Tracking Distributed Errors In Serverless Apps

Tracking Distributed Errors In Serverless Apps

Microservices give us as developers an incredible amount of freedom. We can choose our language and we can decide where and when to deploy our service. One of the biggest challenges with microservices, though, is figuring out how things go wrong. With microservices, we can build large, distributed applications, but that also means finding what goes wrong is challenging. It’s even harder to trace errors when you use a platform like AWS Lambda.

Hybrid Security - From On-Prem to Serverless

Hybrid Security - From On-Prem to Serverless

DevOps, as a practice to build and deliver software, has been around for over a decade. What about adding security to that, though? After all, security is one of the cornerstones of today’s information technology. As it turns out, one of the first mentions of adding security was a Gartner blog post in 2012. Neil MacDonald wrote,

“DevOps must evolve to a new vision of DevOpsSec that balances the need for speed and agility of enterprise IT capabilities (…)".

Why should developers care about marketplaces?

Why should developers care about marketplaces?

Markets have been around ever since humans started trading. From ancient Persian civilizations to today’s farmers’ markets, the concept of a marketplace hasn’t changed that much – it’s a place for merchants and consumers to come together to exchange goods and services.

Marketplaces work so well for physical goods. But what about software? Won’t developers want to write everything themselves? In this post, I explore why developers can benefit from using marketplaces like the VMware Cloud Marketplace.

SAP Customer Experience Labs Talk – Episode 7 No Code / Low Code

SAP Customer Experience Labs Talk – Episode 7 No Code / Low Code

One of my strong beliefs is that coding should be available to everyone. Whether that is a seasoned developer or someone who just wants to connect two systems together. With Project Flogo, we’ve made it possible for everyone to use the same constructs. If you want to use the web-based flow designer, that’s awesome! If you want to write your apps using the Go API, that’s awesome too. In this podcast I joined Jan Oberhauser (N8N), Nick O’Leary (Node Red), and the SAP Customer Experience Labs team to discuss No Code / Low Code.
How To Build Infrastructure as Code With Pulumi And Golang - Part 2

How To Build Infrastructure as Code With Pulumi And Golang - Part 2

Going into the series on creating Infrastructure as Code on AWS using Pulumi, I knew the team there was actively working on improving and expanding the Go support in Pulumi. What I didn’t realize is that it would be so quick and would be such a great improvement to the underlying code I needed to write. In this post, I’ll go over some of the code from my previous blog posts and update them to match the new SDK.

Trusting your ingredients - What's in your function anyway?

Trusting your ingredients - What's in your function anyway?

As a developer, I’ve built apps and wrote code. As a cheesecake connoisseur, I’ve tried many different kinds of cheesecake. After I got to talk to some of the bakers, I realized that building apps and baking cheesecake have a lot in common. It all starts with knowing and trusting your ingredients. According to Tidelift, over 90 percent of applications contain some open source packages. Developers choose open source because they believe it’s better, more flexible, and more extendible.