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FROM THE EDITORS "VIRTUAL NEWS" DESK
Hi everyone, well with all of my best intentions it seems I have missed my window of a new newsletter every 2 weeks. I will of course do my best to keep up that schedule for you as there is so much news every week. I have not included everything that we have missed over the past several weeks since the last newsletter but I have added some really great content for you to consume, or send to your teams. You will also notice we have some of our prior news digest features back after a short hiatus due to a glitch in the "matrix". I hope that I can continue to provide these and we don't lose access to them again.

Please enjoy the newsletter this week and I hope to be able to ensure it is made available on a more regular cadence.

Virtually Yours
Neil

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VMware IT Modern Application Platform Addresses Automation and Multitenancy
A major responsibility of VMware IT Operations is delivering cloud platforms, such as VMware Tanzu™ Application Service™, on demand. The challenge is maintaining the same standard for delivering multiple foundations over multiple instances whose infrastructure is spread across data centers. To ensure this, we came up with a standard infrastructure-as-a-code delivery, which means that we programmed all this in the pipeline with some adaptive inputs.

Why Path-to-Production Analysis Is a Must for Software Development Teams
One of the key metrics IT leaders care about is the total time it takes for a release to go from development to being live in production. The metric used to measure that duration is called the “release lead time.” It can range from days to months, depending on factors such as team agility, enterprise constraints, and interdependencies.

How to Build a Strong Open Source Community: Best Practices and Lessons Learned
When the VMware Tanzu Community Engagement team assembled three years ago, we did so with the belief that strong, sustainable community engagement is a crucial component of successful open source projects. With a mission of helping to build up and improve communities, we set out to support several VMware-originated open source projects. 

TANZU
Build developer affinity for VMware Tanzu
-Jonas Rosland, Abigail McCarthy, and Amanda Katona teamed up to write this post sharing insights the Tanzu Community Engagement team has gained over the last three years. They’ve posted a collection of best practices for organizations looking to work with the open source community the right wayhttps://tanzu.vmware.com/content/blog/how-to-build-strong-open-source-community-best-practices-lessons-learned | Social link
-Josh Long announced the integration of New Relic One performance monitoring in Azure Spring Cloudhttps://spring.io/blog/2021/07/01/use-new-relic-to-effortlessly-monitor-applications-and-dependencies-in-azure-spring-cloud
-For Tanzu Tuesday, Tiffany Jernigan invited Daniel Mikusa to talk about the easy way to create images—with Cloud Native Buildpacks  https://tanzu.vmware.com/developer/tv/tanzu-tuesdays/0059/
-Josh Long’s latest Spring Tips video focused on Spring Retrosocket, an experimental project designed to provide an OpenFeign- or Retrofit-like experience for RSocket clients https://spring.io/blog/2021/06/30/spring-tips-spring-retrosocket
-On Code, Josh Long explored new things to do with native Spring Boot apps, with Spring Native and GraalVM—the Exposed ORM for Kotlin, Spring Integration, and the Okta Spring Boot starter https://tanzu.vmware.com/developer/tv/code/0036/
-On the Bootiful Podcast, Josh Long talked to Benjamin Wilms, founder of Chaos Monkey for Spring Boot, and now co-founder of Steadybit, whose SaaS tool aims to make systems and services more robust https://spring.io/blog/2021/07/01/a-bootiful-podcast-benjamin-wilms-founder-of-the-chaos-monkey-for-spring-boot-and-steadybit-a-company-to-help-you-build-more-robust-software
-On Between Chair and Keyboard, Nate Schutta talked with Spencer Gibb, software engineer and Spring Cloud Core project lead https://tanzu.vmware.com/developer/tv/bcak/33/
-Josh Long posted his handy list of the week’s Spring updates and announcements https://spring.io/blog/2021/06/29/this-week-in-spring-june-29th-2021
-Michael Coté gave this talk about DevOps metrics, i.e., what technical, business, and culture metrics you can monitor to support your transformation https://tanzu.vmware.com/developer/tv/talk/93/
-Kenny Coleman created this excellent overview video of Tanzu Standard, showing all the key components and what distinguishes it from Tanzu Basic in just under 8 minutes https://youtu.be/EDUKwKn3g8I
-In this blog post, Sean Motlagh explained how software development teams can conduct path-to-production analyses in order to save time and money by tightening up their software delivery life cycles https://tanzu.vmware.com/content/blog/why-path-to-production-analysis-software-development-teams
-The Tanzu Value Advisory team got together for this dynamic conversation about why organizational alignment between business and IT is critical for successful transformation, weaving in real-world stories from companies they’ve worked with. This is the first episode in a six-part series, so be on the lookout for more insights from them soon.  https://tanzu.vmware.com/content/webinars/jun-30-organization-alignment-for-successful-business-transformation 
-This Q&A and podcast tell the story of innovations in retail technology that took off during the pandemic, resulting in better customer experiences overall—with a focus on the DICK’S Sporting Goods customer story
https://www.vmware.com/radius/dicks-sporting-goods-customer-digital-innovation/
https://www.vmware.com/radius/podcast/pop-culture-tech/shop-culture-tech/
-This post on the VoV blog shared how Tanzu enabled VMware’s own IT division to give customers a much better billing experience https://blogs.vmware.com/vov/2021/06/29/beyond-the-technical-building-a-modern-saas-billing-platform/ |

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DISCLAIMER
While I do my best to publish unbiased information specifically related to VMware solutions there is always the possibility of blog posts that are unrelated, competitive or potentially conflicting that may creep into the newsletter. I apologize for this in advance if I offend anyone and do my best to ensure this does not happen. Please get in touch if you feel any inappropriate material has been published. All information in this newsletter is copyright of the original author. If you are an author and wish to no longer be used in this newsletter please get in touch with me vmwnews@vmware.com and I will remove you immediately. Thank you. 

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