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Ultimate Ways to boost Website speed on Google


Speed is the most crucial element for running a successful website. Moreover, to give lag-free and responsive user’s experience, fast loading website directly affects the performance of website. As fast loading websites benefit from higher SEO rankings, conversion rates, user engagement, etc. Therefore, speed of website is important not for just good ranking but to maintain high bottom-line profits as well. There are various ways to improve/increase loading speed of website are mentioned below:
Server
Selecting the appropriate hosting for venture is the basic step to start a website. Hosting website with professional configuration can be helpful to speed up Website loading.
  • Browser Caching: Users should set expires header as resource on their websites because browser stores all these resources in its cache such as .jpeg images. Expires header tells the browser about the resource on website required to be requested from source or can be fetched from cache of browser. Therefore, when the visitor visits the website again, it will load website faster as the browser already has all images available.
  • Enabling the Signal: Keep-Alive signals plays significant role on internet as it sent signals at predefined intervals. Once the signal is sent and if no reply is received then, the link is expected to be down and the data will be routed through another path until the link is up.  In fact, HTTP keep-alive permits TCP connection alive and helps in reducing latency for following requests.
  • Compressing the Request: HTTP request is made up of every element such as images, scripts, style sheets, flash, etc. As there are more ON-Page components then, it will take more time to render the page. To improve this, users need to increase the speed of site to simplify design by:
  1. Using CSS in place of images.
  2. Merging various style sheets into one.
  3. Reduce scripts and keep them at bottom of page.
Tip: Begin the campaign for reducing the number of components on every page to minimize HTTP request to make the page render and improve website performance.
  • Redirect Cache able: Many times, mobile pages redirect the users to diverse URL that making redirect cache able helps to speed up the load time of page for the next time. It can be done by utilizing 302 redirect via cache lifetime of a day. It must include Vary: User-Agent and Cache-Control: private. It helps to redirect the visitors via mobile devices.
  • Utilize CDN : CDN (Content Delivery Network) is a collection of web servers that are distributed across various locations to transport the content to users more efficiently. The server chosen for content delivering is based on proximity of network.
  • Content Elements: As there is no complete access on server, therefore content elements are essential things that can be manipulated.
  • Reduce Redirects: Many times to specify the new location of track clicks, URL, connect various parts of site together or backup multiple domains that are required for redirecting from one URL to other. While keep on redirecting that is technically important but user cannot find any result. There are some recommendations by Google:
  1. Never refer URLs on your page, which is redirecting to other URLs.
  2. Do not have more than one redirect to the particular resource.
  3. Reduce number of additional domains, which creates an issue in redirecting but not the server content actually.
  • Eliminate Query Strings: Users cannot cache link with a ‘?’ in its URL even if there is a cache control: public header.  It acts as Ctrl+F5. It should be utilized for dynamic resources only. Utilizing two dynamic URLs with a question mark due to utilization of metrics are reasonable but for two or three queries.
  • Specific Set of Characters: For speeding up browser rendering, specify a set of character in HTTP headers. This can be done by adding a simple code into header.
Note: If the user is sure about the character set then, they can use PHP function instead as it helps to reduce the size of request. So, utilize HTML in place of PHP everywhere is possible.
  • Minimize Code: Decrease the size of page and network as well as speed up time of loading by removing HTML comments, white space, empty elements, and CDATA section. Users can utilize online tools to optimize and compress codes and can save user’s time.
  • Avoid Irrelevant Request: If the links are broken then it results in occurrence of 404 or 401 error code. Users can fix the broken links specially images to remove the occurrence of an error and speedup the website.
  • Server Resource: The resources that are shared across various pages, users must be sure that every reference to same resource utilizes identical URL. If there are resources that are shared via various sites, which link each other but these are hosted on various domains. Then it is better to use single hostname to serve file then to re-serve it via host name of every parent document.
  • Minimize DNS Lookups: DNS lookups take an important time to look the IP address for hostname. Until the lookup is completed, browser cannot perform anything. Response time can be increased by reducing number of unique hostnames.
Note: Put all images, which are loading each page of your site as it helps to minimize DNS lookups.
Optimize Images
Users are required to focus on three things with images- format, src attribute, and format.
  • Image Size: Images that are oversized, website takes long time to load. That is why it is recommended to utilize as small images as possible. Users can utilize image-editing tool to crop the image size. Along with it, minimize the color depth to the lowest level of acceptance and remove comments from images.
  • Image Format:Users should utilize JPEG image format for their websites. PNG file format is also good to utilize but older browser does not support it completely. GIF file format should be utilized for simple graphics and animated images. It is recommended not to utilize BMPs and TIFFs format for images.
  • SRC Attribute: Once the user had received the right format and size of an image, it is recommended to code it in a right way. They should avoid empty src codes of images. In HTML image code should include <img src=””>. When the quotation is empty as there is no source then, the browser will request to directory of the page itself. It can lead to add unnecessary traffic to server and can even corrupt the data of user.
Tip: User must add src attributes with the valid URL and take proper time to resize the images.

