Everybody is talking about Lambda. Let’s talk Azure Functions. And test drive it!

Serverless computation is a hot topic at the moment. What AWS did with Lambda was nothing short of a paradigm change – introducing the promise of never having to think about the infrastructure of your applications again. Pay only for what you use. Autoscaling, CloudFormation, Load Balancer, routing in and out etc etc – not […]

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A case for embracing static content

A case for serving static rather than dynamic contents is easy to make: static contents are always easier to cache, serve, load-balance. Today’s world dictates JavaScript powered frontends and lose coupling with backend systems via APIs. Even the most dynamic websites feature plenty of static contents – think of online newspapers, stock exchange, retail websites, […]

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Installing Chrome on CentOS

Cutting to the chase, I tested this on CentOS 6.2 and works fine there: Step #1, as suggested here: Create a file called /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo and add the following lines of code to it. [google-chrome] name=google-chrome baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/$basearch enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub Then all it would take is yum install google-chrome-stable This will fail with a message like: […]

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