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Guide: 2019 TechBeacon Buyer’s Guide for Application Security

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 12, 2019
Updated: Saturday, September 7, 2019
What behaviors in the software community necessitate application security practices? What processes and products enable application security risks to be mitigated? What questions do application development teams need to answer in order to determine their next steps in application security risk mitigation? Find the answers to these and other questions in this guide.

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News from TechBeacon

Posted By Rob Mitchell, Thursday, September 12, 2019
Updated: Saturday, September 7, 2019
This month TechBeacon shows you how to turn your development operation into a DevOps-friendly software factory, how testers can break into data science, the best open source cloud management tools, and the new security risks surrounding single-sign on.

DevOps at scale: How to build your software factory

Last month Micro Focus Chief Technologist Yaniv Sayers explained Why a software factory is key to your enterprise DevOps success.

This month he shows you step-by-step how to get started. And don’t miss his blog post on how his team used Micro Focus tools to build a better software factory—and how you can too.

How I jumped from software testing to data science

Ken Johnston is Principal Data Science Manager at Microsoft, but he started out as a software tester. Here’s how learning data science improved his testing — and how he made the transition to a full-time data science gig.

4 essential open-source tools for cloud management
Deloitte Chief Cloud Strategy Officer David Linthicum recommends free tools you can download today to use inside or outside of a public cloud platform. “Cloud computing gives you the ability to leverage both open-source and closed-source technology on demand, which turns the ROI model for open source on its head,” he says. Read on to find out why.

Single sign-on still open to attack: An inside look

While single sign-on (SSO) technologies have matured, some implementations still suffer with security issues, as Micro Focus Fortify security researchers revealed at Black Hat in Las Vegas. Here's what went wrong, and what you can learn from it. And in this companion article, learn the five ways companies can get SSO right in today's complex, hybrid IT environments.

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TechBeacon News

Posted By Rob Mitchell, Thursday, July 11, 2019
This month in TechBeacon: Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais put forth a vision for software delivery that quickly went viral, Micro Focus’ Yaniv Sayers on why traditional enterprises that want to deliver at DevOps speed need to take a software factory approach, Google’s Phillip Wittrock shares what makes Kubernetes resource APIs so special, and more.

Forget monoliths vs. microservices. Cognitive load is what matters.
The "monoliths versus microservices" debate often focuses on technological aspects, ignoring strategy and team dynamics. But instead of starting with technology, beginning with the team's cognitive load as your guiding principle for the effective delivery and operation of modern software systems, say Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais.

Why a software factory is key to your enterprise DevOps success.
The popular references to DevOps transformations are applicable only to organizations born in the digital era, says Yaniv Sayers, Senior Director and Chief Technologist at Micro Focus. In the traditional enterprise, your challenges—even your definition of "faster"—is different from what the digital natives are experiencing. You need to take a software factory approach. Here’s how it works.

Google insider explains what makes Kubernetes resource APIs special.
Kubernetes has been a leading force in the container revolution, in no small part because of its simple, declarative API architecture. Google engineer Phillip Wittrock shares what makes Kubernetes APIs special, and why you should structure your API as one.

Reverse engineering attacks: 6 tools your team needs to know.
Hackers use reverse engineering to attack your applications, and they take apart your programs to create malicious versions of them. Are you ready to fight back? To counter reverse-engineering attacks, security teams need to know what tools are available and how they work. Here are the top ones to consider.

Migrating to the cloud? Don't forget your middleware.
Middleware isn’t sexy, but it’s essential as your organization moves to cloud-first IT strategies. Is your middleware ready to keep pace? Jason Bloomberg nails down the key decisions you need to make.

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Top Container Monitoring Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Posted By Rob Mitchell, Thursday, June 13, 2019
Updated: Monday, June 10, 2019
The complexity of containerized application environments prevents many IT organizations from fully realizing the technology's benefits. Here are the skills your team needs. Hint: clearing this hurdle has more to do with approach than abilities.

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How to Migrate Legacy Code Bases to Continuous Delivery

Posted By Rob Mitchell, Thursday, June 13, 2019
Updated: Monday, June 10, 2019
When starting a greenfield project, it's easy to take advantage of the most modern development practices. But what about the rest of us, who are working on code bases that are more than five minutes old? Melissa Benua offers up practical advice on how to make it all work.

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How to Lock Down your Serverless Apps in Five Steps

Posted By Rob Mitchell, Thursday, June 13, 2019
Updated: Monday, June 10, 2019
Serverless adoption has grown tremendously in the past few years, but just how secure are those serverless applications? From access control to managing open source components, here are five ways that developers can take control of serverless application security.

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8 Secrets to Creating and Leading High-performing Agile Teams

Posted By Rob Mitchell, Thursday, June 13, 2019
Updated: Monday, June 10, 2019
What are the keys to setting up and building solid agile teams? “Many of our suggestions go against traditional views of organizational and team dynamics, pushing the leaders far out of their comfort zones,” say agile experts Mary Thorn and Bob Galen. Should you always keep teams small? Do distributed teams work? Read on for the answers.

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Kubernetes Fails: 3 Ways to Kill Your Clusters

Posted By Rob Mitchell, Thursday, June 13, 2019
Updated: Monday, June 10, 2019
Kubernetes is ultimately worth the investment, but it’s complex, and comes with many operational challenges that can lead to failure. Henning Jacobs shares three prominent Kubenetes fails, explains what went wrong, and tells you how to avoid a similar fate.

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Micro Focus TechBeacon News

Posted By Administration, Thursday, May 2, 2019

From Rob Mitchell:

This month in TechBeacon, learn how to create test automations that stand out, the right way to use encryption for GDPR compliance, how to optimize service management on a budget, the five signs that your IT project is about to fail, and more.

Why privacy protection must start with application-layer encryption

For GDPR compliance, encryption is key, but resist the urge to just encrypt everything, says Micro Focus Technology Evangelist Travis Greene. Yes, you need to implement the technology if you haven't already. But be careful how you approach it. Here's how to do encryption the right way.

A complete guide to the best data science bootcamps  

Predictive analytics and other data science skills that are increasingly coming into play in enterprise IT systems, from development and testing to IT operations management. These courses will help you quickly build up your foundational knowledge.

7 productivity-killing habits of project managers  

These bad habits prevent more project leaders from becoming superstars in their job than anything else, says Igor Tkach, chief technology officer at consultancy Daxx. Here’s how to recognize these behavior patterns—and what to do instead.

Five red flags your IT project is failing   

Last year, 51% of enterprise transformation initiatives either stalled or were abandoned entirely. Don’t become the next statistic: Here are five situations that signal impending disaster—and how to avoid them.

5 steps to stand-out test automation   

Are people ignoring your test automation work? Here are five reasons why, and test automation consultant Bas Dijkstra’s step-by-step process for ensuring that your test automations never get ignored again.

4 ways to optimize IT service delivery and support  

How can you do more with service and support when you’re given fewer resources? That was a common refrain at the HDI Conference this year. From automation to shifting left, ITSM consultant Doug Tedder describes the four proven steps you can take right now.

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