Kyma 1.4 Kyoto

Malgorzata Swieca, Technical Writer @Kyma on August 8, 2019

Straight from Indonesian Jakarta, we sail to Japan. Let's stop in one of its beautiful temples and ponder over what the 1.4 Kyoto Release has to offer. Being hard-working as the Japanese, Kyma busy bees introduced many improvements in their components, including the Application Connector, Console, Kiali, and Headless CMS. Read on to find out what has changed in Kyma since 1.3.

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Joining forces with Ory

Piotr Mścichowski, Capability Owner @Kyma on July 31, 2019

Working with others is always a great opportunity to learn and grow, so we simply couldn't say "no" to working with the team at Ory when such opportunity arose. Making Kyma even more secure, gaining new experience, working with awesome people, and contributing to another project at the same time? Read on to find out how we're joining forces with Ory to bring an OAuth server to Kyma and contribute a completely new component to the lair of Hydra and its Oathkeeper.

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Happy Birthday Kyma

Lukasz Gornicki, Community Manager and Core & Supporting Capability Owner on July 24, 2019

Kyma is already 1 year old and we have a feeling it has only recently been open-sourced. Let me take you on a journey to the past to bring back the most interesting moments. Once we look back, let us see what the future brings.

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Kyma and Knative turn one: Our First Year

Krasimir Semerdzhiev and Ahmed Abdalla on July 24, 2019

It was a warm and sunny July day in San Francisco (not kidding!) when we got into the crowded Moscone West conference center for a session entitled “Serverless on Google Cloud”. On that very stage at Google Cloud Next 2018, both Knative and Kyma projects were announced and officially saw the light of day. Since then a lot of code was written and rewritten, shaping an extraordinary first year for both projects. You can go through some of the most memorable moments throughout Kyma’s first year or Knative's first year recaps.

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Kyma 1.4 Kyoto scheduled for release on 8.08.2019

Piotr Bochynski, Product Owner @Kyma on July 23, 2019

With summer in full swing and people enjoying their long-expected holidays, you might've thought that you're not going to get any news from us for some time now. Wrong! We're continuing our travels through the summer holidays season and this time around we're headed to Kyoto. Let's have a look at the new features and improvements planned for the 1.4 release, shall we?

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Kyma 1.3 Jakarta

Klaudia Grzondziel, Technical Writer @Kyma on July 12, 2019

After a short stop in Istanbul, we move forward to Jakarta with the brand new Kyma 1.3 release, which brings you a set of significant improvements in many components, including the Console and Kyma CLI. It also introduces the CloudEvents specification 0.3 for Event delivery and comes with even more useful documents that will guide you through the project. Read on to find out what Kyma 1.3 has to offer.

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Build a cloud-native extension for WordPress

Piotr Bochynski, Product Owner @Kyma on July 8, 2019

Cloud-native application development is now a hot topic in the industry. Developers want to use modern languages, write microservices or even serverless functions. They expect high scalability with modern monitoring tools like Prometheus and Grafana. Kubernetes and CNCF landscape projects are no longer perceived as hype for early adopters. This is the mainstream now. If you start a new, green field project you are lucky - you can dive into the great variety of tools and frameworks and use them. But how to pick the right tools? At the moment of writing this post, there are 686 projects registered in the CNCF landscape. We also have the less lucky developers who still have to deal with applications designed when monoliths were cool. What about them? Can they benefit from cloud-native patterns? Yes, they can!

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Kyma 1.2 Istanbul

Tomasz Papiernik, Technical Writer @Kyma on June 13, 2019

It's about time to sail our ship to Istanbul and see all of the new features and tweaks that come with the 1.2 release. This time around we focused on streamlining the installation flow, providing a simpler way of testing lambda functions, giving more power and flexibility to Kyma Eventing, migrating to a new version of Istio, and providing even more useful documentation.

