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Feature Spotlight: Service Mocks

Why Mocks? Nowadays APIs are the de facto method of communication between services.  With all the connections points, setting up environments to efficiently build and

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GitLab 2021 DevSecOps Survey Key Findings

For the last several years, GitLab has run a major survey about the trends facing the DevSecOps community. This year over 4,000 people responded to

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Top 15 Kubernetes Resources

While Kubernetes is a very powerful and comprehensive application, it can also be very complicated and confusing to new users. Thankfully, the community is great

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Replay Single Transactions for Root Cause Analysis

Speedscale was built primarily to provide engineering teams with better insight into their applications over time, replaying single transactions for root cause analysis that give

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Out with GraphQL, in with gRPC

At Speedscale, we’re always trying to find ways to iterate faster and reduce developer toil. In line with that mission, we slant our engineering decisions

Software Engineering Daily Podcast

Podcast Source: Speedscale: Automated Testing with Ken Ahrens and Matt LeRay Large portions of software development budgets are dedicated for testing code. A new component

Top 5 Kubernetes Load-Testing Tools and How They C...

Kubernetes is a popular choice for running a cloud workload – and for good reason. It can be a powerful tool for orchestrating your applications. It

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SpeedChat: Shift-Left vs. Shift-Right Throwdown

Speedscale ‘SpeedChat’ Episode 2: Shift-Left vs. Shift-Right Throwdown featuring Nate Lee (Founder, Speedscale), Ken Ahrens (Founder, Speedscale) and Jason English (Principal Analyst, Intellyx). Show Links

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Feature Spotlight: Golden Signals

As a team we have spent many years troubleshooting performance problems in production systems. Applications have gotten so complex you need a standard methodology to

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Enterprise CXO Priorities for 2021

One of the reasons we selected Sierra Ventures as one of our seed investors is because of their CXO Advisory Board. They have dozens of

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Feature spotlight: Auto Diff – New code vs P...

When making changes to applications these days, it’s hard to understand and predict the impact of those changes before you deploy.  API connections are multiplying,

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Trends in 2021 Dev-Led Landscape

This is a follow-on from a September 2020 post about the Developer-Led Landscape. Nowadays developers are in the driver’s seat regarding a lot of decisions

The Developer-Led Landscape

In a recent article titled The Developer-Led Landscape by Tyler Jewell (Dell Technologies Capital), he covers the way that developers are now influencing technology decisions.

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Capturing network traffic during container startup

How can I capture network traffic during container startup? Microservices help increase engineering velocity, but most engineers are still in the early stages of understanding

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Automate All the Things

Let’s face it. Nobody sits down at their laptop and thinks “Yes! I can’t wait to write some tests.” But if you write code, chances

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Building a Kubernetes friendly CLI

If you’re working with Kubernetes (k8s) on a daily basis you probably spend a lot of time with command line interfaces (CLIs) like kubectl and

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Data Privacy and SaaS 2.0

Architecture is fate. This quote hung heavy in my mind as we set out to design the first production version of Speedscale. I can’t find

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The Kubernetes Native Architecture

While the concept of Cloud Native architecture has taken off in the past few years, there is a new trend emerging. In an effort to