Mon.Mar 23, 2020

PostgreSQL Connection Pooling: Part 3 – Pgpool-II


In our previous posts in this series, we discussed the case for connection pooling and introduced PgBouncer. In this post, we will discuss its most popular alternative – Pgpool-II. Pgpool-II is the swiss army knife of PostgreSQL middleware.

60 seconds to self-upgrading observability on Google Kubernetes Engine


Dynatrace news. A decade ago, while working for a large hosting provider, I led a team that was thrown into turmoil over the purchasing of server and storage hardware in preparation for a multi-million dollar super-bowl ad campaign.

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COVID-19 Preparedness at ScaleGrid


Customers & Friends, With the impact of COVID-19 growing around the world, we are taking proactive steps to prepare our infrastructure to continue seamlessly as we navigate this critical time. In an abundance of caution to the rapidly growing climate of the pandemic, we are taking extreme measures to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and partners.

Beyond Whack-A-Bug: From Reactive to Proactive E2E Testing


Of all of the classic arcade games, Whack-A-Mole just might be the most frustrating. You can’t win the game of Whack-A-Mole. Every time you think you’ve hit the mole, the little scoundrel always finds a way to pop up again somewhere else, and you’re always one step behind.

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Inspired Design Decisions With Otto Storch: When Idea, Copy, Art And Typography Became Inseperable

Smashing Magazine

Inspired Design Decisions With Otto Storch: When Idea, Copy, Art And Typography Became Inseperable. Inspired Design Decisions With Otto Storch: When Idea, Copy, Art And Typography Became Inseperable. Andrew Clarke. 2020-03-23T13:00:00+00:00. 2020-03-23T15:36:17+00:00.

What Does Your APM Look Like? [Survey]


Monitoring application performance has always been a major challenge. Today, with the rise of distributed environments, microservices, and containers, monitoring application performance has become even harder.

Data Driven vs Keyword Driven Frameworks for Test Automation


What is a Test Framework? A test framework is a set of guidelines which can be followed to create test cases and related processes. These guidelines can be about coding practices, storage and retrieval of test data and test results, interaction with external resources and many other things.

Microsoft's new SQL client is here!

Particular Software

A few months back, Microsoft released a brand new SQL client library called Microsoft.Data.SqlClient on NuGet. Wait…didn't we already have a stable SQL client library shipped as a part of.NET Framework? Why reinvent the wheel? Let's see why, which one you should choose, and how this affects our NServiceBus packages. Update Cycles Have you noticed that database servers are getting more frequent updates? To make use of new features in the server, you need an updated client library.