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Kyma 1.2 Istanbul scheduled for release on 13.06.2019

Piotr Bochynski, Product Owner @Kyma on June 3, 2019

Just as we initially promised, the developers are working hard to deliver new features and improvements every four weeks. Our last release is already available for 3 weeks, which means that the next Kyma version will be available in about a week. This time around, the release gets its codename from a city with an incredibly rich history, one that bridges the gap (literally!) between the East and the West. Kyma 1.2 Istanbul has a very rich history of improvements and new features and continues to aid the users in bridging the gap between different pieces of software. What's in store for the 1.2 release?

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Kyma 1.1 Helsinki

Karolina Zydek, Technical Writer @Kyma on May 17, 2019

After the long-awaited 1.0 Gliwice release, we focused mainly on putting the polishing touches to the current setup, including improvements in the Console UI performance and usability, Asset Store and Service Catalog extensions, Application Operator optimization, and documentation-related tweaks. Still, we are proud to communicate a few new features we bring to you in 1.1 Helsinki. Read on to find out what has changed in Kyma since 1.0.

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Kyma 1.0 Gliwice

Barbara Szwarc, Technical Writer @Kyma on April 25, 2019

The 1.0 release may not be abundant in new features, but it surely adds value to your everyday Kyma experience. We have put a lot of effort in securing all the communication inside the Kyma cluster to make Kyma even more stable and secure. These improvements, along with the resolved issues, will make the development even smoother and more enjoyable.

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New Kyma Releases: 1.0 Gliwice and 1.1 Helsinki are coming!

Piotr Bochynski, Product Owner @Kyma on April 18, 2019

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! With the 1.0 Gliwice release, we have successfully reached our first big release milestone in Kyma. We realize that some of you might be confused and ask "Why Gliwice?" or "Where even is that place?" A quick Wikipedia search reveals that Gliwice is a Polish city situated in the southern part of the country, in the Upper Silesia. Founded in the 13th century, it has a rich history, a beautiful old town, and a river running right through its heart. From the software point of view, Gliwice is the home of the SAP Labs office which has most of the developers working on Kyma. Now that the naming conundrum is solved, let's dive into the details of our first production release.

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Kyma 0.9 Florence

Klaudia Grzondziel, Technical Writer @Kyma on April 8, 2019

The 0.9 release comes with many updates and improvements, as well as some brand new features that make the Kyma experience even smoother. The Kyma-Knative integration has reached its peak and from this release, Knative Eventing is the default eventing mechanism. You can now install Kyma on GKE and AKS clusters using the default DNS solution provided by xip.io. Among many updates and improvements, we developed a new testing framework and updated the entire Monitoring stack. Last but not least, we introduced a brand new component for storing and managing content - the Headless CMS.

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Knative Working Group closed

Szymon Janota, WG Knative Leader @Kyma on March 27, 2019

The Knative Working Group (WG) focused on bringing together the worlds of Kyma and Knative closed (not so) recently. After two months of hard work, the group achieved all of its goals, not without cutting the initial scope, though.

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Kyma 0.9 Florence scheduled for release on 08.04.2019

Piotr Bochynski, Product Owner @Kyma on March 15, 2019

Next destination? Florence! Time to pack our bags and prepare to leave Edmonton and fly all the way to Tuscany for the next Kyma release - 0.9 Florence. What's in store for this Italian-themed release?

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Kyma 0.8 Edmonton

Tomasz Papiernik, Technical Writer @Kyma on March 14, 2019

The 0.8 release is packed with new features and improvements that bring your experience to a new level. The Kyma-Knative integration continues, making it now possible to both publish and consume Events using Knative Eventing. You can now back up a Kyma cluster manually or schedule periodic backups. The Minikube version constraint is removed, allowing you to use any compatible Minikube version. The Application Connector got even more powerful with certificate signing, renewal, and revocation, as well as a brand new information endpoint. Other significant improvements include replacing OK Log with Grafana Loki, switching all Console views to SAP Fiori Fundamentals, and the introduction of the kyma-developer role.

