DEVOPS WEEKLY
ISSUE #526 - 24th January 2021

Cost-per-performance for ARM servers, a maturity model for security and development team, web performance and tools for discovering open policy agent policies, migrating workloads to Kubernetes and more.


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A post on the evolution of the relationship between development and security teams, proposing 4 levels of maturity.

https://r2c.dev/blog/2021/four-levels-of-maturity-that-bridge-the-app-sec-engineering-divide/


There are lots of interesting things about the rise of ARM for server workloads, but one that will likely drive adoption is price/performance. This post looks at a series of PostgreSQL benchmarks.

https://www.percona.com/blog/2021/01/22/postgresql-on-arm-based-aws-ec2-instances-is-it-any-good/


A good web performance case study, with lots of examples, discussion of tools, code samples and improvements made.

https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2021/01/smashingmag-performance-case-study/


Rust is picking up lots of interest recently, especially for systems work or low-level CLI tooling. But it might not be suitable, as a language or an ecosystem, yet for higher-level work like web development and APIs.

https://macwright.com/2021/01/15/rust.html


Lots of software benefits from a custom installer, but what makes for a good user experience for this kind of software? This post shares some thoughts and examples.

https://banzaicloud.com/blog/declarative-installer/


I think we’re starting to see a new rise of distributions, several related tools that solve a larger problem when combined together. Konveyor is a new project focused on migration, with tools for moving between and to Kubernetes, moving virtual machines and more.

https://konveyor.io


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Web Assembly is a low level technology which is likely to have wide ranging influence. A good example of the kinds of innovation it makes possible are things like Artichoke, a new Ruby language which compiles to a WASM binary.

https://www.artichokeruby.org
https://github.com/artichoke/artichoke


PolicyHub CLI is a CLI tool that provides a simple discovery engine for finding useful Rego policies for Open Policy Agent.

https://github.com/policy-hub/policy-hub-cli


Cinc is a community project to build a free distribution of the Chef software stack (currently including the Infra, Workstation and Inspec tools), released under an Apache 2.0 license.

https://cinc.sh


Biome is a community distribution of Chef Habitat released under the Apache 2.0 license.

https://biome.sh/en/
https://github.com/biome-sh




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