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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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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Avoid Complex Infrastructure When Building Simple Things

3 suggestions on how to stay simple and avoid complexity. “You don’t understand — as soon as I install consul, set up service discovery for my microservices, build my own containerized continuous integration pipeline to build my code from source using my custom language-specific Dockerfile and set...
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ARM Antes Up For An HPC Software Stack

The HPC community is trying to solve the critical compute challenges of next generation high performance computing and ARM considers itself well-positioned to act as a catalyst in this regard. Applications like machine learning and scientific computing are driving demands for orders of magnitude...
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