  • Add CSS and JS: Setting the style sheet at the document head of page, i.e. CSS excludes the progressive rendering so that the browser will block rendering in a manner to avoid redrawing of elements of page. In many cases, users generally face white page until it is completely loaded. It helps to make the page according to W3 standards and adding the JS (Java Scripts) at the bottom of page for the similar reason.
Tip: To speed up the website do not forget to share your question and tips via commenting and do not forget to take the backup before making any changes.

Additional Tool Provided By Google
In order to increase load time of website users can cross-examine by Google tool. It helps to provide the relevant result for users. There are two mainly two tools that are discussed below:
  • Google PageSpeed Insights: It results the speed for both desktop as well as mobile site. It fetches the URL twice- one from desktop and another from mobile agent. Later it results a site rank, which is based on 1 to 100 on a scale. The site with the higher number is better optimized for speed. If the score is 88 or higher then, it means speed of site is well performing. There is also availability of chrome extension that allows the assessment of any page from Developers PageSpeed Tab. It gives a balanced overview of site’s speed and action to take in a way to improve the performance of page and site as well.
  • GT Metrix: It goes into the extensive details and results in full history of site’s page load times. It provides various monitoring tools such as video playback feature, various reporting options as well. It also permits users to export the complete history to CSV file.

I have also utilized the ‘Google PageSpeed Insights’ tool to examine the speed of my website page https://www.systoolsgroup.com/nsf-merge/. It is useful as it helps me manage my data properly. Moreover, it effects the ranking of my site that results in good traffic and page view on Google. Thank you so much Google for this effective tool.”


Conclusion
Slow loading of sites are the most annoying thing for both businesses as well as for consumers. That results in losing the traffic of website and returning customers. To overcome from such a situation various ways to speed up your website and cross-examine by Google tool are described, which results in good rank as well as traffic on one’s website.
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External Hard Drive Unmounted or Invisible on Mac? How to Recover Files?

Mac’s inbuilt hard drive can’t cater all the data storage requirements, and hence an external hard disk drive is required to store the files and lessen the burden on the internal Mac hard drive. Moving the data from the Mac hard drive to an external media assures the OS X gains plenty of free spaces for smoother operations.

Plug -n- Play 

All it requires is to unbox the new external hard drive and connect it to Mac's USB port for instant usage. Most of the times, accessing the external hard disk on Mac will be as easy as eating a pie. However, at few occasions, you might not feel such luck. The external hard drive fails to mount or get visible on the Finder, Disk Utility and elsewhere!!

Let us discuss some checkpoints to locate a missing external hard drive on OS X. 

Drive Connections

  1. Check with your hard disk power light
  2. Make sure both end cables are attached properly if the external hard drive isn't powered up or fails to show in Finder.

Finder 

  1. Click Finder and go to Files
  2. Under Files click New Finder Window and check your external hard drive under the Device section. [Device appears on the left side of the Finder window]

Cables 

USB power cables play a significant role in getting an external hard drive visible on Mac OS X. An invisible external hard drive might require more power for its visibility in Finder. Get the cables corrected and the external hard drive should show up on Mac.

Sound

You must also notice that the external hard drive isn't producing strange noise while it gets powered with the Mac's hardware. A clicking, ticking or buzzing sound from the external storage media will confirm its component failure and the reasons for not showing up on the Mac's desktop or Finder.

Failing to Mount 

How are you able to access the external hard drive on Mac OS X? Simple, the connected external drive shows up on the Mac, and since it is mounted, you can read and writes the data from it. However, the reverse of the above case will halt easy access to your external hard disk drive. 

Disk Utility 

  1. Launch Disk Utility
  2. Check external hard drive from the left pane of the hard disk. You will notice that the external media is greyed out, which confirms that the drive is unmounted on OS X.
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    3. Select the media and click Mount from the Disk Utility tool bar. Once done, the media will be back to normal and ready for access.

