Category Archives: Databases

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

New Client: Grey Group

Grey Group logoGrey Group ranks among the world’s top advertising and marketing organizations, serving one-fifth of the FORTUNE 500, in 96 countries. They operate branded independent business units in many communications disciplines including: advertising, direct marketing, public relations, public affairs, brand development, customer relationship management, sales promotion, and interactive marketing. Boyle Software is currently using a  variety of Microsoft tech – .NET/C#MS Sharepoint, MS Azure – in support of Grey’s business intelligence capabilities.

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Do you PHP?

PHP logoAre you an experienced PHP5 developer? Are you well versed in object-oriented programming in the LAMP stack? If you answered, “Yes, that’s me!”, you could be a great fit for our ever-growing team of bright, talented technologists.

We’re currently looking to hire a developer who wants to expand his/her current knowledge and learn the latest JavaScript frameworks and libraries: Node.js, Angular.js, etc. Candidates with additional experience with other tech –  Python, Django, Java, Eclipse – will have a big advantage.

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A Drupal Tune-up for the Bike Club

Five Borough Bicycle ClubWe spend a good deal of time touting our work for “bigger” clients – but we take just as much pride in our work for the “smaller” ones. Over the years we have done lots of work for non-profits like NYC Swim and the Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation and we’re pleased to have  recently added the Five Boroughs Bicycle Club to our client roster.

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SQL Databases in Node.js

Node.js is one of the best current platforms available for creating back-end applications that expose REST APIs. Often such applications are backed with a database. Nowadays, many NoSQL databases are available that integrate easily with the platform and operate using JSON data format and associated principles – so they’re natural to both a JavaScript platform such as Node.js and the modern REST APIs. These databases usually offer speed, conceptual simplicity, as well as massive horizontal scalability and parallelism – all great when the application, like many modern social media platforms and other services exposed to the end users on the Internet, works with large numbers of users. At the same time, the structural complexity of the data in the context of a single user is usually relatively simple and therefore can be handled perfectly by a NoSQL database.

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