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API Fortress: To Open Banking and Beyond: Developing APIs that are Resilient to Every New Initiative

With over 35 APIs involved in an average business transaction, API innovation is critical for every organisation. However, microservices and fast-changing components can quickly create overwhelming complexity for architects, developers, and testers. They produce complex arrays of API calls, often leading to QA bottlenecks - or, worse, business-critical systems that have been released with undetected flaws in their APIs.

Tigera: Four Ways to Accelerate Your Kubernetes Projects

As the founders of Project Calico, we work with hundreds of teams every year to help them avoid obstacles and gain the most value from Calico. We observe a common "Kubernetes Journey" that most infrastructure and platform teams progress through as they deploy Kubernetes to their organizations, and will share that journey in this webinar. Sometimes we are pulled into projects on fire. Without guidance, many projects run into problems of scale, enterprise integration, and cross-functional alignment that can slow everything to a grinding halt. We've seen all these problems and can help.

Graylog: Streams & Pipelines

In our last webinar we demonstrated how you can get different log types into Graylog. In this webinar we will show how to take the next step past ingesting your logs. We will focus on putting them into streams and creating pipeline rules to clean up and enrich your log data. Have you ever wondered how to add Geolocation information to your logs? We will cover that as well in this webinar.

Introducing always-on production profiling in Datadog

To complement distributed tracing, runtime metrics, log analytics, synthetic testing, and real user monitoring, we’ve made another addition to the application developer’s toolkit to make troubleshooting performance issues even faster and simpler. Today, we’re excited to introduce Profiling—an always-on, production profiler that enables you to continuously analyze code-level performance across your entire environment, with minimal overhead.


Living in an Interrupt Driven Culture

I don’t know how the term “shaving the yak” caught on, but I’m willing to embrace it for all of its weirdness and meaning. We all spend a lot of time on tasks that don’t directly relate to some meaningful objective. Sometimes they’re useful, but far removed from the impact they deliver. Some tasks, such as setting up Trello to better manage my blog posts, can result in hunting down some obscure integrations with IFTT or Zapier and getting those to work.


AWS Elastic Beanstalk .NET Core Getting Started

AWS offers a variety of services to solve specific needs. There are some core services, like EC2 and VPC, that let you create an infrastructure for your applications that scales easily. But if you’re new to AWS and also new to infrastructure, you might need to invest some time reading before you deploy your application to AWS. I remember my first time using AWS; the sysadmin explained to me what systems we were using in AWS to run the company’s main application.


The Expert's Guide to Upsetting Platform Teams

Just to make sure we’re on the same page before we begin — platform teams reduce cognitive load for developers and make it easier to ship new features. They can have an enormous impact on your organization. Whether that impact is positive or negative is up to the managers, developer teams, and organization as a whole. Here’s a quick overview on what not to do.


How a mortgage company utilizes the conversations feature on OneDesk

As companies and teams become more and more distributed, communication only becomes more important. For organizations that deal with finance matters, this is only more true. There is no room for miscommunications and distractions when there are large amounts of money being transferred and worked with. One client came to us seeking a solution to their management of tickets, along with some sensitivity to permissions, communications, and the ability to track change.


Five worthy reads: The road to empowering employees through data democratization

Five worthy reads is a regular column on five noteworthy items we’ve discovered while researching trending and timeless topics. In the first Five worthy reads of this year, we’ll explore data democratization in detail, from its definition to its pros and cons, and provide some ways to use it for data empowerment.