Glen Knight

NYC Based IT Professional

Harness CD Platform Now Available via Source-Available License

Harness today announced a free community edition of its continuous delivery (CD) platform is now available under a source-available license rather than a more traditional open source license. Scott Sanchez, chief marketing officer for Harness, said the goal is to make CD as accessible to developers and DevOps teams as their current CI platform. Harness […]

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Testlio Adds Fused Testing to Automate Testing Platform

Testlio announced today it is adding fused testing capability to its application testing platform; Testlio is used by IT organizations to manage application testing teams consisting of internal employees and external contractors vetted by Testlio. Fused testing describes the combination of automated and manual testing IT organizations use to improve overall productivity. The automated process […]

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How Test Automation Can Help Drive DevOps Success

Testing can be one of the more time-consuming aspects of the DevOps process. It can be exhaustive, frustrating, requires a lot of hands-on labor hours and people seldom enjoy it. But testing is vital, and no developer should simply skip it. Recently, a strong trend has emerged wherein DevOps experts encouraged developers to automate their […]

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The Life and Times of Feature Flags

A while back, I had the opportunity to look closely at DevSecOps tools (as the market currently defines them). There was a lot to like, and they are moving forward to a “Find all of the vulnerabilities, all of the time” future … Except there will be new vulnerabilities that aren’t as easy to catch […]

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White House Meeting Puts Spotlight on OSS Sustainability

A recent meeting between IT industry leaders and White House officials highlighted open source software sustainability concerns as high-profile breaches and zero-day attacks have many organizations reviewing their software supply chains. The White House published a statement describing, among other things, how participants had a “substantive and constructive” discussion on how to make a difference […]

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GrammaTech Adds SBOM Analysis Capability to CodeSentry

GrammaTech today updated its CodeSentry code inspection platform to include the ability to create a software bill of materials (SBOM) by analyzing application binaries. Walter Capitani, director of technical product management for GrammaTech, said version 3.0 of CodeSentry leverages the algorithms the company uses for binary software composition analysis to enable organizations to better address […]

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Using Open Source to Secure Software Supply Chains

Recently, there’s been a lot of attention paid to software supply chain security. In particular, here’s a quote from the May 2021 presidential executive order on improving the nation’s cybersecurity: “The Federal government must … advance toward zero trust architecture; accelerate movement to secure cloud services, including … platform as a service (PaaS).” There are […]

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How Are API Management and Service Mesh Different?

The use of APIs and microservices is increasing—a recent study from F5 estimated that the industry is approaching 200 million total APIs. As organizations expand their use of APIs and microservices, they inevitably require some form of service management architecture. There are primarily two major design options for implementing this: An API management system or […]

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Infrastructure as Code (IaC): Why Collaboration Is Key

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is an essential DevOps practice that allows developers and operations teams to automatically manage and provision the infrastructure through code, instead of making configuration changes through a manual process. IaC provides transformational agility and can significantly speed delivery, reduce costs and help mitigate risks. However, when people talk about IaC, sometimes […]

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Innovation With Software Architectural Excellence

Software architecture plays an irreplaceable role in enabling businesses to deliver value efficiently. This is evident in how digital natives have been challenging incumbents and forcing them to rapidly digitize and transform how they operate and innovate. Accordingly, achieving architectural excellence is a continuous process of efficient implementation, advanced planning, and executive leadership engagement. Furthermore, […]

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