Computer Weekly’s developer network and open source Insider team are heading to Detroit soon.
Why? Because the city is this year home of Cloud Native Computing Foundation(CNCF) KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2022 Event, staged from October 24th to 28th at Huntington Square conference venue.
We’ll be hearing a lot from the CNCF itself, so in anticipation of the cacophony, hubbub and bluster (there are no positive words for a lot of noise, but we really mean it in a positive way) that will be created by all member/partner organizations as we do we wanted to cover some of what the heavily populated exhibition space will be talking about.
To hear the sentiment on the ground, we spoke to a six-pack of software specialists to understand where their stack sits.
Welcome to our software six pack.
#1 Cloud Foundry Foundation
Cloud Foundry Foundationwhich has long been the industry-standard open-source cloud application platform, will provide an update from the Korifi project that brings the usability and simplicity of the Cloud Foundry app developer experience to Kubernetes.
Note: There is a co-located Cloud Foundry Day with information linked here.
“Developers today are tasked with maintaining the three distinct phases of Source, Build, and Run for all of their projects,” said Ram Iyengar, Chief Evangelist, Cloud Foundry Foundation.
“They must maintain active development while maintaining speed of deployment while not compromising on security considerations. This requires automating processes at every stage to establish integrity and repeatability, which is best achieved with infrastructure-agnostic tools. It’s important for developers to conserve bandwidth by taking advantage of the tools (and techniques) available in the market today and exhibited at KubeCon,” added Iyengar.
#2 code notary
code notary is a specialist in tamper-proof, immutable data protection. The company will use the show to announce the industry’s first product to support multiple code signing technologies along with search capabilities to drill down into the code base when needed.
Codenotary aims to be easy to implement to help companies meet 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 expense of quality, documentation and organizational best practices,” said Moshe Bar, co-founder and CEO of Codenotary.
“Provenance, vulnerability scanning, build attestation, and SBOMs are evolving to address these deficiencies. We also believe that the ideal development team size should not exceed 4 people plus a team leader. Organizational issues probably have the biggest impact on code quality and overall team efficiency. Finally, our experience is that the more diverse and multicultural a team is, the more factual and on-point the conversation remains, and this benefits development team satisfaction and the overall bottom line,” added Bar.
#3 Loft Labs
loft labs This makes it easy for developers to use Kubernetes and has over 90 companies including Fortune 500 companies using its vcluster technology. This product is one of 4 technologies that the company offers as an open source solution. More than 4,000 engineers have worked on the company’s projects.
At KubeCon, the company expects to announce an integration with Argo CD, the GitOps continuous delivery tool for Kubernetes.
“TThe advent of the cloud-native era has brought developers huge leaps in functionality, in terms of the speed at which code can move code from the laptop to its final destination, all wrapped with automation and the assurance that “it worked on my machine.” true once in production,” said Daniel Finneran, VP of Marketing, Loft Labs. “However, for a developer to create code that is truly cloud-native, they need a developer experience that allows them to develop, build, run, test, and debug within a Kubernetes cluster.”
mirantiswhich helps organizations ship code faster across public and private clouds and was acquired last month amaze which puts apps on autopilot by abstracting complex infrastructure, will provide product updates in its ZeroOps approach to managing and operating Kubernetes and cloud environments.
“The role of developers has changed dramatically in recent years,” said Anoop Kumar, senior director of global professional services, Mirantis.
“Today’s developers not only need to be able to design and build holistic applications, but also focus on security, performance and scalability. This requires a new approach to development that is domain-driven and DevOps-centric. Statistically, about 80% of enterprise applications fail within the first year,” added Kumar.
Kumar claims that the traditional way of designing and building software is no longer working.
“The need of the hour is that modern developers are thinkers and problem solvers – solving current problems as well as those expected in the future,” he said.
#5 ops verse is a DevOps tools platform provider with fully managed open source based tools. The company will present an update of its unified DevOps tools platform based on open source.
“Software developers have to think about far more than just writing code with a constant flow of information: CI/CD feedback loop, reporting of production incidents (security, performance) and analysis of trends via telemetry. This calls for simplification, which is why developers should streamline the management of reporting tools and make information consumable in one place – to prevent context switching and enable better data correlation between disparate data sources,” said Satbir Chahal, founding engineer of OpsVerse.
#6 Traefik Labs
Traefik LabsCreator of the open source Traefik Proxy with 3 billion (yes, “b” as in billion) downloads, plans to announce the general availability of its cloud-native networking platform Traefik Hub, which was released in July and already has more than 3,500 users, adding new users at a rate of 500 per week.
Traefik builds the world’s most popular cloud-native application networking stack to quickly and easily build, deploy, and run modern microservices applications across data centers, on-premises servers, and public clouds.
“Our growing need to deliver large, complex applications quickly, frequently, and reliably has fueled a revolution from monolithic to distributed, highly scalable infrastructure,” said Emile Vauge, founder and CEO of Traefik Labs.
Vauge reminds us that cloud-native and open source infrastructure has gone mainstream and global, distributed teams are the norm in our post-pandemic world.
“Developers, keep your code simple. Overdeveloped solutions are difficult for others to understand. Don’t try to anticipate every problem. Instead, build efficient processes to be able to react quickly. Collaborate with others to develop uncomplicated solutions. With simple code and small components that integrate with others, you can scale effectively,” concluded Vauge.
See you all in Detroit.