In a previous article, we looked at why developers should care about marketplaces to begin with. In that article, we spoke about how marketplaces accelerate time to market for apps by providing secure access to the components developers need to build world-class solutions. As the VMware teams build out the VMware Cloud Marketplace, we wanted to give you some insights into their journey to build the next-generation digital marketplace for all developers.
If you’ve read the blog posts on CloudJourney.io before, you’ve likely read the term “Continuous Verification”. If you haven’t that’s okay too. There’s an amazing article from Dan Illson and Bill Shetti on The New Stack explaining in detail what Continuous Verification is. In a nutshell, the Continuous Verification comes down to making sure that DevOps teams put as many checks as possible into their CI/CD pipelines. Adding checks into a pipeline means there are fewer manual tasks and that means you have access to more data tot smooth out and improve your development and deployment process.
If you’ve read the blog posts on CloudJourney.io before, you’ve likely read the term “Continuous Verification”. If you haven’t that’s okay too. There’s an amazing article from Dan Illson and Bill Shetti on The New Stack explaining in detail what Continuous Verification is. To make sure we’re all on the same page, though, I’ll quickly go over it as well. As a definition, Continuous Verification is “A process of querying external system(s) and using information from the response to make decision(s) to improve the development and deployment process.”.
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.
At VMware we define Continuous Verification as:
“A process of querying external systems and using information from the response to make decisions to improve the development and deployment process.”
At Serverless Nashville, I got a chance to not only talk about what that means for serverless apps but also how we use serverless in some of the business units at VMware.
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 (…)".
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.
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.