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.Continue reading
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.
Amazon AWS added a new member to it’s family of database services – DocumentDB. Following the huge success of AuroraDB, a MySQL and PostgreSQL-compatible relational database built for the cloud, AWS is now launching DocumentDB, a database service that implements the MongoDB API.
Back in September we blogged about the GA of Amazon’s Serverless Aurora and how it really simplifies scaling database servers in the cloud – mainly because.. well basically you don’t have to. At AWS re:Invent 2018 last month, Amazon has taken Aurora Serverless to the next level with its ‘Data API’.
Wow – 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:
Who 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).
We 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]
Amazon is signing up more corporate customers for their Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform than Google and Microsoft to their respective cloud platforms. In addition, Amazon corporate customers are PRE-paying for larger and longer, multi-year terms. Continue reading
By 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.