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The New Stack Podcast is all about the developers, software engineers and operations people who build at-scale architectures that change the way we develop and deploy software. Subscribe to TNS on YouTube at:






OpenTelemetry Gets Better Metrics

OpenTelemetry is defined by its creators as a collection of APIs used to instrument, generate, collect and export telemetry data for observability. This data is in the form of metrics, logs and traces and has emerged as a popular CNCF project. For this interview, we're delving deeper into OpenTelemetry and its metrics support which has just become generally available. The specifications provided for the metrics protocol are designed to connect metrics to other signals and to provide a path...


Living with Kubernetes After the 'Honeymoon' Ends

Nearly seven years after Google released Kubernetes, the open source container orchestrator, into an unsuspecting world, 5.6 million developers worldwide use it. But that number, from the latest Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) annual survey, masks a lot of frustration. Kubernetes (K8s) can make life easier for the organization that adopts it — after it makes it a lot harder. And as it scales, it can create an unending cadence of triumph and challenge. In other words: It’s...


Kubernetes and the Cloud Native Community

The pandemic has significantly accelerated the adoption of Kubernetes and cloud native environments as a way to accommodate the surge in remote workers and other infrastructure constraints. Following the beginning of the pandemic, however, organizations are retaining their investments for those organizations with cloud native infrastructure already in place. They have realized that cloud native is well worth maintaining their investments. Meanwhile, Kubernetes adoption continues to remain on...


Go Language Fuels Cloud Native Development

Go was created at Google in 2007 to improve programming productivity in an era of multi-core networked machines and large codebases. Since then, engineering teams across Google, as well as across the industry, have adopted Go to build products and services at massive scale, including the Cloud Native Computing Foundation which has over 75% of the projects written in the language. In this episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, Steve Francia, Head of Product: Go Language, Google and...


Svelte and the Future of Front-end Development

First released in 2016, the Svelte Web framework has steadily gained popularity as an alternative approach to building Web applications, one that prides itself on being more intuitive (and less verbose) than the current framework du jour, Facebook's React. You can say that it reaches back to the era before the web app — when desktop and server applications were compiled — to make the web app easier to develop and more enjoyable to user. In this latest episode of The New Stack Makers...


Is Java Ready for Cloud Native Computing?

First released in 1995, Java’s programming language has been a leading developer platform that has become a workhorse for hundreds of enterprise applications. With each new technology evolution, Java has successfully adapted to change. But even while a recent Java ecosystem study found that more than 70% of Java applications in production environments are running inside a container, there continues to be hurdles the language must overcome to adapt to the cloud-native world. In this episode...


KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2022 Europe, in Valencia: Bring a Mask

Last week, the country of Spain dropped its mandate for residents and visitors to wear masks, to ward off further infections of the Coronavirus. So, for this year's KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe conference, to be held May 16 - 20th of May in Valencia, Spain, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation dropped its own original mandate that attendees wear masks, a rule that had been in place for its other recent conferences. This turned out to be the wrong decision, CNCF admitted a week later. A...


Microsoft Accelerates the Journey to Low-Code

Low-code and no-code is becoming increasingly popular in software development, particularly in enterprises that are looking to expand the number of people who can create applications for digital transformation efforts. While in 2020, less than 25% of new apps were developed using no code/low code, Gartner predicts that by 2025, 70% will utilize this means. Microsoft is one vendor who has been paving the way in this shift by reducing the burden on those in the lines of business and developers...


Meet Cadence: The Open-Source Orchestration Workflow Engine

Developers are often faced with complexity when building and operating long-running processes that involve multiple service calls and require continuous coordination. To solve this challenge, Uber built and introduced Cadence, the open-source solution for workflow orchestration in 2016 that enables developers to directly express complex, long-running business logic as simple code. Since its debut, it continues to find increased traction with developers operating large-scale,...


Removing the Complexity to Securely Access the Infrastructure

As the tech stack grows, the list of technologies that must be configured in cloud computing environments has grown exponentially and increased the complexity in the IT infrastructure. While every layer of the stack comes with its own implementation of encrypted connectivity, client authentication, authorization and audit, the challenge for developers and DevOps teams to properly set up secure access to hardware, software throughout the organization will continue to grow, making IT...


