Continuing our commitment to the open source community we are taking Nexus OSS to another level. After adding NuGet support in Nexus 2.9 for FREE in Nexus OSS (a long time paid feature of Nexus Professional) our engineering team is at it again. I remember when we created the issue tracker ticket to support npm in Nexus over a year ago. Node.js development and usage of npm registries was on the horizon and making its way into companies more and more. Tools like Grunt have only gotten more traction since then.
Major enterprises are embracing DevOps. The DevOps Enterprise Summit is bringing together top practitioners who are leading DevOps transformations in large, complex organizations. It is a three-day conference on October 21-23, where leaders share their lessons learned, spanning culture, technology and leadership.Speakers include leaders from Disney, Macy’s, Blackboard, Barclays, Nordstrom, Target, Microsoft, Ticketmaster, Salesforce.com, UK.gov, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and more.
The NuGet package manager has become the standard for developing software on the Microsoft platform which includes.NET and the NuGet Gallery that has emerged as a large public open source package repository. Sonatype Nexus, on the other hand, is the standard repository or component manager software running on servers from small open source projects and teams to multi-national Fortune 500 companies.
I can honestly say that although referred to by the media as Shellshocked, I am neither shocked nor awed. I can’t say that I am a fan of the latest glorification of bugs like Heartbleed and Shellshock in a fashion similar to tropical storms, but if it gets more people to pay attention to the exponential growth of our reliance on software I can’t say I am too worked up about it either. One thing that is unarguable is that this just happens to be the latest (and if you are reading this before you have patched stop right now, patch, and then come back to finish).
We led an invasion last week armed with a flying drone, glowing lightsabers, and the latest knowledge on open source security vulnerabilities. Our mission? Lead, share, educate, moderate, and have some fun. Our coordinates? This year’s AppSecUSA 2014 event in Denver, Colorado. If you were there, you couldn’t miss us. If you weren’t there, don’t fret…they caught the entire thing on video.
A skeleton key is capable of opening any lock regardless of make or type. Do you know anyone who has one? I do. Lots of them. At the HP Protect conference last week in Washington DC, the theme of their conference was “think like a bad guy”. They introduced us to known hackers, their approaches to infiltrating organizations, and the trends in their behaviors. They also introduced us to the people who hunted down the hackers and successfully captured them.
This week, I will be attending AppSec USA in Denver with the rest of our Sonatype crew. While it will be my first time attending the event, I am really excited to be leading a panel discussion at the event this Thursday. If you will be at the event, please come by the session or the Sonatype booth (G10) and say hello. So what’s the panel discussion about?
We are not the first industry to face this challenge. But many are convinced our problem is much smaller than it really is or that it does not exist. They simply ignore it. Or choose to do nothing about it. Meanwhile, the problem is multiplying like rabbits. The challenge lies within our software. Within the quality of its supply chain, within our collective ability to maintain its health, and within our ability to establish easy (yes, I said easy) paths to ban rampant, yet avoidable risks.
Recently, Gartner published a new research report that says by 2016, “the vast majority of mainstream IT organizations will leverage nontrivial elements of open source software (directly or indirectly) in mission- critical IT solutions. However, most will fail to effectively manage these assets in a manner that minimizes risk and maximizes ROI.”
The Nexus development team at Sonatype is pleased to announce the release of the first milestone build (M1) of Nexus 3. This release is a technology preview covering the open source version, Nexus OSS, focused specifically on the new user interface. Nexus Pro will be covered in the upcoming M2 release.