Crossover acquires Engine Yard, Twistlock announces new funding, and Cisco Jasper Control Center for Mobile Enterprise — SD Times news digest: April 25, 2017

The cloud-based Ruby development team management provider Crossover is planning to develop a full-stack Ruby on Rails platform with the help of Engine Yard. Crossover announced it is acquiring the Ruby on Rails cloud platform and support provider. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Engine Yard has a decade of deep Ruby experience at … continue reading

DockerCon: Docker plans to modernize traditional legacy apps

With containers and microservices on the rise, many companies are trying to figure out the best possible way to modernize their legacy apps. Docker announced a new program, the Modernize Traditional Applications program, that will accelerate the time it takes to transform traditional apps to modern apps without having to modify its app source code, … continue reading

Oracle to acquire Wercker, SnapLogic’s machine learning tech, and NodeSource N|Solid for Alpine Linux — SD Times news digest: April 18, 2017

Oracle has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the continuous integration platform provider Wercker. Wercker enables organizations and development teams to reach CI and continuous delivery goals with microservices and Docker with its container-centric and cloud-native automation platform. According to Oracle, with Wercker the company can continue its mission of democratizing developer tooling for … continue reading

DockerCon: Docker announces two new collaborative open-source container projects

Docker wants containers to be the building blocks of interchangeable platforms. The company announced two new open-source projects, the LinuxKit and the Moby Project, at day two of its DockerCon conference in Austin, Texas. The LinuxKit is a container-native toolkit based on containerd for assembling and distributing a custom operating system or adapting an existing … continue reading

ElectricFlow 7.2 released, ASF’s projects used in the Panama Papers investigation, and Android Studio 2.4 Preview 6 — SD Times news digest: April 17, 2017

Electric Cloud is bringing built-in container and microservices support in the latest release of its DevOps release automation solution. ElectricFlow 7.2 focuses on improving speed, efficiency and flexibility. It includes more distribution options for users, and support for modern container technologies and microservices architecture. Newly added support includes Docker, Kubernetes, Amazon Container Service (ECS), Google … continue reading

Namespaces: A key to container security

Everyone is talking about containers these days, but what do containers actually mean for software development? There are many different pieces involved to put a successful containerized application together. SD Times caught up with Liz Rice, technology evangelist for container security specialist Aqua Security, to talk about a very important piece: Namespaces. Rice will be … continue reading

Zephyr’s new quality management platform, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.5 and Bitbucket Cloud’s navigation experience — SD Times news digest: April 13, 2017

Zephyr is bringing more control, customization and usability to developers. The company announced a new quality management platform that enables test management and automation, as well as provides a rich set of analytics. The platform is built on a microservices architecture, and is powered by HTML5/Angular JS 2 for a user friendly experience. “Zephyr’s goal … continue reading

Rancher Labs releases RancherOS, VMware’s intent to acquire Wavefront, and OpenBSD 6.1 — SD Times news digest: April 12, 2017

Rancher Labs has announced the general availability of RancherOS. RancherOS is the company’s simplified Linux distribution for containers. It is designed to make it easier to run containers at scale in development, test, and production. Key features include a minimalist OS, automatic configuration, simple setup, reduced footprint, and extensive platform support. “RancherOS is a minimalist … continue reading

Deis joins Microsoft, TypeScript 2.3 RC, Slack’s new message menus — SD Times news digest: April 11, 2017

Microsoft is getting deeper into containers with the acquisition of Deis, a Kubernetes company. Deis provides an open-source software solution designed to make Kubernetes easier to use. As part of the acquisition, Deis will continue its mission to make container technology simpler and continue to contribute to Workflow, Helm and Steward in order to maintain … continue reading

The Battery Open-Source Software Index, Acquia Cloud CD, and Skytap Container Management — SD Times news digest: April 10, 2017

Battery Ventures released a new index to rank open-source projects according to their user activity, popularity, ability to create jobs, and traction among developers. The Battery Open-Source Software (BOSS) Index can also be used to offer insights into key open-source software trends. According to Battery Ventures, there are some well-known names on the list, like … continue reading

Analyst View: The IoT: It’s a question of scope

I believe there is a part of the rich history of software development that will be a guiding light, and will support creation of the software that will run the Internet of Things (IoT). It’s all a question of scope. Figure 1 is a six-layer architecture, showing what I consider to be key functional and … continue reading

Docker’s containerd comes to CNCF, Google’s Android Studio, and Kubernetes 1.6 — SD Times news digest: March 29, 2017

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s (CNCF) Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) has officially welcomed Docker’s core container runtime, containerd. Containerd has been accepted as an incubating project alongside projects like Kubernetes, gRPC, and more. Docker’s acceptance into the CNCF comes three months after Docker announced its intent to contribute to the project, according to the CNCF. … continue reading

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