We encounter load balancers every day. Even when you are reading this article, your requests flow through multiple load balancers, before this content reaches your browser.
This month has been very special to me. I got a chance to reconnect with people and took a break from work to recharge myself. People think overworking themselves will get more jobs done. But on the contrary, the harder you work without taking a break, the less productive and creative you are.
High-performing teams usually ship faster, better, and often! Organizations irrespective of their level, focusing on stability and continuous delivery, will deploy frequently. Hundreds of continuous integration build run for every organization on a typical day. It indicates how CI has become an integral part of our development process. Hence to ensure that we are shipping quality code, we should integrate code quality checking in our CI.
Networks fail! Timeouts, outages, and routing problems are bound to happen at any time. It challenges us to design our APIs and clients that will be robust in handling failures and ensuring consistency.
Prometheus exporters bridge the gap between Prometheus and applications that don’t export metrics in the Prometheus format.
Messaging Queues are widely used in asynchronous systems. In a data-intensive application using queues makes sure users have a fast experience while still completing complicated tasks. For instance, you can show a progress bar in your UI while your task is being completed in the background. This allows the user to relieve themselves from waiting for a task to complete and, hence, can do other jobs during that time.