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  • Using PubNub: A Real-world Example of Building a Talking Chat That Displays Emotions

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    During the past seven years, PubNub — a startup founded in California in 2010 — has evolved into something they call a global Data Stream Network (DSN). At its base, it’s an IaaS-solution intended to fulfill demand in the field of real-time messaging. Currently, Distillery is one of four PubNub certified development...

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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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  • Making a Rails App Move Faster: A Tale of Lessons Learned

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    In my experience, most performance improvement tasks take the following form: “This request is working too slow. We have to make it faster.” Sound familiar? In general, to find and remove all mistakes and nonsense parts in the program code, the request itself and all related actions...

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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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