Rethinking Trust in Cloud Security

From cloud security providers to open source, trust has become a staple from which an organization's security is built. But with the rise of cloud-native technologies, the new ways of building applications are challenging the traditional approaches to security. The changing cloud-native landscape is requiring broader security coverage across the technology stack and more contextual awareness of the environment. So how should DevOps and InfoSec teams across commercial businesses and...


The Work-War Balance of Open Source Developers in Ukraine

"Many Ukrainians continue working. A very good opportunity is to continue working with them, to buy Ukrainian software products, to engage with people who are working [via] UpWork. Help Ukrainians by giving them the ability to work, to do some paid work," whether still in the country or as refugees abroad. If you take something from this conversation, Anastasiia Voitova's words may be the ones that should stick. After all, Ukraine has a renowned IT workforce, with IT outsourcing among its...


Securing the Modern Enterprise with Trust: A Look at the Upcoming Code to Cloud Summit

From cloud security providers to open source, trust has become the foundation from which an organization's security is built. But with the rise of cloud-native technologies such as containers and infrastructure as code (IaC), it has ushered in new ways to build applications and requirements that are challenging the traditional approaches to security. The changing nature of the cloud-native landscape is requiring broader security coverage across the technology stack and more contextual...


Optimizing Resource Management Using Machine Learning to Scale Kubernetes

Kubernetes is great at large-scale systems, but its complexity and transparency has caused higher cloud costs, delays in deployment and developer frustration. As Kubernetes has taken off and workloads continue to move to a containerized environment, optimizing resources is becoming increasingly important. In fact, the recent 2021 Cloud Native Survey revealed that Kubernetes has already crossed the chasm to mainstream with 96 percent of organizations using or evaluating the technology. In...


Java Adapts to Cloud Native Computing

While Java continues to be the most widely used programming language in the enterprise, how is it faring the emerging cloud native ecosystem? Quite well, observed a panel of Oracle engineers who work the language. In fact, they estimate that they there are more than 50 million Java virtual machines running concurrently in the cloud at present. In this latest edition of The New Stack Makers podcast, we discussed the current state of Java with Georges Saab, who is Oracle's vice president of...


Mitigating Risks in Cloud Native Applications

Two decades ago, security was an afterthought; it was often ‘bolted on’ to existing applications that left businesses with a reactive approach to threat visibility and enforcement. But with the proliferation of cloud native applications and businesses employing a work from anywhere model, the traditional approach to security is being reimagined to play an integral role from development through operations. From identifying, assessing, prioritizing, and adapting to risk across the...


Engineering the Reliability of Chaotic Cloud Native Environments

Cloud-native applications provide an advantage in terms of their scalability and velocity. Yet, despite their resiliency, the complexity of these systems has grown as the number of application components continue to increase. Understanding how these components fit together has stretched beyond what can be easily digested, further challenging the ability for organizations to prepare for technical issues that may arise from the system complexities. Last month, ChaosNative hosted its second...


TypeScript and the Power of a Statically-Typed Language

If there is a secret to the success of TypeScript, it is in the type checking, ensuring that the data flowing through the program is of the correct kind of data. Type checking cuts down on errors, sets the stage for better tooling, and allows developers to map their programs at a higher level. And TypeScript itself, a statically-typed superset of JavaScript, ensures that an army of JavaScript programmers can easily enjoy these advanced programming benefits with a minimal learning curve. In...


When to Use Kubernetes, and When to Use Cloud Foundry

While Kubernetes brings a great deal of flexibility to application management, the Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service (PaaS) software offers the best level of standardization, observed Julian Fischer, CEO, of cloud native services provider anynines. We chatted with Fischer for this latest episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, to learn about the company's experience in managing large-scale deployments of both Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry. "A lot of the conversation today is about...


Makings of a Web3 Stack: Agoric, IPFS, Cosmos Network

Want an easy way to get started in Web3? Download a desktop copy of IPFS (Interplanetary File System) and install it on your computer, advises Dietrich Ayala, IPFS Ecosystem Growth Engineer, Protocol Labs, in our most recent edition of The New Stack Makers podcast. We've been hearing a lot of hype about the Web3 and its promise of decentralization — how it will bring the power of the web back to the people, through the use of a blockchain. So what's up with that? How do you build a Web3...