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.


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.


Why Life Sciences Needs the Science of Security

Those who have worked in the life sciences industry have undoubtedly observed a sea of change in the discipline over the past twenty years. From new modalities (like CAR-T to microbiome) to external collaborations, the way drugs are developed in the 21st century is more complex, more distributed, and faster. Alongside fundamentally new discoveries is a pan-industry shift from on-premise computing to the cloud.


How to monitor NGINX web servers with the Elastic Stack

In this article, we'll be looking at how we can monitor NGINX using the various components of the Elastic Stack. We'll use Metricbeat and Filebeat to collect data. This data will be shipped off to and stored within Elasticsearch. Finally, we'll view that data with Kibana. Metricbeat will collect data related to connections (active, handled, accepted, etc.) and the total number of client requests. Filebeat will gather data related to access and error logs.


Coming Soon: Seamless and Cost-Effective Meta Tags for Metrictank

One of the major projects we’re working on for Metrictank – our large scale Graphite solution – is the meta tags feature, which we started last year and are targeting to release in a few months. A lot of people don’t realize this, but Graphite has had tag support for more than a year. Our mission with Metrictank is to provide a more scalable version of Graphite, so introducing meta tags was a logical next step.


Building Sentry: Source maps and their problems

Welcome to our series of blog posts about all the nitty-gritty details that go into building a great debug experience at scale. Today, we’re looking at the shortcomings of source maps. Other than Python, JavaScript is the oldest platform that Sentry properly supports, which makes sense considering many Python services (including Sentry itself) have a JavaScript front-end. As the popularity of transpiling grew, the need for tools to debug transpiled code in production became obvious.


Epsagon Makes Troubleshooting Apache OpenWhisk a Snap

Digital performance is the new normal. Every business wants and needs to deliver optimal digital performance across all kinds of applications for employees and customers alike. Apache OpenWhisk For example, Adobe introduced the Helix project—“the new experience management service to create, manage, and deliver great digital experiences.” Adobe is using Apache OpenWhisk as part of their Helix project.


Quality Data = Quality Results: Why Data Quality Management Matters

Organizations across various industries capitalize on business opportunities with the help of advanced analytics that work to capture and convert data into value-creating insights. Capturing value from data needs a disciplined focus on data quality management to ensure the organization only harnesses good data for analysis to inform decisions and drive positive outcomes. However, failure to manage data quality will impose unwanted costs, risks, and reputation damage.


Research Finds Almost 20% of Orgs Still Running Windows 7

Support for Microsoft's 10-year-old operating system, Windows 7, will officially end in six months, yet research shows 18% of larger enterprises still have not migrated to Windows 10. At the beginning of the year, researchers found that 43% of organizations were still running Windows 7, 17% of which had no clue when the official end of life date was for the operating system.