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DevSecOps: Embracing Automation | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #DevSecOps

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 22:30
While I am all for traditions like Thanksgiving turkey and Sunday afternoon football, holding onto traditions in your professional life can be career limiting. The awesome thing about careers in technology is that you constantly have to be on your front foot. Because when you’re not, someone, somewhere, will be and when you meet them, they’ll win. One tradition that has a limited lifespan at this moment is waterfall-native development and the security practices that go along with them. While the beginning of the end might have first been witnessed when Gene Kim and Josh Corman presented Security is Dead at RSA in 2012, we have more quantifiable evidence from the 2017 DevSecOps Community Survey. When asked about the maturity of DevOps practices in their organizations, 40% stated that maturity was improving, while 25% said that it was very mature across the organization or in specific pockets.

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Digital Transformation Driven by ITaaS | @CloudExpo #Cloud #ITaaS #DigitalTransformation

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 15:00
When executing an effective digital transformation strategy, management is tasked with placing the right workload into the most appropriate IT environment. This represents a shift from buying parts for self-assembly to composing services through self-serve consumption and pay-per-use models. Quite often this transition also leads to the adoption of software defined environments across the enterprise infrastructure.

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[session] #DevOps in Multi-Cloud | @CloudExpo @Cedexis #SDN #DataCenter

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 06:30
Enterprise architects are increasingly adopting multi-cloud strategies as they seek to utilize existing data center assets, leverage the advantages of cloud computing and avoid cloud vendor lock-in. This requires a globally aware traffic management strategy that can monitor infrastructure health across data centers and end-user experience globally, while responding to control changes and system specification at the speed of today’s DevOps teams. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Josh Gray, Chief Architect at Cedexis, will cover strategies for orchestrating global traffic achieving the highest-quality end-user experience while spanning multiple clouds and data centers and reacting at the velocity of modern development teams.

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What Is Regression Testing? | @DevOpsSummit @Stackify #SDLC #AI #DevOps

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 04:45
We talked a bit about the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) in a recent post, but today, we're going to dig a little deeper into one specific and crucial element in the testing phase, particularly for Agile development: regression testing. Regression testing refers to the process of testing a changed or updated computer program to make sure the older software features - which were previously developed and tested - still performs exactly as they did before. One way to think about software regression is to think about somebody who implements a new air conditioning system in their home only to find that while their new air conditioning system works as expected, the lights no longer work.

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Secrets of @CloudExpo Faculty | @ThingsExpo #IoT #DevOps #FinTech #AI

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 16:00
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors! In this blog post, I provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading these essential tips, please take a moment and watch this brief video from Sandy Carter.

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DevSecOps on Fire | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Serverless #AI #DevSecOps

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 04:30
In DevOps, those who can’t keep pace are often left behind. For many people leading DevOps initiatives over the past few years, this led to a painful choice of leaving security by the wayside. Many Waterfall-native approaches to security could not keep pace with their new DevOps-native requirements and they were shunned. Gene Kim and Josh Corman first sounded the death knell for security as we knew it during their 2012 RSA presentation, Security Is Dead. Long Live DevOps: IT at Ludicrous Speed. However, as with so many things in our world, necessity is the mother of invention. Leaving security out of the DevOps toolchain was not an option for some and unimaginable for others. Fast forward four years and things have changed dramatically. We are on the cusp of a new era of security that lives at ludicrous speed. Software-defined security is crossing the chasm into the mainstream.

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Is NoOps the End of DevOps? | @DevOpsSummit #NoOps #DevOps #SDN #AI

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 04:45
Automation, a key pillar of the DevOps movement, frees IT operations to focus on higher-levl work and collaborate with cross-functional teams. But what if your automation is so good that developers don’t need you anymore? Mike Gualtieri of Forrester Research coined the term NoOps in his controversial blog post “I don’t want DevOps. I want NoOps.” In the post, Gualtieri says, “NoOps means that application developers will never have to speak with an operations professional again.”

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Event Correlation and #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #AI #APM #Analytics

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 03:00
The purpose of event management and monitoring is to make sense of events, and while this may require some analytics and intelligence, the goal is an actionable alert — a meaningful notification that enables the right person to take the right control action. So, we may leverage predictive analytics as a form of artificial intelligence to achieve this goal, and we might even need to perform further analytics in order to get the information required to make a good decision. This right-to-left flow provides us with the knowledge and wisdom to make effective decisions, which is the basis for effective automation.

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TechTarget: @NewRelic's Scalable Systems #Monitoring | @CloudExpo #DevOps

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 17:00
Developers want to create better apps faster. Static clouds are giving way to scalable systems, with dynamic resource allocation and application monitoring. You won't hear that chant from users on any picket line, but helping developers to create better apps faster is the mission of Lee Atchison, principal cloud architect and advocate at New Relic Inc., based in San Francisco. His singular job is to understand and drive the industry in the areas of cloud architecture, microservices, scalability and availability. In a keynote presentation, he spoke to a standing-room-only crowd at New York's Cloud Expo about how highly available, highly scalable systems can help developers attain the goal of better apps faster.

