Pulumi emerges from stealth with cloud development platform

Pulumi Corporation is giving developers and DevOps teams a new way to get their code to the cloud. The company emerged from stealth mode today with an open-source cloud development platform for cloud-native apps using containers, serverless functions, APIs and infrastructure. “All developers are now cloud developers. The cloud delivers enormous capabilities; however, creating modern … continue reading

SD Times news digest: N|Solid 3.2, Microsoft Azure Databricks, Project Natick and SmartBear SoapUI Pro 2.4

NodeSource has announced the release of its platform for managing, securing and analyzing mission-critical Node.js apps. N|Solid 3.2 features new diagnostic functionality and an improved UI for monitoring and managing large-scale Node.js deployments. “As our customer base has grown along with the Node.js ecosystem, we saw the need for more powerful monitoring and management functionality … continue reading

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

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Red Hat strengthens its serverless portfolio with the addition of OpenShift Cloud Functions

Red Hat believes there is a better way of providing developers with an application development stack for hybrid cloud. The company announced a developer preview of OpenShift Cloud Functions at its Red Hat Summit in San Francisco today. OpenShift Cloud Functions is a serverless tool that is based on Apache OpenWhisk. It will allow customers … continue reading

Innovative tools showcased at Microsoft Build conference

Several new and updated tools showcased at Microsoft’s Build developer conference in Seattle revealed how partners are following the trends toward AI, new software architectures and modernization. Here is a look at their news announcements: Progress announces Conversational UI for chatbot apps Progress today announced the May 16 availability Conversational UI, a set of controls … 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

Serverless technology is bringing CMS out of the past, says Scrivito

The world is shifting to the cloud, but web content management systems (CMS) are still stuck in the past. Even the easy WYSIWG editors are limited in features. Developers are forced to constantly fill out form fields, preview their work, and regularly patch CMS installations. In an age where organizations are trying to innovate to … continue reading

Industry Watch: Of serverless, backendless and codeless

Serverless technology is being called the next generation of the cloud. The first layer abstracted organizations from their physical servers. (Serverless, like cloud, of course, doesn’t literally mean ‘no server;’ it simply means not YOUR servers!) In its simplest terms, serverless is about developers writing code as a function, which the cloud provider then hosts … continue reading

Serverless and mobile development: Ready for primetime?

Have you ever tried to read a complicated article with music on? Or turned your coffee machine on and completely failed to return to it when it was finished dripping? You might be confronting our most human of frailties: the fact that our brains just can’t keep track of a whole lot of information at … continue reading

Three cloud PaaS trends to watch in a serverless world

The future may be serverless, but for now, commoditized infrastructure is making platform-as-a-service increasingly attractive for startups, enterprises and developer shops. Led by Amazon and Microsoft, vendors such as Salesforce, Google and Oracle are pitching platforms for every development style, architecture, language and use case. And cloud-native programming is even attractive on-premises: a desire for … continue reading

The future of HashiCorp

Mitchell Hashimoto has been writing software since he was 12 years old. Since he cofounded HashiCorp in 2012, however, he’s been focused on automation software, such as that created by his company. HashiCorp now offers a host of products to automate the software development life cycle, and those products do everything from managing security between … continue reading

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