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Combining Redis and ElastiCache for a better solution

Combining Redis and ElastiCache for a better solution

Posted on Oct 15th, 2014 - By Andrew Zuercher

Many end users are unaware that caching is not only making their experience better, it's making the experience possible. Users happen across the joys of caching when visiting favorite websites and seeing daily content rendered to them immediately. It's only until users have to wait 1-2 minutes for content updates from a source system that they realize the initial blazing speed was made possible by caching. 

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SMACSS

SMACSS

Posted on Oct 1st, 2014

Starting out as a Front End Developer, learning CSS seemed straightforward. Declare an element on the page for styling and attach some rules. What could be simpler? (Forgetting about cross-browser and legacy-browser support of course.) Let’s take a look at some simple HTML, CSS, and a tiny bit of Javascript/jQuery that anyone might write when starting out.

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Testing in a pickle? Cucumber.

Testing in a pickle? Cucumber.

Posted on Sep 9th, 2014 - By Ken Orji

“Testing is like eating your vegetables; you do it because you know it’s good for you, not because you plan on enjoying a second of it.” – Antiquated Developer

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Gatling: Rapid Fire Load Testing

Gatling: Rapid Fire Load Testing

Posted on Aug 24th, 2014 - By Ian Stansbury

Load testing. These two words can send shivers to the hearts of developers and network-folk alike. Designed to hit a new app with enough user requests to crush it like a beer can, often, load testing is an involved and tedious process. And it can easily get worse as a result of using the wrong tool, or toolkit, for the job.

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Spring, Year-round.

Spring, Year-round.

Posted on Aug 12th, 2014 - By Ian Stansbury

Whether for data migration, getting data from legacy systems, compiling reports, or just aggregating, there’s going to be a need for a nightly, weekly, or even up-to-the-minute data analysis. Executing batch jobs are the best way to complete these tasks without devoting excessive work hours to each.

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