first_img“We’ve enabled developers and IT Ops to benefit from a more secure environment, without having to learn a new set of commands or to be trained on a deep set of security principles,” said Solomon Hykes, CTO and chief architect of Docker. “Docker security works as part of an integrated component without any disruption to developer productivity while providing IT with the appropriate level of security controls.”The hardware signing is possible through support for Yubico’s YubiKey, which is hardware  that provides content security for containers. The Yubikey works “in unison with Docker Content Trust and is implemented to work within a user’s existing workflow, without requiring users to learn a new set of commands,” said Messina. With YubiKey 4, Docker developers can sign or encrypt code digitally during initial development, and they can protect the code against malware or other attacks, according to the company’s announcement. This allows organizations to be sure that no untrusted party has accessed the containerized code in the process. “Docker Content Trust and digital signing can be implemented by developers by simply typing a command and inserting a hardware key, their workflow is not interrupted, ensuring productivity without compromising security,” said Messina. Docker continues to release additions to its software and infrastructure. On Nov. 16, the company announced new security enhancements that safeguard and protect Dockerized distributed applications—without impacting the developer’s workflow. Unveiled during the company’s keynote address at DockerCon EU, the security enhancements—built on top of the Docker Content Trust Framework—are around hardware signing of container images, which directly addresses the trust and integrity of application content, according to David Messina, vice president of marketing for Docker. “Docker Content Trust’s hardware signing is the world’s first touch-to-sign code signing system using YubiKeys, enabling secure software creation for Docker developers, sysadmin and third-party ISVs,” he said. The Docker Content Trust framework enables developers to control verification of the image publisher, and it offers security for software distribution. The capabilities will make sure that the publisher of the content is verified, the chain of trust is protected, and containerized content is verified via image scanning, according to the company’s press release. last_img read more

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first_img“Whether it’s to automate common tasks, query for information, or perform other heavy-lifting, bots can really transform the way we work,” Wesley Chun, developer advocate for G Suite, wrote in a post.Looker adds new tools to optimize data science workflowsLooker has announced new tools for optimizing data science workflows. It introduced a new SDK for R and connectors for Python. It also added streamed and merged results, Google TensorFlow integrations, and clean, visual recommendations for users. It also continues to partner with machine learning and artificial intelligence partners in order to make the Data Science workflow more efficient, the company explained. “Cleaning and preparing data is not the most valuable use of time for data scientists,” said Frank Bien, CEO of Looker. “Looker eliminates that time-consuming work, making data science workflows vastly more efficient. With Looker, data scientists can spend more time on high-value model building, creating greater business impact, and moving on to the next problem faster.” Amazon announced the general availability of the Amazon Sumerian VR, AR and 3D application development tool yesterday. Originally announced in November, the tool aims to lower the barrier of entry for developers who want to get started making VR, AR and 3D experiences.“You can create realistic virtual environments and scenes without having to acquire or master specialized tools for 3D modeling, animation, lighting, audio editing, or programming,” Jeff Barr, AWS tech evangelist, said in the announcement. “Once built, you can deploy your finished creation across multiple platforms without having to write custom code or deal with specialized deployment systems and processes.”Amazon Sumerian is cross-platform, allowing developers to target any VR platform or browser with support for WebGL or WebVR, and is accessed through a web-based editor powered by AWS.Developing bots for Hangouts ChatGoogle has announced that it is releasing a framework for developing bots for messaging platform Hangouts Chat. According to Google, in addition to plain text responses, the bots will be able to respond with cards which are rich UIs that can display header information, structured data, images, links, buttons, and more. Users will be able to interact with the card’s components and potential update the displayed information. last_img read more

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first_imgA new solution wants to end the process of building custom connectors for Microsoft Azure Logic Apps and existing legacy infrastructure. Java and .NET interoperability provider JNBridge announced the R&D Showcase Kit, a new solution designed to solve interoperability issues between Azure Logic Apps and existing JMS-based messaging infrastructure.Azure Logic Apps enable business process orchestrations to run in the cloud as well as interact with on-premises infrastructure by redirecting data to one or more destinations. This is possible through connectors between Logic Apps and existing legacy infrastructure. While Microsoft provides connectors for their products and third-party solutions, in order to connect to things like JMS message brokers, enterprises are forced to build their own custom connections, which can be time-consuming and complex, according to JNBridge. In addition, the company noted that JMS message brokers are a standard mechanism for enterprise IT infrastructure.The newly announced R&D Showcase Kit aims to address this problem by providing detailed instructions on how to properly build a customer connector for sending and receiving JMS messages. In addition, it will include sample codes for users. The kit also leverages the JNBridge JMS Adapter for .NET, which can help the process of building customized Azure Logic Apps connectors for JMS.“The JNBridge JMS Adapter for .NET is a custom WCF stack. As such it can be used to create WCF services exposing a JMS publish/consume API that can be called remotely using HTTP/SOAP/XML. Even though the service ran on a local machine’s IIS and used the On-Premise Data Gateway to allow access from the Azure cloud, this entire implementation could be deployed to Azure, including ActiveMQ,” the company wrote in a post. “Because the Custom Logic App Connector is essentially a REST/JSON client 90% configured by using an API description language like WSDL or OpenAPI (Swagger), building a JMS connector is simple. Moreover, any JMS implementation can be supported by simply modifying the Web.config file.”last_img read more

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