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ISSUE 166: Microsoft Open Source

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“It’s a complex problem because cloud really changes the nature of open source consumption. It used to be ‘you download it, you install it, you run it yourself’; with cloud, that’s a strange thing to do. You want to consume it as a service.”

Google senior vice president for technical infrastructure Urs Hölzle, on the cloud use of open source software.
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Developer productivity is an ongoing concern, but not every pain point lasts forever. Users of open source runtimes are spending less time managing dependencies and are less concerned with license issues. We speculate that's because deployment automation and security scanning software is helping in these areas.

In ActiveState’s “2019 Developer Survey: Open Source Runtimes,” those saying they almost never spend time managing open source dependencies rose from 25% in 2018 to 38% in 2019. Even more don’t think about license compliance, as 73% almost never spend time on it. Overall, concern about license issues in packages or modules is also down. Those with a lot of concern declined from 10% in 2018 to 5% in 2019, while those “not at all” concerned about license issues rose from 27% in 2018 to 36% in 2019.
What's Happening

“A lot of people don’t really know what DevSecOps entails. Not so much that they don’t understand the concept — they get DevOps and they know how to implement it — but I think folks are still a little skittish about DevSecOps and how to implement it,” Sonya Koptyev, director of product marketing and evangelism for Twistlock, said.

In this episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, hosted by TNS Editorial Director Libby Clark, Koptyev discussed what developers and DevOps need to know about DevSecOps. Koptyev also discussed what attendees can learn by attending a Twistlock-organized event called Cloud Native Security Day at the upcoming KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2019, where attendees can learn — during an entire day in a very hands-on way — about how to implement DevSecOps.

Real Steps to Take to Go Beyond DevSecOps as a Concept

Microsoft Open Source

While Microsoft's Build developer conference, held this week in Seattle, didn’t offer a lot of earth-shaking news, we did see some interesting developments to point to the new open source, services-oriented direction the company is taking.
First, Microsoft unveiled a new command-line terminal for Windows. Developers spoiled by the Linux Bash shell have always felt crimped by the Windows cmd shell, so this radical update/replacement comes as good news, with Unicode support, tabs, 24-bit color and other features. Best yet, it is open source. While it may not herald the open sourcing of the entire Windows platform, TNS correspondent Mary Branscombe noted, it nonetheless is still a significant development for the platform.
The next release of Windows Microsoft will offer, which will be available to Windows Insiders in June, is the full Linux kernel (v4.19) to support Linux binaries, thanks to version 2 of the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). Having the full kernel onboard will offer full compatibility for Linux, as well as performance improvements, thanks to its use of the very lightweight Hyper-V VM.

Red Hat’s OpenShift 4 Adds Knative, Key CoreOS Features

Red Hat released OpenShift 4, which it says has been “re-engineered to address the complex realities of container orchestration in production systems” in a company statement. The latest version of OpenShift has been designed to deliver a cloud-like experience across the hybrid cloud by driving automated updates across Kubernetes deployments everywhere.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Addresses the Hybrid, Multicloud Future

This week, Red Hat also launched RHEL 8 with a number of new features intended to make the system easier to manage, wherever it’s deployed, whether through automation, analytics, or even simply a new web interface for system administrators. Next, RHEL 8 looks to provide a single location to handle various sysadmin tasks with its RHEL web console, RHEL 8 introduces Red Hat Smart Management, which the company says combines Red Hat Satellite for on-premise systems management with cloud management services to provide “a single capability to manage, patch, configure and provision Red Hat Enterprise Linux deployments across the hybrid cloud.”

Red Hat, Microsoft Team to Offer Event-Driven OpenShift on Azure

Also this week at the Red Hat Summit in Boston, Red Hat announced general availability of Azure Red Hat OpenShift, bringing the first jointly-managed version of Red Hat's OpenShift Container Platform to Microsoft's public cloud, Microsoft Azure. According to a Red Hat statement on the release, Azure Red Hat OpenShift "combines the innovation of trusted enterprise Kubernetes with the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, running on the scale and power of Azure."

Party On

The students from Franklin Middle School in Minneapolis, aspiring technologists and teachers, attended the Red Hat Summit, offering a bit of their own expertise in open source. Way to go!

Booth duty time! Michael Ducy and Jennifer Pospishek in the last stretch at Red Hat Summit — check out Falco, the open source project Sysdig is leading.

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