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AWS Fargate CloudWatch Logging Issue

By Nick | July 24, 2020

AWS Fargate, despite its popularity, has a number of deficiencies. One issue that is commonly mentioned is the Fargate CloudWatch logging issue. This article will explore those issues and offer alternatives. Highlights include: Understanding CloudWatch logsHow Fargate introduces CloudWatch log inconsistenciesAlternatives to AWS Fargate If you are experiencing CloudWatch logging issues, try IronWorker and see…

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How to Escape The Lambda 512MB /tmp Storage Limitation

By Nick | July 23, 2020

Escape The Lambda 512MB /tmp Storage Limitation Frustrated with the AWS Lambda 512MB temp storage limitation? Lambda by Amazon Web Services is often touted as one of the most popular serverless solutions, but the frustratingly low 512MB storage limit in the /tmp directory leaves a lot of people looking for a better option. If you…

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On Prem Software Overview

By Nick | July 21, 2020

What is “On Prem” Software? “On prem” is short for “on premises.” On prem used to be the commonplace approach for software deployment before cloud computing was available. This term often comes up during conversations about the cloud. That’s why understanding exactly what on prem is and how it relates to your IT infrastructure is…

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Build a Fail-Safe Message Queue

By Nick | July 21, 2020

Message queues determine how your network functions. But many networks’ message queue infrastructures are surprisingly fragile. When one link on the chain fails, the entire system can function unexpectedly, or even fail outright. To prevent these problems, you need to make sure your message queue is fail-safe — and harnessing the power of the Cloud…

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DevOps: What is the Future of DevOps?

By Nick | June 30, 2020

The term “DevOps” is a phrase that was coined by Patrick Debois approximately ten years ago. It is used to describe the methodology behind operation and development engineers working together from design to development. Developing a strong understanding of DevOps allows you to experience improvements regarding the efficiency and quality of the development of your…

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DevOps Tools

Best DevOps Tools

By Nick | June 29, 2020

DevOps processes help companies to overcome the organizational challenges in an efficient, robust, and repeatable way. DevOps tools are a collection of complementary, task-specific tools that can be combined to automate processes. IronWorker and IronMQ are two DevOps tools from Iron.io that can help your business save money and scale on demand. Start your free 14…

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DevOps Best Practices

DevOps Best Practices

By Nick | June 26, 2020

Evolution is the key to survival. This is not only true for living organisms but also for companies. DevOps is a set of tools and practices that help speed up the development and operationalization of software products. This allows companies to better serve their customers by providing them with high-quality products. Essentially, this helps beat…

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What Is DevOps

What is DevOps? A Comprehensive Guide

By Nick | June 25, 2020

DevOps is a buzzword that sometimes means different things depending on who you ask. The actual definition of DevOps is a compound of development (Dev) and operations (Ops), DevOps is the union of people, process, and technology to continually provide value to customers. DevOps teams from startups to large enterprise have been using Iron.io solutions…

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AWS Fargate: Overview

By Nick | June 3, 2020

AWS Fargate is a serverless container management service (container as a service) that allows developers to focus on their application and not their infrastructure. While AWS Fargate does help with container orchestration, it does leave areas of concern where IronWorker fills the void.   This article will provide an overview of what is AWS Fargate. It…

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Simple way to offload container based background jobs

By Nick | May 12, 2020

What are container based background jobs? Every web application needs to handle background jobs. A “background job” is a process that runs behind the scenes. Great effort goes into making web page response as fast as possible, which means getting data to the screen, completing the request, and returning control to the user. Background jobs…

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Sending SMS notifications

By Nick | March 31, 2020

A very common use case for using a service like Ringcaptcha is to be able to schedule SMS’s or calls. Maybe you want to schedule a text to go out at specific time, or notify all your users about something via SMS every day. Ringcaptcha doesn’t have scheduling built in, but here’s an easy way…

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Sending Email & SMS Notifications

By Nick | March 23, 2020

Sending notifications is key to delivering great service. A growing user base means distributing the effort and shrinking the time it takes to get emails and messages to your users. Sending notifications is a required part of almost any application or service. Whether it’s sending verification emails, texting users, sending out a newsletter, emailing usage…

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