Are You a Purple Squirrel?

The answer, of course, depends on who you ask. A purple squirrel, according to Wikipedia, is a term used “to describe a job candidate with precisely the right education, set …

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NITS Solutions Case Study

It’s one thing to collect data. It’s another altogether to transform that data into intelligence the business can actually use. As companies realize the power of being able to query …

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Meet Our Team – Michael G.

What do you do here at RBN? I work as Director of Software Engineering.  I lead our team of programmers into the forays of web app development!  I spend time …

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Join Us for an Introduction to IoT Concepts and Architecture

Ready to dive into the Internet of Things (IoT), but don’t know where to start? [pullquote]Join us on Thursday, March 30, when our very own Patrick Delaney takes a short …

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Broadcasting Live: How To Pull Off an AWS RDS Migration with Zero Downtime

Imagine migrating your AWS RDS databases running in EC2-Classic to a VPC—without taking them down or prohibiting writes for any length of time. What do you do? Spencer Thomas and …

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Building Highly Reliable Deployments

By Vitorrio Brooks One of the advantages of running your application on a mature public cloud, such as Amazon Web Services, is the built-in redundancy and high-availability provided by its …

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4 Non-Obvious Tips When Developing with Credit Card Gateways

I’ve been working with credit card payment gateways as a web developer since 1997, when I built an e-commerce website for a small computer store. It’s a complex industry with …

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Adding a “disable” feature to the script.aculo.us Ajax.Autocompleter

Scriptalicious’s Ajax.Autocompleter control is pretty cool. It allows a developer to add a drop-down auto-completion feature to an input box with one line of Javascript and a single div tag …

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Rebooted… again.

I’ve been half-heartily blogging for a few years now. Every so often I’ll get the urge, write something, and then leave it untouched for months. I’d be loath to come …

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Dead and archived

Well… it’s only been over a year since a last update. As you could probably guess, this is now yet another blog upon the Internet scrapheap. Truth be told, I …

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