repetitive tasks to do. Both wanted to automate these tasks. After observing these two people for a year, I noticed that one made a lot of progress, while the other one didn't. It wasn't...
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Data Protection for Containers: Part I, Backup

 How do you ensure data is properly backed up and recoverable according to current policies on a Kubernetes cluster? Traditional agent-based backup software won’t work natively with a container orchestrator such as Kubernetes. A Persistent Volume (PV) may be attached to any host at any given time...
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OpenTracing: Distributed Tracing’s Emerging Industry Standard

What was traditionally known as just Monitoring has clearly been going through a renaissance over the last few years. The industry as a whole is finally moving away from having Monitoring and Logging silos – something we’ve been doing and “preaching” for years – and the term Observability emerged...
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Building A Custom Brigade Gateway in 5 Minutes

Brigade gateways trigger new events in the Brigade system. While the included GitHub and container registry hooks are useful, the Brigade system is designed to make it easy for you to build your own. In this post, I show the quickest way to create a Brigade gateway using Node.js. How quick? We...
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