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 23: This Week on The New Stack: Telcos' Move to Kubernetes Means Cloud Race Isn't Over Yet

    April 13th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  28 mins 26 secs
    anaconda, containerization, containers, data science, docker, enterprise software, juniper, kubernetes, machine learning, telcos

    On this week's episode of The New Stack Context, TNS Managing Editor Joab Jackson was reporting live from AnacondaCon in Austin, Texas. He covered the annual data science conference for Anaconda users and came back with some insights on Anaconda and machine learning in the enterprise. We’ll hear more about that in the second half of the show.

  • Episode 22: This Week on The New Stack: DevOps Performance Metrics, Microservice Workflows

    April 6th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  30 mins 17 secs
    camunda, circleci, developers, devops, enterprise software, metrics, microservices, news, open source, workflow automation

    This week on The New Stack Context we talk with CircleCI CEO Jim Rose about a three-part series of posts he just wrote for The New Stack about the metrics that the company has found are useful for measuring an organization’s DevOps performance. The series is full of lots of data and graphics to help explain some standard metrics like mainline branch stability, deploy time and deploy frequency. Rose spoke to us about the report CircleCI put together, how they came up with those metrics, and how they can be useful for DevOps teams.

  • Episode 21: This Week on The New Stack: Hykes Leaves Docker, Nvidia Joins the Kubernetes Movement

    March 30th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  30 mins 14 secs
    ai, developer tools, developers, docker, gpu, gtc 2018, infrastructure automation, nvidia

    This week we start with news from Docker, that its founder and former CTO Solomon Hykes has announced he’s leaving the company. Alex Handy first reported that Hykes stepped down as CTO back in November. At the time he said he was staying on as VP of the board of directors. Then this week Hykes published a post on the Docker blog announcing he’s leaving the company he started 10 years ago. Alex Handy has the story for us again.

  • Episode 20: This Week on The New Stack: Kubernetes and the Single Sign-on

    March 23rd, 2018  |  Season 2  |  31 mins 57 secs
    authentication, kubernetes, microservices, pusher, single sign-on, sso

    This week, we’re joined by Joel Speed, a DevOps engineer at Pusher who is working to build their internal Kubernetes Platform. Speed has been writing a series of articles for The New Stack recently about how Kubernetes handles authentication and how to create a single sign-on experience for Kubernetes users.  The team at Pusher has developed its own in-house single sign-on solution for their Kubernetes users that also offers more fine-grained access control. Speed spoke to us about the SSO set up at Pusher and how it came about.

  • Episode 19: This Week in News: Microservices, Kubernetes Data, and SXSW

    March 16th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  32 mins 53 secs
    application development, at-scale development, cloud native microservices, microservices, sxsw

    This week, we’re joined by TNS correspondent Michelle Gienow, TNS Research Director Lawrence Hecht and TNS founder Alex Williams. This week, Gienow published the second article in our new weekly feature series focused on microservices. We’ll be covering cloud native microservices from start to finish for the next few months — starting with some of the things that organizations should consider when they’re weighing the decision to move to a microservices architecture. Michelle shares some of what she learned so far about why companies are adopting microservices architectures.

  • Episode 18: This Week in News: Time-Series Data and Instagram's Storage Engine

    March 9th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  25 mins 28 secs
    analysis, application development, big data, cloud-native technologies, data, data storage, influxdata, news, programming, software, time series databases, tsdb

    This week we're speaking with Katy Farmer, Developer Advocate at InfluxData, who has been writing a regular series for The New Stack on time-series data.

  • Episode 17: This Week in News: Vulnerability Disclosure, Software Architecture

    March 2nd, 2018  |  Season 2  |  32 mins 58 secs
    bug bounties, camunda, hackerone, iot, microservices, news, o'reilly software architecture conference, security, vulnerability disclosure

    On this week's episode, TNS security correspondent Lucian Constantin joins us to talk about how companies can and should handle security reports. His latest story on this subject is based on a recent survey of 1,700 bug bounty participants on HackerOne. The survey revealed that one in four ethical hackers have had cases where they eventually gave up on reporting vulnerabilities because the affected vendors didn't respond to the issues. And this wasn't because of a lack of trying to contact those organizations. Constantin explained how your company sets up a good vulnerability reporting policy so you’ll learn about vulnerabilities from ethical hackers first, before customer data end up for sale on the underground market.

