Mike Vizard

NextArch Foundation Launched to Focus on Microservices

The Linux Foundation this week launched the NextArch Foundation to define frameworks and specifications that promote interoperability between microservices that span multiple cloud computing environments. More than 40 organizations, including Tencent, Arm, Kong and Ampere, have committed to contributing to 10 technology projects in 2022 in addition to frameworks for three vertical industries. Mark Shan, …

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Apollo GraphQL to Provide More Control Over APIs

Apollo GraphQL today previewed an update to its Federation platform for tracking and managing application programming interfaces (APIs) based on the GraphQL query language to give organizations more control over how APIs are reviewed and ultimately approved. Matt DeBergalis, founder and CTO, Apollo, said the alpha edition of the Federation 2 platform provides a unified …

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Oracle Adds AI Services to Cloud Portfolio

Oracle today unfurled Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) AI services, a collection of services that make it easier for developers to use application programming interfaces (APIs) to invoke a wide range of services based on algorithms trained by Oracle on their behalf. Elad Ziklik, vice president of product management for AI services and data science at …

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Salt Security Adds Support for GraphQL APIs

Salt Security has extended its platform for securing application programming interfaces (APIs) to include support for APIs built using GraphQL. GraphQL is an open source data query and manipulation language for APIs that was originally developed by Facebook. It provides a more efficient approach to querying data than the REST APIs that are widely used …

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Dynatrace Survey Sees Continuous Delivery Challenges Ahead

A global survey of 1,300 application development and DevOps leaders conducted by the research firm Coleman Parkes on behalf of Dynatrace finds, on average, organizations expect to increase the frequency of their software releases by 58% over the next two years. Andreas Grabner, director of strategic partnerships at Dynatrace, an observability platform provider, said that …

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Postman Survey Shows Focus on Building and Deploying APIs

A survey of more than 28,000 developers and application programming interface (API) professionals published today by Postman found nearly half of respondents (49%) are now spending the majority of their time developing APIs. More than a quarter (28%) now spend 20 or more hours per week working with APIs. Kin Lane, chief evangelist for Postman, …

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Intel Woos DevOps Teams with API and Processor Advances

During the online Intel Innovation 2021 event, Intel announced today a unified Developer Zone for accessing application programming interfaces (APIs) that it makes available via a oneAPI toolkit to IT teams that want to more easily invoke a wide range of processor types and classes. At the same time, the company also revealed it is …

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GitHub Expands Developer Productivity Tools Portfolio

During the online GitHub Universe 2021 conference, GitHub today unveiled a bevy of updates intended to boost developer productivity by making it easier for developers to write code faster and collaborate more easily. The GitHub Copilot tool that GitHub developed in collaboration with OpenAI, a research and development lab, to help developers write better code …

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BMC Looks to Advance ServiceOps Approach to Managing IT

During an online BMC Exchange event, BMC announced it expanded its portfolio of IT management offerings as part of an ongoing effort to unify traditional IT service management and DevOps processes under an integrated ServiceOps framework. The latest additions to the BMC portfolio includes an update to its Control-M workload automation platform that adds observability …

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Codenotary Uses Immutable Database to Verify Software Artifacts

Codenotary today unfurled a free notarization and verification service for open source artifacts and containers to enable IT organizations to track the provenance of the components that make up their applications. Dennis Zimmer, Codenotary CTO, said the Community Attestation Service is based on an immutable open source immudb database that cryptographically attaches an identity to …

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