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Interview with Laurie Voss, co-founder and COO of npm

npm operations incident autopsy: Use two-factor authentication to protect yourself

Last Thursday, someone gained access to an npm publisher’s account and used it to publish an unauthorized update of a popular package which contained malicious code. “What the code did was attempt to steal additional login tokens for npm from these other users, by sending them to a remote server,” Laurie Voss explained. “This, if successful, would have allowed them to hijack other packages and compromise more users.” Learn more about the incident here.

Interview with Byron Nicolaides, president at CEPIS

“Understanding the language of computers will be what separates the educated from the ignorant masses of tomorrow”

Code runs everything. And as coding increasingly becomes one of the most highly priced skillsets globally, digital literacy and the future of coding becomes a central issue among the community. Here, we talk to Byron Nicolaides, president Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS) about the importance of digital literacy, the future of coding, CEPIS’ mission and more.

An interview with Wayne Beaton, Director of Open Source Projects at the Eclipse Foundation

“Eclipse Photon marks the end of an era”

Eclipse Photon is here! We talked to Wayne Beaton, Director of Open Source Projects at the Eclipse Foundation, about what this new release brings to the Eclipse ecosystem and what’s in store for the future of this popular open source IDE platform.

Interview with Eero Mattila

“The database development can be built into DevOps!”

How does DevOps fit with database development? Eero Mattila, the principal systems consultant for information management for Quest Software, has a different picture in mind. In our interview from DevOpsCon 2018 in Berlin, Mattila explains to us what you need to be aware of in this field and which tools are absolutely necessary for database development and DevOps processes.

Quick-fire interview round

5 minutes with the PMC Lead of EE4J

What is Jakarta EE? What does it mean for a project to go open source like Java EE? In this interview, Ivar Grimstad, the PMC Lead of EE4J, gave us five minutes of his time to tell us about EE4J and Jakarta EE.

Interview with Yossi Weinberg, software developer at WhiteSource

“Users aren’t taking responsibility for their open source usage – This has to change”

Open source has a lot of benefits, no one can argue that. However, it is also uniquely positioned to face the threats of today’s security concerns. We talked with Yossi Weinberg, software developer at WhiteSource about how WhiteSource is making sure users’ projects are secure, why open source management is essential and the impact Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub will have on the open source community.

Interview with Sebastian Schreck & Thomas Uebel

Breaking down silo walls: “DevOps is not an engineering discipline”

How can Devs, Ops, and management all work together on one shared goal? What role does management have in the implementation of DevOps? We interviewed Sebastian Schreck and Thomas Uebel from Mister Spex about how to implement DevOps in the workplace and how to break down silo walls.

Interview with Sid Sijbrandij, co-founder and CEO of GitLab

A new era rises: “The software community owes a lot to GitHub, as does the GitLab community”

It’s been a crazy week for the programming community; Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub made waves throughout the industry but there’s at least one company that made the most of this turn of events and that’s GitLab. We talked with Sid Sijbrandij, co-founder and CEO of GitLab about #movingtogitlab, what separates GitLab from GitHub and more.

Interview with Ramon Guiu, Vice President of product management at New Relic

“Kubernetes is becoming central to cloud adoption”: More innovation coming

In the “orchestration war” between Docker, Swarm, and Kubernetes, it seems like Kubernetes is the clear winner. In this interview, Ramon Guiu, Vice President of product management at New Relic, talks about the reasons why. He discusses how to avoid problems with building a container ecosystem and how to make it run safe and smooth.

Interview with Andrei Anisimov and Albert Santalo, 8base

“Blockchain puts a whole new spin on the DevOps process”

Blockchain applications might not be easy to use but that’s about to change. We talked with Andrei Anisimov and Albert Santalo of 8base about the DevOps/blockchain combination, the adoption rate of this technology and how it can become more accessible to developers.