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.
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.
There are many predictions from market analyst firms on the size of the global serverless architecture market and how fast it will grow. The numbers range from $18B to $21.99B in the next few years with the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the double digits. But is serverless only a fancy name for products like AWS Lambda and Azure Functions?
The CTO of a company I have worked for used to say that services should be loosely coupled but tightly integrated. I didn’t realize until a lot later how true that statement is as you’re building out microservices. How those microservices communicate with each other has also changed quite a bit. More often than not, they send messages using asynchronous protocols. As an industry, we decided that this new way of building apps should be called “Event-Driven Architecture (EDA).”
As a developer, I always thought that security, like documentation, would be done by someone else. While that might have been true in the past, in today’s world that model no longer works. As a developer you’re responsible for the security of your app. Security in this case should be seen in the broadest sense of the word, ranging from licenses to software packages. A chef creating cheesecake has similar challenges. The ingredients of a cheesecake are similar to the software packages a developer uses. The preparation is similar to the DevOps pipeline, and recipe is similar to the licenses for developers. Messing up any of those means you have a messy kitchen, or a data breach!
Imagine this, it’s 5pm on a Friday afternoon and while you really want to go enjoy the weekend, you also need to deploy a new version of your app to production. Using AWS CloudFormation (CF), you add a new instance to your fleet of EC2 instances to run your app.