Measuring Performance Metrics in Rails

Development

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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Building Cloud Apps with Civo and Docker Part V: Managing State

Development

Reading Time: 11 minutesOver the past four articles, you’ve seen how to distribute a Docker application across multiple nodes and load balance it. This was performed using Docker Swarm and Kubernetes. These techniques are powerful and increase the availability and fault tolerance of your applications. However, up until now, none of the examples explained managing state. In this […]

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What You Should Know About Penetration Testing

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Reading Time: 4 minutesIf you’re responsible for an application that handles credit cards for online retail, let’s run through what you need to know about the penetration test, a critical piece of your system’s security. “Understanding the PCI DSS requirements for proper penetration testing” via @reciprocitylife Click To Tweet Understanding How Penetration Tests Differ From Vulnerability Scans First, […]

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Terraform Remote State with Consul Backend

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Reading Time: 7 minutesTerraform is a command-line tool for creating and managing your cloud infrastructure. Infrastructure is expressed in a JSON-like configuration language — Hashicorp Configuration Language, and it supports multiple cloud infrastructure providers. One of the key aspects of the functionality of terraform is that of the state of your infrastructure as terraform sees it. This state […]

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Serving an Angular App on Azure’s CDN with Codeship and Docker

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Reading Time: 12 minutesThere are many options for hosting an Angular application, but if you want to minimize your server costs and ensure the fastest site speed possible for your users, one of the best solutions is to use a content delivery network. A content delivery network (or CDN) distributes copies of your application’s static files across many […]

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