Microservices Messaging: Why REST Isn’t Always the Best Choice

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Reading Time: 9 minutesMicroservices are a big business. Thanks to advances in container orchestration, multi-process applications development and sheer user demand, companies are edging away from traditional monolithic applications towards distributed, highly-available microservices. Breaking applications into smaller chunks reaps rewards in many guises. However, with this distribution there arises a new requirement: messaging for inter-service communication. “Microservices Messaging: […]

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Building Cloud Apps with Civo and Docker Part VI: Ingress with LetsEncrypt

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Reading Time: 9 minutesIn my previous articles, you looked at setting up a Kubernetes cluster on the Civo server platform. In this article, you’ll follow on from the setup from Part 4 and will apply an Ingress controller using free SSL certificates from LetsEncrypt. “Applying an Ingress controller using free SSL certificates from LetsEncrypt.” via @xirsyslee Click To […]

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Measuring Performance Metrics in Rails

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Reading Time: 7 minutesPerformance is a topic many developers value highly, with web frameworks, programming languages, databases, and various technologies all boasting about performance. However, this isn’t usually the first consideration for a web application, as getting a product or service made more quickly is a higher priority. We tend to think about performance once a product/service is […]

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What Is Blockchain?

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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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