There are many benefits to having a dynamic software support team like we have here at Springthrough when dealing with the variety of software development projects we take on. One of the greatest benefits is that working on the support team gives us, as developers, exposure to different technologies and coding styles that we may not otherwise be exposed to. This becomes invaluable to approaching the different challenges we encounter and ensuring that we are using the best tool to solve customer issues as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Recently I was asked to implement a new feature for a service. Basically, a simple Circuit Breaker pattern to throttle users in case of abuse. The request was worded like this:
Now that technology is integrating so fully with our day-to-day lives, the concept of backing up data is more and more commonplace. People backup their phones with iCloud or Google Cloud. People use cloud file sharing services to have another copy of their pictures, documents, music and other personal data. Personal computer cloud backup services like Mozy and Carbonite are well-established brands. These trends are for very good reason—it’s a fact that data loss isn’t a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. That’s why in any conversation about data backups, it is often said that if data doesn’t exist in at least two places, it may as well not exist. These solutions exist for that reason, and because the explosion of tech users over the last decade has coincided with an explosion in the need for backups.
By now you’ve probably heard all about cryptocurrency or have even purchased some. I got really interested in the idea in early 2017 and have been keeping up with the feedback, trends, questions, and discussions ever since.