Author Archives: Derek Weeks

About Derek Weeks

Derek joined Sonatype in 2014 as their VP Product Marketing. He believes we need to set a new standard for creating trusted applications at the speed of development and securing the software supply chain. He also believes the key to this solution lies within automation, education, and perseverance. In the world of applications, he believe that as long as there is enough prey, there will be predators, and he is hoping to help organizations build the greatest level of sustainable defense practices.

Sonatype and Bamboo: Improving Your Builds


March 3, 2015 By
Derek Weeks
Bamboo

Sonatype now provides native Atlassian Bamboo support to improve the quality of your build outputs. Sonatype provides instant analysis of open source components used in every Bamboo build and alerts development teams to any quality, license, or security issues identified. By catching the issues during CI builds, development teams can quickly address open source policy violations early and can avoid unplanned rework.

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Nexus Reaches 50,000


February 27, 2015 By
Derek Weeks
5 times the number of repos

Active Nexus instances have grown 100% within the past 18 months. Just awesome. And, YOU, our user community made it happen. As of today, we surpassed the milestone of 50,000 active Nexus installs! Thank you.

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Evaluating OSS logistics solutions? Consider these 9 tips.


February 24, 2015 By
Derek Weeks
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With well over 17 billion open source components downloaded from public repositories in 2014, it is clear that more software development organizations are assembling software from component building blocks. In fact, Gartner reports that by 2016 the vast majority of mainstream IT organizations will leverage open source software (OSS) components in mission-critical IT solutions. This massive reliance on open source components has created new challenges for managing the speed, cost, and risks of continuous delivery in today’s software development efforts.

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The Software Supply Chain Piques Interest


February 9, 2015 By
Derek Weeks
supply chain management

As we looked back at what our readers found most intriguing in the past year, we found one central theme: managing their software supply chain. Our readers wanted to know in a continuous world, where speed and quality often compete how can they develop software faster while becoming more profitable ensuring quality and managing risk.

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Chevy and DevOps: What the Wi-Fi?


February 4, 2015 By
Derek Weeks
chevy

I’m sure you saw it too. During the Super Bowl, Chevy Trucks announced that they were adding 4G LTE wi-fi. How cool. I want that (and so would my kids). I can only imagine the possibilities. But, this is not all about my needs. Chevy and every other vehicle maker wants this too. And not for the reasons that you might first consider. Quickly, let me introduce you to the recalls of today..

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Talking Turkey in Texas: Open Source Governance Lags


November 25, 2014 By
Derek Weeks
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Deep in the heart of Texas, I was leading a panel discussion at the Lone Star Application Security Conference (LASCON) a few weeks ago.  The panel was “talking turkey” the importance of application security and open source software development, when the conversation led to a discussion about software supply chains. One of the panelists remarked […]

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42,000 Nexus Repository Managers, and Growing!


November 19, 2014 By
Derek Weeks
Nexus Artifactory Archiva

[Editor's Note: An update to this article is now available.  As of February 2015, active Nexus instances have reached 50,000.  For more information, please see the new blog post at: http://blog.sonatype.com/2015/02/nexus-reaches-50000/#.VPTXZEuf96k] Over the past 15 months, active Nexus instances have grown from 21,000 to 42,000.  Wowza.   That is news worth sharing, because you made it […]

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CIO.com: Helping Developers Reduce Open Source Risk


November 17, 2014 By
Derek Weeks
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Last week, CIO.com shared a story of an inflection point in application security.  Lucian Constantin discussed how there needs to be a shift from manual open source risk analysis to more automated approaches.  His article stated, “The notion of using manual audits, manual approvals and traditional governance to deal with that level of [open source […]

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Riot Games Shares its Chef Cookbook for Nexus


November 12, 2014 By
Derek Weeks
league2

  Kyle Allan is on the deployment automation team at Riot Games — maker of the most played PC game in the world: League of Legends. This multiplayer 24/7 game runs at servers all over the world, from the U.S. to Europe, and from Australia to Southeast Asia.  Riot Games was looking for a service to store […]

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