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reality must take precedence over public relations. -Feynman

Is Vertical Scalability Even a Thing Any More?

Enterprise computing relied heavily on large, expensive database infrastructure. The cloud has rendered this type of design obsolete.  Vertical scalability has given way to elastic horizontal scalability. Vertical scalability vs horizontal scalability Vertical scalability means the ability to increase the capacity of your hardware to handle more load. This was definitely a thing in mainframe…

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TypeScript – Help or Hindrance?

At 345 we’ve been using TypeScript for a while now. This started when we began using Angular 2 during the early Betas, and we’ve been experimenting with TypeScript on some of our other Node.js applications as well. The time has come to ask the question: Is TypeScript a help or a hindrance? What is TypeScript?…

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Day 1 DevOps: A Manifesto

I believe everyone starting a software project should start their DevOps on the first day [of the build cycle] of their project. I believe that failure to do this leads to bad places almost every time, and the more complex the solution the worse mess you can get into. This is my manifesto for getting your DevOps…

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Microservices: A Restatement of SOA

345 Systems have just been exhibiting and presenting at API World over in San Jose (http://apiworld.co/).  This has been a great conference and expo, focused on APIs and microservices, with a whole track on building solutions through integration of APIs. Microservices are a really hot topic at the moment, and people are jumping on the…

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