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Kubernetes

What is Kubernetes? Business Container Management

By Nick | October 30, 2020

App development and deployment is an ever-evolving and highly competitive industry. These days, that means looking at ways to ensure apps work across a variety of platforms and devices. This, invariably, means exploring the container environment, where products like Kubernetes and Docker rule. But what is Kubernetes? Is it just another version of Docker, or something completely different? Table…

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command-line interface

Pros and Cons of a Command-Line Interface

By Nick | October 30, 2020

Often referred to as a character user interface, a command language interpreter, or a console user interface, a command-line interface (CLI) is a set of command lines in an interface that interacts with a specific program. Within that program, the user is able to set commands in text-form. This allows them to view and manage…

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command line interface

What is command line interface (CLI)? CLI Basics and Docker CLI

By Nick | October 30, 2020

CLI stands for Command Line Interface, although it may sometimes be short for Command Line Interpreter or Command Line Input. The command line is where users input text to command the program they are working with to perform a specific task. Command lines can control operating systems, apps, communication tools, games, development tools and so…

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Cron Jobs

How to Run Cron Jobs Every 5 Minutes, 10 Minutes, or 15 Minutes

By Nick | October 29, 2020

In the fast-paced world of the internet age, everyone knows that efficiency is key. One way for you to increase efficiency is by automating repetitive tasks, especially if you’re an overworked or overwhelmed webmaster who simply doesn’t have the time or the power to keep up with miniscule tasks when there’s other work to be done. Thankfully, this…

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DevOps, Containers, and the Cloud: The Evolution of Information Technology

By Nick | October 18, 2020

In 2020, the cloud reigns supreme, containers make app deployment as easy as ever, and developers work directly with operators. Discover the evolution of information technology and how software development has benefited from it. Table of Contents The Current State of Computing Development Process Application Architecture Deployment and Packaging Application Infrastructure How IT Evolved To…

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History of Information Technology

How the History of IT Has Changed Over the Years – And Will Keep Changing

By Nick | October 17, 2020

Over the last half-century, we’ve seen the advent, rise, and evolution of IT in response to technological and social changes. What once was necessary has become obsolete, and technology that we couldn’t have imagined has become vital to everyday life and business. Below, you’ll find an introduction to the different eras of IT, each of…

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Infrastructure as a Service

What is IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)?

By Nick | October 17, 2020

As digitalization continues to disrupt industry after industry, the “everything-as-a-service” business model is one of the most important shifts. By reducing the need for owning high-cost and high-maintenance technology, the possibility to subscribe for hosted software, platforms and infrastructure is revolutionizing the way companies operate. IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) is a business model where companies rent…

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PaaS Platform as a Service

What is PaaS (Platform as a Service)?

By Nick | October 3, 2020

One of the most prominent technology trends during the last decade is the rise of the “everything-as-a-service” business model. PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) belongs to this category. By providing an agile and cloud-based alternative to traditional on-prem platforms, PaaS has effectively revolutionized the way many organizations operate. Demand for PaaS services is predicted to grow significantly in the coming years, as an…

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Soap vs Rest API

Comparison of REST vs. SOAP API

By Nick | October 3, 2020

TLDR: Unlike REST (REpresentational State Transfer), SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) is a messaging service. REST operations are data-driven, whereas SOAP is a function driven architecture. SOAP solely uses the XML schema data format. On the other hand REST is permitted to use HTML, XML, JSON, and more. As far as bandwidth, REST APIs are going to need…

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Super Easy Batch Processing with Docker and IronWorker

By Dylan Stamat | October 2, 2020

Batch processing means getting a lot of one type of task done all in one go, saving time, effort and money. There are many ways to do this, but businesses are always hunting for more efficient ways to do more without over-complicating their apps or business tools. Today, we’re going to look at how a user-friendly…

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background jobs

Every Web Application Needs a Background Processing Queue

By Dylan Stamat | October 1, 2020

Every web application has crucial tasks that need to run in the background. They run outside of the main web response loop, but ensure any number of critical jobs gets done to keep the web-based application running smoothly. This means end users enjoy an engaging app experience, without it grinding to a halt every time…

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Amazon SQS

Amazon SQS (Simple Queue Service): Quick Overview and Tutorial

By Dylan Stamat | September 24, 2020

Now that’s quite a queue! Queues are a powerful way of combining software architectures. They allow for asynchronous communication between different systems, and are especially useful when the throughput of the systems is unequal.   Amazon offers their version of queues with Amazon SQS (Simple Queue Service). For example, if you have something like: System A –…

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