Month: September 2020

How to run Cassandra and Kubernetes together

Containers have become increasingly popular for developers who want to deploy applications in the cloud. To manage these new applications, Kubernetes has become a de facto standard for container orchestration. Kubernetes enables developers to build

Rapid UI development with Flutter for Windows

There’s a lot to be said for tools that make it easy to target multiple platforms from a single codebase, reducing the load on developers and increasing the reach of your applications. Microsoft’s Xamarin is

2 egregious cloud security threats the CSA missed

My interesting weekend reading was this Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) report, which was vendor sponsored, highlighting 11 cloud security threats that should be on top of everyone’s mind. These threats are described as “egregious.” CSA

How to manage user secrets in ASP.NET Core

When working with ASP.NET web applications, you will want to protect certain pieces of application data, called user secrets, that should not be shared with others. Your user secrets might include a database connection string

When AIops tools outsmart you

Our ability to augment technology with artificial intelligence and machine learning does not seem to have limits. We now have AI-powered analytics, smart Internet of Things, AI at the edge, and of course AIops tools.

How MariaDB achieves global scale with Xpand

As information and processing needs have grown, pain points such as performance and resiliency have necessitated new solutions. Databases need to maintain ACID compliance and consistency, provide high availability and high performance, and handle massive

Ignite 2020: Introducing Azure Communication Services

Microsoft Teams’ growth has exploded as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced more and more companies to shift to home working and virtual meetings. With more than 5 billion daily meeting minutes, Teams relies heavily on

Will cloud architecture change after COVID?

A few things have changed since the start of the COVID-19 lockdowns. The Global 2000, as well as governments, now understand that traditional data centers are more vulnerable to natural disasters (such as pandemics) than

How to use named and optional parameters in C#

Microsoft introduced support for named and optional parameters in C# 4.0. While a named parameter is used to specify an argument based on the name of the argument and not the position, an optional parameter

When a digital twin becomes the evil twin

A digital twin is a digital replica of some physical entity, such as a person, a device, manufacturing equipment, or even planes and cars. The idea is to provide a real-time simulation of a physical