News Category: Enterprise

Simulate the Internet with Flashback, a New WebDev Test Tool from LinkedIn

The internet is a harsh mistress. Sites go down, change without notice, or even just disappear entirely. The web — are you sitting down? — is not 100 percent reliable. This means that testing a project that has external dependencies, things can fail that aren’t even your bugs. What’s a software...
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CoreOS Tectonic Now Installs Kubernetes on OpenStack

CoreOS and OpenStack have a somewhat intertwined history, which is why it's somewhat surprising it took until today for CoreOS's Tectonic Kubernetes distribution to provide an installer that targets OpenStack cloud deployments. The founders of CoreOS originally worked at Rackspace, alongside the...
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The Goal of HP's Radical The Machine: Reshaping Computing Around Memory

...HPE's goal with The Machine is to build a large pool of persistent memory that application processors can just access. "We want all the warm and hot data to reside in a very large in-memory domain," Wheeler said. "At the software level, we are trying to eliminate a lot of the shuffling of data...
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The Peril in Counting Source Lines on an OSS Project

There seems to be a phase that OSS projects go through where as they mature and gain traction. As they do it becomes increasingly important for vendors to point to their contributions to credibly say they are the ‘xyz’ company. Heptio is one such vendor operating in the OSS space, and this isn’t...
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DevOps Embraces Security Measures to Build Safer Software

Survey finds that devops teams are automating security throughout the software development lifecycle to create better and safer code. It’s no secret that traditional development and operations teams view security controls as slow and cumbersome, and often look for ways to bypass the requirements in...
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How a Small Team Keeps Twitter’s Fail Whale at Bay

Ian Downes is engineering manager for the compute platform team at Twitter. His team of about 10 engineers and a few other staffers buoys a platform providing container infrastructure to much of the stateless services powering twitter.com and its advertising business. Downes spoke recently at ...
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Thou Shalt Not Depend on Me: Analysing the Use of Outdated JavaScript Libraries on the Web

Thou shalt not depend on me: analysing the use of outdated JavaScript libraries on the web Lauinger et al., NDSS 2017 Just based on the paper title alone, if you had to guess what the situation is with outdated JavaScript libraries on the web, you’d probably guess it was pretty bad. It turns out it...
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The Four Values of a DevOps Transformation

A successful devops transformation sees a change in organisational culture. These changes often come in the way of adoption of specific tools or practices. However, to change culture, you need something more fundamental than just the introduction of new tools, or pushing everyone into Scrum teams....
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The Cloud Native Application Lifecycle Difference: Continuous Change

Embracing cloud native applications means changing how we think about, develop, and deploy applications. This shift is not just technological. It impacts the structure of organizations, as teams align to common business outcomes. Analyst Steve O’Grady at Redmonk has a great explanation of cloud...
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DevOps Still Very Much a Work in Progress, Survey Suggests

DevOps is a great concept -- but many enterprises are still struggling to get out the starting gate with it. That's the key takeaway from a recent survey of 2,045 IT managers and professionals, released by Quali, an IT automation solutions provider. While most people in enterprises would say at...
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