Survey finds frequent critical vulnerabilities in serverless open-source applications

Open-source libraries reliant on serverless architecture frequently skimp on essential security measures, according to serverless security runtime environment provider PureSec’s Ten Most Critical Security Risks in Serverless Architectures 2018 report. The analysis found critical vulnerabilities or misconfigurations that “could allow attackers to manipulate the application and perform various malicious actions” in 21 percent of 1,000 … continue reading

Dated monolithic architectures are killing future IT opportunities

Despite the rapid advances in technology, it seems many enterprises are still stuck in the past in terms of system architecture. André Christ, CEO and co-founder of SaaS company LeanIX, finds too many enterprises are continuing to use older architectures rather than upgrading to newer systems. This is starting to pose a problem as machine … continue reading

IBM introduces Microclimate to streamline the development of cloud-native apps

IBM has revealed Microclimate, a development environment designed to simplify the process of app development in cloud environments. It aims to provide a flexible, end-to-end framework for all stages of the app development process. “As a developer, you have so many choices that a new challenge has been created: How do you take full advantage … continue reading

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NGINX strengthens microservices capabilities in new release

NGINX has announced a new release of its Application Platform with major improvements and new capabilities. The NGINX Application Platform is the company’s integrated software development suite designed to simplify the adoption and deployment of microservices. In addition, the company announced the general availability of two new products: NGINX Unit and NGINX Controller. The new … continue reading

CNCF votes to accept messaging technology NATS as an incubation project

A Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) committee has voted to accept the open-source project NATS as an incubation project. NATS is messaging system designed for cloud-native apps, IoT messaging and microservices. The project was created by Derek Collison, CEO of Synadia Communications, because he believed there was a need in the industry for a simple … continue reading

Parasoft looks to simplify microservice testing with new releases

Parasoft has released new versions of its automated software testing solutions for microservices, which include Parasoft SOAtest and Parasoft Virtualize. The company also announced new improvements to its continuous testing platform to meet the needs of microservices. “Microservices enable the speed and flexibility required to support many of today’s agile development projects – but without … continue reading

APIs keep businesses in the game

APIs are the basis of modern software development, according to Abhinav Asthana, founder and CEO of Postman. “APIs define how data and services are shared, updated and managed across millions of programs, apps and companies.” “API management refers to a portfolio of tools used to create, secure, monitor and govern the application programming interfaces (APIs) … continue reading

AT&T embarks on a microservices journey

AT&T has announced plans to transform its traditional business apps with the help of microservices. The company’s technology development organization president Pam Parisian explained in order to keep up with ever-evolving technology, AT&T must find ways to deliver new functions and upgrades faster, at scale while reducing costs. “We’re helping push our industry forward to … continue reading

Analyst Watch: From monoliths to microservices

Once organizations and their development teams have mastered agile and DevOps, the next step is to look at what software architecture is the best fit for DevOps. DevOps introduces automation into operations with continuous delivery. However, the benefits of rapid change in production can only be realized if it is possible to make these changes … continue reading

Instana Joins OpenTracing Specification Council

Instana, the leader in APM solutions for monitoring dynamic containerized microservice applications, today announced the company has become a named member of the OpenTracing Specifications Committee, after many years as a contributor in the OpenTracing community. Furthering their dedication to the diversity of cloud, container and microservice technologies, the company also announced their Silver Membership at the … continue reading

The Twelve-Factor app methodology sets guidelines for modern apps

The Twelve-Factor app is a methodology for apps that use declarative formats, have a clean contract, are suitable for modern cloud platforms, minimize divergence, and can scale up without significant changes. According to IBM’s Daniel Berg, the 12 factors are directly related to the same principles for developing apps with the microservices architecture. The Twelve-Factor … continue reading

The difference between a miniservice and a microservice

An easier way to approach microservices is through the notion of miniservices, according to Ross Garrett, technology evangelist at Cloud Elements. A miniservice takes the pragmatic approach to microservices, but enables users to take a simpler integration technique between services without having to learn new integration patterns. “The purist notion of a microservice follows a … continue reading

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