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Chris Ward

What Is Blockchain?

Development

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe world and its dog has gone crazy for blockchain (and related technologies, which is a whole other post). The past two years have been a hype roller coaster for the technology with stories of equally insane valuations, technical proposals, media exposure, regulatory nightmares, frauds, and unrealized dreams. But what is the technology, and why […]

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What Is DesignOps?

DevOps

Reading Time: 6 minutesAs a writer/tech writer/sometimes developer who dabbles in the odd bit of illustration and design, I have often wondered how teams of artists collaborate. While I remember the days of working on code with FTP uploads and SVN, code collaboration is, relatively speaking, “solved.” Code is fundamentally text, and so tracking changes to it is […]

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Distributing Operational Knowledge Across a Team

Industry

Reading Time: 9 minutesI am sure we have all worked (or work) for companies, teams, or clients where communication of internal information is somewhere on the scale between nonexistent and abysmal. Despite constant advances in information storage and communication technology, I’m sure many of you would agree that we are still not any better at communicating with each […]

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Going Serverless? Compare Your FaaS Options

Industry

Reading Time: 6 minutesAs is typical with new concepts and technologies, the absolute definition of “serverless” or FaaS (Functions as a Service) is broad and undefined. In essence, it is a concept that takes cloud computing and “convenience as a service” to the extreme, spinning up processing power when your application needs it and responding with data. Serverless […]

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