How to GET a Cup of Coffee

In this article, Jim Webber, Savas Parastatidis and Ian Robinson show how to drive an application’s flow through the use of hypermedia in a RESTful application, using the well-known example from Gregor Hohpe’s “Starbucks does not use Two-Phase-Commit” to illustrate how the Web’s concepts can be used for integration purposes. Source: How to GET a… Read More »

Netflix’s Falcor makes Data Fetching as Simple as Simple Can Be

Netflix’s Falcor Handles Data Transport and Caching From Source to Destination Falcor gives you a model you can treat as a reliable, in-memory local cache of remote data. All the heavy-lifting is done for you. The mechanics of retrieving, caching, batching requests, and removing duplicate requests between client caches and server databases is done without… Read More »


Executive Summary: Redis

One can hold out from having Redis in the stack for a while, but its use becomes obvious and necessary in the face of real-time and scalability requirements. Executive Summary Top 5 Redis Use Cases by Joe Engel for Rackspace summarizes the original classes of problems solved by Redis for the last half-decade. Why the Redis Ecosystem is Flourishing by Mark Boyd is an… Read More »

Slamming Doors

I learned long ago not to say a word. Silence is an armour when words can hurt. But he asked and he seemed sincere and I answered this to  “What is wrong? I want to help.”: “For each door you slam, the muscles of my body spasm and fear expands in my gut like nausea and…” So rare… Read More »


High Performance Browser Networking

How prepared are you to build fast and efficient web applications? This eloquent book provides what every web developer should know about the network, from fundamental limitations that affect performance to major innovations for building even more powerful browser applications—including HTTP 2.0 and XHR improvements, Server-Sent Events (SSE), WebSocket, and WebRTC.   Author Ilya Grigorik,… Read More »


Gary Sieling: Philadelphia Software Developer

I set up Hubot to do some simple server administration – this allows me to do a few common operations tasks while I’m travelling. I’ve previously tried SSH on my phone, but that seems unsafe in general, and it’s hard to use – this fixes a big frustration for me, if this site goes down and… Read More »

Number.isSafeInteger() – JavaScript | MDN

  This is a new technology, part of the ECMAScript 2015 (ES6) standard .This technology’s specification has been finalized, but check the compatibility table for usage and implementation status in various browsers.   Curated from Number.isSafeInteger() – JavaScript | MDN   This is a new technology, part of the ECMAScript 2015 (ES6) standard . This… Read More »