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mombrea

mombrea

Member since: October 2012

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Software engineer, founder of Cypress North, technology enthusiast.

Areas of Interest: Cloud Computing, Hardware, Mobile, Networking, Software, Virtualization, Software, Programming

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  • The last time I was evaluating NoSQL databases I ended up sticking with a relational database. I’m evaluating them again today and this time I’m pretty sure I’ll have to actually choose one. The choice is really hard for a number of reasons.

    1 day 11 hours ago

  • Comments, for better or worse, are everywhere. There is a lot to dislike with comments (don’t get me started on the actual things being said) but they can be effective for conversation, especially with the addition of threaded / nested comments.

    1 week 17 hours ago

  • When unknown television maker Seiki released the world’s cheapest 4K TV, many programmers jumped at the opportunity to gain a cheap 4K monitor. Early reports touted vast screen real estate and sharp picture as a massive productivity boost for developers. The trouble is, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

    1 week 5 days ago

  • At Google I/O this year presenters drew a chorus of boos when they revealed that the Moto 360 watch would not be available until some time later in 2014. They did however release two Android Wear watches from LG and Samsung instead. My question is, who in their right mind is going to buy one of these?

    2 weeks 2 days ago

  • You might think that you’ve got a general idea of how you spend your time and effort at work, but tracking such things is usually more effort than it’s worth. With Toggl, they’ve reduced the friction to recording time so much that it’s barely any effort at all and you have a lot to gain.

    2 weeks 6 days ago

  • You might think that you’ve got a general idea of how you spend your time and effort at work, but tracking such things is usually more effort than it’s worth. With Toggl, they’ve reduced the friction to recording time so much that it’s barely any effort at all and you have a lot to gain.

    3 weeks 11 hours ago

  • How many times have you deployed a .NET web application to a server and found that the server was missing MIME type mappings for file types you’ve used? Answer: every time.

    3 weeks 4 days ago

  • How many times have you deployed a .NET web application to a server and found that the server was missing MIME type mappings for file types you’ve used? Answer: every time.

    3 weeks 4 days ago

  • The .NET framework is an excellent platform if you’re a developer. Less so if you’re a system administrator. Deployment of .NET applications from the developer’s machines to a server environment just about always leads to a yellow screen of death while you sort out version and configuration issues. With ASP.NET vNext, things are about to get a whole lot better.

    4 weeks 1 day ago

  • MySQL is a powerful and performant database engine that often suffers from performance issues due to misconfiguration. Obvious culprits for bottlenecks are available memory and CPU resources but disk I/O can be a common problem as well.

    5 weeks 1 day ago

  • MySQL is a powerful and performant database engine that often suffers from performance issues due to misconfiguration. Obvious culprits for bottlenecks are available memory and CPU resources but disk I/O can be a common problem as well.

    5 weeks 1 day ago

  • A big barrier to widespread adoption of GitHub by Windows users has been the lack of friendly tooling to interact with the service. Most everything needed to be done through the command line and the initial setup of the security key exchange between your desktop and GitHub was enough to deter a lot of people. All of that has changed with GitHub Windows 2.0.

    6 weeks 18 hours ago

  • A big barrier to widespread adoption of GitHub by Windows users has been the lack of friendly tooling to interact with the service. Most everything needed to be done through the command line and the initial setup of the security key exchange between your desktop and GitHub was enough to deter a lot of people. All of that has changed with GitHub Windows 2.0.

    6 weeks 18 hours ago

  • If imitation is really the most sincere form of flattery, consider Apple the Don Juan of the tech world after this year’s WWDC.

    6 weeks 5 days ago

  • If imitation is really the most sincere form of flattery, consider Apple the Don Juan of the tech world after this year’s WWDC.

    6 weeks 6 days ago

  • The rise in popularity of nginx and the steady decline of Apache in the web server market has caused many to believe that the choice has become clear cut for new deployments. Indeed, in my most recent larger scale server setup I ended up choosing nginx for the job - but should I have?

    7 weeks 1 day ago

  • The smartwatch is a tech-lover's dream. It's also something that has been a consistent let down to date.

    7 weeks 6 days ago

  • The smartwatch is a tech-lover's dream. It's also something that has been a consistent let down to date.

    8 weeks 11 hours ago

  • As is the custom, the code which works perfectly in your local environment rarely works as perfectly in your remote test environment. Some issues can only be reproduced on the different hardware running as a different service account etc. To find out exactly what’s happening in that environment, you need to set up remote debugging.

    8 weeks 6 days ago

  • Monitoring, anticipating, and reacting to server load is a full time job in some organizations. Unexpected spikes in resource usage can indicate a software or hardware problem. Gradual increases over time can help you predict hardware growth requirements. Underutilization can show you opportunities to use hardware more efficiently. CPU load is one of the most important metrics for measuring hardware usage.

    9 weeks 1 day ago

  • Monitoring, anticipating, and reacting to server load is a full time job in some organizations. Unexpected spikes in resource usage can indicate a software or hardware problem. Gradual increases over time can help you predict hardware growth requirements. Underutilization can show you opportunities to use hardware more efficiently. CPU load is one of the most important metrics for measuring hardware usage.

    9 weeks 1 day ago

  • I know a guy who has an interesting take on programmers. He views them as modern day plumbers or mechanics. Whether that sounds negative or positive to you, (I think he means it in a mostly negative way) the parallels are there. The truth is, I agree with him.

    10 weeks 1 day ago

  • The popularity of Wordpress has made it a prime target for site attacks. The more people using the same platform of any type, the more success hackers will have exploiting a larger number of users. Wordpress is one of the best CMS and publishing platforms out there, so rather than avoiding it entirely, you should do the work to improve the security of your site instead.

    10 weeks 5 days ago

  • Developer productivity. It's a very difficult thing to measure objectively and it only gets more difficult with size. Finding an accurate gauge of developer performance, one that is quantifiable, is the holy grail of IT management in larger organizations.

    11 weeks 2 days ago

  • Earlier this week Apple launched a refreshed version of its Macbook Air lineup. And they did so quietly. With a minor hardware upgrade comes a price decrease of $100 making what's quite possibly the best laptop even better and more affordable.

    12 weeks 6 hours ago

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