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Amazon MQ – Managed Message Broker Service for ActiveMQ

Messaging holds the parts of a distributed application together, while also adding resiliency and enabling the implementation of highly scalable architectures. For example, earlier this year, and supported the processing of customer orders on Prime Day, collectively processing 40 billion messages at a rate of 10 million...


18 Amazing Places to Travel in 2018

As we near the end of 2017, it’s time to take stock of where we’ve been this year, and what’s on deck for the New Year — where in this great, wide world we’ll touch down in 2018. Here, in alphabetical order, are 18 fantastic destinations to inspire your next trip. Whatever you decide, always …


Computer as Partner: A Synergistic Approach to Interaction Design

November 28, 2017Much of the day-to-day work of UX design focuses on optimizing manual, paper-based processes through the use of technology. Consider Amazon’s origins, for example. Buying a book from a catalog has been around since 1498 when Aldus Manutius published a catalog of the books he printed. Almost 500 years...


Symfony Finland: Four things I like about Symfony 4

On the Symfony Finland site they've posted a new article covering the four things they like about Symfony 4, the next major version of the popular PHP framework.

Symfony 4 launches on November 30th 2017, some two years after the previous major release that was Symfony 3. Symfony 3 can be thought of as a stabilization...