Recently MongoDB found itself at the top of Reddit again when developer David Glasser learned the hard way that MongoDB performs dirty reads by default. In this article we will explain what isolation levels and dirty reads are and how they are implemented in popular databases.
Flow Debt is a leading indicator that provides a view of what is happening inside a delivery system; an important metric for improving software development. This article provides an example how a metric like Flow Debt can be used improperly, i.e. out of their domain, or properly, i.e. context aware usage of Flow Debt with an IT operations team.
In this podcast, Wes Reisz, chair of the QCon conferences in San Francisco, London and New York talks to Phil Haack, an Engineering Director at GitHub focused on software pushed mostly to the desktop. He’s shipping software like GitHub Desktop, GitHub Extensions for Visual Studio, and the Atom text editor. Phil joined GitHub in 2011 and is a prominent member of the .Net community.
The flagship feature of Java 9 will be the new Java Platform Module System. In this article we compare JPMS and OSGi from a technical perspective and see how they can work together.
A novel approach to developing microservices using DDD, Event Sourcing, and CQRS is able to overcome the challenge of using a microservice architecture for transactional business applications. 8
Code Reviews should improve quality and share knowledge. This article lists a wide range of items to check during a review, and drills deeper into two specific areas: performance and security. 1
Tony Tam, creator of the popular Swagger Specification is providing an update on the The Open API Initiative group activity. 1
Feature flags can superpower development. But they can also be the worst kind of technical debt when mismanaged. The article tells us some horror stories of feature flags gone bad and lessons learned. 1
Donald Knuth famously said, “We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time”. But when faced with the other 3%, it is good to know what’s going on behind the scenes. 2
Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging technology. One of the areas of IoT is the connected vehicles. In this article, we'll use Spark and Kafka to analyse and process IoT connected vehicle's data. 2
Reactive programming is a specification for managing asynchronous streams of data and controlling flow. In this article we overcome the learning curve with a gentle progression of examples. 2
In their book "Relevant Search", Doug Turnbull and John Berryman focus on the challenge of providing search results by balancing the needs and intents of the user. 1