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The Core Special Interest Group

Ana Yankovich, Knowledge Consultant @Kyma on February 20, 2019

As you know, a vibrant community of individuals stands behind the Kyma open-source project. They collaborate through Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Working Groups (WGs), just like it is done in Kubernetes. Additionally, both SIGs and WGs facilitate technical discussions, proposals, and contributions. They also ensure Kyma is a welcoming community for all contributors. The WGs facilitate discussions and work on short-lived, specific topics that either result from the work of SIG groups or that the community members initiate directly.

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Kyma 0.8 Edmonton scheduled for release on 11.03.2019

Piotr Bochynski, Product Owner @Kyma on February 18, 2019

We keep our promises here at Kyma. With the 4-week release cycle in full swing, it's time to shed some light on the next release named after the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, located on the North Saskatchewan River. What can you expect from Kyma 0.8 Edmonton?

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Kyma 0.7 Dublin

Barbara Szwarc, Technical Writer @Kyma on February 14, 2019

The 0.7 release brings you features and improvements to further enhance your Kyma experience. The alpha version of the Asset Store component gives you a solution for storing assets, such as documents, files, images, or API specifications. The ongoing CI development resulted in new pipelines which you can use to run Kyma installation and intercept any installation-related issues. The Kyma-Knative integration continues, making it possible to publish Events using Knative Eventing. Other significant improvements allow you to install Kyma on AKS, keep your resources secure with the new security model, and benefit from smoother and simplified Kyma deployment process.

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Kyma 0.7 Dublin scheduled for release on 11.02.2019

Piotr Bochynski, Product Owner @Kyma on January 17, 2019

We might have just reached Cairo, but it's not time to celebrate yet. We embark on our ships and ride the wave straight to our next destination - Dublin! The capital of Ireland was chosen to be the codename for the upcoming Kyma 0.7 release which is scheduled to launch on 11th February 2019. Only 4 weeks after the 0.6 release! We're pretty excited and proud about how we improved our tooling and release process, which allows us to release more frequently. Thanks to these improvements, starting with the Dublin release, we will release a new version of Kyma every 4 weeks. What can you expect at the end of the rainbow?

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Kyma 0.6 Cairo

Karolina Zydek, Technical Writer @Kyma on January 14, 2019

The 0.6 release brings a lot of significant changes to Kyma. The main focus of this release was to finalize the work on Prow and replace the existing CI pipeline with the new architecture. Thus, we are excited to announce that Kyma finally uses an open-source CI tool and that Kyma 0.6 Cairo was already built using the Prow architecture. Apart from Prow, we made efforts to drive the Kyma-Knative integration forward, took further steps to modularize Kyma components and unify their naming, and significantly improved the website-related user experience. Explore the changes, try out the release, and get back to us with feedback and contribution!

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Kyma 0.6 Cairo scheduled for release on 14.01.2019

Piotr Bochynski, Product Owner @Kyma on December 11, 2018

With winter holidays and 2019 around the corner, let's think about something hotter and more exotic. A city perhaps... Cairo? Sounds good, right? If you're wondering what does Cairo have to do with Kyma, we're happy to explain. We decided that new releases need a cool common identification theme. After a long, coffee-fuelled brainstorming session we decided to name our releases after major cities in the world. Cool, right? Soooo... What can you expect from Kyma 0.6 Cairo?

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Fuel innovation with customer feedback

Annegret Stoye, Product Manager @Kyma on December 10, 2018

From the early stages of its development, Kyma has raised interest among other companies. The main reasons for that were Kyma's existing open-source technologies that constitute its cornerstone, and the fact that it allows companies to extend and customize their enterprise applications using serverless computing or microservice architecture.

