Category: Devops

Devops started off as a new hype, but it has become the definition of how IT is managed in the cloud era. Developments and operations teams need to work closely together to get the best result possible for the business. Devops is here to stay.

Development

Software development is still growing rapidly. Despite that fact, there are still not enough developers available, the new cloud era has changed the way applications are build, run and managed. This new way of application development has unleashed a redevelopment of many older legacy business applications. A lot of companies are looking at their business processes and how to optimise them in the cloud era, and this usually means the development of new applications and tools.

For example, best-of-breed is becoming more and more popular, where different applications are being combined to get the best possible outcome. These different applications have to work together and developers have to setup Integration platforms like Mulesoft and Dell Boomi to streamline the data processes between applications.

Lowcode

Due to the shortage of developers there is a new emerging trend, called low-code. Low-code, together with no-code gives businesses the opportunity to build new applications based on an existing platform without writing any (no-code) or a lot less (low-code) code. Platforms like Mendix, Outsystems, Betty Blocks, but also Salesforce Lightning, are growing very rapidly.

Open-source

In the DevOps world, the use of open-source software is still rising. Many popular technologies are built in the open-source ecosystem and developed by hundreds or even thousands of developers all working at different companies. New technologies come out of the open-source world, or are donated to the open-source world by big IT vendors. A good example is Kubernetes.

‘GitHub Codespaces can be used for malware delivery’

‘GitHub Codespaces can be used for malware delivery’

Researchers warn that hackers can use GitHub Codespaces to host and deliver malware. According to a new report from Trend Micro, threat actors can abuse the port forwarding feature in GitHub Codespaces to host and distribute malware and malicious scripts. GitHub Codespaces became widely avai... Read more

date22 days ago
Microsoft releases fix to remediate faulty Windows Defender update

Microsoft releases fix to remediate faulty Windows Defender update

Microsoft has released scripts to fix an issue caused by a defective Windows Defender update issued on Friday, January 13. The scripts do not address all problems, however. The scripts are designed to help system administrators repair the damage done by the update, which created an "issue w... Read more

date23 days ago
Google brings Rust support to Chromium

Google brings Rust support to Chromium

The move aims to simplify development while delivering a safer browser experience. This week Google announced that the Chromium project is going to support third-party Rust libraries from C++ in Chromium. In fact, Google is actively pursuing adding a production Rust toolchain to their build syst... Read more

date26 days ago
Today marks the end of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Today marks the end of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Microsoft ceases support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 starting today. Users are advised to upgrade to Windows 11 or Windows 10. Today marks the end of Windows 7. Users will no longer receive security updates and technical support. According to StatCounter, Windows 7 powers 11 percent of all des... Read more

date29 days ago
GitHub simplifies code vulnerability scanning

GitHub simplifies code vulnerability scanning

With only a few clicks, developers can configure code scanning for a repository using the new default setup introduced by GitHub. Although GitHub's code scanning is powered by the CodeQL code analysis engine, which supports a wide range of languages and compilers, the new option is only availabl... Read more

date29 days ago
Researchers find DoS vulnerabilities in Rust Hyper

Researchers find DoS vulnerabilities in Rust Hyper

The JFrog Security Research team has discovered and disclosed multiple DoS (Denial of Service) vulnerabilities in popular Rust projects such as Axum, Salvo and conduit-hyper. In a recent blog post, JFrog says that all vulnerabilities stem from the same root cause, namely developers failing to se... Read more

date1 month ago
Microsoft warns of Windows Server 2012/R2 end-of-life

Microsoft warns of Windows Server 2012/R2 end-of-life

Microsoft issued another warning about Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2's reaching end-of-life status in October this year. The giant urges users to update to newer versions or Azure Virtual Machine instances. All support for Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 ceases on October 10. Though mainstream... Read more

date1 month ago
Progress acquires MarkLogic for €316 million

Progress acquires MarkLogic for €316 million

Progress Software acquired database provider MarkLogic for €316 million ($355 million). The acquisition should help Progress Software deliver a complete semantic data platform. The acquisition comes with MarkLogic's NoSQL database management system, which primarily focuses on data integration... Read more

date1 month ago
Ruby 3.2.0 includes a host of new features

Ruby 3.2.0 includes a host of new features

The new release features WebAssembly support, production-ready YJIT optimization and more. Ruby 3.2.0 was recently made available. The release includes major features like WASI-based WebAssembly support. As maintainer Yui Naruse explained in his release announcement, it's "an initial port of... Read more

date1 month ago
Malware hits PyTorch ML framework

Malware hits PyTorch ML framework

PyTorch was hit by a malware attack involving a spoofed version of the torchtriton package late last week. The malware is reportedly capable of stealing passwords and SHH keys from affected users. PyTorch is an open-source machine learning framework maintained by the Linux Foundation. The organi... Read more

date1 month ago
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