web applications

Six ways to make your grumpy developer less grumpy

In cities like San Francisco and New York, developers are living large. The latest internet boom has produced a new crop of billion-dollar internet giants and countless startups.

But outside of the hottest markets, the notion that developers are often grumpy and difficult to work with is still common.

Needless to say, most developers are normal people (read: not chemically imbalanced) and the bedside manner of any given developer is probably just as variable as any other professional.

Five tips for building a web application more cost-effectively

From the small business looking to improve its business processes to multinational corporations that need to manage important data and transactions, a growing number of companies are building their own web applications.

The benefits are countless, but so too are the potential risks and costs. Software development, after all, is a tricky business, and for companies that aren’t in the business of developing software, building a web application can be very difficult.

Five open-source NoSQL technologies worth looking at

The relational database is dead. Okay, that may be a stretch, but thanks
in large part to the demands of massively-popular consumer internet
services and sophisticated enterprise applications alike, more and more
developers are finding that, for certain applications, moving away from
relational databases is not only desirable, but practically necessary.

One of the biggest benefits of ‘NoSQL‘ solutions is that many do away
with schema. In other words, developers don’t need to define a rigid
structure for data, as they do with relational databases. When dealing
with certain kinds of data, this is ideal. Additionally, for some
applications, relational databases have less-than-stellar performance
and can be very difficult and expensive to scale.