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In the case of external hard drive file system corruption, the Disk Utility << Mount procedure will not function and as a result, you will require performing data recovery on unmounted Mac volumes. You will salvage the files with the help of data recovery application and then proceed to erase or format the external hard disk drive using Mac OS Extended Journaled file format. The formatting of the external hard drive will replace the damaged file system with a new HFS system and hence it will get mounted on the Mac for files transfer.

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Support for the Latest Adobe Products Coming in Migration Manager

Good News!  Tranxition will release in September, new application support for Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat.  We are upgrading significantly our support for Adobe Reader, including 300 new settings.  We expect a similar result with Adobe Acrobat while work is being finalized.

This new content will also support cross-version migration from older versions of Adobe to the latest releases.  This means, with Migration Manager, that you can upgrade and migrate simultaneously.

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Verizon Yahoo Email not Working - Regain Lost Access

Yahoo mail has frequently been in the news for some or the other reason, of late. Earlier the privacy invasion caused trouble to millions of Yahoo users around the world. Afterwards came in the issue of Yahoo diminishing as an email service that users would prefer over others like; Gmail, Outlook.com, and more such. It was some or the other issue cropping up for Yahoo, making it difficult for the web service to survive in the competitive world.

After all the difficulties, came another one; a downtime. The downtime is not as minor as it seems and has affected a mass number of users worldwide in different geographical locations, but not all it seems. This issue has been cropping up gradually in different parts of world from the past 3 months and over. The following segment talks in detail about the issue “Verizon Yahoo Email not Working” and the possible measures that can be taken in order to overcome its consequences.

What Kind of Downtime is Occurring Worldwide?

A number of forum pages online are flooding in with queries from the past three months complaining about the issue of downtime in Yahoo. The queries state the following issues surfacing:

  1. Yahoo mail not working every time a login is attempted to the account

  2. On attempting to log into Yahoo the webpage states: This site can’t be reached

  3. When tried logging into Yahoo, the page redirects to Verizon website

  4. The page keeps loading and doesn’t succeed despite uninterrupted network

  5. Can’t load the page. Always end up with the error “Technical difficulties. Try again later

Regions Affected by the Downtime

The issue is not regional but universal; therefore, it has been cropping up in one or the other region every now and then. Thus, a worldwide set of Yahoo mail users are observed being affected by the downtime.

Of late, the downtime hasn’t reached every country but has reached most of them. Thailand, San Diego, New York, India, and Honolulu, are some of the countries and places around the world that are affected by the downtime. The reported locations have been detected by the queries and complaints left by respective users on Twitter and forum pages.

Intensity of the downtime have been so severe that in some regions it has even lasted for more than two days with no measures taken to deal with it.

As a result of the downtime a number of queries came forward, giving rise to a new angle to the whole issue:

  1. Why does Yahoo redirect to Verizon on every login attempt?

  2. How to get Verizon Yahoo email?

  3. What to do if Verizon Yahoo email not working?

What Exactly is the Downtime About?

As discussed above, the issue is not just the downtime of Yahoo server, but it’s a downtime caused due to the acquisition of Yahoo by Verizon. After a long struggle of many months, Yahoo was acquired by Verizon in the month of July. The bidding process was started by Yahoo, which finally found a buyer - Verizon. The core business of Yahoo was acquired for $4.83 billion (in cash) which includes the advertising content, mobile activities and searches.

Therefore, even the users who tried attempting a login from their smartphones surfaced an issue with their account accessibility on Yahoo. A number of users who tried resolving the problem at their end came forward with complaints stating “can’t add my Verizon Yahoo email to Outlook 2013” while attempting to access their Yahoo account via desktop configuration. However, the attempt failed baffling the users by the questions rising upon the security of their account data.

How to Get back & Read Verizon Yahoo Email?

Coming across all the failed attempts at accessing Yahoo emails, the only way that emerges to read Verizon Yahoo emails is to use a solution that could download your Yahoo emails. The Verizon Yahoo Email Backup discussed here is successful at helping users save Verizon Yahoo email. Moreover, in addition to the ability to save emails, the application allow you to delete email after download so that the data couldn’t be misused later.

Conclusion: Technical issues and conflicts tend to occur every now and then, what is important in such an era is to be prepared with a backup plan. One must have either a backup or a toolkit capable enough to fill in for it. Yahoo, since its acquisition by Verizon has been surfacing technical issues for users on a larger and mass scale. The solution discussed here as an efficient way for tackling with the downtime issue encountered by a mass number of Yahoo users around the world. Backups are always considered the best for business continuity, however, in this case it will be helpful for even the home based users and students who lost the access to their accounts storing numerous amount of personal and significant data.

