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- Partition management extention for PostgreSQL
database  performance  design  postgres  devops  development  tuning 
august 2014 by david.foster
Building Awesome Rails APIs: Part 1
We are a small, agile software-development team driven to find solutions beyond code. Based in Holland, MI, we make our clients more productive and their processes more efficient.
api  design  rails  ruby  development 
august 2014 by david.foster
Cassandra Data Modeling Best Practices, Part 1
This series of posts will cover Cassandra best practices related to data modeling, implementation, operations, and more that guide our Cassandra utilization at eBay
cassandra  model  design  development 
august 2014 by david.foster
Scalability Best Practices: Lessons from eBay
eBay Distinguished Architect at eBay Randy Shoup explains eBay key scalability practices of partitioning, horizontal scale, avoiding XA, asynchronicity, and virtualization. eBay has hundreds of millions of users, over a billion page views a day, and petabytes of data in their systems.
scalability  performance  architecture  design  development 
july 2014 by david.foster
Tell, Don't Ask
Procedural code gets information then makes decisions. Object-oriented code tells objects to do things.
— Alec Sharp
bestpractices  design  development  architecture 
july 2014 by david.foster
Kitty Ipsum
: The Purrfect Lorem Ipsum Alternative
design  cool  cats  tools 
july 2014 by david.foster
An introduction to the HTML5 track element, along with a description of the attributes available to use, as well as the potential SEO benefits.
design  development  html  html5  video 
june 2014 by david.foster
The illusion of life
The 12 basic principles of animation were developed by the 'old men' of Walt Disney Studios, amongst them Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, during the 1930s. Of course…
video  animation  design  cool 
may 2014 by david.foster
Design Is About Intent
The most admired companies of each age are often associated with a certain core competency. Ford popularized assembly line manufacturing in the 1910s. Toyota kicked off the lean revolution with its Toyota Production System in the postwar years. GE's enthusiastic adoption of Six Sigma in the '90s spread the mantra of quality. These capabilities are credited with helping…
apple  business  design  culture 
may 2014 by david.foster
Simple Design is What You Need, Not What You Want
"Focus is hard, but you're nowhere if you don't stick to your priorities."
design  health  insurance  simple  ux  development 
may 2014 by david.foster
PHP Sucks, But It Doesn't Matter
On PHP. Quote: "...building a compelling application is far more important than choice of language."
language  web  design  development 
april 2014 by david.foster
Modern Web Development
Discussion of Chrome's WebKit inspector
tools  web  design  development  software 
october 2012 by david.foster
FF Chartwell
Innovative typeface for creating charts
font  design  cool 
august 2012 by david.foster
Simple Made Easy
Young programmers, if you can bring yourself to believe this talk, you may be able to skip decades of bitter experience http://t.co/qWx8DhTv
design  simplicity  video  development  software  from instapaper
august 2012 by david.foster
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