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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

Adobe Buys Magento

Adobe Software announced today that they are buying Magento. Just like Day Software’s CQ a few years ago, this is another good package we like, have experience with, integrate with, frequently recommend to our customers and now it is also part of the growing Adobe portfolio. I think Adobe is reading our mail.

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Login Managers and Web Trackers

The site Freedom to Tinker, which is hosted by Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy, has started publishing an ongoing series called “No Boundries” around the topic of how third-party scripts on sites can exploit browsers to collect/extract user data in growing ways. 

Their second installment focuses on how the well-known vulnerabilities of browser login managers can provide trackers with user information – not for the purposes of stealing passwords which has been looked at many times, but for the purposes of web tracking which can then be monetized to other companies. Continue reading

Simple AWS Lambda and API Gateway with Claudia.js

For any of you Node.js folks out there already using serverless frameworks like ‘The Serverless Framework‘ , you’ll definitely want to checkout the really cool Claudia.js framework…

Claudia makes it easy to deploy Node.js projects to AWS Lambda and API Gateway. It automates all the error-prone deployment and configuration tasks, and sets everything up the way JavaScript developers expect out of the box. Continue reading

Focus on code over infrastructure with Google App Engine Flexible Environment

The Google App Engine Flexible environment, which transitioned from Beta to GA a couple of months ago allows developers to focus on doing what they do best, writing code. Based on Google Compute Engine, the App Engine flexible environment automatically scales your app up and down while balancing the load.
 
Microservices, authorization, SQL and NoSQL databases, traffic splitting, logging, versioning, security scanning, and content delivery networks are all supported natively. In addition, the App Engine flexible environment allows you to customize the runtime and even the operating system of your virtual machine using Dockerfiles.
 

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