Category Archives: Programming

Time-series data: Why (and how) to use a relational database instead of NoSQL

From These days, time-series data applications (e.g., data center / server / microservice / container monitoring, sensor / IoT analytics, financial data analysis, etc.) are proliferating. As a result, time-series databases are in fashion (here are 33 of them). Most … Continue reading

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Microkernel Architecture Pattern & Applying it to Software Systems

Architectural Patterns always been interesting from designer perspective. MVC, Pipe’n’filter, Layered,3-tier, n-tier, etc. But one very basic architectural concept coming from Civil engineers in practice. ‘’Have common building block with minimal facility as a base, with modular and customizable components … Continue reading

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From CUTTING YOUR AWS EC2 BILL WITH LAMBDA FUNCTIONS When running a large training program for an investment bank, we needed over 30 EC2 instances, but only between certain hours of the day. This simple Lambda Function, cut our AWS … Continue reading

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Running Serverless ASP.NET Core Web APIs with Amazon Lambda One of the coolest things we demoed at our recent AWS re:Invent talk about .NET Core support for AWS Lambda was how to run an ASP.NET Core Web API with Lambda. We did this with the NuGet package Amazon.Lambda.AspNetCoreServer … Continue reading

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Microsoft Azure vs. Amazon Web Services: Cloud Comparison

Direct side-by-side comparisons aren’t always possible between two service providers like Azure and Amazon, but some of them are close enough. The table below is an attempt at making those comparisons. This list of services is far from complete. Microsoft … Continue reading

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Cordova application architecture.

Overview Apache Cordova is an open-source mobile development framework. It allows you to use standard web technologies – HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript for cross-platform development. Applications execute within wrappers targeted to each platform, and rely on standards-compliant API bindings to … Continue reading

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CSS Grid systems

Name Latest release/Date License Fixed, fluid or elastic Units (px, em, %) Features # of columns 960 grid system October 21, 2011 GPL, MIT License fixed px source ordering 12, 16, 24 Blueprint 1.0.1 (May 14, 2011) MIT License typography, forms, … Continue reading

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