TLDR DevOps 2024-04-01

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News & Trends

xz Backdoor CVE-2024-3094 (3 minute read)

CVE-2024-3094 reveals a stealthy backdoor in the xz package, potentially granting unauthorized access to systems. The situation highlights the critical need for heightened vigilance and community collaboration in safeguarding against supply chain vulnerabilities.

Rancher release v2.8.3 (2 minute read)

Rancher v2.8.3 has been released, adding support for Kubernetes v.1.28.

The 2024 trends on cloud computing by Kelsey Hightower and Alex Saroyan (8 minute read)

This article provides an overview of key insights from a recent roundtable discussion led by Kelsey Hightower, a software engineer known for his work with Kubernetes, which focused on the state of cloud computing and future trends, including the convergence of public cloud platforms, the blending of on-prem and public cloud, and bold approaches to cloud cost management.
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Opinions & Tutorials

How Spring and Java Shaped Internal Developer Platforms (5 minute read)

This article discusses the evolution of Java development, highlighting the challenges faced with early J2EE standards and the subsequent emergence of simpler, more efficient frameworks like Spring. It showcases examples of how companies leverage patterns, automation, and AI to streamline development processes and enhance security.

Kubernetes and AI: Are They a Fit? (4 minute read)

This article discusses the challenges and opportunities of integrating Kubernetes with machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) workflows. It explores the potential of Kubernetes as a control plane for AI, addressing the importance of standardization, extensibility, and ease of use.
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Miscellaneous

Introducing provider-http: Empowering Crossplane with HTTP Interactions (3 minute read)

Crossplane's extensible architecture through provider-http enables efficient management of infrastructure across cloud environments and on-premises setups. With provider-http, users gain access to resources for one-time interactions or for resource management via HTTP requests without the need to create a new provider from scratch.

Missed KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2024? Here’s everything you need to know (2 minute read)

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU wrapped up last week. Here are some of the highlights from the conference.
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Quick Links

Why is it so hard to create a great platform as a product? (12 minute read)

This article explores the challenges organizations face when building a platform as a product, arguing that user-focused product thinking and avoiding common pitfalls can lead to the creation of successful platforms.

Kubernetes Ingress Controllers and Ingress Resources: A Practical Guide (6 minute read)

This guide provides a dive into the orchestration of traffic into a Kubernetes cluster, emphasizing the critical roles played by Ingress Controllers and Ingress Resources in managing external access to services.
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