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How to prepare your Infrastructure for Black Friday
Black Friday – a time of year when all eyes are on the infrastructure team to keep the ship afloat. As marketers ramp up their email cadence, consumers rush to get the best deals...
What are SYN flood attacks and how can you defend against them?
“We’re under attack!” It’s a line that could very well be taken directly from Star Wars or The Matrix, but it’s also a cyber security reality. These attacks are not only sneaky but can be...
Software bugs and how to fix them faster
The cost of debugging isn’t the same for everyone. Cost doesn’t just depend on operation and service fees, but on how much technical debt you have. When we talk about...
Architecture efficiency with containers
Why is a container such an inexpensive element to run within your system architecture? What makes a container so much more efficient than a virtual machine? Why should we...
GroupCache: The superior Golang cache
Golang cache makes distributed caching and synchronization simple and easy to deploy with GroupCache. But why is this the superior tool? And what problems does it solve?...
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Why improving email security helps protect the global economy
The economy is a complex, interconnected system with many moving parts. In the current global economic climate, it feels a little like we’re being tossed around in an unpredictable...
Data processing: methods in the madness
It’s a mad, mad world of data that we live in, but if you know how to harness its power, data can fuel everything from your SEO to your scalability. Understanding data processing...
What is parallel programming, and how can I use it?
We’re here to discuss parallel programming, but we want to set the scene with burritos to make the topic easier to digest. If you had to make 100 burritos for a potluck party, it...
Email security and infrastructure: Cloud-based vs. on-premise
You could argue that cloud-based infrastructure is the natural evolution of on-premise software, but that might make some people angry. Whether you think of on-premise...
Devgun: Creating development environments with Kubernetes
When we first approached the problem of creating local development environments, we reached for common tools like vagrant. But as...