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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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Love them or hate them, containers have become part of the infrastructure running just about everything. From Kubernetes to Docker, almost everyone has their version of containers. The most commonly used is still Docker.  IronWorker was among the very first to combine serverless management with containers. In this article we will give a high-level overview…

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How to Create a Docker Container App development and deployment now needs to be slicker and simpler than ever. To stay ahead of the competition, you need to be able to get your app up and running quickly without a ton of conflict issues or worrying that problems will arise depending upon which device is…

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If you’ve already switched to Docker, you know there are plenty of benefits it can bring it life as a developer. If you’re thinking about making the switch, but are nervous about what this might mean for you, read on. We take a good look at the positives and any negatives we’ve found working with the…

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Docker containers are a tool that helps make application development and deployment simpler and more lightweight. Containers are a standardized unit of software, which allows developers to package together services, dependencies and configurations as a single container image. Containers work in isolation from each other, allowing short term tasks to be added or removed easily…

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microcontainers vs containers

5 Reasons You Need Microcontainers Make Docker containers smaller  Make Docker containers run faster Make Docker containers more secure Make Docker containers more reliable Take up fewer resources Introducing Microcontainers: Shrink Docker Containers Down to Size Docker lets you package an application (and all of the application’s dependencies) into a nice, neat self-contained image and place…

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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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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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Google Cloud Run alternatives

Introduction Google Cloud Run is a new cloud computing platform that’s hot off the presses from Google, first announced at the company’s Google Cloud Next conference in April 2019. Google Cloud Run has generated a lot of excitement (and a lot of questions) among tech journalists and users of the public cloud alike, even though…

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Iron was one of the pioneers of Serverless, so we’re excited to announce that we’ll also be one of the first companies to offer the next generation of compute:  It’s called Computerless™. Unlike Serverless, this technology removes the physical machine completely.  Our offering piggy-backs off the recent developments in fiber optic technology developed at the…

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