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Feature Updates in Rails 6: Multiple Databases & State Management

Rails 6.0 recently shared its amazing enhancements although most would consider these as feature upgrades. In my opinion, both are correct, as the actual state of multiple databases before rails 6.0 was not even considered it a completed feature. So, let’s dive into Rails < 6 state! Rails 6 introduced

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Horizontal vs Vertical Scaling: A Primer for Managers

Deciding between horizontal and vertical scaling is an important infrastructure consideration when building out applications because it determines how your application will increase its computing resources to handle growth. In simple terms, horizontal and vertical scaling are two strategies for adding computing resources to run your app as demand increases.

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What is Technical Debt? (With Examples)

“Technical debt” is a term used in software development to describe delayed maintenance costs caused by initial tradeoffs between quality and speed. It’s a common metaphor on engineering teams as it makes the sometimes opaque costs of technical decisions easy to understand across the team. Technical debt functions just like

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How To Build An App Like Pinterest

Pinterest began as a small startup website in 2010 with just a few thousand users. Since then, the visual bookmarking application has grown into a tech powerhouse with 400+ million monthly users, serving over 200 billion pins scattered across 4 billion boards and counting. No small feat for a company

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How to Hire Offshore IT Contractors: Three Payroll Strategies

Rootstrap is here with several strategies for ensuring you have all the know-how needed when hiring offshore IT talent.  Before outlining payroll strategies, let’s talk about how IT outsourcing can help your company.  Benefits of Outsourcing IT Roles  While outsourcing may not be the right solution for every company, it

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VP vs. CTO – Job Description & Responsibilities, Plus Examples

Some executive-level roles are difficult to define from an outsider’s perspective. Two positions that can be difficult to distinguish are that of the VP of Engineering and the CTO. As a growing company or aspiring IT executive, you need to know: What is the difference between a VP and a

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Best Virtual Tech Conferences 2021

A much-anticipated part of every developer’s year is attending tech conferences. Countless conventions, expos, seminars, and summits are held across the globe every year to bring professionals together.  These massive gatherings are opportunities to network, learn from peers and industry leaders, and spotlight up-and-coming technology expected to disrupt the tech

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