Published by Preetam Jinka on Nov 9, 2016 10:15:00 AM

What is ACID and How Should I Think About It As a Developer?

For the average reader, the phrase “expert in ACID” most likely evokes a picture of either an eminent chemist or a jolly Deadhead. However, in the world of computer science, an understanding of "ACID" means something a bit different (though not mutually exclusive!). When dealing with relational databases, the term refers to a set of properties that describe certain characteristics of transactions.

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Published by Alex Slotnick on Oct 31, 2016 4:48:45 PM

5 Questions Managers Should Ask Their DBAs Before Black Friday

Poorly performing sites can be costly. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday right around the corner, how can business leaders work with DBAs to ensure that their organizations and databases are properly prepared to deal with customers’ needs, so websites don’t malfunction? With five simple—but powerful—questions, managers can help their database teams get ready for the heaviest of shopping traffic.

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Published by Baron Schwartz on Oct 28, 2016 10:43:44 AM

Everyone's Capable of a Performance Mindset

The other day I was speaking with someone who asked me a few times how we find and hire engineers who are capable of building performance/monitoring tools. I didn't have a great answer in the moment, but after the conversation was over, I realized it's because I fundamentally believe we all are capable of understanding and solving systems performance problems. We're all brainiacs, so to speak.

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Published by Miguel Trias on May 20, 2016 2:38:45 PM

Common UI Performance Problems in Angular Apps

In this post, we analyze some performance issues that we recently fixed in our web app and that are common in any AngularJS app. We also discuss the tools we used to find and diagnose the causes and the strategies we used to fix these problems.

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