What’s the point: Azure ships Repos app, final EAP for latest TeamCity, Elasticsearch, and Istio

What's the point

Microsoft has pushed out its Azure Repos App for Microsoft Teams. The app means repositories and branches can be monitored within Teams channels. Subscriptions and notifications can be configured for events such as code being pushed or checked in, or pull request changes.

Final EAP for TeamCity 2019.2

JetBrains has released the final early access programme build of TeamCity 2019.2. The latest preview of the CI server features a redesigned build details page, which includes a build timeline, structured build log, and dependencies chart. It also offers the opportunity to run “personal” builds, without committing changes. The build also features Pipeline DSL, described as an alternative way of representing a build chain structure via TeamCity Kotlin DSL. Other changes include upgrading the Docker client in the TeamCity Linux agent image to 19.03.3, while bundled .NET tools have been upgraded to 2019.2.3.

Elasticsearch now on GCP

The Elasticsearch Service has sprung onto Google Cloud Marketplace. The search vendor (Elastic, not Google) says this means easier procurement and billing via customer’s GCP accounts. Elastic said it planned to release additional service regions, as well as achieving native GCP console integration.

Istio issues security patch for security patch

Istio has released a security patch – 1.1.17 – to fix a bug which incorrectly calculated HTTP head and body sizes. The bug had been inadvertently introduced in a previous security release this month. Enjoy it, because the project has now nixed support for Istio 1.1, and there will be no further back-port fixes for security issues and bugs. So, if you haven’t moved to Istio 1.3.3 yet, you really should.