Category Archives: Tech

How you can improve your backend services’ performance using Apache Kafka

In most real world applications, we have a RESTful API service facing various client applications and a collection of backend services which process the data coming from those clients. Depending on the application, the architecture might have various services spread across multiple clusters of servers, and some form of queue or messaging service gluing them together. Read more...

Why you should switch to Signal or Telegram from WhatsApp, Today

When we think of communicating with someone today, we mostly think of sending them a text message or a voice note on WhatsApp. And some other people who are least bothered about their privacy online, think of Facebook Messenger. But not all these users know what’s happening with the messages they exchange on these platforms. Read more...

Simple Apache Kafka Producer and Consumer using Spring Boot

Originally published here: https://medium.com/@contactsunny/simple-apache-kafka-producer-and-consumer-using-spring-boot-41be672f4e2b

Before I even start talking about Apache Kafka here, let me answer your question after you read the topic — aren’t there enough posts and guides about this topic already? Yes, there are plenty of reference documents and how-to posts about how to create Kafka producers and consumers in a Spring Boot application. Read more...

Keystroke Dynamics, What Is It?

For decades, we have been using the two-pronged key system for securing our electronic data and services. The two-pronged key we’re talking about is the username/password combination. There are variations of this, of course. For example, instead of a username, you might be using your email address, or something called a user ID. Read more...

Hide properties of Mongoose objects in Node.JS JSON responses

Many a times, we’ll encounter a situation where we’ll have to hide certain properties of Mongoose objects, especially when we’re sending those objects in responses. For example, suppose you have an API endpoint like so: /user/:id. You will, obviously, send a user object as a response to this request. Read more...

Auto-discovery of packages in Laravel 5.5

Laravel 5.5 is right around the corner, and there are quite a few amazing features coming with this new version. Taylor Otwell has been writing about the framework’s new features frequently. The latest feature that he has announced is the auto-discovery of packages, their service providers, and facade aliases. Read more...

Laravel’s new migrate:fresh command

One of the features in Laravel, because of which I fell in love with the framework initially, is migrations. I don’t remember how most other frameworks handle migrations, but Laravel’s migration engine is super awesome. If you work with Laravel regularly, you’d have no doubt used a few migration commands, maybe for creating a migration file, running migrations, rolling back migrations, etc. Read more...