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March 2023

Issue breakdowns and drift details stoke software delivery

New in Sleuth for March 2023: See how issue breakdowns give you more visibility and show you the status of any issue referenced in your deployments. They're especially useful when looking at your work in progress so you can see what's in review, what's in progress, and what's being investigated. Plus, environment drift details provide visibility into the specific deploys, PRs, commits and issues that comprise the drift between any two environments. Less drift means fewer production issues.

Containerization 102 Security Optimization and Speed

We continue our series on containerization in this session, diving a bit deeper to discuss the key areas to ensure container optimization and speed, such as: What are the security ramifications of containers? How have platforms enabled the rise of containers and microservices? What challenges have been introduced by containers and platforms? What are some of the enhancements to networking, and why this improves the speed of delivery

Development Pipeline: What should you consider?

As software development continues to evolve and become more complex, the need for efficient and effective deployment strategies has become increasingly important. This is where deployment pipelines come in. When it comes to software development, a deployment pipeline is a powerful automated tool that facilitates the fast and accurate transition of new code changes and updates from version control to the production environment.

Datadog Integration Update: Vulnerability Scanning and Audit Logs

The team at Cloudsmith is always looking for ways our customers and community can leverage adjacent technologies within the DevOps and application development ecosystem to secure the software supply chain. Cloudsmith developed the first integration with Datadog, the Cloud Monitoring as a Service solution, a few years ago! That integration was the first step in helping the community leverage both solutions simultaneously, strength for strength.

Project Permissions are now available in Bitbucket Cloud

Today is a big day for Bitbucket Cloud as we begin rolling out project permissions and permission inheritance to align with Bitbucket Server and Data Center. We will be progressively rolling this out over the next month, so you will see the changes in your workspace before the end of April. Project permissions has been a long anticipated update for Bitbucket Cloud and represents one of the largest administration improvements for Bitbucket Cloud since we rolled out Workspaces in April 2020.

CircleCI Technical Demo + Q&A

Join us for a high level tour of CircleCI, and learn how to most effectively utilize the platform’s features and capabilities. Every first and third Wednesday, we’ll be offering a technical demo so you can learn best practices and have all your CircleCI questions answered. Topics Covered: How it works: the nuts and bolts of the product Why CircleCI can make developers’ jobs easier and more rewarding How CircleCI can support your security posture by ensuring organizational policies and guardrails are met Greater visibility by surfacing trends and status across your organization

Intro to Config Migration

In this webinar, you will learn from real life case studies how to avoid migration roadblocks and how CircleCI is set up to support you in implementing a predictable migration strategy. In addition, Brian O’Halloran, Senior Solutions Engineer, and Zan Markan, Senior Developer Advocate, explain how CircleCI is built differently, and how it can adapt to the needs of your software delivery process.

Amazon and Atlassian layoffs, Curl is 25 and more news

Amazon lays off 9,000 more workers, and that's just scratching the surface of recent job cuts. Back in 2008, Atlassian bucked trends and increased hiring when everyone else was firing. This time, they cut 5 percent of their workforce. Is Amazon using return to office mandates as a way to cut jobs? On a lighter note, Happy 25th Anniversary to command line tool, Curl!

5 tips on how Developers, DevOps and security teams can work together

As we all know, team collaboration can sometimes be a bit complicated. Especially when different teams in the organization strive to achieve their own individual goals. This is where new organizational practices, such as DevOps and DevSecOps, have paved the path for us to work together and achieve our mutual goals. Take a look at these three trying to make it work… Triple Therapy for your Dev, Sec AND Ops Teams.

Merging to Main #1: Modernizing your CI/CD

Modernizing your CI/CD can turn into a Sherlock-Holmes-style mystery if your organization or team is not fully prepared. And when migrating from monoliths to microservices, people tend to only focus on the really technical nitty gritty details, and don’t focus enough time on questions like: With experience as a consultant, architect, engineer, DevOps engineer, and developer evangelism, JJ Asghar, Developer Advocate at IBM has seen every side of the modernization process. And has so many stories to share.

Identify the root causes of issues and bottlenecks in your build pipelines with TeamCity and Datadog

TeamCity is a CI/CD server that provides out-of-the-box support for unit testing, code quality tracking, and build automation. Additionally, TeamCity integrates with your other tools—such as version control, issue tracking, package repositories, and more—to simplify and expedite your CI/CD workflows.

Automating deployment to an EKS cluster using CircleCI and Helm Charts

Kubernetes is a container orchestration system for automating deployment and managing containerized applications. Helm is a Kubernetes package manager that helps you define, install, and upgrade Kubernetes applications. It lets you define reusable templates for Kubernetes components (deployment, service, hpa, service account, etc.) that can be published and shared across applications. In this tutorial, you will learn how to build and install Helm charts for your application to an AWS EKS cluster.

Open sourcing the CircleCI Language Server

The official CircleCI extension for Visual Studio Code is now available for anyone to download on the VS Code Marketplace. This extension was developed by the Developer Experience team of CircleCI and it includes two sets of features: the pipeline manager and the config helper. The config helper provides language support for CircleCI YAML files.

