The Computer Weekly Developer Network and Open Source Insider team is heading to Detroit soon.
Why? Because the city is this year house at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation(CNCF) KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2022 event, organized from October 24 to 28 at Huntington Square congress center.
We will be hearing a lot from the CNCF itself, so in anticipation of the cacophony, hubbub and commotion (there are no positive words for much noise, but we do mean this in a positive way) created by all the member/partner organizations in attendance, we wanted to cover some of what the extremely crowded show will be talking about.
Eager to hear the vibe at ground level, we spoke to a group of six software specialists to figure out where their stack is.
Welcome to our six-pack of software.
#1 Cloud Foundry Foundation
Cloud Foundry Foundationwhich has long been the industry standard open source cloud application platform, will provide an update on the Korifi project that brings the ease and simplicity of the Cloud Foundry application development experience to Kubernetes.
Note: There is a collocated Cloud Foundry Day with information linked here.
“Developers today are tasked with maintaining the three distinct phases of source, build, and runtime for all of their projects,” said Ram Iyengar, Chief Evangelist, Cloud Foundry Foundation.
“They must support active development while maintaining the speed of deployment and – at the same time – cannot compromise on security aspects. This requires automating processes at every phase to establish integrity and repeatability. , which is best achieved with infrastructure-agnostic tools.It’s critical for developers to preserve bandwidth by leveraging the buffet of tools (and techniques) available on the market today and on display at KubeCon added Iyengar.
co-notary is a specialist in tamper-proof and immutable data protection. The company will use the show to announce the industry’s first product to support multiple code signing technologies as well as search capabilities to dig into the code base when needed.
Codenotary is easy to deploy to help organizations comply with SBOM (software bill of materials) and SLSA (Supply chain Levels for Software Artifacts) requirements.
“We believe that in recent years, great agility and time to market for applications has come at the cost of quality, documentation and organizational best practices,” said Moshe Bar, co-founder and CEO by Codenotary.
“Provenance, vulnerability scanning, build attestation, and SBOMs are evolving to address these shortcomings. We also believe that the ideal size of the development team should not exceed 4 people plus a team leader. Organizational aspects probably have the biggest impact on code quality and overall team effectiveness. Finally, our experience is that the more diverse and multicultural a team is, the more the conversation stays factual and relevant, which benefits the happiness of development teams and the overall bottom line,” added Bar.
#3 Loft Labs
Loft Labs making it easy for developers to use Kubernetes and has more than 90 companies, including Fortune 500 companies, using its vcluster technology. This product is one of the 4 technologies that the company has in open source. More than 4,000 engineers featured the company’s projects.
At KubeCon, the company plans to announce an integration with Argo CD, the GitOps continuous delivery tool for Kubernetes.
“TThe advent of the cloud-native era has largely resulted in huge leaps in functionality for developers, in terms of the speed of code that can go from the laptop to its final destination, all wrapped in automation and confidence that “it worked on my machine” true once in production,” said Daniel Finneran, vice president of marketing, Loft Labs. “However, for a developer to create truly cloud-native code, they will need developer experience to develop, build, run, test, and debug within a Kubernetes cluster.
Mirantiswhich helps organizations ship code faster across public and private clouds and acquired last month amazed which puts applications on autopilot by abstracting complex infrastructure, will deliver product updates in its ZeroOps approach to managing and operating Kubernetes and cloud environments.
“The role of developers has changed dramatically over the past few years,” said Anoop Kumar, senior director of global professional services at Mirantis.
“Today’s developers not only need to be able to design and build holistic applications, but they also need to focus on security, performance, and design everything for scalability. This requires a new domain-focused, DevOps-oriented approach to development. Statistically, around 80% of enterprise applications fail within the first year,” Kumar added.
Kumar says the traditional way of designing and building software no longer works.
“The need of the hour is for modern developers to be thinkers and problem solvers – to solve current problems as well as those foreseen in the future,” he said.
#5 OpsVerse is a DevOps tools platform provider with fully managed open source tools. The company will showcase an update to its open-source, unified DevOps tools platform.
“Software developers need to think about more than writing code with a constant flow of information: CI/CD feedback loop, production incident reports (security, performance) and trend analysis via telemetry. This requires simplification, which is why developers need to streamline management of reporting tools and make information consumable in a central location, preventing context switching and enabling better correlation of data between different data sources,” said Satbir Chahal, founding engineer, OpsVerse.
#6 Traefik Laboratories
Traefik Laboratoriescreator of the open source Traefik Proxy with 3 billion (yes, ‘b’ as in billions) downloads, plans to announce the general availability of its cloud-native networking platform Traefik Hub, released in July, which already counts over 3,500 users and adding new users at the rate of 500 per week.
Traefik develops the world’s most popular cloud-native application networking stack to help quickly and easily build, deploy, and run modern microservices applications in data centers, on-premises servers, and public clouds.
“Our growing need for fast, frequent and reliable delivery of large and complex applications has driven a revolution from monolithic infrastructures to highly scalable, distributed infrastructures,” said Emile Vauge, Founder and CEO of Traefik Labs.
Vauge reminds us that cloud native and open source infrastructures have become mainstream and global, distributed teams are the norm in our post-pandemic world.
“Developers, keep your code simple. Over-engineered solutions are hard for others to understand. Don’t try to anticipate every problem. Instead, create efficient processes to react quickly. Collaborate with others to create simple solutions. With simple code and small components that can integrate with others, you can scale efficiently,” concluded Vauge.
See you in Detroit, everyone.