Ortelius Blog

Topics include Supply Chain Security, Microservice Management, Neat Tricks, and Contributor insights.

Posts in 2024
  • 2024 Ortelius Non-functional Requirements

    Thursday, February 29, 2024 in Ortelius Committer Insights

    What are Non-functional Requirements Non-functional requirements specify criteria that define the operation of a system rather than its specific behaviors. They describe attributes such as performance, security, scalability, reliability, and …

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  • What are non-functional requirements and why do they matter?

    Wednesday, February 28, 2024 in Ortelius Committer Insights

    In the modern DevSecOps world, we are often building the system (plane) as it is flying; at least that is the saying. The point of this adage is that we often build as we go and without any documentation, including making sure that we’ve thought …

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Posts in 2023
  • Exposing and Controlling Open-Source Within Your Supply Chain

    Wednesday, November 08, 2023 in Ortelius Committer Insights

    Introduction Open-source software has witnessed a remarkable evolution over the past few decades. The concept of freely sharing code and collaborating on software development has given rise to a vast ecosystem of open-source projects and …

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  • Getting Started as an Ortelius Open Source Contributor

    Monday, April 10, 2023 in Ortelius Committer Insights

    First - Don’t Get Overwhelmed Are you interested in becoming an Open Source Project contributor but feeling a bit overwhelmed with getting started? If so, don’t worry, because you’re not alone. Many developers feel the same way …

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  • Leveraging Ortelius for Vulnerability Tracking

    Friday, March 31, 2023 in Ortelius Committer Insights

    More Complexity in the Software Supply Chain The rise of open-source software has increased the complexity of the software supply chain, making it essential to have a complete understanding of the dependencies and vulnerabilities within the …

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  • The SBOM Big Picture

    Tuesday, March 28, 2023 in Ortelius Committer Insights

    What are SBOMs and Why are They Important? Simply put, an SBOM is a Software Bill of Materials, i.e. a list of what components were used in constructing a particular application or microservice. Those components may be open source libraries and/or …

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  • Using Syft with Ortelius

    Wednesday, March 22, 2023 in Ortelius Committer Insights

    Ortelius and the Consumption of SBOMs Core to the effort of hardening your software development process is SBOM generation and SBOM Consumption. Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) reports are a critical tool in understanding all of the parts of your …

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  • The 2023 Ortelius Architecture

    Tuesday, March 21, 2023 in Ortelius Committer Insights

    Ortelius XRPL Architecture and Design - March 2023 Supply chain intelligence, such as SBOMs and dependency insights, can only be useful when consumed. It is the digestion and tracking of the data overtime that provides the critical information needed …

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  • Ortelius XRPL Bounty GitHub Setup

    Thursday, March 09, 2023 in Ortelius Committer Insights

    Contributed by Steve Taylor, Ortelius Core Contributor @sbtaylor15 Getting Paid for your contributions to the Ortelius XRPL Project The GitHub Sponsor program is used to pay folks for work they do on issues tagged with a Bounty. It may seem odd, but …

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  • How to Submit Blogs to Ortelius

    Wednesday, March 08, 2023 in Ortelius Committer Insights

    You Have Something to Say - Share It In the process of building the Ortelius open-source community, I’ve learned to important facts. First, everyone has something to share regardless of their experience or background. Second, sharing our …

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