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December 2020

SDLC Security: It's Personal for JFrog

The SolarWinds hack, which has affected high-profile Fortune 500 companies and large U.S. federal government agencies, has put the spotlight on software development security — a critical issue for the DevOps community and for JFrog. At a fundamental level, if the code released via CI/CD pipelines is unsafe, all other DevOps benefits are for naught.

Install JFrog Platform on Kubernetes in Under 20 Minutes

We get it, installing Artifactory and the JFrog DevOps Platform on Kubernetes can be daunting. As easy as we’ve sought to make it with our official JFrog installation Helm charts, there are a lot of decisions to be made. That’s meant to give you the widest possible choice for how to best fit your JFrog installation to your infrastructure. But choice can be overwhelming, too.

JFrog ChartCenter: How to Include Helm Charts from Source

Learn how you can add your Helm chart to ChartCenter directly from its Git-stored source. ChartCenter will host your Helm repository for you to share it with the world. Until the release of Helm v3, you might have submitted your Helm chart to the official `stable` or `incubator` chart repository to share it with the community. But this Helm chart archive is no longer actively maintained, and is not accepting new charts. Now all Helm charts must be in a hosted repository elsewhere.

Achieving Continuous Deployment with Artifactory Webhooks & Docker

Continuous Deployment (CD) requires setting up your infrastructure and automation to update your solution with the latest code change from the main branch. That’s what we call “Liquid Software”. Full automation makes your deployment seamless, less error prone, faster and it makes the feedback loop shorter because you can now deploy after each change. Achieving continuous deployment requires the following elements.

JFrog CLI Plugin: rt-fs

JFrog CLI Plugins allow enhancing the functionality of JFrog CLI to meet the specific user and organization needs. All public plugins are registered in JFrog CLI's Plugins Registry. The source code of a plugin is maintained as an open source Go project on GitHub. Anyone can develop their own plugin, in Go. This rt-fs plugin runs file system commands in Artifactory. It is designed to mimic the functionality of the Linux/Unix 'ls' and 'cat' commands. Watch this video to see how.

DevOps 101: Introduction to CI/CD

When you’re new to an industry, you encounter a lot of new concepts. We tend to use a lot of jargon, the documentation may be written with someone more experienced in mind or rely on contextual knowledge of the rest of the space, and it often doesn’t explain the “why” for the tool. This can make it really difficult to get your feet underneath you on an unfamiliar landscape, especially for junior engineers.

Host Your Helm Chart in ChartCenter Directly From Source

Ownership isn’t for everyone — building and maintaining an abode is a lot of trouble when all you need is a place to hang your hat. That can also be true when you’re a creator of Helm charts. You’ll certainly want the benefits of a Helm chart repository to store, version, and share your charts for deploying applications to Kubernetes.

Infographic: Accelerating Trusted Distribution of Software Innovation, Everywhere

Research firm IDC has recently published an infographic (check it out below!) outlining the new requirements for modern software distribution and key guidance for organizations to meet future needs and overcome the bottlenecks in the next era of large-scale application delivery. With the advent of DevOps and modern delivery practices, organizations are becoming better at rapidly developing and deploying new applications to better serve their customers and stay competitive in today’s digital age.

Accelerating Artifacts Distribution Across Repositories and Runtime Environments

When your remote offices around the world can’t get their hands on the most recent builds fast enough for continued testing, when your infrastructure nodes can’t download Bill-of-Materials (BOM) of 1,000s GBs in order to start a release deployment, or when your customers and developer ecosystem can’t download your recent drivers, plugins or OSS in a reliable manner -- productivity and release velocity suffer. Artifacts distribution across remote locations and hyper-scale hybrid environments has become increasingly more challenging in the last couple of years, due to recent trends in modern software delivery.

Adding Helm Chart Security Mitigation Notes to ChartCenter

Earlier this year, we launched ChartCenter, our newest community platform to help Kubernetes developers find Helm charts. This new free Helm central repository was built with chart immutability  in mind— meaning every version of a Helm chart and every version in ChartCenter will always be available even if the original source goes down.

Building AWS Outposts? Bring Artifactory and Xray DevOps Tools

We’re delighted to announce that, after a rigorous evaluation by the AWS Service Ready Program, JFrog Artifactory and Xray have been validated as following best practices for AWS Outposts. What additional engineering did we do to get our core DevOps solutions to perform on AWS Outposts? None at all. We’re proud of meeting AWS’s strict standards, but it was no surprise.

Prepare for C/C++ Victory: Announcing Conan 2.0 Tribe

A package manager wins on the strength of its warriors — those developer leaders who passionately advocate for it to be adopted by their teams and organizations. In just two years, Conan quickly found its champions among C/C++ developers, and their feedback and code contributions have been vital in making the open source software package manager a powerful solution.