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How a service mesh helps you build reliable applications

Monolithic applications and workloads have become a thing of the past. Today, most organizations are either running microservices-based workloads in production or at the very least experimenting with it. There are numerous benefits of a distributed architecture. Organizations can now deliver software faster, migrate easily, and enjoy the benefits...

What is AWS Copilot and how developers benefit from it

Producing software applications from idea to production involves a lot of steps. Your mind needs to wire every process together from the initial design to actually monitoring your application in production. Developers need to understand so many aspects nowadays, they heavily rely or even completely depend on other teams...

Key aspects of observability and how your business can benefit from it

It's not an exaggeration that nearly every company moves their applications to the cloud. Experts at those companies agree that you can only reap the benefits of cloud technology with modern architectures. Use cloud native technologies as much as possible. Soon, the number of applications and/or services reaches a...

Lift up your source code quality with Sonatype Lift!

High quality software applications are critically important for every business which is IT driven. Software developers are facing good times since they are high in demand. In return organizations which practice CI/CD and DevOps also expect a lot from them. Every now and then they raise the bar to...

The missing link in IT management; product design time configuration management

Chances that all elements of a digital product are designed by a single team are probably slim. You better know your product composition at design time and understand the related producer/consumer relations to be in control of your product and manage your value streams. Introduction In a previous article, I recognized...

Challenges and solutions to shift application security left

With DevSecOps on the rise, security efforts become developer-driven instead of an afterthought you would think of after deploying an application to production. Shifting security left becomes the norm. Before this is a reality in organizations, there are a number of challenges to overcome. In this article we will...

Azure Hybrid Cloud as a stepping stone to the public Cloud

Many organizations already embraced public cloud and only that as their target platform for the software applications they create. Despite this, there are a lot of other organizations which are not there yet. Perhaps they have a lot of legacy applications to refactor or they choose a different path:...

Gitlab 14 – what’s new and improved

In today's DevOps-dominated world, robust CI/CD pipelines are critical for every stage in your Software Delivery pipeline. The right tools for your developer teams are essential to make this happen. A lot of companies use Gitlab to streamline their DevOps operations. About a year ago, I highlighted the most...

What is continuous testing and why does it matter?

Modern DevOps teams employ professionals which master multiple skills. Strong software development skills are one of the most important. Your team members also need to have a security mindset. And last but not least, they need to master different testing skills. Finding and fixing an issue early on in...

Same-day Terraform support for EC2 Predictive Scaling Policy

AWS is always bringing out new services, enhancing current ones; they are released at a pace that would be considered impossible even a couple of years ago. While this is awesome for AWS users, uses who only deploy new services by code using providers supplied by their preferred IaC...