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VMs vs. Docker vs. Kubernetes

VMs vs. Docker vs. Kubernetes

By Nick | August 4, 2021

Many organizations adopt open-source libraries to power their systems. This has led to embracing various operating systems such as Windows…

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Message Queue vs Streaming

Message Queue vs Streaming

By Nick | June 21, 2021

Message queues and streams have some subtle differences that can easily leave a developer scratching their head. While the differences may…

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Are Message Queues in Linux Obsolete?

Are Message Queues in Linux Obsolete?

By Nick | June 7, 2021

If you look for information on message queues in Linux, you’re likely to come across a mixed bag of information.…

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Queueing Emails With Python, Iron, and SendGrid

Queueing Emails With Python IronMQ and SendGrid

By Nick | June 7, 2021

Are you sending emails from within a web app? If yes, you need to do so asynchronously or else you’ll…

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Message Queue vs. Publish-Subscribe

Message Queue vs. Publish-Subscribe

By Nick | June 7, 2021

If you’re trying to tie distributed systems together, you’re likely considering implementing a message queue or perhaps a publish-subscribe pattern.…

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Monitor AWS Lambda Functions Using Container Images

Monitor AWS Lambda Functions Using Container Images

By Nick | June 7, 2021

Since its inception, the concept of a serverless ecosystem has fascinated developers. While making deploying applications faster and simpler than…

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What is a Messaging Queue?

What Is a Messaging Queue and how can you utilise it?

By Nick | May 31, 2021

A message queue plays an important role in distributed systems and containerized applications. With a message queue, you can set…

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Message Queue Architecture

Introduction to Message Queue Architecture

By Nick | May 31, 2021

Before you can start to understand what a message queue is or how one works, it’s important to break down the…

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Amazon SQS Alternatives

Amazon SQS Alternatives

By Nick | May 24, 2021

Amazon Simple Queue Service, often called Amazon SQS, is a message queuing service that helps decouple microservices, containerized applications, and…

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Amazon SQS vs Apache Kafka

Amazon SQS vs Apache Kafka

By Nick | May 17, 2021

Amazon SQS and Apache Kafka are popular solutions on the market, but they aren’t created equal. Here’s what you should…

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How to Flush a Postfix Mail Queue

How to Flush a Postfix Mail Queue

By Nick | May 17, 2021

Many companies turn to Postfix as their mail transfer agent (MTA). As a free and open-source tool, Postfix is a…

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IronWorker CaaS Worker: SideKiq Setup

IronWorker CaaS Worker: SideKiq Setup

By Nick | May 17, 2021

In this article, we will tell you the steps you need to set up SideKiq for IronWorker.   Setup Outline:…

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