Welcome to another VSHN.timer! Every Monday, 5 links related to Kubernetes, OpenShift, CI / CD, and DevOps; all stuff coming out of our own chat system, making us think, laugh, or simply work better.
This week we’re going to talk about many new products recently announced in the Cloud Native space.
1. Red Hat announced last week the general availability of OpenShift 4.9, their flagship Kubernetes 1.22-based enterprise application platform. Among its many new features, stand out upgrades to Service Mesh, Pipelines, GitOps, and a new way to install OpenShift at the edge with Single Node OpenShift. And very importantly, beware of the new version lifecycle! All new minor releases are now supported for 18 months, and even-numbered releases (for example 4.8 or 4.10) will be designated “Extended Update Service” or EUS.
2. Last week Microsoft released vscode.dev, their browser-based version of Visual Studio Code. This is not a radically new idea, since services like github.dev, coder.com, gitpod.io and others have used the Visual Studio Code engine in their cloud applications in the past. But Microsoft goes a step further, offering local file viewing and editing directly from the browser, literally distributing a ready-to-use version of VSCode on the web. For security reasons, not all extensions are compatible with vscode.dev, but many already are.
3. Announced in February, JetBrains recently released Qodana as part of their Early Access program, gathering feedback from users and their community. Qodana is a new code quality platform for CI/CD, making automated code review results available to developers and project managers, and naturally integrated into their ecosystem of tools, including IntelliJ IDEA, the most popular Java IDE.
4. CloudLinux announced the availability of KuberLogic, the open-source platform that deploys and manages self-healing PaaS on top of any Kubernetes cluster, allowing to run managed databases and popular applications deployed on-premises or on any cloud platform.
5. The VSHN.timer tool of the week is VictoriaMetrics, a new open source cost-effective and scalable monitoring solution and time series database, which can be used as a drop-in replacement for Prometheus or Graphite in Grafana, since it supports the same query APIs, and offering many improved functionalities.
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PS3: check out our previous VSHN.timer editions about OpenShift: #9, #28, #53, and #95; and about Prometheus and Grafana: #78.