The New Stack Context

About the show

Join The New Stack’s editorial team to review the week’s hottest news in cloud-native technologies and at-scale application development. Editorial Director Libby Clark, Managing Editor Joab Jackson and TNS Founder and Publisher Alex Williams put more context around the stories we’re covering each week and look ahead to topics we expect will gain more attention in coming weeks. Guests include TNS writers and correspondents who join us to discuss what they’re hearing from tech industry insiders.

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Episodes

  • Episode 39: The New Stack Context: Black Hat 2018 and New ML Workflow Tools

    August 17th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  39 mins 37 secs
    authentication, aws, black hat, cloudtrail, def con, netflix, security, security b-sides, server-side software

    This week on The New Stack Context, we speak with our security correspondent Lucian Constantin about what he saw at the recent trio of security conferences held in Las Vegas last week, BlackHat, DEF CON, and Security B-Sides. Turns out, industrial control systems — such as medical devices and in-car computation systems — are still quite vulnerable to malicious attacks, Constantin told our host this week, TNS founder Alex Williams.

  • Episode 38: TNS Context: Kubernetes SDKs and the Oracle Database as a Service

    August 10th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  41 mins 2 secs
    apm, cloud, cloud-native, container orchestration, database-as-a-service, dbaas, developers, devops, kubernetes, raygun, sdks, software development

    On this week's episode, we talk with technology evangelist Ravi Lachhman from AppDynamics, a sponsor of The New Stack, about the rise of software development kits for container orchestrators. Also joining us today are TNS Managing Editor Joab Jackson and Editor-in-Chief Alex Williams.

    Lachhman wrote a post for us this week about packaging your applications for delivery in this new, complicated cloud-native world where clients and end users want choice as to where and how to install your product.

  • Episode 37: The New Stack Context: Istio 1.0 and ServerlessConf

    August 3rd, 2018  |  Season 2  |  36 mins 36 secs
    cloud native computing foundation, cncf, developers, devops, istio, istio mesh, open source, open source software, oss, programming, service mesh

    We discuss the 1.0 release of the Istio service mesh as well as a new private container registry project at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation called Harbor. We also speak with TNS editor-in-chief Alex Williams about the ServerlessConf, which was held this week in San Francisco.

    The CNCF is a sponsor of The New Stack and it's been busy assembling open source projects to create a full cloud-native stack. Until recently that stack was missing an essential piece — namely, a container registry. This week VMware donated its open source container registry to fill out this part of the stack.

  • Episode 36: The New Stack Context: Knative and Google Next

    July 27th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  37 mins 50 secs
    container orchestration, containers, gke, google, google kubernetes engine, knative, kubernetes

    This week on The New Stack Context podcast we talk with Pivotal Director of Technical Marketing Dan Baskette and Pivotal Senior Staff Engineer Mark Fisher about Knative, which is a new tool Google and a few other partners such as Pivotal built to help developers build functions on top of Kubernetes. Also joining us in this episode is TNS San Francisco correspondent Alex Handy, who spoke about some of the other news from this week's Google Next 2018 conference.

    Knative is an open source software layer which turns Kubernetes into a runtime for serverless functions. Google announced the project and released it on GitHub this week — and it seems to be the news of the week out of Google Next. Baskette contributed a post to the site this week, offering all the technical details of Knative.  The New Stack sponsor Pivotal has provided the eventing model from its own Project Riff to Knative and is building its upcoming Pivotal Function Service on Knative.

  • Episode 35: This Week on The New Stack: OSCON and Java Container Images

    July 13th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  31 mins 21 secs

    This week on The New Stack Context, we spoke with our San Francisco correspondent Alex Handy about containerizing Java applications. The Google Cloud Platform recently released Jib, a new open-source container image builder for Java developers. Google says that Jib “does not require you to write a Dockerfile or have docker installed, and it is directly integrated into [the] Maven and Gradle,” Java build tools. Jib comes with many of the cloud-native build-tool features you’d expect, including incremental builds, a configuration-as-code approach, and reproducible build images for faster deployments and rollbacks.

    We spoke with Handy about why you’d even want to run a Java application in a container and the recent updates in Java 10 that aim to reduce the challenges that come with CPU and memory usage when Java runs in a container.

  • Episode 34: This Week on The New Stack: Apache Spark and QCon

    June 29th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  36 mins 40 secs

    For this Context, we talk with two data scientists from Pivotal, who write this week about the pros and cons of using Apache Spark for running data science workloads at scale. Apache Spark is an in-memory data analytics engine that is wildly popular with data scientists because of its speed, scalability and ease-of-use. Plus, it happens to be an ideal workload to run on Kubernetes, the Pivotal team writes.

  • Episode 33: This Week on The New Stack: In-Memory Compute, ContainerDays

    June 22nd, 2018  |  Season 2  |  38 mins 38 secs

    On this week's episode we speak with GridGain CEO Abe Kleinfeld who writes this week on The New Stack about how in-memory computing is helping many organizations solve their speed and scale challenges. In the past three decades Kleinfeld has led several companies through successful liquidity events including three mergers and two IPOs. And since he joined GridGain in 2013 the company has averaged triple-digit annual sales growth and been ranked the second fastest growing private company in Silicon Valley.

  • Episode 32: This Week on The New Stack: DockerCon, Serverless Business

    June 15th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  33 mins 31 secs
    application infrastructure, business, business process, cloud, containers, distributed systems, dockercon, public cloud, serverless, serverless application architecture, software, software development

    This week on Context we’re talking with The New Stack correspondent Mark Boyd who writes this week about the business process and cultural decisions that play into building a serverless application architecture.

