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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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6 Hot Internet of Things (IoT) Security Technologies

 Last October, Internet service provider Dyn came under an attack that disrupted access to popular websites. The cybercriminals who initiated the attack managed to commandeer a large number of internet-connected devices (mostly DVRs and cameras) to serve as their helpers. As a result, cybersecurity...
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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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How to Deploy Kubernetes on the Raspberry Pi

When I became interested in ARM devices, and in the Raspberry Pi in particular, my first project was an OpenVPN server. By having the Raspberry Pi as a secure gateway to my home network, I could use my phone to control my desktop and remotely play Spotify, open documents, and a bunch of other fun...
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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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Lack of diversity may be stunting projects' growth potential, said Mozilla's Katharina Borchert at Open Source Leadership Summit.

Diversity Makes Projects More Successful

Open source projects are by their nature intended to be welcoming, pulling in contributions from many different volunteers. But in reality, open source and the tech industry in general often lack diversity. Speaking at the Open Source Leadership Summit in February, Mozilla’s Chief Innovation...
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CoreOS Donates its rkt Container Technology to CNCF

At the same time that Docker offered to donate its containerd technology to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), CoreOS did the same with its competing rkt. Containerd (pronounced “container dee”) and rkt (say “rocket”) are both container runtime facilities, managing container images, a...
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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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