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Intersections: DevOps, Release Engineering, and Security

With emerging ideas, innovation, and talents, the lines between DevOps, release engineering, and even security are rapidly blurring. I invite you to sit down for a moment with Principle Consultant, J. Paul Reed, and listen to his take on what the intersection between these once individualized fields entails, and may even foreshadow.


Derek: Good morning, Paul. There’s a lot those pursuing DevOps can learn from Release Engineering practices. I know you’ve got a lot of experience to share, so let’s get started.

 

J. Paul Reed: Good morning, it's good to be here. My background is release engineering, although these days I am actually called a DevOps consultant. I have about 15 years experience doing that. That's what my presentation is about: sort of the intersection between DevOps, Rugged DevOps, and release engineering and wanting to explore that with the security and Rugged DevOps communities.

 

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Derek: In your presentation, you touched on the culture between security and DevOps and also release engineering -- that a number of organizations have challenges with and that's the Culture of No. There's a lot of, "Hey, we want to move faster at higher velocity. We have new requirements that we're trying to push out to market, and we have these new practices that we're moving forward with. Can security come and play with the DevOps team?"

 

J. Paul: I actually put up a tweet that a lot of people liked on one of my slides: "If your answer to every question is ‘no,’ do not be surprised when people start pouring effort into ways to not even ask." This idea that if your answer to everything is “no,” then that is seen as a bug or a blockage like on the Internet, and organizations will just route around it. I think security found that out in a very visceral, hard way. In release engineering, it’s the same thing.

 

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“If your answer to every question is ‘no,’ do not be surprised when people start pouring effort into ways to not even ask.”

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One of the reasons that Git became so popular is because developers didn't have to ask if there were permission to create branches. They created an entire infrastructure and ecosystem around not having to ask. I think that's one of the risks we run, and it's one of the similarities.

 

One of the interesting things we’re finding with DevOps ... because that idea of getting new traction and people do want to move faster … is we can frame the work that we do in the context of that pipeline. By identifying and optimizing some of the business value that is part of that pipeline, businesses are receptive. Developers are receptive. Different parts of the business are receptive in ways I've almost never seen in my career, and it's great to be a part of that. From a Rugged DevOps or security perspective, I think if we could move that work into the pipeline, not only do we make it visible in terms of the costs and trade-offs, but then also we could possibly do more. It's part of that whole. There are lots of presentations talking about this idea of shift left … that you can shift that work from your perspective further up into the stream so that you can address it earlier and actually have a chance at fixing the problem.

 

In talking with Josh Corman and a lot of the Rugged DevOps people, they always talk about how at the end of that process, they would rubber stamp: “Yes, this is secure.” Because even if wasn't really secure and it was bad, what were you going to do? As a release engineer, that resonated with me because we felt like that all the time. We were kind of doing a bunch of work at the end, and there was no time to do it right. So a lot of times, it was skimped on.

 

Derek: When you think about the way traditional security works, how early can we think about Rugged DevOps shifting left?

 

J. Paul: Yeah, I don't think it's so much about getting everything right at the beginning, per se. I think that the question is how far forward can we shift into that process. I think if you can shift that all the way to the beginning, that is possible. The beginning is where you define your pipeline.

 

A lot of people define that pipeline as commits, that is developers writing code. Some people will define it actually at the product management stage, so even earlier than that. Or that kind of agile story phase, I think you could certainly integrate it there. This is sort of what I was exploring in my presentation. I open with the slide on what is the intersection of release engineering and Rugged DevOps, and I say I don't actually know. It's a very emergent field.

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“There's no shortcuts to production...They put the financial resources and the engineering resources into building the pipeline that moves code quickly through it.”

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I spend the next few slides talking about sort of the crossover in making that bar. There are a lot of similarities there. I think when you're talking about pushing that stuff forward, it’s about the more tools that you can make part of that pipeline, like release engineering tools. So for us, that might be something like: How do we track what developers create as dependencies in the work that they're doing? So how do we make that a little bit easier in time for them to say, "Yeah, I'm using this version of that, and it's integrated here from a release engineering perspective." Then from the security perspective, you can take that information and use it to do different types of security testing or penetration testing. If you can move that earlier in the process, that's what it will do. Then how early you do that really is a function of how good you get at this sort of thing.

