Containers explained

Containers are packages of services that can hold anything from a single function, such as a microservice, to a full application logic, data and runtime. Containers help in modern application composition by enabling certain functions to be taken from one environment, such as development, to another, such as production. This pluggable architecture gives IT organizations the ability to remove a piece of the application for updating and feature remediation without having to take down the entire application.

As more, smaller packages are created for containers, issues of container management and security arise. A range of tools exist to help in those tasks, with Kubernetes becoming the most popular container management system.

IBM launches guide for contributing to open source cloud projects

Today, IBM released the Open Source Cloud Guide which highlights various use cases that are important in hybrid cloud environments and features the important open-source projects in those areas.  The guide offers an overview of the concept or use case, an explanation of a traditional solution to achieve it, key open-source projects, and a highlight … continue reading

Google Cloud announces managed continuous delivery service

Google today announced Google Cloud Deploy, a managed, opinionated continuous delivery service that makes continuous delivery to GKE easier, faster, and more reliable.  Deploying container image artifacts into various environments remains a difficult task to many, and there are still no agreed-upon best practices.  “Google Cloud Deploy is the product of discussions with more than … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apple resolves class-action suit from US developers regarding App Store, Qt Creator 5.0 released, Phoenix Framework 1.6.0 first release candidate

Apple announced new changes to the App Store that will resolve a class-action lawsuit from US developers. The agreement clarifies that developers can share purchase options with users outside of their iOS app; expands the price points developers can offer for subscriptions, in-app purchases, and paid apps; and establishes a new fund to assist qualifying … continue reading

HCL announces cloud-native platform for building solutions

HCL Software has made its DevOps product portfolio cloud-ready, and has introduced HCL SoFy, a cloud-native platform for creating tool solutions, and HCL Now, a cloud-native-as-a-service offering. The work is the result of a major investment HCL made across its entire product portfolio to modernize its solutions for the cloud, according to Alex Mulholland, chief … continue reading

Kubernetes by Example

Red Hat to teach Kubernetes by Example

In an effort to bring Kubernetes to more users, Red Hat is providing free online Kubernetes-focused tutorials. The company announced improvements to its Kubernetes by Example site at its Red Hat Summit today. In addition to tutorials, the company will provide news, community interaction and a hands-on approach to learning.  “Safe to say, Kubernetes plays … continue reading

AWS App Runner diagram

AWS launches containerized web application solution App Runner

Amazon Web Services is making its fully managed container application service generally available this week. AWS App Runner is designed to help developers easily and rapidly develop, deploy and run containerized web applications and APIs by handling all the operational aspects such as provisioning, scaling and managing container orchestration, load balancing and CI/CD pipelines.  According … continue reading

Red Hat announced Developer Sandbox and new solutions to help get started with Kubernetes

Red Hat unveiled its Developer Sandbox for Red Hat OpenShift to make it easier for developers to get started with building Kubernetes-based applications using the same infrastructure and tools that they run in their application environments.  The new solution provides a private OpenShift environment in a shared, multi-tenant cluster that is pre-configured with a set … continue reading

The evolution and future of cloud-native security

With the acquisition of my company, StackRox, by cloud-native technology vendor Red Hat, it seems like a good time to reflect on the state of cloud-native security.  Security in the cloud has been my life for the past five years, and it’s changed very quickly as new cloud-native platforms have taken over the industry.  We’ve … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Lightrun’s free Java debugger, Veracode Technology Alliance Program, and Logi Analytics Acquired by insightsoftware

Lightrun announced the release of a free, self-service version of its debugging solution for developers.  With Lightrun Cloud, users can troubleshoot production applications live from within the IntelliJ IDE and debug modern application architectures like containers, microservices and serverless. “Distributed frameworks are the cornerstone of the most interesting cloud-native development use cases today, but all … continue reading

SD Times news digest: The GitHub Container Registry, AWS Bottlerocket, and Postman’s web client for API development

GitHub has introduced a new container registry to improve how it handles containers within packages. The registry is available as a public beta, and will enable users to enforce better access policies, encourage the usage of standard base images, and promote innersourcing.  “While GitHub Packages already gives teams greater traceability of their software supply chain, … continue reading

Google announces a cloud app modernization program and new development and delivery updates

As part of it’s app modernization week, Google announced a number of new updates to help organizations get started with their digital transformations and to streamline application development and delivery.  The Google Cloud App Modernization Program The Google App Modernization Program (Google CAMP) was formed to offer advice on how organizations can start their journeys … continue reading

Open-source container image registry Harbor reaches 2.0 milestone

The Open Container Initiative (OCI) has announced the general availability of Harbor 2.0. The latest release makes it the first OCI-compliant open-source registry capable of storing cloud-native artifacts such as container images, Helm charts, OPAs, and Singularity. In addition, it enables pulling, pushing, deleting, tagging replicating and scanning artifacts. “Although Harbor is now OCI-compliant, existing … continue reading

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