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Database

What Is Concurrency in a Database?

January 28, 2019

Databases are confusing! Not only are they complicated bits of software, but database jargon is really complicated. Part of this comes from the number of words with multiple meanings: depending on which community you spend time in, there are multiple meanings for words like …


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Networks

Are You “Flying Blind?”

January 28, 2019

Would you travel on an airplane if the flight crew were “flying blind?” What does it mean to be “flying blind?” Freedictionary.com defines it as “to do something based on guesswork, intuition, or without any help or instructions.” Think about it. Every aircraft is …


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Applications

Public Cloud – To Migrate or Not: That is the Question

January 28, 2019

Public clouds provide enormous scale and elasticity. Combined with a consumption-based model and instant deployment methodologies, they provide a platform that is extremely agile and avoids locking of precious capital. Surely it’s a no-brainer and why every company has plans to migrate workloads to the …


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Networks

Real World Experiences of Hybrid IT

January 25, 2019

Over the coming weeks, I will be writing a series of posts on my varied experiences with hybrid IT. These experiences come from working on countless projects over the last ten years working in a consultancy role. So, let’s start with a bit of …


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Applications

How Business Leaders Can Put the “Dev” Back in DevOps

January 25, 2019

The trouble with troubleshooting? When it’s the No. 1 activity on which tech professionals spend their time, there’s little of it left for development and innovation. As business and technology leaders, we must ensure developers, web product managers (WPMs), and DevOps teams have time …


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Applications

IT Operations: Coping with Cloud

January 24, 2019

You’ll find no shortage of blog posts and thought pieces about how cloud computing has forever changed the IT landscape. The topic is usually addressed in an “adapt or die” argument: cloud is coming for your on-prem applications, and without applications in your data …




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Database

Your ORM and SELECT FOR UPDATE

January 23, 2019

If you use a programming language framework such as Django or Ruby on Rails, chances are you use an ORM to help you construct queries. What’s an ORM? If you’re not familiar with ORMs, an ORM is an Object-Relational Mapper, which helps you map …