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Command Line Awesomeness for the New Century

March 5, 2020

While GUIs have improved over the past decade, certain functionalities kill user productivity. Mike Schwartz details how to improve user experience and efficiency for developers by working with command lines directly out of your terminal window.

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Security with Lambda at Edge

February 20, 2020

Strong security is imperative when developing a web application. Lambda@Edge uses Amazon’s Lambda and CloudFront’s Global Edge Network to empower teams to easily implement the best security practices into their websites. In our new article, Lucas Still details five ways to improve security in Lambda@Edge with security headers.

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Serverless – AllTheThings (Part 2 of 3)

January 7, 2020

Serverless computing helps organizations automate resource scaling and reduce computing costs. In the second article in our series on serverless software architecture, Lucas Still shows how to set up a front end serverless environment.

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Serverless – AllTheThings (Part 1 of 3)

December 20, 2019

Serverless software architecture reduces maintenence and operation costs of computing, provides scalable, on demand data storage, and works for all languages, frameworks, and technologies. Modus Software Architect Lucas Still breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of serverless software architecture with AWS.

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Performance Remediation using New Relic and JMeter, Part 3 of 3

December 5, 2019

New Relic and JMeter identify and help to solve your application’s biggest issues, and are our recommended tools for performance remediation. Richard Bullington-McGuire discusses best practices for the tools, database queries, caching, horizontal scaling, synchronous processing, and more.

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How to Track Multiple Git Branches in AWS CodePipeline

September 11, 2019

CodePipeline is an impressive CI/CD service by AWS. Architect Lucas Still outlines best practices and approaches to setting up CodePipeline with your git repository in his step-by-step tutorial.

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Auditing Web Performance Continuously with Gimbal

June 12, 2019

The latest open source application developed by our Modus Labs team, Gimbal simplifies and automates the process of performance tracking. Learn how Gimbal can integrate with your existing setup to monitor your web apps.

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Setting up a monorepo React app with Yarn

Setting Up A Monorepo React App with Yarn

April 9, 2019

For larger applications, structuring and managing folders and modules can be difficult. Monorepo is a multi-package structure used to consolidate code under one repository. Learn how to set up Monorepo with Yarn!

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Just One Tiny Fix

Just One Tiny Fix

July 25, 2018

Imagine a time when you just had to make a change. You know the one, the really small one, that fixes that very special issue… on a production environment. One may think of a thousand reasons not to. Using continuous integration, and properly separated yet perfectly similar environments might come at the top of the…

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Performance Remediation using New Relic and JMeter, Part 2 of 3

July 19, 2018

When everything is on fire, where should you throw the first bucket of water? To fix bad performance, you have to profile. Figuring out where to start can be overwhelming, especially when your system performs OK under normal daily loads but collapses when a traffic spike hits you. This is part 2 of 3 in…

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