  • Episode 31: This Week on The New Stack: Don't Call Containers "Docker"

    June 8th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  35 mins 4 secs
    application development, developers, devops, docker, github, gitops, microsoft, programming, software development, weaveworks

    Microsoft announced on Monday that it was acquiring GitHub. And that’s all the Internet could talk about for a few days. TNS Managing Editor Joab Jackson wrote a piece for us summarizing the acquisition and some of that initial Internet reaction. And Scott Fulton examined a Plan B for developers who may be nervous about projects pulling out of GitHub and leaving a trail of broken dependencies.

    And now that we’ve had some time to sit with it a bit we are starting to understand some of the other, longer term implications that this deal will have for developers.

  • Episode 30: This Week on The New Stack: ChefConf 2018, Plus Hedley the Robotic Skull

    June 1st, 2018  |  Season 2  |  36 mins 11 secs
    arduino, automation, chef, chef automate, chefconf, chefconf 2018, developers, devops, inspec, programming, raspberry pi

    This week on The New Stack Context podcast, we delve into the latest project from our resident hardware hacker, Dr. Torq, offer a summary of last week's ChefConf conference.

    Last week, TNS Editor Alex Williams attended ChefConf in Chicago where he hosted a day of podcasting. We’ll hear his top takeaways from that event, including the latest on InSpec, Chef’s compliance automation tool. The company just announced an integration with their its version of Automate - the company’s automation platform. Williams says InSpec is really innovative and could be big for the Chef’s cloud native strategy going forward.

    We also spoke with Dr. Torq, who has been writing for us regularly about his Raspberry Pi and machine learning project called Hedley, the robotic skull.

  • Episode 29: This Week on The New Stack: Cloud-Native Storage and the OpenStack Summit

    May 25th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  34 mins 32 secs
    ci/cd, hci, hyperconverged infrastructure, maxta, openstack summit, sds, software-defined storage, storage

    Joining us this week is TNS guest contributor Kiran Sreenivasamurthy, vice president of product management at Maxta. Sreenivasamurthy wrote a guest post for TNS this week on the differences between software-defined storage (SDS) and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). While both solutions “software-define” the infrastructure and abstract storage from the underlying hardware, there are important distinctions, he says. It comes down to how you want to manage your storage. Are you a storage expert? Or do you want more of a hands-off approach to storage?

  • Episode 28: This Week on The New Stack: Kubernetes Needs Developers

    May 18th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  35 mins 43 secs
    container orchestration, containers, developers, devops, k8s, kubernetes

    Hacker News and the Twitterverse were alight this week with discussion of Datadog engineer Jason Moiron’s blog post titled “Is Kubernetes Too Complicated?”  This article hints at a Kubernetes backlash afoot, with ongoing concerns about its complexity. We speak with TNS correspondent  Scott Fulton, who has a TNS article summarizing these issues.

  • Episode 27: This Week on The New Stack: Git and GitOps

    May 11th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  34 mins 40 secs
    application development, developers, git, github, gitlab, gitops, software development, web development

    This week on The New Stack Context podcast, we are all about the git open source version control software. Last Friday, TNS correspondent Michelle Gienow has kicked off a series git, with an introduction to git for everyone. This week, she continues that work with an introduction to its most popular online hosted version, GitHub.

  • Episode 26: This Week On The New Stack: KubeCon Highlights

    May 4th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  23 mins 31 secs
    cloudnativecon, cncf, kubecon, kubernetes, kubernetes 1.10, spiffe

    This week on The New Stack Context, the editorial team recorded live from Copenhagen, Denmark, at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon -- the CNCF’s premiere event focused on Kubernetes and other cloud-native open source projects including Prometheus, OpenTracing, Fluentd and others. The New Stack managing editor, Joab Jackson, editor-in-chief Alex Williams, and Ihor Dvoretskyi, developer advocate at the CNCF, discuss the latest with the Kubernetes community after the recent release of Kubernetes 1.10.

  • Episode 25: This Week on The New Stack: A Kubecon + CloudNativeCon Europe Preview

    April 27th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  29 mins 33 secs
    cloudnativecon, cncf, kubecon, kubernetes, red hat

    Next week, the New Stack editorial team will be traveling to Copenhagen next for the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon which is the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s premiere event focused on Kubernetes and other cloud native open source projects including Prometheus, OpenTracing, Fluentd and others.

    On Tuesday we’ll be at the Red Hat Commons event on machine learning. Thursday we’ll be hosting a pancake breakfast and podcast discussion on the new CNCF project called SPIFFE, which is aiming to build a secure identity framework for cloud-native production environments. And we’ll host two days of podcasting and livestreaming from the show floor where we’ll be talking to companies such as Red Hat (which is sponsoring us), Aqua Security, IBM, Google, Booking.com, VMware and many others.

  • Episode 24: This Week on The New Stack: Ripping Out The Guts Of Cloud Foundry And Adding Kubernetes

    April 20th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  24 mins 32 secs
    cf summit boston, cloud foundry, cloud foundry foundaton, kubernetes, suse

    The New Stack editorial team is reporting live this week from Cloud Foundry Summit in Boston. We hosted a pancake breakfast and podcast discussion on the intersection of Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes this morning. And we’ve been hosting a day of podcasting and livestreaming from the show floor where we’ve talked to companies such as Dynatrace, Pivotal, Snyk, Grape Up, and many others.

    In this episode of Context we’re going to have a roundtable discussion about the news from Cloud Foundry Summit and some of our top takeaways so far from the keynotes and sessions.