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Rudolf Eremyan

Efficiency at Scale: A Tale of AWS Cost Optimization

By Rudolf Eremyan
Understanding total spend is a common challenge for cloud users, especially on projects with complex pricing models. This article explores the top AWS cost optimizations that will help you scale your platform effectively.
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Mirko Marović

Solving Bottlenecks With SQL Indexes and Partitions

By Mirko Marović
Indexes and partitioning can help with SQL performance, but they're not cure-alls. Through everyday examples of date range and LIKE queries, find out how to "think like an RDBMS" to make yours run faster.
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Mirko Marović

SQL Indexes Explained, Pt. 2

By Mirko Marović
Sorting a table can make some queries faster—but the maintenance cost is untenable. Enter real database indexes and their most common implementation structure: the B-tree.
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Mirko Marović

SQL Indexes Explained, Pt. 1

By Mirko Marović
Properly used, an SQL database index can be so effective that it might seem like magic. But the following series of exercises will show that underneath, the logic of most SQL indexes---and wielding them correctly---is quite straightforward.
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Viktor Bojović

Developing a Bioinformatics Database for Disulfide Bonds Research

By Viktor Bojović
The Protein Data Bank (PDB) bioinformatics database is the world's largest repository of experimentally-determined structures of proteins, nucleic acids, and complex assemblies. All data is gathered using experimental methods such as X-ray, spectroscopy, crystallography, NMR, etc. This article explains how to extract, filter, and clean data from the PDB to make it suitable for further analysis.
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Fernando Martinez

Bad Practices in Database Design: Are You Making These Mistakes?

By Fernando Martinez
Flaws in your database design are like cracks in your application’s foundations. If left unchecked, trying to fix them down the line will be costly to say the least. In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Fernando Martinez discusses some of the most common database design bad practices and how to avoid them.
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Andrej Gajdos

Guide to Data Synchronization in Microsoft SQL Server

By Andrej Gajdos
Sharing related information among isolated systems has become increasingly important. There are many methods to choose from to perform that task for SQL Server, but it’s important to know which is better for each use case.
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Andrew Belousoff

PhalconPHP: A Solution for High-load RESTful APIs

By Andrew Belousoff
PhalconPHP will make your high-load application fast and easy, it's one of the fastest MVC frameworks for PHP available. It's written in C and supplied as a compiled PHP extension, so it doesn’t need to be interpreted at every request. Consider PhalconPHP for your next project, you won't regret it.
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Mateus Gondim Romão Batista

Realm Is the Best Android Database Solution

By Mateus Gondim Romão Batista
Since the inception of the platform, Android developers have had pretty much only one option for a database: SQLite. Although feature-rich and powerful, it wasn’t quite what Android app developers needed. Realm, a modern, efficient database solution for mobile platforms, turned out to be an amazing replacement for SQLite on Android. In this article, Toptal Software Engineer Mateus Gondim Romão Batista explains why you should use Realm for your next Android application.
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