Stack Overflow: Cloud migration ‘skyrockets’ following pandemic

Stack Overflow’s second pulse survey focuses on the cloud and highlights a migration acceleration of three to four years following the pandemic.

It’s a well-known fact that some of the biggest technological and societal advancements happened in times of global chaos, often from sheer necessity. While the pandemic brought much tragedy and grief that no-one wants to repeat, there were at least some silver linings in terms of accelerating digital...

Google Cloud defines core tenets with new ‘Google Enterprise APIs’ label

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The Google Cloud Platform has a reputation for instability thanks to the short lifespan of many of its APIs, but Google hopes to fix this through a new set of tenets designed to restore trust in its development process.

Having relabelled its suite of products as ‘Google Enterprise APIs,’ the tech giant plans to be more transparent with and supportive of customers.

Google summarised its new philosophy in a recent blog post as such:

“The burden is on us: Our...

The necessary evolution to DevSecOps: Building security into the development lifecycle

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Looking back on the early stages of DevOps, one moment of 20/20 clarity is that if people were doing it right from the beginning, there would be no need to change DevOps to DevSecOps. Security should have been part of the approach from the start.

Security should always be fundamental, but in a rush to develop new ideas or to deliver applications faster, it may get overlooked. This is – ironically - precisely what happened with DevOps. Establishing...

Gitpod adds support for VS Code and expands features after raising $13M

Open-source developer platform Gitpod has announced a slew of enhancements after raising $13 million in venture capital funding.

The platform – which is used by over 350k global developers – aims to streamline workflows by providing prebuilt, collaborative browser-based development environments.

Stephen O'Grady, Principal Analyst with RedMonk, commented:

"While developers have a wealth of tools at their fingertips, integrating them all together and...

Cloud gaming will ‘fundamentally disrupt’ distribution, monetisation, and consumption

A report from GlobalData highlights the big changes that cloud gaming will bring to the industry which requires consideration.

Cloud gaming is still a small industry – representing around one percent of gaming revenue in 2020 – but it is expected to grow quickly as technologies like 5G continue to rollout and/or improve.

Rupantar Guha, Associate Project Director at GlobalData, said:

“In ten years, traditional PC and console games will have been replaced...

How to secure your application’s migration to the cloud: A guide

To compete in today's competitive and digital business environment, organisations need to embrace the cloud. The rise of infrastructure as a service (IaaS) firms has meant that enterprises have been able to focus on their core capabilities while leveraging their IaaS partners’ expertise.

As a result, the maintenance and running costs of infrastructure have reduced, and companies are far more efficient in how they deploy resources.

While a move to the cloud brings a lot...

How to get the most out of infrastructure as code: Opportunities and potential pain points

Webinar Infrastructure as code (IaC), the concept of provisioning, configuring and managing infrastructure in the same way developers treat code, is a key facet of DevOps.

By using a combination of tools, languages, protocols and processes, writes Tomas Fernandez for StackPath, IaC can 'safely create and configure infrastructure elements in seconds.' These include, but are not limited to, efficiency and flexibility. Both heavily involve automation; firstly eliminating manual...

Twilio’s new tools assist with communication in a pandemic and beyond

Twilio has announced its latest batch of tools to help enterprise developers build the solutions to communicate effectively with customers during a time when it’s needed more than ever. 

The latest developer tools were announced at this year’s Twilio SIGNAL conference⁠—which itself has been forced to be held virtually for the first time due to the pandemic.

COVID-19 has disrupted all of our lives, but we’re fortunately more prepared than ever to adapt thanks...

Why you need honeypots in the cloud: A guide

IT threats such as cyberattacks, worms, viruses, and other digital threats are valid concerns for anyone who connects their systems to the internet.

Businesses that operate digitally - in other words, using the cloud - are especially vulnerable to a variety of cyber threats; some of them not yet known even to security companies.

Security mechanisms such as honeypots can detect various types of attacks, whether it is a server, router, cloud, network, or...

Game developers will now have to opt-in to Nvidia’s GeForce Now

Game developers that want their titles on Nvidia’s GeForce Now cloud streaming service will now have to opt-in.

GeForce Now has had a rough start. Almost every week there’s news of big titles leaving the service or studios abandoning the platform altogether. Of course, some new games are added – but the overall quality has noticeably dropped.

The service has, or will soon, lose games from: Bethesda, Activision Blizzard, Rockstar, Square Enix, Take-Two/2K Games,...