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Sequencing Subscriptions with RxJS

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Let’s say your web-application communicates with a 3rd party service and this service is somewhat fragile. Either because of its fragility – or for some other reason – under no circumstances do you want your application to bombard this service with concurrent requests. Whenever a component needs to make a request to this service, and there is already another request waiting for a response, the new request should wait until the previous request completes.

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Can higher education keep up with computer science interest?

Net Neutrality design from http://www.savetheinternet.comIt’s no secret that computer science careers are more lucrative than ever. Plenty of students have recognized the opportunity, but can higher education keep up?

In a New York Times article titled The Hard Part of Computer Science? Getting Into Class the author brings to light a very serious issue – universities and colleges across the country are turning away students who want to study computer science. 

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Happy Holidays – from us to you!

Boyle Software's holiday party crowd at Rustico, 12/20/18Wow – what a jam-packed 2018 this has been! As busy as things are, last week Boyle Software’s New York City team was able to squeeze in a joyful evening with some friends and clients to cook up and devour a fantastic Italian meal at Rustico Cooking in midtown Manhattan. It was a great night to catch up with colleagues and friends and reflect on what an excellent year it’s been. And just check out the amazing menu that we prepared:

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NPR’s RAD podcast analytics

RAD - Remote Audio Data logo - from NPRWho doesn’t listen to podcasts these days? There’s something for every niche imaginable – and people are streaming, downloading, and tuning in. According to Martech, there are now 550,00 active podcasts in 100 languages and more than 18,000,000 episodes – and the numbers are growing exponentially. And now National Public Radio – creators of some of the most popular podcasts – have come out with a podcast analytics platform they’ve dubbed Remote Audio Data (RAD).

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SOC 2 Type 1 Certification received

SOC 2 Certification sealWe are happy to report that Boyle Software has just received its SOC 2 Type 1 certification from Assure Professional. Assure describes Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2 certification as verification that an organization adheres to best practices with regards to the following principles:

  • Security – The system is protected against unauthorized access (both physical and logical).
  • Availability –The system is available for operation and use as committed or agreed upon.
  • Processing Integrity – System processing is complete, accurate, timely, and authorized.
  • Confidentiality –Information designated as confidential is protected as committed or agreed upon.
  • Privacy –Personal information is collected, used, retained, disclosed, and/or destroyed in accordance with established standards. [Source]

NYC tech talent reels in HQ2

Lower Manhattan before sunsetBy now we’ve all heard the news about Amazon splitting it’s HQ2 between Long Island City, New York and Crystal City, Virginia. While the split was certainly unexpected, it should come as no surprise that this decision was one driven by talent.

In a further justification of this decision being a good bet for Jeff Bezos & Co, Forrester Research just released an independent report that shows New York City has more tech workers than any other city in the country. The 333,000 tech workers in NYC beat out San Francisco by 23,000.

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