SmartBear + Cucumber: Bringing Together the Value of BDD and Test Automation

Today we’re thrilled to announce that SmartBear has acquired Cucumber Ltd, the most widely adopted leader in the behavior-driven development (BDD) community and creator of the open source test automation framework “Cucumber.” Nearly a million developers and testers around the globe use the Cucumber open source tooling to enhance their agile development practices using BDD.


3 Steps to Modernize Apps with Automation

Modernizing applications to the cloud will not only save time and resources but also help in scaling your offering! Sounds familiar? Well, it has to since everyone is pacing ahead of the cloud curve. So isn’t it an obvious move for those age-old legacy applications to be modernized to cloud? Here is a quick read on how you can go cloud-native.

A Guide to the World of Cloud-Native Applications

It all started with monolith architecture; business logic, user interfaces, and data layers were stored in one big program. As tightly coupled applications, a simple update to the program meant recompiling the entire application and redistributing the program to all users. That led to the difficulty of maintaining consistent program versions and distribution across all clients in order to ensure stability and alignment. This made the monolith approach inefficient and cumbersome.


Lessons learned from running Kafka at Datadog

At Datadog, we operate 40+ Kafka and ZooKeeper clusters that process trillions of datapoints across multiple infrastructure platforms, data centers, and regions every day. Over the course of operating and scaling these clusters to support increasingly diverse and demanding workloads, we’ve learned a lot about Kafka—and what happens when its default behavior doesn’t align with expectations.


Meet the Family: The "Other" AWS Serverless Services

2018 was a big year for serverless, and 2019 shows no signs of slowing down. For the second year running, serverless was the most talked about topic at re:Invent 2018. AWS continues to innovate on the serverless front, and the AWS Lambda platform is constantly getting stronger. In this article, we’ll discuss the differences between serverless and Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) and why serverless is more than just functions.


Public Cloud Trends in 2019 and Beyond

From workload shifts to deployment models, Spiceworks examines emerging public cloud trends in businesses across North America and Europe. In recent years, cloud computing technology has changed the way many companies handle IT. Using the public cloud computing model, IT departments have the option to pay-as-they-go while rapidly spinning up services, applications, or instances in a cloud provider’s data center, scaling them up and down as demand changes.