Spectory Blog

NewSQL databases

By Amitai B, Oct 5 2016

Fifteen years ago, one database was enough to hold all the application’s data. Over the years, applications started to collect more and more data, from people, devices, events, etc. The single instance could not hold this amount of data and the throughput of usage, it needed to be scaled.

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Factory girl the Story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears

By Tomer S, Sep 29 2016

Just like in the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, in our code- guests are welcome, mystery guests aren't.   While we are testing our application , we need to challenge the logic and design of our code. In order to do so efficiently we will increase the power of our unitests by making it faster and by testing all parts of the code. Testing is an integral part of code writing. Unitests of Web applications need to test both the server side and the client side. The challenge of testing the server side is the decrease in performance speed due to the writing to database. As a Full Stack developer it is very important to conduct the tests in a convenient way, without compromising on quality. This is the main goal of FactoryGirl.      

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System monitoring with InfluxDB vs Elasticsearch

By Amitai B, Sep 27 2016

Monitoring computer systems had been always important. It helped us know the system’s health, identify problems, and even to forecast them. 

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