What is Helm? A complete guide

Helm is a tool that automates the creation, packaging, configuration, and deployment of Kubernetes applications by combining your configuration files into a single reusable package. In a microservice architecture, you create more microservices as the application grows, making it increasingly difficult to manage. Kubernetes, an open source container orchestration technology, simplifies the process by grouping multiple microservices into a single deployment.

Gain real-time observability into your software supply chain with the New Relic Log Analytics Integration

JFrog’s new log analytics integration with New Relic brings together powerful observability capabilities to monitor, analyze, and visualize logs and metrics from self-hosted JFrog environments. The integration is free for all tiers of self-hosted JFrog customers and utilizes the powerful, open source log management tool, Fluentd, to collect, process, and surface data in New Relic dashboards.

Real-world use cases for DORA metrics: Unlock your software team's performance

Need real-world ideas for how your own software engineering team can use DORA metrics to improve daily? In this video, Sleuth team members share the different ways they get value out of using DORA metrics. Get perspective from an engineering manager, individual contributor, senior software engineer, customer success manager, and CTO.

New in Sleuth (Jan-Feb '23): Global nav, work in progress, reusable GitHub Actions, customer stories

Get the latest updates in Sleuth for January-February 2023. Sleuth CTO and co-founder Don Brown walks through our new global nav, enhancements to Work in Progress dashboards, and the ability to move code deployments across projects. Plus, interviews with our awesome customers Puma and Article!

Create Git Repositories and CI/CD Pipelines with the Terraform Provider for Codefresh

The Codefresh User Interface allows all application stakeholders to view and manage their applications in a user-friendly manner with comprehensive dashboards and detailed overview screens. It is not however the only way of managing Codefresh. Codefresh also comes with a powerful CLI as well as an extensive API that allows developers and operators to completely bypass the UI and create their own automated workflows with their favorite tools.

Experience faster, more reliable builds with Cargo's new sparse registry protocol

With the Rust team's announcement of the 1.68.0 version of Rust, Cloudsmith is happy to announce our support for the new "sparse" registry protocol, which has been stabilized as part of version 1.68.0. Cargo is the package manager for Rust, a programming language empowering everyone to build reliable and efficient software. Cloudsmith customers who migrate to the new beta "sparse" registry implementation will dramatically improve the speed and reliability of their builds.

This is the future of software innovation in 2023

Software developers are innovative by nature, and software engineering managers can foster that by removing team bottlenecks. DORA metrics help find what's slowing a team down, so you can remove those bottlenecks and free up developers' time to create innovative solutions. Give Sleuth a try and see why it's a deploy-based Accelerate / DORA metrics tracker both managers and developers love.

Release Trusted Software Faster - Our New release Lifecycle Management Beta Is Here

Releasing production-ready software is a complicated tangle of tools and processes lacking visibility, traceability, and consistency. This leads to custom integrations and human intervention, which create opportunities for mistakes, impede automation, and increase the likelihood of insecure software being released. JFrog’s release lifecycle management capabilities enable “release first” software supply chain (SSC) management, delivering trusted software faster.

How vcluster is Changing the Game

Since vcluster launched, it's exploded into the cloud-native world with tons of benefits that are creating new patterns for architecting and deploying Kubernetes applications and workflows. Rich Burroughs (@richburroughs) and Lian Li (@lianmakesthings) of loft.sh will join to talk about how vcluster launched, is growing, working with GitOps, and changing the landscape.

How to Onboard to a Federated Repository

Scaling up your development organization typically involves spreading development across multiple locations around the globe. One of the key challenges with multisite development is ensuring reliable access to required software packages and artifacts for teams collaborating across time zones. The JFrog Software Supply Chain Platform solves this challenge with federated repositories in JFrog Artifactory.

Git tags vs branches: Differences and when to use them

Version control systems are valuable tools for tracking and managing changes to software projects. They record every modification to software code and store the complete project history in a database, enabling developers to collaborate, experiment with new features, and roll back changes when necessary. Git is the most widely used version control system today.

Automate GitHub stats reporting with scheduled pipelines

Release notes provide essential documentation when a new software version is released. For release notes to be most effective, dev teams must consolidate all of the work that has been done since the previous release. It is a hectic task that requires a lot of effort and time sorting through weeks or even months of software issues and pull requests. Why not make the life of the release team easier by automating the creation of release notes?

Build on Apple silicon with M1 support for CI/CD pipelines

Apple developers across the globe leverage CircleCI’s vast selection of macOS resources to swiftly build, test, and deploy software. Today, CircleCI introduced its first M1 resource to provide customers with record-breaking build speed that will bring their software delivery to the next level.

Accurate DORA Metrics: How Sleuth Measures Engineering Efficiency

DORA metrics are the only studies-proven metrics that get measuring engineering efficiency right. And Sleuth provides organizations with accurate DORA metrics plus insights on the actions teams need to take to improve. Sleuth's co-founder and CEO, Dylan Etkin, explains how Sleuth works. Give Sleuth a try and see why it's a deploy-based Accelerate / DORA metrics tracker both managers and developers love.