11 Nov 2015, 09:30

Around the Data - November 2015 - Diving in Kafka and ELK 2.0 releases

Kafka

  • A 2 part blog post serie (part 1, part 2) to learn the genese of Kafka within LinkedIn before being opensourced and hosted by the Apache foundation ; always interesting to know the first use cases the software was built for and how it became the distributing messaging system we now know. It also stand current use cases for Kafka.
  • Putting Apache Kafka to use : a practical guide to building a streaming data platform (part 1 ; part 2) : the first part is about the shift to the event based approach and the definition of a streaming data platform. The second part is about about implementation best practices.
  • A kafka presentation from MixIt event (in French), which introduces Kafka and how it is used at EDF for the "Linky" device (energy monitor)

ElasticSearch / Logstash / Kibana

29 Apr 2015, 09:30

Around the Web - April 2015

Ergonomy / User Experience

  • The best icon is a text label : a reminder that icon must be meaningful, with some examples of do's/don'ts and at the end that a text label may be more accurate than an icon.

Mobile

Over the 4 years we have slowly moved away from device specific breakpoints in favour of content specific breakpoints, i.e. adding a breakpoint when the content is no longer easy to consume (whatever the device is).

Backend

Frontend

  • M6Web Tech team published an article (English version ; French version) on how they mocked a backend application while they were building the frontend one and til the backend is fianlised. Beyond the tool involved, the most important point is the "interface agreement" in which backend and frontend teams agreed on how the coming API would work and be used to avoid bad surprises as much as possible at the end.
  • A visual guide to CSS3 Flexbox properties : title is self explainatory about what it is !
  • Introduction to Service Workers : Service Worker will allow offline experiences, periodic background syncs, push notifications and other things that would normally require a native application. Atricle introduce on how service workers are working and some current limitations ; if you are not familar with Javascript promises syntax, have a look at this article "Javascript Promises".

Responsive Web Design

Tests

Virtualisation (Docker)

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