Mailing a Postcard with JavaScript Part 1: Creating a Postcard with Lob and Node.j

Lob’s Print & Mail and Address Verification APIs enable developers to interact with Lob’s services programmatically. You can mail a postcard or letter to your customers at critical points in their journey as easily as you might send an email. These physical reminders help you keep in touch with clients, and encourage clients to keep […]

How Edge Computing Enhances Mobile App Usability

Every day the nexus between our digital and physical selves grows closer. This is aided by the ubiquity of our “always-on” connected selves, made possible through our smartphones. Tech vendors and telcos have been long heralding the future of the 5G network as the savior of IoT-connected devices and mobile connectivity. But global or even […]

Example SSH Client Config Files and How to Use Them

SSH client configuration files allow us to connect to servers with pre-configured commands. This saves typing each SSH command parameter when logging into a remote machine and executing commands on a remote device. This article will examine secure shell (SSH) client configuration (config) files and their functions. Specifically, we will show an example of an […]

Digital Integration Hub

What is a Digital Integration Hub? A digital integration hub (DIH) is an advanced application architecture. It aggregates dispersed data sets in multiple backend record systems into a low latency, high performance, and scale-out data store, without unnecessary complexities. It does this in a cost-effective way. A DIH supports modern online software applications by providing […]

How EnergySmart Uses CMS Hub and HubSpot CRM for Smart Reporting

Savvy companies are aware of how effective CRM and CMS technologies can be for their bottom line. EnergySmart discovered that the intersection of these two technologies creates novel approaches to solving modern business problems. EnergySmart operates a successful business performing heat pump and insulation installations. When they attempted to scale up their business, they struggled […]

Building a Complete Web App with Python and CockroachDB

Cockroaches, those humble creatures scuttling around your dark closet, have almost legendary indestructibility. Their resilience inspired the name for Cockroach Labs’ durable, highly fault-tolerant, distributed SQL database management system. In fact, Wired described CockroachDB as “almost impossible” to take down. The database persists through losing a node or zone, or even a catastrophic event that […]

Creating a Real-Time Construction Fleet Planning App with TomTom APIs

This tutorial explores how we can seamlessly use the TomTom Maps APIs to solve our application’s location-related requirements. We’ll build a real-time tracking app to help users manage a construction company’s vehicle fleet. We’ll see how to use: The Routing API and its Calculate Route method to calculate the possible routes construction vehicles can take […]

CI/CD for the Hybrid Cloud

The story of cloud computing often focuses on the cloud as a disruptive technology that burst onto the scene, forcing old methods aside. While the cloud’s role in rapidly catalyzing changes is an exciting tale, it fails to acknowledge an essential truth about cloud infrastructure: much of it is only partially “in the cloud.” From […]

Building Trust in Your Deployment Tools

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation found an extraordinary 300 percent increase in container use between 2016 and 2020. Kubernetes’ popularity is steadily rising, with 83 percent of respondents using it for production as of mid-2020. Kubernetes’s out-of-the-box capabilities enable organizations to accelerate delivery cycles and rapidly scale their operation, contributing to its increasing adoption. However, […]

Building a Complete Web App with Django and CockroachDB

CockroachDB is a distributed relational database that enables users to scale their application and production software without hardware limitations. CockroachDB Serverless is the fastest way to get started using this relational database. It only takes two steps: sign up using your GitHub account, then connect your cluster using the connection information relevant to your system’s […]