Cloudflare Introduces API Shield

Cloudflare has recently introduced API Shield, a free security tool that protects API traffic against attacks designed to perform unauthorized actions or exfiltrate data. Strong client certificate-based identity is already generally available while schema validation is currently a closed beta.

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The Defense Department’s Journey with DevSecOps

Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has released a new case study of the DoD's approach to DevSecOps that looks at how they used Kubernetes clusters and other open-source technologies to speed up the releases. While most of the information was already available from the DoD and in their presentations, the CNCF has summarized the venture in one place.

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What Comes After Microservices? Multi-Runtime Microservices With Bilgin Ibryam at QCon London

Bilgin Ibryam talked at QCon London [slides] about the evolution of distributed systems on Kubernetes and the future architecture trends. Ibryam said that the next trend would be to decouple infrastructure concerns from microservices. Ibryam calls this multi-runtime microservices, a service with business logic along with a sidecar in charge of state management, networking, binding, and lifecycle.

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CNCF Fund a Bug Bounty Program for Kubernetes

The Kubernetes Product Security Committee has launched a new bug bounty program, funded by the the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), to reward security researchers for finding vulnerabilities in the Kubernetes' codebase, as well as the build and release processes, with bounties ranging from $100 to $10,000.

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Balancing Coupling in Distributed Systems: Vladik Khononov at DDD Europe

We have been told that coupling is bad, so we decouple everything and break everything apart into tiny services or functions so that each service can be changed independently. But by following this reasoning we often end up with a distributed mess, Vladik Khononov noted in his presentation at the recent DDD Europe 2020 conference in Amsterdam. Instead of fighting coupling, he proposes that we use it as a design tool, as a heuristic for improving system design.

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Chrome 80 Released

Google recently released Google Chrome 80. Chrome 80 brings important changes to its cookie policy, supports modules in workers and optional chaining in JavaScript; adds new origin trials while graduating previous origin trials; links directly to text fragments on a page with a new hashtag syntax; and more.

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