- The Squishy Side of Open Source
Working in open source can be hard - and not (just) because of the technical aspects: communication and social dynamics can be strange and intimidating. Great tips for first-time contributors.
- GitHub: Weak Cryptographic Standards Removed
GitHub drops support for TLS 1.0/1.1 and outdated ciphers, unexpectedly breaking a number of applications and tools, particularly on older Windows installations.
- Announcing InSpec 2.0
InSpec is Chef's open source project for automating security and compliance in your pipeline; it allows you to create security and compliance requirements as code.
- New VSTS Messaging Extension for Microsoft Teams
Further integration between Microsoft Teams and VSTS suggests that more chatops integrations may be coming between the team communication tool and the DevOps platform.
- AR still doesn’t have a killer app, but Google’s ARCore is here to help
Google brings ARCore to general availability; now developers can build augmented reality software for Android devices. Will this product the first AR killer app?
- Using Byteman to Find Out Why the TimeZone Changed on a Java App Server
Byteman can instrument Java application code with debugging information at runtime, without recompiling; this is an interesting introduction to problem solving with the tool.
- Modernizing .NET Apps for Developers with Containers
An introduction to containerizing a monolithic .NET application by moving pieces of the application to microservices, hosted in containers.
- The Beauty of the COBOL Programming Language
A fascinating look at a programming language that many of us have never seen - COBOL - and how it can be used with modern practices like object oriented programming(!) and DevOps.