As a Customer Success engineer here at Iron.io, I’ve been fortunate enough to see people using Iron.io in ways I never thought about. It’s actually one of my favorite parts of my job. Recently, I was chatting with a customer who mentioned his students were using Iron.io in their final project. This peeked my interest,…

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Thanks to Eutelsat_SA for the base image! CC BY 2.0 Space, the final frontier. If only we could take selfies. Wait, what? We can? This is the service Astro Digital provides. A selfie-stick from space is my crude analogy. Turns out, there are better analogues. I had the pleasure of catching up with Bronwyn Agrios,…

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Best Practices and anti-patterns for workers and message queues

Thanks to Ruth Hartnup for the base image! CC BY 2.0 If you’ve been programming for a while, it’s probable that someone, somewhere, has recommended the Gang of Four book. The book dissects Object Oriented programming. It lists numerous ways of royally messing things up, but it’s claim to fame is that it also lists…

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Thanks to Johan Fantenberg for the base image CC BY 2.0 Earlier this week, Iron.io Customer Success Engineer JPK and I sat down with Michael Geneles and Stephen Kamenar from PitchBox to discuss their transition to IronMQ v3. Last Friday, they made the transition in less than 30 minutes! We were so impressed, we asked…

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The rise of the API economy in recent years has also given the integration economy a much needed breath of new life. What was once a painful process of dealing with proprietary formats and clunky middleware, has now become a streamlined process via openly consumable cloud-native REST APIs. As such, a new breed of services…

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Sweden-based Edeva AB develops and markets intelligent traffic systems. Their product Actibump is a dynamic speed bump called Actibump that makes it possible to control the accessibility, flow and speed of traffic in a way not possible with static speed bumps. Actibump consists of one or more road modules that are mounted into a cast foundation and a radar…

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Bleacher Report (B/R) is one of the leading sports news sources in the country. Second only to ESPN, Bleacher Report is a growing force for team-specific sports content, commentary, and real-time event coverage. B/R’s goal is to deliver a comprehensive experience for sports fans and foster engagement with favorite teams and topics across all major…

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As microservices continues to spread through the industry as a dominant pattern for building modern cloud applications, marquee examples from large-scale companies such as Netflix and Twitter may appear daunting to companies still on a growth path. When powering through agile cycles to release new features at a rapid pace, the last thing on your…

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