Software rarely, if at all, exists in an informational vacuum. At least, that is the assumption we software engineers can make for most of the applications we develop.
At any scale, every piece of software—in one way or another—communicates with some other software for various reasons: to get reference data from somewhere, to send monitoring signals, to be in touch with other services while being a part of a distributed system, and more.
Toptal is a matching service, initially created with only tech talent in mind. Although it has expanded its pool of talent to include designers and finance experts, the company’s bread and butter is its developer vertical. If you want to be sure that a PHP developer is up to the job, hiring anexceptional developer from Toptal is likely your best option.
Why? Toptal boasts an elite developer base. Their trademark system for vetting talent allows for only the best to become a part of their community. According to Toptal, only 3% of applicants make it through their battery of technical tests and their comprehensive vetting process.
TensorFlow is an open source software library created by Google that is used to implement machine learning and deep learning systems. These two names contain a series of powerful algorithms that share a common challenge—to allow a computer to learn how to automatically spot complex patterns and/or to make best possible decisions.
Magento is an open-source platform for building online stores that also provides omni-channel experiences to your customers. First released in 2008, it has grown continually and become the most popular eCommerce platform. Over 250,000 merchants worldwide are using the Magento Commerce platform, which represents around 30% of the total market share.
WordPress, one of the most powerful open source blogging and content management systems, is being used to power a major chunk of the interwebs.
Unlike many other CMSes, WordPress is loved by many for its flexibility and customizability. Taxonomies, one of the core features of WordPress, allows you to organize content just the way you need to. Although it comes built-in with a few default taxonomies, WordPress lets you add as many custom taxonomies as you please.
Have you ever wondered: What exactly is the device that you are reading this article on? What is a computer?
Computational science dates back to a time long before these modern computing devices were even imagined. In an industry where the more frequently asked questions revolve around programming languages, frameworks, and libraries, we often taken for granted the fundamental concepts that make a computer tick.
But these computers, which seem to possess endless potential—do they have any limitations? Are there problems that computers cannot be used to solve?
Should a .NET developer use Elasticsearch in their projects? Although Elasticsearch is built on Java, I believe it offers many reasons why Elasticsearch is worth a shot for full-text searching for any project.
Elasticsearch, as a technology, has come a long way over the past few years. Not only does it make full-text search feel like magic, it offers other sophisticated features, such as text autocompletion, aggregation pipelines, and more.
If the thought of introducing a Java-based service to your neat .NET ecosystem makes you uncomfortable, then worry not, as once you have installed and configured Elasticsearch, you will be spending most of your time with one of the coolest .NET packages out there: NEST.