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Devoxx Antwerp 2022 – for developers by developers

Just before the summer, we wrote about the great tech conferences which started (again) after the Covid period. At that time of writing, it was not 100% sure that every conference would actually be held in a physical form. Devoxx was one of them. Things worked out well, the...

Benefits when applying the 12 Factor App principles (part 3)

The story of the benefits of the 12 Factor App principles continues in part 3 of our articles. In our last article, we'll zoom in into disposability, runtime environments, logs, and admin processes. Benefits when applying the 12 Factor App principles (part 3) Factor 9: Disposability Cloud-native applications should only run...

Benefits when applying the 12 Factor App principles (part 2)

In our previous article, you can read bout the first principles. We'll continue our journey to explore the most appealing advantages of 12 Factor Apps over traditional apps. Benefits when applying the 12 Factor App principles (part 2). Factor 5: Build, release, run Every application that follows a DevOps specific SDLC...

Benefits when applying the 12 Factor App principles (part 1)

Developers all around the world adopt one or more topics that together form the 12 Factor App principles. They already changed the way they build their software. Since this has great advantages in the cloud-native ecosystem, those companies they work for manage to push features faster and more reliable....

Marking sensitive data – here’s how

Companies that process information should classify their data assets to distinguish mission-critical data and publicly available data. Sensitive data requires better protection in terms of access control, storage, transfer, destruction, etc. This is true for organizations that primarily run in the cloud but also for the ones that operate...

Security tools: what business professionals want

In one of my previous articles, I outlined the considerations to select a tool for enterprise-grade businesses. Most often the tech guys come up with the functional requirements. But it's more than that. Business representatives as well as (senior) managers and personnel from legal and compliance departments have a...

Open source software in the cloud – from a closed door to an open world

Open-source software continues to be on the rise. Not only do consumers use very powerful applications in their daily lives, but companies as well. More and more organizations adopt open source solutions (in the cloud) to fulfill their business needs. The same is true for third-party dependencies and/or libraries...

Testing your IaC templates: methods and tools to remember

Forget the days of manual provisioning and manual maintenance of your Virtual Machines, network infrastructure, firewalls, and security groups. Your infrastructure is created based on IaC templates. Since application deployments depend on it, it's important to have a reliable target environment. Those IaC templates need to be tested to...

5 VScode plugins every DevOps engineer should know

Developers always want to use the tools they prefer. Popular IDEs such as Eclipse, IntelliJ and Visual Studio (enterprise) support a wide range of programming languages. The last couple of years, lightweight editors such as Atom, Sublime and Visual Studio Code became popular choices for developers. Especially for DevOps...

Code signing tips and tricks for organizations

Organizations constantly feel the pressure to deliver security software. Auditors can show up at unexpected moments. Traceability of software components is king to stay compliant. CI/CD and DevOps best practices help them a lot, as well as adding security early on in the processes. The integrity of source code...