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The Wonderful World of Redis

Since the day I began developing web applications I have always been a huge fan of MySQL. Maybe because SQL was drilled into us at school and varsity, or maybe because of some underlying fear of the unknown. But recently I took on a project that requires huge scalability and concurrency (I’m talking about thousands of requests a second from hundreds of threads), for this my beloved MySQL would just not hold up without making the connection pool massive. So after some hesitation I took a look at Redis.

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Technical Challenges with Phonebloks

So recently there has been a lot of debate and excitement about Phonebloks (http://www.phonebloks.com) which I too believe is an awesome idea. However, there is a reason why it is still merely an idea and why I think it will remain as such for some time to come. Here are some of the reasons I believe something as cool as Phonebloks won’t take off: Continue reading

Rust: A Language For The Future

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