Category Archives: Business

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OpenAPI to GraphQL Gateways

A lot of companies are in the situation where they have a working, tested REST API server and they want to enable GraphQL queries as easily as possible. Both are data access methods that allow end-users and developers to query … Continue reading

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Covid-19: Nobody Saw Another Corona Virus Coming?

The frequent excuse for the lack of civil preparedness to the corona virus is, “Nobody saw it coming.” Well, actually that’s not true: BlueDot, a news alert service, notified their subscribers on Dec. 30 a Texas grocery store chain with … Continue reading

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Amazon SF Loft: Observability for Startups

Luke Demi from Coinbase (YC) gave a talk on “Observability for Startups” tonite at the AWS Loft at 525 Market Street. Video He talked about their odyssey through the years to monitor their infrastructure, now over 5,000 AWS servers (originally … Continue reading

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WordPress Community Scheduler Interval Bug

I opened WordPress Bug 42866: “WordPress Community Scheduler Interval Bug.” I found that when writing the RackPing Monitoring widget, scheduled tasks frequently run up to 45 seconds earlier than the 15 minute interval specified. This may have wide and serious … Continue reading

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Internet Latency and Multi-Master Database Transactions

There’s 2 common misconceptions in engineering West Coast – East Coast data centers: that packets travel at the speed of light that database masters can be located anywhere (ie. far apart.) What happens when we look at the actual latency … Continue reading

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