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The New Stack Update

ISSUE 121: DockerCon Paparazzi  

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“By embedding production engineering teams within software engineering teams, we are able to work more effectively, more creatively, and with greater organizational cohesion.”

Pedro Canahuati, vice president, production engineering and security at Facebook.
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Regardless of their sex, one in three people would recommend an employer even if they had seen discrimination while working there. That is one takeaway from the Dice Diversity and Inclusion Report 2018. Based on a survey of U.S. and U.K. tech professionals using Dice and eFinancialCareers, the report looked at discrimination based on gender, age and politics.

The study found that 85 percent of women believe gender discrimination exists in the tech industry while only 62 percent of men feel likewise. In other words, twice as many many don’t see sexism. The results mirror many other studies that show men are much less likely to see sexism as a problem. This dynamic also plays out in regards to racism, with black and brown people much more likely to be concerned. Which leads us to ask, why wasn’t discrimination based on ethnicity discussed? The omission is striking!

Likely because of personal experiences with gender discrimination, only 59 percent of women are willing to recommend their employer as a place to work while 79 percent would do so. Digging deeper into the subject, many men would change their minds if they thought the employer was allowing discrimination to continue. In fact, almost the same percentage of women and men (33 percent and 44 percent respectively) would recommend their employer even if they have seen discrimination in that workplace. Stated another way, about a third of the tech community is willing to accept discrimination as a fact of life.
What's Happening

At this year’s ChefConf held in May, TNS founder Alex Williams sat down with Dominik Richter, senior product manager at Chef, and Annie Hedgpeth, cloud automation engineer at consulting firm 10th Magnitude, to learn about the expanding use of Chef InSpec, a tool for compliance and security testing. On this episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, the trio dove into the discussion of how InSpec fills a gap in today’s DevOps workflow, and the project’s goals for the future.

Inspec: Who’s Adopting It, Why, And How It Fits With Today’s DevOps Practices

DockerCon Paparazzi

Not much in the way of surprising announcements from DockerCon this year, though the company did display some nice enhancements to Docker Enterprise Edition and to the Docker Desktop, not to mention the first commercial support we’ve seen for running Kubernetes on Microsoft Windows. The conference was, as one analyst put it, boring, but in a good way. Docker has a laser focus on the enterprise market and is following through on the vision.

And on the show floor, excitement abounded, as customers and partners looked to how the company’s technologies would improve their development life cycles. Our intrepid show reporter — and TNS founder — Alex Williams hit the show floor, along with Chenxi Wang, a managing general partner at Rain Capital, to find out what people thought of this year’s event.

“I honestly I don’t really have an idea what to expect this year,” said one passing-by TIBCO employee captured on our livestream. He wanted to see some announcements on how Docker plans to “broaden the ecosystem.” TIBCO plans to use the Docker Enterprise Edition, but make customizations on its own, so running Docker in production remains a relevant theme, or “How do you make sure it scales beyond the first 1,000 customers,” he asks. TIBCO, which has had its own cloud platform for three years now, is also evaluating Istio for production use.

In another conversation, Helen Ngo, data scientist from Canadian telecom Bell, noted that the company is looking at Docker to scale out machine learning applications. Bell is currently looking at using Docker into production but hasn’t done so yet. Helen handles both the data science and the data infrastructure — Bell is a firm believer in full stack training. “In silos, nothing ever gets done,” she said. “If you don’t have people who fully understand what that deployment looks like, you don’t get anywhere.”

During another walkthrough of the show floor, Alex spoke with Tigera founder & CTO Christopher Liljenstolpe, who noted that, during a presentation he gave at the event, he asked how many people were using Kubernetes, and about half raised their hands. That was a surprisingly large percentage, he noted. One patron from Hitachi who was walking by noted that he was looking for dashboards that show containers and virtual machines, which he could use for Hitachi’s own container-based solutions. He appreciated how security is taking a front row at this year’s show.

“A lot of companies here are demonstrating security features,” he said.

Software for Quantum Computers

Quantum computers are no longer a novelty. People are already working with systems from IBM and D-Wave. Now IBM, D-Wave and Microsoft have programs so developers can learn how to code and write applications.

Ballerina: An API-First Programming Language

Open source enterprise application integration software provider WSO2 has launched a programming language built around supporting application programming interfaces (APIs) as a first-class entity. One Way to Herd All those Kubernetes Clusters

What if you could use Kubernetes to manage Kubernetes clusters around the world and across various clouds? That’s the approach Seattle-based is taking to creating a single control plane that would enable users to treat all these environments as one.

Party On

And the conversation turned from Docker to everything else ... Left to right: Gareth Rushgrove (Docker), Maya Kaczorowski (Google), David Aronchick (Google), James Governor (RedMonk), Justin Cormack (Docker).

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