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Make The Leap From WEBAPPs to DAPPs

Recently I’ve heard from several fullstack dev colleagues that although Smart contracts and DAPPs (Distributed Apps) sound real exciting they are clueless on how to get started.

This actually surprised me as developers with good FED (Front End Development) skills actually have an advantageous starting point, so I decided to write this short post as a short […]

Optimizing Node.js Apps

As Node.js gains continuous traction offering parallel and in many times superior qualities compared to traditional technologies, the question of optimizing our app/service becomes one of increased importance. Whether we’re building a monolith server or a microservices oriented solution, we’d like to squeeze more juice out of the underlying CPU/VM by running optimized code.

Putting aside […]

By |September 11th, 2018|Development Tools, Node.js, Productivity, Server Side, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Developing a Blockchain Explorer

Bridging Angular and Polymer

Taming CPU Intensive Node.js Streams

By |January 6th, 2017|Node.js, Server Side, Software Development, Uncategorized|0 Comments

DevTools: I See Your True Colors

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By |June 3rd, 2016|CSS, Productivity, Web Applications|0 Comments

Spark Streaming – Graceful Shutdown HowTo

Spark Streaming allows us to process large amounts of live data from multiple sources, in a scalable and fault tolerant manner. It is used widely to process for example live Twitter feeds, consume and process Kafka topic messages or data from Amazon S3, simple TCP sockets or custom input streams/feeds.

In many cases, we are perfectly […]

By |May 13th, 2016|Big Data, Java, Server Side|0 Comments

How To Keep Your Servers Running 24/7/365

Developing back-end services is today part of every serious developer’s work, and there are unlimited options for developing them – using different programming languages, paradigms tools and frameworks.

One big challenge is making sure our services are up and running at all times, that we have enough free space on our drives for running smoothly, restarting services when new versions are deployed […]

By |March 15th, 2016|Development Tools, Devops, Server Side|0 Comments

The Most Important CSS Rule You Might Have Missed

Heads up: I know what some of you are thinking, but it is not the “elegant” !important css declaration. wink.

As most full stack professionals, I’ve been writing CSS for as long as I can remember, usually indirectly via a higher level language such as SASS. I actually got along pretty well without ever really being […]

By |February 20th, 2016|CSS, Software Design, Software Development, Web Applications|0 Comments

Node.js Lessons Learned The Hard Way

Four points to keep in mind when working with Node.js, guaranteed to save you a lot of time and pain.

Node.js is perhaps the of the most exquisite offering in server side development environments of recent years. It allows very fast  bringup of server side components, it is highly efficient and provides extreme throughput when appropriately used, and […]