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Avoiding brittle spaghetti code

Address decision fatigue – before it turns code into spaghetti

With this endless need to make decisions, and hours on end of coding, developers may find themselves leaning towards the option that presents the least amount of friction. Derek Lee Boire, Senior Member of Technical Staff at VMware Pivotal Labs, highlights how pair programming can combat decision fatigue.

Avoiding unplanned costs

A Developer’s Guide to Cloud Costs

Sometimes, cloud computing costs can be unexpected, with unplanned costs that can add up, even in spite of the cloud’s main benefits. This piece will outline contributors to out-of-control cloud costs, and tips for developers with applications living in the cloud to manage them.

How open source software, shared purpose and cross sector collaboration are creating a new template for CSR in the form of social innovation

Technology as a Source for Good

At this time of year, the tech community pays tribute to Ada Lovelace, a female icon and the world’s first programmer. She’d be pleased to learn that centuries later women are still following in her footsteps, pushing boundaries and even mobilising communities to develop software that has a social impact. That’s exactly what Alexandra Machado, the head of Red Hat’s Social Innovation Programme, has been doing. Here she explains how non-profit organisations are using open source software to address some of the world’s pressing issues.

No coding skills necessary

How to Build a Chatbot – All You Need to Know

Michael Larsen, Head of Customer Success & Academy at BotXO.ai, takes us through the essential steps of building a chatbot. A chatbot project should be easy to carry out, easy to maintain and edit, and bring results pretty quickly. It should meet the needs of the business and potential problems to solve, proper flow and content, and integrations.

Profile: Brooke Thorley, VP of Customer Success at Instaclustr

Women in Tech: “Celebrate your wins, big and little”

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? Three years ago, we launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Brooke Thorley, VP of Customer Success at Instaclustr.

Switching to NoSQL databases

Why You Should Migrate from SQL to NoSQL for Time Series Data

Do you use SQL or NoSQL databases for time series data? There are a number of significant differences, advantages, and disadvantages between the two. In this article, you will learn all about the differences between SQL and noSQL databases, as well as the differences for time series use cases.

Adaptive garbage collection

Simple & effective G1 GC tuning tips

In this article, Ram Lakshmanan shares a few tips to tune G1 Garbage collector to obtain optimal performance that are simple, yet effective. Tune your application to get optimal performance with these tips, methods, and explanations. G1 has been the default GC algorithm since Java 9.

Revolutions in application architecture

Client-serverless is the 4th generation application model

We are just beginning to enter a new world of ubiquitously accessible client-serverless applications. Just like the client-server and three tier architectures did, the client-serverless application model will create tremendous opportunity (and disruption) for every kind of customer and vendor in the industry.