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For this week’s episode, we speak with Sonya Koptyev, who is the director of evangelism for cloud native security provider Twistlock, which is holding a webinar/conference, Cloud Native Live this Tuesday, on Jan. 29. There are a lot of great speakers on this day-long event. In the main keynote, Pivotal’s Dormain Drewitz will share secrets of enterprises who have successfully adopted the best principles of digital transformation. CI/CD expert Brice Fernandes will explain the GitOps model, identifying best practices and tools to use on this emerging practice. Other speakers include Priyanka Sharma, director of cloud native alliances at GitLab and Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
In addition to the virtual conference, we spoke about DevSecOps, a topic of a contributed blog post this week on The New Stack from Twistlock.
TNS founder Alex Williams hosted this podcast, with assistance from TNS managing editor Joab Jackson
Stories Discussed This Week
- The U.S. Department of Defense on How to Detect ‘Agile BS’: Agile is one of the most common development methodologies — and one of the most commonly misimplemented. So it’s not surprising that the world of online programmers responded strongly to the release of an informative new document from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) offering advice to managers on how to fine-tune their projects. The Defense Department’s “Detecting Agile BS,” identifies six signs that a project isn’t really using an agile development methodology — for example, a lack of collaboration, with even the end users “missing-in-action throughout development.”
- From Agile to DevSecOps: Agile software delivery was innovative when the method appeared in the early 2000s. But that was almost two decades ago. If your organization is still relying primarily on Agile methodologies today, it’s missing out on important efficiencies, and should focus on upgrading to a DevOps practice.
- How to Rewrite Your Bedrock Application While Remaining Operational: In January 2016, the elastic billing service provider Chargify decided to do a code rewrite. The application was six years old. The company IT executives felt that they had learned enough — and were constrained enough by the existing architecture — that by starting fresh they would actually come out ahead. Here are the lessons they learned.
- Database Operators Bring Stateful Workloads to Kubernetes: Last year, Red Hat formally launched the Operator Framework, a way to customize the APIs of Kubernetes for specific applications. Now we are starting to see more independent software vendors (ISVs) using the Operator Framework to package their own applications. In particular, database management system providers are using the technology to tackle one of the hardest issues with working with Kubernetes, that of managing stateful applications.
- Kubernetes and the Return of the Virtual Machines: In this podcast, we take a closer look at the appeal of using virtual machines in Kubernetes environments, in a discussion with Pivotal Principal Technologist Paul Czarkowski and Joe Fernandes, Red Hat vice president for cloud platforms.
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Pivotal, Red Hat and Twistlock are sponsors of The New Stack.