Visual Studio 2015 now Supports COBOL and you Can Make Desktop and Web Apps with It

Every so often I skirt my intern duties to (re)discover something weird and fascinating in the world of software development. If you follow me on Twitter @gaessaki, I’ll let you know when that happens. © Computerworld 1984 – COBOL’s demise has been predicted since the Middle Ages (aka back in the era of print media.)…

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On a Cloud: CDN & Queue Sharding

Content Delivery Network (CDN) I run through at a high level what a CDN is and how it enables lower latency for your clients. Then I share with you what has worked for me when using a CDN to deliver low latency web sites. Also using a CDN can actually enable a more cost effective…

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Learning Redis - Part 6: Redis Publish-Subscribe

Want to bring more performance, speed, and scalability to your website? Or scale your sites for real-time services or message passing? Learn how, and get practical real-world tips in this exploration of Redis, part of a series on choosing the right data storage. Steven Edouard and I (Rami Sayar) show you how to get up…

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Learning Redis - Part 5: Redis via Node.js and Python

Want to bring more performance, speed, and scalability to your website? Or scale your sites for real-time services or message passing? Learn how, and get practical real-world tips in this exploration of Redis, part of a series on choosing the right data storage. Steven Edouard and I (Rami Sayar) show you how to get up…

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Learning Redis - Part 4: Getting Started with Azure Redis Cache

Want to bring more performance, speed, and scalability to your website? Or scale your sites for real-time services or message passing? Learn how, and get practical real-world tips in this exploration of Redis, part of a series on choosing the right data storage. Steven Edouard and I (Rami Sayar) show you how to get up…

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Learning Redis - Part 3: Advanced Data Structures with Redis

Want to bring more performance, speed, and scalability to your website? Or scale your sites for real-time services or message passing? Learn how, and get practical real-world tips in this exploration of Redis, part of a series on choosing the right data storage. Steven Edouard and I (Rami Sayar) show you how to get up…

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Learning Redis - Part 2: Getting Started with Redis

Want to bring more performance, speed, and scalability to your website? Or scale your sites for real-time services or message passing? Learn how, and get practical real-world tips in this exploration of Redis, part of a series on choosing the right data storage. Steven Edouard and I (Rami Sayar) show you how to get up…

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Learning Redis - Part 1: Introduction to Key-Value Databases

Want to bring more performance, speed, and scalability to your website? Or scale your sites for real-time services or message passing? Learn how, and get practical real-world tips in this exploration of Redis, part of a series on choosing the right data storage. Steven Edouard and I (Rami Sayar) show you how to get up…

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How I Decide which Web Front-End Framework to Use

It almost seems like every other week there is a new MVC web front-end framework. The front-end dev community is incredibly vibrant and projects are moving rapidly; introducing new features all the time, changing development paradigms and experimenting with new ES6 language features. You probably have heard of Backbone, Marionette, React, Flux, Angular, Web Components,…

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Everything You Need to Have a Rocking Node IDE on Windows for Free

If you are a developer with a background in using big integrated development environments like Visual Studio, Eclipse, JetBrains, etc. than it may be fairly daunting to go back to the terminal (console, command-line, PowerShell, black box where you type in computer instructions) to work with this newfangled programming environment that everyone is talking about:…

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