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👉 What is Identity-Native Infrastructure Access?
What the largest tech companies like Google and Facebook have discovered as they have grown their infrastructure is that traditional access control systems do not scale. Not only does the risk of a breach increase with each secret, but forcing developers to juggle hundreds of credentials to do their jobs limits productivity and encourages insecure workarounds.

The largest companies in the world have discovered that identity-based access is the way out of the dilemma.

This O'Reilly book will explain the concept of identity-based infrastructure access, and how it differs from more common older approaches based on secrets.
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Improve your Software Development Process with Value Stream Mapping.   ✅
Creating value for the customer is essential in any business. You want to be sure that you are maximizing the value you create for them through your development process. The DevOps methodologies aim to build a fast and reliable software delivery process. When adopting this paradigm, you must reassess your existing process and look for inefficiencies.

One way to do this is by using Value Stream Mapping (VSM). This involves gathering people from all parts of the product development process, including the business line, design, testing, QA, operations, and support. Doing so can give you a clear picture of where value is being created and lost.

Value Stream Mapping is centered around a color-codded map that describes your process and measures its efficiency as the ratio of value-added steps over all the steps of the process.

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Encrypting Kubernetes Secrets at Rest   🔰
A guideline to encrypt kubernetes secrets data.
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How to make low code work long term
Low-code tools don’t always equal long-term solutions. Here's how businesses can make low-code tools work for the long haul.
Does the Linux Kernel need software engineering?
For those looking for a short answer: yes, it does.

The article details why in a more elaborated way.
In Praise of Stacked PRs
“Stacked PRs” is the practice of breaking up a large change into smaller, individually reviewable PRs which can depend on each other, forming a DAG. Stacked commits use a single commit as the unit of atomic change.

Github encourages the Stacked PR approach, whereas tools like Gerrit encourage stacked commits.
Notes on an Observability Team
An Observability Team should be a compliment to, not a replacement for, a strong Observability culture with an engineering team. It's an easily misunderstood team within a company.

Not every company is going to need an Observability team, but at a certain scale, it becomes a reasonable investment or full-time focus.

The goal should be that the benefits of Observability tools get out of the box and get useful to your organization.

The Observability is being able to derive insights about your software systems without having to go back after the fact and change the system.
We Learn Systems by Changing Them
Michael C. Jackson, a systems scientist, contrasts action research with old-style hard science, which tries to study a system from the outside. In the social world, there is no outside: we participate in the systems we study.

Jackson continues: To ensure scientific rigor, this demands a close analysis of the initial situation, clearly documented action to bring about desired change and continuous monitoring of effects, and careful analysis of the end results of the action.

This is also noticeable in code: when it comes to an existing codebase, we get a handle on it by changing stuff.

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📺 Quick Hits
Amazon's cloud computing unit plans to invest 2.5 bln euros in Spain, to support 1,300 jobs.
Github published " Everything new from GitHub Universe 2022 " where the company's sharing what they'rebuilding to enhance the platform.
Palo Alto Networks signs the definitive agreement to acquire Cider Security, an application security (AppSec) and software supply chain security. 
Microsoft warned of a marked slowdown in its cloud computing business as large customers pause their spending in the face of a slowing economy, sending its shares down 7 per cent in after-market trading.
Nvidia adds Rescale software stack to AI Cloud Computing. The chipmaker’s latest partnership is with Rescale, which provides the middleware to orchestrate high-performance computing workloads on public and hybrid clouds.
🎦 Videos
Ansible - Open source integrating zOS and AWS
Using Ansible to transfer data between zOS and AWS, using the ibm_zos_core modules to backup and restore, and the AWS modules to put and get data from the S3 buckets.

📚 Book picks
Terraform Cookbook: Provision, run, and scale Azure, AWS, and GCP architecture with real-world examples, 2nd Edition
What you will learn:
  • Use Terraform to build and run cloud and Kubernetes infrastructure using IaC best practices
  • Use the Terraform command line adapted to appropriate use cases
  • Automate the deployment of Terraform configuration with CI/CD
  • Discover manipulation of the Terraform state by adding or removing resources
  • Uncover Terraform for Docker and Kubernetes deployment, advanced topics on GitOps practices, and Cloud Development Kit (CDK)
  • Add and apply test code and compliance security in Terraform configuration
  • Explore debugging and troubleshooting common Terraform errors
⚙️ Tools
Ultimate list of Linux bash commands, cheatsheet and resources
Terraform script to install a stable-diffusion, dreambooth and bloom model in a GPU instance in Oracle Cloud
A simple set of tools for working with Amazon DynamoDB and the DocumentClient
Automated Terraform cloud and enterprise drift detection
The Actions Importer helps you plan and automate the migration of Azure DevOps, CircleCI, GitLab, Jenkins, and Travis CI pipelines to Actions.
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