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How a Service Mesh Can Help With Microservices Security

I see lots of customers moving to microservices, (whether they should or not is a topic for a different post), and in doing so they are attempting to solve some difficult organizational scaling problems. The details of going to microservice architecture often trades some old problems for new ones, however. Most of the customers I speak with have a strategy ...

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Building a Blockchain: What, How, and Why

To put it mildly, cryptocurrency is an incredibly popular topic right now. Much of the hype around it tends to be focused on the physical value that these currencies represent. However, I believe something even more precious lies under the hood of cryptocurrencies: the concept of blockchain. The ideas around blockchain are significant because they’re the engine that enables cryptocurrency ...

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Indonesian Language in Lucene, Solr and Elasticsearch

Indonesian, or Bahasa Indonesia, is a very approachable language for westerners. It uses latin characters, there’s a clear structure, no tenses, no gender or plural forms and it contains many foreign words (as a German I especially enjoy the dutch influenced terms like knalpot for exhaust pipe). If you’re growing up outside of Asia Indonesia might be a quite distant ...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Testing Blockchain Applications

During the last few months of 2017, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were being talked about by some media sources on a daily basis. These currencies, which had been around for years, were suddenly experiencing major growth. For example, the price of bitcoin has grown from just under $750 in January 2017 to $5,856.10 in mid-October 2017. This massive growth made ...

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If You’re Planning to Write Java Code in 2020 – Here Are the Top 5 Predictions You Can’t Afford to Miss

There’s no better time to start planning for 2020 and make sure your application is ready for the upcoming changes and trends. Welcome to the world of tomorrow! Although 2020 seems far away, it’ll be here before we know. Even though we’re more than a year away, analysts and research companies are releasing reports and projections of 2020 trends in the ...

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Finding Project Management Balance for Small Engineering Teams

Managing a small engineering team — whether it’s one team within a larger engineering organization, such as Facebook, Google, or AirBnb, or whether it’s the entire engineering team — can be a tough gig. Why? Because you’re tasked with coordinating a group of skilled professionals around a common vision: the delivery of a complex piece of software. And it doesn’t ...

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