IT departments must transform in the face of the cloud revolution

During the week of October 5th, I had an opportunity to attend the AWS re:Invent 2015 conference in Las Vegas, of all places. As someone who has built an entire career on putting together custom application server software, I should be the last one to get excited about server-less applications. Just like Salesforce’s “no software,” Amazon’s “server-less software” mantra is about a world where application development is not limited by IT, software to install and servers to manage. Continue reading IT departments must transform in the face of the cloud revolution

Top Ten Differences Between ActiveMQ and Amazon SQS

1. Persistence and Durability ActiveMQ Depending on the configuration ActiveMQ can maintain a message journal1. Each message is first written into a journal before being shipped to consumers. Ultimately, the number of messages that can be persisted is constrained by the available disk capacity. SQS Amazon SQS stores messages in a distributed storage across all availability zones in a given region2. Each message size can … Continue reading Top Ten Differences Between ActiveMQ and Amazon SQS

Oleg’s Utilities : Exploring Node, Angular and Heroku

  I needed a sandbox where I could experiment with Heroku, Node, JavaScript, and Angular and so I created a little suite of apps that I call “Oleg’s Utilities“. For now it is just a date calculator that my wife told me would be useful to her, but I’ll add more. A few observations: I am not an experienced web developer, but I went through Angular and … Continue reading Oleg’s Utilities : Exploring Node, Angular and Heroku