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  • Lightning fast search with ElasticSearch

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    “Make it faster.” Developers hear these words all the time. In this incredibly fast-moving world, users expect speed from the technology they use. They have no time or patience for slow-moving applications. That’s why, during the app development process, Distillery focuses on finding...

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  • Exploring the Potential of Voice Control: Implementing Amazon Alexa Via Flask-Ask

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    On one of our recent Distillery projects, we faced an interesting dilemma: how to implement voice control for the system we were building. After searching for an appropriate service, we ultimately settled on Alexa, Amazon’s voice service. Overview of Amazon Alexa Unlike other representative voice technologies such as Cortana, Siri, and...

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  • Bringing Big Tools to Big Data: Spark and Spark Streaming

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    Data is the oil of the 21st century — a valuable commodity prized and hoarded throughout the business world. In an attempt to turn users’ preferences into business profits, every internet activity is stored and analyzed. As a result, internet profile data is increasing rapidly, both in size and rate...

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  • Building for Flexibility Using Finite State Machines in Django

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    Software projects often start with such innocence. A developer creates the basic functionality and then extends the functionality with various rules of domain logic. Project classes grow larger and more complex to accommodate all these changes. The classes...

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  • Lightning fast search with ElasticSearch

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    It’s not a secret that tools are selected for the specific task, and our project was no exception. Since the requirements had been clearly defined before the beginning of the development, the backend architecture was chosen to meet...

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