We start our day with an interesting look at software outsourcing from yegor256.com. Rackspace announces Carina, their container service powered by Docker Swarm. Another interesting post can be found on Java Code Geeks, where they talk about the process of choosing a data management solution. This one is interesting because it really does look like… Read More Geek Reading October 29, 2015
Many people talk about the things a software engineer needs to know in order to be successful in their job. Other people talk about the traits needed to be successful. Typically, these posts may read differently but there are many similarities between the two posts. In reality, a software can never really be successful without… Read More 15 Tenets For The Software Engineer
How quickly we forget what the dark ages of RDBMS was like. Researching NoSQL solutions is not much different than researching RDBMS software in the mid-90s. Each solution had their problems, some of them severe, and most of the problems would be fixed within a few short release cycles. So, the current problem is how… Read More Researching NoSQL Is No Different Than The Early RDBMS Market
In my daily work, I use both an RDBMS and MarkLogic, an XML database. MarkLogic can be considered akin to the newer NoSQL databases, but it has the added structure of XML and standard languages in XQuery and XPath. The NoSQL databases are typically storing documents or key-value pairs, and some other things in between. Given… Read More Is Object Serialization Evil?
In almost every area of software development, technology changes continuously. How do you stay on top of new techniques and development tools? In many cases, people will read blog posts or articles about the new technologies and assume their decisions or results are the final word. However, all people make mistakes, so why do we… Read More Are You Experimenting With New Technology?
With social media, big data has come to the forefront of technology. Whether you want to continuously search Twitter, aggregate the social activity on several sites, or do some mining of people’s activity on Facebook, handling big data is critical. There are two questions you need to answer when looking at a project that will… Read More A Simple Introduction To Playing With Big Data