Weaveworks acquires Magalix to secure Kubernetes

Weaveworks acquired the policy-as-code startup Magalix to secure Kubernetes applications by integrating the solution into Weave GitOps.  “Enterprise customers have made it clear that trusted application delivery is critical to the success of their increasingly complex cloud native platforms,” said Alexis Richardson, the CEO of Weaveworks. “With the acquisition of Magalix, Weaveworks introduces customizable policies, … continue reading

Microsoft reveals 2022 roadmap for Java in VS Code

Microsoft released its roadmap for its planned updates for Java on Visual Studio Code and highlighted its most important improvements in 2021.  2021 saw substantial improvements on all extensions in the Extension Pack for Java including 1.0 release of Language Support for Java, a Gradle for Java extension release, a new and better getting started … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Harness community edition

The Harness CI/CD platform is now available through a free, source-available community edition. The company recently announced that it released the CD component of its platform as an open-source tool, whereas previously only the CI component had an open source version.  According to the company, Harness uses machine learning to determine deployment quality and can … continue reading

Linux Foundation announces new certification and courses in open source development

The Linux Foundation announced that it created three new training courses on the edX platform, which cover Linux, Git, and other open source development tools.  The courses can be taken individually or combined to earn a Professional Certificate in Open Source Software Development, Linux and Git. Open Source Software Development: Linux for Developers (LFD107x) covers … continue reading

SD Times news digest: White House Open Source Security Summit; Jetpack Window Manager release candidate; Google’s solution challenge 2022

Organizations such as the Linux Foundation, OpenSSF, Google, Akamai, and Red Hat attended a White House Summit meant to address supply chain security challenges following the recent log4j crisis.  “The open-source ecosystem will need to work together to further cybersecurity research, training, analysis, and remediation of defects found in critical open-source software projects. These plans … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: EVerest

The goal of the open-source project EVerest is to develop and maintain an open source software stack for EV charging infrastructure.  EVerest consists of a framework to configure several interchangeable modules which are coupled by MQTT with each other.  The EVerest stack is made out of loosely coupled modules that are orchestrated by the EVerest … continue reading

SD Times news digest: .NET Framework January 2022 update, Lucidworks announces new SaaS platform, YugaByte University expansion

Microsoft released the January 2022 Security and Quality Rollup Updates for .NET Framework. This security update addresses an issue where an unauthenticated attacker could cause a denial of service on an affected system. Other quality and reliability improvements include an AppContext Switch that can clean up connections on any kinds of failures even while running … continue reading

SD Times news digest: DevOps Institute announces event lineup for 2022 and new certifications; GitLab security releases; Analytics for in-app events

The DevOps Institute announced its lineup for 2022 events and webinars and plans for two new DevOps certifications.  The new certifications include DevOps Practitioner and DevOps Engineering Foundation. Also, SKILup Days, SKILup Hours, and SKILup Festival 2022: A Live DevOps Educational Experience will provide insights and education needed by DevOps professionals in a wide variety … continue reading

SD Times news digest: CNCF moves LitmusChaos to incubator; Firefox 96; CircleCI’s free plan

The CNCF Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) has voted to approve LitmusChaos’ move from the CNCF Sandbox to Incubation level.  LitmusChaos is an open-source chaos engineering platform that helps teams identify weaknesses and potential outages in infrastructures by inducing chaos tests in a controlled way.  “The CNCF ecosystem has helped us build a strong and vibrant … continue reading

SD Times news digest: DataKitchen announces new DevOps training; Zluri series A; Upland Software acquires Objectif Lune

DataOps company DataKitchen announced the launch of its new DataOps Training and Certification program which educates data professionals on the “why, what, and how” of DataOps and prepares them to lead DataOps change within their own organizations. The 2.5 hour course covers the fundamentals of DataOps including Production Pipelines, Development Pipelines, Environment Pipelines, and Implementation.  … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: BumbleBee

BumbleBee simplifies building extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) tools and allows users to package, distribute, and run them anywhere.  eBPF provides Linux kernels the extensibility to enable developers to program the Linux kernel to quickly build intelligent or feature-rich functions based on their business needs. BumbleBee brings a Docker-like experience for eBPF, and through simple … continue reading

2021 Year in Review: Microsoft

This year, Microsoft went all in on open-source and security and launched a plethora of new solutions aimed at bettering the lives of developers working remotely and on-premises.  Microsoft launched its flagship Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6. in November. .NET 6 is a follow-up to the notable .NET 5, which merged .NET Framework and … continue reading

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