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Performance Remediation using New Relic and JMeter: To Fix Bad Performance, You Have To Profile

Performance Remediation using New Relic and JMeter, Part 1 of 3

March 16, 2017

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 1 of 3 in…

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DevOps Wall Street Agile Transformations in Highly Regulated Industries

DevOps/WallStreet Recap: Agile Transformation in Highly Regulated Industries

March 8, 2017

DevOps Wall Street, held Friday, March 3rd at LMHQ in Lower Manhattan, provided a wealth of knowledge, idea sharing, and camaraderie with some of the biggest names driving DevOps practices forward. Speakers from FINRA, Coinbase, GitHub, Modus Create and Waffle.io presented topics ranging from cultural transformation to how to measure progress by tracking deployments. Check out our recap of the event!

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DevOps Wall Street Announcement

Announcing DevOps/WallStreet

January 13, 2017

Modus Create is super excited to announce the first annual Devops/WallStreet event March 3, 2017 at LMHQ in New York City. This is a must attend opportunity for anyone wanting to learn more about the Github Enterprise platform and partner ecosystem. Attendees will get to spend the day with industry leaders from the financial service…

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Drawing Triangles in CSS

Drawing Triangles in CSS

September 15, 2016

In 3-ish Easy Steps Our goal is to draw a simple equilateral triangle. Before we begin, it might help to visualize how we are going to accomplish this first. Step 1 – Picture a Frame Think of a framed picture. It is basically a square surrounded by a border. Or, in our case, a <div>…

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Build an Alexa Skill with Python and AWS Lambda

August 11, 2016

Introduced in 2015, Amazon Echo is a wireless speaker and microphone device that allows users to interact with online services by voice. Alexa is the name of the speech service that powers Echo (and other devices), as well as a companion smartphone app for Android and iOS. It has a wide range of capabilities out…

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Microsoft's Enhanced Cordova CLI , TACO

Biting Into TACO, Microsoft’s Enhanced Cordova CLI

May 27, 2016

Tools to streamline developer workflow when building Apache Cordova hybrid apps have been improving steadily since the introduction of the Cordova Command Line Interface (CLI) a few years ago. The CLI greatly improved, automated and standardized common development tasks that previously relied on manual processes to create or modify configuration files, or direct manipulation of…

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ES6 Import Statement Without Relative Paths Using Webpack

April 14, 2016

The ES2015 module system is probably familiar to you by now. If you’ve used it, you might have faced the familiar relative path inclusion problem. Using relative paths for imports makes your code base very hard to maintain, not to mention the hassle required to figure out where the inclusion is relative to the current…

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Code Splitting for React Router with ES6 Imports

March 10, 2016

Partial application loading is an essential technique for improving the time-to-first-impression for single page applications. The goal is to prioritize loading of the code needed to render the view whilst deferring other assets. We are about to see how we can achieve that with modern web development’s latest and greatest tools: – React 15.0 –…

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Webpack 2 Tree Shaking Configuration

February 16, 2016

Tree Shaking, a modern dead code elimination algorithm for ECMAScript 2015+ is one of the most anticipated features in the upcoming Webpack 2. By eliminating unused ES6 exports, Webpack can further help the minification process to get your bundle much smaller than ever before. Tree shaking, ultimately, bundles only the modules you import into your…

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Automation: What, Why and When To Use It

February 10, 2016

The case for not automating all the things Test automation is a powerful process that has found a valued role in software development. We see more and more companies pushing for some kind of automation suite for their own applications, be it for performance, unit, or end-to-end testing. Each type of automation can greatly contribute…

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