 

I don't think we've seen this with security entirely yet. We're still recognizing the value with release engineering and companies are hitting it out of the park. They just put everything in there and continue delivering pipeline. There's no shortcuts to production. There's no back door to get stuff deployed. They put the financial resources and the engineering resources into building the pipeline that moves code quickly through it. Then once you do that, you can augment that pipeline with more and more features, if you will. One of those might be moving security way forward in that process.

 

Derek: Are there old ways to do things that just won't work in the new universe and you have to adopt new tools or practices?

 

J. Paul: I do hear a lot of, "Well, we can't do X because of Y" -- “Y” being one of those cut old ways that you're talking about. One of the things we continually see at conferences is idea of the answer being, “We can't do X because of the old way.” In fact, in security, you see this all the time: "I can't do X because of audit compliant stuff." But case study after case study says: If you're willing to rethink the framing on the way you do audit compliance and work with your auditor -- if you're willing to look at the problem slightly differently -- then you can achieve those results. Because we have all this proof, when people say, "Oh, we can't do X because of the old way," my question is, “Are we thinking of the problem in an old frame or in a more traditional framing that is not sewn enough?”

 

Now that's not to imply the concerns people bring up are invalid. That's the initial question that you had, which was about people. If they have a lot of knowledge, they might be worried, "Well, I can't automate things this way as well as I can test them." I talked in my presentation about how release engineering is undergoing a fundamental shift. I'm very upfront about the fact that if you are a release engineer and you are not building continuous delivery pipeline and involved in the support and service of that continuous delivery pipeline, your job is probably not going to be there in five to 10 years. That's just the way the world works. A lot of people think, "Oh, okay, that's unfortunate or whatever."

 

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“If you are a release engineer and you are not building continuous delivery pipeline and involved in the support and service of that continuous pipeline, your job is probably not going to be there in five to ten years”

 

I'll give you a QA example that I thought was really innovative.

 

Organizations spend a bunch of time automating a test and the initial response is, "Well, if you automate all of those tests, what are the QA engineers going to do?" It turns out that because QA engineers are so good at looking at a product and coming up with the requirements, they need a lot of that totally valuable knowledge forwarded into the value stream. They are having those QA engineers doing requirements analysis and working with product management to firm up the actual requirements that go into the continuous delivery pipeline. What was fascinating about it was that it's not that the organization was, "We are going to automate you out of a job and then we're going to fire you, so go automate yourself into a script." People are like, "I'm a person, not a machine." You have that whole conversation, and they end up doing more interesting work.

 

They put them working on that continuous delivery pipeline in the requirements analysis. It's totally different than what you might expect. It's going to be the same with security and release engineering. For security especially, we're going to see a lot of that work go. There's a set of compliance work you can do in an automated fashion. Once that is automated, I see a lot of discussion about red team, blue team … kind of wargaming type of thing. And it frees up time to do that and to work as a team in that way. Because you can't automate all those things, or at least today you can't. I think everybody in the security space would agree that it's more interesting work than running around, if you’ve got a huge project, with a black binder with a bunch of rules.

 

Derek: One of the concepts that really resonated with you was the software supply chain. How does that concept fit with doing release engineering right and doing Rugged DevOps right or incorporating security into DevOps?

 

J. Paul: Yeah, the supply chain idea is something that was fascinating the first time I heard it. In fact, it's one of the things that Josh and I spent a bunch of time talking about it when we first met. I think it's a great way to frame a problem. I'm sad that I didn't think of it, actually, and the reason is because release engineers think about that all the time. We've thought that was our role for 20 to 30 years, for as long as release engineering has been around. It’s this idea of knowing what the dependencies are, dependency management tracking and trying to make sure that you don't pull in bad dependencies -- whether they are tainted because of the license or containing malicious software. This problem has only gotten worse with open source software, and that's also something that from a supply chain perspective we talk a lot about.

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“I told this story about an engineer who was missing a DLL from the build. They just Googled for the DDL and downloaded it, and threw it on all the build machines. That was pretty scary.”

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That was one of the things that I wouldn't think keeps release engineers up at night as much as it keeps security engineers up at night. Where is our software coming from, and what issues may it have in it? That's not something traditionally developers, for whatever reason, seem to think about and that's not to denigrate them. A lot of times they're under deadlines, like we are. They go to the Internet. They grab whatever version of the library. In fact, the one I usually see is the upgraded version because there's some API that they need or something like that. There's a concern there, when you think about it, of where that's coming from. I told this story about an engineer who was a missing DLL from the build. They just Googled for the DLL and downloaded it, and threw it on all the build machines. That was pretty scary.

