Creating a successful API Program: Gateway vs API Management

In this video, Google's Irfan Baqui discusses how to have a well thought strategy driving your API program, what a successful API program looks like and how Walgreens, a hundred year old enterprise has been thinking innovatively about their API strategy and their iterative journey through multiple years transforming their business with a successful in the API program.

Another Industry First - StackRox Included on the DHS CDM Approved Products List

StackRox has long-standing roots in helping to secure the cloud-native stacks at a variety of Federal Government agencies. Over the past two years, we’ve earned contracts with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)”) and have secured an investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel. Today we’re excited to share the latest milestone in our work with U.S.


The other half of software: what lurks between business logic

In 2016 I was the tech lead for a greenfield project completely devoid of legacy–I held the engineer’s promised land in front of me! I bit off as much new stuff as I could – serverless, event sourcing, functional programming, the whole gambit of cool. This is normally a very bad idea, but I had a team of strong engineers who had prior experience in this stuff, and we were ready to be technology pilots for the broader organization.


3X Growth is Quite a Milestone, And It's Only the Beginning

When you start a company – or a third company as is the case for Lee and me – you start with a problem statement, a product you believe in, and a lot of hope. This means when growth goes as planned or exceeds expectations, you shouldn’t be surprised. This is what is supposed to happen. Great Product + Market Opportunity + Great Team = Successful Business. Intellectually, I know all this, but it is still exciting to see it come to fruition.


Icinga Cube 1.1.0 is out!

As a little introduction for everyone who has not heard about the cube yet: The cube module is there to show statistics grouped by the custom variables that have been set for the hosts and services. They are then displayed in up to three dimensions for a quick overview to show the relations. The most prominent change is the addition of services: While it used to be only possible to have the hosts in a cube, the module has now been extended to provide full functionality with services as well.


Understanding the PCI Levels of Compliance

While every merchant and service provider that processes, stores, or transmits credit card data must comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), not all must travel the same path to PCI compliance. The amount of risk an organization faces depends on a variety of factors. Recognizing these differences, the PCI Security Standards Council developed four compliance levels for merchants and two for service providers.


Jira Security Vulnerability CVE-2019-11581

On 10 July 2019, Atlassian released a security advisory for a critical severity vulnerability in most versions of Jira Server and Jira Data Center. The vulnerability was introduced in version 4.4.0, released in 2011, and affects versions as recent as 8.2.2, released on 13 June 2019. The good news is that users of Jira Cloud are not affected. But how many organizations are running Jira Server or Jira Data Center, and are vulnerable to this attack?


A new HQ for PerfOps - Our office

PerfOps began as a fully remote company with team members located all over the world. It allowed us to hire fast and move fast. But as the team grew the effective communication became a problem, especially because of the complexity of the products we are building. Now as we need to grow even faster it became apparent that to do that we need all team-members working and interacting in the same office.


How A Software Company Uses OneDesk To Manage Internal Operations & Customer Requests

Businesses specialized in development, deployment, and maintenance of software products are currently experiencing a commendable market boom. It is undoubtedly the prime of the industry. In this age of technological advancement, the software is the soul of every computing device you can think of, and it is the core of any emerging technology from artificial intelligence to internet of things and robotics. We can only conclude that the outlook on the industry’s growth is on the positive side.


IBM WebSphere vs Oracle WebLogic - WLSDM for WebLogic - Medium

WebLogic is an Oracle product that performs the role of the application server. The software application is a middleware that connects between back-end applications like databases and related applications with browser-based thin clients. WebLogic is used to develop and deploy J2EE applications. J2EE is the standard platform for developing multitier enterprise applications based on the Java programming language. WebSphere is an IBM software that performs the role of the application server.