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March 29, 2016

Using DNS to Debug Downtime

John Pollock

  At times, a web app or web site may appear to be down when the server it is on appears to be functioning properly. When this happens, it is important to know where the issue resides, as it may be easy to fix, or may require a lot of work or c...

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March 25, 2016

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Among Redis Pagination Strategies

Brian Wheeler

If you need to use pagination in your Redis app, there are a couple of strategies you can use to achieve the necessary functionality. While pagination can be challenging, a quick overview of each of these techniques should be helpful in making you...

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March 17, 2016

Hosting For Freelance Developers: PaaS, VPS, Cloud, And More

Guest Post

By Nermin Hajdarbegovic, Technical Editor at Toptal At a glance, the hosting industry may not appear exciting, but it's grunts in data centres the world over that keep our industry going. They are, quite literally, the backbone of the Internet, a...

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March 15, 2016

How Did MongoDB Get Its Name?

Brian Wheeler

Curious how MongoDB got its name? Here's your quick history lesson for the day.  Example of a MongoDB query. Source: MongoDB. The company behind MongoDB MongoDB was originally developed by MongoDB, Inc., which at the time (2007) was named 1...

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March 02, 2016

Using a CLI for App Development and Deployment

Brian Wheeler

Find out how a CLI can help your company with app development and deployment  A CLI can help developers and administrators get apps deployed quickly, in addition to the other uses of CLIs, such as automating tasks for an operating system or run...

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February 24, 2016

Darknet Busters: Taking a Bite Out of Cybercrime-as-a-Service

Brian Wheeler

The first step in combatting the perpetrators of Internet crimes is to uncover the Darknet in which they operate. It's getting easier and easier for criminals to infiltrate your company’s network and help themselves to your financial and other ...

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February 17, 2016

How to Reduce App Deployment Time — Fast

Brian Wheeler

System changes occur so quickly that upgrades and updates have to be unobtrusive and ready to hit the ground running. The changing nature of application development necessitates new methods for ensuring updates and patches are deployed in near-...

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February 10, 2016

Cloud Multi-Tenancy Finds the Right Mix of Security and Scalability

Brian Wheeler

By offering enhanced security as well as efficient scalability, multi-tenancy has become the cloud’s most important attribute. Once perceived as the weak link in the cloud-security chain, multi-tenancy has evolved to become not only the foundat...

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February 03, 2016

Cloud Services’ Greatest Hits: Auto Scaling, and Automatic Backups

Morpheus

Two of the most-compelling reasons to switch from in-house to cloud-based services are the efficiency of auto scaling, and the security of automatic backups. If you believed everything you read, you’d think the cloud would single-handedly save ...

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