Lately in Cloud Development — June 2017

A monthly recap of the news I found most interesting in cloud development. This edition covers posts from Red Hat, Microsoft, Puppet, RedMonk and others.

by Breno Machado

Microsoft announced that their membership in the Cloud Foundry Foundation, joining giants like Google and GE Digital in support of the project.

Puppet released its annual State of DevOps Report, based on a survey the company conducts each year. Key findings showed high-performing IT teams display more frequent deployment, faster recovery, and a greater focus on automation.

James Governor pointed out the challenges (follies?) of trying to size the developer community and shared fascinating numbers from GitHub, npm and others (sorry I missed this one in May).

VMs have been a part of developers lives for a very long time. But I think it’s time to move on and embrace containers as we march to cloud native development.

Harry Mower, senior director of developer programs at Red Hat, and Tyler Jewell, CEO of Codenvy, discussed Red Hat’s recent acquisition of Codenvy and its impact on the future of containers.

Embracing the recent explosion of container popularity, SUSE has launched their CaaS platform, which is integrated with Kubernetes.

Dirk Bäumer, Erich Gamma, and Sean McBreen have written a great intro to the LSP — a standard protocol that could revolutionize how IDEs deliver language intelligence for users.

Eclipse Che project lead Tyler Jewell wrote about Che 6 which will include most of Codenvy’s proprietary IP and add support for Kubernetes and OpenShift.

The new Theia project promises to use modern technologies to provide a desktop and cloud IDE in the same package. Project lead Sven Efftinge explained how Theia fits into the IDE landscape.

Kubernetes is already one of the most popular container orchestrators — but some find it intimidating to start out with. Sam Dean explained how open source tools from Microsoft and Red Hat can help.

James Governor took a look at the growth and “hotness” of VS Code and asked — why isn’t Microsoft hyping it up more at their Build conference?

Deepak Singh, Amazon’s EC2 Container Service’s GM, explained the significant evolution of the service since its release three years ago.

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