Red Hat Introduces Fuse 7, Buildah 1.0 to Ease App Development

Today’s topics include Red Hat launching Fuse 7 and Buildah 1.0 for advanced application development, and a new ENCRYPT bill to create national encryption rules. 

Red Hat is boosting its application development efforts with Fuse 7 and Buildah 1.0, which will help developers build and integrate cloud-native container applications. 

With version 7, Red Hat is augmenting its Fuse cloud-native integration platform with a hosted low-code integration platform as a service called Fuse Online, allowing developers to create container-native integrated apps or APIs for OpenShift. 

Buildah 1.0 is a new open-source project that enables developers to build container application images that are Open Container Initiative compliant. According to Red Hat Senior Technology Product Manager for Linux Containers Ben Breard. 

"It's more akin to the Docker build command and the differences lie in the fact that Docker build requires both a daemon and a running container.” 

U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu along with a bipartisan list of co-sponsors has introduced a bill called “Ensuring National Constitutional Rights for Your Private Telecommunications,” known as the ENCRYPT Act, which would prohibit states from regulating the use of encryption. 

The legislation is unusual for two reasons. First the proposed bill is brief and easy to understand, and second, it doesn’t attempt to take any existing rights away from anyone. 

According to Lieu, “Any discussion of encryption and law enforcement access to data needs to happen at the federal level. … Having 50 different mandatory state-level encryption standards is bad for security, consumers, innovation, and ultimately law enforcement. Encryption exists to protect us from bad actors, and can’t be weakened without also putting every American in harm’s way.”