 

One of the slides in the presentation I think is really critical is: “If you have one vulnerable library in your product, that is a security problem. If you've got multiple versions of the same library and multiple versions of those are vulnerable, that's a release engineering problem.” That's one of the best ways upfront that release engineers can contribute to Rugged DevOps and contribute to the security space in terms of helping to detangle that problem. More interestingly, once you've detangled that problem, you have to figure out how to make it so that that just doesn't turn into spaghetti again.

 

I've detangled that problem multiple times usually, by the way, not so much in a security context but in a licensing context.

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“If you have one vulnerable library in your product, that is a security problem. If you've got multiple versions of the same library and multiple versions of those are vulnerable, that's a release engineering problem.”

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The way you do that, again, is shifting left. Moving that forward where you have a way that as developers put libraries into the product, new code that isn't written by them because there's a dependency there that was well documented. You can do that audit in kind of a continuous fashion so that maybe an artifact that you build is a list of library conversion. Then from an automated security testing perspective, we can compare that against a list of CD use or known issues.

 

Derek: I did a lot of research at Sonatype on the software supply chain and one stat boggles my mind. Out of the top 100 components companies were downloading, they downloaded an average of 27 versions of each of those components in a single year. When you think about the complexity and the technical debt, and if there's security debt in that at all … you only need 100 parts and yet you're using 2,700 parts. Why would you ever want to do that?

 

J. Paul: One thing I'll point out is that I think the industry's moving in some sense in the wrong direction. What mean by that is you've got your Java you've built in this in to make it really, really, really easy. From the command line, you just pick up libraries from the Internet. Who knows where they came from. Node makes this trivial. In fact, Node was built around npm, the package manager. All of that is online. In fact, it's even worse. One of the things I get called in to help with a lot these days is ... and I kind of giggle at this, just because of the dichotomy … people were so interested in Git for so long because it was like offline Git, offline commit. It's great, right? You can build offline, and people always use the example of when I'm commuting home on the train, I can commit blah, blah, blah, and that was the big reason for doing it.

 

Now we've moved with Node and some of the tooling around Java so that our software builds literally require us to talk to the Internet to download packages. There's this big push for offline operations. But it's fine that no download needs 68 billion versions of libraries, and everything is "self-contained." But if you're going to look at a Node package, it's got versions of those things stocked in there. That's a feature, not a bug. Right? In certain platforms ... you see this with RubyGems, when the Ruby Gems site went down, nobody could deploy their web applications. That's a fundamentally broken engineering design in my opinion. Not that it's easy for developers to get that. But that our build processes, our deployment processes, rely on those things. And they rely on us as developers to say, "I want version 1.2.4 of that library, and that 1.2.4. is the same version that you use."

 

I posted a slide about versioning -- and that's a very release engineering problem. As an example, Open SSL made a mistake in their versioning and instead of bumping the version like they should have, they repackaged binary. I suspect the reason that they did that is because they published all the CVEs with that version number and everybody is like a hawk watching Open SSL. So they couldn't bump the version number easily. Open SSL can't be flexible in their release engineering anymore because they've been so traditionally horrible at it. Right? We've made it really easy to stuff all of those components into our products, but we really don't know what we're stuffing in there.

 

If you look at it, we end up worrying about a lot of the same things. I think a lot of the nuts to crack, if you will, in the Rugged DevOps community are maybe 50 to 80% release engineering problems. Strengthening that extra feature of security in there, to make that part of it, especially with the supply chain, will work really well.

 

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“A lot of the nuts to crack, if you will, in the Rugged DevOps community are maybe 50 to 80% release engineering problems. Strengthening that extra feature of security in there, to make that part of it, especially with the supply chain, will work really well.”

 

Derek: J. Paul Reed, thank you very much. It was a pleasure talking to you, I really enjoyed the conversation. We'll look forward to seeing you again soon.

 

J. Paul: Awesome. Thank you.

 

If you loved this interview and are looking for more great stuff on Rugged DevOps, I invite you to download this awesome research paper from Amy DeMartine at Forrester, “The Seven Habits of Rugged DevOps.”

 

As Amy notes, “DevOps practices can only increase speed and quality up to a point without security and risk (S&R) pros’ expertise. Old application security practices hinder speedy releases, and security vulnerabilities represent defects that can leave a company open to cyberattacks. But DevOps practitioners can leap forward with both increased speed and quality by including S&R pros in DevOps feedback loops and including security practices in the automated life cycle. These new practices are called Rugged DevOps.”

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