tools | TechWell


Sunlight breaking through clouds Features of Serverless Cloud Platforms

With the advent of serverless computing, several serverless platforms have become available, precluding the requirement to provision and expose the infrastructure needed on a server-based compute environment. Let’s examine some of the features to expect in a serverless platform so you can know what to prioritize.

Deepak Vohra's picture
Deepak Vohra
Clear lightbulbs showing clouds behind them Choosing a Cloud Computing Platform

With so many options for cloud computing platforms, it can be tough to narrow them down. Focus on the most important features for your work: Do you want a server-based platform or serverless? What support do you need for your OS and software? What other services do you want integrated? These are the questions to ask.

Deepak Vohra's picture
Deepak Vohra
Two agile teammates using a kanban board with sticky notes Is the Problem with Your Agile Tool, or How You’re Using It?

While using index cards and a wall can function just fine as a kanban or Scrum board, issue-tracking tools such as Jira can make it easier to manage a backlog, especially with a distributed team. But these tools are more complex to use and can add their own overhead to the process. You need to keep things simple.

Steve Berczuk's picture
Steve Berczuk
Aerial shot of a container lot Using More Advanced Kubernetes Controllers

Kubernetes is an object-oriented framework for orchestration of Docker containers. While running basic Kubernetes objects like pods and services is essential to all Kubernetes applications, what controller to use should be based on several factors. Let’s explore some advanced controller options for additional features.

Deepak Vohra's picture
Deepak Vohra
Stacked black and white blocks Using Basic Kubernetes Objects

Kubernetes is an object-oriented framework for orchestration of Docker containers. The Kubernetes API supports several different types of objects and provides schemas for all the objects it supports. While there are many options for different features, let’s look at some of the main Kubernetes objects and their uses.

Deepak Vohra's picture
Deepak Vohra
A ship with organized containers on deck Choosing a Container Orchestration Platform with Docker

Docker is the de facto container platform, supporting the microservices architecture for deploying loosely coupled applications. However, Docker supports several container orchestration platforms—which should you choose? Let’s look at some of the main platforms: Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, OpenShift, Mesos, and CFCR.

Deepak Vohra's picture
Deepak Vohra
Tariq King Shaking Up Software Testing with AI: A Slack Takeover with Tariq King

Thought leaders from the software community are taking over the TechWell Hub to answer questions and engage in conversations. Tariq King, founder and CEO of Selftest IO, hosted this Slack takeover and discussed all things AI, including using it with legacy systems, how it affects test strategy, and boosting your tests.

Beth Romanik's picture
Beth Romanik
Collection of abstract boxes Virtualization or Containerization? Choosing the Right Strategy

Virtualization and containerization are the top approaches when it comes to enabling scalability, limiting overhead costs, and standardizing software development, deployment, and management across multiple platforms. Each has its pros and cons, so which is the right choice for your team, application, and technology?

Kunal Chauhan's picture
Kunal Chauhan