WSO2 introduces an integration agile approach to microservices

WSO2 announced the Summer 2018 release of its agile integration platform with a new approach to implementing microservices at WSO2Con US 2018 in San Francisco today. According to the company, while microservices are the software architecture of choice, agile development is being hindered by legacy technology. The Summer 2018 release aims to address this with … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Puppet’s funding round, LightStep’s new capabilities, and Databricks’ partnership

Puppet announces $42 million funding round Puppet has received new funding to help it grow its automation and DevOps business. The funding was led by Cisco along with EDBI, Kleiner Perkins, True Ventures, and VMware. “Our rapid growth and international expansion is a testament to the rising demand for DevOps transformation, software automation and the … continue reading

Progress Labs discusses blockchain, AR/VR, microapps projects

In development since the beginning of the year, three projects in the most innovative areas of technology were announced today by Progress Labs, the internal incubator at Progress. The work focuses on blockchain, augmented and virtual reality, and microapps. In the area of blockchain, Progress “has taken a stand. We want people building blockchain-based networks,” … continue reading

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Iterations are the currency of software innovation

In the modern economy, every business is a software business. Why?  Because companies have figured out that the easiest way to introduce innovation into a marketplace is with software, whose defining characteristic is that, well, it’s soft.  Instead of waiting months to make a change to some physical piece of equipment, software can be distributed … continue reading

Red Hat Summit reveals new cloud and microservice partnerships

Several new partnerships were announced this week at the annual Red Hat Summit in San Francisco designed to accelerate enterprise adoption of microservices, cloud and containers.    IBM and Red Hat announced a major expansion to their existing relationship designed to accelerate hybrid cloud adoption. This new partnership that will enable IBM and Red Hat … continue reading

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

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

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