An API needs to do much more than “just work.” If you are building an application that uses some variation of a client/server model, you need an application programming interface (API). An API is a clearly defined boundary between one process and another. A common boundary in web applications is a REST/JSON API. While developers …

Compare how six different knowledge-sharing communities approach gathering, maintaining, and distributing their best practices. As someone who has watched my fair share of projects and initiatives come and go, I value the follow-on effects of good knowledge sharing. Even knowledge from bygone projects is available to learn from the past; such is the benefit and …

Google Cloud and the DORA research team are excited to announce the launch of the 2021 State of DevOps survey. The survey takes approximately 25 minutes to complete and we’d love to hear from you. Your answers will allow us to better understand the practices that teams are employing to improve software delivery performance and …

In a data-driven, global, always-on world, databases are the engines that let businesses innovate and transform. As databases get more sophisticated and more organizations look for managed database services to handle infrastructure needs, there are a few key trends we’re seeing. Here’s what to watch.   Source Google Cloud Blog

Businesses are increasingly leveraging cloud technologies to increase scalability, security and efficiency. But progress has been lacking at achieving impact at scale. Cloud transformation requires deep expertise and operating model change. More than 90% of businesses are leveraging cloud technologies and have started migrating applications to leverage the scalability, security and efficiency that the cloud provides. But …

I’ve read dozen of articles on how to become a better developer in the past year. So, to share what I’ve learned, here are 7 ways to become a better developer:   1. Code every day for as much as you can. This is important especially when you’re first starting. You can code for as …

Google first achieved carbon neutrality in 2007, and since 2017 we’ve purchased enough solar and wind energy to match 100% of our global electricity consumption. Now we’re building on that progress to target a new sustainability goal: running our business on carbon-free energy 24/7, everywhere, by 2030. Today, we’re sharing data about how we are …

Imagine running a business without financial projections or even knowing how much money is left in the bank. How would you know if you are swimming in a huge cash buffer or if you need to skip a customer lunch due to insufficient funds? Without observing your financials it is simply impossible to run a …

The hottest jobs for 2021 can all be done remotely, according to LinkedIn’s analysis of work trends in 15 countries. It predicts 150 million new technology jobs in the next five years. 84% of employers plan to expand remote working, according to a World Economic Forum report. The digital revolution means a career change for …

DigitalOcean, the cloud for developers, startups and SMBs, announced new Premium Droplets plans with processors from Intel and AMD. The new Droplet types expand DigitalOcean’s Basic Droplet tier to offer faster performance and give customers the flexibility to choose the underlying hardware for their workloads. “As our customers grow their businesses and test ideas with …