Category Archives: App Development

AWS Aurora Serverless MySQL Generally Available

As most of us know by now, Serverless computing allows us to build and run applications and services without thinking about servers. Serverless applications don’t require us to provision, scale, and manage any servers.

We can build them for nearly any type of application or backend service, and everything required to run and scale our application with high availability is handled for us. Continue reading

Catching up with X2

On May 2 Lev Gimelfarb, Boyle Software’s VP of Research and Development, gave an overview of our Node.js-based framework x2node and provided a demo of it in action during his excellent Tech Talk at Boyle Software’s NYC Headquarters.

Guests learned about the capabilities of this complete, lightweight, and ready framework which was initially released last year.

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‘Node style’ Reactive Java apps with Spring WebFlux

Node.js logoMy last few assignments had taken me away from my relative safety of the JVM and into the topsy turvy world of Node.js for the first time.

It certainly took me a while to get used to things – wrapping my head around the whole non-blocking nature of the Node runtime and how it uses a single thread to process requests – and how important it was that I definitely do not block that thread! Continue reading

REST-less yet ? Try GraphQL

Lets face it, REST can can have its downsides e.g :

  • 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

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