November 26th, 2019 | 32 mins 50 secs
cloudbees, cloudnativecon, devops, kubecon
The idea is to empower all DevOps' stakeholders with better access to continuous integration (CI)/continuous delivery (CD) pipelines. Your organization also very likely relies on Jenkins as the backbone for the production pipeline with a reliance on Git to share and collaborate.
However, the problem has long been that Jenkins is notoriously hard to implement and use for many organizations. The added complexities of shifting to cloud native and Kubernetes platforms have further compounded the difficulties — but this new age of Jenkins and cloud native deployments have also set the stage for the creation of CloudBees' open source Jenkins X. CloudBees created Jenkins X mainly to help facilitate and automate CD pipelines to Kubernetes and cloud native environments. The idea is also to allow Jenkins X to make it easier to develop and deploy cloud native applications to Kubernetes without having to learn the intricacies of the orchestrator. Jenkins X is also one of four projects of the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF), which also includes Jenkins, Spinnaker and Tekton.
CloudBees says it is also continuing to try and improve Jenkins X, by simplify how developers and all DevOps stakeholders work with the tool. To that end, the company has developed its first-ever graphical interface.
In this The New Stack Makers podcast recorded during KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in San Diego last week, CloudBees' Moritz Plassnig, vice president, cloud and Peter Muir, lead architect, spoke with Alex Williams, founder and editor-in-chief of The New Stack about how CloudBees continues to try to make Jenkins X both more accessible and easier to use.
Episode 534: The Challenge of Machine Learning and How DevOps and the Edge Will Modernize Data Science
November 11th, 2019 | 35 mins 21 secs
ai, code, devops, machine learning
Basically most enterprise AI and machine learning initiatives are stuck at the gate. On this episode of The New Stack Makers, we talk to Luke Marsden about why.
November 6th, 2019 | 45 mins 43 secs
devops, kubecon, kubernetes
In this edition of The New Stack Makers podcast: Kubernetes, open source, the developer experience and new technologies. VMware’s role during the upcoming KubeCon + CloudNativeCon conference was also discussed.
September 13th, 2018 | 11 mins 10 secs
developers, devops, diversity, diversity in tech, programming, software engineering, women in tech
The concept of helping organizations deploy to serverless faster and with fewer resources is straightforward. But underneath the platform Stackery offers, of course, is a lot of heavy-lifting development work that goes into creating the necessary code. The end result is about making serverless more accessible for organizations that might otherwise not have the resources and knowhow in house to make the move.
September 12th, 2018 | 33 mins 58 secs
developers, devops, programming, programming languages, pulumi
Pulumi CEO and Co-Founder Joe Duffy and his team could have created a new programming language to help developers deploy their applications to multi-cloud environments — but they did not.
“The tech nerd in me would love to go creating a new language,” Duffy, who was previously a long-time Microsoft software engineer and tool developer, said during a live interview with TNS founder and editor-in-chief Alex Williams. “I’ve done that a few times before, but it didn’t seem appropriate.”
July 23rd, 2018 | 19 mins 39 secs
agile development, ci/cd, continuous deployment, continuous integration, devops, enterprise software, programming, software, software development, split software
Building software at scale and at velocity requires a great deal of infrastructure, process, and management. While some companies like Facebook and Google may make it seem like CI/CD is easy to build, in reality, both of these companies have spent billions of dollars optimizing their build pipelines and enabling developers to be more productive by removing barriers in the build/test/fix feedback loop.
July 12th, 2018 | 34 mins 37 secs
containerization, containers, developers, devops, k8s, kubernetes, programming, rancher labs
Shannon Williams has played a very hands-on role in launching software for over 20 years. Recently, after observing the power and potential of containerization, Williams co-founded Rancher Labs in 2014, after successfully creating Cloud.com (now owned by Citrix Systems).
Since 2014, things have changed. Kubernetes, of course, has emerged as the standard containerization platform, prompting Rancher to go “all Kubernetes” with its recent production release of Rancher’s namesake product Rancher 2.0.
July 11th, 2018 | 19 mins 28 secs
application development, developers, devops, ibm, open source, oracle, programming, serverless, serverless applications, software development, stateless computing
Just like Kung Fu in the 70's, serverless application development and deployment is hot. But just like Kung Fu, serverless is as much of a mindset as it is a platform. Amazon's Lambdas really kicked off the excitement, but going even further back, the origins of this style of programming can be found in functional principles: those found in Erlang, Haskell, and Scala.
Primarily, the idea of stateless computing and the goal of building discrete application functions drive this new paradigm of serverless. What's new about serverless is the fact that applications are offered up to the cloud to run in some unknown nebula managed by the cloud provider, with scaling needs completely abstracted away from the developer.
July 9th, 2018 | 28 mins 6 secs
amazon web services, aws, chef, chef habitat, chefconf, developers, devops, enterprise software, programming
There are two sides to every software and IT story: the story of the people doing the work, and the stories the vendors will tell you about how that work can be done more efficiently. Sometimes, the hardest part of the job can be reconciling these two often disparate views of the world, as vision means pavement, and tools meet unique problems. That's why it's so important to discuss the usage of IT tooling with real IT practitioners. Today, we've got two very smart IT folks packed into this episode of the Maker's Podcast, both here to discuss the usage of Chef in enterprise environments.
July 6th, 2018 | 32 mins 44 secs
agile development, ci/cd, continuous delivery, continuous deployment, developers, devops, kenzan, programming, spinnaker
There is a big difference between agile development and continuous delivery and deployment, but you probably can't get to the latter without having implemented the former. At the end of the day, every company wants to ship better code more often, in order to innovate in its market, but actually turning your software development and IT teams into lean mean feature shipping machines isn't as easy as taking a straight road to a clear goal ahead.