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Node.js Performance Tuning

Node.js Performance Tuning

Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast and scalable network applications. It provides an event-driven architecture and a non-blocking I/O for application throughput and scalability. That's all well and[...]

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6 Reasons to deploy Node.js with Nginx

6 Reasons to deploy Node.js with Nginx

Node.js is an amazing platform for creating dynamic web applications. It handles high volumes easily and the npm ecosystem provides hundreds of modules that include some very good pre-built features but, like anything, Node.js has it's limitations.[...]

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The Twelve-Factor app Methodology

The Twelve-Factor app Methodology

Delivering services over the web requires building software that is suitable for deploying to an environment that allows for scaling up without significant changes to the application itself. It should allow businesses to take advantage of high[...]

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NodeJS - Best Practices Error Handling

NodeJS - Best Practices Error Handling

Returning errors in the first argument of a callback works great in the simplest of examples, but the further you go down that path and the more code you write it quickly becomes apparent that it's not maintainable and should be handled differently.[...]

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Guidelines for a Great API

Guidelines for a Great API

It comes from the best intentions, and we've all seen it before. The business has a need, a project is started, developers are hired and given a rough set of specs that outline basic functionality and they get to work crafting HTML & CSS to make[...]

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Why hire a full stack developer?

Why hire a full stack developer?

Modern software development has changed a lot from the days where entire apps were written with UI and business logic in a single code base. Today there are a lot more layers and it's not simply about front-end, infrastructure, server-side, and[...]

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API: What’s all the hype?

API: What’s all the hype?

You've probably heard the term 'API' when talking to software development types, or as I like to call them, people. An API is an Application Programming Interface. To the layperson it's how developers separate a user interface from software[...]

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