GraphQL is incredibly powerful — so powerful, in fact, that it is used by corporations such as Facebook to drive their large, complex social systems for billions of users. Despite this, the language is still relatively nascent, and its usage has yet to reach the dizzying heights that those languages it replaces and augments occupy. Read more
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DevOps is the set of tools, processes and activities that modern software development teams put in place in order to ensure that they can convert code into live applications in a stable and repeatable way. It’s a bit of a catch-all term, and can be broken down into different areas. Read more
Docker is a popular new technology that lets development teams bundle applications in virtual containers to easily build and deploy them. We’ve previously seen how Docker reduces the complexity of DevOps workflows and encourages the practice of immutable infrastructure, where the entire application, along with its underlying operating system, is recreated and redeployed as a lightweight container for each change to an application, rather than relying on incremental updates. Read more
Software development these days is about iterating fast, and releasing often. In the 10 years since Martin Fowler wrote his original paper, continuous integration has become a cornerstone of the software development process. It is a fundamental part of Agile development (being one of the core tenants of Extreme Programming) and has helped to spawn organizational change with the creation of the DevOps approach to application development. Read more
APIs are pretty important. You already know that, or you wouldn’t be a reader of this blog. To that end, we realize there’s an element of preaching to the converted in this post.
However, even some of those who understand the value of APIs may not know that there are countless companies out there that wouldn’t be around today without APIs. Read more