Node.js Apps and Periodic Tasks

When working on a distributed system of any size, sooner or later you will hit a problem and proclaim ‘well, this is a first’. My second proclamation in such situations is ‘this is a nice topic for the blog’. Truth to form, I do it again, this time with the issue of running periodic tasks,Continue reading “Node.js Apps and Periodic Tasks”

For Once, Being Reactive is Good

Apple said Monday that it sold more than 300,000 iPads on the first day of its launch, ushering a new era of people buying things in order to find out what they are.   SNL Weekend Update, season 35, episode 18 All my life, I thought ‘reaction’ was a bad word. Ever since the FrenchContinue reading “For Once, Being Reactive is Good”

Social Micro-Services: Activity Streams 2.0

If I had a dollar for every time somebody mentioned the phrase ‘social’ to me in the last couple of years, my pants would suffer since I tend to carry all my coins in my right pocket. With my soft credit card wallet. I carry my iPhone in my left pocket, where I carry cashContinue reading “Social Micro-Services: Activity Streams 2.0”

A Guide To Storage for ADD Types

If you read my bio on the About page, you can see that I called myself an ‘architect’. I made an explicit promise to apologize for that in a dedicated post at some point. According to a 2003 article by Martin Fowler, I may never be able to work at ThoughtWorks if this IBM thing doesContinue reading “A Guide To Storage for ADD Types”