X2 – or “Times2” – Framework for Node.js is a collection of modules published with NPM and designed to provide a complete toolset for creating back-end applications that expose RESTful APIs and are backed with a SQL database.
In April of 2016, members of the EU adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), aimed at strengthening data protection and privacy for all individuals within the EU. The regulation allowed for a two-year transition period, and becomes enforceable in May of this year, 2018.
There’s a lot to the GDPR (more than can be addressed in a single post at least) but one of the key provisions is that individuals have the right to request erasure of their data from a service provider. This means that many online and cloud service providers will need to have the ability to comply with these requests, even if they’re not based in the EU. Continue reading
- dealing with a whole bunch of endpoints in a typical application
- performing multiple roundtrips to the server for multiple resources in order to get data for a single page of the UI
- getting the request parameters right
- dealing with api versions – coupling between the client and the responses from the server
- over-fetching of information that is not needed
Amazon announced the launch of GameOn last week, an API which allows developers the ability to add eSports functionality to their mobile games while rewarding players with in-game or real-world prizes. Continue reading
This Summer Boyle Software will celebrate its 30th Anniversary. It’s unbelievable really. You blink and 30 years has flown by. Poof.
Oracle released Java SE 10 today – March 20, 2018. This is the first release under their new six-month release schedule. Lots of good, new stuff in there, such as a consolidated JDK environment, new local variable types and application data class sharing. Exciting!
Building custom themes for Drupal can be done with tons of approaches and many different ways of automating routine CSS operations. Here is the short list of tools I use with Gulp that I find solve close to 100% of the most common needs for Drupal (as well as for other CMS custom development). Feel free to share your thoughts on this list in the comments below. Continue reading
Intel Optane technology provides an unparalleled combination of high throughput, high endurance, high quality of service and low latency. It uses a new memory storage technology called 3D XPoint which is jointly developed by Intel and Micron Technology Inc.
Once in a while every team is faced with infrastructure updates and datacenter moves. It shifts focus from solving everyday challenges to dealing with an ongoing series of necessary tweaks that we encounter as we make applications compatible with a new environment.