Increase Node JS Performance With Libuv Thread Pool

In this 5th instalment of my “Node JS Performance Optimizations” series, I show you how to increase Node JS performance with thread pool management. We achieve this by understanding how Libuv works, how the thread pool works and how to configure the number of threads based on your machine specs. […]

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How To Test The Availability Of Your API Server

Have you developed or are you in the process of creating an API Server that will be used on a production or cloud environment? In this 4th instalment of my Node JS Performance Optimizations series, I show you how to test the availability of your API Server, so that you […]


MANAGING THE EVENT LOOP PHASES ⭕️

In this first video of my Node JS Performance Optimizations series, I show you how to level up you Node JS skills by managing the Event Loop phases the right way. I provide simple, yet in depth explanations and examples of how the Event Loop works as well as how […]

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Up and Running with Bot Framework – Pt 1 – Introduction 2

This is a first of many videos that I will be publishing over the next few weeks on creating chatbots using the Bot Framework from Microsoft. What is the Bot Framework? The Microsoft Bot Framework is a powerful set of services, tools, and SDKs that provides a rich foundation or “framework” for […]

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My Technology Pipeline for 2018 and Beyond

As it usually is in the 1st quarter of a new year, technology predictions and forecasts fly around the social streams. I’ve decided to join on this venture and provide some transparency on which technologies I’m currently using, as well as what I would recommend one invests in for near […]


My thoughts on Microsoft Azure and Kubernetes

I was recently tasked to deploy a set of Docker containers to a Kubernetes cluster running on Microsoft Azure. I’ve done this a few times in the past, but this particular deployment required some additional configurations including PVC and Config Maps, which I had not yet done on the Azure […]

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Behold: A Presentation on Domino and Microservices at IBM Think

Join myself and Paul Withers at IBM Think in Las Vegas for a breathtaking approach to incorporating IBM Notes and Domino into a Microservices ecosystem. This session is filled with awesome demos of integrating technologies including Web Sockets, Kubernetes, Docker, ReactJS, Node-RED and more.   IMPORTANT: Our approaches in this session […]

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Istio: Part 5 – Introduction to Kubernetes

In my previous article, I provided a high level overview of Containerization and how it compares to Virtualization. In this article I want to introduce an extremely powerful platform by the name of Kubernetes. By now, we should have a fair grasp on Containerization and Microservices. We are but one […]