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Latency of DigitalOcean Spaces vs AWS S3

WakaTime’s infra is split across DigitalOcean and AWS. We use DigitalOcean Droplets for compute resources, AWS S3 to store code stats, and DigitalOcean Spaces for backups. You can find more info on this split infra decision in this blog post. The files we store in S3 are usually between 10KB and 50KB in size, and we store multiple terabytes of these files. We don’t use Spaces CDN, and our Spaces ...

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Using a disk-based Redis clone to reduce AWS S3 bill

Redis is an in-memory database with very high write and read speed, and a limitation that data sets can’t be larger than available RAM. It’s like memcached but supports data structures instead of just strings as values. Redis is great for caching lookups to AWS S3 from an external server, which can speed up your S3 reads and save you money on Outgoing Data ...

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4 Easy Steps for Migrating Projects to OpenShift Container Platform

This article is a walk through how to take an existing project, in this case I’m using a business automation project, and migrating from running locally on an application server to deploying in a container on OpenShift. The idea is to share four easy steps taking you on a journey from local to cloud native container based application deployments. The ...

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How to Achieve both Coding Standard and Security Coverage Together with Safety Compliance

The majority of organizations are already deep in their DevOps maturity. Most researches are showing over 40% that adopted the process, and are moving towards automated processes, shift-left, and fast delivery of value to customers. With that in mind, these organizations that span across different verticals from automotive, financial industries, gaming industries, and many more, need to not only deliver ...

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Container Orchestration | Definition, Benefits & How It Works

Container Orchestration | Definition, Benefits & How It Works In the 1970’s, the concept of a container-based application emerged to transform the IT world. For the first time, the software was deployed consistently and reliably regardless of the target environment’s changes (private or public cloud, personal computer, etc.). With the development of containers, container orchestration has become a trending topic ...

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Top 10 CI/CD Pipeline Implementation Challenges And Solutions

CI/CD pipelines have become the mainstream approach to software development across the entire IT sector. There’s no doubt that CI/CD pipeline tools have matured a lot over the years. Yet, developers, QA engineers, and leaders are still posed with some challenges and roadblocks in adopting and efficiently implementing CI/CD tools. This article highlights the top 10 CI/CD challenges that people ...

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Quarkus remote dev in Docker containers (Update)

In an earlier video, I shared how to run the Quarkus remote-dev mode in Docker containers, which is very helpful for local and remote development environments. Since Quarkus version 1.6, however, the way how we execute the remote dev mode has changed. Assuming, we’d like to have the same setup like in the mentioned video. What’s new is that we ...

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Docker Tutorial Part 2 – The good the bad and the IP

In this second part of docker tutorial, I’ll explain basics of networking in docker with stand-alone containers. Remember from the previous part of the tutorial where we mapped port of our host machine and the container? In this part, we will setup our containers so they can communicate with each other and for that we don’t need to do an ...

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Run a docker PostgreSQL instance locally for Testing

Running a PostgreSQL instance ad-hoc for testing is not always as bootstraping as it should be. This blog will run a PostgreSQL instance that connects to your workstation’s network and instead of using one of the popular tools like dbeaver we shall use the client that comes with the instance. Also we shall run a bootstrap script to have some ...

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