  • Episode 16: This Week in News: VMware and OpenFaaS, Chef InSpec, HPE OneSphere

    February 23rd, 2018  |  Season 2  |  30 mins 2 secs
    chef, cloud native architectures, enterprise it, hpe, inspec, news, open source, openfaas, security, vmware

    This week, from a snowy Portland Oregon, we spoke with Alex Ellis, founder of OpenFaaS. Ellis has hired on to VMware to work full time on the OpenFaaS serverless software, as part of VMware’s new Open Source Technology Center. Until now, Ellis has been working on OpenFaaS in his spare time while holding down a day job as an application developer at ADP. We spoke with him about why he made the decision to join VMware and what it means for the OpenFaaS community.

  • Episode 15: This Week in News: Oracle's Autonomous Database, InfluxData's Timely One

    February 16th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  29 mins 35 secs
    application development, cloud-native, influxdata, influxdays, news, oracle cloud day, software development, technology, twistlock

    This week we were busy reporting from events in New York, starting with Oracle’s Cloud Day event on Monday where he brought us an update on the cloud provider’s autonomous services. On Tuesday he also attended InfluxDays, a time series data and application conference, and he’ll give us the highlights from that event as well.

  • Episode 14: This Week in News: Kubernetes Alone Does Not a Market Make

    February 9th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  36 mins
    application development, cloud, coreos, developers, devops, iot, kubernetes, open source, openshift, podcast, programming, software, software development, tech, technology

    This week we are still talking about the CoreOS acquisition by Red Hat last week. TNS contributor Scott M. Fulton had the chance to talk with CoreOS CEO Alex Polvi and  Red Hat’s vice president for OpenShift Ashesh Badani, for a story on TNS. He got the lowdown on what “may” happen to products like Tectonic and Container Linux now that they’re part of Red Hat’s portfolio.  “May” being the keyword here.

  • Episode 13: This Week in News: Red Hat Acquires CoreOS, Cost-Accounting for Serverless Devs

    February 2nd, 2018  |  Season 2  |  30 mins 41 secs
    application development, coreos, developers, devops, kubernetes, open source software, programming, software, software development

    This week on The New Stack Context weekly news wrap podcast, we talk with TNS European correspondent Mark Boyd about his fascinating story on how serverless architectures are turning developers into accountants.

  • Episode 12: This Week in News: Meet Your New Pair-Programming Partner

    January 26th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  27 mins 50 secs
    application development, cloud, codta, coreos, developers, devops, iot, kubernetes, open source, openshift, podcast, programming, software, software development, tech, technology, vpns

    This week on The New Stack Context weekly newswrap podcast, we talk with with TNS San Francisco correspondent Alex Handy about a fascinating story he wrote on a startup in Israel called Codota that’s applied machine-learning to the concept of pair programming.

  • Episode 11: This Week in News: Enterprise Serverless and Voice-Driven IT Management

    January 19th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  26 mins 10 secs
    application development, cloud, coreos, developers, devops, iot, kubernetes, open source, openshift, podcast, programming, software, software development, tech, technology

    This week on the New Stack Context podcast, we speak with Jenny Gao, an investor at Bessemer Venture Partners, about the suitability of serverless technologies to the enterprise.

  • Episode 10: This Week in News: Meltdown/Spectre Woes, and the Future of JavaScript

    January 12th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  27 mins 47 secs
    application development, cloud, coreos, developers, devops, iot, kubernetes, open source, openshift, podcast, programming, software, software development, tech, technology

    We're rolling into 2018 with many unanswered questions: Will Meltdown and the Spectre CPU flaws turn our highly-tuned cloud-native applications into performance sludge cakes? How many new JavaScript front-end frameworks will we have to learn this year? And what does 'immutability' actually mean, anyhow? So many questions.