This article discusses the significance of startup time in cloud-native computing, highlighting challenges for JVM-based apps. It introduces Liberty InstantOn, which boosts startup times using checkpoint/restore technology, offering fast startup without compromising Java capabilities or facing static compilation trade-offs.
Amazon recently announced the general availability of security analytics for OpenSearch Service. The new capability of the successor of ElasticSearch Service provides threat monitoring, detection, and alerting features to help manage security threats.
Peter Pilgrim discusses empathy in software development.
Mehrnoosh Sameki discusses approaches to responsible AI and demonstrates how open source and cloud integrated ML help data scientists and developers to understand and improve ML models better.
In this podcast the whole Culture & Methods editorial team plus Rebecca Parsons, CTO of Thoughtworks, explore the trends they see happening in the technology industry in 2023
The two biggest factors influencing organisational culture in early 2023 are the highly publicised and hugely disruptive layoffs across the tech industry and the emergence of Large Language Models such as ChatGPT.
Microsoft recently announced the preview of Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB vCore, a fully-managed MongoDB-compatible database service that provides developers with a familiar architecture for building modern applications with native Azure integrations and a low total cost of ownership.
GitLab has added customizable roles to its Ultimate subscription, enabling customers to define their roles, based on the current Guest role. The minimal viable change allows Ultimate users to add one additional permission to the Guest role, which grants users the ability to view code, known as Guest+1.
Microsoft has open sourced Semantic Kernel (SK), a lightweight SDK enabling the integration of large language models (LLMs) with conventional programs which can leverage prompt templating, vectorized memory, intelligent planning, and other capabilities.
At QCon London, Holly Cummins, Quarkus senior principal software engineer at RedHat, talked about how utilization and elasticity relate to sustainability. In addition, she introduced a range of practical zombie-hunting techniques, including absurdly simple automation, LightSwitchOps, and FinOps.
Adrian Cockcroft, tech advisor and former VP for sustainability architecture at Amazon, shared his vision at QCon London on sustainability commitments for cloud providers and the current challenges in determining their supply chain carbon footprint. Cockcroft advocated for a new real-time carbon footprint standard.
KubeEdge, a CNCF incubating project, recently met the Supply Chain Levels for Software Artifacts (SLSA) 3 compliance. SLSA 3 certifies the end-to-end security of KubeEdge's software supply chain process, ensuring that binary and container image artifacts are protected from malicious tampering.
At QCon London BBC shared the five enablement principles paving the road for their teams towards improved development and release processes. Steph Egan shared techniques, challenges and learnings from her team’s journey, with the major takeaway being that the principles have almost nothing to do with the tools themselves.
Alyssa Miller, chief information security officer of EpiqGlobal, presented at QCon London about the lessons learned from three major open-source security events, the Equifax breach via Struts, the Log4j vulnerabilities, and the Spring4Shell exploit.
Asking people how they feel about taking certain types of risks can give insight into the level of psychological safety and help uncover issues. Discussing the answers can strengthen the level of safety of more mature teams and help less mature teams to understand how they could improve.