Application Development

Developing Your Own ‘Cloud Native Manifesto’


The term “cloud native” gets tossed around a lot these days – particularly inside organizations that are just getting started on their cloud journeys. Stakeholders, after all, want to embrace the cloud for all it has to offer. The idea that cloud could be embedded – natively – in the organization’s DNA, and extend out […]

Testing the Cloud’s Glass Backbone


When most people visualize the cloud, they see an ethereal, non-physical thing that connects their devices to vast amounts of computing power and nearly unlimited troves of data and information. For Andrew Blum, a writer for Wired and author of Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, that illusion was shattered on the […]

Generating a Big Social Impact in NYC


Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City (BBBS of NYC) is the New York chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, one of the nation’s oldest and largest donor and volunteer supported mentor networks. Since 1904, the BBBS of NYC’s mission has been to give all children in the city who face adversity […]

Turtles All The Way Down: What the Community is Building on the Backs of Containers


“My opponent’s reasoning reminds me of the heathen, who, being asked on what the world stood, replied, ’On a tortoise.’ ‘But on what does the tortoise stand?’ ’On another tortoise.’ With Mr. Barker, too, there are tortoises all the way down.” (Vehement and vociferous applause.) – Second Evening: Remarks of Rev. Dr. Berg You may […]

Istio – A Service Mesh to Modernize Kubernetes Networking and Security


In 2017 and 2018 enterprises like Lyft, Box, eBay, and others, have been riding on Kubernetes(k8s) as their innovation engine to house not only microservices apps but also AI and backend workloads.  During this time, k8s has evolved from cool new toy for startups and PoCs to production-grade container orchestration system for enterprise environments. Many […]

Tuning Out the Static to Improve Radio Content Curation


The U.S. radio market is a competitive business that is undergoing significant change. Operators are being pressured by new rivals in digital, satellite and Internet radio, including subscription services, such as Pandora and Spotify. More than 15,000 stations vie for $18 billion in annual U.S. radio advertising spend – a figure projected to grow by […]