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What Are the Best Practices of Database Design?

When designed correctly, databases are incredibly powerful tools for recording, storing, retrieving, and comparing data. However, a database designed without care and purpose isn’t just ineffective, it can be a real hindrance to those who use it most. When building a database—regardless of its ultimate purpose—adhering to the following best practices will ensure that the …

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Microservices: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Microservices have been bandied about in the past couple of years, but what are the real advantages and disadvantages to implementing and running them? Like any service architecture, there are pros and cons, benefits and tradeoffs. So, how do microservices compare against other application architectures like monoliths, service-oriented architecture (SOA), and functions? We’re here to …

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The DevOps Myth: Just What Is DevOps?

DevOps should not and cannot exist in a vacuum. In order to be successful, it must be fully integrated across the organization and throughout the entire product lifecycle. The true magic of DevOps happens when you align development, operations, and IT teams in a cross-functional way. It’s often remarked that DevOps is not a role or a tool. This is true. It is a culture. DevOps, done correctly, is a collaborative effort between your whole team.