Cloud application security
Managing cloud application performance and security is not business as usual for enterprise application developers. The elastic nature of cloud computing resources requires developers to take a fresh look at application performance metrics. Cloud application security requires developers move beyond the idea that a strong firewall perimeter will keep their data safe.
Java APIs to bridge the gap between today and future development efforts
09 Nov 2015
Feature - At JavaOne 2015, a big topic of conversation was APIs and API development. In the IBM keynote, the promise was that an evolutionary approach to API development will help modern day developers pass the torch to those doing development in the future.
How to create secure and bug free software using customer-driven development
07 Jul 2015
Feature - When using the Agile method, development is largely customer-driven. How do you ensure the success of such a project? Here are some tips on how to develop secure, bug free software.
Cutting costs in the cloud with modern PaaS based solutions
12 May 2015
Feature - Cloud computing has been an incredibly disruptive technology, but more than SaaS and PaaS, enterprises are cutting costs and realizing new efficiencies by leveraging Platform as a Service (PaaS) based solutions.
Failing to integrate security with DevOps? Do so at your own peril
27 Apr 2015
Feature - Security is often considered as an afterthought in the software development lifecycle. But organizations need to keep up with vulnerabilities as they move to more agile DevOps practices. Read on for some best practices in building a security conscious...
Improve software quality by paying early attention to application security
21 Apr 2015
Feature - There are a number of strategies enterprises are taking to keep security on pace with faster development cycles. These include earlier code reviews, leveraging PaaS with built in security, and using cloud services for static and dynamic security analysis.
Docker and containerization: The uncontainable trend of 2015
03 Apr 2015
Feature - Containerization, especially using new and exciting platforms like Docker, is a massive trend in the industry. Find out how to leverage this trend to run applications, host operating systems and gain even more benefits from running in a fully virtualized...
Saving money in the cloud: Tips for getting the greatest ROI on AWS
26 Nov 2014
Feature - Many organizations move to the cloud to save money, but often there is sticker shock when the first bill comes in. Here are some tips on how to get the greatest return on investment (ROI) on your Amazon Web Services (AWS) migration.
Is AWS cloud security really out of your hands?
22 Jun 2014
Feature - There is a great number of misconceptions when it comes to cloud based security, and just how much control the client has over the security of their resources and data that are running in a virtualize space. Is AWS cloud security out of the hands of the...
PaaS misconception #5: With some open source help, I can implement a PaaS myself
15 Jun 2014
Feature - When things are done right, it can appear to the uninitiated that it was easy. Such is the case with PaaS. Many think that by simply stringing together some open source projects and using a cloud provider, they can crate a better PaaS solution. Sadly,...
Does a lack of PaaS standards mean you're locked in to your cloud provider?
01 Jun 2014
Feature - Software architects always prefer to take a standards based approach to development and design, which is why some are leery about the various PaaS based systems that don't seem to have any clearly defined standards at all. Could PaaS based lock-in become...