Joseph Rex

The future is now

Security threats introduced by IOT

The emerging Internet of Things (IoT) raises security concerns. That’s a quote from the introduction of a paper I recently got from Techtarget. In no doubt will the future go closer to implementing internet of things widely as it is not widely used enough in the present day. Having everything connected to the internet has a lot of great benefits that have introduced insecurity. The techtarget complete introduction is:

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Throttling and debouncing input handlers

2 years ago when JavaScript sounded a lot impossible to me and yet I had to perform a tasks in it for a project I was working on, I requested help on the #jQuery IRC channel and someone mentioned:

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You damn Analytics

Just recently I have been paying a lot more attention to my Google Analytics on this blog although I’m always on New Relic for web apps I run. These analytics platforms do a great job breaking down the way our applications/websites/blogs are performing and that’s really helpful.

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Specialist or Full Stack generalist

As a full stack developer I’ve had critiques about how I can’t be good enough at one thing if I do a lot of things. I totally agree to this and I’m not claiming to be a master of everything I do. Some will rather describe it as:

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Using Rails assets pipeline with Cloudfront CDN

Performance is an essential thing in every application that should be considered not only from the front-end but also the back-end. CDNs have been a great way to serve and deliver assets on web pages in this advent of HTTP1. It may not be the same with HTTP2.0 but at this, majority of the web is on HTTP1 and it will be that way for years to come. Cloudfront is an Amazon web service that delivers content from nearby locations and it works greatly when combined with the powers of the rails assets pipeline.

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