Postman funding series B reaches $50M
Monday, June 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
Postman announced the completion of a Series B financing round totaling $50 million. The funding was led by CRV and included participation by Nexus Venture Partners. And CRV General Partner Devdutt Yellurkar has joined the Postman board of directors.
“Postman has created a powerful collaboration platform for the entire API development lifecycle. CRV is de...
RapidAPI raises $25M to continue scaling API marketplace
Thursday, June 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
RapidAPI announced that it has raised $25 million in Series B financing. The funding round is led by M12 (Microsoft’s Venture Fund), with participation from DNS Capital, and existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and Green Bay Capital. The round brings total funding to date to $37.5 million.
Since its Series A funding announcement in March 2018, RapidAPI expand...
Automatic app monitoring agent operator for Red Hat OpenShift lands
Monday, May 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
Instana is making it easier for DevOps teams to manage orchestrated applications with its first release of agent technology as an Instana Agent Operator and has achieved Red Hat OpenShift Operator Certification. This new deployment option offers deployment flexibility to users, who can also run the agent as its own container, host process or microservice.
What's new in NGINX Plus R18
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
NGINX, Inc. has announced the general availability of NGINX Plus R18. NGINX Plus is an all-in-one load balancer, content cache, web server, proxy, API gateway, and Kubernetes Ingress Controller. This versatility enables you to simplify your architecture for delivering both traditional applications and new ones based on microservices.
NGINX’s flexibility, ...
A serverless search engine for Data Scientists and Developers emerges
Friday, March 22, 2019 by Richard Harris
Rockset announced the general availability of a cloud service that allows developers and data scientists to put complex data sets to use in minutes instead of weeks.
Current trends in technology - smart devices, digital lending, fraud detection, omnichannel retail, machine learning, microservices, and real-time business dashboards - all require clean...
API security testing just got easier with 42Crunch's new scanner
Thursday, March 21, 2019 by Richard Harris
42Crunch officially released the 42Crunch API Platform, an API security cloud platform to discover vulnerabilities in APIs and protect them from attack. The 42Crunch Platform can protect SaaS, Web, or IoT APIs, as well as microservices.
This follows the launch of the free API Contract Security Audit tool at APISecurity.io earlier this month. The tool helps API d...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
Progress has revealed its strategy and approach for enabling high productivity application development. As part of this strategy, Progress announced the latest release of the Progress Kinvey platform, delivering a combination of high productivity, full developer control over the app experience, and operational efficiency for modern workloads with dynamic scale.
Prevoty offers new Autonomous Application Protection capabilities
Friday, March 1, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Imperva announced the expansion of its application security offerings with two new Autonomous Application Protection capabilities.
The update extends customers’ visibility into how applications behave and how users interact with sensitive information. With this expanded view across their business assets, customers will have deeper insights to understand and mit...
Red Hat launches a unified integration platform for cloud-native apps
Monday, February 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
Red Hat, Inc. has announced an expansion of its integrated product portfolio with new components and capabilities for connecting applications, data, and devices across hybrid architectures. The additions are featured in the latest release of Red Hat Integration, and include Red Hat AMQ Online, Red Hat AMQ Streams, new connectors for Red Hat Fuse Online, and end-to-...
Kubernetes and AI are like peas and carrots
Monday, February 11, 2019 by Carmine Rimi
Kubernetes (commonly known as k8s) started out as a small cluster management project within Google in the early 00s. Today, it’s by far the leading container management tool, with 83 percent adoption, according to the latest Cloud native Computing Foundation survey. Forrester has declared, “Kubernetes has won the war for container orchestration dominance and...
API standards are a real problem says Smartbear
Thursday, February 7, 2019 by Richard Harris
A new global survey from Smartbear reveals API standardization is the number one technology challenge teams face when developing APIs. The report titled "The State of API 2019 Report" uncovers API standardization as the top challenge facing API teams as they support the continued growth of microservices. The survey prompted more than 3,000 responses from ...