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Twistlock to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | @TwistlockTeam #SDN #DevOps #Docker

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 13:45
SYS-CON Events announced today that Twistlock, the leading provider of cloud container security solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Twistlock is the industry's first enterprise security suite for container security. Twistlock's technology addresses risks on the host and within the application of the container, enabling enterprises to consistently enforce security policies, monitor and audit activity and identify and isolate threats in a container or cluster of containers.

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[session] Digital Cohesion | @CloudExpo @JuniperNetworks @BethGage #AI

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 00:30
The age of Digital Disruption is evolving into the next era – Digital Cohesion, an age in which applications securely self-assemble and deliver predictive services that continuously adapt to user behavior. Information from devices, sensors and applications around us will drive services seamlessly across mobile and fixed devices/infrastructure. This evolution is happening now in software defined services and secure networking. Four key drivers – Performance, Economics, Interoperability and Trust - will shape the way users, service providers and the industry creates the foundation for the next networking era.

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Top Continuous Integration Tools | @DevOpsSummit @Stackify #DevOps #AI #CD

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 00:00
Poorly managed development projects are bound to crash eventually. It's likely happened to you a dozen of times already. While writing code can be a lot of fun, managing code and dependencies can quickly become a maze of its own when you're dealing with the continuous growth of your codebase and feature branches. At Stackify, we aim to make the lives of developers easier (and less frazzling). One way to de-stress your work is with the aid of continuous integration tools.

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[video] @Docker and #Kubernetes | @CloudExpo @Rancher_Labs #DevOps #AI

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 04/15/2017 - 18:30
In his keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, discussed the technological advances and new business opportunities created by the rapid adoption of containers. With the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various open source technologies used to build private clouds, cloud computing has become an essential component of IT strategy. However, users continue to face challenges in implementing clouds, as older technologies evolve and newer ones like Docker containers gain prominence. He explored these challenges and how to address them, while considering how containers will influence the direction of cloud computing.

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How to Stop Your Developers from Jumping Ship | @DevOpsSummit #Agile #DevOps

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 17:00
We are experiencing a ‘crisis of engagement,’ according to a survey by management consultancy Gallup, with a staggering 87 percent of employees worldwide disengaged with their jobs. While there are many factors that can influence an employee’s contentment – from support to compensation to job security – a common grievance in software development is disempowerment, where talented individuals are feeling hampered by their working environment.

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How to Weave Lean Thinking into Your Release Management | @DevOpsSummit #Lean #Agile #DevOps

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 15:00
Businesses are being driven up against the wall by continual industry disruption. Many are fighting back by adopting Lean as a means to support business transformation. The aim is simple: create more value for customers with fewer resources. Lean thinking views the whole, not its parts. Then it identifies and eliminates waste across value streams. Here’s how you can implement Lean thinking to improve your enterprise release management,

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Protect your apps from cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks

One of the most common techniques for cross-site scripting attacks is injecting code into a web page. This code snippet shows you how to use escape sequences so that any injected code can't run.
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Big Data: The Unrecognized Driving Factor in Consumers’ Lives | @CloudExpo #IoT #M2M #BigData #Analytics

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 17:30
Big Data is literally everywhere, and consumers interact with it daily. However, it’s the marketers that recognize the value of such data and use it to perfect the customer experience. Consumers, on the other hand, are often oblivious to their contribution to the mass data that marketers and businesses use to design their products and services. They don’t realize that their phones actually ping location-based data to nearby retailers. Browsing history, social media shares, online transactions, subscriptions, and other online interactions also provide information that marketers use to know more about their consumers.

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Has the Internet of Things Transformed Your Business? | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #Sensors

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 17:00
Common items are becoming “smarter.” IoT is making an impact on businesses across the board, including commercial buildings, manufacturing, retail and events. You‘ve probably heard of the Internet of Things by now, and if you haven't, you might be surprised to discover it's likely already made an impact on your life. The Internet of Things, or IoT for short, refers to connecting everyday objects to the internet and allowing them to exchange data on their performance and the environment. By gaining the ability to communicate, common items you interact with every day are becoming "smarter." IoT is making an impact on businesses across the board, including commercial buildings, manufacturing, retail and events.

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Home Security Is Not Just #IoT | @CloudExpo #AI #M2M #DigitalTransformation

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 15:30
Cloud is a lot more pervasive than one may have imagined and in this article, we will focus on the various ways in which cloud technology is making home security systems robust and impenetrable. The term ‘Internet of Things’ gets thrown around quite a lot when we talk about cloud technology in domains outside of computer systems. But cloud technology in areas like home security is not merely about IoT. Cloud is a lot more pervasive than one may have imagined and in this article, we will focus on the various ways in which cloud technology is making home security systems robust and impenetrable.

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A Developer’s Perspective | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #APM #Monitoring

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 14:30
In the run up to our latest release of capabilities for developers, I sat down with David Yang, a senior engineer here at PagerDuty who’s seen our internal architecture evolve from a single monolithic codebase to dozens of microservices. He’s the technical lead for our Incident Management – People team, which owns the services that deliver alert notifications to all 8,000+ PagerDuty customers. We sat down and talked about life after switching to teams owning the operations of their services. Here are some observations about the benefits and drawbacks we’ve seen:

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