Trends in Blockchain for 2022

Blockchain is hot right now. The industry has a staggering compound annual growth rate of over 69% between 2019 and 2025. Blockchain is no longer just relevant to cryptocurrencies, as well – blockchain-based applications are emerging to support many other scenarios that require decentralized data storage and accessibility. I recently met with Medha Parlekar, Co-Founder … Read more

Continuous Delivery Challenge Looms Large in 2022

As 2022 kicks off, it’s clear that the key DevOps challenge organizations they will face are mastering best practices that enable continuous delivery. A global survey of over 19,000 software development professionals conducted by the Continuous Delivery (CD) Foundation found that 44% of respondents use either continuous integration or deployment. However, less than one in … Read more

Shift Left: Right or Wrong?

The term DevOps appeared in the mainstream software development community about 10 years ago. It represented a set of tools and techniques that helped solve many relevant issues of the time, namely responsibility for code in production and the lack of a positive feedback loop. As of today, DevOps is a huge movement. It is … Read more

IT Ops Trends: Cloud, Containers and COVID

Almost all companies are modernizing their IT infrastructure to remain competitive, with a strong focus on moving to the cloud and using dynamic infrastructures. In a recent survey on trends in IT Ops 2021, more than 160 IT professionals were asked how implementing IT strategies affects their daily work. The results provided a great insight … Read more

NPMs Sabotaged as OSS Sustainability Crisis Continues

A long-running debate about the sustainability of small open source projects moved beyond theory when two widely used modules of open source node (npm) were vandalized this week, by a core contributor. Colors.js is an npm downloaded over 3.3 billion times, with over 19,000 projects based on it. Meanwhile, Faker has been redeemed 272 million … Read more

Connecting Your Cloud & DevOps Tools to Enable CI/CD

The Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline must seamlessly integrate cloud and DevOps tools to ensure that application creation, compiling, testing, and release are accomplished efficiently and without friction. Application architectures, internal processes, and personal preferences mean that organizations and teams set up their CI/CD pipeline differently, resulting in a diversity of infrastructure and tools across … Read more

CNCF Takes LitmusChaos Platform to the Incubation Level

The Cloud-Native Corporation (CNCF) Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) announced today that it is elevating the LitmusChaos open source application testing platform to incubation level. LitmusChaos is a chaos engineering platform that was donated to CNCF by ChaosNative in 2020. Since then, it has been adopted within production environments by more than 25 organizations, including Intuit, … Read more

Step Aside, Monoliths: Meet the Composable Enterprise

Createable project, defined by Gartner As an β€œorganization that delivers business results and adapts to the pace of business change,” it relies on the assembly of interchangeable application building blocks. This architectural reform was largely driven by the demand for more configurable application experiences, and the need to develop existing application portfolios that are often … Read more

How Low-Code Enables the Composable Enterprise

Companies understand that their customers and partners expect a superior personal experience. After all, customer experience has been a top priority for organizations over the past decade. However, despite all the technological advancements and transformation initiatives, the ability to deliver innovation quickly is still a long way off. Without this ability, companies constantly play a … Read more

Three Cloud Trends to Watch in 2022

Many developers and startups view cloud services as just ‘compute’, ‘storage’ and ‘network’. The cloud has matured to the extent that customers often don’t think about basic infrastructure or service levels or discuss the advantages of on-premises versus the cloud &; Instead, they are increasingly becoming first on the cloud. In fact, December of 2021 … Read more