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Barry Jones

Comparing Elixir and Go

Development

Last updated:Thursday, February 2, 2017Elixir and Go have both grown significantly in popularity over the past few years, and both are often reached for by developers looking for high concurrency solutions. The two languages follow many similar principles, but both have made some core tradeoffs that affect their potential use cases. Let’s compare the two […]

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Elixir ETS Versus Redis

Development

Last updated:Monday, September 26, 2016Learning Elixir has a way of challenging everything you know about programming. Redis is becoming an assumed part of many web stacks, in the same breath as your database. But with Elixir, do you need it? Do you even need a database? “Do you even need a database?” via @brightball Click […]

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Why Docker?

Industry

Last updated:Sunday, February 26, 2017Containers are not a new thing, but implementing them was always a little more complicated than it needed to be. Docker made great leaps in simplification of containers and set the world on fire from there. Let’s look at why. “Containers aren’t new. So why is @Docker setting the world on […]

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Monitoring with Bosun

Development

Last updated:Thursday, October 15, 2015Bosun is a monitoring and alerting system developed by the good folks at Stack Exchange, then open sourced for the rest of us. It’s written in Go, meaning its monitoring agents can run anywhere that Go can drop a binary… which is just about everywhere. So what exactly does it do […]

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Zero Downtime Deployment with AWS ECS and ELB

Development

Last updated:Friday, February 17, 2017As development teams push farther toward continuous delivery, deploying updates to an application without disruption to users is constantly becoming a more sought-after practice. Amazon’s EC2 Container Service helps to make that easier than ever with tight Elastic Load Balancer integration. Who Needs Zero Downtime Deployment? The response to that question […]

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