Even without Kubernetes Google dominates code commits across CNCF
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by Richard Harris
Google dominates all code contributions made across projects of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), dwarfing all other contributors, according to the analysis done via Stackalytics, an open source code analysis framework hosted by the OpenStack Foundation. Google is not only the largest contributor with 52.9% of all code commits, but it has seven times more co...
Pulse Secure launches new vADC Community Edition
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Pulse Secure announced the launch of a new Community Edition of its powerful software-based virtual Application Delivery Controller (vADC) to help application developers create innovative application solutions with dramatically lower costs and time to market.
Pulse vADC Community Edition integrates easily with common DevOps tools for automated provisioning and orches...
The difference 5G will make to your apps
Friday, January 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
Since 5G will allow for higher volumes of data to be processed at much faster speeds, new technologies like public edge platforms are emerging as necessary tools to help developers reduce latency and enable their software to function as desired. With this new era of computing, the ability for developers to deploy code securely, reliably, and quickly to the edge of the n...
Commercial vs open source for app monitoring
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by Richard Harris
In 2019 you might already be asking yourself, "Should we go with open source or commercial monitoring for our growing cloud application?” This question is as old as open source software itself, but with the rapid growth of cloud-native applications (software that utilizes services and infrastructure provided by cloud providers like Amazon EC2, Azure, IBM...
Machine Learning from Harness helps engineers manage production
Friday, December 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
Harness, the industry's first Continuous Delivery-as-a-Service platform, announced the release of 24x7 Service Guard, a new machine learning-based capability that empowers and protects developers who practice Continuous Delivery.
With 24x7 Service Guard, engineering teams now have the equivalent of a dedicated bodyguard to watch all production services and observ...
Open source, Kubernetes, and developers, according to Abby Kearns
Monday, December 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
The news of IBM's pending acquisition of Red Hat and Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub may signal more industry consolidation to come. We recently had a conversation with Abby Kearns, executive director at Cloud Foundry, about the significance of these mega deals and why she believes 2019, will be the year of consolidation. Abby has a unique perspective leadin...
Cloud native computing for fast data gets a bump from Streamlio
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Streamlio just announced that the Streamlio Community Edition, powered by The Apache Software Foundation’s new top-level project, Apache Pulsar, is now available as a Kubernetes application on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Marketplace. With Streamlio Community Edition, the aim is that enterprises now can easily leverage Pulsar’s cloud-native architect...
Software architecture in 2019
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
Software is increasingly becoming more complex, and dealing with the changes happening in the software industry every day is something all developers, especially software architects, need to pay attention to.
While software architecture isn't anything new - the speed of mobile undoubtedly has put critical elements of creating software outside of the main focus fo...
The state of microservices maturity according to O'Reilly
Monday, December 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
O’Reilly announced its latest survey findings in the report, “The State of Microservices Maturity.” The report confirms that microservices - a software development technique where an application is created by combining numerous smaller services - have evolved from a fad to a trend, becoming an architectural style of choice for new application developme...
Dynatrace expands AWS visibility and contextual problem analysis
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
Dynatrace has announced the extension of the platform’s cloud visibility and contextual data ingestion from Amazon Web Services (AWS) with Amazon CloudWatch (CloudWatch) and AWS CloudTrail (CloudTrail). The addition of AWS metrics and events from the two services enriches the high-fidelity data that Dynatrace processes, further enhancing contextual problem identif...
5 app development tips to help you avoid disaster
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by Joe Hanson
Mobile app development: it’s easy and straightforward in the lab, but once your app is deployed to the wild, all bets are off. You need to deliver seamless, fast experiences for users on low-powered devices, in any number of network environments.
When it comes to building mobile apps, uncontrollable user behavior can lead you down the path to death by 1000 pape...
Netifi offers new way to create microservices and cloud native apps
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Netifi just put out their first product, a free download of Proteus Community Edition, which helps reduce the complexity associated with developing and deploying microservices and cloud-native applications. Proteus, based on the open source RSocket protocol, takes care of networking complexity, such as routing, session resumption, application flow control and predi...
