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April 6, 2017 | Jeffrey Palermo There’s a reason why marathoners say that the last mile is the hardest. They have been running for hours at their fastest pace. They have burned nearly 2,400 calories in just over 25 miles. Now, when their strength and emotions are equally sapped, they have to dig deep and somehow

The Problem Asynchronous messaging in a distributed system is great! It allows for clients to move on with their lives without waiting on a response from the service. It can also enable sending messages when the service is unavailable, and help create more predictable load. However, async messaging has it’s downsides as well. It adds

March 24, 2017 | Rayne Fulton There is probably no worse use of a company’s resources than hiring and investing in a new employee who either is not a good fit or turns out to be lacking in some key skills. This is especially true for software engineers. It’s not that software engineers, who often

March 16, 2017 | Simon Timms @simon_timms | Blog I bought a new laptop, a Dell XPS 15 and my oh my is it snazzy. The thing I was most excited about was that I’d get to play with Windows containers again. I have 3 other machines in the house but they’re either unsuitable for