IBM announces new microservice builder solution

IBM is expanding its portfolio of developer tools to include microservices. The company announced the new Microservices Builder designed to help developers create, deploy and manage apps built with microservices. “Microservice Builder gives developers the foundation they need to build applications using a full microservices-based architecture and the flexibility they want to deploy these applications … continue reading

codeanywhere

Codeanywhere acquires Codebender, CA’s microservices update, Android Market and Syncfusion’s new offering — SD Times news digest: June 21, 2017

Codeanywhere, a toolset provider for web development, announced its first acquisition this week. The company is acquiring Codebender, the Arduino playground. According to Codeanywhere, the acquisition will help accelerate its roadmap to introduce more developer tools that allow developers to develop anywhere, anytime and with anyone. “Giving Codebender a home in Codeanywhere was a no-brainer … continue reading

The Python programming language grows in popularity

The Python programming language has come a long way since it was first released in 1991. Today, it is quickly becoming a first-class enterprise language used in production. “Python has been extensively used in the industry for anything from building Raspberry Pi applications to configuration servers and using a scripting language for large scale applications,” … continue reading

CircleCI

CircleCI takes on modern development workflows

CircleCI, a continuous integration and delivery platform provider, is embracing microservices and service oriented architectures in its latest release. The company announced a new Workflows feature as part of its CircleCI 2.0 release. CircleCI 2.0 is the company’s recent build execution release that supports the latest updates around Docker and software architectures. It provides faster … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Eclipse MicroProfile optimizes Java EE

Java EE developers are now experimenting with microservices and they need a coherent way to optimize their development efforts. Over the years, Java EE has supported distributed application architectures based on RMI/IIOP, Web Services and REST. The Eclipse MicroProfile project is the next step in that evolution because it optimizes enterprise Java for a microservices … continue reading

Google, IBM and Lyft announce new open-source project for microservices: Istio

Google, IBM and Lyft are merging some of their learned best practices around microservices to create a new open-source project called Istio. Istio was developed to connect, manage and secure microservices. The goal of the project is to tackle challenges around resilience, visibility, and security. Istio is a Layer 7 traffic monitoring and control network … continue reading

Top 10 considerations when planning Docker-based microservices

Replacing monolithic apps — or building greenfield ones — with microservices is a growing consideration for development teams that want to increase their agility, iterate faster and move at the speed of the market. By providing greater autonomy amongst different teams, allowing them to work in parallel accomplishing more in less time, microservices offer code … continue reading

SignalFx release features new alerting capabilities for cloud operations teams

Being able to catch issues in advance becomes important when switching to a modern architecture like containers or microservices, but without the right alerting or monitoring features, traditional architecture companies are unable to effectively identify trends in their data. With SignalFx’s new set of capabilities around alerting, the company gives these companies sophisticated analytics so … continue reading

The next big cloud migration: Software development

Nearly every company today embraces cloud. According to the 2017 State of the Cloud Survey by Right Scale, 95 percent of organizations use cloud in some fashion. Cloud market is growing so rapidly that, according to Forrester, revenue from public cloud platforms, business services, and SaaS will grow 22 percent annually, reaching $236 billion by 2020!  Evidently, cloud is the future, if not … continue reading

Architectural considerations for building apps in the cloud

Organizations are looking for ways to gain an advantage with data, now more than ever. One strategy pertains to application architecture, especially in relation to the cloud. Historically, IT professionals have seen the cloud as a different science from data center deployments, but from an application development and deployment standpoint, the distinction is less clear. … continue reading

Apache Kafka

Confluent’s annual Apache Kafka report, Gemalto finalizes 3M product acquisition, and ASCI’s ActiveBatch Extension for Hadoop — SD Times news digest: May 5, 2017

Confluent shared its second annual Apache Kafka report this week, which demonstrates a surge in the use of Kafka. The survey also reveals that companies are implementing Kafka for “more accurate and faster decision making, reduced operating costs, improved customer experiences, and reduced risks,” according to the survey. “The results from this year’s Apache Kafka … continue reading

The truth about microservices

The buzz around microservices, according to a quote cited by Red Hat’s senior manager John Frizelle, is much like teen dating. You don’t know what you’re getting into, but you know you want to do it anyway. Microservices and the requisite architecture offer many benefits to organizations in terms of application flexibility and maintenance. But … continue reading

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