Google Announces General Availability of Anthos on Bare Metal

In a recent blog post, Google announced the general availability (GA) of Anthos on bare metal, a deployment option to run Anthos on physical servers, deployed on an operating system provided by the customer, without a hypervisor layer. With Anthos on bare metal, customers can leverage their existing hardware, OS, and networking infrastructure investments.

InfoQ Podcaster 2020 in Review: Challenges, Distributed Working Looking to the Future

In this podcast, InfoQ podcast hosts, Wes Reisz, Shane Hastie, Charles Humble and Daniel Bryant, sit down for the 2020 year in review edition of the podcast. Topics discussed included: the technology industry’s response to the change in working habits; the rise of online events; the future of cloud platforms; remote working and leadership; and the need to be kind to yourself and others.

Taking Control of Confusing Cloud Costs

Cloud initiatives are expected to account for 70% of all tech spending by the end of 2020 so, as companies spend more, it's increasingly important that organisations are able to come to grips with confusing cloud pricing and take back control of budgets to optimise spending.

The ALB Ingress Controller Is Now the AWS Load Balancer Controller

AWS has rebranded the Application Load Balancer (ALB) Ingress controller as the AWS Load Balancer Controller, and now includes support for both Application Load Balancers and Network Load Balancers. The public vendor recently announced the renaming and updates to this Load Balancer controller, labeled as a new controller or AWS ALB Ingress Controller v2.

Microsoft .NET Conf 2020: .NET 5, C# 9.0, F# 5.0, and More

At the 2020 edition of .NET Conf, streamed online last week, Microsoft released the much-awaited .NET 5, along with new major .NET language versions (C# 9 and F# 5), ASP.NET 5, and EF Core 5.0. New versions of Visual Studio 2019 were also released, with support for .NET 5 and improved Git tooling. The event also featured sessions covering tools and frameworks such as Blazor and Project Tye.

Michelle Noorali on the Service Mesh Interface Spec and Open Service Mesh Project

In this podcast, Michelle Noorali, senior software engineer at Microsoft, sat down with InfoQ podcast co-host Daniel Bryant. Topics discussed included: the service mesh interface (SMI) spec, the open service mesh (OSM) project, and the future of application development on Kubernetes.

Breaking Serverless Things on Purpose: Chaos Engineering in Stateless Environments

Breaking Serverless Things on Purpose: Chaos Engineering in Stateless Environments. Emrah Şamdan discusses the challenges of building a highly resilient serverless app, designing for unpredictable problems, and planning for chaos experiments, using various observability solutions.

The InfoQ eMag: Re-Examining Microservices after the First Decade

The InfoQ eMag: Re-Examining Microservices after the First Decade. Principles for Microservice Design: Think IDEALS, Rather than SOLID - For object-oriented design we follow the SOLID principles.

Bloomberg Engineering Share Experiences of Adopting TypeScript across a Large Codebase

Rob Palmer, JavaScript infrastructure and tooling lead at Bloomberg, recently shared a few learning points and insights from the adoption of TypeScript at scale at Bloomberg. While some learning points are specific to Bloomberg’s custom runtime, others may be valuable across any large codebase switching to TypeScript.

AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry Available for Public Preview

OpenTelemetry is an observability framework - software and tools that assist in generating and capturing telemetry data from cloud-native software. It is a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Sandbox project with stakeholders from companies like AWS, Microsoft, Google, LightStep, New Relic, Red Hat, and Splunk – who collaborate on defining an open standard for the collection of distributed traces and metrics.

Svelte at the Edge - Luke Edwards at Svelte Summit

Luke Edwards recently gave a talk at Svelte Summit 2020 in which he discussed running Svelte applications at the edge. Edwards demoed building and running a simple Svelte application with Cloudflare Workers and Google Cloud.

The Next Svelte May Be Serverless-First -- Rich Harris at Svelte Summit

Rich Harris, the creator of Svelte, lifted the curtain over the experiments that have been taking place around Svelte (the UI framework and compiler) and Sapper (Svelte’s application framework). Harris gave a glimpse of a potential future in which Svelte is a serverless-first framework.

Better Managing Cost in AWS with Budgets Actions

Recently, AWS announced budgets actions allowing customers to define actions to take when a budget exceeds its threshold (actual or forecasted amounts). With budget actions, customers will have more control over their AWS Budgets in order to reduce unintentional overspending in their AWS accounts.

Alois Reitbauer on Cloud Native Application Delivery, Keptn, and Observability

In this podcast, Alois Reitbauer sat down with InfoQ podcast co-host Daniel Bryant. Topics discussed included: the goals of the CNCF app delivery SIG; how cloud native continuous delivery tooling like Keptn can help engineers scale development and release processes; and the role of culture change, tooling, and adopting open standards, such as OpenTelemetry, within observability.

10 Reasons Why You Can’t Miss QCon Plus This Nov 4-20

As software developers ourselves, we designed QCon Plus to be practical, actionable, and software-focused. This is not just another virtual conference; it's an online experience where senior software engineers, architects, and team leads connect, gather new ideas, and hear from software leaders that are constantly pushing the boundaries.

Microsoft Introduces Azure Space to Further Push the Boundaries of Cloud Computing

Recently Microsoft launched its Azure Space initiative as a further push of cloud computing towards space. This initiative by the public cloud vendor consists of several products and partnerships to position Azure as a critical player in the space- and satellite-related connectivity and compute part of the cloud market.

Deno Introduction with Practical Examples

Deno is a simple, modern, and secure runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript applications built with the Chromium V8 JavaScript engine and Rust, created to avoid several pain points and regrets with Node.js. Deno was originally announced in 2018 and reached 1.0 in 2020, created by the original Node.js founder Ryan Dahl and other mindful contributors.

Level-up on the Skills That Are Most in-Demand in Software Right Now.

At QCon Plus (Nov 4-18), a virtual conference for senior software engineers, architects, and team leads, you’ll learn how software development teams are pivoting and surviving during rapid business change.

Google Announces New Capabilities for Cloud Functions: Languages, Security and More

Google’s Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS) offering on its cloud platform is Cloud Functions, allowing developers to build serverless solutions which integrate with third-party services and APIs, or IoT backends. Recently the public cloud vendor announced several new capabilities for Cloud Functions.

The InfoQ eMag: Real-Time APIs: Designing, Operating, and Observing

Research shows that there is an increasing demand for near real-time APIs, in which speed and flexibility of response are vitally important. This eMag explores this emerging trend in more detail.