Welcoming WebAssembly to Istio

Istio 1.5: What’s in it for Developers?

Istio is an open source service mesh platform. Idit Levine is the founder and CEO of and works extensively with Istio. In this article, she recounts the latest Istio 1.5 release and what the addition of WebAssembly brings to developers working with service mesh.

Last week's highlights

Weekly Review: Eclipse Theia, Istio 1.5 interview & Java 15 takes shape

Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week, an IDE designed to be an alternative to VS Code was released: Eclipse Theia. There was also a lot going on with Java 15—from a release date to the first confirmed JEP. And, since Istio underwent a major change in v1.5, we spoke to the developer team to get all the details.

Last week's highlights

Weekly Review: New JVM language Concurnas, Istio 1.5 & RedMonk rankings

Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week, the creator of Concurnas presented the new JVM language in detail. We also welcomed the latest Istio release and the first RedMonk ranking of 2020—and we showed how embracing compassion, respect, and empathy can make you a better programmer.

Improved usability, security, and more

Istio 1.5 simplifies its deployment model with Istiod

The newest release of Istio, version 1.5, has landed. This new release improves CPU performance, includes a new extension model for proxy servers, and graduates some security settings. How do you follow up such a successful year as 2019? The roadmap for 2020 shows that Istio’s plans going forward include making it sleeker, smoother, and faster.

A deeper dive into Istio

Istio 1.4 improves user experience and simplifies managing clusters

Istio 1.4 includes a new Istio operator, new Istio controller, new `v1beta1` authorization policy, automatic mutual Transport Layer Security (TLS) support, and updates to `istioctl`. Check out this post from the IBM Developer Blog taking a deep dive into the details of the latest Istio updates, with some concrete examples of what’s changed.

An emphasis on performance and scalability

Istio 1.1 is enterprise-ready

It’s been eight months since Istio 1.0 was released so now it’s time to welcome the next version. The theme for 1.1 is Enterprise Ready, which means the team has worked hard to make sure companies using Istio will have a smooth ride.

Kiali works with Istio to visualize the service mesh topology

If you want to check in on the microservices in your Istio service mesh, Kiali’s got you covered

A match made in heaven? If you’re wondering what the microservices in your Istio service mesh are doing, Kiali’s got you covered. This new project helps you visualize the service mesh topology, and offers visibility into features like circuit breakers, request rates and more. Have we mentioned it runs on OpenShift and Kubernetes? Let’s have a closer look.

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