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  • Ruby and PHP: which is the best fit for your startup?

    So, you want to start a new project from scratch, and you’re looking for the best web development platform. When it comes to web programming languages, it’s not that easy to make a choice which complies with your requirements. In the following article, we're going to compare Ruby vs. PHP in 2018 and find the main pros and cons of critical aspects of both technologies. The latest versions of languages are Ruby 2.5 and PHP 7.2. All statistics shown below is relevant for June 2018. Both languages are more than 20 years old, mature and proven in production. A lot of great products were created on their basis. So let’s look at these technologies from the beginning.

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  • My thoughts on IBM buying Red Hat for $34 billion

    IBM buying Red Hat should be great for Open Source, good for IBM and healthy for the cloud wars. It was just announced that IBM bought Red Hat for $34 billion in cash. Wow! I remember taking the bus to the local bookstore to buy the Red Hat Linux 5.2 CD-ROMs. It must have been 1998. Ten years later, Red Hat acted as an inspiration for starting my own Open Source business.

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  • An introduction to distributed load testing with Tsung

    Brightbox Cloud enables you to build scalable applications very quickly, by creating a number of cloud servers and placing them behind a cloud load balancer, but, how do you know how much traffic you are going to be able to handle? Benchmarking single cloud servers using something like the Apache benchmark tool (ab) is fairly straightforward, but this only allows very simple testing to be performed and we soon become limited by the upstream bandwidth of our testing host. To test a clustered application we can use a distributed load testing tool like tsung.

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  • Technology

    Definition of Technology What Is Technology? Technology is a body of knowledge devoted to creating tools, processing actions and the extracting of materials. The term ‘Technology” is wide, and everyone has their way of understanding its meaning. We use technology to accomplish various tasks in our daily lives, in brief; we can describe technology as products and processes used to simplify our daily lives. We use technology to extend our abilities, making people the most crucial part of any technological system.

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  • A breakout year for Open Source businesses

      The FUD around Open Source companies is officially over. I was talking to Chetan Puttagunta yesterday, and we both agreed that 2018 has been an incredible year for Open Source businesses so far. (Chetan helped lead NEA's investment in Acquia, but is also an investor in Mulesoft, MongoDB and Elastic.)

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  • Web Application Security

    Definition – What does Web Application Security mean? Web application security is the process of securing confidential data stored online from unauthorized access and modification. This is accomplished by enforcing stringent policy measures. Security threats can compromise the data stored by an organization is hackers with malicious intentions try to gain access to sensitive information.

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