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Irina Papuc posted blog posts
May 19, 2017
Irina Papuc posted a blog post

Data is a key asset of any company, particularly transactional data which holds business secrets such as financial or health records. Data is most vulnerable in transit between the server that stores it and that client that req…
May 2, 2017
Irina Papuc posted a blog post
BY Andrew Belousoff
Suppose you need to create a high-load project based on a PHP MVC framework. You would probably use caching wherever possible. Maybe you would build the project in a single file, or maybe even write your own MVC framework with mi…
Apr 16, 2017
Irina Papuc posted a blog post
Data Engineering
With the rise of  and data science, many engineering roles are being challenged and expanded. One new-age role is .
Originally, the purpose of data engineering was the loading of external data sources and the designing of database…
Apr 3, 2017
Irina Papuc posted a blog post
The R language is often perceived as a language for statisticians and data scientists. Quite a long time ago, this was mostly true. However, over the years the flexibility R provides via packages has made R into a more general purpose language. R wa…
Mar 27, 2017
Irina Papuc posted a blog post
I have a secret that saves my clients a ton of money, keeps their website secure, and has built-in backups.
The secret: I make their website static. Then, I store and host it with GitHub, and use Cloudflare to serve it over HT…
Mar 14, 2017
Irina Papuc posted a blog post
BY Paul Young - Freelance Sofware Engineer
These days, modern mobile application development requires a well thought-out plan for keeping user data in sync across various devices. This is a thorny problem with many gotchas and pitfalls, but users e…
Mar 8, 2017
Irina Papuc posted a blog post
By Ahmed Al-Amir - Software engineer @ Toptal

When coming across the term “text search”, one usually thinks of a large body of text, which is indexed in a way that makes it possible to quickly look up one or more search terms when they ar…
Feb 20, 2017
Irina Papuc posted a blog post
By Dallas H. Snider, Database Developer @ Toptal.

By now, you have probably heard of the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), especially if you are data analyst or someone who is responsible for moving data from one syste…
Feb 13, 2017
Irina Papuc posted a blog post
By Jeffrey Shamaker, freelance software engineer at Toptal.

Unlike traditional application programming, where API functions are changing every day, database programming basically remains the same. The first version of Microsoft Visual Studio .NE…
Feb 1, 2017
Irina Papuc posted a blog post
The Phoenix framework has been growing with popularity at a quick pace, offering the productivity of frameworks like Ruby on Rails, while also being one of the  fastest frameworks available. It breaks the myth that you have to sacrifice performance…
Jan 30, 2017
Irina Papuc posted a blog post
By Andrej Gajdos - Freelance software engineer at Toptal.

The concept of modularization is an inherent part of most modern programming languages. JavaScript, though, has lacked any formal approach to modularization until the arrival of the lates…
Jan 17, 2017
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