NGINX gets new capabilities to help app teams develop and scale
Monday, October 15, 2018 by Richard Harris
NGINX has released new enhancements to the NGINX Application Platform - including new releases of NGINX Plus, NGINX Controller, and NGINX Unit. These new releases aim to improve NGINX’s solution in the application delivery controller (ADC) market, as well as introduce new solutions in the API management and service mesh markets. NGINX provides a single platfo...
Postman survey finds 66 percent of devs use APIs regularly
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by Richard Harris
Postman has released its 2018 State of the API Survey. This year’s survey was sent to the nearly 5 million worldwide members of the Postman community, to better understand the API developers’ workflow, pain points, and perspective for where the API space is headed.
Already an essential part of software development for web, IoT, mobile and AI applications,...
Nexmo Customer Communication API Connector gets a boost from WhatsApp
Friday, September 28, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Vonage announced that its Nexmo Communication API Connector, available on MuleSoft's Anypoint Platform, is now integrated with the WhatsApp Business solution. This integration enables MuleSoft customers to leverage the new WhatsApp Business solution to elevate their customer engagement.
Simple integration of Nexmo APIs into WhatsApp Business solution workflows el...
Legacy system gridlock overcome in OutSystems 11
Friday, September 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
OutSystems announced the release of OutSystems 11, a low-code solution to address one of the biggest issues facing IT teams - legacy system gridlock. Building on its low-code platform for web and mobile apps, OutSystems 11 delivers new advanced capabilities to help organizations modernize legacy systems and replace large application portfolios.
VMworld 2018 sees new VMware cloud operations services drop
Thursday, August 30, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
At VMworld 2018, VMWare addressed the challenges of multi-cloud environments head-on, announcing new and enhanced VMware Cloud Services that will enable cloud operations, DevOps, and security and compliance teams to better manage cloud costs, operations, security, and compliance across clouds. The advancements to VMware’s cloud operations platform includ...
Developing apps for the cloud to fuel faster releases
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by David Jones
Businesses are moving faster than ever to deliver new software updates to their users, in order to ensure that their products and services are always aligned with expectations and continuously delivering top-notch customer experiences. They have to move quickly because that’s what customers expect, thanks to companies like Amazon, who reportedly delivers new updat...
Low-code platform by LANSA announces big updates
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Richard Harris
LANSA has announced a major new release of its software development platform, Visual LANSA. The update plans to improve developers' ability to build scalable mobile, web and desktop applications significantly faster than before, in order to accelerate customers’ digital transformation projects.
Visual LANSA key improvements include:
Data Transfer Project wants to make switching platforms easy
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
The Data Transfer Project was formed in 2017 and was initially designed to create a data transfer protocol that would make data more portable across the web. Recently the organization has released a new white paper named, Data Transfer Project Overview and Fundamentals, on how readers can build a platform that lets individuals port data between app services. The open so...
IBM first to certify Java EE 8 compatibility
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
With an estimated 15.6 million developers worldwide creating billions of apps for consumers and business, Java remains one of the most critical and vital programming languages in the world. Over its two decade plus lifetime, Java has grown to encompass all industry segments and given rise to a rich ecosystem of tools and frameworks.
Plus, Java remains a top programmi...
MongoDB World 2018 and everything you need to know
Monday, July 2, 2018 by Richard Harris
At MongoDB World 2018, MongoDB made several major product announcements that the company says is "expanding on their presence in the database market." Nearly every company is focused on using software for a competitive advantage. The company says that with their latest enhancements database platform, "it enables a competitive advantage for thousands of cu...
PHP support reaches Instana microservice monitoring
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Richard Harris
Instana announced functional enhancements around code-level visibility and monitoring that help make it easier for DevOps to monitor microservice applications. The enhancements include automatic instrumentation for applications written in PHP. The company also announced the addition of REST API support to its Python Monitoring capabilities.
“With polyglot micro...
Monitoring Kubernetes and Docker just got easier thanks to Sumo Logic
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Sumo Logic has new platform capabilities that aim to make it easier to automate and manage application architectures that use containers, such as Docker, and orchestration software, like Kubernetes and Amazon EKS.
Modern applications are driving digital services that are reliant on continuous improvement practices to ensure their customers’ experiences rem...