NPM stands for Node Package Manager, which comes bundled with Node, to allow you to install prebuilt libraries (called packages) that others have built to allow you to develop your application faster. …
Through years of partnering with clients and integrating our solutions into their existing tools, we’ve always found that a bit of flexibility can go a long way. That’s why we’ve built the upcoming Enterprise Edition of our streaming platform to have removable pieces. We know that there is never a one-size fits all solution when it comes to data needs, and it forces our own product team into some great practices to ensure that we support all of the edge cases we allow.
More and more, distinct systems are coming online with the ability to connect directly with their API…
Sometimes you need to play the short-game and roll out a solution to test its viability. When time is money, and you’re short on both, specific and ready-built solutions are a great way to get there in a hurry.
But if you are going for growth and the economies of scale, it’s worth the effort to plan ahead and look down the road. It can help prevent large cost and potential churn during the phase in your business when your client base is most critical.
For a burgeoning business, there is definitely danger ahead from rolling your own solutions from…
I friend of mine is developing a C++ program on her PC for Windows but would be away from it for a week. With only a Mac at her disposal, she wanted a few options she could use for continuing her work.
Here are four methods for getting access to a Window’s environment for development on a non-Windows computer.
Works with Mac, Linux, and Solaris
Setting up Plex on Ubuntu and want it to be able to use files from a local Server or NAS? A beginner’s guide to getting a network drive loading in a place that Plex (running on Ubuntu 16.04) can access it.
Finally putting this guide up here since I’ve constantly have forgotten how to do this, and there hasn’t been a single place with all of this info together.
This guide assumes the following:
Estimated reading time: 7 minutes and 12 seconds
Introduced to the public in 2015, GraphQL came out of Facebook as the query language to power their transitioning of the mobile interfaces from web-based to native applications. Since then, it’s been adopted by GitHub, Pinterest, Shopify and others to power their APIs.
The reason? There are many things that set GraphQL apart from RESTful APIs, but the main difference is that the requester has more control over exactly which parts of the response they want.
With a typical RESTful setup, you have to dictate available information as URL endpoints and use…
Last week, our Head of Design wrote about why design is the secret sauce of a great startup. This week, our product developer (who has not just an eye for design but also a degree in it) tells us how to make all things “design-y.” This presentation was originally a standout team-only Lunch ‘N Learn. But we told him it was too good not to share. So, with the help of his girlfriend (who just so happens to be a professional voice actress), Andrew has turned it into a video that’s both hilariously beautiful and refreshingly constructive:
Originally published at www.astronomer.io.
*Estimated reading time: 11 minutes, 20 seconds
Every year, our data becomes more accessible as the world is increasingly interconnected and more services we depend on become available online. This allows for an ease that was unimaginable just twenty years ago. You can bank, apply for a mortgage and credit cards, share personal photos, store important documents and get a real-time view into your home at any time.
However, with all of this online ease comes a higher incentive to gain access to this data. McAfee reported that the total losses due to cybercrime in 2014 was between $375 billion…