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Kyma at KubeCon

Lukasz Gornicki, Product Owner @Kyma on December 3, 2018

As you may already know, the KubeCon conference, known among the whole Kubernetes and CNCF community, is taking place in Seattle on December 10. This one-liner intro already clarifies why we, the Kyma people, want to be there too. Our main focus is: To meet you, show you what Kyma is, and answer all your questions Meet with other communities. For now, we are planning to meet with the Kubernetes' Testing SIG and the Service Catalog SIG and talk about our future contributions.

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Release 0.5 is available!

Marco Dorn, Product Manager @Kyma on November 20, 2018

We constantly work improving Kyma and modularizing it further. Shortly after our last release, we now introduce the next update including many changes.

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Accelerate innovation with Kyma

Gopi Kannappan, Head of Product Management at Kyma on October 18, 2018

Is Tesla Model X still a car, or is it a smart device? This might sound like a silly question, as the Model X has all of the usual "car" traits: an engine, metal bodywork, rims, tires, etc. On paper, the Model X might look like yet another car, but its uniqueness, aside from the electric engine, of course, lies in the software innovation that Tesla brings to the market. The ability to update the onboard software over-the-air and bring new features and functionalities to a car is a key factor that attracts consumers to buy Teslas. This revolution shows that innovation, even in industries as old as car manufacturing, is an important and powerful tool that allows to penetrate the market faster. Many of the leading car manufacturers are still trying to catch up with Tesla's success. Businesses need to leverage new technologies, take on innovations and transform digitally to be competitive. Simply put - innovate or perish!

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Release 0.4.1 is out!

Lukasz Gornicki, Product Owner @Kyma on October 10, 2018

It has been a while since we introduced Kyma to the open-source community. Many things have changed in the project since its announcement in July. Now that we have our first official release, it is time to sum up what we have recently worked on.

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Kyma at SAP TechEd

Krassimir Semerdzhiev, Kyma Open Source Strategist on October 4, 2018

SAP TechEd is the premier SAP technology conference, which takes place every year on 3 continents and is an excellent source of news on the technical and platform offerings of SAP. In 2018 the conference venues are located in Las Vegas, Barcelona, and Bangalore.

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Replacing Kubeless with Knative

Johannes Engelke, Kyma Product Owner Serverless on September 27, 2018

Knative is an important new project in the cloud-native world that was announced as a "Kubernetes-based platform to build, deploy, and manage modern serverless workloads." It is an opinionated approach covering the best practices around three areas of developing cloud-native applications: building containers (and functions), serving (and dynamically scaling) workloads, and eventing. Knative is an open-source set of components and is being actively developed by Google in close partnership with Pivotal, IBM, Red Hat, and SAP.

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Get started guide for developers on Kyma

Andreas Krause, Kyma Cloud Software Enablement on September 24, 2018

Now that Kyma is out there available to the world you are most probably keen on testing and implementing your own scenarios leveraging Kyma. Well, we are happy to introduce you to a getting started guide for developers which is a sample application based on Spring Boot showing the features on Kyma.

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Kyma and Knative Integration - Progress Update

Ralf Hofmann, Kyma Cloud Software Architecture on August 10, 2018

When Kyma was introduced to the public a few weeks ago at Google Cloud Next ’18, we talked about the strong partnership that we have with the Knative community. Kyma and Knative provide two complementary sets of building blocks, which together offer a powerful framework and a toolset to build cloud-native solutions on top of Kubernetes.

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Introducing project Kyma

Krasimir Semerdzhiev, Kyma Open Source Strategist on July 24, 2018

At SAP we typically deal with lots of enterprise software coming from a variety of different vendors. We've helped many of our customers and partners in all industries to model software to their needs and unique business processes. To meet the desire for flexibility, we see a growing demand for openness and modern architecture in this space. That's why we decided to spin the development of our new extension framework, Kyma, out in open source. We’d like to encourage all of you to take a look, get involved and lend a hand to expand Kyma to cover even more exciting extension scenarios.

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