Why Cloud Computing Is The Most Disruptive IT Force

Source – cxotoday.com Cloud computing is one of the most disruptive forces facing the Information Technology sector. This statement is not without justification. Let’s cast a glance at the enormity of the phenomenon. According to the Bain & Company research report “The Changing Faces of the Cloud,” globally, the cloud IT market revenue is projected to increase to $390 billion in 2020 from $180 billion, translating into a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 17%. The report also points out

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Needed now and for the foreseeable future: Five hot IT skills

Source – techtarget.com I lived through the dot-com bubble and collapse. I mention this because in some ways the current technology startup and IT salary craziness seem eerily similar to that — but with one critical difference. Back in the dot-com days the hysteria over internet-based startups fueled the creation of companies whose only compelling business model was to do something — anything — online. The big difference between then and now is that organizations are using technology to do more

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GitHub GraphQL API is Out of Early Access

Source – infoq.com GitHub GraphQL API has recently become generally available. InfoQ has spoken with GitHub senior engineering manager Kyle Daigle. Announced at GitHub Universe last year, GitHub GraphQL API aims to add more flexibility to GitHub API. The main advantage of GraphQL is its ability to define exactly what data are required, which makes it possible to replace multiple REST request with a single call. Additionally, GraphQL schemas are strongly typed and introspective. InfoQ has spoken with Daigle to learn more about

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Exception Handling: A Best Practice Guide

Source – dzone.com In my current project, really good software was designed by experienced architects, but even this software lacks in exception handling. Doing good exception handling is not easy; with this post, I want to shine a little bit of light on the deep and mostly misunderstood area of exception handling. User Experience of an Exception At first, we have to think about what an exception is. An exception occurs when a function cannot do what it was designed to

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How to rebuild go project efficiently while using Docker Compose?

Source – stackoverflow.com This may be a stupid question, but I’m new to using Docker-compose. So far, I love it… but I’m having some long build times. I have a project with several dependencies, and I need to obviously rebuild the source every time I make a change. Right now, I’m calling docker-compose build to rebuild the container, followed by a docker-compose up. The problem is: It’s rebuilding the entire container for every change I make to the source code (which

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Three DevOps toolchain options refine IT automation

Source – techtarget.com DevOps toolchains are becoming more integrated, from dev to test to IT. Properly instrumented process automation can improve application quality and security — a major DevOps goal — through detailed performance profiles and code and configuration audits. DevOps automation reduces and eliminates rework, reuses code and configuration templates, and eliminates manual tasks. As DevOps teams mature, they shift attention from automating individual steps and tool mastery to tying those automation tools together. As development and IT teams work

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DevOps strategies for IT modernization

Source – gcn.com Like most government agencies, the U.S. Courts, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Department of Agriculture need their mission-critical IT systems to always be operational.  Even when such systems are being fixed or modernized, judges, agents and crop insurers still need access to case management systems and bomb tracking databases to do their jobs. At a June 7 event in Washington, D.C., officials from all three agencies discussed how DevOps practices are increasingly enlisted

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New DevOps deployment tools dangle Jenkins alternatives

Source – techtarget.com Some enterprises have passed over tried-and-true DevOps tools, such as Jenkins, in favor of new DevOps deployment tools that offer a smoother experience. One Jenkins rival, Shippable Inc., has expanded its product to encompass both continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) during the last year, and it has added an on-premises alternative for security-sensitive enterprises this week called Shippable Server. Google and Netflix also turned heads with multicloud support in version 1.0 of the open source Spinnaker

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10 critical skills that every DevOps engineer needs for success

Source – techrepublic.com Enterprises including Adobe, Amazon, and Target are increasingly turning to DevOps as a way to deliver software and security updates more rapidly, both internally and to customers. And the spread of the workflow means there are more DevOps engineer positions available than ever. DevOps engineer came in at no. 3 on Indeed’s list of best jobs in America for 2017, in terms of salary, number of job postings, and opportunities for growth. These positions grew by 106% in

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Application Security Report Calls Out Problems in Mobile, IoT Devices and DevOps

Source – securityintelligence.com Vulnerabilities in mobile backends, web interfaces to the Internet of Things (IoT) and negligent DevOps practitioners are among the fastest growing application security threats, according to a report released at the InfoSecurity Europe conference in London this week. What’s the Problem? Research from High-Tech Bridge, a Swiss company that also operates in the U.S., said 83 percent of web service and application programming interfaces (APIs) used in apps for retail, banking and other markets could fall prey to

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